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Victoria - Organisation

Anglicare Victoria (1997 - )

Adoption Agency, Adoption Information Service, Anglican, Care Provider, Community Service Organisation, Protestant, Records Access Service and Records Holder

Anglicare Victoria was formed in 1997 following the amalgamation of three Anglican child and family welfare agencies - the Mission of St James and St John, St John's Homes for Boys and Girls and the Mission to the Streets and Lanes. At its establishment it carried on the work of providing care and support services to children, young people and families through services like foster care, emergency food and crisis accommodation, as well as indirectly through family and community support services such as financial counselling, parent education and group work.



Location - Anglicare Victoria Head Office was located at Collingwood. Location: Collingwood


 1921 - c. 1926 St Martin's Home for Boys
       c. 1924 - 1958 St John's Homes for Boys
       1932 - 1979 St Luke's Toddlers' Home
             1886 - 1997 Mission to the Streets and Lanes
             1919 - 1997 Mission of St James and St John
             1958 - 1997 St John's Homes for Boys and Girls
             1979 - 2014 St Luke's Anglicare
                   1997 - Anglicare Victoria

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  • Boyce, J., For the record : background information on the work of the Anglican Church with Aboriginal children and directory of Anglican agencies providing residential care to children from 1830 to 1980, Anglicare Australia, Melbourne, 2003. Details

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Prepared by: Cate O'Neill