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Denver Orphans’ Home

Added by yongli on 10/27/2016 - 15:22, last changed on 04/16/2020 - 10:04

Denver Orphans' Home

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The Denver Orphans’ Home (DOH) was organized in 1881 to help alleviate the critical problem of supporting dependent children by offering short-term shelter to the offspring of families of limited means in crisis, as well as caring for orphans and other children who needed long-term shelter. In 1902...

Elizabeth Byers

Added by yongli on 04/10/2020 - 15:37, last changed on 09/15/2020 - 16:07
Elizabeth “Libby” Minerva Sumner Byers (1834–1920) was a Colorado social reformer who arrived in Denver in the summer of 1859 and spent the next six decades establishing and supporting the city’s early charitable organizations, schools, and churches. Her focus on the poor led her to found...
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