The Mercy Family Centre was incorporated in 1994. It was formerly the Mercy Family Life Centre, and was built on the grounds of the former Our Lady of Mercy Home at Waitara by the Sisters of Mercy. Its services included emergency accommodation, educational services to families and child care services. In 2001 the Mercy Family Centre was converted to an aged care home.
In 2001 the Sisters of Mercy felt they were no longer able to provide the Mercy Family Centre's services. The service was moved to new premises in Hornsby and taken over by Centacare Broken Bay. The Mercy Family Centre was then converted to an aged care facility.
Sources used to compile this entry: Email correspondence with Sister Miriam Grech, Sisters of Mercy, North Sydney Congregation, 17 October 2012.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 1 August 2013, Last modified: 6 September 2022