Story: Salvation Army

Social services: Bethany Centre, 1950s (2nd of 3)

Social services: Bethany Centre, 1950s

Freshly changed by a Salvation Army nurse, babies carpet the floor of the Auckland Bethany Centre in this 1950s photo. The Auckland centre was one of seven Bethany homes around New Zealand offering health services and support to women giving birth, often for the first time and without other support. In 2011 the last Bethany home, in Auckland, was closed.

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Mark Derby, 'Salvation Army - Social work', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2023)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2018