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Family Group Home
Family Group Home is the name given to a model of 'care' where small groups of children are accommodated in buildings that approximate the size and form of a average family home. They began to appear in as a form of 'care' in Australia from the late 1940s, following concerns about the lack of individual attention given to children in large-scale institutions. Family Group Homes could be run by government departments or by non-government organisations. In Tasmania, Family Group Homes were not introduced until about 1980. In Tasmania, Family Group Homes run by the Social Welfare Department provided temporary 'care' for children.
Adelaide Walker Family Group Home (1982 - 1990s)
Algate House (1968 - 1996)
Atherstone House (1962 - 1977)
Boronia (1976 - 1990s)
Buckland Group Home (1978 - 1990s)
Byrnes Family Group Home (1983 - )
Clifton Lodge (1980s - c. 2004)
Cornwell Group Home (1980s - 1990s)
Crecy Group Home (c. 1971 - c. 1990)
Dalmar (1900 - )
Drummoyne Lodge (1980s - ?)
Dulwich Hill Family Group Home (1989 - 1995)
Earlwood Family Group Home (1989 - 1995)
Fairfax House (1966 - 1976)
Family Group Home, Lismore United Protestant Association (1984 - 1993?)
Freeman Cottage (1984 - 1990?)
FRYAR Cottage (1993 - c. 1995)
George Green Home (1982 - 1993?)
Gill Memorial Family Group Home (1980 - 1995)
Gordon Family Group Home (1967 - )
Hargrave House (c. 1973 - 1980s)
Harold Lodge (c. 1984 - )
Hartwell House (1960 - 1970)
Havilah Group Home (1979 - c. 1985)
Henson Cottage (1982 - 1990s)
Hillview Cottage (1983 - 1996)
Illawong (1962 - 1975)
Karingal House (1960 - 1984)
Katie Julia Thompson Memorial Home (1968 - 1993)
Kingsleigh Group Home (1980 - 2002)
Kyle Williams Home (1947 - 2003)
Ladd House (1966 - 1976)
Lemongrove Lodge (1980s - 2013)
Mackay House (1970? - 1973?)
Marella Aboriginal Temporary Care (1979 - 1990s)
Minnamurra Family Group Home (1975 - )
Montrose Child Protection Centre (c. 1978 - c. 2009)
Montrose Family Group Home (1965 - 2013)
Murray-Dwyer Group Homes (c. 1969 - c. 1979)
Narwee Family Group Home (1987 - 1996)
New Anchor (c. 1990 - c. 1999)
Orana (1978 - 1990s)
Orana Group Home (1970? - 1980?)
Phillips Cottage (1982 - 1990?)
Rickard House (1962 - 1982)
Ritchie Family Group Home (1984 - 1986)
St Alban's Family Group Home (1981 - 1986?)
Tarana (1959 - 1977)
United Protestant Association Family Group Homes, Wagga Wagga (1983 - 1985)
Wesley James Home (1976 - 1990?)
Wybalena (1976 - 1990s)
Zuill Home (1984 - 1993?)
Farm School
The Farm School was a model of residential 'care' for children, based in a rural area, which trained children (typically boys) in agricultural duties.
Berry Training Farm (1934 - 1977)
Christina Campbell Farm Home (1941 - 1952)
Fairbridge Farm School, Molong (1938 - 1973)
Farm Home for Boys, Narara (1927 - 1934)
Government Agricultural Farm, Scheyville (1905 - 1940)
Iandra Methodist Rural Centre (1956 - 1974)
Karmsley Hills (1947 - 1971)
Mittagong Farm Home for Boys (1906 - 1947)
Mowbray Park (1929 - 1959)
Probationary Farm Home, Dora Creek (1900 - 1913)
Riverina Welfare Farm for Boys, Yanco (1928 - 1942)
Scone Farm School (c. 1959 - 1982)
St George's Training Farm Home for Boys (1927 - 1930)
St Heliers (1945 - 1986)
Toongabbie (1948 - 1961)
Windsor Farm Home for Boys (1923 - 1928)
Female Rescue Home
Female Rescue Homes' began as institutions associated with the female rescue movement which was based on Evangelical Christian principles, and aimed to reform 'fallen women' (women engaged in prostitution) through a combination of prayer and hard work. The operations of the female rescue homes in Australia were not limited to the rescue of fallen women. Increasingly, these homes catered to single mothers and their babies. Some female rescue homes specialised in women with particular difficulties, such as alcohol and drug dependency, or women released from prison. Despite the evolution of this type of institution from the 1850s, the term 'female rescue home' was still in use in some states in the mid-twentieth century.
