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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 Affairs Board (1963 - 1971), South Australian Government
Aboriginal Catholic Community (1978 - )
Aboriginal Child Care Agency (1978 - 1998)
Aboriginal Family Support Services (1998 - )
Aborigines' Advancement League (1938 - 2008?)
Aborigines Department (1912 - 1962), South Australian Government
Aborigines' Friends' Association (1858 - 2000)
Aborigines Office (1866 - 1912), South Australian Government
Adelaide Central Methodist Mission (c. 1901 - 1977)
Adelaide Central Mission (1977 - 2003)
Adelaide Children's Hospital (1876 - 1989)
Adelaide Kids' Shelter (1976 - 1989?)
Anglican Board of Mission - Australia (1995 - )
Anglican Child Care Services (1978 - 1988)
Anglican Church of Australia (1981 - )
Anglican Social Welfare Bureau (1981 - 1988)
Anglicare SA (1997 - )
Australian Board of Mission (1850 - 1995)
Australian Inland Mission (1912 - 1977)
The Australian Red Cross (1914 - )
The Babies' Hospital Association (1913 - 1951)
Babies' Hospital, St Peters (1915 - 1917)
Baptist Union of South Australia (1863 - )
Brothers of St John the Baptist (c. 1892 - c. 1941)
Catholic Family Welfare Bureau (1942 - 1992)
Centacare Catholic Family Services (1992 - )
Children's Welfare and Public Relief Board (1927 - 1966)
Christian Brethren/Open Brethren Assemblies of South Australia
Church of England in Australia and Tasmania (1788 - 1981)
Church of England Social Welfare Bureau (1947 - 1981)
Churches of Christ (1840s - )
Congregational Union of South Australia (1837 - 1977)
Contact and Exchange Centre (1975 - 1978)
Convent of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Carrieton (1942 - 1945)
Crippled Children's Association of South Australia, Inc. (1939 - 2004)
Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul (1926 - )
Department for Child Protection (2016 - )
Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (2011 - )
Department of Aboriginal Affairs (1972 - 1990), Federal Government
Department of the Interior (1939 - 1972), Commonwealth Government
Destitute Board (1849 - 1886), South Australian Government
Destitute Persons' Department (1910 - 1927), South Australian Government
Destitute Poor Department (1849 - 1910), South Australian Government
Dew Street Cottage (1986 - 1991)
Disability Services - Disability SA (2006 - )
Dominican Sisters, South Australia (1868 - )
Exodus Youth Shelter (1985 - 1990?)
Fairbridge Society Inc (London) (1909 - 2011)
Families SA, Department for Education and Child Development (2011 - 2016)
Families SA, Department for Families and Communities (2006 - 2011)
Family and Youth Services, Department of Human Services (1998 - 2004), South Australian Government
Far North Children's Health Scheme (1957 - 1975?)
Farr House (1935 - 1982)
Girls' Friendly Society (1875 - )
Good Samaritan Order of the Greek Orthodox Church
Good Samaritan Sisters (1866 - )
The Home for Incurables (1879 - 1981)
Home Missions Department of the Methodist Conference (1901? - 1950?)
Independent Order of Oddfellows (1860s - )
Indo-Chinese Refugee Association (1975 - 1994)
Intellectual Disability Services Council (1976 - 2006)
James Brown Memorial Trust (1892 - )
Julia Farr Centre (1981 - 1994)
Julia Farr Services (1994 - 2006)
Kali Cottage (1972 - 1977)
Kandarik Cottage, Somerton Park (1975 - 1988)
Kumanka Boys' Hostel (1946 - 1980)
Kurbingai Hostel (1958 - 1962)
Legacy Club of Adelaide Inc (1928 - )
Little Para House Association Incorporated (1978 - 1984?)
