The League of Women Voters Tries to Save Glenn Home

As a result of the tour of the house and grounds, the League of Women Voters was made aware of the living conditions at Glenn Home. They had a strong desire to change those living conditions and went before City Council on behalf of the children to ask for more money to improve conditions.

The request was ultimately denied in a decision that anticipated (but also hastened) the closure of Glenn Home.




Glenn Home Community Action Plan

In response to the letter from Public Welfare, the Glenn Home staff formulated a plan to renew the Glenn Home license. This is the documented part of that plan:

As a result of this plan, the League of Women Voters took notice and scheduled a tour of Glenn Home.


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June 5, 1973 (State of the House)

As a result of the action plan, the League of Women Voters took a renewed interest in Glenn Home, and spearheaded a tour of the grounds. They took pictures and documented all the deficiencies that needed to be fixed in order for Glenn Home to obtain a renewed license.

Although the tour took note of the substandard living conditions, it prompted the League of Women voters to deliver an impassioned speech at the next City Council meeting.

June 5 1973 Part 1

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Glenn Home Orphanage General Information


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Post-desegregation update:

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