• Organisation

Kildonan Residential Units

Details

Kildonan Residential Units came into being in around 1958, when Kildonan set up its first family group home next-door to the Kildonan children’s Home in Burwood. The Burwood Home was sold in 1960, and seven more family group homes were purchased in the eastern suburbs. In 1989, Richmond Community Care Inc. Took over the management three of Kildonan’s residential units.

Kildonan Residential Units came into being around 1958, when a property adjoining the Children’s Home in Burwood was purchased to be used as Kildonan’s first family group home, on an experimental basis.

Subsequently, several homes in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne were purchased as Kildonan moved away from ‘institutional’ care towards the family group home model.

At various times, Kildonan family group homes were located at Blackburn, Box Hill, Burwood, East Malvern, Syndal, North Balwyn, Canterbury, Hawthorn, Richmond, Fitzroy, Collingwood, Epping, Thomastown, Eltham, Hurstbridge, and Wattle Park.

In 1989, Richmond Community Care Inc. Took over the management of the three residential units formerly managed by Kildonan.

In 2007, Kildonan Uniting Care became the custodian of records of the programs run by Kildonan Homes for Children.

  • From

    c. 1958

  • To

    2003?

  • Alternative Names

    Kildonan Family Group Homes

Locations

  • 1958 - 1960

    Kildonan's first family group home was located adjacent to Kildonan, on Elgar Road, Burwood, Victoria (Building Unknown)

  • 1960? - 2000s

    Kildonan ran a family group home at 22 Andrew Street, Eltham, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1960? - 2000s

    Kildonan ran a family group home at 1 Parraweena Place, Epping, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1960? - 2000s

    Kildonan ran a family group home at 20 Poplar Street, Thomastown, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1960? - 2000s

    Kildonan ran a family group home at 26 Charlotte Street, Collingwood, Victoria (Building Demolished)

  • 1960? - 1982?

    Kildonan ran a family group home called Richardson House at 17 Lalwa Street, Blackburn, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1960? - 1990s

    Kildonan ran a family group home called Marshall House at 19 Kangerong Road, Box Hill, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1960? - 1990s

    Kildonan ran a family group home called Mailer House at 88 Main Street, Blackburn, Victoria (Building Demolished)

  • 1960? - 1990s

    Kildonan ran a family group home called Buchanan House at 141 Finch Street, East Malvern (also referred to as Glen Iris), Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1960? - 2003?

    Kildonan ran a family group home at 22 Morshead Avenue, Syndal, Victoria (Building Demolished)

  • 1960? - 1990s

    Kildonan ran a family group home called Fyvie House at 18 Ellsa Street, North Balwyn, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1960? - 2003?

    Kildonan ran a family group home at 227 Elgar Road, Wattle Park, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1966 - 2003?

    Kildonan ran a family group home called Scots House at 36 Moselle Street, Box Hill, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1970s - 1981?

    Kildonan ran a family group home called Mary Bush House at 15 Wattle Valley Road, Canterbury, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1979 - 1988?

    Kildonan ran a family group home at 1/175 Kent Street, Richmond, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1982 - 2000s

    Kildonan ran a family group home at 144 Easey Street, Collingwood, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1982 - 1990s

    Kildonan ran a family group home called Jean Taylor House at 158-160 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1982 - 1990s

    Kildonan ran a family group home at 47 Napier Street, Fitzroy, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1983 - 1988

    Kildonan ran a ramily group home at 149 Highett Street, Richmond, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1983 - 1990s

    Kildonan ran a family group home at 141 Highett Street, Richmond, Victoria (Building Demolished)

  • 1984 - 1988

    Kildonan ran an adolescent residential unit at 27 Clifton Street, Collingwood, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1985 - 1990s

    Kildonan ran a family group home at 32 Gore St, Fitzroy, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1987 - 1990s

    Kildonan ran a family group home at 113 Boyds Road, Hurstbridge, Victoria (Building Unknown)

  • c. 1990 - 1990s

    Kildonan ran a family group home at 282 Park Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria (Building Still standing)

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