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Care Provider
Care provider is an umbrella term that refers to the group or organisation responsible for providing and administering out-of-home 'care' for children. Although this term was not in common usage before the late twentieth century, this website applies it to describe all organisations which operated 'care' services, no matter when they were active.
Aboriginal and Island Affairs Department (1966 - 1975), State Government of Queensland
Aboriginal and Islanders Advancement Department (1975 - 1984), State Government of Queensland
Anglican Church of Australia (1981 - )
Anglican Church of Australia, Diocese of Brisbane (1859 - )
Anglican Men's Society (1905 - )
Anglican Society of St Francis (1937 - )
Anglicare Southern Queensland (2012 - )
Assemblies of God in Australia (1937 - 2007)
Australian Red Cross (1914 - )
Baptist Union of Queensland (1855 - )
Basil Stafford Centre (1968 - 2013)
Beemar Yumba Hostel Aboriginal Corporation (c. 1985 - 2010)
The Benevolent Society (1813 - )
Bethesda Children's Centre Committee (1980? - 1992?)
Boopa Werem Kindergarten Association (1982? - 2001?)
Boys' Home (1890 - 1906)
BoysTown (1961 - 2001)
BoysTown Ltd (2002 - 2016)
Brisbane Servants' Home (1865 - 1873)
Carinity: Baptist Community Services (2013 - )
Catholic Church in Australia (c. 1788 - )
Catholic Daughters of Australia (1927 - 1975)
Catholic Family Welfare Bureau (1956 - c. 1998)
Chief Protector of Aboriginals Office (1904 - 1939), State Government of Queensland
Child Safety Department (2004 - 2009), State Government of Queensland
Children's Services Department (1966 - 1987), State Government of Queensland
Church of England in Australia (1788 - 1981)
Churches of Christ in Queensland (c. 1883 - )
The Committee of St Mary's Church of England Home (1907 - 1991)
Communities Department (2004 - 2012), State Government of Queensland
Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Department (2012 - 2017), State Government of Queensland
Community Safety Department (2009 - 2013)
Community Services and Ethnic Affairs Department (1987 - 1989), State Government of Queensland
Community Services Department (1984 - 1987), State Government of Queensland
Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth (c. 1850 - )
Cootharinga North Queensland - Ability First! (2002 - )
Cootharinga Society of North Queensland (1991 - 2002)
Corrective Services Department (1999 - 2009)
Crossroads Community Youth Organisation (1972 - 1986?)
Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (1874 - )
De La Salle Brothers (1906 - )
Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (2017 - ), State Government of Queensland
Department of Families (2001 - 2004), State Government of Queensland
Department of Families, Youth and Community Care (1996 - 2001), State Government of Queensland
Department of Family and Community Services (1996), State Government of Queensland
Director Of Native Affairs Office (1939 - 1966), State Government of Queensland
Family and Youth Services Department (1987), State Government of Queensland
Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Department (1989 - 1996), State Government of Queensland
Family Services Department (1987 - 1989), State Government of Queensland
Female Refuge and Infants Home (1870 - 1919)
First Contact Aboriginal Corporation for Youth (1994 - 2014?)
Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (1941 - )
Health and Home Affairs Department (1935 - 1963)
Health and Home Affairs Department, State Children Department (1935 - 1963), State Government of Queensland
Health Department (1963 - 2012)
Home Secretary's Office, State Children Department (1911 - 1935), State Government of Queensland
Hospitaller Brothers of St John of God (1947 - )
Independent Order of Odd Fellows (1819 - )
Labour and Industry Department, State Children Department (1963 - 1966), State Government of Queensland
The Lutheran Church of Australia (1838 - )
Lutheran Church of Australia, Queensland District (1966 - )
Mater Mothers' Hospital (1960 - )
Mercy Family Services (1996 - )
Methodist Church (c. 1851 - )
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (1854 - )
MontroseAccess (2001 - 2015)
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (1989 - )
North Queensland Society for Crippled Children (1951 - 1991)
One People of Australia League (1961 - )
The Open Brethren Assembly (c. 1914 - )
Peirson Memorial Trust (1947 - )
Petford Training Farm Aboriginal Corporation (1983 - 1998?)
