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Who staffed most settlement houses such as Hull House?
Last Updated: 24th February, 2020
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People also ask, what was the purpose of settlement houses such as Jane Addams Hull House?
Settlement houses were created to provide community services to ease urban problems such as poverty. Inspired by Toynbee Hall, Addams and her friend, Ellen Gates Starr, opened Hull House in a neighborhood of slums in Chicago in 1889.
Subsequently, question is, what services did Hull House and other settlement houses offer? The Hull House and other settlement houses offered healthcare, education, recreation, and childcare services to recent European immigrants that were living in extreme poverty. The Hull House was a community house located in the United States and was co-founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr.
Also asked, who worked in settlement houses?
Its main object was the establishment of "settlement houses" in poor urban areas, in which volunteer middle-class "settlement workers" would live, hoping to share knowledge and culture with, and alleviate the poverty of, their low-income neighbours.
What was a settlement house in the late 1800s?
Settlement houses arose in the late 1800s and early 1900s as an attempt to make American society more just and fair. ''Settlement workers,'' usually young middle class women, moved into poor, immigrant areas of major cities.