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Kilmany Family Care (c. 1978 - 2002)

From
c. 1978
To
2002
Categories
Care Provider, Family Group Home, Home and Uniting Church

Kilmany Family Care came into being in 1979. It operated four family group homes in East Gippsland, including one house specifically for Aboriginal children, with an Aboriginal cottage mother. In 2002, the organisation became known as Kilmany UnitingCare.

Details

Kilmany Family Care came into being in 1979 when the Uniting Church appointed a new Council to be responsible for the management and policy of family group homes and the development of family and child welfare services in East Gippsland.

Kilmany Family Care was initially funded through the Uniting Church Department of Social Services (Interim) Task Group.

Whilst using the clerical services of Kildonan Homes for Children, it was financially independent of the Kildonan Council. Kilmany Family Care was initially funded through the Uniting Church Department of Social Services (Interim) Task Group.

Kilmany Family Care operated four family group homes in East Gippsland, including one house specifically for Aboriginal children, with an Aboriginal cottage mother. The family group homes were called: Fitzroy Street Family Group Home, Sale; Reeve Street (also known as Cunninghame) Family Group Home, Sale; Wallace Street Family Group Home, Bairnsdale; and Main Street Family Group Home, Bairnsdale.

Many staff members have had contact with former residents of Kilmany Park, and organised a reunion in 1996.

In 2002, the organisation became known as Kilmany UnitingCare.

Location

1978
Location - Kilmany Family Care operated family group homes in East Gippsland, in towns including Bairnsdale. Location: Bairnsdale
1978
Location - Kilmany Family Care operated family group homes in East Gippsland, in towns including Sale. Location: Sale

Timeline

 c. 1978 - 2002 Kilmany Family Care
       2002 - 2010 Kilmany UnitingCare
             2010 - 2016 UnitingCare Gippsland
                   2016 - Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

Related Organisations

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

Online Resources

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