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Western Australia - Organisation

Uniting Church Child and Family Care Services (1977 - 1984?)

From
1977
To
1984?
Categories
Care Provider, Cottage Care, Protestant and Uniting Church
Alternative Names
  • Mofflyn Group (also known as)

The Uniting Church Child and Family Care Services emerged in 1977 taking over the role of the Methodist Homes for Children as well as the broader responsbilties for Mogumber Training Centre and Sister Kate's Children's Cottage Home. In 1978 it was part of the Uniting Church Caring Services, which also included aged care and various outreach and non-residential social welfare programs. The Uniting Church Child and Family Care Services became the Mofflyn Child and Family Care Services in 1984.

Details

'Uniting Church Child and Family Care Services' was the name given to the group which ran Uniting Church Children's Homes after the June 1977 union of the Methodist, Congregational and Presbyterian churches in Western Australia.

The Mofflyn Group, Sister Kate's Home, and the Mogumber Training Centre were the three agencies offering out of home care to children in WA under the banner of the Uniting Church Child and Family Services.

In 1978, the Uniting Care Child and Family Services included the following out of home care administration agencies and Homes:

  • Applecross Cottage
  • Ardross Hostel
  • Bourkedale
  • Collins House
  • Cooinda
  • Greenmount Hostel
  • Meribah
  • Mofflyn Group
  • Mofflyn Homes (including the Victoria Park campus, Werribee and Allandale)
  • Mogumber Training Centre
  • Nollamara Cottage
  • Sister Kate's Home
  • Terrace House
  • Warminda
  • Yokine Cottage

In 1980, Sister Kate's Child and Family Services was formed to run the Sister Kate's and Mogumber services, cottage Homes and Hostels. The Mofflyn Group ran all other Homes, hostels and services - including foster care and the four 'Mofflyn' children's cottages on a campus in East Victoria Park.

Timeline

 1922 - 1977 Methodist Homes for Children
       1977 - 1984? Uniting Church Child and Family Care Services
             1984 - 2006 Mofflyn Child and Family Care Services
                   2006 - UnitingCare West

Related Organisations

Publications

Books

  • Beresford, Marilyn, Uniting the Mission: the story of the merger and creation of UnitingCare West, UnitingCare West, Perth, Western Australia, 2011, 257 pp. Details
  • Cattermole, Jean, The History of 'Mofflyn' 1909 - 1995, 1995. p.15. Details

Online Resources

Photos

The 'Homes' Herald, 1978 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Title
The 'Homes' Herald, 1978 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Type
Document
Date
December 1978
Source
Uniting Church (Synod of Western Australia) Archives
Note
p.3.

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Beresford, Marilyn, Uniting the Mission: the story of the merger and creation of UnitingCare West, UnitingCare West, Perth, Western Australia, 2011, 257 pp; Cattermole, Jean, The History of 'Mofflyn' 1909 - 1995, 1995. p.15.; The 'Homes' Herald, 1978 [Methodist Homes for Children] [Document], Date: December 1978.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser