In April 1888, several prominent Gereformeeerd Church [members] in Batavia (GKI Kwitang) formed “Vereening Dorcas” with the goal of helping destitute ‘Indo-Europe’ families. As the years went by, Vereeniging Dorcas changed its name to “Dorcas Society” (Ind: Perkumpulan Dorkas) which manages Dorcas orphanage.

As per June 2019, Dorkas Orphanage has moved to its new location in Jalan Kramat Sentiong No. 20-22, Jakarta Pusat.