Magdalen Homes — London W/WC Postal Districts

Where available, the 'Places' column shows the accommodation provided for mothers and babies (exact figures could change over time).
Note that over the years, many institutions changed location and/or name, sometimes more than once. The accommodation provided, age of those admitted etc. at a home could also vary.

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Home for Deserted Mothers and their Infants, 35 Great Coram Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury WC11864Young women who, being otherwise of respectable character, have for the first time become mothers of illegitimate children.16no limit
Rescue Society Home, 45 Cartwright Gardens, Bloomsbury WC11853 1014-18
St Giles' Christian Mission / Refuge, 25 Drury Lane, Covent Garden WC2by 1900Homeless and destitute; temporarily; free.50no limit
St Giles' Christian Mission / Refuge, 26 Great Earl Street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden WC21888Homeless and destitute; temporarily; free. no limit
St Giles' Rescue Home, 46 Neal Street, Covent Garden WC21885To receive fallen girls and to help them to lead a better life. Most cases passed on to more permanent Homes.  
Church Army Home, 27 Nutford Place, Edgware Road W2by 1930Girls passing to other Houses.2516-30
Church Army Home, 28 Nutford Place, Edgware Road W2by 1920Destitute and fallen women 5s.816-40
Church Army Classifying Home, 29 Nutford Place, Edgware Road W21896Fallen women. 5s. or £2.2s. entrance fee. no limit
Refuge of Our Lady of Pity, 4 Percy Street, Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia W1by 1890Women or girls desirous of forsaking a life of sin; temporarily.  
The Refuge or House of Probation, 23 Agate Road, Hammersmith W6by 1890Girls of immoral character who wish to lead better lives. Remain a fortnight or month, according to circumstances; 3s. 6d. per week.6 
Hammersmith and Chiswick Ruri-decenal Refuge, 36 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith W6by 1930Fallen and friendless; 5s. Local cases free.8under 30
Hammersmith Ruri-decenal Shelter, 59 Eyot Gardens, Hammersmith W61908Fallen and friendless; 5s. Local cases free.5no limit
Asylum of the Good Shepherd, Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith W61841Fallen women; two guineas entrance fee where possible.190no limit
Kensington Refuge, 2 Upper Phillimore Place, Kensington W8by 1912Fallen girls; local cases free. Diocesan cases by arrangement.1014-25
Kensington Refuge, 2 Upper Phillimore Place, Kensington W8by 1930Fallen girls; 10s.; also mothers and babies.1015-25
The Refuge, 3 Durham Place, Campden Hill Road, Kensington W81885Girls who have fallen or who are in danger of falling; 1s. a day.714-20
Female Mission to the Fallen Dressmaking Home, 63 Milson (or Milsom) Road, Kensington W141879Young women who have not gone deeply into sin. Payment required.1217-23
St Margaret's House, 13 Burton Street, King's Cross WC11922Domestic servants; also mothers and babies.717-30
The Refuge, 15 Heathcote Street, King's Cross WC11883Free; open all night.  
St Pancras Shelter, 3 Crescent Place, Cartwright Gardens, King's Cross WC11907Fallen women and girls; 5s. St. Pancras cases, free.8no limit
The Refuge, 301 Gray's Inn Road, King's Cross WC1by 1890Fallen women.  
Open-all-Night Refuge, 37 Manchester Street (now 47 Argyle Street), King's Cross WC11872 2815-25
Homes of Hope, 4 Regent Square, Gray's InnRoad, King's Cross WC11860Fallen women of previous good character before confinement; payment according to circumstances; free.15under 30
Main Memorial Home for Deserted Mothers and their Infants, 49 Burton Crescent (now Cartwright Gardens), King's Cross WC1by 1890Young women otherwise of respectable character, before and after confinement; 5s.1217-30
Homes of Hope, 5 Regent Square, Gray's InnRoad, King's Cross WC11860Mothers, with their first illegitimate children, after confinement; also preventive cases; payment if possible.20under 30
Homes of Hope, 6 Regent Square, Gray's InnRoad, King's Cross WC11860Fallen women; temporarily; free.20under 30
Paddington and St Marylebone Ladies' Association Home, 4 Lanark Villas, Clifton Road, Maida Vale W9by 1920Maternity cases; local cases preferred; 10s.9under 30
Rescue Society Home, 205 Great Portland Street, Marylebone W11853Receiving House, from which the young women are transferred to the Homes of the Society.1814-25
Church Army, Park Home, 30 Homer Street, Crawford Street, Marylebone W11898Destitute and fallen women; 5s.; or entrance fee, £2 2s.816-40
St George's Diocesan Shelter and Training Home, 8 Bourdon Street, Berkeley Square, Mayfair W11885Girls of the better class in difficulty or danger, who are sent on to other Homes.  
