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23
Jun

Philanthropy leads support of new program to reconnect families

The Family Finding program will help connect children involved with the child protection system to the safe part of their family.

16
Jun

Berry Street Celebrates 140 Years of Protecting Victorian Children

Today, Berry Street marks 140 years of protecting vulnerable Victorian children. Since 1877 the organisation has supported tens of thousands of children and families across the State.

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.

12
May

Ongoing detention of children in adult prison is unhelpful and unlawful

Berry Street welcomes the finding of Victoria’s Supreme Court yesterday that the detention of children in Barwon adult prison is unlawful as it provides an opportunity to stop and re-think our approach to youth just

19
Apr

We’re looking for Youth Mentors in Greater Shepparton

Could you support a young person to expand their life skills and experiences?

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.