Female Benevolent Society of Georgetown
Founded in 1813, it provided poor women with clothing work, and supplied the finished products to poor children.
Female Orphan Society of Georgetown
Founded in 1816
Georgetown Girls Academy
School for female orphans founded in 1816 and run by the Sisters of Charity.
Lancaster School at Georgetown
Founded before 1812
See: Joseph Lancaster, The British system of education: being a complete epitome of the improvements and inventions practiced, to which is added, a report of the trusees of the Lancaster School at Georgetown. (Georgetown, DC, 1812); Annual Report, Daily National Journal , (Washington, DC) Tuesday, December 14, 1824
Charitable Society of St Patrick's Church
See: Records in St Patrick's Church Archives
Female Relief Society
In existence in 1832
Female School of Industry
Founded in 1827
Female Union Band Society
Mutual society founded in 1842 by free black women.
Friendship Benevolent Society
In existence in 1835
German Benevolent Society
In existence in 1846 with 200-300 members.
Formed in 1824 to provide employment to the industrious poor, especially women.
See: Daily National Journal , (Washington, DC) Saturday, November 06, 1824; Annual Report U.S. Telegraph and Commercial Herald , (Washington, DC) Saturday, December 23, 1826
Resolute Beneficial Society
Founded in c.1818 to educate free blacks.
Sisters of Charity
In existence in 1829 with an asylum housing 23 girls and a school with 30 pupils
See: Augusta Chronicle,
(Augusta, GA) Saturday, March 28, 1829
Founded in 1822
St Vincent's School and Orphan Asylum
School and orphanage opened in 1825 and run by the Sisters of Charity.
Washington Benevolent Society of Young Men
Founded before 1810
Washington Female Charitable Society
Founded by 1819
Washington Female Orphan Asylum Society
Founded in 1815, changed name to the Washington City Orphan Asylum Society in 1828
Washington Alms House
State funded poorhouse
Washington Relief Society
Male society founded in October 1830, opened an asylum in 1831 for all types of poor people.
See: Constitution, United States’ Telegraph (Washington, DC) Monday, October 18, 1830; United States’ Telegraph, (Washington, DC) Monday, January 24, 1831; United States’ Telegraph (Washington, DC) [Wednesday], [April 13, 1831]The Globe (Washington, DC) Friday, September 30, 1831; United States’ Telegraph (Washington, DC) Saturday, December 17, 1831; United States’ Telegraph (Washington, DC) Saturday, February 04, 1832; United States’ Telegraph (Washington, DC) Friday, November 22, 1833
Western Dorcas Society
Out-door relief society organised by women.
See: Annual Report, Daily National Journal,
(Washington, DC) Thursday, December 13, 1827