Donaldina Cameron, Part 2
Women Worth KnowingMay 23, 202300:30:321.79 KB

Donaldina Cameron, Part 2

Cheryl BrodersenCheryl BrodersenHost

At 920 Sacramento Street in San Francisco stands the Donaldina Mackenzie Cameron Mission House. For forty years this establishment was run by the courageous, compassionate, and captivating Donaldina Cameron. In her time at the home, she rescued somewhere around 3,000 women from abuse, human trafficking, and drugs. She also saw to the education, training, and welfare of every woman who was rescued or placed in her care. To her foes, Donaldina was known as the White Devil, but to the women she saved she was affectionately called Lo Mo or Old Mother. Dolly’s life was full of setbacks, tragedies, and triumphs.

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