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 financial year, we provided…


children and young people with safe homes


children with support to help heal trauma


children and young people with education and training


people with family violence support services

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Help children, young people and families be safe, thriving and hopeful

Can help us recruit and train more foster carers to provide children with safe, nurturing homes
Can give children at the Berry Street School the specialised support they need to thrive
Can help children affected by family violence get the support and care they need to help them heal and recover
Or - your own choice

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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.