Jenny House was established in 1994 by Parkerville Children's Home to provide safe, supported transitional accommodation to young women who are homeless or likely to become homeless. In 2008 it became Penny Jones House.
Jenny House has been relocated over the years, but has retained the name of its initial sponsor, 'Jenny Craig' the weight loss company. In 1996, Jenny House was located in Kewdale and received funding from the Commonwealth/State funded Supported Accommodation Assistance Program in 2002.
1994 - 2008 Jenny House
2008 - Penny Jones House
Sources used to compile this entry: Information Services, Department for Community Development, Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, 2004, https://signposts.communities.wa.gov.au//pdf/pdf.aspx.
Prepared by: Anna Trengove, Leanne Howard and Debra Rosser
Created: 15 March 2011, Last modified: 28 November 2014