Centrecare has been the the Catholic social services agency of the Archdiocese of Perth since 1977. Various programs have, and do, run under its umbrella. Centrecare has been involved in out of home 'care' but the organisation did not have a role in child migration, nor does it hold records relating to child migration.
Centrecare is the main social services agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth, in Western Australia. Since June 1977, a range of family and social services programs have operated as Centrecare, which was registered as a charity on 1 January 1986.
Services offered under the names of the Catholic Family Welfare Bureau, Catholic Family Services and Centrecare Marriage and Family Services all came under the Centrecare umbrella by 1977. Centrecare, through various programs, has been involved in running out of home care facilities in Western Australia since the 1970s. Centrecare did not have a role in child migration, nor does it hold records relating to child migration.
Sources used to compile this entry: Annual report Centrecare, Catholic Counselling and Welfare Services of the Archdiocese of Perth, Western Australia, Centrecare, Perth, 1976-1985; Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, 'Centrecare Inc ABN 98 651 609 161', Find a charity on the ACNC Register, Commonwealth of Australia, https://www.acnc.gov.au/charity; Department of Commerce, 'Centrecare Inc', AssociationsOnline, Government of Western Australia, 2012, https://associations.commerce.wa.gov.au/associations/public/publicHomePage.jspx.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 9 August 2013, Last modified: 23 June 2014