Building Stronger Families

Building Stronger Families - Family Violence Services
Our family violence service is a free and confidential resource for women and children. We assist women to remain safely within their community wherever possible and maintain a life free of violence. We also work with women to address the complex emotional and practical needs arising from the violence.
 
Building Stronger Families - ChildFIRST
The Child FIRST initiative is a voluntary, community-based outreach service. It is designed to support parents to better care for and nurture their children. Vulnerable families and children receive early intervention and support services designed to prevent statutory involvement. 
 
Building Stronger Families - Post Separation Services
Berry Street offers the Children's Contact Service (Carlton and Shepparton), the Cooperative Parenting Program (Shepparton only), and Kids Turn Around (Shepparton only). Berry Street offers these services to assist parents to parent cooperatively and decrease the stress and emotional impact on children. 
 
MoneyMinded is financial literacy training developed with ANZ to help our clients increase their financial skills and knowledge. It contains topics including: Planning and Budgeting, Dealing with Debt and Rights and Responsibilities. 
 
Saver Plus is a ten month financial literacy and matched savings program. It assists people to build savings for their own or their children's education. In doing so, the program also strengthens participants’ capacity to save money.
 

Morwell for Kids

Berry Street is facilitating a community initiative called Morwell 4 Kids.  Our aim is to bring about positive change in the Morwell area by identifying and initiating opportunities that focus on supporting and enriching childhood for local children and young people. The Morwell 4 Kids initiative will listen and consult, reaching out into neighbourhoods, talking with children, parents, families, business, community groups, community service organisations and local government. Through this partnership we will work to create and deliver on a shared vision for Morwell as a place of opportunity for children.
 
Building Stronger Families - Early Learning is Fun

Early Learning is Fun

Early Learning is Fun (ELF) is a community initiative to promote the importance of investing in children under five years old. The program recognises that learning is a social process, facilitated by relationships between children, their families and their communities. The better the relationships, the better the outcomes for children. Through print based resources, ELF supports parents and carers to understand that with their active support, children’s learning can be enriched and the child-caregiver bond strengthened. ELF activities encourage parents to connect with their children every day: to read stories with them, to talk with them, to sing songs and nursery rhymes with them, and to play with them.