Erie Homes for Children and Adults has 110-Year History of Compassion and Service
Friday Dec 30th, 2022
On September 26, 1912, 13 women gathered at the home of Mrs. Otto Hitchcock to discuss the pressing need to find a home for an infant found abandoned at Union Station. The women formed a board of directors, and over the next two weeks, they rented a house at 947 West 7th Street and hired a nurse and house mother to staff the facility.
Erie Infants Home and Hospital was born. The women’s objective was to “provide a temporary home or hospital for needy infants from birth to two years of age.” At the time, there was no other organization of its kind in the area.