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Care Provider
Care provider is an umbrella term that refers to the group or organisation responsible for providing and administering out-of-home 'care' for children. Although this term was not in common usage before the late twentieth century, this website applies it to describe all organisations which operated 'care' services, no matter when they were active.
Abercare Family Services (1981 - 2009?)
Aboriginal Youth Support Service (c. 1973 - )
Anchor Inc. (1989 - )
Anglican Church of Australia (1788 - )
Anglican Diocese of Ballarat (c. 1863 - )
Anglicare Victoria (1997 - )
Australian Jewish Welfare Society (1936 - 2001)
Ballarat Children's Homes (1968 - 1984)
Ballarat Children's Homes and Family Services (1984 - 1998)
Ballarat District Orphan Asylum (1865 - 1909)
Ballarat Orphanage (1909 - 1968)
Ballarat Town and City Mission (1867 - )
Baptcare (1945 - )
Baptist Social Service Homes for Children (c. 1970 - c. 1985)
Barwon Association for Youth Support and Accommodation (1981 - 2006)
Barwon Child, Youth & Family (2015 - )
Barwon Youth (2006 - 2015)
Berry Street - Child and Family Care (1975 - 1992)
Berry Street (1994 - )
Berry Street Babies' Home and Hospital (1964 - 1975)
Berry Street Incorporated (1992 - 1994)
bestchance Child Family Care (2006 - )
Bethany Babies' Home (1928 - 1977)
Bethany Community Support (1977 - )
Broadmeadows Family Centre (1974 - 1997?)
Brophy Family and Youth Services (1992 - )
Brophy Memorial Hostel (1976 - 1994)
Bukawert Reformatory School (1894 - 1899)
Burwood Children's Home (c. 1972 - c. 1986)
Canterbury Family Centre (1977 - 2000)
Cara Inc. (1979 - )
Carry On Club of Victoria (1932 - )
Catholic Church in Australia (c. 1788 - )
Centacare Catholic Family Services (1998 - 2011)
Central Dorcas Society (1888 - 1891)
Child and Family Care Network (c. 1986 - c. 2006)
Child and Family Services Ballarat (1998 - )
Children's Protection Society (1971 - )
Children's Welfare Department (1924 - 1960), State Government of Victoria
Christian Brethren Family Care Inc. (1968 - )
Christian Brothers (1868 - )
Christian Brothers' Child Youth and Family Services (1995 - 1997)
Church of England Boys' Society (1914 - )
Colac Foster Care (1975? - 1997?)
Committee of Management of the Ballarat District Orphan Asylum (1865 - 1909)
Community Connections (Vic) Ltd (1998 - 2012?)
Community Integration and Accommodation Options (1991 - )
Community of the Holy Name (1888 - )
Community Services Victoria (1985 - 1992), State Government of Victoria
Community Welfare Foundation (1970 - 1979)
Connections UnitingCare (2000 - 2016)
Copelen (1998 - 2000)
Copelen Child and Family Services (1991 - 1998)
Copelen Street Family Centre (1974 - 1991)
Cottage By The Sea Queenscliff Inc (1890 - )
Daughters of Divine Zeal (1959 - )
Department for Neglected Children (1887 - 1900), Colony of Victoria
Department for Neglected Children (1901 - 1924), State Government of Victoria
Department for Reformatory Schools (1887 - 1900), Colony of Victoria
Department for Reformatory Schools (1901 - 1954), State Government of Victoria
Department of Community Welfare Services (1978 - 1985), State Government of Victoria
Department of Health & Human Services (2015 - ), State Government of Victoria
Department of Human Services (1995 - 2014), State Government of Victoria
Department of Industrial and Reformatory Schools (1864 - 1887)
Department of Mental Hygiene (1934 - 1944)
Family Action (1987 - 1993)
Family Focus (1991 - 1993)
Forest Hill Emergency Kindergarten (1960 - 1988)
The Foundling Hospital and Infants' Home (1906 - 1964)
The Foundling Hospital and Infants' Home (Incorporated) (1914 - 1964)
Franciscan Friars (1839 - )
Geelong and Western District Protestant Orphanage (1909 - 1955)
Geelong Foster Care (1974 - 1997)
Geelong Orphan Asylum (c. 1854 - 1862)
Gippsland Family Services (1979 - )
Glastonbury at Colac (1977 - 1984?)
