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Hull House closes doors after more than 120 years

Chicago's Hull House, founded by Jane Addams, closes doors after more than 120 years By The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) ' The Chicago social service organization founded more than 120 years ago by Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams is filing for bankruptcy and closing.

The Jane Addams Hull House Association closed Friday after running out of money. The agency says the poor economy increased demand for services but made it difficult to raise enough money to cover the cost of providing those services.

Addams founded Hull House to help thousands of immigrants adjust to life in America at the turn of the 20th century. In recent years, it has provided child care, job training, housing assistance and other services for 60,000 people a year.



Other agencies are stepping in to help provide those services.

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Jane Addams Hull House Association: http://www.hullhouse.org


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