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January 29, 1955

UNWED MOTHERS

JAMA. 1955;157(5):469. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950220063029

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  I should like to invite the attention of readers of The Journal to the House of Mercy located in Washington, D. C., at Klingle Road and Rosemont Avenue, N. W. (telephone COlumbia 5-5229). This is a nonprofit, nonsectarian institution for unwed mothers and their babies. It has been endorsed by both the clergy and the medical profession. The finest medical and dental care is provided; religious services (optional, of course) are held regularly. Anyone who needs the services offered by the House of Mercy is welcome, regardless of where her home might be. Many of those who have been cared for in the House of Mercy came from places other than Washington. A girl who comes to the House of Mercy is asked to make a small payment to defray the cost of her care. This is only a fraction of the total cost, however, and in

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