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12
Apr

The need for safe homes goes beyond politics

Housing affordability is finally getting the political attention it deserves, but that is cold comfort for those not sure where they are going to sleep tonight.

06
Apr

10 things that Melbourne could do instead of making it illegal to sleep rough

Homelessness services, church leaders and legal experts make final appeal to abandon proposed homeless bylaws

05
Apr

Young people’s homelessness too often hidden

To mark Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2017, Victorian youth homelessness organisations and peak bodies are calling on the Federal Government to commit to a national plan to tackle rising homelessness amongst young Australians.

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.”

29
Mar

Unique school for vulnerable students opens in Sebastopol

A new campus of a unique school delivering outstanding outcomes for some of Victoria’s most vulnerable young people has been officially opened in Ballarat today.

24
Mar

Lockdowns and the damage done to children

The Commission for Children and Young People has released a report into the use of isolation, separation and lockdowns of young people in Victoria’s youth detention centres. Berry Street CEO Sandie de Wolf AM said she was appalled at the conditions reported.

16
Mar

Keep Kids Engaged

Evidence shows the younger a Victorian child is when first sentenced, the more likely they are to reoffend, reoffend violently and to graduate to adult crime.

15
Mar

Foster care declines even further

New child protection data released today highlights the urgent need for change in Victoria’s foster care system.

08
Mar

Celebrating the strong women of our history

Berry Street was founded in 1877 by a group of Melbourne women. On International Women's Day, we're celebrating the countless strong women who have been part of our history. Selina Sutherland is just one of them.

21
Feb

Governor congratulates Berry Street on 140 years

Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, today hosted a reception for Victoria’s largest independent child and family welfare organisation to celebrate its 140th year.