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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.

12
Jun

Black Lives Matter

“In Australia, we are all living on the stolen lands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and have a responsibility to end racism, individually and collectively.

25
May

Five ways the Wilderness Program has adapted during COVID-19

COVID-19 has certainly been challenging for Berry Street’s Wilderness Program in Gippsland.

11
May

Generous donation to support young people in Gippsland

Berry Street is pleased to announce that Latrobe Health Services is generously donating $300,000 to support our

27
Apr

Back to school and ready to learn

The day that Berry Street School students went back to school was a day of joy, laughter and of s

03
Apr

Berry Street continues to provide critical support in face of COVID-19

While our physical offices are closed, Berry Street is continuing to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

20
Mar

Berry Street’s response to COVID-19

The health, safety and wellbeing of children, young people and other service users, as well as employees, carers and volunteers is paramount.