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Additional Services and Supports

Below you will find some additional support services and contacts.

Useful Contacts

Maternal and Child Health Line
Telephone: 13 22 29
Qualified Maternal and Child Health nurses provide information, support and advice to Victorian families with children from birth to school age (5 years old) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Australian Breast Feeding Association
Telephone: 1800 686 268
The Australian Breastfeeding Helpline is available seven days a week. The helpline is staffed by trained volunteers with breastfeeding knowledge and experience.

Poisons Information Centre
Telephone: 13 11 26
24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week advice on poisoning, bites and stings.

Telephone: 1300 726 306 Monday – Friday 9am – 7.30pm (AEST/AEDT)
National Perinatal Mental Health Helpline for women, men and their families affected by perinatal mental illness.

Child Protection Crisis Line
Telephone: 13 12 79
A child in need of protection is a child who has suffered or is likely to suffer significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect, and there is no one to protect them. If you believe that a child is in need of protection please call the Child Protection Crisis Line.

Family Violence Support Services

inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence
Telephone: 8413 6800
Gives voice and provides culturally sensitive services, statewide, to meet the needs of women and children from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds (CALD) backgrounds affected by domestic violence. The service operates Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre
Telephone: 9322 3555/1800 015 188
24 hour phone line service for women and children experiencing violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner, another family member or someone close to them.

The Orange Door
1800 271 170
Address: 311 Lonsdale street, Dandenong

The Orange Door is a free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and families who need extra support with the care of children.

The Orange Door can work with you on your own, or together with your family members depending on your situation.