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Avila Family Group Home


Avila Family Group Home, in Wavell Heights, was run by the Order of the Sisters of Mercy. It opened in 1972 and closed in 1996.

Avila Family Group Home was one of four off-site homes established and staffed by St Vincent’s Home for Children. It was licensed in November 1972.

A publication from 1976 stated that there were 6 children at Avila, ranging in age from 8 to 15. When this book was written, the houseparents at Avila also had two children of their own (Ann Amen, 1976, p.16).

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  • 1972 - 1996

    Avila Family Group Home was situated at 5 Royal Avenue, Wavell Heights, Queensland (Building Still standing)


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