POST CIVAL WAR ORPHANS RETURN HOME

“On June 22, many gathered to commemorate 150 year of serving children in Butler County, all birthed out of the prayers of women seeing the needs of civil war orphans, officially known as Father's House Day in Hamilton. All were invited for the unveiling of the historical marker and for tours of the grounds. Later, anyone who had lived or worked in the home was invited to be honored with an evening of sharing food and stories. Thankfully, the rain held up and we were blessed with a beautiful summer day for this memorable event.”

- Kristina Jones

“150 years ago, just after the Civil War, a group of brave and believing women banded together with the community of Butler County to care for children orphaned by the war. The Children’s Home was born and carried the vision until 1985. Then about 17 years ago a new chapter began as another believing woman approached the owner with the same dream. Five years later (12 years ago) that dream was birthed in my heart as well. Today I get to tell some of the beautiful stories of this beautiful place. Like any Home, there are painful parts of its story and we want to validate and help those that were hurt under its roof. We also want to celebrate the bravery and legacy of these women and the community of Butler County that made a Home for children that needed one.”

- Carrie Halim

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