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Safe Haven for Children Turns 140
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TitleSafe Haven for Children Turns 140
Extended TitleGillis Center Began Helping People During the Civil War
AbstractArticle on the Gillis Center at 8150 Wornall Road celebrating its 140th anniversary by opening a new emergency care shelter. The new shelter has room for 10 children. Founded as part of the Women's Christian Association in 1870, the center originally provided room and board for Civil War widows and their children, and eventually transitioned into an orphanage. It became known as the Gillis Home for Children in 1900 after a donation by the estate of Mary Gillis Troost. In the early 1960s, the center shifted into becoming a long-term residential treatment facility for children.
AuthorLinda Friedel
DateMay 18, 2011
SourceWednesday Sun
Local SubjectGillis Orphans' Home
Gillis Center
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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CONTENTdm number40334
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