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Western Australia - Organisation

MercyCare (2002 - )

Care Provider, Catholic and Youth Welfare Service

MercyCare was created in 2002 when the Mercy Community Services joined Mercy Hospital Mount Lawley to take over the service ministries of the Sisters of Mercy.


 1868 - 1901 St Joseph's Catholic Orphanage for Girls
       1901 - 1971 St Joseph's Girls' Orphanage
       1914 - 1971 St Vincent's Foundling Home
             1971 - 1991 Catherine McAuley Centre
                   1997 - 2002 Mercy Community Services (Inc)
                         2002 - MercyCare

Provided 'Care' At

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  • Pushong, Lyn, Heritage Trail: A journey through the history of MercyCare, MercyCare, 2008. Details

Online Resources

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,; Mercy Community Services (Inc), 'Submission No. 61 Inquiry into Children in Institutional Care: Submissions', in Inquiry into Children in Institutional Care - Submissions received by the committee as at 17/3/05, Senate Community Affairs Committee, Commonwealth of Australia, July 2003,

Prepared by: Debra Rosser