We are Victoria’s largest independent child and family services organisation
About Berry Street
We started out in Melbourne in 1877, as the Berry Street Babies’ Home, caring for abandoned babies and mothers with no shelter or support.
Today, we’re Victoria’s largest independent child and family services organisation. We continue to help those who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.
Emily was missing clumps of hair and had terrible scratches to her face and arms. She woke screaming from nightmares almost every night and was petrified by movement towards her.
Emily was one of the lucky ones. Berry Street was able to find and support wonderful foster carers who established a routine of comfort to soothe Emily. Emily learnt how to trust again and feel safe for the first time.