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, 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.
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22 July 2020
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