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Family Group Home
Family Group Home is the name given to a model of 'care' where small groups of children are accommodated in buildings that approximate the size and form of a average family home. They began to appear in as a form of 'care' in Australia from the late 1940s, following concerns about the lack of individual attention given to children in large-scale institutions. Family Group Homes could be run by government departments or by non-government organisations. In Tasmania, Family Group Homes were not introduced until about 1980. In Tasmania, Family Group Homes run by the Social Welfare Department provided temporary 'care' for children.
Alexandra Cottage (1960 - 1993)
Alford House (1966 - 1976)
Ascot Family Group Home (1978 - c. 1990)
Avila Family Group Home (1972 - 1996)
Bethesda Family Group Home (1980 - 1992)
Cairns Family Group Home (1980 - 1997)
Christian Centre Family Group Homes (1976 - 2001?)
Dahler Family Group Home (1975 - 1988)
Dowdle Family Group Home (c. 1963 - 1993)
Frank Gilson House (1970 - 2001?)
Glen Loeman Family Group Home (1981 - 1990)
Gundanah Group Home (1979 - 1987)
Harrison Cottage Family Group Home (1960 - 1981)
Heytesbury Family Group Home (1968 - 2011)
Hocking House (1966 - 1976)
Holland Park Family Group Home (1964 - 2001?)
Horton Village (1976 - 1985)
Illoura Family Group Home (1975 - 1990)
Jellicoe Street Family Group Home (1967 - 1994)
Jessie Street Family Group Home (1978 - 1985)
John Thompson House (1980 - 1998?)
Kingsbury Cottage Family Group Home, Bardon (1960 - )
Kunara Family Group Home (c. 1969 - 1989)
Lahey Cottage Family Group Home (1973 - 1985)
Lewis Cottage Family Group Home (1967 - 1988)
Loreto Family Group Home (1964 - 1971)
Lovett Street Family Home (c. 1969 - 2000)
Mackay Family Group Home (1976 - 2000?)
Marsden Family Group Home (1974 - 2001?)
Moore Cottage Family Group Home (1962 - 1996)
Narnia Family Group Home (1996)
Nicklin Cottage Family Group Home (1960 - )
Pallarenda Family Group Home (1979 - 1994)
Peim Metta Family Group Home (1982 - 2001?)
Peirson Memorial Trust Home, Bundaberg (1983 - c. 1990)
Rattray House (1982 - 1993)
Ray Powell Cottage (1969 - 1976)
Robgill Cottage Family Group Home (1960 - 1981)
Rowellyn Family Group Home (1965 - 1997)
Saunders Family Group Home (1973 - c. 1985)
St George's Family Group Home, Elphinstone Street (1978 - 1980)
St George's Family Group Home, Mason Street (1978 - 1982)
St Vincent's Home for Children (1935 - 1971)
Stewart Cottage Family Group Home (1962 - 1993)
Tainton Cottage Family Group Home (1967 - 1985)
Treacher Family Group Home (1965 - 1995)
Vietnamese Community Family Group Home (1982 - 1991)
Wahroonga Family Group Home (1974 - 1993)
Ward Street Family Group Home (1977 - 1979)
Wongabeena Family Group Home (1970 - 1989)
Yuddika Family Group Home (1990 - 2001)
Farm School
The Farm School was a model of residential 'care' for children, based in a rural area, which trained children (typically boys) in agricultural duties.
Boys Home, Washpool (1942 - 1945)
Farm Home for Boys, Westbrook (1919 - 1966)
Heytesbury Family Group Home (1968 - 2011)
Home for Boys, Riverview (1956 - 1966)
Petford Training Farm (1978? - c. 1999)
Redcliffe Home, Goodwood (1955 - c. 1990)
Riverview Training Farm (1926 - 1956)
St Christopher's Lodge (1934 - c. 1959)
Training Farm for Boys (1966 - 1969)
Westbrook Training Centre (1966 - 1987)
Westbrook Youth Centre (1987 - 1993)
Westbrook Youth Detention Centre (1993 - 1994)
Female Rescue Home
Female Rescue Homes' began as institutions associated with the female rescue movement which was based on Evangelical Christian principles, and aimed to reform 'fallen women' (women engaged in prostitution) through a combination of prayer and hard work. The operations of the female rescue homes in Australia were not limited to the rescue of fallen women. Increasingly, these homes catered to single mothers and their babies. Some female rescue homes specialised in women with particular difficulties, such as alcohol and drug dependency, or women released from prison. Despite the evolution of this type of institution from the 1850s, the term 'female rescue home' was still in use in some states in the mid-twentieth century.
Bethesda Mothers' Hospital (1938 - 1968)
Brisbane Industrial Home (1883 - c. 1922)
Female Refuge and Infants Home (1870 - 1919)
Glenties Mothers' Hospital (1924 - 1938)
Glenties Rescue Home (1902 - 1924)
Foster Care
Foster Care is a method of out-of-home 'care' provided to children and young people who are temporarily or permanently unable to live with their families of origin. Foster care places these children in private family homes.
Anglicare Southern Queensland (2012 - )
Opal House (1966 - 1974)
Petford Training Farm (1978? - c. 1999)