Mothers would have to go into rehab and would be required to visit their children once a week. She would raise the children as if they were her own and once they were healthy she would help to find families interested in adoption. Hale also put a great deal of value into her religious upbringing. She was born March 31, 1913, in Grace, Idaho, to Fred E. When she retired in 1968 she could not have foreseen that her most notable endeavor, the founding of Hale House, was yet to begin. Hale's family implored her to take action. Mother Hale was honored by President Reagan during his State of the Union address in 1985.
But public support helped her gain government grants and persuade officials to bend rules like the requirement that young children be reared in private homes instead of the group care she provided. What is known for certain is that her family fared well. There were rules: No fixes - not even aspirin - no matter how much a baby cried. Clara McBride was born on April 1, 1905. She was 87 and lived in Manhattan. It was not long before the benevolent work of the Hale family came to the attention of noteworthy philanthropic citizens, civil welfare bureaus, and public assistance agencies.
Instead she comforted them through their withdrawals with personal care and compassion. Hale took in the baby and the Hale house began. In the 1940s, she provided short-term and long-term care for community children in her home. Choose a language from the menu above to view a computer-translated version of this page. Word spread, and soon a steady stream of babies were placed with her. Clara Hale was a rare individual who had left her loving imprint on the lives of thousands. She opened her home for childcare, initially keeping the children while their parents worked during the day.
They say, 'Oh, Mother Hale, don't you give us any trouble. You May Also Like Hale was then 64 years old, but she could not refuse the desperate pair. Other distinguished personalities also recognized the honorable work of Hale House and contributed generously throughout the years in support of the cause. In 1975 a five-story brownstone house in Harlem was refurbished and christened Hale House. When a drug addicted mom was at her door step she asked if Hale would take her drug addicted baby.
According to test scores, by the end junior high level the majority of students were more than two and a half years behind the average New York City student. Hale was then 64 years old, but she could not refuse the desperate pair. She didn't know much about drugs, but she knew children, and she knew the value of tough love. She stayed home with her children and in order to be as big a part of their lives as possible, Hale opened her own home daycare, initially keeping the children while their parents worked during the day. To finance their care without government money, Hale House increased its private fund-raising.
Indeed, Hale raised so many children as her own that accounts of the size of her natural family vary from source to source, although most mention one daughter, one son, and an adopted son. She opened her home for childcare, initially keeping the children while their parents worked during the day. At the age of 65 is when Hale began to take children in who were born addicted to their mother's drug habits during pregnancy. But in 1989, saying that the crack epidemic had crested and the city was doing better in finding foster homes for children, the Dinkins administration stopped referring children to Hale House. Unfortunately, the climate at Hale House clearly changed with Mother Hale's death, specifically because it was under the control of her daughter. Children came and went from the Hale residence.
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Some examples are Community-Based Family; which is a program for troubled youngsters; Time-Out-Moms, a program that helps the parents out by having a place for their kids when their parents needed to relax or breathe. She was invited to Washington, D. Harwood; a grandson, Steven Harwood; and a great-grandson, Ayden Tuley. By 1987, there were hundreds of such kids in , many of them cradled in Mother Hale's arms. Lorraine Hale went on to earn doctorates in developmental psychology and child development and become the president of Hale House.