Berry Street sees concerning increase in family violence during COVID-19
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, frontline services, along with peak bodies and government, have expressed concern about the heightened risk of domestic and family violence during COVID-19. In fact, international experience shows that during periods of lockdown, family violence significantly increases.
Berry Street offers Towers residents critical support during lockdown
When thousands of people living in nine public housing towers across Flemington and North Melbourne were placed under a ‘hard lockdown’ in early July as a response to COVID-19, Berry Street was called on by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to help.
COVID-19 to push 4,500 more children into out-of-home care
Leading child and family agencies are calling on the Victorian Government to provide additional, sustained investment in effective early intervention programs, to reduce the number of children experiencing harm and entering the child protection and out-of-home care system.
Berry Street is honoured to receive this $10,000 gift from the Gaudry Foundation as part of their Give52 campaign. They are donating $10,000 every week this year to 52 Australian charities to encourage conversations amongst all Australians about the need and the enjoyment of giving.