Children's Homes and Institutions in California, USA

(With date of founding, operator, class of children received, and number of male/female inmates in given year.)

  • California Girls' Training Home, 520 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda
    (1893; Private organization; Delinquent girls from 9 to 16; 1910:24F)
  • St Catharine's Orphan Asylum, 215 Palm Street, Anaheim
    (1894; Sisters ofSt Dominic; Orphan and abandoned boys, and boarders; 1910:160M)
  • Kern County Children's Shelter, 920 Twentieth Street, Bakersfield
    (1906; Private corporation; Orphan and abandoned children; 1910:24M/22F)
  • The Receiving Home, 1921 Russell Street, Berekely
    (1901; Children's Home Finding Society of California; Homeless children; 1904:1M/5F)
  • California Junior Republic, Chino
    (1907; California George Junior Republic Association; Delinquent and wayward boys; 1910:60M)
  • Fresno County Orphanage, Venture Avenue, Fresno
    (1895; Private association; Orphan and abandoned children; 1910:25M/18F)
  • McKinley Industrial Home, Gardena
    (1898; Private corporation; Orphan and homeless boys; 1910:105M)
  • Odd Fellows' Orphans' Home, Gilroy
    (1897; Rebekah Assembly I.O.O.F. Of California; Odd Fellows' and Rebekahs' orphan children; 1910:33M/22F)
  • Grass Valley Orphan Asylum, Church Street, Grass Valley
    (1863; Sisters of Mercy; Orphan and abandoned children; 1910:72M/67F)
  • St Patrick's Boys' Orphan Asylum, Grass Valley
    (1863; Sisters of Mercy; Orphan boys; 1904:75M)
  • St Vincent's Girls' Orphan Asylum, Grass Valley
    (1863; Sisters of Mercy; Orphan girls; 1904:80F)
  • Hurlbutt Orphans' Home, Kelseyville
    (1900; Private corporation; Homeless and friendless children; 1904:4M/5F)
  • Salvation Army Industrial Home, 129 San Pedro, Los Angeles
    (by 1909; SA:)
  • Maud B. Booth Home, 1511 West Twenty-third Street, Los Angeles
    (1906; Volunteers of America; Dependent children; 1910:15M/22F)
  • Christian Orphanage, 1724 Kent Street, Los Angeles
    (by 1900; Private corporation; Orphan children; 1904:28M/25F)
  • Jewish Orphans' Home, 2033 East Fourth Street, Los Angeles
    (1908; Private corporation; Orphan and destitute Jewish children; 1910:25M/34F)
  • Working Boys' Club, 2205 South San Pedro, Los Angeles
    (1906; Private individual; Wayward, homeless, and friendless boys over 16; 1910:27M)
  • Victoria Home, 2414 Griffith Avenue, Los Angeles
    (1891; Children's Home Society of California; Homeless, neglected, and dependent children; 1910:19M/6F)
  • Frances M. De Pauw Industrial School, 4840 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
    (1900; Women's Home Missionary Society M.E. Church; Spanish and Mexican girls; 1910:56F)
  • Regini Coeli Orphan Asylum, 610 North Hill Street, Los Angeles
    (1905; Sisters of the Sacred Heart; Orphan and abandoned girls; 1910:80F)
  • News and Working Boys' Home, 808 San Pedro Street, Los Angeles
    (1889; ; Homeless boys; 1904:14M/0F)
  • Victoria Home, 901 East Twenty-fifth Street, Los Angeles
    (1892; Children's Home Society of California; Homeless children; 1904:4M/5F)
  • Los Angeles Orphan Asylum, Stephenson and Boyle Avenues, Los Angeles
    (1869; Sisters of Charity; Orphan girls from 2 to 14; 1910:314F)
  • Home of the Guardian Angel, West Washington Street (R.D. 7, Box 148), Los Angeles
    (1895; Sisters of Mercy; Orphan and abandoned children, and boarders; 1910:234M+F)
  • Golden Gate Orphanage, Lytton
