Accredited foster carers provide care for children and young people when they can’t live safely at home. They provide a secure and safe environment for children who have suffered serious child abuse, neglect and family violence.
Kinship carers provide invaluable care to children and young people when they can’t live safely at home. Our Kinship Care Program offers network information, advice and support, and case management services to kinship carers and their extended family.
Residential care provides accommodation and support for children and young people when they can’t live safely at home. Children live in residential units and are cared for 24 hours a day by Berry Street staff. Up to 4 children live in each residential unit.
As a major provider of out-of-home care services across Victoria, Berry Street actively supports young people when they leave the protection and care system. Our Leaving Care program assists young people to acquire suitable accommodation, develop independent living skills and build community networks.
The Lead Tenant Program helps 16-18 year olds transition into independent living. A Berry Street staff member lives with a small household of up to two young people. They provide a secure and caring home to support young people expand their life skills and experience.