We help children, young people and families recover from the effects of violence, abuse and neglect.

 

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About Berry Street

We started out in Melbourne in 1877, as the Berry Street Babies’ Home, caring for abandoned babies and mothers with no shelter or support.

Today we’re one of Australia’s larger child and family services organisations. We continue to help those who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.

 

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Last year we helped

1,877

children and young people were provided with safe homes

1,067

children received support to help heal trauma

1,498

children and young people helped with education, training and employment

12,901

people and families were helped by our family violence team

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Help provide care and support
Can help provide care and support to a child affected by abuse, violence and neglect
Help pay for Foster Carer training
Can pay for training for foster carers, so we can move more distressed children into safe homes
Help pay for therapy
Can go towards therapy and counselling so a child impacted by abuse can recover and reach their potential
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Berry Street Employment - Current Vacancies
We employ people in a wide variety of programs and support areas who also have a diverse skill set. Opportunities are statewide and updated regularly.
Baby’s mental health
Mental health problems in babies are often completely overlooked because they don’t tell you they’re hurting using words.
Family Violence
Family violence threatens a child’s sense of safety and changes the way their brain develops. This can lead to emotional and behavioural problems, as well as developmental delays as they grow.
Foster Care
Learn more on eligibility to become a foster carer, types of foster care, what support carers receive and more.