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.
Marymead holds over 400 boxes of card files and paper files dating from its inception in 1967 to the present day. The number of files is substantial as thousands of children or young people have stayed at the home and long term residents could be with Marymead for upwards of 10 years. A file has been created for each client in either a card or paper format. The archive also includes a large number of photographs that trace the development of Marymead and features many children who were supported by the organisation.
Phone: (02) 6162 5800
CEO, Marymead, 255 Goyder St, Narrabundah ACT 2604
Marymead, PO Box 4260, Kingston ACT 2604
Fax: (02) 6295 9944
29 January 2014
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