People and groups involved * Jane Addams * Ellen Gates * Janie Porter Barrett Links * www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Jane_Addams * www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAWstarr.htm * www.socialwelfarehistory.com/people/barrett-janie-porter
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\ | For pity or betterment of society
As settlement housing improves slum families. Many think it’s for pity. Some think it’s for the betterment of city families and neighborhoods. Jane Addams, a influential member of the movement says settlement houses help people “learn from life itself”. But Jane Addams wasn’t the only influential members of the movement. Ellen Gates star founded Chicago’s first “Hull House” in 1889. Along with many others, like Locust Street social settlement in Hampton, Virginia. Founded by Janie Porter Barett. Also the very first settlement house for African Americans. These settlement houses cultivated urban cities and helped keep responsibility for the urban poor. But the argument still stands whether it was for them and society or because they felt bad. Recent reports from Jane Addams say that she thinks "Private beneficence is totally inadequate to deal with the vast numbers of the city's disinherited." This being said at least Jane Addams supports the betterment of society.
Did settlement workers like their job?
Many settlement workers lived in the houses themselves so they could learn first-hand about the problems in urban cities and make solutions. With these houses run manly by middle-class, college educated women. The women taught subjects such as English to mostly immigrants and health, painting, and