The South Perth Refuge was established around 1983 by the Jesus People, who were also known as Perth City Mission and then Mission Australia. The refuge was described in 1983 as providing safe accommodation and support for up to ten young women aged 14-25 years, generally without children, with the length of stay dependent on individual needs. The South Perth Refuge had closed by 1991.
Sources used to compile this entry: Information Services, Department for Community Development, Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, 2004, https://signposts.communities.wa.gov.au//pdf/pdf.aspx; State Records Office of Western Australia, Wards - Director's Approval to Transfer from one Institution to Another and Amend Training, Reference Code AU WA S1099- cons2607 A0191 V4 (p.82) - page numbers refer to PDF page number in digital file held by the Department of Communities (Child Protection and Family Support) in 2017.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 17 May 2011, Last modified: 27 September 2018