Klemzig Family Home at 29 Second Avenue, Klemzig, was purchased by the Department for Community Welfare during the 1971-1972 financial year and opened in 1973. The Department aimed to establish a number of Family Homes in the metropolitan area.
'Family homes' generally accommodated eight children or less in a family style setting. They provided emergency and short-term care for children while a family crisis was being assessed or while other placement options were being determined. The family home parents were not paid a salary by the Department but were provided with rent-free accommodation at the home and received a subsidy for each child in residence.
From 1975 Klemzig Family Home appears to have operated as a shelter for Aboriginal women and children from the Far North and West who visited the city for medical treatment. Klemzig Family Home closed in 1980.
04 December 2015
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