The Specific Contribution Made to the Community by Catholic Social Settlements as Seen in the Analysis of the Catholic Approach in Meeting the Needs of Settlement Clients
Background and Timeliness of the Study. The situation which is encountered in so many cities throughout this and other countries, whereby people lose something of their sociability because they live in congested areas, has been relieved greatly by the work of social settlement houses. Undeveloped personalities have blossomed forth in the uplifting atmosphere of a "House"; disorganized families have lived, played, and worked together following the helpful influence of a settlement worker; whole communities have been relieved of bitterness and friction when they have been influenced by the spirit of kindness and brotherliness of a social settlement. The histories of long-established settlements give full testimony to this fact. Today, too, in our society where juvenile delinquency, or at least our awareness of delinquency, is more acute, stress has been laid on any organization that will help curb this social epidemic. Since juvenile delinquency is nurtured by childhood neglect by the poor example of young adults who glory in evil and lawlessness, and by the indifference and apathy of elders, it is only reasonable that the social settlement which caters to the personal and the social needs of all these classes, should be finding a more important place in our attempts to make each community a better place in which to live.
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Mitchell, Thomas A, "The Specific Contribution Made to the Community by Catholic Social Settlements as Seen in the Analysis of the Catholic Approach in Meeting the Needs of Settlement Clients" (1950). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30724988.