Luprina Hostel (1971 - )
The Lutheran Church of Australia (1838 - )
Mansfield House
Mentally Retarded Children's Association (1950 - 1980)
Minda Home (1911 - 1976)
Minda Home for Weak-Minded Children (1898 - 1911)
Minda Inc. (1976 - )
Morialta Protestant Children's Home, Board of Management (1924 - 1974)
Nidlandi Hostel (1974 - 1981)
Northcote Home (1928 - 1973)
Northfield Consumptive Home (1931 - 1936)
Northfield Infectious Diseases Hospital (1932 - 1948)
Norwood Youth Shelter (1978 - 1980s)
Novita Children's Services (2004 - )
Orana (1980 - )
Order of the Good Shepherd Sisters (c. 1863 - )
The Orphan Home (1860 - 1935)
Point Pearce Mission Station (1868 - 1915)
Presbyterian Church of Australia (1901 - )
Quambi Nursing Home (1913 - 1915)
Queen Victoria Hospital (1966 - 1989)
Queen Victoria Maternity Hospital (1939 - 1966)
Queen's Home (1902 - 1939)
Rose Street Family Connections Unit (1990 - 1993)
Royal Adelaide Hospital (1939 - )
SA Protestant Federation (c. 1920 - )
Sacred Heart Orphanage (1940 - 1979)
Salesians of Don Bosco (1922 - )
The Salvation Army (1829 - )
Save the Children Fund, Australia (1922 - )
Sisters of Mercy, Adelaide Congregation (1880 - 2011)
Sisters of St Joseph (1866 - )
Sisters of the Community of the Holy Name (c. 1888 - )
Sisters of the Resurrection (1891 - )
South Australian Institution for the Blind and Deaf and Dumb (1874 - 1946)
South Australian Spastic Paralysis Welfare Association (1948 - 1983)
Spastic Centres of South Australia, SCOSA (1983 - )
St Vincent's Trust Endowment Society
State Children's Council (1886 - 1927)
Townsend House for Deaf and Blind Children (1970 - 1999)
Townsend House Schools for Deaf and Blind Children (1946 - 1970)
United Aborigines Mission (1895 - )
Uniting Communities (2012 - )
UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide (2003 - 2012)
Women's Australian National Services (1940 - 1997)
Women's Welfare Department of the Methodist Conference (1936 - 1977?)
Woodville Youth Hostel (1980s)
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.
Auricht House (2005 - )
Avila, Brighton (1981 - 1994)
The Boarding section of the Salesian School (1954 - 1984)
Bon Agor House (1975 - 1989s), St Vincent de Paul Group Homes
Bonython Cottage (1980 - 1987)
Brothers of St John the Baptist (c. 1892 - c. 1941)
Cabra Dominican Convent Boarding House (1868 - 1999)
Catholic Boys' Hostel, Parkside (1977 - 1979)
Catholic Family Welfare Bureau (1942 - 1992)
Catholic Girls' Home Parkside (1930 - 1943)
Catholic Girls' Reformatory, Kapunda (1897 - 1909)
Centacare Catholic Family Services (1992 - )
Convent of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Carrieton (1942 - 1945)
Convent of the Good Shepherd "The Pines" (1942 - 1974)
Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul (1926 - )
Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (1947 - )
Dominican Sisters, South Australia (1868 - )
Don Bosco Youth Hostel (1999 - 2010)
Good Samaritan Sisters (1866 - )
Hannah Buckley Home (1980 - 1987)
Kilkenny House (1993? - )
Kolbe Cottage Home (1982 - )
Louise Place (c. 2001 - )
McAuley Lodge (1990 - 1994)
Miroma Respite Care (1985 - )
Mission
Orana Cottage Home (1975 - 1980), St Vincent de Paul Group Homes
Order of the Good Shepherd Sisters (c. 1863 - )
Otherway House (1983 - 1984)
Parkside Hostel (2001 - )
Royston Park House (1997 - 1998?)
