Crossroads west is the Salvation Army's administrative body for youth residential and support programs. It was established in 1991 on the site of the Hollywood Children's Village to administer its child and youth services programs in Western Australia.
Crossroads west, the Salvation Army's administration body for youth residential and support programs, was officially launched on 4 June 1991 to administer its child and youth services programs in Western Australia. It was located on the site of the Hollywood Children's Village, adjacent to the Salvation Army's Senior Citizens Village. An article written in 1992 reported that elderly residents helped children at Crossroads west with their schoolwork. At that stage, Crossroads west ran short-term 'intensive, activity-oriented' residential programs on the Nedlands campus, in two houses in Mirrabooka, and one in Joondanna, staffed with professional youth workers . Many of the teenagers referred to Crossroads west at this time had been involved with the youth justice system.
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, http://signposts.cpfs.wa.gov.au/pdf/pdf.aspx; Kirkham, Lt-Col John C, Southern Soup-Soap-Salvation, a compendium of Salvation Army Social Services in the Australian Southern Territory, The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory Territorial Archives and Museum, 2003. p. 45.; Cottesloe Girls Closed Social Work (1898-1998) file, documents titled 'The Salvation Army - Nedlands'; Crossroads West: WA youth program in strong demand during its first year [excerpt]'.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 15 March 2011, Last modified: 16 May 2014