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02
Dec

Help vulnerable Victorian children to heal this Christmas

According to the latest statistics from the Australian Institute of Family Studies, almost 3,000 Victorian children were reported to Child Protection as being impacted by family violence within a 12 month period. The numbers are stark, but what isn’t often reported is the emotional impact of this violence.

21
Nov

Help make it a Merry Christmas for Vulnerable Victorian Children

Berry Street is once again partnering with ABC Radio Melbourne & Victoria for their annual ABC Giving Tree Appeal. The appeal provides Christmas gifts for Victorian children, young people and families who have suffered significant trauma, violence and abuse.

23
Oct

Caring for children is our collective responsibility

A questionnaire around raising children carried out by Berry Street, Victoria’s largest independent child and family services organisation, has found that many Australians think that children are m

14
Sep

Berry Street's Dedicated People Recognised

In this week’s Victorian Government’s Protecting Children Awards, two Berry Street staff members and two of our longest-serving carers were acknowledged for their leadership and tireless work.

11
Sep

Berry Street honours foster carers

To mark Foster and Kinship Care Week, Berry Street acknowledges the extraordinary contribution carers make to the lives of vulnerable children and young people across Victoria.

11
Sep

Berry Street documentary puts young people in the spotlight

Tonight, Berry Street celebrates the premiere of The Invisibles.

24
Aug

Berry Street Reflects on 140 Years of Victorian Childhood

This year Berry Street celebrates 140 years of protecting Victorian children from trauma, abuse and neglect.

10
Aug

Bendigo Bank helps vulnerable young people to go back to school

Bendigo Bank has raised $40,000 for the Tee Up for Kids Foundation, including $15,000 for Berry Street, to assist children living in Out of Home Care to achieve through education.

17
May

‘Silent victims’ of Family Violence get help

The Hon Jenny Mikakos MP, the Minister for Families and Children & Youth Affairs has joined local organisations - BADAC, Berry Street and WRISC Family Violence Support - to announce the new funding for Family Violence Therapeutic Responses Demonstration Projects. The event was held at Berry Street’s Ballarat office on Wednesday, 17 May 2017.

03
Apr

State Budget Investing in Victoria’s Children

Berry Street’s CEO Sandie de Wolf says overall the State Budget has a strong and coherent focus. “This budget responds to the critical issues that we know prevent children from having a good childhood: neglect, abuse and family violence.”