The Exodus Youth Shelter opened in 1985 in Edwardstown. It was run by the Christian Family Centre, an independent church organisation. The shelter provided accommodation for children affected by family breakdowns, youth violence and drug abuse. It accommodated a number of State children and received a subsidy from the government to assist with their care. The Exodus Youth Shelter came under scrutiny during the 2004-2008 Children in state Care Commission of Inquiry due to allegations of abuse at the shelter. The exact closing date of the shelter is unknown.
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.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 3 June 2014