Photo Courtesy of UIC Library, Special Collection and University Archives

Jane Addams and Hull House were, respectively, a pioneering figure and institution in American social services, addressing injustices of their time with extraordinary foresight. Addams spent her lifetime helping the underserved populations of Chicago, with lasting impact across the United States.

Through Metropolitan Family Services, the legacy of Jane Addams Hull House continues.

Education Economic Stability Emotional Wellness Empowerment
  • Established kindergarten and day care facilities for the children of working mothers
  • Fought for child labor laws
  • Established an employment bureau
  • Offered technical training
  • Established meeting places for trade union groups
  • Offered, through the creation of Hull House, a place to offer accommodation, education, and opportunity to impoverished and immigrant residents.
  • Campaigned for women’s suffrage
  • Supported the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the American Civil Liberties Union
  • Community Schools
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Empowering Families Initiative
  • Parent Empowerment Project
  • School-Based Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Financial Opportunity Center
  • Supportive Housing Initiative for Families in Transition (S.H.I.F.T)
  • Youth Futures Chicago
  • Counseling and Mental Health Services to Protect Seniors and Disabled Adults
  • Integrated Health Care Services
  • Veterans Individual and Family Program
  • Domestic Violence Court
  • Legal Aid & Advocacy