Wanslea Family Services is a uniquely Western Australian, not-for-profit organisation that was founded over sixty years ago by Florence Hummerston, a well known Perth identity whose life was one of service to the community. In 1941, Florence became the Founding President of the Women’s Australian National Service (WANS) War Fund and was also instrumental in the establishment of Wanslea two years later.
During the war years, the WANS provided care for children whose mothers were ill and whose fathers were overseas with the war effort. At the end of the war, the women continued to offer a service that cared for children in need.
Over the years, Wanslea has touched the lives of thousands of West Australians in times of family need, resulting in significant good will and respect for the organisation.
Wanslea today still cares for families and children through the many programs offered over its locations.
Click to download the latest history booklet - On the Shoulders of Giants - Celebrating 70 years of Wanlsea 1943 to 2013
Click to download a booklet on the history of the WANS.
Contact us for more information or call us during business hours on (08) 9245 2441.