We are Victoria’s largest independent child and family services organisation.

We help children, young people and families recover from the devastating effects of violence, abuse and neglect. Our focus is on the right of every child to a good childhood, growing up feeling safe, nurtured and with hope for the future.


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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 Victoria’s largest independent child and family services organisation. 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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Our Focus

Providing Safe Homes

We provide safe homes for vulnerable children including foster care, kinship care and 24/7 residential care.

Healing Childhood Trauma

Therapy and ongoing support to help children affected by violence, abuse and neglect.

Building Stronger Families

Providing support for women and children harmed by family violence, and supporting vulnerable parents so they can better look after their children.


Helping Children to Learn

Supporting education and learning opportunities for disadvantaged children.

John's Story

At just two years old, John had been through more than most people would in their lifetime. When he was placed with his foster carers, he couldn’t walk, make sound or endure eye contact.

Read John's story >

Make a donation

Help restore hope and trust...

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 an abused child like Ben can recover and reach their full potential
Or - your own choice

The impact of your donation


children, young people and women were provided with safe homes


women and children received support to help heal childhood trauma


parents were provided practical support help them better care for their children


women and children were helped by our family violence team
Help children like Daniel
Sadly, half of the children who are removed from their families due to violence and abuse are under five years of age. Will you help ensure vulnerable babies get the love and protection they need?
Help kids like Amy
Children like Amy are facing so much abuse and violence, it isn’t be safe for them to stay at home. Your donation will help give frightened children safety and care.
Helping Children to Learn - Berry Street Education Model
Our Education Model provides schools with the training, curriculum and strategies to engage the most challenging students.
Would you open your door to a child in need?
In Victoria, the number of children who cannot live safely at home has risen every year over the last ten years. With your help they can heal and look forward to the future.