Glastonbury Child and Family Services (1984 - 2011)
Glastonbury Children's Home (1977 - 1984)
Glastonbury Community Services (2011 - 2015)
Glenelg Foster Care (1983? - 1991)
Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services (1976 - )
Gordon Homes for Boys (1951 - 1969)
The Gordon Homes for Boys and Girls (1969 - 2000)
Gordon Institute (1886 - 1951)
GordonCare for Children (2000 - 2013)
Goulburn Valley Family Care (1984 - )
Grassmere Youth Services (1973 - 1998)
Hawthorn Youth Welfare Service (1970 - )
Health and Community Services (1992 - 1995), State Government of Victoria
The Homes for Children and Family Counselling Service (1968 - c. 1975)
Houghton Lodge Hostel (1973? - 1989?)
Immigrants' Aid Society (1853 - c. 1902)
Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (2011 - )
Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia (1981 - 2011)
Jesuit Social Services (1976 - )
Kedesh Maternity Home (1926 - 1986)
Kildonan Child and Family Services (c. 1993 - 2007)
Kildonan Homes for Children (c. 1960 - c. 1993)
Kildonan, Burwood (1937 - c. 1961)
Kilmany Family Care (c. 1978 - 2002)
Kilmany UnitingCare (2002 - 2010)
Lisa Lodge - Hayeslee Committee (1970 - 2012)
Lutheran Church in Australia (Victorian District) (c. 1836 - )
MacKillop Family Services (1997 - )
Mallee Family Care (1979 - )
Marian Lodge Training Centre (1953 - 1967)
Melbourne City Mission (1854 - 1970)
Melbourne City Mission (1979 - c. 2000)
Melbourne City Mission Maternity Home (1900 - c. 1955)
Melbourne Citymission (2000 - )
Melbourne Family Care Organisation (1965 - 1987)
Melbourne Legacy (1923 - )
Melbourne Orphanage (1926 - 1965)
Melbourne Ragged Boys' Home and Mission (1895 - 1924)
Mental Health Authority (1962 - 1978), State of Victoria
Mental Hygiene Branch (1944 - 1959)
The Menzies Home for Boys (1943 - 1961)
The Menzies Home for Children (1961 - 2000)
Menzies Inc. (2000 - )
Mercy Family Care Centre (c. 1975 - 1997)
Methodist Babies' Home (1929 - c. 1974)
Methodist Church (c. 1851 - 1977)
Methodist Homes for Children (1891 - c. 1953)
Ministering Children's League (1890 - 1998)
Minton Boys Home (1924 - 1943)
Mission of St James and St John (1919 - 1997)
Mission to the Streets and Lanes (1886 - 1997)
Moira Private Hospital (1924? - 1950?)
Mount Paradise Reformatory for Boys, Pakenham (1896 - 1911?)
Mrs Dorrie Black Children's Home (1955? - 1970?)
Napier House (1990? - 1997?)
North East Foster Care (c. 1976 - 1997?)
Northcote Farm School (1937 - 1979)
Nunawading Youth Residential Service (1991 - 1993?)
Orana Family Services (1988 - 2011)
Orana UnitingCare (2011 - 2012)
Orana, the Peace Memorial Homes for Children (1953 - 1988)
OzChild (1993 - )
Peninsula Family Services (1980 - )
Presbyterian and Methodist Child Care Service (1971 - 1977?)
The Presbyterian and Scots' Church Children's Aid Society (1895 - ?)
Presbyterian Babies' Home (1928 - 1977)
Presbyterian Church of Victoria (c. 1838 - )
Presbyterian Sisterhood (c. 1900 - 1978?)
The Presbyterian Society for Neglected and Destitute Children (1893 - 1895)
Richmond Community Care Incorporated (1989 - )
Rutherglen Viticultural College (1904 - 1927?)
