Glossary Term – Organization
Hull House was a settlement house founded in Chicago by reformers Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr in 1889. Addams and Starr established Hull House, the first settlement house in Chicago, to help improve the lives of immigrants and others living in urban slums. Hull House provided myriad resources, including education, child care, and other social services. It also served as a center for activism, with Addams and Starr working to promote various reforms in labor, education, women's rights, and other areas.