16th June 2020
Marrar Woorn Access; Family Violence; Community Support Line; Free Financial Advice; Free Legal Advice
Marrar Woorn Access
Restrictions may be easing but Marrar Woorn will remain closed for a little while longer. We are working towards a staged re-opening to accommodate small community groups as we re-locate staff using the centre as part of Great Ocean Road Health’s COVID-19 response. We are working with the Colac Otway Shire to use their meeting room facilities in the meantime and thank the regular Marrar Woorn user groups for their patience.
Family Violence is never ok, no matter the circumstances or situation.
Call the Police on 000 in an emergency
Contact Orange Door: 1300 312 820 9am-5pm Monday to Friday - people of any age, gender, sexuality, culture and ability welcome.
Contact Safe Steps: 1800 015 188 if you are a woman or woman with children experiencing family violence and in need of immediate help, this service operates 24/7.
1800Respect: confidential counselling 1800 737 737.
Should you need support to help you stop using violence against your family contact 1300 766 491
Community Support Line
The Community Support Line offers services to people within the Colac Otway Shire who require basic information, support, or are stressed. Support from qualified professionals who will address the presenting issue where possible.
Hours: 9am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday
Call: 1800 512 424
Free Financial Advice Phone Appointments Available
Do you have concerns about your financial situation? Access free confidential information and support for individuals, families and groups who are experiencing debt problems. Advice on debt management, negotiating with creditors and budgeting is available, as well as information on bankruptcy, credit laws and government assistance.
Financial Adviser Rhonda Mahoney at Colac Area Health is available for free financial advice.
Free Legal Advice Phone Appointments Barwon Community Legal Service
Free phone appointments for legal advice on areas of law including: Centrelink and government services, unpaid fines, car accidents and insurance, debts and consumer contracts, child support, family violence and financial abuse, neighbourhood disputes and personal safety intervention orders, information on how to make a Will or Power of Attorney, and Guardianship and Elder Law.
6 Pengilley Ave, Apollo Bay
Phone (03) 5237 8590
For more information, contact Otway Health on (03) 5237 8500.