Yoorana Cottage opened in December 1975 at 17 Harvey Avenue in Westbourne Park. It was one of three group homes, known as St Vincent de Paul Group Homes, which opened in the period 1975-1976. The Homes took over the role of providing residential care for children from the St Vincent de Paul Orphanage. The other group homes were Bon Agor House in Royston Park and Orana Cottage in Plympton.
Yoorana Cottage was funded by the Catholic Charities Appeal Fund and also received Government funding. Two Sisters of Mercy were onsite Carers in the first years with up to seven children living in the Home in a family group setting. Yoorana Cottage closed temporarily in February 1987. In May 1987 children from the Woodville Cottage at Woodville were moved to Yoorana Cottage. In June 1989 Yoorana closed and its role was combined with Seanachai Cottage in Dulwich.
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06 November 2018
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