Calvary Youth Services Mandurah Inc. was the new name given in 1993 to Calvary Welfare Services. Since then it has provided emergency accommodation and support services to teenagers and young people who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness.
Calvary Youth Services was incorporated on 16 February 1993, as Calvary Youth Services Mandurah Inc., but it was described in the Out of Home, Preventative and Alternative Care Services Review in 1995 (Signposts, 2004 p.597), as 'Calvary Welfare Services'.
In 2001 (Signposts, p.597), Calvary Youth Services was described as providing emergency accommodation at their premises in Sutton Street and had two other medium-term supported accommodation units in Lanyon Street and Day Road, Mandurah. Up to 11 young people could be accommodated at any one time.
1985 - 1993 Calvary Welfare Services
1993 - Calvary Youth Services Mandurah Inc.
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, http://signposts.cpfs.wa.gov.au/pdf/pdf.aspx; Parliament of Western Australia, Hansard Archive 1870 to 1995: Assembly - Debates, 7 September 1993, [pp.3376-3377]. The transcript 'Community Development, Department for - Mandurah Community Groups, Funding' confirms that in 1993 the organisation referred to as 'Calvary Welfare' was receiving recurrent government funding to 'provide a youth crisis accommodation and support service' in the Mandurah area.
Prepared by: Anna Trengove, Leanne Howard and Debra Rosser
Created: 1 September 2014, Last modified: 16 March 2018