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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140 Years protecting children

We started out in Melbourne in 1877, as the Berry Street Babies’ Home, caring for abandoned babies and mothers with no shelter or support.
 
We have helped hundreds of thousands of children and families over 140 years. Explore 140 Years - Thousands of stories.
 
 

The Invisibles

Behind the headlines about domestic violence and abuse within families are real children, who need help rebuilding shattered lives.
 
The Invisibles is an inspiring documentary telling the story of five young people who have experienced adversity and trauma that most of us can only imagine.
 

Watch the documentary

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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

Last year we helped

1,814

children and young people were provided with safe homes

1,012

children received support to help heal trauma

1,181

children and young people helped with education, training and employment

8,096

people and families were helped by our family violence team
Raising Kids Today Survey
Berry Street needs you opinions, your stories and your insights about childhood today. Your responses will help Berry Street understand how we can keep helping children and families today.
This Christmas, Berry Street needs to provide 10,000 gifts to the children and young people in our care. Sign up to be the first to access our brand new online gift catalogue when it launches.
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.