Florence Hummerston founded Wanslea over seventy years ago. She dedicated her life to serving the community and was passionate about welfare of children.

In 1941, Florence became the Founding President of the Women’s Australian National Service (WANS) War Fund. It was during this time that the need for an organisation that could care for the children of mothers who were ill and whose fathers were at war became apparent. Wanslea was established two years later.

The need for a compassionate, caring organisation focused on the welfare of children did not stop at the end of the war and Wanslea continued to grow.

From the very first child who was cared for, Wanslea has touched the lives of thousands of West Australians in times of need. The goodwill and respect that has been earned by Wanslea continues to be reinvested in the care of families and children through the many programs now offered over its locations.



Click to download a booklet  -  On the Shoulders of Giants - Celebrating 70 years of Wanslea 1943 - 2013  

Click to download a booklet on the history of the WANS

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