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Victoria - Organisation

MacKillop Family Services (1997 - )

From
1997
Categories
Care Provider, Catholic, Community Service Organisation and Records Holder
Website
http://www.mackillop.org.au/

MacKillop Family Services was established in 1997 to continue the services (foster care, residential care and specialised home-based care services) to children, young people and families previously undertaken by the Sisters of Mercy, the Christian Brothers, and the Sisters of St Joseph. It is based in Melbourne, and is a leading provider of services for children, young people and families in Victoria and New South Wales. It is also establishing a presence in Western Australia.

Details

MacKillop Family Services' out-of-home care services provide support and accommodation to children and young people unable to live at home, through residential care, foster care and lead tenant programs. MacKillop Family Services' Community Programs support vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people and their families through a range of programs and services including education, disability services, family and community services and family relationship services.

MacKillop Family Services' Refugee Services works in partnership with local community organisations to provide assistance and support to asylum seekers who are unaccompanied minors. In addition, MacKillop Family Services' homelessness services in New South Wales support young people who are experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing, homelessness.

Location

1997
Location - Mackillop Family Services was located in South Melbourne. Location: South Melbourne

Timeline

 c. 1855 - 1939 St Augustine's Boys' Orphanage
 c. 1862 - 1912 Our Lady's Orphanage
       1861 - 1962 St Vincent de Paul's Girls' Orphanage
       1901 - 1975 St Joseph's Foundling Hospital
       1912 - 1960 St Catherine's Orphanage
       c. 1921 - 1943 St Anthony's Children's Home
       1939 - 1966 St Augustine's Orphanage
             1855 - 1967 St Vincent de Paul Orphanage
             1902 - 1985 St Joseph's Receiving Home
             1943 - 1976 St Anthony's Home
             1960 - 1975 St Catherine's Children's Home
             1962 - 1992 St Vincent de Paul Children's Home
             1966 - 1988 St Augustine's Boys' Home
             1975 - 1985 St Joseph's Babies' Home
                   1967 - 1997? St Vincent de Paul's Boys' Home
                   c. 1975 - 1997 Mercy Family Care Centre
                   1976 - 1997 St Anthony's Family Service
                   1985 - 1997 St Joseph's Babies' and Family Service
                   1988 - 1997 St Augustine's Adolescent and Family Services
                   1992 - 1997 St Vincent de Paul Child and Family Services
                   1995 - 1997 Christian Brothers' Child Youth and Family Services
                         1997 - MacKillop Family Services

Related Organisations

Publications

Books

  • Barnard, Jill; Twigg, Karen, Holding on to Hope: a history of the founding agencies of MacKillop Family Services 1854-1997, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2004. Details

Online Resources

Photos

150 years of children in care in Victoria, 150 years of MacKillop Family Services
Title
150 years of children in care in Victoria, 150 years of MacKillop Family Services
Type
Document
Date
c. 2006

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Barnard, Jill; Twigg, Karen, Holding on to Hope: a history of the founding agencies of MacKillop Family Services 1854-1997, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2004.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill