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Thanks to the generosity of all our supporters this year, more of the most vulnerable children, young people and families in our community can be safe, hopeful and thriving.

Here's how you've helped*

1014 children and young people found safe homes
434 foster and kinship carers were supported to offer critical care
2224 young people received trauma informed education and training
2066 families and 1281 children began the difficult journey to heal their trauma

Special gifts for children in care

You purchased 1,329 gifts of warmth and comfort in the cold depths of winter, including:

  • 264 cosy dressing gowns and slippers for children entering care to snuggle into and help them feel safe and secure
  • 222 night lights to help children recovering from trauma settle into a new home and help them keep calm if they wake in the night
  • 259 winter coats so that children who came into care with nothing could keep warm this winter.

You purchased 6,034 special gifts to give children previous memories on Christmas day, including:

  • 1,425 personalised gifts so that children who can’t live safely at home had a special gift under the tree on Christmas morning
  • 471 hampers containing special items to help create hope this Christmas for victim-survivors and families fleeing violence
  • 6 extremely generous supporters helped us provide an extra special Christmas to young people in our residential care programs who have experienced severe trauma and abuse.

Other critical support

  • You helped us fund impactful research - 'Keeping families together through COVID-19'- which shows that an additional 4,500 Victorian children could enter the out-of-home care system by 2026 as a result of COVID-19. This has led to the government providing critical additional funding to the system.

Support us by giving a monthly gift


Your donation will help fund Early Intervention programs to help prevent family violence before it starts

Your donation can provide counselling to help children recover from experiencing violence and abuse

Your donation can help children ease back into their local school or attend the Berry Street school

Your donation can help provide a safe home for children and young people

Support us by giving a one-off gift


Your donation can help give children a brighter future

Your donation can help us provide safe homes

Your donation can help us recruit and train foster carers

Your donation can help provide a safe home for children and young people