On Thursday, January 19th, the Chairman of the Hull House Board announced that the social services organization will close due to a lack of funding. The organization will declare bankruptcy, and the last scheduled events will be held in March. The Jane Adams Hull House Museum will remain open.
Jane Addams established Hull House in 1889 as a settlement house geared towards helping newly arrived immigrants adjust to life in the United States. Programs at Hull House included clubs for children, nurseries, and art gallery, a library, and an employment bureau. Hull House became a model for other settlement houses in the United States. Many social workers came to the Hull House to learn more about social welfare.
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To learn more about Jane Addams and Hull House, we recommend taking a looking a the following books & videos in the Social Work Library:
Addams, J., & Wald, L. D. (1935). Forty years at hull-house; being “twenty years at hull-house” and “the second twenty years at hull-house” .. New York: The Macmillan Company.
Bryan, M. L. M., Slote, N., De Angury, M., & Addams, J. (1996). The jane addams papers : A comprehensive guide. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Johnson, M. A., & Jane Addams’ Hull-House Museum. (1992). Women of hull-house. Chicago, Ill. : Jane Addams’ Hull-House Museum, University of Illinois at Chicago:
Offenbach, J., Christenson, E., Herrick, J. M., Bryan, M. L. M., Munke, P. P., Carlton-LaNey, I., . . . National Association of, S. W. (2001). Legacies of social change 100 years of professional social work in the united states. S.l.: Council on Social Work Education : National Association of Social Workers.
Stebner, E. J. (1997). The women of hull house : A study in spirituality, vocation, and friendship. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.