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Children's Homes and Institutions in Missouri, USA

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

  • St James' Industrial School, Conception
    (1892; Benedictine Sisters; Orphan girls from 2 to 16; 43F)
  • German Lutheran Orphan Home, Webster Groves, R.D. 5, Des Peres
    (1868; Private corporation; Orphan children; 69M/46F)
  • Detention Home, 514 Oak Street, Kansas City
    (1906; County of Jackson; Delinquent children, under 17, pending trial; 2M/2F)
  • Kansas City Boys' Orphan Home, 922 Westport Avenue, Kansas City
    (1897; Sisters of Charity; Orphan boys; 112M)
  • St Joseph's Orphan Home, Thirty-first and Jefferson Street, Kansas City
    (1879; Sisters of St Joseph; Orphan and neglected girls; 150F)
  • Gillis Orphans' Home, Twenty-second Street and Tracy Avenue, Kansas City
    (1870; Woman's Christian Association; Orphan children; 43M/40F)
  • St Anthony's Home for Infants, Twenty-third Street and College Avenue, Kansas City
    (1899; Sisters of Charity; Orphan, destitute, and abandoned children under 2; 25M/10F)
  • St Francis Academy, R.D. 1, Box 2, Nevada
    (1893; Sisters of St Francis; Indigent children; 30M/50F)
  • St Frances Orphan Asylum, Normandy
    (1882; Oblate Sisters of Providence; Orphan, destitute, and abandoned girls, from 3 to 12; 64F)
  • Baptist Orphans' Home, St Louis P.O., Pattonville
    (1886; Missouri Baptist General Association; Orphan and indigent children; 91M+F)
  • Protestant Children's Home, Hawthorne Avenue, Springfield
    (1894; Private corporation; Orphan and indigent children; 50M+F)
  • North Western Colored Orphanage, 1816 South Sixth Street, St Joseph
    (1903; Private corporation; Orphan and dependent children; 10M/14F)
  • Home for Little Wanderers, 801 North Twenty-eighth Street, St Joseph
    (1894; Ladies' Union Benevolent Association; Orphan and homeless children over 2; 30M/20F)
  • Sheltering Arms of St Joseph, Main and Pauline Streets, St Joseph
    (1906; Private corporation; Foundlings, and orphan and homeless children; 24M/20F)
  • GermanSt Vincent's Orphans' Home, 1421 Hogan Street, St Louis
    (1850; Sisters of Christian Charity; Orphan children from 2 to 14; 140M/98F)
  • Orphans' Home, 1711 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis
    (1843; Private corporation (Episcopal); Orphan and destitute children; 41M/55F)
  • Christian Orphans' Home, 2951 North Euclid Avenue, St Louis
    (1889; National Benevolent Association of Christian Church; Orphan children under 12; 72M/78F)
  • Mothers' and Babies' Home, 304 North Taylor Avenue, St Louis
    (1899; Christian Woman's National Benevolent Association; Babies under 3 and children with their mothers; 77F)
  • Bethesda Foundling Home, 3651 Vista Avenue, St Louis
    (1889; Private corporation; Foundlings and orphan children under 3; 42M/56F)
  • Mission Free School, 369 North Taylor Avenue, St Louis
    (1836; Unitarian Church of the Messiah; Dependent and neglected children; 18M/25F)
  • St Louis Colored Orphans' Home, 4316 Natural Bridge Road, St Louis
    (1888; Private corporation; Orphan and neglected children; 24M/9F)
  • Methodist Orphans' Home, 4385 Maryland Avenue and 533 Laclede Avenue, St Louis
    (1867; Methodist Episcopal Church, South; Destitute orphan children; 73M/57F)
  • Receiving Home, 4427 Margaretta Avenue, St Louis
    (1891; Children's Home Society of Missouri; Homeless and dependent children; 17M/15F)
  • German General Protestant Orphans' Home, 4447 Natural Bridge Road, St Louis
    (1877; Private corporation; Orphan children under 14; 37M/45F)
  • St Joseph's Male Orphan Asylum, 4701. South Grand Avenue, St Louis
    (1835; Sisters of St Joseph; Orphan, destitute, and homeless boys; 225M)
  • Girls' Industrial Home, 5501 Von Versen Avenue, St Louis
    (1854; Private corporation; Orphan and destitute girls; 85F)
  • St Louis Protestant Orphan Asylum, Church Avenue (Webster Groves), St Louis
    (1834; Private organization; Orphan children; 51M/26F)
  • St Mary's Female Orphan Asylum, Emerson and Harney Avenues, St Louis
    (1843; Sisters of Charity; Orphan, destitute, and homeless girls; 206F)
  • St Philomena's Technical School, Huron and Cabanne Avenues, St Louis
    (1834; Sisters of Charity; Orphan girls)
  • German Protestant Orphans' Home, St Charles Rock Road (Wellston), St Louis
    (1858; German Evangelical churches; Orphan children; 135M/95F)
  • Mullanphy Orphan Asylum, Taylor and Maryland Avenues, St Louis
    (1827; Sisters of the Sacred Heart; Orphan girls; 20F)
  • Central Wesleyan Orphan Asylum, Warrenton
    (1864; Methodist Episcopal Church; Orphan children, from 3 to 12; 54M/44F)