settlement house

settlement house
noun Date: 1907 an institution providing various community services especially to large city populations

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • settlement house — noun a center in an underprivileged area that provides community services • Hypernyms: ↑center, ↑centre * * * noun, pl ⋯ houses [count] US : a place or organization that provides various community services to people in a crowded part of a city *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • settlement house — or social settlement or community centre Neighbourhood social welfare agency. The staff of a settlement house may sponsor clubs, classes, athletic teams, and interest groups; they may employ such specialists as vocational counselors and… …   Universalium

  • Northwestern University Settlement House — The Northwestern University Settlement House is an Arts and Crafts style house located at 1400 West Augusta Boulevard in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The Settlement Association was founded in 1891 by Northwestern University to provide… …   Wikipedia

  • University Settlement House — The University Settlement House is located at 184 Eldridge Street (corner of Rivington and Eldridge streets) on New York s Lower East Side. It provides myriad services for the mostly immigrant population of the neighborhood and has since 1886,… …   Wikipedia

  • Father of the Neighborhood Settlement House — Jacob August Riis …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • settlement — [set′ lmənt] n. 1. a settling or being settled (in various senses) 2. a new colony, or a place newly colonized 3. a) a small or isolated community; village b) a community established by the members of a particular religious or social group 4. an… …   English World dictionary

  • Settlement movement — For the organisations for kibbutzim and moshavim, see Settlement movement (Israel) The settlement movement was involved in the creation of settlement houses which offered social services often targeted towards the urban poor. The settlement… …   Wikipedia

  • SETTLEMENT HOUSES — Founded in Europe, North America, and Asia in response to the urban poverty that accompanied industrialization and immigration, the Settlement House movement originated with Toynbee Hall, in London s East End in 1884. Distressed by working class… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • settlement — /set l meuhnt/, n. 1. the act or state of settling or the state of being settled. 2. the act of making stable or putting on a permanent basis. 3. a state of stability or permanence. 4. an arrangement or adjustment, as of business affairs or a… …   Universalium

  • house — n. building home 1) to build, put up a house 2) to redecorate, refurbish, remodel, renovate a house 3) to demolish, raze, tear down a house 4) to rent a house from smb. 5) to let (BE), rent out (AE) a house to smb. 6) a dilapidated, ramshackle… …   Combinatory dictionary

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