Providing a Safe Home

Foster Care

Accredited foster carers provide care for children and young people when they can’t live safely at home. They provide a secure and safe environment for children who have suffered serious child abuse, neglect and family violence. 

Kinship care

Kinship carers provide invaluable care to children and young people when they can’t live safely at home. Our Kinship Care Program offers network information, advice and support, and case management services to kinship carers and their extended family.

Three young people walking together

Residential care is a model of support for children and young people living in out-of-home care. Residential care provides young people with a place to live and 24-hour in-home carer support when they are unable to live with family, kinship carers or foster carers. 

Teaching Family Model

The Teaching Family Model (TFM) offers a new, innovative way of caring for children and young people in a family-style setting.

Our Work Developing Life Skills for Young people - Leaving Care

As a major provider of out-of-home care services across Victoria, Berry Street actively supports young people when they leave the protection and care system. Our Leaving Care program assists young people to acquire suitable accommodation, develop independent living skills and build community networks.

Our Work Providing a Safe Home - Lead Tenant
The Lead Tenant Program helps 16-18 year olds transition into independent living. A Berry Street staff member lives with a small household of up to two young people. They provide a secure and caring home to support young people expand their life skills and experience.
The GOALS (Going Out and Living Successfully) program provides support and accommodation for young people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or about to leave out-of-home care.