Salesians of Don Bosco (1922 - )
The Salvation Army (Southern Territory) (1882 - )
The Salvation Army EastCare Network (1995 - )
The Salvation Army Peninsula Youth & Family Services
The Salvation Army Westcare (c. 1980 - )
Scots' Church Neglected Children's Aid Society (1881 - 1895)
Share Care (1983 - 2005)
Sisters of Mercy, Melbourne (1857 - 2011)
Sisters of Nazareth (c. 1920 - )
Sisters of Sion (c. 1890 - )
Sisters of St Joseph (1890 - )
Sisters of the Good Shepherd (1863 - )
Sisters of the Resurrection (1891 - )
Social Welfare Branch (1960 - 1970), State Government of Victoria
Social Welfare Department (1970 - 1978), State Government of Victoria
South Western Community Care Association Inc. (1991 - 1998)
Southbridge Adolescent Services
Southport Youth Support Service (1987 - 2000)
St Anthony's Family Service (1976 - 1997)
St Augustine's Adolescent and Family Services (1988 - 1997)
St Gabriel's Babies' Home (1935 - 1974)
St James' Orphan Asylum and Visiting Society (c. 1845 - 1853)
St John of God Brothers (1947 - )
St John's Home for Boys and Girls (1958 - 1997)
St John's Homes for Boys (c. 1924 - 1958)
St Joseph's Babies' and Family Service (1985 - 1997)
St Joseph's Babies' Home (1975 - 1985)
St Joseph's Foundling Hospital (1901 - 1975)
St Joseph's Home for Children [Surrey Hills] (1967 - 1991), Sisters of St Joseph
St Luke's Anglicare (1979 - 2014)
St Paul's Discovery Centre (1979 - 2004?)
St Vincent de Paul Child and Family Services (1992 - 1997)
St Vincent de Paul Children's Home (1962 - 1992)
St Vincent de Paul Society (c. 1887 - )
Sutherland Child Youth and Family Services (1991 - 1994)
Sutherland Homes for Children (1908 - 1991)
Tally Ho Youth Services (1986 - ?)
The Try Society (c. 1883 - )
United Protestant Association of Victoria (1953? - 1955?)
UnitingCare Gippsland (2010 - 2016)
UnitingCare Werribee Support and Housing (2002 - 2016)
Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency Co-operative Limited (1977 - )
Victorian Association of Day Nurseries (1913 - 1992)
Victorian Children's Aid Society (1920 - 1991)
Victorian College for the Deaf (1995 - )
Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution (1860 - 1949)
The Victorian Infant Asylum (1877 - 1902)
The Victorian Infant Asylum and Foundling Hospital (1902 - 1906)
Victorian Neglected Children's Aid Society (1894 - 1920)
Victorian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (1896 - 1971)
Warrnambool Home for Boys (1972 - 1975?)
Wesley Central Mission (1893 - 1977)
Wesley Central Parish Mission (1977 - 2001)
Wesley Mission Melbourne (2001 - 2010)
Wesley Mission Victoria (2010 - 2016)
Wesley Youth Services Eastern Region
Wesleyan Church Neglected Children's Aid Society (1891 - ?)
Western Youth Welfare Service (1975 - ?), State of Victoria
Wheelers Hill Family Centre (1970s - 2000)
William Booth Girls' Home (1912 - 1972)
Wimmera Community Care (1981 - 2000)
Wimmera Family Group Homes (1979 - 1981)
Wimmera UnitingCare (2000 - 2016)
Windermere Child and Family Services (c. 1987 - )
Windsor Youth Welfare Service (1973 - )
Woodbine (1954 - )
Catholic
The term Catholic describes a person or organisation affiliated with the Catholic Church. With child welfare, services were often clustered under the umbrella terms of Protestant and Catholic.
Antonian Institute for Children (1959 - 1966)
Catholic Social Service Bureau (1935 - 1998)
Catholic Women's Social Guild (1916 - 1970)
CatholicCare (2011 - )
Centacare Catholic Family Services (1998 - 2011)
Christian Brothers (1868 - )
Christian Brothers' Child Youth and Family Services (1995 - 1997)
Churinga Special Residential School (1967 - 1990)
Colac Foster Care (1975? - 1997?)
