Thursday, October 16, 2014
Hull House closes, will settlement houses fade away?
In 2012 Hull House closed. Jane Adams's vision of the settlement house provided new opportunities for women and gave much needed services to the community. However, the system was heavily reliant on government funding and this proved to be the downfall of the the settlement house in the 21st century. This article discusses the closing of Hull House and the future of settlement houses. I am intrigued with the development of a new type of settlement house that would stay true to Adams's vision but would be more self-sustaining. Thoughts?