Jaxon and Jacob’s story

Jaxon*, 4 and Jacob, three months, were referred to us by Child Protection. They were both traumatised by terrible abuse and Jacob didn't smile, cry or even move.

We placed the brothers with one of our foster families. With their dedication and love, the boys experienced a remarkable turnaround. Within a few weeks, Jacob was smiling for the first time and Jaxon could even make him laugh. Thanks to their wonderful carers, the boys continue to improve and are having the kind of childhood that every child deserves.

Help children like Jaxon and Jacob

Berry Street provides training and support for over 200 Foster Care and Kinship Care households across Victoria, but many more are needed.
Help children like Jaxon and Jacob:


Read more about:


*Names have been changed in the interest of privacy. The models and volunteers pictured are not connected to the case study.

Berry Street Victoria Incorporated (ABN 24 719 196 762) is a public benevolent institution with endorsement as a Deductible Gift Recipient issued by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Berry Street is also a Tax Concession Charity, holding income tax exemption under Subdivision 50-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, and is a Registered Charity with Consumer Affairs Victoria (Number 10925.12).