Convent of the Good Shepherd, Abbotsford (1863 - 1971)
Convent of the Good Shepherd, Albert Park (1892 - c. 1973)
Convent of the Good Shepherd, Bendigo (1905 - 1980?)
Convent of the Good Shepherd, Oakleigh (1883 - 1981)
Cortona Hostel (1973? - 1989?)
Daughters of Divine Zeal (1959 - )
Franciscan Friars (1839 - )
Geelong Foster Care (1974 - 1997)
Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services (1976 - )
Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (2011 - )
Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia (1981 - 2011)
Jesuit Social Services (1976 - )
MacKillop Family Services (1997 - )
Marian Lodge Training Centre (1953 - 1967)
Marillac House (1943 - )
McAuley House (1942 - 1965)
Mercy Family Care Centre (c. 1975 - 1997)
Morning Star Boys' Home (c. 1936 - 1975)
Mount Paradise Reformatory for Boys, Pakenham (1896 - 1911?)
Myra House (1945 - )
Nazareth House, Ballarat (1888 - 1976)
Nazareth House, Camberwell (1929 - 1975)
Our Lady of Sion Orphanage (1913 - 1947)
Our Lady's Orphanage (c. 1862 - 1912)
Padua Hall (1945 - 1960)
Providence Children's Home (c. 1957 - 1978)
Resurrection House (1952 - 1971)
Salesian College (1929 - )
Salesians of Don Bosco (1922 - )
Santa Casa (1918 - 1961)
Sisters of Mercy, Melbourne (1857 - 2011)
Sisters of Nazareth (c. 1920 - )
Sisters of Sion (c. 1890 - )
Sisters of St Joseph (1890 - )
Sisters of the Good Shepherd (1863 - )
Sisters of the Resurrection (1891 - )
St Anthony's Children's Home (c. 1921 - 1943)
St Anthony's Family Service (1976 - 1997)
St Anthony's Home (1943 - 1976)
St Augustine's Adolescent and Family Services (1988 - 1997)
St Augustine's Boys' Home (1966 - 1988)
St Augustine's Boys' Orphanage (c. 1855 - 1939)
St Augustine's Orphanage (1939 - 1966)
St Catherine's Children's Home (1960 - 1975)
St Catherine's Orphanage (1912 - 1960)
St John of God Brothers (1947 - )
St John of God Training Centre (1953 - 1967)
St Joseph's Babies' and Family Service (1985 - 1997)
St Joseph's Babies' Home (1975 - 1985)
St Joseph's Foundling Hospital (1901 - 1975)
St Joseph's Home (c. 1911 - 1980)
St Joseph's Home for Boys (1925 - c. 1967)
St Joseph's Home for Children [Flemington] (1991 - 1997), Christian Brothers
St Joseph's Home for Children [Surrey Hills] (1967 - 1991), Sisters of St Joseph
St Joseph's Home for Destitute Children (1888 - 1890), The Society of St Vincent de Paul
St Joseph's Home for Destitute Children (1890 - 1925), Sisters of St Joseph
St Joseph's Nursery (1959 - 1976?)
St Joseph's Receiving Home (1902 - 1985)
St Mary's School for the Deaf (c. 1948 - 1985)
St Paul's School for the Blind (1957 - )
St Vincent de Paul Child and Family Services (1992 - 1997)
St Vincent de Paul Children's Home (1962 - 1992)
St Vincent de Paul Orphanage (1855 - 1967)
St Vincent de Paul Society (c. 1887 - )
St Vincent de Paul's Boys' Home (1967 - 1997?)
St Vincent de Paul's Girls' Orphanage (1861 - 1962)
Yarra View Training Farm (1957 - 1967?)
Young Catholic Workers' Hostel (1946 - 1963)
Young Christian Workers' Movement Hostel (1948 - 1955)
Children's Home
Children's Home is a term used to describe institutions providing out-of-home 'care' for children. The term was commonly used during the period from the 1920s to the 1970s.
