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Xavier Children's Support Network (1994 - )

Disability Institution

The Xavier Children's Support Network, in Mt Gravatt, was the new name for the Xavier Home for Crippled Children. The name changed in 1994 when the model of care changed from institutional to a community based model. The organisation is run by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary. In 2016 the name changed again to InFocus Disability Services.


The Xavier Children's Support Network supports families with children with severe disabilities from the ages of infancy to 18 years.

The support plan for families includes:

  • Information, Consultancy and Training
  • Individual and Family Counselling
  • Referral/Access to other Services
  • Respite care
  • Equipment
  • Shared care
  • Palliative care
  • Beachcomber Program
  • Kid's Club
  • Registered Nurse On Call Service

In 2016 Xavier Children's Support Network changed its name to InFocus Disability Services.


1994 -
Address - The Xavier Children's Support Network was situated at 284 Pine Mountain Road, Mt Gravatt. Location: Mt Gravatt


 1949 - 1994 Xavier Home for Crippled Children
       1994 - Xavier Children's Support Network


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'A Piece of the Story': National Directory of Records of Catholic Organisations Caring for Children Separated from Families, Australian Catholic Social Welfare Commission & Australian Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes, 1999, p.83-84.; Xavier Children's Support Network, 2013,

Prepared by: Lee Butterworth