Community Welfare Foundation was the new name given in 1970 to the Melbourne City Mission. In 1979 the organisation reverted to the name Melbourne City Mission.
The Melbourne City Mission changed its name in 1970 to the Community Welfare Foundation as a reflection of the agency's moves to 'professionalise' its services and to distinguish it from other agencies. However, the change of name was not a total success, causing confusion in the community and a sense of loss of continuity with the agency's historical roots. The name reverted to Melbourne City Mission in 1979.
From around 2000 Melbourne City Mission became known as Melbourne Citymission.
Prepared by: Rebe Taylor and Cate O'Neill
Created: 29 April 2013, Last modified: 2 July 2013