North East Foster Care was established in around 1976. It was jointly auspiced by the Anglican Diocesan Mission to the Streets and Lanes and St John's Homes for Boys and Girls. From 1989, North East Foster Care's Greensborough office was auspiced by the Mission to the Streets and Lanes, and the Preston office remained under the management of St John's. In 1991, the Greensborough office of North East Foster Care changed auspice to Sutherland Child Youth and Family Services.
Originally, North East Foster Care was known as Joint Anglican Foster Care, and located in the suburb of Preston. The program was established in c.1976 to supplement the foster care services provided by the Broadmeadows Family Centre (run by the Mission to the Streets and Lanes).
Sources used to compile this entry: Annual report: Church of England, Diocesan Mission to the Streets and Lanes of Melbourne, The Mission, Melbourne, -1980. 1975-1978.; Groll, Nancy, The Sutherland Story: a century of caring for children, Berry Street Victoria, 2000; Howe, Kathryn, Deborah Kearsey and Helen Murphy, Publicity and recruitment: the North East Foster Care experience 1985-1990, North East Foster Care, Greensborough, 1991.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 11 November 2010, Last modified: 14 March 2013