• Organisation

Family Group Homes run by Gordon Homes

Details

From 1964 The Gordon Homes for Boys and Girls ran a number of family group homes in the suburbs of South-East Melbourne, in addition to the two cottage homes on the main Gordon Homes site in Highett. Initially the homes accommodated boys between the ages of 5 and 14, but by 1969 also accommodated girls. During the 1970s the children placed at Gordon Homes were older and stayed for shorter periods. This was due to the general introduction of foster care for wards and the increased provision of counselling and support services to encourage the return of children to their families. The exact opening and closing dates for many of these homes are not yet known.

National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse

In 2021, the Victorian government has agreed to be a funder of last resort for this institution. This means that although the institution is now defunct, it is participating in the National Redress Scheme, and the government has agreed to pay the institution’s share of costs of providing redress to a person (as long as the government is found to be equally responsible for the abuse a person experienced).

  • From

    1964

  • To

    2000s

Locations

  • 1964 - 1990?

    Gordon Homes ran a family group home at 13 Mentone Close, Cheltenham, Victoria (Building Unknown)

  • 1970s - 2000s

    Gordon Homes ran McFarlance House, a family group home, at 25 Cavanagh Street, Cheltenham, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1970s - 1983

    Gordon Homes ran Shum House, a family group home, at 56 Bernard Street, Cheltenham, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1973 - 1990?

    Gordon Homes ran Ashe House, a family group home, at 5 Marrbridge Road, Moorabbin, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1973 - 2000s

    Gordon Homes ran Buckland House, a family group home, at 5 Connors Street, Highett, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1973 - 2000s

    Gordon Homes ran Forster House, a family group home, at 23 McSwain Street, Mordialloc, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1973 - 2000s

    Gordon Homes ran Langdon House, a family group home, at 1125 Nepean Highway, Highett, Victoria (Building Unknown)

  • 1973 - 2000s

    Gordon Homes ran Sharp House, a family group home, at 15 Connewarra Avenue, Aspendale, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1974 - 2000s

    Gordon Homes ran Eastwood House, a family group home, at 7 Kingswood Drive, Dingley, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1974 - 1990?

    Gordon Homes ran Gherardin House, a family group home, at 2 Hillington Court, Dingley, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1974 - 2000s

    Gordon Homes ran Neil House, a family group home, at 30 McFarlane Court, Highett, Victoria (Building Still standing)

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