Presbyterian and Methodist Church Council (1930 - c. 1953)
Presbyterian Church of Queensland (1849 - )
Public Instruction Department, Orphanages Branch (1879 - 1911), State Government of Queensland
The Queensland Association for the Saving of Infant Life (1916 - 1923)
Queensland Baptist Care (1949 - 2013)
Queensland Congregational Union (1861 - 1977)
Queensland Corrective Services Commission (1988 - 1999)
Queensland Health (2012 - )
Queensland School for the Deaf (1893 - 1988)
Queensland Society for Crippled Children (1933 - 2001)
Royal Queensland Bush Children's Health Scheme (1935 - )
The Salvation Army Australia (Eastern Territory) (1885 - )
Save the Children Fund, Queensland (1919 - )
Seventh-day Adventist Church, South Queensland Conference (1890 - )
Sisters of Mercy (1861 - )
Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (1869 - )
Sisters of the Good Shepherd (1863 - )
Society of the Sacred Advent (1892 - )
South East Queensland Aboriginal Community Care Agency (1997 - 1999?)
Spiritus (2006 - 2012)
St George's Orphanage, Rockhampton (1917 - 1922)
Teen Challenge Queensland (1971 - )
Toowoomba Aboriginal Corporation for Cultural and Recreational Activities (1990? - 1997?)
United Protestant Association of Queensland (c. 1938 - 1974?)
Uniting Church in Australia (1977 - )
Vietnamese Community in Australia, Queensland Chapter (1979 - )
Catholic
The term Catholic describes a person or organisation affiliated with the Catholic Church. With child welfare, services were often clustered under the umbrella terms of Protestant and Catholic.
Albion Lodge (1965 - 1974)
The Ark Transition Hostel (1977 - 1982)
Ascot Family Group Home (1978 - c. 1990)
Avila Family Group Home (1972 - 1996)
BoysTown (1961 - 2001)
Catholic Church in Australia (c. 1788 - )
Catholic Daughters Holiday Home (1930 - 1955?)
Catholic Daughters of Australia (1927 - 1975)
Catholic Family Welfare Bureau (1956 - c. 1998)
Catholic School, Thursday Island (1887 - )
The Catholic Social Service Bureau (1935 - 1956)
Catholic Women's League, State of Queensland Inc. (1975 - )
Centacare Brisbane (c. 1998 - )
Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth (c. 1850 - )
Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (1874 - )
De La Salle Brothers (1906 - )
Fatima Home for Children (1974 - 1995)
Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (1941 - )
Good Shepherd Home for Girls (1930 - 1966)
Granada Hostel (1979 - 1985)
Hammond Island Mission Orphanage (1929 - 1942)
Holy Cross Home (1965 - 1973)
Holy Cross Retreat (1889 - 1978)
Hospitaller Brothers of St John of God (1947 - )
Industrial School for Girls, Nudgee (1903 - 1942)
Industrial School for Girls, Wooloowin (1904 - c. 1966)
Jessie Street Family Group Home (1978 - 1985)
Kiah Hostel, Norman Park (c. 1978 - 2003)
Logan Reserve Lodge (1989 - 2001)
Loreto Family Group Home (1964 - 1971)
Mercy Centre (1977 - )
Mercy Family Services (1996 - )
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (1854 - )
Mt Maria Re-Education Centre, Mitchelton (1966 - 1973)
Mt Maria Youth Centre (c. 1973 - 1974)
Narnia Family Group Home (1996)
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (1989 - )
Nazareth House (1926 - 1982)
New Farm St Vincent's (c. 1860 - 1867)
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Mission Thursday Island (1884 - 1984?)
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School, Thursday Island (1967 - )
Sisters of Mercy (1861 - )
Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (1869 - )
Sisters of the Good Shepherd (1863 - )
St Ann's Industrial School (1868 - 1964)
St Brigid's Industrial School (1874 - 1985)
St Henry's Roman Catholic Asylum (1889 - 1942)
St Joseph's Home, Neerkol (1885 - 1978)
St Joseph's Orphanage, Bucasia (1874 - 1885)
St Martin's Centre (1977 - 1991)
St Vincent's Home for Children (1935 - 1971)
St Vincent's Orphanage (1867 - 1935)
Tarragindi Lodge (1974 - 1991)
Virginia Share House (1978? - )
Ward Street Family Group Home (1977 - 1979)
Xavier Home for Crippled Children (1949 - 1994)
Children's Home
Children's Home is a term used to describe institutions providing out-of-home 'care' for children. The term was commonly used during the period from the 1920s to the 1970s.
