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Victoria - Organisation

Share Care (1983 - 2005)

Care Provider and Foster Care

Share Care was established in 1983 in Abbotsford as a small, community based foster care program servicing the City of Yarra. Share Care arranged respite, emergency and longer-term care and accommodation for children in the homes of approved caregivers. Share Care aimed to strengthen and support families, assist with the prevention of family breakdown, and avoid the permanent placement of children away from their families.

The agency shared premises with a Maternal and Child Health Service.

In 2005, Share Care ceased operation.



1983 - 2005
Location - Share care was located in Gahan Reserve, Park Street, Abbotsford. Location: Abbotsford



  • Share Care Inc., Sharing the Care : the Role of Regular Planned Respite Foster Care, Share Care, Abbotsford, Vic, 2001. Details

Online Resources

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Guide to out-of-home care services 1940-2000 - Volume One: Agency Descriptions, Department of Human Services, Unpublished, November 2001,

Prepared by: Leanne Howard