Switchboard is excited to invite you to the launch of Switchboard Victoria’s newest service the RAINBOW DOOR.
Please join us with the Hon. Minister Martin Foley, who will officially launch the Rainbow Door. He will be joined by special guests Victorian Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ communities - Ro Allen, and the Chair of Switchboard Victoria – Sarah Marlowe.
When: 11am - Monday September 28, 2020
Where: The event will take place on the online platform Zoom. Instructions on how to use zoom will be included in the Eventbrite RSVP.
Bookings: This is a free event, however you will need to register. Please RSVP for the event by following this link to our Eventbrite page.
About the Rainbow Door
Rainbow Door is a free specialist LGBTIQA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Gender Diverse, Intersex, Queer, Asexual, BrotherBoys, SisterGirls) helpline providing Information, support, and referral to all LGBTIQA+ Victorians, their friends and family during and after COVID 19.
The service will provide assessment and short-term case management and link people to culturally safe services.
Supporting people of all ages and identities with issues including suicidal thoughts, relationships, family and intimate partner violence (including elder abuse), alcohol and other drugs, social isolation, mental health and wellbeing.
The Rainbow Door will operate from 10am – 6pm, 7 days a week through phone, email, text services. It is connected to free multi language interpreter support (pending start date 28 September 2020).
Switchboard is based on the lands of the Kulin nations, always and forever the home of the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Wathaurong, Taungurong and Djadjawurung peoples.
We acknowledge that our work takes place on lands that are under colonial occupation and that Kulin Nation sovereignty was never ceded here. We hope to pay our respects to Kulin Nation elders, past and present and wish to extend this respect to any and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.