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The information on these pages is from a 1920's era pamphlet and is provided for historical purposes only.  The services described herein no longer exist, yet the legacy of Thomas H. Swope continues at Kansas City's Swope Health Services.

THE WORK OF THE
THOMAS H. SWOPE SETTLEMENT

 

New Home of Thomas H. Swope Settlement

     The fundamental idea of the Social Settlement is to help people to help themselves.  Settlement activities, therefore, must touch the lives of the people of the neighborhood at as many points as possible, for in this way an appeal is made to the greatest number of individuals.

     Aside from the encouragement, cheer and help afforded the individual, the Settlement is a permanent and vital factor in social reform.  The Social Settlement is not itself a direct agency of reform except in individual cases by the fact that it comes into direct contact with the most serious social and civic problems, that it throws light into dark places, that it affords a practical means of testing methods of reform, makes the Social Settlement an institution of great value and far reaching effect for good.

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HELP IT ALONG.

 


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