Help is in one place at The Orange Door

Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams and Acting Premier Lisa Neville, right, at last week’s anniversary Orange Door announcement.

Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams and Acting Premier Lisa Neville, right, at last week’s anniversary Orange Door announcement.

JENNIFER kept her phone and car keys in her pocket, even around her own home. Because she never knew when she’d have to run.

She slept, ate, dressed, brushed her teeth alongside someone who filled her with fear. Someone who could unexpectedly scream at her or worse at any moment. Someone whose violent smashing of objects near her sent a clear and threatening message, which made her dread walking in her own front door.

The day she left her husband she had only her handbag, too broken to know what she needed beyond one thing – escape.

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