The History of White’s
White’s is based on a strong, 160-year plus tradition of serving at-risk children, teens and families.
In the mid-1800s, Quaker railroad entrepreneur Josiah White, who lost his father at just four years old, drafted and funded a plan to help “the most deserted of children.” His goal was to help children in need obtain a quality education, grow in their spiritual development, and gain valuable work experience. More than 160 years later, White’s is living out the mission and vision of Josiah White, serving children, teens and families who are experiencing challenging times.
White’s has grown from its founding in 1850 to become one of Indiana’s largest nonprofit social services agency serving children, teens and families, with seven offices around the state, including residential campuses in Wabash and Wheatfield, Ind.