Glenelg Foster Care was established in 1983 by Lutheran Children's Homes. The Lutheran Church had decided to move its child care services from cottage homes in eastern Melbourne, to foster care services in the Glenelg region in south western Victoria. Glenelg Foster Care's headquarters were in Warrnambool. In 1991, Glenelg Foster Care amalgamated with other agencies to form the South Western Community Care Association Inc.
1983? - 1991 Glenelg Foster Care
1991 - 1998 South Western Community Care Association Inc.
1998 - 2012 Community Connections (Vic) Ltd
Sources used to compile this entry: James Jenkinson Consulting, Guide to out-of-home care services 1940-2000 - Volume One: Agency Descriptions, Department of Human Services, Unpublished, November 2001, https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/sites/default/files/DHS.3004.011.0367.pdf; 'Lutheran Children's Home (1950-76)', in Finding Records, Department of Health and Human Services, State of Victoria, https://www.findingrecords.dhhs.vic.gov.au/collectionresultspage/LutheranChildrensHome.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 4 November 2010, Last modified: 31 January 2018