Mt Maria Youth Centre
40 Prospect Street
Provider: Sisters of the Good Shepard
Year Opened: 1931
Year Closed: 1974
Formerly known as Home of the Good Shepherd and Mt Maria re-education centre for girls.
Initially set up in 1930 by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, the site of Mt Maria, Mitchelton was made a Home for girls. It became home to a diverse mixture of girls ranging from orphans to those declared as “uncontrollable” at home, and to others who were intellectually disabled. Help was largely received from volunteers until the State Government assisted with some much needed funding. To finance the institution the Sisters ran a commercial laundry which also aimed to provide skills training for those in care.
By the 1970s changing government and social attitudes towards children’s care led to the closure of the Mt Maria Youth Centre. The Sisters were also experiencing financial stress in trying to keep the Home open.
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