The Heather Anderson Home was established by Miss Heather Anderson of Moonee Ponds in around 1967. It functioned somewhere between a private foster home and a children's home and accommodated four children (two sibling groups). In 1973 these children were transferred to other placements and the Home ceased to function.
In 1967 Miss Heather Anderson of Moonee Ponds made application to operate a children's home for up to four State wards. Miss Anderson was a member of the Church of Christ with some experience in working in a children's home as a missionary in Lebanon.
Whilst this application was being assessed Miss Anderson's home was approved under the Infant Life Protection provisions of the Children's Welfare Act.
The facility functioned somewhere between a private foster home and a children's home. From 1968 to 1973 Miss Anderson cared for four children (two sibling groups). In 1973 these children were transferred to other placements and the home ceased to function.
Sources used to compile this entry: James Jenkinson Consulting, Guide to out-of-home care services 1940-2000 - Volume One: Agency Descriptions, Department of Human Services, Unpublished, November 2001, https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/sites/default/files/DHS.3004.011.0367.pdf.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 5 November 2010, Last modified: 26 April 2016