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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.
Ballarat Children's Homes (1968 - 1984)
Baptist Social Service Homes for Children (c. 1970 - c. 1985)
Berry Street - Child and Family Care (1975 - 1992)
Blackburn South Cottages (1963 - 1988)
Burwood Children's Home (c. 1972 - c. 1986)
Child and Family Care Network (c. 1986 - c. 2006)
Christian Brethren Family Care Inc. (1968 - )
Church of England Homes for Children (1894 - c. 1968)
Family Action (1987 - 1993)
Frances Barkman Homes (c. 1939 - )
Gippsland Family Services (1979 - )
Glastonbury at Colac (1977 - )
Glastonbury Children's Home (1977 - 1984)
Gordon Homes for Boys (1951 - 1969)
The Gordon Homes for Boys and Girls (1969 - 2000)
Goulburn Valley Family Care (1984 - )
The Homes for Children and Family Counselling Service (1968 - c. 1975)
Jacana Children's Home (1976 - 1995)
Kildonan Homes for Children (c. 1960 - c. 1993)
Kildonan Residential Units (c. 1958 - 2003?)
Kildonan, Burwood (1937 - c. 1961)
Kilmany Family Care (c. 1978 - 2002)
Melbourne Family Care Organisation (1965 - 1987)
Melbourne Orphanage (1926 - 1965)
Menzies Home for Children (1961 - 2001)
Mercy Family Care Centre (c. 1975 - 1997)
Orana Family Services (1988 - 2011)
Princess Elizabeth Kindergarten for the Deaf (1950 - 2002)
Providence Children's Home (c. 1957 - 1978)
Richmond Community Care Incorporated (1989 - )
The Salvation Army Westcare (c. 1980 - )
St Cuthbert's Home for Boys (1948 - 1977)
St Faith's (1975 - c. 1984)
St John's Home for Boys and Girls (1958 - 1997)
St Joseph's Home for Children [Surrey Hills] (1967 - 1991), Sisters of St Joseph
St Vincent de Paul Children's Home (1962 - 1992)
Tally Ho Youth Services (1986 - ?)
Tracy Dutton House (1964 - 1970)
Unit 64 (1975 - c. 1984)
Wimmera Community Care (1981 - 2000)
Wimmera Family Group Homes (1979 - 1981)
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.
Burton Hall Training Farm (1950? - 1967?)
Church of England Boys' Society Training Farm (1937? - c. 1950)
Dhurringile Rural Training Farm (1951 - 1964)
Heathfield Homes Reformatory School for Protestant Boys (c. 1905 - 1915)
Kilmany Park Farm Home for Boys (1923 - 1978)
McOwan Boys' Training Farm (c. 1953 - ?)
Melrose Training Farm for Boys (1938 - 1957)
Methodist Homes for Children (1891 - c. 1953)
Morning Star Boys' Home (c. 1936 - 1975)
Northcote Farm School (c. 1936 - 1979)
Olinda Farm Reformatory (1893 - c. 1900)
Rutherglen Viticultural College (1904 - 1927?)
Straight View Farm Reformatory School (1895 - 1919)
Tally Ho Boys' Training Farm (1903 - 1986)
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.
Ballarat Female Refuge (1867 - 1921)
Ballarat Town and City Mission Rescue and Children's Home (c. 1921 - 1941)
Bethany Babies' Home (1928 - 1977)
Canadian Rescue and Children's Home (1897 - c. 1921)
Carlton Refuge (c. 1854 - 1949)
Convent of the Good Shepherd, Abbotsford (1863 - 1971)
Elizabeth Fry Retreat (1884 - 1957)
Fallen Sisters Home (1884 - 1886?)
Geelong Female Refuge (1868 - 1928)
Presbyterian Girls' Home (1906? - c. 1966)
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.
Abercare Family Services (1981 - 2009?)
Anchor Inc. (1989 - )
Broadmeadows Family Centre (1974 - 1997?)
Child and Family Care Network (c. 1986 - c. 2006)
Colac Foster Care (1975? - 1997?)
Copelen (1998 - 2000)
Copelen Child and Family Services (1991 - 1998)
Copelen Street Family Centre (1974 - 1991)
Geelong Foster Care (1974 - 1997)
Glastonbury Community Services (2011 - )
Glenelg Foster Care (1983? - 1991)
Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services (1976 - )
Kildonan Homes for Children (c. 1960 - c. 1993)
Kilmany UnitingCare (2002 - 2010)
Mercy Family Care Centre (c. 1975 - 1997)
Napier House (1990? - 1997?)
North East Foster Care (c. 1976 - 1997?)
The Salvation Army Westcare (c. 1980 - )
Share Care (1983 - 2005)
St Joseph's Babies' Home (1975 - 1985)
Wimmera Community Care (1981 - 2000)