Children's Homes and Institutions in New Jersey, USA

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

  • St Anthony's Orphan Asylum, Passaic and Midland Avenues, Arlington
    (1900; Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart; Orphan and destitute girls; 78F)
  • Children's Sea-Shore Home, Annapolis and Atlantic Avenues, Atlantic City
    (1872; Private corporation; Debilitated or diseased indigent city children; 9M/7F)
  • Camden Home for Friendless Children, Haddon Avenue, Camden
    (1865; Private corporation; Needy children; 34M/22F)
  • West Jersey Orphanage, Sixth and Mechanic Streets, Camden
    (1874; Private corporation; Orphan and destitute children)
  • Orphan Home, 197 Harrison Street, East Orange
    (1854; Private corporation; Orphan and destitute children; 36M/30F)
  • Elizabeth Orphan Asylum, 41 Cherry Street, Elizabeth
    (1858; Private corporation; Orphan and destitute children; 32M/33F)
  • Daisy Fields Home and Hospital for Crippled Children, Central Avenue, Englewood
    (1893; Private corporation; Invalid and destitute children; 18M+F)
  • George Junior Republic, Flemington P.O., Flemington Junction
    (1910; George Junior Republic Association of New Jersey; Delinquent, wayward, and truant boys)
  • St Bernard's School, Gladstone
    (1900; Private corporation; Worthy boys of school age)
  • Bergen County Children's Home, 125 Essex Street, Hackensack
    (1900; Bergen County Children's Aid, and S.P.C.C.; Orphan, destitute, and homeless children; 23M/23F)
  • Receiving Home, 502 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken
    (By 1910; United Aid Society and S.P.C.C.)
  • St Michael's Orphan Asylum, Hopewell Street, Hopewell
    (1898; Sisters of St Francis; Homeless, dependent, and abandoned children; 181M/142F)
  • Children's Home, 134 Glenwood Avenue, Jersey City
    (1864; Private corporation; Destitute and friendless children; 25M/10F)
  • Christian Home for Orphan Children, 178 Magnolia Avenue, Jersey City
    (1900; Private corporation; Orphan and destitute children; 35M/31F)
  • Home of the Homeless, 266 Grove Street, Jersey City
    (1883; Private corporation; Orphan and destitute children; 48M+F)
  • St Mary's Orphan Asylum, 561 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City
    (1862; Sisters of Charity; Orphan and neglected girls; 62F)
  • St Joseph's Orphan Asylum, 81 York Street, Jersey City
    (1887; Sisters of St Joseph of Peace; Orphan and abandoned children; 141M/135F)
  • Orphans' Home of the Children's Friend, 93 Nelson Avenue, Jersey City
    (1904; Lutheran Ministerium of New York; Orphan children; 14M/16F)
  • St Michael's Orphanage, Pavonia Avenue and Erie Street, Jersey City
    (1880; Sisters of Charity; Orphan children; 55M/44F)
  • Catholic Protectory, Arlington P.O., Kearney
    (1872; Sisters of Charity; Wayward and destitute boys from 14 to 18; 180M)
  • Italian Protectory, Harrison P.O,, Kearney
    (1901; Pallotine Sisters of Charity; Orphan and homeless boys; 75M)
  • Immaculate Conception Orphanage, South Main, Lodi
    (1909; Felician Sisters; Orphan and destitute children; 3M/12F)
  • Children's Home, 21 Gates Avenue, Montclair
    (1882; Private corporation; Orphan children; 20M/20F)
  • St Vincent's Nursery and Babies' Hospital, 45 Elm Street, Montclair
    (1899; Sisters of Charity; Foundlings and destitute infants; 19M/13F)
  • Burlington County Children's Home, Mount Holly
    (1864; Private corporation; Homeless and dependent children; 14M/19F)
  • Colored Industrial School, 110 Comstock Street, New Brunswick
    (1897; Private corporation; Orphan children over 6; 31M/21F)
  • Children's Industrial Home, 190 Somerset Street, New Brunswick
    (1876; Private corporation; Orphan and destitute children; 12M/24F)
  • St Mary's Orphan Asylum, Easton Avenue, New Brunswick
    (1893; Sisters of St Francis; Orphan and homeless children under 7; 56M/58F)
  • Ridgely Home for Orphans, 20 Halleck Street, Newark
    (1895; Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Orphan children of Odd Fellows or Rebekahs; 9M/8F)
  • St Peter's Orphan Asylum, 21 Livingston Street, Newark
    (1888; School Sisters of Notre Dame; Orphan children; 111M/92F)
  • Foster Home, 284 Belleville Avenue, Newark
    (1848; Private corporation; Orphan children from 3 to 9; 56M/59F)
  • Newark Orphan Asylum, 323 High Street, Newark
    (1849; Private corporation; Orphan children; 50M/37F)
  • Hebrew Benevolent and Orphan Asylum, 534 Clinton Ave, Newark
    (1861; Private corporation; Orphan children; 28M/28F)
  • Eighth Avenue Baby Shelter and Day Nursery, 61 Eighth Avenue, Newark
    (1892; Private corporation; Children under 8; 32M/22F)
  • House of Detention, New Street, Newark
    (1910; County of Essex; Delinquent children; 27M+F)
  • St Mary's Orphan Asylum, South Orange Avenue and Bergen Street, Newark
    (1858; Sisters of Charity; Orphan children; 150M/90F)
  • Home for the Friendless, South Orange Avenue and Bergen Street, Newark
    (1872; Private corporation; Orphan children; 33M/30F)
  • Morris County Children's Home, Parsippany
    (1881; Private corporation; Indigent children; 78M+F)
  • Passaic Home and Orphan Asylum, 64 River Drive, Passaic
    (1882; Private corporation; Orphan and destitute children; 14M/17F)
  • St Joseph's Orphan Asylum, (Totowa), Paterson
    (1851; Sisters of Charity; Orphan children; 105F)
  • Children's Home, 848 Market Street, Paterson
    (1905; Passaic County S.P.C.C. and Children's Aid; Homeless children; 14M/15F)
  • Paterson Orphan Asylum, Market Street, Paterson
    (1864; Private corporation; Orphan and destitute children; 46M/50F)
  • Children's Home, Jackson and Westervelt Avenues, Plainfield
    (1877; Private corporation; Destitute children)
  • Memorial Children's Home, Box 112, Somerville
    (1893; Judson Memorial Church, New York; Foundlings, and orphan and homeless children; 19M/13F)
  • Christ Church Home, Main Street, South Amboy
    (1857; Private organization; Orphan and destitute girls; 14F)
  • Blind Babies' Home, Pine Grove Avenue, Summit
    (1909; International Sunshine Society; Blind children too young to enter other institutions; 6M/11F)
  • Fresh Air and Convalescent Home, Summit
    (1887; Private corporation; Children convalescent or needing preventive care)
  • McKinley Receiving Home, Brunswick Ave. (R.D. 2), Trenton
    (1901; New Jersey Children's Home Society; Normal destitute children; 32M/18F)
  • Holy Rosary Institution, 317 Spring Street, West Hoboken
    (1906; Pallotine Sisters of Charity; Orphan girls; 85F)
  • St Francis Orphan Asylum, 327 Central Avenue, West Hoboken
    (1904; Franciscan Sisters of the 1mmaculate Conception; Orphan and indigent girls; 85F)