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Western Australia - Organisation

Calvary Welfare Services (1985 - 1993)

Adolescent Care, Care Provider, Home, Temporary Care and Youth Welfare Service
Alternative Names
  • Calvary (also known as)
  • Calvary Welfare Services Inc. (also known as, 1985? - 1993?)
  • Calvary Youth Services (also known as)

Calvary Welfare Services began operation in 1985 providing emergency accommodation and support services to teenagers and young people who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. In 1993, Calvary Welfare Services became known as Calvary Youth Services Mandurah Inc.


Calvary Welfare Services was funded through the Youth Supported Accommodation Program (YSAAP) from 1987 to 2009, and has subsequently received funding through the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA).

The State Records Office of Western Australia holds a file relating to an industrial dispute in 1987 at 'Calvary Welfare Services Inc'. Calvary Youth Services was incorporated on 16 February 1993, as Calvary Youth Services Mandurah Inc.


1985 - 1993
Location - Calvary Youth Services provided youth support and emergency accomodation on Sutton Street, Mandurah. Location: Mandurah


 1985 - 1993 Calvary Welfare Services
       1993 - Calvary Youth Services Mandurah Inc.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Information Services, Department for Community Development, 'pp. 597-598', Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, 2004,; State Records Office of Western Australia Series 139 Cons 4798 Item 1987/0483 'F.R. Martin -v- Calvary Welfare Services Inc. Mandurah Management Committee', Parliament of Western Australia, Hansard Archive 1870 to 1995: Assembly - Debates, 27 February 1985, [p. 284]. 'Employment and Training: Community Employment Programme' confirms that Calvary Welfare Service Inc was operating in Western Australia in February 1985. In the transcript, Calvary, which was later associated with emergency accommodation for young people in Mandurah, is identified as the sponsor of Job Force - Bunbury.

Prepared by: Anna Trengove, Leanne Howard and Debra Rosser