Some people may find content on this website distressing. Read more
The Find & Connect website is changing soon Read more
Victoria - Organisation

Windermere Child and Family Services (c. 1987 - )

  • Timeline of History for OzChild, Mallee Family Care, Upper Murray Family Care and Windermere

    Timeline of History for OzChild, Mallee Family Care, Upper Murray Family Care and Windermere, c. 2001, courtesy of OzChild.
    Details

From
c. 1987
Categories
Care Provider and Community Service Organisation
Website
http://www.windermere.org.au/

Windermere Child and Family Services takes its name from the location of the Melbourne Orphan Asylum from 1878, in Windemere Crescent, Brighton. Windermere came into being in the wake of changes at the Melbourne Orphanage. With the transition from institutional, congregate care to family group homes during the 1960s, the Orphanage became known as the Melbourne Family Care Organisation. In 1987, it became known as Family Action. Family Action established Windermere Child and Family Services (along with Mallee Family Care and Upper Mallee Family Care) and it ultimately became an independent organisation. In 2009, Windermere Child and Family Services is based in Narre Warren and operates in Melbourne's south-east corridor.

Details

Location

2009
Location - Windermere Child and Family Services was located in Narre Warren. Location: Narre Warren

Timeline

 c. 1845 - 1853 St James' Orphan Asylum and Visiting Society
       1853 - 1926 Melbourne Orphan Asylum
             1926 - 1965 Melbourne Orphanage
                   1965 - 1987 Melbourne Family Care Organisation
                         1987 - 1993 Family Action
                               c. 1987 - Windermere Child and Family Services

Publications

Online Resources

Photos

Timeline of History for OzChild, Mallee Family Care, Upper Murray Family Care and Windermere
Title
Timeline of History for OzChild, Mallee Family Care, Upper Murray Family Care and Windermere
Type
Document
Date
c. 2001
Source
OzChild

Details

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill