Berry Street - Foster Care, Child Protection, Youth, Family Violence and Community Services

Welcome to Berry Street

Since 1877, Berry Street has chosen to work with children, young people and families, with the most challenging and complex needs, including those for whom we are often the last resort. Last year, we helped over 18,000 of the most disadvantaged children, young people and families across our community.

We believe all children should have a good childhood, growing up feeling safe, nurtured and with hope for the future.


News & Events

Never again
As we start the process of shining a Royal Commission spotlight on the horrific abuse at Don Dale, we mustn’t let the root of the problem remain in the dark. Nationally, Indigenous young people are 24 times more likely to be in detention than non-Indigenous young people. These children aren’t failing us adults, we’re failing them. read more

NAIDOC Week events
Enjoy a day of food and fun and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture at The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency's NAIDOC Week family events! find out more

Victorian domestic violence campaign aims to highlight impact on children
Concerns about an increasing number of children being exposed to domestic violence has prompted Berry Street to launch a campaign to show how it impacts a child's life. read more

Shining a light: the harrowing impacts of violence on children
Berry Street has launched a new campaign: 'Ballarat is no place for violence'. The campaign focuses on the harrowing effects abuse has on children. read more

Vote Home
Every night, more than 105,000 Australians don’t have a place to call home. That’s one in every 200 people. An alliance of housing groups have launched a petition calling for a national strategy to end Australia’s housing crisis by 2025. read more and sign the petition

Carrum Downs youth worker earns high praise for career helping state’s vulnerable
A veteran residential care manager with Berry Street, Pat Clinton has worked for decades to help seriously traumatised children and young people recover from the impact of family more

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