social services http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Settlement Houses Then And Now: Fulfilling The Needs Of Their Community http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/settlement-houses-then-and-now-fulfilling-needs-their-community <p>When settlement houses were founded in the United States in the late 19th century, the idea was for educated middle-class or upper-class individuals to settle in impoverished areas, and through their influence and resources help lift their neighbors out of poverty.</p><p>Perhaps the most famous American Settlement House was Chicago's&nbsp; Hull House, founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Star in 1889.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:31:43 +0000 Camille Phillips 28351 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Settlement Houses Then And Now: Fulfilling The Needs Of Their Community