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Centacare, Broken Bay (1988 - c. 2013)

c. 2013
Catholic, Church Agency, Records Access Service and Records Holder

Centacare, Broken Bay was established in May 1988 following a restructuring of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, which resulted in the creation of the Diocese of Broken Bay. The role of Centacare, Broken Bay was to provide a range of professional community services within the Diocese, including the provision of extended and crisis care programs for children and young people. It provided foster care and out-of-home care residential services for the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay at Sherbrook House (1991-); Stephen Street Hornsby (2002-2004); Orana Chittaway and Kangy Angy (2005-); Thanbarra Normanhurst and Kenthurst (2006-2012); Illoura Waitara, Wahroonga and Epping (2006-); Tristania/Grainger Arcadia, Beecroft, Cherrybrook (2006-); Peats Ridge and Wyoming and Saratoga, Avoca and Erina (2006-). People who lived in any of these facilities can contact the Senior Manager, Out-of-Home Care, CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay.


 1988 - c. 2013 Centacare, Broken Bay
       2013 - CatholicCare, Diocese of Broken Bay

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Sources used to compile this entry: Thinee, Kristy and Bradford, Tracy, Connecting Kin: Guide to Records, A guide to help people separated from their families search for their records [completed in 1998], New South Wales Department of Community Services, Sydney, New South Wales, 1998,

Prepared by: Melissa Downing and Naomi Parry