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Victoria - Organisation

Kildonan Child and Family Services (c. 1993 - 2007)

From
c. 1993
To
2007
Categories
Care Provider and Uniting Church

Kildonan Child and Family Services was established in 1993. The organisation was previously known as Kildonan Homes for Children. In 2003, Kildonan Child and Family Services ceased to provide residential care; in 2007, it changed its name to Kildonan UnitingCare.

Details

Kildonan Child and Family Services was established in 1993.
Its programs included family preservation, youth and family support including counselling, employment and social skills; preventative and early intervention services for children, youth and families; housing services including emergency, referral and community housing and specialist services including financial and relationship counselling.

In 2003, the agency ceased to provide residential care, and shifted to working with families at risk of contact with the child protection system, families who are in the early stages of such contact or are at the point of leaving the child protection system.

To reflect its partnership with UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania Network, Kildonan Child and Family Services changed its name in July 2007 to Kildonan Uniting Care.

In 2007, Kildonan Uniting Care became the custodian of records of the programs run by Kildonan Child and Family Services.

Location

1993
Location - Kildonan merged with Whittlesea Family Services. Location: Whittlesea

Timeline

 1890 - c. 1937 Kildonan, North Melbourne
       1937 - c. 1961 Kildonan, Burwood
             c. 1960 - c. 1993 Kildonan Homes for Children
                   c. 1993 - 2007 Kildonan Child and Family Services
                         2007 - 2017 Kildonan UnitingCare
                               2017 - Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

Provided 'Care' At

Related Archival Collections

Publications

Books

  • Robinson, Marjorie, Kildonan: one hundred years of caring 1881-1981, The Council of the Uniting Church Kildonan Homes for Children, Camberwell, 1981. Details

Reports

  • 'Historical Details', Kildonan Uniting Care, 7 September 2007. Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Historical Details', Kildonan Uniting Care, 7 September 2007; Robinson, Marjorie, Kildonan: one hundred years of caring 1881-1981, The Council of the Uniting Church Kildonan Homes for Children, Camberwell, 1981.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill