Children's Homes and Institutions in Wisconsin, USA

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

  • Children's Receiving Home, Appleton
    (1892; Children's Home Society of Wisconsin; Normal dependent children for homing; 12M/10F)
  • Farm School for Boys, Dousman
    (1903; Private corporation; Dependent and homeless boys; 42M)
  • Visitation Orphanage, Elm Grove
    (1858; School Sisters of Notre Dame; Destitute girls; 21F)
  • St Joseph's Orphan Asylum, Green Bay
    (1877; School Sisters of Notre Dame; Orphan and destitute children; 123M/94F)
  • St Michael's Orphan Asylum, R. D. 1, La Crosse
    (1870; Franciscan Sisters of the Perpetual Adoration; Dependent and neglected children; 90M/85F)
  • St Vincent's Infant Asylum, 483 Greenfield Avenue, Milwaukee
    (1877; Sisters of Charity; Foundlings, orphan, and dependent children under 6; 55M/65F)
  • Detention Home, Eleventh and Galena Streets, Milwaukee
    (1905; County of Milwaukee; Delinquent and dependent children pending action of court; 12M/5F)
  • St Rose's Orphan Asylum, Lake Drive and East North Avenue, Milwaukee
    (1848; Sisters of Charity; Orphan and destitute girls; 111F)
  • Protestant Orphan Asylum, North and Prospect Avenues, Milwaukee
    (1850; Private corporation; Orphan, homeless, and neglected children; 55M/35F)
  • St Joseph's Orphan Asylum, Thirteenth and Euclid Avenues, Milwaukee
    (1907; Felician Sisters; Orphan children from 3 to 16; 33M/66F)
  • St Clara's Asylum, Polonia
    (1874; Felician Sisters; Orphan and indigent boys; 34M)
  • State Public School, Sparta
    (1886; State of Wisconsin; Dependent and neglected; 111M/88F)
  • St Aemilianus Orphan Asylum, St Francis
    (1845; Private corporation; Orphan and neglected boys; 148M)
  • Martin Luther Orphans' Home, Stoughton
    (1889; Norwegian Lutheran Synod; Orphan, homeless, neglected, and indigent children; 43M/30F)
  • Children's Home and Refuge, 2002 Ohio Avenue, Superior
    (1904; Private corporation; Homeless children under 11)
  • Metropolitan Orphanage, Fountain Spring House, Waukesha
    (1903; Metropolitan Church Association; Orphan, neglected, and dependent children)
  • Bethany Orphans' Home, Berlin Street, Waupaca
    (1899; United Danish Lutheran Church; Orphan children from 2 to 10; 14M/11F)
  • Lutheran Children's Home, Wauwatosa
    (1896; Lutheran Home Finding Society of Wisconsin; Dependent, neglected, and abandoned children; 7M/10F)
  • Home for Dependent Children, Wauwatosa
    (1898; County of Milwaukee; Destitute children; 86M/45F)