Sacred Heart Orphanage (1940 - 1979)
Salesians of Don Bosco (1922 - )
Seanachai Cottage Home (1988 - 1997)
Sisters of Mercy, Adelaide Congregation (1880 - 2011)
Sisters of St Joseph (1866 - )
Sisters of the Resurrection (1891 - )
St John the Baptist Home for Boys (1898 - 1941)
St John's Boys Town (1941 - 1954)
St John's Cottage Home (1985 - 1988)
St Joseph's Children's Home (1969 - 1980)
St Joseph's Home (2001 - )
St Joseph's Junior Boys' Home (1960s - 1969)
St Joseph's Orphanage Largs Bay (1907? - 1960s)
St Joseph's Refuge (1868 - c. 2001)
St Joseph's Sanatorium, Largs Bay (1903 - 1907?)
St Monica's Cottage Home (1985 - 1987)
St Stanislaus House (1956 - 1978)
St Vincent de Paul Group Home (2001 - )
St Vincent de Paul Orphanage (1866 - 1975)
St Vincent's Trust Endowment Society
Waverley Hostel (1972 - 1988)
Xavier Cottage (1986 - 1988)
Yoorana Cottage (1975 - 1989), St Vincent de Paul Group Homes
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.
Birralee Hostel (1971 - 1998)
Brighton Industrial School (1867 - 1869)
Carinya Hostel (1973 - 1994)
Church of England Hostel for Inland Children (1945 - 1946)
Cooinda Hostel (1969 - 1994)
Glandore Boys' Home (1966 - 1973)
Glandore Children's Home (1958 - 1966)
Glandore Industrial School (1949 - 1958)
Greenslade Home (1912 - 1976)
Junior Red Cross Home, Henley Beach (1933 - 1946)
Koonibba Children's Home (1913 - 1963)
Lentara (1960 - 1977)
Loxton Hostel (1977 - 2012)
Methodist Children's Home (1905 - 1924)
Methodist Children's Homes (1924 - 1960)
Minda Home for Weak-Minded Children (1898 - 1911)
Morialta Children's Homes Incorporated (1972 - 1974)
Morialta Protestant Children's Home (1924 - 1972)
Oodnadatta Children's Home (1924 - 1974)
Ooldea Mission (1933 - 1952)
Port Pirie Hostel (1974 - 1990s)
Regency Park Centre (1976 - 1992)
Roberts Home (1921 - 1954)
Somerton Crippled Children's Home (1939 - 1976)
St Joseph's Children's Home (1969 - 1980)
St Joseph's Junior Boys' Home (1960s - 1969)
St Joseph's Orphanage Largs Bay (1907? - 1960s)
St Mary's Home for Children (1953 - 1990)
St Mary's Mission of Hope (1904 - 1953)
St Stanislaus House (1956 - 1978)
Umeewarra Mission Children's Home (1937 - 1964)
Umeewarra Mission Home, Davenport Reserve (1964 - 1995)
Wanslea Children's Home (c. 1946 - 1980s)
Waverley House (1946 - 1964)
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 - )
Christian Brethren/Open Brethren Assemblies of South Australia
Church of England in Australia and Tasmania (1788 - 1981)
Churches of Christ (1840s - )
Congregational Union of South Australia (1837 - 1977)
The Lutheran Church of Australia (1838 - )
Methodist Church (1837 - 1977)
Presbyterian Church of Australia (1901 - )
The Salvation Army (1829 - )
Uniting Church SA (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 Child Care Services (1978 - 1988)
Anglican Social Welfare Bureau (1981 - 1988)
Church of England Social Welfare Bureau (1947 - 1981)
City Mission
City Mission refers to the missions run by various Christian denominations in urban and suburban settings. In the nineteenth century, working class communities in the inner city were seen as 'dark' and 'foreign', and thus an appropriate field for mission. The care of children and single mothers was an important area of activity for these missions. The first half of the twentieth century saw an expansion of denominationally based mission activity, with many inner-suburban churches reconstituting themselves as mission districts. In the postwar period, missions took on a more secular role, and were important providers of child welfare services.
Adelaide Central Methodist Mission (c. 1901 - 1977)
Home Missions Department of the Methodist Conference (1901? - 1950?)
