Methodist Home For Children, Perth WA

Location

Sussex Street
Victoria Park WA
Australia

Provider: Uniting Church of Australia

Year Opened: November 1923

Year Closed: 1991

Also known as Mofflyn Children’s Home

Mofflyn had its roots in the Methodist Girls’ Home in Victoria Park and the Tom Allen Memorial Home for Boys, known as the Werribee Farm School, near Katanning.

In 1984, Mofflyn operated a range of services: “These include the campus cottages, community-based group homes [Meribah, Allandale Boys’ Cottage, Bourkedale, and Yokine Cottage, see entries], hostel for youth [Quarry Street Fremantle], hostel for Aboriginal students [Cooinda Mt Lawley], a group home for intellectually handicapped children with serious behavioural problems [Collins, later Carine, House] and a preventive care/home support programme.” (Report on the Activities of the Consultative Committee in 1983/84, Consultative Committee on Residential Child Care, November 1984).

By 1989, the agency was “targeting families experiencing long-term family and network crises’ and “providing a range of flexible services including client home-based, centre based and respite services, a variety of residential care services and a ‘volunteers for families’ programme.” (Report on the Activities of the Consultative Committee on Residential Child Care in 1988/89, February 1990).

In 1994 Mofflyn’s Home Based Services and Partners in Parenting Service were funded to provide “home based care services for children and families” and “Out of Home Care Services for children and families in the metropolitan area.”

Many thanks to CLAN member, Leonz for providing the images.

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