The settlement tradition represents a comprehensive approach that "strengthens individual and neighborhood assets, and builds collective capacity to address community problems" (Hirota, Brown, & Martin, 1996, p. i). While there is a rich literature on the history of the settlement movement, there is little information about contemporary settlement houses. This paper reports findings of a national survey of settlement houses/neighborhood centers that provide information about programs and services offered, populations served, unmet community needs, and policies or trends that contribute to or respond to these needs.
"The Settlement House Tradition: Current Trends and Future Concerns,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 30
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol30/iss2/4