Gippsland Family Services was established by the Mission of St James and John in 1979. The Mission had operated a family group home, 'Thuruna' at Traralgon, since 1976. Gippsland Family Services ran a number of services for children in the Latrobe Valley, including The Manor in Morwell (crisis accommodation for families) and the Central Gippsland Foster Care Program in Moe.
Sources used to compile this entry: Monk, Joanne; O'Donoghue, Gina, Billylids and 'Home Kids': The Story of The Mission of St James and St John 1919-1994, The Mission of St. James and St. John, Surrey Hills, Victoria, 1994.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 9 September 2009, Last modified: 29 April 2014