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.
E. Franklin Frazier, Director of the Atlanta School of Social Work from 1922 to 1927, is probably the best known of the African American pioneers in social work. He is scarcely well known; the Encyclopedia of Social Work did not include his biography until 1987 and schools of social work rarely note and less often study his contributions to the field.
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A young Wilbur Cohen is shown here in the early days of Social Security with Maurine Mulliner who was the Executive Secretary to the Social Security Board.
International Ladies Garment Workers Union (1900-1995). ILGWU Picketing Strikers.
Voucher issued in 1915 by the Hinckley Union, exchanged by vagrants for a ration of bread and cheese en route to their next destination.
The Women’s Bureau was established in the Department of Labor by Public Law No. 259 of June 5, 1920. The law gave the Bureau the duty to “formulate standards and policies which shall promote the welfare of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment.”
CBC reporter Molly Hughes talks to “Judith,” a Saint John teen whose parents made her leave home. Homeless for two months, she endured physical abuse and heartbreak in her time on the streets. Now back with her parents, Judith sits down in this 1979 clip to talk about the dangers, the friendships and surviving life when you’re homeless.
This documentary, produced by Allan King, examines the life of the alcoholic derelict on Vancouver’s “skid row”. In this segment, Jimmy, who lives by the harbour, talks about his life over the years and how he has survived living on the streets. His answers reflect the hopelessness he feels about his day-to-day existence, often panhandling and spending the money on alcohol.