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4Catholic ,ress Secl Adoptions PICTURED ABOVE are Mr. and Mrs. Harry Carle of Seattle and their newly adopted baby girl, Catherine Marie. Catherine will join an 18-month-old brother, Joseph, who also was adopted through the efforts of Catholic Children's Services. 1962 records show that 149 children were placed in adop- tive homes, 116 of them placed by the Seattle CCS office. Of those children, 90 were white and 26 non-white. Sixty-seven were under the age of two months and four were over eight years of age. )Sect|on 15, 1963 Father Muehe Is at Hear EY PEOPLE in the oper- ation of the agency are the board members. Thirty- six Catholic laymen, repre- sentative of the entire community and appointed by Archbishop Connolly, set policy and supervise the management of the agency. At monthly board meetings and innumerable committee meetings they set the general policies of service, watch over the agency's finances and di- rect the agency's personnel policies, public relations, expansion programs and the like. The board was first formed in 1945 and in 1951 was expanded to cover the three services that the agency provides. Mr. Henry Ivers is chairman of the joint board and president of that section dealing wLth Catholic Children's Serv- ices. Mrs. Walter Van Camp serves as president of the section dealing with Villa Maria Maternity Service and Mr. Louis Ford is pres- ident of the section dealing with St. Paul's Children's Homes. Of the present board members, three have served since the first year the board was organized: Mr. Leo, Dr. Francis E. Flaherty and Mr. Arthur Gerbel. J]00ourd Catholic Child OFFICERS OF THE ...... JOINT BOARDS: ,*: i Henry Ivers, chairman Mcmrice Santi. v|ce-choirman Louis Ford. secy.-treasurer CCS BOARD Henry Ivers, president Maurice Santi. secy..treas. VILLA MARIA BOARD Mrs. Walter Van Camp. pres. Mrs. John Codling. secy.-treas. ST. PAUL'S CHILDREN'S HOMES BOARD. Louis Ford, president John Spiller, secy.-treasurer BOARD MEMBERS 1962-63: Norman Allen Mrs. John Baillargeon Mrs. Lena Christopher Mrs. John Codling Mrs. Dan Coleman Dr. F. E. r-Jaherty Louis H. Ford Dr. Thomas Gerocjhty Arthur .Gerbel ..... HENRY I Chairman of St. Paul's Children's Homes REV. DENNIS I Archdiocesan Direcfor, The Assew Not all children can benefit from foster home care. Yet they would be lost in the atmosphere of a large congregate institu- tion. The ingenious solution tothe problem is St. Paul's Children's Homes. Here the personal atmosphere of a home is mingled with the less demanding atmosphere of an institution to exactly meet the needs of the children. The first home was:opened in ]951 and provides care for nine boys and girls ment of these homes, many agencies across the country have successfully used this,form of child care. The key to the success of these homes is the house parents. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Patricelli and Mr. and Mrs. John Hayden have made these group homes their own homes and have invited in over 30 differ- ent children last year. From St. Paul's, the children go into foster homes, adoptive homes or into their own homes. of grade schoolage. The second provides Pictured above are three children at car l'oi-tn:ige girls; Sixicethe establish J- : "play in the yard of their temporarF ,home. Inspector William J. Walsh of 1 Mrs. Walsh can readily attest to the a Inspector Walsh is the new president Catholic business and professional men gram of (atholic Children's Services.' year of service to:the Northwest at th, ....