Alys Key House (1976 - 1985)
Andrew Kerr Memorial Home (c. 1921 - c. 1980)
Antonian Institute for Children (1959 - 1966)
Ashendene Boys' Home (1966 - 1988)
Ballarat Children's Homes (1968 - 1984)
Ballarat Town and City Mission Rescue and Children's Home (c. 1921 - 1941)
Bayswater Boys' Homes (1897 - 1986)
Beth-el Children's Home (1963 - c. 1983)
Blamey House (c. 1949 - c. 1977)
Box Hill Boys' Home (1913 - 1984)
Brunswick Girls' Home (1892 - 1902)
Burton Hall Training Farm (1950? - 1967?)
Burwood Boys' Home (1895 - c. 1972)
Burwood Children's Home (c. 1972 - c. 1986)
Canadian Rescue and Children's Home (1897 - c. 1921)
Catherine Booth Girls' Home (1915 - 1976)
Church of England Homes for Children (1894 - c. 1968)
Churinga Special Residential School (1967 - 1990)
Convent of the Good Shepherd, Abbotsford (1863 - 1971)
Convent of the Good Shepherd, Albert Park (1892 - c. 1973)
Convent of the Good Shepherd, Bendigo (1905 - 1980?)
Convent of the Good Shepherd, Oakleigh (1883 - 1981)
Coolock House (c. 1960 - )
Currawong House (1976 - 1991)
Dhurringile Rural Training Farm (1951 - 1964)
Elizabeth Fry Retreat (1884 - 1957)
Ellen Connell Holiday Home (1955 - 1973)
Excelsior Boys' Home (1886 - 1915?)
Forest Hill Emergency Kindergarten (1960 - 1988)
Frances Barkman Homes (c. 1939 - )
The Gables (1962 - c. 1985)
George Hall Hostel for School Leavers (1973? - ?)
George Street Children's Home (1916 - c. 1920)
Glastonbury Children's Home (1977 - 1984)
Glenroy Girls' Home (1902 - 1915)
Gordon Homes for Boys (1951 - 1969)
Gordon Institute (1886 - 1951)
The Harbour (1898 - 1994)
Harrison House (1960 - 1985)
Hartnett House (c. 1955 - c. 1982)
The Haven (1897 - 1988)
Heather Anderson Home (c. 1967 - 1973)
Heidelberg Boys' Home (1893 - 1895)
Hillside Boys' Home (1959 - c. 1985)
Home of Hope for Destitute Children (1880 - 1927?)
House of Mercy (c. 1892 - 1946)
Hurlingham (1946 - 1963)
Illoura Children's Home (1964 - 1984)
Jacana Children's Home (1976 - 1995)
Kardinia Children's Home (1947 - 1986)
Kildonan, Burwood (1937 - c. 1961)
Kildonan, North Melbourne (1890 - c. 1937)
Kilmany Park Farm Home for Boys (1923 - 1978)
Lady Dugan Children's Home (1970 - 1976)
Livingstone House (1888 - 1905?)
Lutheran Children's Home (1950 - c. 1983)
Marillac House (1943 - )
Melbourne City Mission Toddlers' Home (c. 1935 - c. 1955)
Melbourne Orphanage (1926 - 1965)
Melbourne Ragged Boys' Home and Mission (1895 - 1924)
Melrose Training Farm for Boys (1938 - 1957)
The Menzies Home for Boys (1943 - 1961)
The Menzies Home for Children (1961 - 2000)
Methodist Homes for Children (1891 - c. 1953)
Minton Boys Home (1924 - 1943)
Murrumbeena Girls' Home (1897 - 1912)
Myra House (1945 - )
Napier House (1990? - 1997?)
