8700/8720. Temporary Home for Women and Children
Record Group Term
The Temporary Home for Women and Children was established in 1857. The Central Charity Bureau and Temporary Home at Chardon, Hawkins and Bowker Streets was completed in 1868 and rebuilt in 1926. By Ordinance passed March 5, 1869, the Overseers of the Poor were given charge of the Charity Building and Temporary Home. The Home afforded a temporary abode for women and children, and provided single meals for men. Presently, the New Chardon Temporary Home for Women and Children remains in operation as a shelter under the charge of the Massachusetts Department of Social Services. The building is owned by the City of Boston.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Publications PB 033: Series Series I
Scope and Contents note The collection includes records of the City Temporary Home also known as the Temporary Home for Women and Children. The collection has been divided into the following four series: Series I. Registers of Inmates admitted; Series II. Indexes to Inmates; Series III: Report of Inmates received and aided at City Temporary Home; Series IV. Administrative records. The inmate registers span the years 1857-1993 with gaps. The registers are recorded chronologically. The volumes from 1857-1862...