Rev. Chase and his wife take in over one hundred orphaned children and began seeking foster parents for youth. Foster parents were required “treat the child kindly and properly, to provide a public school education for at least six months of the year, to teach the child to work and to guard his morals, health and habits until such child should reach 18 years of age.”
February 12, 1912
The Children’s Home governing board voted to buy the Hurlbut Mansion. The state pledged $7,000 toward the purchase and the remaining $7,000 was raised in pledges from individuals, organizations, and most of Idaho’s 10 northern counties.
The Syringa House for girls opened in Nampa. Up to 12 adolescent girls participated in a specialized treatment program.