Clara Hale, (1905-1992) Humanitarian
Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. ~ Matthew 19:14 (KJV)
Clara Hale's father died when she was a baby, leaving her mother to raise her and four siblings. Clara was
greatly influenced by the love and support of her mother and the importance she placed on being a good
parent. She was also motivated by her strong moral upbringing in the Baptist church and her education.
When Clara's own husband died, leaving her with two children to support during the Great Depression, she
began a home daycare and later became a foster parent. Ultimately, this decision led to the creation of Hale
House, a home for unwanted children and for children who were born addicted to drugs. In 1984 President
Ronald Reagan called her an "American Hero." During her lifetime, Clara helped over 1,000 babies and
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