The Theresian Emergency Centre was opened in 1966 by the Sisters of Charity. The Centre was located at Monte Oliveto Convent, Edgecliff. It was dedicated to short-term, 'crisis' accommodation for children. The Centre closed in January 1983 when the Sisters withdrew from this area of ministry in Edgecliff.
The Theresian Emergency Centre was established on the initiative of the Theresian Club, an organisation of Catholic women closely associated with the Sisters of Charity.
Sources used to compile this entry: Hanson, Dallas, Why are they in children's homes: report of the ACOSS children's home intake survey, Australian Department of Social Services: Australian Council of Social Services, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1979, 83 pp; 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, http://nma.gov.au/blogs/inside/files/2011/02/connectkin_guide1.pdf.
Prepared by: Melissa Downing
Created: 7 March 2011, Last modified: 6 December 2013