Connections UnitingCare is an amalgamation of several agencies brought together in May 2000. Connections provides services including adolescent community placement, adoption and permanent care and an adoption information service. Connections holds adoption records for all the Uniting Church's babies' facilities and children's facilities. These facilities include institutions formerly operated by the Presbyterian and Methodist Churches. Connections also holds admission registers for the Presbyterian Sisterhood Home. In July 2017, the organisation became known as Uniting - Connections.
1929 - c. 1974 Methodist Babies' Home
1974 - 1991 Copelen Street Family Centre
1928 - 1977 Presbyterian Babies' Home
1973 - 1998 Grassmere Youth Services
1991 - 1998 Copelen Child and Family Services
1970s - 2000 Wheelers Hill Family Centre
1977 - 2000 Canterbury Family Centre
1998 - 2000 Copelen
2000 - 2017 Connections UnitingCare
2017 - Uniting - Connections
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Historical Details', Kildonan Uniting Care, 7 September 2007; 'We will be Uniting - an exciting step', in Wesley Mission Victoria, Wesley Mission Victoria, 3 October 2016, https://wesley.org.au/we-will-be-uniting/.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill, Rachel Tropea
Created: 21 April 2009, Last modified: 15 September 2017