The Orange Door provides help and support for family violence, as well as families in need of support with the wellbeing and development of children.

The Orange Door brings together services as a partnership so that individuals and families don’t have to go to multiple services or to retell their story multiple times to have their needs met.

Operated by the Victorian Government, UMFC is a partner organisation for The Orange Door in Ovens Murray. To ensure the wellbeing of children and families in need of support, The Orange Door connects families to services that provide ongoing safety and wellbeing support within our region.

We can help if:

  • you are worried about the wellbeing or development of a child or young person
  • someone close to you is making you feel afraid or unsafe such as your partner, ex-partner, family member or carer
  • you are a child or young person who doesn’t feel safe or cared for you are at risk of using abusive or controlling behaviour or you need help with these behaviours at home or in a relationship
  • you are worried about the safety of someone you know
  • you have experienced family violence, including controlling behaviour like someone monitoring where you go, who you visit or how you spend money.

We can work with you on your own, or together with your family members depending on your situation.

We welcome everyone at The Orange Door and you don’t need a referral. You can seek help or support if you are a migrant or a refugee or do not have permanent residency.

One child, one family at a time, we are positively reshaping lives to create stronger regional, rural, and remote communities.