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Association for the Care of Colored Orphans Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-008
Overview The Association for the Care of Colored Orphans, also known as β€œThe Shelter,” was founded in Philadelphia by Quaker women in 1822 to care for black orphans, both boys and girls, within a nurturing, home-like environment. In 1915, it relocated to Cheyney, Pa, and became a home for girls. In 1965, its name was changed to β€œFriends Shelter for Girls,” and its mission evolved to serve as a home for teenaged girls. In 1981 it ceased to function as a group home and was succeeded by Friends...
Dates: 1822-1979

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  • Subject: Quakers -- Societies, etc X
  • Subject: African Americans -- Services for -- Pennsylvania X
  • Subject: African Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Population X
  • Subject: Quakers -- Pennsylvania X
  • Subject: Quakers -- Pennsylvania X
  • Names: Association for the Care of Coloured Orphans (Cheyney, Pa.) X
  • Names: Friends Association for the Care and Protection of Children (West Chester, Pa.) X