Seattle's Florence Crittendon Home
Seattle's first Florence Crittendon Home was established in 1899 at the corner of Renton and Henderson. In 1926 the foundation built this two-story brick building that could accommodate for 150 women and their children. The home was temporarily used as a treatment center for venereal disease during World War II. By the 1960s, the home demonstrated the advances in social work by offering case-workers, educational opportunities, and psychiatric care. Seattle's Florence Crittenton Home closed in 1973 and the building is presently home to the Thunderbird Treatment Center which serves Native Americans in need of care for addiction and substance abuse.
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