The Jacana Children's Home was situated in Sunset Boulevard, Jacana. The Salvation Army had purchased the land in the City of Broadmeadows, following the closure of the Catherine Booth Girls' Home in East Kew.
There was a small 'cluster village' of three units spread out on the block to facilitate the units merging with the surrounding houses. One of the units was a temporary care unit. According to Jenkinson, this was 'somewhere between small residential care units and family group homes'.
By the early 1980s the Jacana complex was accommodating a total of 24 children.
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10 August 2021
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