Dartmouth Family Home at 47 Dartmouth Street, Port Augusta, commenced operation in October 1973 and was the second family home established in Port Augusta. The first was Pybus Family Home.
'Family homes' generally accommodated eight children or less in a family style setting. They provided emergency and short-term care for children while a family crisis was being assessed or while other placement options were being determined. The family home parents were not paid a salary by the Department but were provided with rent-free accommodation at the home and received a subsidy for each child in residence.
The date of closure for the Dartmouth Family Home is not known.
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08 March 2018
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First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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