Orange Door

The Orange Door provides a free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing, or have experienced, family violence in the Bayside Peninsula region.


What services are offered?

The Orange Door provides support in relation to:

  • Family violence, L17 family violence referrals by Victoria Police, intake and crisis support
  • Child wellbeing reports (Child FIRST) intake and assessment
  • Men’s (perpetrator) family violence response intake and assessment
  • Child Protection Community Based program
  • Access point for all of the above services
  • Whole-of-family risk and wellbeing assessment for every individual

Who can access the Orange Door?

Women, men and their children who are residing within the Bayside Peninsula region.

How to access the Orange Door?

Women, men and children can contact the Orange Door directly. They can also be referred by the Victoria Police and other community organisations.

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You can also contact the Family Violence team at Wayss.

You might also be interested in:

Family Violence Refuge

Two major factors preventing women from leaving an abusive relationship is the fear of having nowhere to go and the potential impact on their children.

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.

Housing Support

Wayss can provide support services to help women live independently by improving access to housing, securing income support and accessing support services.

Download our Family Violence factsheet to learn more.

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Wayss in the 1990s

Then in September 1997 the organisation became WAYSS Limited with a Board of Directors and day to day management by the Chief Executive Officer.

Wayss underwent further transformation with the restructure of community housing and the funding of the Transitional Housing Management (THM) program. The Regional Housing Council ceased operation and transferred direct service operations to Wayss in 1997.

During this decade Wayss became responsible for the then South East Women’s Domestic Violence Outreach Service. Funding was also received to establish a Children’s Services Worker within the outreach service. SAAP funded Women’s Outreach Program was also transferred to Wayss in 1999.