CLAN has a new base in Melbourne
CLAN (the Care Leavers of Australia Network) is opening up an office in Melbourne’s CBD. CLAN is a support, advocacy, research and training group for Forgotten Australians. The organisation dates back to 2000, when it was founded by Leonie Sheedy and Joanna Penglase.
Members of CLAN come from all around Australia. Its head office (and the wonderful CLAN National Orphanage Museum) is in Sydney. But now, CLAN is establishing a base in Melbourne, with an office in Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.
Leonie Sheedy spends a lot of her time here in Victoria, and members of CLAN have been active in this city for years, particularly with their monthly ‘silent protests’, and recently with their campaigning for a Royal Commission into the abuse of children in institutional ‘care’. Ross House has also been the location for many meetings and socials in the past.