Kurrawong House was established by the St Vincent de Paul Society as a girls hostel around 1967 in Granville/Parramatta. Kurrawong House became a youth hostel and accommodated both boys and girls from c.1982. In 1986 Kurrawong House joined with Sienna Youth Crisis Centre and provided what was described as a total service, including assessment, crisis accommodation, longer term accommodation and skills programmes for young people to help them live alone. Kurrawong closed around 1997.
Sources used to compile this entry: Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Australia. National Council, Annual reports / Society of St Vincent de Paul, National Council of Australia, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, National Council of Australia, Sydney.
Prepared by: Nicola Laurent
Created: 10 March 2016, Last modified: 13 May 2016