The Young Women's Hostel was a Salvation Army Hostel for girls and young women that was opened in 1912 in Elizabeth Street, Sydney. It closed in 1924 and moved to Moore Park, where it held up to 130 girls. It operated until 1973 as a hostel for working girls.
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; The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory, 'Submission 46: EASTERN TERRITORY SOCIAL CENTRES: A list of openings, closings, and function', in Inquiry into Children in Institutional Care - Submissions received by the committee as at 17/3/05, Senate Community Affairs Committee, Commonwealth of Australia, June 2003, http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/Completed_inquiries/2004-07/inst_care/submissions/sublist.
Prepared by: Melissa Downing
Created: 23 June 2011, Last modified: 28 November 2013