Presbyterian Social Services Child and Family Programme auspiced three medium to long term youth accommodation programs in Sydney. These were Kyle Williams Home at 52 Waratah Street, Blakehurst, New Anchor home at 79 Sutherland Road, Jannali, and Cornerstone at 20 Wrentmore Street, Fairfield.
In 2013, only Cornerstone appeared to be operating. The Kyle Williams Trust was divested in 2011.
Previously the Presbyterian Church auspiced a number of homes and programs which were absorbed into the Uniting Church in 1977. This included Burnside Homes for Children. Additionally, the Presbyterian Adoption Agency, which had also arranged many adoption services through the Queen Victoria Hospital at Annandale and the Pittwood Homes at Ashfield was devolved, and all files and relevant records regarding adoptions were transferred to the Department of Community Services.
Sources used to compile this entry: Herbert, Harry (Rev), Address to Uniting Church Historical Society, UnitingCare NSW/ACT, n.d. ; Overell, Anne, The Trust Company (Australia) Ltd v Attorney-General (NSW)  NSWSC 323 (Supreme Court of New South Wales, White J, 18 March 2011), Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Studies: Legal Case Notes: Trusts and Wills, Queensland University of Technology, 2012. Also available at https://wiki.qut.edu.au/display/CPNS/The+Trust+Company+(Australia)+Ltd+v+Attorney-General+(NSW); 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: 9 March 2011, Last modified: 9 December 2013