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Community Welfare Foundation (1970 - 1979)

Care Provider and Community Service Organisation
Alternative Names
  • Melbourne City Mission (Also known as)
  • Melbourne Citymission (Also known as)

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.


 1854 - 1970 Melbourne City Mission
       1970 - 1979 Community Welfare Foundation
             1979 - c. 2000 Melbourne City Mission
                   2000 - Melbourne Citymission

Provided 'Care' At

  • Hartnett House (c. 1955 - c. 1982)

    Melbourne City Mission, which established Hartnett House, was known as Community Welfare Foundation between 1970 and 1979.

    Date: 1970 - 1979

  • Swinborn Lodge (1957 - 1979)

    The Melbourne City Mission changed its name to the Community Welfare Foundation from 1970 to 1979.

    Date: 1970 - 1979

Prepared by: Rebe Taylor and Cate O'Neill