    (1894; SA; Orphan, dependent, delinquent, and wayward children; 1910:102M/86F)
  • St Mary's Orphanage, Mission San Jose
    (1894; Sisters ofSt Dominic; Orphan, homeless, and neglected girls, and boarders; 1910:146F)
  • Fred Finch Orphanage, 3670 Peralta Avenue (Fruitvale), Oakland
    (1891; Methodist Episcopal Church; Orphan and homeless children; 1910:73M/63F)
  • Children's Home, 393 Forty-fifth Street, Oakland
    (1872; Ladies' Relief Society of Oakland; Dependent, delinquent, and homeless children; 1910:31M/36F)
  • Juvenile Detention Home, 413 Nineteenth Street, Oakland
    (1909; County of Alameda; Children awaiting action of court; 1910:5M/9F)
  • Smith's Cottages, Fourth and Cottage Avenues, Oakland
    (1901; Private corporation; Homeless girls under 14; 1910:68F)
  • Pasadena Children's Training Society, Wilson Avenue and Delmar Street, Pasadena
    (1902; Private corporation; Orphan and deserted children; 1910:18M/20F)
  • Sacramento Protestant Orphan Asylum, 1816 K Street, Sacramento
    (1867; Private corporation; Orphan, half-orphan and destitute children:)
  • Sacramento Children's Home, 2330 Ninth Street, Sacramento
    (1890; Private corporation; Orphan and abandoned children:)
  • Home of the Merciful Savior for Invalid Children, 3410 J Street, Sacramento
    (1907; Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Sacramento; Sick and incurable children; 1910:10M/9F)
  • Stanford-Lathrop Memorial Home, 800 N Street, Sacramento
    (1900; Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento; Abandoned and homeless girls:)
  • Sacramento Foundling Home, Ninth Street, Sacramento
    (1890; Private corporation; Foundlings, orphans, and half orphans; 1904:31M/25F)
  • Sacramento Protestant Orphan Asylum, Palmetto Heights (R.D. Box 24), Sacramento
    (1867; Private corporation; Orphan, abandoned and delinquent children; 1910:69M/46F)
  • Presbyterian Orphanage and Farm, Fairfax Road, San Anselmo
    (1895; Presbyterian Church; Orphan, abandoned and homeless children; 1910:68M/42F)
  • Orphans' Home, 246 Base Line, San Bernadino
    (1892; County of San Bernardino; Orphan, abandoned, and other homeless children; 1910:12M/16F)
  • St Catherine's Orphan Asylum, 512 E Street, San Bernadino
    (1885; Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; Orphan girls; 1910:69F)
  • Children's Home, Sixteenth and Ash Streets, San Diego
    (1887; Private corporation; Needy children; 1910:32M/31F)
  • San Diego Industrial School, State and F streets, San Diego
    (1895; Private corporation; Needy and destitute children; 1904:40M/100F)
  • Infants' Shelter, 1025 Shotwell Street, San Francisco
    (1871; Private corporation; Working mothers' children; 1910:36M/42F)
  • San Francisco Nursery for Homeless Children, 1534 Mission Street, San Francisco
    (1892; Private corporation; Destitute and homeless children.; 1904:30M/33F)
  • McKinley Orphanage, 3481 Nineteenth Street, San Francisco
    (1897; Methodist Episcopal Church; Orphan and abandoned children; 1910:72F)
  • Youth's Directory, 3561 Nineteenth Street, San Francisco
    (1874; St Joseph's Union; Homeless children; 1904:68M)
  • Boys' and Girls' Home School, 460 Baker Street, San Francisco
    (1874; Boys' and Girls' Aid Society; Dependent and delinquent boys; 1910:149M)
  • Babies' Aid, 487 Twenty-ninth Avenue, San Francisco
    (1868; Private corporation; Foundlings and abandoned children; 1910:15M/7F)
  • Maria Kip Orphanage, 520 Lake Street, San Francisco