Nazareth House, Ballarat (1888 - 1976)
Nazareth House, Camberwell (1929 - 1975)
Northcote Farm School (1937 - 1979)
Orana, the Peace Memorial Homes for Children (1953 - 1988)
Overton Residential Nursery (1962 - 1974)
Padua Hall (1945 - 1960)
Pakenham Boys' Home (1895 - 1897)
Pirra Girls' Home (1961 - c. 1980)
Presbyterian Girls' Home (1906? - c. 1966)
Providence Children's Home (c. 1957 - 1978)
Ramoth Toddlers' Home (1927 - c. 1932)
Resurrection House (1952 - 1971)
Riddells Creek Girls' Home (1900 - 1940)
Robin House (1962 - 1976)
Salvation Army Children's Creche (1915 - 1947)
Seaside Garden Home for Boys (1921? - 1934)
Seaside Home, Frankston (1901 - 1924)
St Agnes' Girls' Home (1926 - 1963)
St Anthony's Children's Home (c. 1921 - 1943)
St Anthony's Home (1943 - 1976)
St Augustine's Boys' Home (1966 - 1988)
St Barnabas' Boys' Home (1934 - 1939)
St Catherine's Children's Home (1960 - 1975)
St Cuthbert's Home for Boys (1948 - 1977)
St Faith's (1975 - c. 1984)
St John's Home for Boys and Girls (1958 - 1997)
St John's Homes for Boys (c. 1924 - 1958)
St Joseph's Home (c. 1911 - 1980)
St Joseph's Home for Boys (1925 - c. 1967)
St Joseph's Home for Children [Flemington] (1991 - 1997), Christian Brothers
St Joseph's Home for Children [Surrey Hills] (1967 - 1991), Sisters of St Joseph
St Joseph's Home for Destitute Children (1888 - 1890), The Society of St Vincent de Paul
St Joseph's Home for Destitute Children (1890 - 1925), Sisters of St Joseph
St Joseph's Nursery (1959 - 1976?)
St Joseph's Receiving Home (1902 - 1985)
St Luke's Toddlers' Home (1932 - 1979)
St Martin's Home for Boys (1921 - c. 1926)
St Mary's School for the Deaf (c. 1948 - 1985)
St Nicholas' Boys' Home (1926 - c. 1955)
St Paul's Home For Boys (1955 - 1979)
St Paul's School for the Blind (1957 - )
St Paul's Training School (1928 - 1955)
St Vincent de Paul Children's Home (1962 - 1992)
St Vincent de Paul's Boys' Home (1967 - 1997?)
Stanhope (c. 1945 - 1982)
Strathmore Lodge (1953 - 1955)
Sutherland Homes for Children (1908 - 1991)
Sutton Grange (1957 - 1977)
Swan House (1968 - 1988)
Talbot Colony for Epileptics (1907 - c. 1961)
Tally Ho Boys' Training Farm (1903 - 1986)
Unit 64 (1975 - c. 1984)
Victorian College for the Deaf (1995 - )
Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution (1860 - 1949)
Victorian School for Deaf Children (1949 - 1995)
William Booth Girls' Home (1912 - 1972)
Winlaton (1956 - c. 1991)
Yarra View Training Farm (1957 - 1967?)
Church
Church is a general term which may be applied to any number of (usually Christian) religious groups. The phrase 'the church' usually refers to the official opinion, policy or practice of a particular denomination.
Anglican Church of Australia (1788 - )
Baptist Union of Victoria (1862 - )
Catholic Church in Australia (c. 1788 - )
Lutheran Church in Australia (Victorian District) (c. 1836 - )
Methodist Church (c. 1851 - 1977)
Presbyterian Church of Victoria (c. 1838 - )
The Salvation Army (Southern Territory) (1882 - )
Uniting Church in Australia (1977 - )
Church Agency
The term Church Agency refers to a service organisation which is associated with a specific Church. Some were operated by religious orders, especially within the Catholic Church, and others were operated by lay people.
Australian Church Social Improvement Society (1886 - 1957?)
Catholic Social Service Bureau (1935 - 1998)
CatholicCare (2011 - )
Central Dorcas Society (1888 - 1891)
Church of England Boys' Society (1914 - )
Ministering Children's League (1890 - 1998)
Presbyterian Sisterhood (c. 1900 - 1978?)
UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania (2000 - 2016)
Wesleyan Church Neglected Children's Aid Society (1891 - ?)
Young Christian Workers Movement (c. 1941 - )
City Mission
City Mission refers to the missions run by various Christian denominations in urban and suburban settings. In the nineteenth century, working class communities in the inner city were seen as 'dark' and 'foreign', and thus an appropriate field for mission. The care of children and single mothers was an important area of activity for these missions. The first half of the twentieth century saw an expansion of denominationally based mission activity, with many inner-suburban churches reconstituting themselves as mission districts. In the postwar period, missions took on a more secular role, and were important providers of child welfare services.
