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Homes for Young Woman

Homes for Young Woman, in connection with The United Association for the Improvement of Young Woman, 118, Pall Mall. These Homes are designed to receive young woman, principally dressmakers and those engaged in shops, and to afford them either a temporary residence on first coming to London, or to take them as lodgers, or borders at a moderate rate of payment.

The North London Home, 51, Upper Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, may be given as a sample of the others. It was established in 1856. Young woman are boarded and lodged at the rate of 10s. 6d. per week. Those who wish to improve themselves are gathered into classes for geography, history, and grammar, and for French and German. The home is under the charge of a matron, and the classes are superintended by a lady residing in the house, also by several ladies who take an interest in the work. Fifty young woman were received as borders during the past year; their payments, amounting to 187, only cover a portion of the expenses.

The income, from annual subscriptions, is about 100. It is reckoned that 200 more is required for the effective working of the institution.

Treasurers,Hon. A. Kinnaird, M.P., 1, Pall Mall East, S.W. and J. Stuart, Esq., Harrow.—Cash Secretary, Miss Layton.— Lady Superintendent, Miss Abney.—Matron, Mrs. Walpole.— Bankers, Messrs. Ransom, Bouverie, & Co., 1. Pall Mall East.

West London Home—49, Gt. Marlborough Street.
Crawford Street Home—43, Crawford Street, Portman Sq.
East London Home—3, Chatham Place, Blackfriars.

With the two former are connected Christian improvement Associations; and at all, young woman are received as borders at a very moderate cost. Full particulars may be obtained at the central office, 118 Pall Mall.

SOURCE: The Charities of London, by Samuel Low, Jun., London: Sampson Low, Son,
and Marston, Milton House, Ludgate Hill. 1861.