Lisa Lodge Girls' Hostel, Ballarat, was established in 1970 and was run by a committee of women. All the women were Honorary Probation Officers. It provided residential care for eight adolescent girls at a time. Lisa Lodge was located in a number of different properties around Ballarat. The Hostel closed in 1994. Some time after this, Hayeslee House (another home in Ballarat, run by the same committee) became known as Lisa Lodge. This Committee managed a number of institutions in the Ballarat region.
Another institution to start in 1994 was Berry Street Incorporated that amalgamated with Sutherland Child, Youth and Family Services. In 2009 Berry Street was the largest independent child and family welfare organisation in Victoria.
In 2012 Lisa Lodge merged with Berry Street to strengthen Berry Street's services provided in the Grampians Region of Victoria.
This research paper explores the first ten years of Lisa Lodge. Of note is Lisa Lodge was set up by a group of women for a group of women. It depended on donations to continue operating. Data was collected through interviews and analysing minutes of meetings. Correspondence and newspaper clipping were also used.
This is a historical report so there are no recommendations.
Before proceeding with this project, Beverlee Leith had to seek approval from the Human Research Ethics Committee, University of Ballarat. This was granted at their meeting on Thursday, 11 August 1994.
Dr John McDonald, School of Humanities and Social Sciences was supervisor.
Booklet of 51 pages. Blue paper cover front and back. Pages are glued together and have black binding.
Name John McDonald written in biro - top right corner of front cover. Date of item is 1994
honorary probation officers, ballarat, adolescent girls, hayeslee house, minutes of meetings, correspondence, berry street, interviews, beverlee leith, human research ethics committee, school of humanities & social sciences, dr john mcdonald, lisa lodge girls' hostel, residential care