Annexe de l'Hospice des Enfants Assistés / Maison Maternelle, Châtillon-sous-Bagneux, Seine, France

In January 1893, a new annexe to the Paris Hospice des Enfants Assistés was opened at Châtillon-sous-Bagneux, supplementing the existing branches at Thiais and Antony. The new establishment provided 88 beds and 16 nursing places for children with symptoms of syphilis and athrepsia. After treatment was completed, the children were placed in the countryside.

Annexe de l'Hospice des Enfants Assistés, Châtillon-sous-Bagneux, Seine, early 1900s. © Peter Higginbotham

In 1918, it was decided to close the Châtillon annexe, although the premises remained in occupation until July 1921, In August 1922, the premises were re-opened as La Maison Maternelle de Châtillon-sous-Bagneux, a refuge for up to 60 homeless and destitute single mothers and the newborns. It aim was to support mothers in distress and to reduce the number of infants being abandoned.

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