MercyCare/Mercy Community Services – Youth Services
Years of Operation1990 - ongoing
Role Of FacilityDescribed in 2001 as providing safe and supported accommodation and/or support to youth who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. (Service Agreement with the Department for Community Development).
Sponsoring AgencyMercy Community Services Incorporated, now MercyCare [see entry]
Other facilities in
Signposts that are
related to the
Sponsoring Agency
See the entry “Sisters of Mercy” in the earlier section of Signposts, “Non-Government Agencies and their Subsidiary Institutions”
Address(es)18 Barrett Street, Wembley
AliasesCatherine McAuley Centre
Brief HistoryFunding for this service was originally provided through the Youth Supported Accommodation Program, which was a sub-program of the Commonwealth/State funded Supported Accommodation Assistance Programme (SAAP). From 2009, funding continues to be provided through the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA). [For notes on this program see the section on NAHA/SAAP at the beginning of Signposts].

In its service agreement with the Department in 1999 Mercy Community Services Youth Service was funded to provide safe and supported transitional accommodation and support to young people between the ages of 16 and 25 years.
In 2001 the service provided accommodation in a 6 bed hostel known as Carlow House located at the Catherine McAuley Family Centre in Wembley.
The service also provides accommodation for young women who may have been pregnant or have children through units in the community (Coolock Units). In addition the Youth Support Service (YSS) provided an outreach service for up to 15 young people to secure, establish and maintain independent accommodation.
RecordsDepartmental case records for young people placed by the Department may reside with the Department for Child Protection and Family Support.
Mercy Community Services may hold records or information.
AccessWhile access to records is restricted to protect the privacy of individuals, people are encouraged to enquire.
Contact DetailsMercyCare Heritage & Information Service
PO Box 202, Wembley WA 6913
Telephone: (08) 9442 3444

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Department of Communities
Locked Bag 5000, Fremantle WA 6959
Telephone: (08) 6217 6888
Country free call: 1800 176 888