b'Making a real differenceA safe haven for for rural families vulnerable familiesFamilies that live in remote and rural areas oftenSupporting adults, children, and young people find it hard to access essential services, making itin Victoria, The Orange Door is a free service for difficult to improve their health and wellbeing. those experiencing, or who have experienced, To improve service access in the Wimmera region,family violence.weve created BY FIVEa collaborative initiativeWe continue our work with Family Safety between local maternal child health providers,Victoria, Aboriginal service providers and other the Royal Childrens Hospital Centre forcommunity organisations to transition our Community Child Health, and our IntegratedChild FIRST program to Orange Door services. Family Services (IFS) teams. In this way, we can support even more families Our IFS teams work closely with paediatriciansexperiencing violence.through BY FIVE, making it easier for families toThroughout the pandemic, the number of families access assessments, consultations, and treatment. experiencing violence has skyrocketed. To meet Though still in its infancy, BY FIVE is making this growing need, we are adding 5 new Orange a significant impact in improving outcomes. Door sites across Victoria - in addition to our The 2020 Victorian Early Years Awards recognisedoriginal Bayside Peninsula Orange Door service.the initiative for its work in improving access Spread across the inner east and southern parts to paediatric care in regional Victoria, and we of Melbourne, Hume-Moreland, Gippsland and are a finalist in the 2021 Local Government Wimmera regions, the new sites make Uniting the LGPro Awards for Excellence in Creatingstates biggest provider of Orange Door services.Community Partnerships.Find out moreUniting Vic.Tas Annual Report 2020-2021 27'