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Annual Report 2020-21: Change, adapt and reimagine

Berry Street is pleased to release its Annual Report 2020-21.

This year we’ve continued to change and adapt so that we can respond, as an essential service, to the ongoing global crisis.

COVID-19 not only shined a light on the existing inequalities in the communities we support – it exacerbated them.

Our resolve has never been stronger: we must reimagine the child and family services system and ensure that those we work alongside get the support they need at the right time.

This year’s report is a powerful testament to the critical difference that our work can make.

Some of our key achievements this year:

  • We launched our first Reconciliation Action Plan, endorsed by Reconciliation Australia at the end of 2020, with celebrations across each Berry Street region.
  • Our Y-Change team’s policy submission to the Victorian Youth Strategy called for a future where young Victorians with a lived experience of systemic oppression drive change.
  • We received the Rainbow Tick accreditation for our family violence services, which acknowledges that these programs are safe, inclusive and welcoming for LGBTIQA+ service users.
  • We became the first accredited agency in Australia to offer the Teaching Family Model (TFM) – an innovative-informed model of residential care for children and young people – with the program rolled out to 5 homes so far.
  • The Berry Street Education Model went global, with our team launching online courses for teachers in Europe and New Zealand, as well as around Australia.
  • We launched two new evidence-based early interventions programs: Multisystemic Therapy and SafeCare.

We invite you to download our 2020-21 Annual Report to read about:

  • Our journey towards reconciliation (page 14)
  • Our trauma-informed education is going from strength to strength (page 16)
  • Early intervention helps Theo and his family be their best (page 21)
  • Banishing the ghosts from the library (page 22)
  • A village for mothers and children who’ve experienced family violence (page 23)

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