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19
Jan

CEO statement on changing the date

In the lead up to 26 January and the associated public holiday the debate continues about whether this is an appropriate day on which to celebrate Australia Day.

11
Jan

Survey results show Teaching Family Model staff highly engaged and excited about the impact they have

A survey of Berry Street’s Teaching Family Model (TFM) practitioners and consultants in late 2020 has found that staff are seeing first-hand the benefits of the model for the children and young people in our care.

02
Dec

Our latest Annual Report reflects on a year like never before...

Berry Street is pleased to release its Annual Report 2019-20.

24
Nov

Berry Street welcomes significant investment in child protection

Berry Street has welcomed the 2020-21 Victorian Budget, which provides $1.73 billion for child protection and family services programs and initiatives.

20
Nov

Investing in public housing will help the homeless and the economy

Governments looking to stimulate the economy aim to create jobs, boost consumer confidence, support industries, or deliver support to our most vulnerable. Sometimes, there are investments and initiatives that do all of the above.

 

05
Oct

Celebrating World Teachers' Day: Gloria's Story

This year’s theme for World Teachers’ Day is “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future”. To celebrate, meet Gloria Zahra, one of our dedicated teachers at the Berry Street School. She has over 25 years’ experience in the education space and has worked in various school settings.

18
Sep

Berry Street sees concerning increase in family violence during COVID-19

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, frontline services, along with peak bodies and government, have expressed concern about the heightened risk of domestic and family violence during COVID-19. In fact, international experience shows that during periods of lockdown, family violence significantly increases.

14
Aug

Berry Street offers Towers residents critical support during lockdown

When thousands of people living in nine public housing towers across Flemington and North Melbourne were placed under a ‘hard lockdown’ in early July as a response to COVID-19, Berry Street was called on by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to help.

06
Aug

COVID-19 to push 4,500 more children into out-of-home care

Leading child and family agencies are calling on the Victorian Government to provide additional, sustained investment in effective early intervention programs, to reduce the number of children experiencing harm and entering the child protection and out-of-home care system.

 

06
Jul

Proud to be part of Give52

Berry Street is honoured to receive this $10,000 gift from the Gaudry Foundation as part of their Give52 campaign. They are donating $10,000 every week this year to 52 Australian charities to encourage conversations amongst all Australians about the need and the enjoyment of giving.