This portrait of Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage was taken in 1935, the year the Labour government he led swept into power. This government is best remembered for its landmark social welfare reforms, especially the Social Security Act of 1938 and the state housing scheme.
But after 1950, with the expansion of immigration law to permit the arrival of more Jewish immigrants, government social service provision was stronger and the Jewish community was larger and more prepared for new arrivals. “They came to social services that were more developed, social workers who had better training, and also organizations and communities that had a better sense of the distinct needs of this particular immigrant group,” Goldberg said of the second wave.
The Populist Party of Maine (1891) echoed the sentiments of the national organization which declared that “The fruits of the toil of millions are boldly stolen to build up colossal fortunes for a few, unprecedented in the history of mankind; and the possessors of these in turn despise the Republic and endanger liberty. …
Allison and Merv Hancock at farewell party, 1982. Merv was the Director of the Social Work Unit at Massey University (1975-82).
Public housing in Welfare St, Homebush West, circa 1940.
Marsha P. Johnson handing out flyers in support of the Gay Liberation Front in New York.
“War has left a very direct legacy to the poor of New York City – a legacy that is being felt at the present time, ten months after the armistice, more acutely even than it was at the time of the armistice. This legacy is in the form of increases in the cost of the necessities of life, which is causing serious concern to those organizations which are confronted with the necessity of giving assistance to those who by reason of sickness or death are in need. . . .”
Nicholas W., 52. Twenty years ago he lost a leg and for eighteen years worked on a canal boat with a very poor substitute for an artificial leg. His eyesight failed and he could no longer work with safety. Last fall he was sitting in Battery Park one day, with nothing to do and no prospect of anything to do, when someone told him of the Toy Shop. He immediately walked all the way to 50th Street to apply for work. He began work the next morning and has been in the shop since, and, although without experience, he is one of the best painters in the shop. He has no family or friends who can help him.
Abraham Flexner, a well-known champion of reform in medical education, was also a keen observer of the social work profession.
The New Zealand Association of Social Workers was formally inaugurated in 1964 at the Auckland Inaugural Conference.
1920’s Johns Hopkins Social Services Car – used to transport patients back and forth to the hospital.
MS. Ida Cannon. In 1914 Ms. Cannon was named Chief of the Mass General Social Service Department, the first organized social work department in a hospital.