Humanizing the Greater City's Charity; The Work of the Department of Public Charities of the City of New York

Humanizing the Greater City's Charity; The Work of the Department of Public Charities of the City of New York

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...disabled men are sheltered at the Xew York City Farm Colony. The farm affords comfortable dormitory quarters and outdoor life to its residents. (Fig. 70.) In many respects, the make-up of its population is similar to that of the Municipal Lodging House, since a large proportion of the colonists are transferred from the latter Fig. 66. Constant application is necessary to maintain the desired standard of cleanliness and comfort in institutions of the Department of Public Charities. In the department's shelters, this work is largely performed by the residents. The policy of requiring labor from the able-bodied dependents enables them to partially repay the city for their accommodations. Moreover, it protects the city from the unreasonable demands of the rounder. These men are "doing their bit" in return for shelter at the Municipal Lodging House. institution. During the industrial depression of 1914 and 1915, many able-bodied men were forced to enter the farm colony for temporary shelter. The nature of the population has changed with the return to prosperous conditions of industry. During 1916, a large number of the colony's residents have been temporarily incapacitated. Perhaps due to its proximity to Sea View Hospital, the colony aids many tubercular patients whose diseases have been arrested. Here, such patients are given light work and sufficient exercise to assist them to regain their physical endurance. Similar service is rendered to many men suffering with alcoholism. But for the accommodations offered at this institution during 1916, sixteen aged couples would have been compelled to separate. At the farm colony, cottages are provided, where old persons may keep intact the association which they have had through years of married...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236591755
  • 9781236591753