The Growth of Children’s Center as a Temporary Care Shelter in New York City, 1945–1949
Temporary Shelters will always be a part of an adequate child care program. Although accentuated in post - war eras, the conditions necessitating temporary shelters exist at all times. Sudden catastrophes in the family, confinement of mother in a hospital, dependency, neglect, domestic difficulties, and the trend towards less family and less relative responsibility, are a few among many reasons -which Indicate the need for shelter care of children. Prominent among the agencies in New York City providing such care is Children’s Center, established in April 1945 by the Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish social service federations. The Center is presently housed in the old Hecksher Foundation Building at 1 East 104th Street. The Children’s Center came into being after the shelter of the Manhattan Branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children had been closed.
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Whitmire, Howard Lee, "The Growth of Children’s Center as a Temporary Care Shelter in New York City, 1945–1949" (1950). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30725006.