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London Female Preventive and Reformatory Institution, St Pancras, London

In around 1871, the London Female Preventive and Reformatory Institution (LFPRI) opened a home for "friendless young women, and servants of good character when out of place" at 195 Hampstead Road, St Pancras, London NW1. It could accommodate 16 inmates, aged from 15 to 25. Its opening was made possible by a lady who offered the sum of £50 on condition that the Committee such a home which, unlike most of the Society's other establishments, was not aimed at 'fallen' young women.

By 1912, the establishment had relocated to new premises at New Southgate.

The Hampstead Road buildings no longer survive.

After the Second World War, LFPRI changed its name to the London Haven for Women and Girls. The organisation was wound up in 1976, with its remaining assets being passed to the Rainer Foundation which later became part of Catch22.


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