Helen Hall


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(1892–1982) Helen Hall was a Henry Street settlement house leader, social reformer, and consumer advocate. She directed the University Settlement in Philadelphia from 1922 to 1933, before succeeding Lillian Wald as director of the Henry Street Settlement in New York, in 1933. She remained in that position until her retirement in 1967. She served with the American Red Cross in France during and after World War I and in the Far East during World War II. She was an influential leader in the settlement house and consumer movements, directed numerous national and local studies on socioeconomic conditions, and actively campaigned to improve community conditions on New York's lower east side.

From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.

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