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

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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




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 violence.read more



Family violence "hubs" offer smooth entry to complex system
The Royal Commission into Family Violence has recommended local "safety hubs" across the state. What does this mean and how would they work?read more



Call for more foster carers
Benalla mother Sandra Welsh decided to become a foster carer six months ago, now she has two biological children and two foster children. ‘‘I’ve always loved children and I just want to be able to help,’’ Ms Welsh said. read more



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