The Contact and Exchange Centre opened in November 1975 at Byron Place in Adelaide. It was established and run by an independent group of social workers and social work students from the South Australian Institute of Technology. It initially provided short term accommodation for homeless young people.. The Centre moved to Norwood in 1978 and was renamed the Norwood Youth Shelter.
1975 - 1978 Contact and Exchange Centre
1978 - 1980s Norwood Youth Shelter
Sources used to compile this entry: Mullighan, the Hon E.P., Children in State Care Commission of Inquiry: Allegations of sexual abuse and death from criminal conduct, presented to the South Australian Parliament by the Hon. E.P. Mullighan QC, Commisioner, Children in State Care Commission of Enquiry, Adelaide, South Australia, 2008, 564 pp, https://www.childprotection.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/107201/children-in-state-care-commission-of-inquiry-introducation.pdf; Notes created by Karen George during research for Finding Your Own Way 2004-2005.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 3 June 2014