St Michael's Family Centre, run by the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta Congregation, was formerly known as St Michael's Children's Home. It was three cottages that provided accommodation for homeless women and children. The centre also provided long day care facilities. In August 2012 the Sisters of Mercy announced plans for the closure of the centre.
1960? - 1982 St Michael's Children's Home
1982 - c. 2013 St Michael's Family Centre
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Sisters of Mercy to close Baulkham Hills centre', Parramatta Sun, 2 August 2012, https://web.archive.org/web/20170422130903/http://www.parramattasun.com.au/story/249395/sisters-of-mercy-to-close-baulkham-hills-centre/; 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, https://insideblog.nma.gov.au/2011/02/11/connecting-kin/.
Prepared by: Melissa Downing and Naomi Parry
Created: 8 March 2011, Last modified: 8 May 2014