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Settlement Houses

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Jared Debnam

on 12 October 2011

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Transcript of Settlement Houses

Settlement houses offered daycare, health care, and education to immigrants and children in need. Here is something small... Settlement houses helped immigrants and the poor improve their lives. settlement houses gave people opportunities to help immigrants who were less fortunate.
With the people showing their abilities of helping others, citizens will start to respect them much more than they have in the past. Famous settlement houses Settlement
houses Toynbee Hall was the first settlement house established in 1883 in Eastern London
The most notable settlement house was established in 1889 and
is known as the Hull House
The Hull House was founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Starr. An Example: So.... 30 So... The reason settlement houses were created was because the immigrants started taking up space in industrial cities. With not enough room for everyone to live in a home. So as an alternative, settlement houses were the next best things. Significance

Settlement houses don't exist today, but there are forms of them that are all around the country. (Soup Kitchens, Homeless shelters) Jane Addams was a very important figure in the Progressive Era. She was a leader in the Women's rights movement, and she helped change America for the better. Settlement houses started coming
into existence in the Progressive Era.
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