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Organisation The Gordon Homes for Boys and Girls (1969 - 2000)
- Care Provider, Family Group Home, Home and Non-denominational
The Gordon Homes for Boys and Girls, Highett, was the new name given in 1969 to the Gordon Homes for Boys. By the early 1970s, the Homes operated eight family group homes, in six suburbs. In 2000, the organisation changed its name to GordonCare for Children.
By the early 1970s, the Homes operated eight family group homes, in six suburbs. This development was funded by the subdivision of the site on Nepean Highway, although the administration building and one special Cottage were retained on the original site.
During the 1970s the children placed at Gordon Homes were older and stayed for shorter periods. This was due to the general introduction of foster care for wards and the increased provision of counselling and support services to encourage the return of children to their families.
In 2000, the organisation changed its name to GordonCare for Children.
In June 2012 the GordonCare Committee of Management concluded its contract with the Department of Human Services ending its life as a provider of residential care.
How to access your personal information:
GordonCare is custodian of personal information on young people who resided with GordonCare. Personal information includes admission registers, school records, medical records, referrals.
The Heritage and Information Service of MacKillop Family Services manages the release of records on behalf of GordonCare.
Care leavers can access their information by speaking to a staff member at the Heritage and Information Services who will explain the process. Their telephone number is: 03 9699 9177, or you can log on to their website at:
Information you will need to provide:
- Address and phone number
- Date of birth (if known)
- Name at birth
- Approximately what year you entered the GordonCare and other information that you think will assist in locating your records.
- The Gordon Homes for Boys and Girls
- c. 1969
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Our Story: history', in GordonCare for Children Website, GordonCare for Children, 2009, http://www.gordoncare.org/.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 20 August 2009, Last modified: 16 April 2013