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Philanthropy strategies when funding family violence during COVID

Teresa Zolnierkiewicz, Monday, 31st August 2020 -  Many philanthropists recognise that family violence is an area of intense need right now, but they often have limited understanding as to how to effectively respond, writes Teresa

Creating better, safer mental health support starts with listening to young people

Kirra-Alyssa Horley, Thursday, 6th August 2020 -  Coping and managing your mental health is hard enough without the additional barriers created by systems and services, writes Kirra-Alyssa Horley reflecting on her own experience

Community groups say investment needed to fix Victoria’s ‘broken’ out-of-home care system

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd November 2019 -  New research says the state government could save $1.6 billion over the next decade through targeted investment in the child protection system The number of Victorian children in

Program Looks to Halve Electricity Costs for Charities

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 12th February 2019 -  Charities have the chance to slash their power bills by up to 50 per cent through an energy-efficiency program set to expand across Australia. Electricity company EnergyAustralia’s

Technology as a Force For Good

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 13th September 2017 -  Hackers are using technology as a force for good to help not for profits solve their “Goldilocks problems”. Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) is holding a hackathon around the country

Philanthropy Gets Behind Connecting Aboriginal Children With Extended Families

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 19th July 2017 -  Leading Victorian childcare agencies have secured philanthropic support to complete a pilot program designed to connect Aboriginal children in out-of-home care with siblings

Major Funding Boost for Home-based Care

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 17th March 2015 -  The Victorian Labor Government has announced a $43 million funding boost to move children out of residential care and into home-based care, with a focus on primary school age and Indigenous…

Aus Charity is Global Finalist in IT Comp

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 9th December 2014 -  Victorian-based national child and family services charity, Berry Street, is one of three international finalists in the running to win a share of more than US$500,000 worth of technology…

Opinion

Moving from Scandals to Solutions in State Care

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 17th July 2014 -  Victoria does not need another inquiry into State care but a genuine partnership with community service organisations to work together for the benefit of the state’s most

NFP’s Mixed Reaction to Vic Budget

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 7th May 2014 -  Community sector groups have welcome the Victorian Government’s investment into infrastructure as part of the State Budget but say it must be matched with investment into…

Berry Street Psychologist Embarks on US Research Trip

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd April 2014 -  A clinical psychologist from one of Victoria’s biggest child and family service organisations has been awarded a fellowship to travel to the US and Canada to study best practice…

Opinion

Time to Think ‘Solutions’ to Child Abuse

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 26th February 2014 -  Not for Profit leaders, academics, practitioners and policy makers need to come together to cultivate innovative new ways to ensure child safety, writes Dr Sarah Wise from the Berry
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