Help children out of a dark and fearful place.
Many children in Berry Street’s care have been victims of, or witnesses to, family violence. The resulting trauma traps these children in dark and fearful places. They become isolated from the world around them –afraid of adults and without the love and care they need to grow and thrive. With your support we can help these children out of the dark and fearful places in which they are trapped and help them recover from their trauma.
Children like Lucas need your help
Lucas was 6 when he came to Berry Street. Lucas was a victim of family violence and was so affected by his past of abuse and trauma, he struggled in traditional foster care homes. He didn’t know how to communicate or what it felt like to live in a stable home where he was safe from violence. We placed him in a Teaching Family Model house which is a new innovative type of care.
Now his Teaching Family Carers, Alice and Paul, his first positive adult role models are teaching him how to live in a family, how to communicate and how to be a child.
"When Lucas first came to us he was so fearful of everything and everyone.”
– Alice, Lucas’ Teaching Family Carer