Children like Lucas need your help

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.

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Children like Lucas need your help

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

Your gift will help even more children have a better future

Your generosity can enable Berry Street to help the growing numbers of deeply traumatised children like Lucas find safe homes.
A gift of your choice.
Can help buy toys and clothes for children who have nothing of their own, giving them comfort and a sense of belonging.
Can help buy bedroom furniture and bedding to decorate their new bedrooms, giving these children a space of their own.
Can help recruit and provide specialist Teaching Family Carers like Alice and Paul, to help these children recover from their trauma.

Give a special gift to help a child thrive

These children need warmth, love and nurturing care to help them recover from the trauma they have suffered. Together, we can help give them a big, bright future.


Sweet Dreams: Pyjamas and a Blanket

$40

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Something to cuddle: A Teddy Bear

$20

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Something to keep me warm: Winter Coat

$50

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Something to help me sleep: A Nightlight

$15

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