The Wesleyan Church Neglected Children's Aid Society came into being in 1891. Previously it was known as the Central Dorcas Association Help and Rescue Society. The Society ran the Methodist Children's Homes in Cheltenham. Responsibility for the day-to-day running of the Homes however lay with the 'ladies' of the Executive Committee.
1888 - 1891 Central Dorcas Society
1891 - ? Wesleyan Church Neglected Children's Aid Society
Sources used to compile this entry: Howe, Renate; Swain, Shurlee, All God's Children: a centenary history of the Methodist Homes for Children and the Orana Peace Memorial Homes, Acorn Press, Kambah, ACT, 1989.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 21 April 2010, Last modified: 14 March 2013