Albion Lodge (1965 - 1974)
Alford House (1966 - 1976)
Alkira, Salvation Army Home for Boys (1969 - 1983)
Anglican Children's Home (1983 - )
Beemar Yumba Maud Phillips Memorial Children's Shelter, Cherbourg (1985 - 2010)
Ben White House (1980 - 1991)
Bethel Home, Dalby (1952 - 1982)
Bethesda Childrens' Home (1977 - 1979)
Bethesda Hostel and Childrens' Home (1976 - 1977)
Birralee Children's Home (1964 - 1967)
Birralee Receiving and Assessment Centre (1967 - 1981)
Blackheath Home, Oxley (c. 1924 - 1963)
Boys' Home (1890 - 1906)
Boys Home, Indooroopilly (1946 - 1968)
Boys Home, Washpool (1942 - 1945)
BoysTown (1961 - 2001)
Buxton Lodge (1980 - 1983)
Carramar Children's Home (1964 - 1967)
Carramar Receiving and Assessment Centre (1967 - 1995)
Chelmer Children's Home (1969 - 1995)
Church of England Rescue Home (1894 - 1898)
Cooinda Salvation Army Home for Boys (1968 - 1969)
Diamantina Receiving Depot and Infants' Home (1910 - 1962)
Diamantina Receiving Home (1962 - 1964)
Enoggera Boys' Home (1906 - 1978)
Fatima Home for Children (1974 - 1995)
Hocking House (1966 - 1976)
Holy Cross Retreat (1889 - 1978)
Home of the Good Shepherd, Nundah (1893 - 1901)
Horton House (1963 - 1976)
Horton Village (1976 - 1985)
James Horton Industrial School for Girls (1947 - 1953)
James Horton Memorial Home for Girls (1953 - 1954)
James Horton School for Girls (1954 - 1963)
Kalimna Vocational Centre for Girls (1962 - 1977)
Leslie Tooth Home (1921 - 1931)
Margaret Marr Memorial Home for Boys (1924 - 1973)
Marsden Home for Boys, Booval (1962 - 1974)
Marsden Home for Boys, Kallangur (1929 - 1992)
Montrose Home for Crippled Children (1933 - 2001)
Mt Maria Youth Centre (c. 1973 - 1974)
OPAL Joyce Wilding Home (1970 - )
Queen Alexandra Home for Children (1910 - 1960)
Ray Powell Cottage (1969 - 1976)
Salvation Army Girls' Home, Toowong (1956 - c. 1961)
Salvation Army Home for Girls, Yeronga (1898 - 1942)
Silky Oaks Haven for Children (1940 - )
St Christopher's Lodge (1934 - c. 1959)
St George's Homes, Rockhampton (1922 - 1979)
St Joseph's Home, Neerkol (1885 - 1978)
St Joseph's Orphanage, Bucasia (1874 - 1885)
St Mary's Home, Taringa (1898 - 1919)
St Mary's Home, Toowong (1919 - 1991)
St Vincent's Home for Children (1935 - 1971)
St Vincent's Orphanage (1867 - 1935)
Tarragindi Lodge (1974 - 1991)
Therapeutic Adolescent Residential Assessment Unit (1995 - 2001)
Tufnell Home (1901 - 1993)
Tufnell Toddlers' Home (1947 - c. 1975)
United Protestant Association Home (1951 - c. 1960)
W. R. Black Home (1928 - 1965)
Warilda Children's Home and Warilda Infants' Home (1964 - 1967)
Warilda Receiving and Assessment Centre (1967 - 1989)
Wilson Youth Hospital (1961 - 1983)
Church
Church is a general term which may be applied to any number of (usually Christian) religious groups. The phrase 'the church' usually refers to the official opinion, policy or practice of a particular denomination.
Anglican Church of Australia (1981 - )
Anglican Church of Australia, Diocese of Brisbane (1859 - )
Anglican Diocese of Rockhampton (1892 - )
Assemblies of God in Australia (1937 - 2007)
Australian Christian Churches (2007 - )
Baptist Union of Queensland (1855 - )
Catholic Church in Australia (c. 1788 - )
Church of England in Australia (1788 - 1981)
Churches of Christ in Queensland (c. 1883 - )
The Lutheran Church of Australia (1838 - )
Lutheran Church of Australia, Queensland District (1966 - )
Methodist Church (c. 1851 - )
Presbyterian Church of Queensland (1849 - )
Queensland Congregational Union (1861 - 1977)
The Salvation Army Australia (Eastern Territory) (1885 - )
Seventh-day Adventist Church, South Queensland Conference (1890 - )
Uniting Church in Australia (1977 - )
Church Agency
The term Church Agency refers to a service organisation which is associated with a specific Church. Some were operated by religious orders, especially within the Catholic Church, and others were operated by lay people.
