About Us

Berry Street purpose and values

We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful.

Berry Street History

We started out in Melbourne in 1877, as the Berry Street Babies’ Home, caring for abandoned babies and mothers with no shelter or support.

Michael Perusco
In addition to CEO Michael Perusco, Berry Street is fortunate to have a voluntary Board of Directors who are leaders in their chosen fields, as well as a highly experienced leadership team.

The Berry Street Childhood Institute strives to enhance outcomes for children and young people who have experienced trauma and disadvantage by strengthening the capability of their practitioners, services, systems and communities.

Berry Street Magazine Issue 8

Stay updated with the Berry Street Magazine, annual reports, strategic planning and more.

Berry Street is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse range of staff with a passion and commitment to delivering quality services to vulnerable people within the community.