We help children, young people and families recover from the effects of violence, abuse and neglect.


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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 one of Australia’s larger child and family services organisations. 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.


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Last year we helped


children and young people were provided with safe homes


children received support to help heal trauma


children and young people helped with education, training and employment


people and families were helped by our family violence team

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Help restore hope and trust...

Help provide care and support
Can help provide care and support to a child affected by abuse, violence and neglect
Help pay for Foster Carer training
Can pay for training for foster carers, so we can move more distressed children into safe homes
Help pay for therapy
Can go towards therapy and counselling so a child impacted by abuse can recover and reach their potential
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Berry Street Employment - Current Vacancies
We employ people in a wide variety of programs and support areas who also have a diverse skill set. Opportunities are statewide and updated regularly.
Whether you collect gold coin donations at your office Christmas party, or set up a gift-wrapping station for your friends and loved ones, there are many ways you can support us this Christmas.
Family Violence
Family violence threatens a child’s sense of safety and changes the way their brain develops. This can lead to emotional and behavioural problems, as well as developmental delays as they grow.
Berry Street commissioned an independent report to model an economic case for early intervention in the child protection and out of home care system in Victoria.