Mayfair Union Home, 8 Bourdon Street, Berkeley Square, Mayfair W11885Fallen girls; free from Diocese, a small entrance fee expected with others. Outfit given only to those remaining two years.2515-25
St George's Dioecesan Training Home, 8 Bourdon Street, Berkeley Square, Mayfair W11885Girls on probation, and others needing training, 10s.; some free.3014-22
Female Aid Society Mission House, 61 St Charles Square, North Kensington W101856Fallen; temporarily. A few cases with infant after first confinement, 7s. 6d.14no limit
St Anne's Home for Ophthalmic Roman Catholic Girls, 311-317 Portobello Road, Notting Hill W10October 7 1910   
Refuge, 85/86 Portobello Road, Notting Hill W11by 1890   
St Anne's Home, Portobello Road, Notting Hill W11by 1930Girls who have lost their character through immorality or drink; free.5016-30
St Mary Magdalene Home, 14 (later 26) Ranelagh (now Lords Hill) Road, Paddington W21865Unmarried women before and after first confinement. £16 per annum in advance quarterly. 5s. a week for child after six weeks old. Queen Charlotte's letter must be given with each case. Remain a year.3116-20
Church Army Refuge, 2 Devonshire Terrace, Paddington W21900Girls in need or distress, temporariliy; some free.714-30
St Mary Magdalene Home, 30 Weymouth Street, Paddington W21865Unmarried women before and after first confinement. £16 per annum in advance quarterly. 5s. a week for child after six weeks old. Queen Charlotte's letter must be given with each case. Remain a year.3116-20
West London Mission Home, Winchester House, 5 Eastbourne Terrace, Paddington W21899Fallen women (superior class); 7s. if possible.10under 30
Jewish Rescue Home Hostel, 1 Roseford Terrace, Shepherd's Bush W121919Unmarried Jewish mothers with their babies.6m/6bunder 25
Church Army, Clifton Home, 127 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush W121897Destitute and fallen women; 5s.; or entrance fee, £2 2s.3816-40
St Marylebone Workhouse Girls' Aid Home, 241 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush W121908Women with their first or second child; free from Marylebone workhouse; 10s.10m/10bunder 25
St Margaret's Hostel, 466 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush W121917Unmarried mothers of business girl class, with their first babies; 15s.10under 30
Home of the Good Shepherd, Aldine House, Uxbrdige Road, Shepherd's Bush W121883Fallen women who have passed through a two years' Home, and who, from moral deficiency, are unable to shift for themselves; may remain for any period.30no limit
Jewish Rescue Home, Charcroft House, Roseford Gardens, Shepherd's Bush W121885Fallen Jewesses; remain in the Home at least one year; free; a few maternity cases received.15m/8bunder 25
Blue Lamp Refuge, 10 Great Marlborough Street, Soho W11891Fallen women; 5s. a week. Free from the district of Mayfair.6under 25
Countess Dowager of Aberdeen's Home, 28 Foubert's Place, Regent Street, Soho W11881Fallen young women, especially those who have not long led a sinful life and who may be considered hopeful cases. 7s. a week for special cases brought by ladies, otherwise free.5under 30
Refuge of Our Lady of Pity, 31 Soho Square, Soho W11885The fallen; temporarily; free.25no limit
Mayfair Union Blue Lamp Refuge, 38 Great Pulteney Street, Soho W1by 1900Fallen women; temporarily; 5s. Local cases free.8under 25
London Female Preventive and Reformatory Institution / London Have for Women and Girls, 2-4 Liverpool Street (now Birkenhead Street), St Pancras WC11920sFriendless or stranded young women3214-25
Lock Hospital, 283 Harrow Road, Westbourne Green W21842V.D., certified cases under Mental Deficiency Act, 1913; and maternity cases162no limit
Lock Hospital Recovery and Welfare Home, 283 Harrow Road, Westbourne Green W2by 1936Training in laundry and household work given during residence of 6 or 15 months, and situation found.12 
Lock Asylum, Harrow Road, Westbourne Green W21849Limited to females discharged from the Lock Hospital, and willing to remain a year in the Asylum.86 
Rescue Home, Harrow Road, Westbourne Green W21849Limited to females discharged from the Lock Hospital and willing to remain a year or more in the Home.7016-25
House of Help, 1 Great Scotland Yard, Westminster SW11909Fallen women; temporarily,814-30