After-hours face-to-face crisis response
Wayss’ after-hours response provides face-to-face support for women and their children experiencing family violence who are in crisis, and have been placed in a motel by Safe Steps. Workers also receive and respond to referrals from Victoria Police and the Orange Door.
The after-hours response covers motels located within Greater Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia.
What we do
The after-hours response provides assistance to women and their children who have been placed in emergency accommodation by Safe Steps and Orange Door or a local specialist organisation due to a family violence crisis.
Women and their children are supported with a face-to-face emergency response between the hours of 5pm and 9am to:
- Access essential items, including clothing, food and medication
- Advocacy with police or other appropriate services
- Emotional support
- Other support as identified
Who can access the after-hours response?
Women and their children who have been placed in emergency accommodation or require support within Greater Dandenong, Casey or Cardinia.
How can you access the after-hours response?
Safe Steps, Orange Door, Victoria Police or a local specialist service can refer a woman to the after-hours response.