Ballarat Town and City Mission (1867 - )
Central Dorcas Society (1888 - 1891)
Home Mission Society of Victoria (c. 1871 - )
Melbourne City Mission (1854 - 1970)
Mission of St James and St John (1919 - 1997)
Mission to the Streets and Lanes (1886 - 1997)
Scots' Church Neglected Children's Aid Society (1881 - 1895)
Wesley Central Mission (1893 - 1977)
Wesley Central Parish Mission (1977 - 2001)
Wesleyan Church Neglected Children's Aid Society (1891 - ?)
Community Service Organisation
Community Service Organisations, or CSOs are privately run groups, often with a religious affiliation, which provide services to the community, including services to support families and out-of-home ‘care’ programs. In some states and territories, including New South Wales, such organisations are known as Non-Government Organisations, or NGOs. Although they are private organisations, they may receive some funding from government to provide particular services.
Anchor Inc. (1989 - )
Anglicare Victoria (1997 - )
Baptcare (1945 - )
Barwon Association for Youth Support and Accommodation (1981 - 2006)
Barwon Child, Youth & Family (2015 - )
Barwon Youth (2006 - 2015)
Berry Street (1994 - )
Berry Street Incorporated (1992 - 1994)
bestchance Child Family Care (2006 - )
Broadmeadows Family Centre (1974 - 1997?)
Brophy Family and Youth Services (1992 - )
Cara Inc. (1979 - )
CatholicCare (2011 - )
Child and Family Care Network (c. 1986 - c. 2006)
Child and Family Services Ballarat (1998 - )
Children's Protection Society (1971 - )
Christian Brethren Family Care Inc. (1968 - )
Community Connections (Vic) Ltd (1998 - 2012?)
Community Welfare Foundation (1970 - 1979)
Family Action (1987 - 1993)
Glastonbury Child and Family Services (1984 - 2011)
Glastonbury Community Services (2011 - 2015)
Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services (1976 - )
GordonCare for Children (2000 - 2013)
Goulburn Valley Family Care (1984 - )
Harrison Community Services (1994 - 2008)
Kildonan UnitingCare (2007 - 2016)
Lentara UnitingCare (2012 - 2016)
MacKillop Family Services (1997 - )
Mallee Family Care (1979 - )
Melbourne City Mission (1854 - 1970)
Melbourne City Mission (1979 - c. 2000)
Melbourne Citymission (2000 - )
Menzies Inc. (2000 - )
Orana Family Services (1988 - 2011)
Orana UnitingCare (2011 - 2012)
OzChild (1993 - )
The Salvation Army (Southern Territory) (1882 - )
South Western Community Care Association Inc. (1991 - 1998)
St Luke's Anglicare (1979 - 2014)
Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited (2016 - )
UnitingCare Gippsland (2010 - 2016)
UnitingCare Harrison (2008 - 2016)
UnitingCare Werribee Support and Housing (2002 - 2016)
Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency Co-operative Limited (1977 - )
Wesley Mission Melbourne (2001 - 2010)
Wesley Mission Victoria (2010 - 2016)
Wimmera UnitingCare (2000 - 2016)
Windermere Child and Family Services (c. 1987 - )
Convalescent Home
A Convalescent Home was a place where children were sent to rest and recover from illnesses, or after a stay in hospital. Sometimes the term was used to describe a home for women suffering from venereal disease (such institutions were also known as Lock Hospitals or Contagious Diseases Hospitals).
Fairhaven (1927 - 1953)
The Horseshoe (1926 - 1927)
Ramoth (1926 - 1927)
Santa Casa (1918 - 1961)
Cottage Home
The term Cottage Home refers to an institution which provided residential 'care' for children under the cottage care, or 'family cottage' model.
Burwood Boys' Home (1895 - c. 1972)
Carinya Youth Hostel (1965 - 1980?)
Gordon Homes for Boys (1951 - 1969)
Orana, the Peace Memorial Homes for Children (1953 - 1988)
St John's Home for Boys and Girls (1958 - 1997)
Tally Ho Boys' Training Farm (1903 - 1986)