By Luella Dow

Dorfners selflessly take boys under their wings

Of Cabbages and Kings


The Dorfners consider their three-and-a-half-year sojourn working with nine boys on the Hutton Settlement a ministry.

Kelly Dorfner gives a brief account of how the settlement came to be. “In the late 1900s Levi Hutton, who was an orphan himself, made it big in the silver mines in Idaho,” she said. “He came to Spokane and built a beautiful estate for orphans. Hutton Settlement is still today what Levi built: a beautiful working children’s home.” The estate has four brick mansions that can house nine children at a time. There are two houses for girls and two houses for boys.


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