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Kilmany Family Care

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Kilmany Family Care came into being in 1979. It operated family group homes in East Gippsland, including one house specifically for Aboriginal children, with an Aboriginal cottage mother. In 2002, the organisation became known as Kilmany UnitingCare.

Kilmany Family Care came into being in 1979 when the Uniting Church appointed a new Council to be responsible for the management and policy of family group homes and the development of family and child welfare services in East Gippsland.

Kilmany Family Care was initially funded through the Uniting Church Department of Social Services (Interim) Task Group.

Whilst using the clerical services of Kildonan Homes for Children, it was financially independent of the Kildonan Council. Kilmany Family Care was initially funded through the Uniting Church Department of Social Services (Interim) Task Group.

Kilmany Family Care operated four family group homes in East Gippsland, including one house specifically for Aboriginal children, with an Aboriginal cottage mother. The family group homes were called: Fitzroy Street Family Group Home, Sale; Reeve Street (also known as Cunninghame) Family Group Home, Sale; Wallace Street Family Group Home, Bairnsdale; and Main Street Family Group Home, Bairnsdale.

In 1986, Kilmany Family Care Community Residential Units were opened in the town of Orbost, East Gippsland. These units were houses that had been adapted to accommodate up to six people with intellectual disabilities (Victorian Collections, Identifier F297).

Many staff members have had contact with former residents of Kilmany Park, and organised a reunion in 1996.

In 2002, the organisation became known as Kilmany UnitingCare.

Locations

  • 1978 - 2002?

    Kilmany Family Care ran a family group home at 129 Fitzroy Street, Sale, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1978? - 1985

    Kilmany Family Care ran a family group home at 182 Wallace Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1978? - 2002?

    Kilmany Family Care ran a family group home at 92 Omeo Highway, Lucknow, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1979 - 1986

    Kilmany Family Care ran a family group home at 127 Cunningham Street, Sale, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1980 - 1987

    Kilmany Family Care ran a family group home for Aboriginal children at 347 Main Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1986 - 2002?

    Kilmany Family Care ran a family group home at 165 Reeves Street, Sale, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1986 - 2002?

    Kilmany Family Care ran community residential units in Orbost., Victoria (Building Unknown)

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