Reeve House, run by the government, opened in about 1992 in Hadspen, near Launceston. As a family group Home, it provided temporary accommodation for children who were wards of state or supervised in other ways by the Department of Community Services and its successors. Reeve House was still open in 2011.
A married woman managed Reeve House with the assistance of her husband, who was in paid employment outside the Home. In return, they did not pay rent.
Reeve House provided accommodation for new wards of the state or children on remand from the courts until the Department found a more permanent placement for them. It also took in children requiring temporary accommodation or in transit between homes. Some children stayed in the home longer if they got on well with the foster parent.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 4 February 2014, Last modified: 12 June 2014