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. It holds and provides access to records from previous out of home care programs and facilities.
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
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; 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, http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/Completed_inquiries/2004-07/inst_care/submissions/sublist.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 16 March 2011, Last modified: 6 November 2014