Anglican Men's Society (1905 - )
Anglicare Southern Queensland (2012 - )
Carinity: Baptist Community Services (2013 - )
Catholic Family Welfare Bureau (1956 - c. 1998)
The Catholic Social Service Bureau (1935 - 1956)
Catholic Women's League, State of Queensland Inc. (1975 - )
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (1989 - )
Queensland Baptist Care (1949 - 2013)
Spiritus (2006 - 2012)
Churches of Christ
The Churches of Christ is a movement of autonomous Christian congregations which share a particular understanding of the teachings of Jesus Christ as set out in the New Testament.
Bundamba Lodge (1983 - )
Christian Centre Family Group Homes (1976 - 2001?)
Frank Gilson House (1970 - 2001?)
Irwin Blowers House (1980 - 2000s)
John Thompson House (1980 - 1998?)
Kedron House (1959 - 1978)
Kingswood Lodge (1993 - )
Mackay Family Group Home (1976 - 2000?)
Community Service Organisation
Community Service Organisations, or CSOs are privately run groups, often with a religious affiliation, which provide services to the community, including services to support families and out-of-home ‘care’ programs. In some states and territories, including New South Wales, such organisations are known as Non-Government Organisations, or NGOs. Although they are private organisations, they may receive some funding from government to provide particular services.
The Benevolent Society (1813 - )
BoysTown Ltd (2002 - 2016)
Catholic Family Welfare Bureau (1956 - c. 1998)
Child Migrants Trust (1987 - )
Cootharinga North Queensland - Ability First! (2002 - )
Cootharinga Society of North Queensland (1991 - 2002)
Far North Queensland Youth Assistance Fund
Historical Abuse Network (2006 - )
Lotus Place: Support Service for Queensland's Forgotten Australians (2006 - )
Lutheran Community Care (1935 - )
Mercy Family Services (1996 - )
Micah Projects (1995 - )
Micah Projects Inc. (1995 - )
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (1989 - )
North Queensland Society for Crippled Children (1951 - 1991)
Peirson Memorial Trust (1947 - )
Queensland Baptist Care (1949 - 2013)
Queensland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty (1892 - 1955)
Queensland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (1876 - 1892)
Royal Queensland Bush Children's Health Scheme (1935 - )
Royal Queensland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty (1955 - 1981)
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Queensland (1981 - )
The Salvation Army Australia (Eastern Territory) (1885 - )
Save the Children Fund, Queensland (1919 - )
Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (1869 - )
Teen Challenge Queensland (1971 - )
UnitingCare Queensland (c. 1999 - )
Vietnamese Community in Australia, Queensland Chapter (1979 - )
yourtown (2016 - )
Congregational Church
Congregational Churches (sometimes called Independent Churches) are autonomous Protestant churches with governance focused at the congregational level, and brought together under a Congregational Union.
Marsden Family Group Home (1974 - 2001?)
Marsden Home for Boys, Booval (1962 - 1974)
Marsden Home for Boys, Kallangur (1929 - 1992)
Convalescent Home
A Convalescent Home was a place where children were sent to rest and recover from illnesses, or after a stay in hospital. Sometimes the term was used to describe a home for women suffering from venereal disease (such institutions were also known as Lock Hospitals or Contagious Diseases Hospitals).
Broadhurst Convalescent Home (1901 - 1942)
Lady Musgrave Sanitorium for Sick Children (c. 1888 - 1931)
Leslie Wilson Home, Emu Park (1938 - 1954)
Leslie Wilson Home, Redcliffe (1936 - 1990)
Leslie Wilson Home, Torquay (1938 - 1997)
Leslie Wilson Home, Townsville (1946 - 1994)
Leslie Wilson Home, Yeppoon (1958 - 1994)
Red Cross Home, Margate (1945 - 1975)
Sandgate Maternal and Child Welfare Home (1944 - 1983)
Walter T Robertson Red Cross Convalescent Home (1943 - 1960?)
Cottage Home
The term Cottage Home refers to an institution which provided residential 'care' for children under the cottage care, or 'family cottage' model.
Alexander Cottage (1991 - )
Balmoral Cottage (1977 - 1993)
Bay Cottage (1970 - 1998)
Durak Cottage (1981 - 1993)
Farm Cottage (1965 - 1989)
Grey Cottage (1960 - 1991)
Silky Oaks Haven for Children (1940 - )