Magdalen Homes — Channel Isles

Although the term 'Magdalen' home or institution has become particularly associated with Ireland's Magdalen laundries, it covers to a much wider range of establishments. Rather than indicating the nature of these institutions' facilities or regime, it reflects the circumstances of their inmates — girls and young women who had 'fallen' (or who were considered in danger of doing so), primarily those who had become pregnant or involved in prostitution. More...

Where applicable, the 'Places' column shows the accommodation provided for mothers and babies (exact figures could change over time).
Note that over the years, many institutions changed location and/or name, sometimes more than once. The accommodation provided, age of those admitted etc. at a home could also vary.

Guernsey

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClosed/MovedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Guernsey Rescue and Preventive Home, 10 Allez Street, St Peter Port1901by 1920Rescue and preventive cases; payment where possible.1202
Girls' Hostel, Victoria Road, St Peter Portby 1950    

Jersey

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClosed/MovedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Elizabeth House, 20 La Chasse, St Helierby 1949    
Elizabeth House, 33 Belmont Road, St Helierby 1930 Friendless and fallen; temporarily.7no limit
Jersey House of Help, 67 Great Union Road, St Helier1886 Friendless and fallen; temporarily.6no limit