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17
Jan

Five ways kids can benefit from being outside this summer break

Exposure to nature plays a positive role in brain development by providing children with opportunities to take risks, discover new things, and be creative.

12
Jan

Stand by Me

A high proportion of care leavers end up homeless, in the criminal justice system, unemployed or becoming a new parent within the first year of leaving care.

16
Dec

The Ultimate Last Minute Gift

Before you head for the shops to buy presents for the people you love, consider adding someone who isn’t so lucky to your Christmas list.

13
Dec

The Most Valuable Christmas Gift

Last Christmas, we provided services to over 4,500 children, young people and families experiencing trauma from abuse, neglect and violence. This Christmas we expect that number to rise even higher.

08
Dec

The Youthful Face of Homelessness

Many people think homelessness looks like older men in doorways with cardboard signs. The reality is, that a homeless person in Victoria is more likely to look like a child.

06
Dec

Christmas: a scary time for too many Victorian children

This Christmas, many Victorian children will be preparing present lists, hanging stockings and decorating trees. But for some children, the sad reality is that it’ll be a scary, lonely and distressing time.

15
Nov

Berry Street Christmas Appeal Launch

This week we officially launched the Berry Street Christmas Appeal and began raising much needed funds for Victoria’s most vulnerable children.

11
Nov

5 random acts of kindness for World Kindness Day

November 13th is World Kindness Day. We’ve prepared this list of ideas for big and small actions you can take to make the world a better place today.

17
Oct

Safe homes to give children a fresh start

Having a safe place to live, means that children can begin what is often a long journey of healing after the abuse and neglect they have suffered.

14
Oct

Aboriginal children in care

The Victorian Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People has released a report highlighting that the vast majority of Victorian Aboriginal children in care are still not placed with Aboriginal carers or Aboriginal family.