Marymead Child and Family Centre intially provided temporary residential care for children - placed by parents or by welfare officials. When it opened it could accommodate 60 children with 10 in each cottage home. It is estimated that 4,000 - 5,000 children have stayed at the home since it opened.
Marymead continues to provide residential care for girls and boys aged 5 to 17 as well as family support programs, foster care, disability support, literacy and language support, research into issues impacting children and counselling services.
26 May 2015
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