Encyclopedia o f Chicago

Historical Sources : Bound Volume
Historical Source
Chicago Social Service Directory, 1933

Chicago Social Service Directory, 1933
Many institutions providing a wide variety of social services had a denominational and often ethnic identity. They provided schooling for young children, care for the elderly, and respectable housing for young adults new to the city. Government increasingly provided social services in the 1930s as the burdens of the Great Depression exhausted the resources of small private agencies, religious and secular.