The Langford Youth Accommodation Service began around 1986 and by 1991 was receiving funding from the Youth Supported Accommodation Program, which was a sub-program of the Commonwealth/State funded Supported Accommodation Assistance Programme (SAAP). The service was run by a private management committee, and had a hostel at 32 Ravenhill Road, Thornlie.
In 1995, the service was described as providing medium-term accommodation and support for up to four young people at a time, to help them transition from homelessness and crisis to more permanent accommodation and lifestyle stability.
The service had closed by 2001.
The collection held by the Department for Child Protection and Family Support (DCPFS) dates from 1894. It includes records from the Government Receiving Depot, the State Children's Department, the Child Welfare Department and more recent departments which have been known at different times as the Department for Child Protection, Community Development, Community Welfare, Community Services, and Family and Children's Services. The records relate to children who were placed in all types of out of home 'care' in Western Australia. Some of the records held by the DCPFS were originally created by another government department or private agency.
Contact Freedom of Information, Department for Child Protection and Family Support:
PO Box 6334, East Perth WA 6892
Telephone: (08) 6217 6388 or (08) 6217 6381
Facsimile: (08) 9222 2776
Free call in WA: 1800 000 277
20 June 2014
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/wa/WE00309
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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