Hi, Just a little bit of info. Not all kids in the home were orphans. 1/3 of St.Clares were kids that had at least one parent. I had both of my parents but was placed because TB was in my fam. The catholic charities organazation place us there to protect us from TB. However, I latter developed TB anyway. WE did have 1 or 2 young ladies that lived there that helped the nuns in different departments. The were older than the rest of the kids. This boards site has info. for you under-28 jul.2006 8:49pm. IN REPLY TO SKIRDA in colo.by Kimberly Forsythe. Good luck !