Beryl Booth Court was established in 1978 by the Mission of St James and St John. It accommodated single parent 'at risk' families for three to six months. Residents learned parenting skills and received follow-up support. Beryl Booth Court was closed in 1991 and the site became the CHOICES Centre for Young Women and their Children.
Beryl Booth Court was established in 1978 by the Mission of St James and St John. It was situated on the former site of the Mission's School of Homecrafts Hostel.
Beryl Booth Court accommodated single parent 'at risk' families in eight small flats. Its residents learned about parenting skills in a supportive environment (there was a residential aide, as well as social and welfare workers).
Beryl Booth Court came into being as an innovative response to the problem of child abuse. Residents stayed for a period of three to six months, and received follow-up support after leaving Beryl Booth Court.
Beryl Booth Court was closed in 1991. The Mission's PRAPS program also wound up at this time, and was replaced by the CHOICES Centre for Young Women and their Children, located on the site of Beryl Booth Court in East Melbourne.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 17 February 2009, Last modified: 26 April 2016