The Church of England Diocesan Mission House opened at 13 Wellington Square, North Adelaide in February 1945. The property had been purchased in November of the previous year. The Sisters of the Community of the Holy Name ran the Mission House as a short term refuge and hostel for women and children. The Sisters aimed to work in close cooperation with the government Welfare Department in order to care for girls on remand or probation as well as children from families 'in distress'. As the Mission House only provided short-term care for children, the Sisters assisted in placing children into longer-term care arrangements.
In 1949 the Mission House changed its name to the Hostel of the Holy Name.
The collection Hostel of the Holy Name Records includes minutes, correspondence, property and financial records. All cover the period after the Hostel became a boarding house. No records have yet been located for the period when the Hostel operated as a refuge. No admission records have been located.
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26 June 2014
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