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Abbott House is unique among the older, established children’s agencies because it never suffered the trauma of needing to drastically readjust its purpose of existence. Rather, it always saw itself as a support system which would shore up and strengthen family units. When that job proved impossible, Abbott House sought permanent family life in some alternative form for every child. It was always the goal to remain small and to emphasize quality child care over less personal and inflexible alternatives. Abbott House never compromised in its commitment to the individual child. These were the ideals expressed by the 1930 White House Conference on Children and Youth and the challenge of Grace Abbott when she said of her efforts in defense of children, “The road leads uphill to the very end.”