St Mary's Mission of Hope (1904 - 1953)
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 Australian Red Cross (1914 - )
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).
Estcourt House (1894 - 1989)
Junior Red Cross Home, Glenelg (1959 - 1968)
Junior Red Cross Home, Henley Beach (1933 - 1946)
Kalyra Sanatorium (1894 - 1988)
Lady Hore-Ruthven Junior Red Cross Home (1946 - 1959)
Lady Norrie Junior Red Cross Children's Home (1947 - 1959)
McBride Hospital (1975 - 1986)
McBride Maternity Hospital (1914 - 1975)
Queen Victoria Convalescent Home for Children (1898 - 1943?)
Ru Rua Nursing Home (1978 - 1989)
Seaforth Convalescent Home (1921 - 1946)
St Joseph's Sanatorium, Largs Bay (1903 - 1907?)
Warrawee, Grange (1950 - 1975)
Cottage Home
The term Cottage Home refers to an institution which provided residential 'care' for children under the cottage care, or 'family cottage' model.
Albara Road Cottage (1982 - )
Auricht House (2005 - )
Bon Agor House (1975 - 1989s), St Vincent de Paul Group Homes
Bonython Cottage (1980 - 1987)
Brookman Cottage (1985 - 1989)
Cann Cottage (1957 - c. 1977)
Cecil Street Cottage (1980s - c. 1995)
Cheltenham Cottage Home (1976 - 1980s)
Christies Beach Cottage (1976 - c. 1985)
Claring-bould Cottage (c. 1982 - c. 1995)
Clark Cottage, Clarence Park (1963 - 1979)
Colton Cottage (1987 - 1994?)
Colton Cottage, Thorngate (1965 - 1982)
Cullford Cottage (1980s - 1995?)
Curtice Cottage (1957 - 1977)
Dew Street Cottage (1986 - 1991)
Elizabeth Downs Cottage (1976 - 1980s)
Farr Cottage (1982 - 1996?)
Fullarton Cottage, Myrtle Bank (1970 - 1979)
Garden Cottage (1976 - 1984)
Greenslade Home (1912 - 1976)
Hannah Buckley Home (1980 - 1987)
Hay Cottage, Lockleys (1968 - 1979)
Hove Cottage (1976 - 1986)
I'Anson Cottage (1957 - c. 1977)
Joyville Cottage (1972 - 1986?)
Kali Cottage (1972 - 1977)
Kandarik Cottage, Somerton Park (1975 - 1988)
Kennion Cottage (1984 - 1990)
Kilkenny House (1993? - )
Kolbe Cottage Home (1982 - )
Kurinda Cottage (1981 - )
Largs Bay Cottage (1976 - c. 1985)
Largs Bay Cottage Home (1970 - ?)
Malvern Cottage (1972 - 1980)
Merrilama Cottage, Glenelg (1960 - 1979)
Minnie Maughan Cottage (1955 - 1980?)
Montrose Cottage (1986 - 1995?)
Morada Cottage, Somerton Park (1975 - 1979)
Orana Cottage Home (1975 - 1980), St Vincent de Paul Group Homes
Port Pirie Cottage (1962 - 1972)
Reception Cottage, Glandore/Somerton Park (1973 - 1979)
Roberts Cottage (1964 - 1980s)
Rose Cottage (1983 - 1993)
Royston Park House (1997 - 1998?)
Seanachai Cottage Home (1988 - 1997)
Slade Cottage, Glandore/Somerton Park (1973 - 1988)
Smith Street Cottage (1976 - 1984)
Spence Cottage, Kensington Gardens (1963 - 1980)
St John's Cottage Home (1985 - 1988)
St Monica's Cottage Home (1985 - 1987)
St Vincent de Paul Group Home (2001 - )
Stirling Cottage, St Peters (1962 - 1979)
Tintoo Cottage, Somerton Park (1975 - 1979)
Xavier Cottage (1986 - 1988)
Yoorana Cottage (1975 - 1989), St Vincent de Paul Group Homes