    (1890; Private corporation (Episcopal); Orphan, homeless, and needy girls; 1910:30M/27F)
  • Pacific Hebrew Orphan Asylum, 600 Devisadero Street, San Francisco
    (1871; Pacific Hebrew Orphan Asylum and Home Society; Jewish orphan and abandoned children; 1910:83M/83F)
  • Youth's Directory, 720 Church Street, San Francisco
    (1874; Private corporation; Homeless boys; 1910:85M)
  • San Francisco Protestant Orphan Asylum, Haight Street, San Francisco
    (1851; Private corporation; Homeless children; 1910:70M/57F)
  • San Francisco Nursery for Homeless Children, Lake Street and Fourteenth Avenue, San Francisco
    (1892; Private corporation; Orphan, abandoned, and homeless children; 1910:47M/36F)
  • Bertha Juilly Home for Children, Lomita Park, San Francisco
    (1898; Private corporation; Orphan children and foundlings; 1910:13M/12F)
  • MountSt Joseph's Orphan Asylum, N and Bay View Streets, San Francisco
    (1852; Sisters of Charity (St Vincent de Paul); Orphan, abandoned, and dependent girls, and boarders; 1910:344F)
  • Foundling Asylum of the San Francisco Lying-in Hospital, Point Lobus Avenue, San Francisco
    (1877; Private corporation; Care of abandoned children:)
  • MountSt Joseph's Infant Orphan Asylum, Silver Avenue, San Francisco
    (1852; Sisters of Charity (St Vincent de Paul); Orphan, abandoned, and dependent children; 1910:160M/172F)
  • San Gabriel Masonic Home, San Gabriel
    (1898; Masonic Grand Lodge of California; Orphan children of Masons; 1910:25M/20F)
  • Notre Dame Institute for Orphan Girls, 596 South Second, San Jose
    (1893; Sisters of Notre Dame; Orphan girls; 1910:60F)
  • Home of Benevolence, Martha and Eleventh Streets, San Jose
    (1877; Private corporation; Orphan, homeless, and neglected children; 1910:44M/34F)
  • Josephinium Orphanage, San Jose
    (1897; Dominican Sisters; Orphan children; 1904:75F)
  • St John's Institute, San Juan
    (1871; Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; Orphan, half-orphan and abandoned children:)
  • Union Orphanage, San Lorenzo
    (1909; State Building Trades Council; Orphan and abandoned children; 1910:19M/13F)
  • Armitage Orphanage, 504 Kearney Street, San Francisco (office), San Mateo
    (1886; Episcopal Church; Orphan, destitute, and abandoned boys:)
  • St Vincent's Orphan Asylum, St Vincent P.O., San Rafael
    (1855; Brothers of the Christian Schools; Orphan, dependent, and abandoned boys under 14; 1910:514M)
  • St Vincent's Institute, De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara
    (1858; Sisters of Charity; Orphan and abandoned children; 1910:195F)
  • Holy Cross Convent Orphan Asylum, Mission Hill, Santa Cruz
    (1862; Sisters of Charity; Orphan and dependent girls, and boarders; 1910:84F)
  • Home for Friendless Children, Mission Street and Orange Grove Avenue, South Pasadena
    (1888; Boys' and Girls' Aid Society; Orphan and other needy children; 1910:75M/50F)
  • Children's Home, 1308 Lafayette Street, Stockton
    (1885; Private corporation; Orphan or abandoned children; 1910:24M+F)
  • Albertinum Orphanage, Ukiah
    (1904; Dominican Sisters; Orphan and dependent boys from 3 to 10; 1910:110M)
  • Good Templars' Home for Orphans, Vallejo
    (1869; Good Templars of California; Orphan and abandoned children, and boarders; 1910:75M/38F)
  • St Francis' Orphanage / Pajaro Valley Orphan Asylum, Watsonville
    (1869; Franciscan Fathers; Orphan, abandoned, and neglected boys; 1910:265M)