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History

History

Our story is unique, just like yours.
We started out over 100 years ago with a simple Mission to help people who were homeless in Adelaide. Over time our Vision has grown to include many others in our community who find themselves in need of extra support. Today – As Baptist Care SA, we are passionate about finding ways to make people’s lives better.

 

Highlights of our journey so far…

 

1913 West End Baptist Mission

1913 – The West End Baptist Mission (now known as the WestCare Centre) was formed by early Baptists to provide a safe place for people living on the streets.

 

1949 Baptist Homes for Aged

1949 – The first Baptist Homes for the Aged was opened in Norwood to care for older people in the community. Over time, the service expanded and further homes were established in Morphett Vale and Davoren Park.

 

1956 Mylor Baptist Camp

1956 – The Mylor Baptist Camp opened, providing an inspiring opportunity for people to learn, experience and enjoy the great outdoors.

 

1998 Baptist Community Services

1998 – The West End Baptist Mission and Mylor Baptist Camp formed one entity and together, as Baptist Community Services (SA) Inc, established the community service arm of the Baptist Churches of South Australia.

 

2008 Baptist Care SA

2008 – Baptist Care (SA) Inc was established following the amalgamation of South Australian Baptist Homes for Aged Inc (SABH) and Baptist Community Services (SA) Inc (BCS).

 

2012 Completion of corporate offices at Wayville

 

2013 Cessation of provision of Aged Care Services

Following a period of review, the Baptist Churches of South Australia Assembly decided to exit from the provision of Residential Aged Care services.

 

2017 Baptist Care SA reaches milestone of 1000 employees and 200 volunteers

 

 

 

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