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Children's Homes and Institutions in Maine, USA

(With foundation date, operator, number of Male/Female places, age for admission, and type of children received, where known.)

  • Maine Children's Home, 129 Sewall Street, Augusta
    (1899; Private corporation; Homeless, neglected, and dependent children; 31M/19F)
  • Bangor Children's Home, Ohio Street, Bangor
    (1836; Private corporation; Orphan and homeless children; 14M/19F)
  • Military and Naval Orphan Asylum, Bath
    (1886; State of Maine; Soldiers' and sailors' orphan children and grandchildren; 33M/31F)
  • Belfast Girls' Home, 53 Northport Avenue, Belfast
    (1895; Children's Aid Society of Maine; Destitute and homeless girls)
  • Good Will Farm, Hinckley P.O., Fairfield
    (1889; Private corporation; Normal, needy, and imperiled children; 143M/30F)
  • House of the Good Shepherd, Lincoln Street, Gardiner
    (1890; Protestant Episcopal Church; Orphan and indigent children under 13; 8M/7F)
  • Healey Asylum, 81 Ash Street, Lewiston
    (1893; Sisters of Charity (Grey Nuns); Orphan boys; 180M)
  • Girls' Orphanage, Sabattus Street, Lewiston
    (1878; Sisters of Charity; Orphan and neglected girls from 3 to 18; 114F)
  • Maine Home for Friendless Boys, 1383 Forest Avenue, Portland
    (1893; Private corporation; Orphan and homeless boys; 25M)
  • Female Orphan Asylum, 62 State Street, Portland
    (1828; Private corporation; Orphan children; 11M/24F)
  • St Elizabeth's Orphan Asylum, 87 High Street, Portland
    (1873; Sisters of Mercy; Orphan and neglected children; 156F)
  • Lucas Home, York Village
    (1898; Private organization; Dependent or orphan children; 5M/3F)