Kildonan Child and Family Services was established in 1993. The organisation was previously known as Kildonan Homes for Children. In 2003, Kildonan Child and Family Services ceased to provide residential care; in 2007, it changed its name to Kildonan UnitingCare.
Kildonan Child and Family Services was established in 1993.
Its programs included family preservation, youth and family support including counselling, employment and social skills; preventative and early intervention services for children, youth and families; housing services including emergency, referral and community housing and specialist services including financial and relationship counselling.
In 2003, the agency ceased to provide residential care, and shifted to working with families at risk of contact with the child protection system, families who are in the early stages of such contact or are at the point of leaving the child protection system.
To reflect its partnership with UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania Network, Kildonan Child and Family Services changed its name in July 2007 to Kildonan Uniting Care.
In 2007, Kildonan Uniting Care became the custodian of records of the programs run by Kildonan Child and Family Services.
1890 - c. 1937 Kildonan, North Melbourne
1937 - c. 1961 Kildonan, Burwood
c. 1960 - c. 1993 Kildonan Homes for Children
c. 1993 - 2007 Kildonan Child and Family Services
2007 - 2017 Kildonan UnitingCare
2017 - Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Historical Details', Kildonan Uniting Care, 7 September 2007; Robinson, Marjorie, Kildonan: one hundred years of caring 1881-1981, The Council of the Uniting Church Kildonan Homes for Children, Camberwell, 1981.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 12 February 2009, Last modified: 1 May 2013