Gateway Children's Home, at Lewisham, was set up by the Central Methodist Mission in 1964 as a short-term childcare centre for families in crisis. It had accommodation for 14 children. In 2014, Wesley Dalmar Children's Services (part of Wesley Mission) ran the premises as Gateway Children's Cottage (also called Gateway House), a crisis care accommodation program. In 2017, this program ended and the service closed down.
Sources used to compile this entry: Wesley Dalmar: over a century of caring, Wesley Mission, 2012, https://web.archive.org/web/20170424114846/https://www.wesleymission.org.au/home/our-services/wesley-foster-care-services/wesley-dalmar/welcome-to-wesley-dalmar/; Wesley Mission 200 Years Pioneering Care: Celebrating the bicentenary of Methodism in Australia, Wesley Mission, 2012, https://web.archive.org/web/20140719125406/http://www.wesleymission.org.au/200years/history.asp; 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; Moyes, Gordon, 'Caring for the Kids', in Rev Dr Gordon Moyes, AC, Gordon Moyes, 21 March 2007, http://www.gordonmoyes.com/2007/03/21/caring-for-the-kids/; Email correspondence with Wesley Mission, 2-4 May, 2017.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 10 May 2013, Last modified: 19 November 2018