Children's Homes and Institutions in Iowa, USA

(With date of foundation date, operator, number of male/female places, age for admission, and types of children received where known.)

  • United Norwegian Lutheran Orphans' Home, Beloit
    (1890; United Norwegian Lutheran Church; Orphan, homeless, and neglected children; 94M/63F)
  • Children's Christian Training Home, Boone
    (1908; Christian Missionary Alliance; Orphan and homeless children; 10M/6F)
  • Home for the Friendless, 519 North Fifteenth Street, Cedar Rapids
    (1884; Private corporation; Homeless children; 16M/15F)
  • Christian Home, Council Bluffs
    (1883; Private corporation; Homeless children under 16; 202M+F)
  • Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home, 2800 Eastern Avenue, Davenport
    (1862; State of Iowa; Soldiers' and other orphan and dependent children; 337M/248F)
  • St Vincent's Home, Gaines Street, Davenport
    (1896; Sisters of the Holy Humility of Mary; Orphan and destitute children; 90M/52F)
  • Des Moines Home for Friendless Children, 2018 High Street, Des Moines
    (1886; Private corporation; Orphan and homeless children; 50M+F)
  • Iowa Children's Home, 2340 East Ninth Street, Des Moines
    (1888; Iowa Children's Home Society; Orphan, dependent, and delinquent children; 21M/6F)
  • Polk County Juvenile Home, Fifteenth Street and Hull Avenue, Des Moines
    (1909; County of Polk; Dependent, neglected, and delinquent children; 5M/3F)
  • St Mary's Orphan Home, Davis Lane, Dubuque
    (1878; Sisters of St Francis; Orphan and destitute children; 108M/61F)
  • Ellin Orphans' Home, Elk Horn
    (1890; United Danish Lutheran Church; Danish orphan children; 2M/2F)
  • Lutheran Orphanage, Eighteenth Street and Sixth Avenue, south, Fort Dodge
    (1901; Synod of Missouri, Ohio, and Other States; Orphan, friendless, and neglected children; 1M)
  • Receiving Home, 507 West Fourth Street, Ottumwa
    (1899; American Home Finding Association; Homeless and friendless children; 12M/10F)
  • St Anthony's Home, Twenty-fourth and Ross Streets, Sioux City
    (1910; Sisters of St Francis; Homeless and neglected children from 2 to 14; 54M/27F)
  • Boys' and Girls' Home, Twenty-sixth and Douglas Streets, Sioux City
    (1894; Private corporation; Neglected children under 16; 35M+F)
  • Swedish Lutheran Orphans' Home, Stanton
    (1881; Augustana Synod; Orphan and destitute Swedish children; 19M/16F)
  • Children's Home, Tabor
    (1892; Hephzibah Faith Missionary Association; Homeless and friendless children; 9M/16F)
  • Iowa Lutheran Orphans' Home, Waverly
    (1863; Private corporation; Orphan and destitute children; 46M/31F)