Alexandra Rescue Home (1902 - 1929)
Bathurst Maternity and Rescue Home (1890s - 1919)
Home of Hope for Friendless and Fallen Women (1883 - 1904)
Home of the Good Shepherd (1913 - 1975)
Hope Haven (1907 - c. 1927)
Hopeleigh Maternity Home (c. 1910 - 1956)
House of the Good Shepherd (1848 - 1901)
Newcastle Maternity and Rescue Home (1897 - 1924)
Newtown Maternity and Rescue Home (1892 - 1898)
Open All Night Refuge (c. 1882 - 1950s)
Rescued Sisters' Home (1898 - 1917)
St Joseph's Providence (1880 - 1901)
St Magdalen's Refuge Buckingham Street (1903 - 1936)
St Magdalen's Retreat (1887 - 1947)
Stanmore Rescue Home (1896 - 1928)
Sydney Female Refuge (c. 1870 - 1926)
Foster Care
Foster Care is a method of out-of-home 'care' provided to children and young people who are temporarily or permanently unable to live with their families of origin. Foster care places these children in private family homes.
Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (NSW) Inc
Adolescent Program (Anglicare Canberra Goulburn) (1986 - 1994)
Barnardos Australia (c. 1995 - )
Bethcar Children's Home (1969 - 1989)
Bungarimbil Adolescent and Family Care Program (c. 1989 - 2001?)
Burnside (1986 - 2000)
Burnside Homes for Children (1978 - 1986)
Burnside Presbyterian Homes for Children (1955 - 1978)
CatholicCare, Diocese of Broken Bay (2013 - )
Child and Adolescent Specialist Programs and Accommodation (c. 2000 - )
Child Welfare Department (1923 - 1970), State Government of New South Wales
Coomealla Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (1984 - 1998?)
Cowra ACS (1975 - 2008?)
Dalmar (1900 - )
Department of Child Welfare and Social Welfare (1970 - 1973), State Government of New South Wales
Department of Community Services (1992 - 2009), State Government of New South Wales
Department of Health and Community Services (1991 - 1992), State Government of New South Wales
Department of Human Services (2009 - 2011), State Government of New South Wales
Department of Youth and Community Services (1973 - 1975), State Government of New South Wales
Department of Youth and Community Services (1976 - 1988), State Government of New South Wales
Department of Youth, Ethnic and Community Affairs (1975 - 1976), State Government of New South Wales
Falling Leaves (c. 1950 - c. 1970)
Find-A-Family (1975 - )
Foster Care Program (c. 1984 - c. 1994), Salvation Army
Great Lakes/Manning ACS (1975 - )
Hunter ACS (1984 - c. 2013)
The Infants' Home, Ashfield (1877 - )
Koolyangarra Fostering Agency (Nowra) (1980? - 2008)
Link-Up NSW Aboriginal Corporation (c. 1980 - )
Marella Mission Farm (1948 - c. 1986)
Marist180 (1994 - )
New South Wales Aboriginal Children's Services (1975 - )
Nunya Aboriginal Foster Care Support (1988 - )
Phillips Cottage (1982 - 1990?)
Redfern Aboriginal Children's Service (1975 - )
The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory (1882 - )
St Anthony's Home Croydon (1925 - 1980)
St Anthony's Petersham (1922 - 1925)
St Joseph's Cowper Incorporated (1993 - 2017)
St Marys ACS (1975 - )
St Saviour's Neighbourhood Centre (1980 - )
State Children's Relief Board (1881 - 1923)
State Children's Relief Department (1881 - 1923)
Stretch-A-Family Inc. (1976 - )
Temporary Family Care (1978 - )
Uniting Burnside (2000 - )
Wagga Wagga ACS (1975 - )