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Elizabeth Grace Community Unit


The Elizabeth Grace Community Unit was established by the government in North Adelaide in 1975. It was run as an non-secure open hostel for girls from Vaughan House who were working in the community. The hostel had originally been created as a part of Vaughan House as an open hostel section called the Elizabeth Grace Hostel in 1973. In 1979 the Elizabeth Grace Community Unit was moved to Lockleys and was renamed the Hay Community Unit.

A community unit was a smaller group residential care unit. This term was used from the 1970s for longer term small group care. These units were to provide care and support for a range of children in State ‘care’ including young people on remand or children considered to be at risk. Some units catered specifically for children with severe behavioural problems. Community units also assisted in the process of transitioning young people towards independent living. In the late 1970s and early 1980s some government cottages were renamed Admission or Community units.

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  • 1975 - 1979

    The Elizabeth Grace Community Unit was situated in North Adelaide, South Australia (Building Unknown)


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