History and Development of Human Services
Stated by the NOHS “The field of Human Services is broadly defined, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, fixating on obviation as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to ameliorating the overall quality of life of accommodation populations”. (NOHS, 2012)
1930’s - 1950’s: Post-Depression: Lifestyle Roles
Human services, such as The New York Children’s Aid Society, are locally managed charities and philanthropists. Most clients of these organizations are impecunious populations from urban areas.
Pelagius Williams, owner of the 1931 Washington State Meeting of Social Job, spoke of overwhelming impact of vast unemployment caused by both the depression. He describing "a picture of lowered living standards - of men and women and little children going without sufficient food and without suitable clothing for the protection of their health in winter; of sickness resulting from lowered resistance due to lack of felicitously appropriate food and clothing; of men grown weary and discouraged from the vain search, month after month, for employment ... of men deserting in the hope that their families may acquire a mother's pension ... of widespread and growing unrest, with all the danger that it carries for sound family and community life; of an incrementing number of suicides resulting from worry and despair." (NOHS, 2012) Through 1935, half of Washington's society had acquired some sort of lifestyle assistance. Washington's democratic governor, Clarence Martin, employed the Harvard-educated, Republican Charles Ernst to Point Washington State’s Despair freedom efforts. Ernst allowed Washington turn out to bed one model of timely, advanced, and also efficient stimulation of social properties. Ernst was quick to achieve both...
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