Since 1881, Kildonan UnitingCare been an integral part of the social fabric of Victoria. After the prosperity of the gold rush era diminished, the number of homeless and neglected children rose sharply. Moved by the despair they saw across Melbourne, two stalwarts of the Presbyterian Church, Miss Selina Sutherland and Miss Maria Armour established the Scot's Church Neglected Children's Aid Society to provide residential care for homeless and or neglected children.
Kildonan UnitingCare is part of Australia's largest welfare network, the Uniting Church in Australia. Over the decades, the way in which Kildonan delivers care has developed to reflect the diverse and changing needs of children, young people and families. Our main emphasis is on family preservation, prevention of family breakdown and early intervention.
Our history includes a continual commitment to developing and providing relevant services to those most in need within the community.
Kildonan’s vision is of thriving and inclusive communities based on respect, justice and compassion for all people.
Empowering people to improve their lives, through the provision of effective community services and addressing issues of social and economic hardship.