Things to note:
- There is a standing order for Scabies
- The health policies with regards to colored children
Things to note:
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.
In 1973, the Glenn Home license had not been renewed since 1964 due to substandard living conditions. This letter from the Department of Public Affairs informed the staff of the steps necessary to fix the conditions and renew the license.
The Glenn Home staff responded to this letter with an action plan to renew the license.
The following is the proposed Glenn Home budget for the year of 1973.
This budget appears to be the catalyst for the game changing events that happened in 1973, as it quickly became clear that the orphanage did not have sufficient funds to meet the budget, and the city council was reluctant to provide the funds to make up the difference.
The release of this budget was followed by an effort to renew Glenn Home’s license and secure more funding.
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.