The Coomealla Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation was initially opened in 1984. In 1987 the organisation was incorporated as the Dareton Aboriginal Youth Development Association Inc. The name changed to the Dareton Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation in 1990, and in 1998 it was known as the Coomealla Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation. It set up Nunya Foster Care.
One of the objectives of the Corporation was to provide alternate temporary care for Aboriginal and other children through a foster care program. In 1987 a Family Support Service was established, followed in 1988 by the Foster Care Program. The Foster Care Program cared for up to twelve children at any one time.
Please note, this organisation was named 'Coomballa Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation' in Connecting Kin.
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, http://nma.gov.au/blogs/inside/files/2011/02/connectkin_guide1.pdf.
Prepared by: Melissa Downing
Created: 21 March 2011, Last modified: 30 August 2013