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Glastonbury Child and Family Services (1984 - 2011)

From
1984
To
2011
Categories
Care Provider, Community Service Organisation, Home and Non-denominational

Glastonbury Child and Family Services was the new name given in 1984 to the former Glastonbury Children's Home. The name change reflected the agency's new directions and service philosophies. The history of the organisation dates back to 1854 and the establishment of the Geelong Orphan Asylum. In 2011, the organisation changed its name to Glastonbury Community Services.

Details

Location

1984
Location - Glastonbury Child and Family Services opened in Geelong. Location: Geelong

Timeline

 c. 1854 - 1862 Geelong Orphan Asylum
       1862 - 1909 Geelong Protestant Orphan Asylum
             1909 - 1955 Geelong and Western District Protestant Orphanage
                   1955 - 1977 Glastonbury - Geelong Protestant Orphanage
                         1977 - 1984 Glastonbury Children's Home
                               1984 - 2011 Glastonbury Child and Family Services
                                     2011 - 2015 Glastonbury Community Services
                                           2015 - Barwon Child, Youth & Family

Related Organisations

Publications

Books

  • The Way It Was: Glastonbury 1928-1995, Glastonbury Child and Family Services, 1995. Details
  • Jaggs, Donella, Advancing This Good Work: a history of Glastonbury Child & Family Services, Jaggs, Catherine, Glastonbury Child and Family Services, Belmont, Victoria, 1988, 80 pp. Details

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'History of Glastonbury Community Services', in Barwon Child, Youth and Family website, Glastonbury Community Services, http://www.bcyf.org.au/about-us/history#glastonbury-community-services.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill