Lillian D Wald Research Paper

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Lillian D. Wald was born on March 10, 1867 in Cincinnati, Ohio. A firm believer in nonviolence, she helped lead the first women peace march in 1914.She was a nurse; social worker; public health official; teacher; author; editor; publisher; activist for peace, women's, children's and civil rights; and the founder of American community nursing. Lillian Wald was from a German-Jewish middle-class family in Cincinnati, Ohio, (her father was an ophthalmic merchant). In 1878, she moved with her family to Rochester, New York where she attended Miss Cruttenden's English-French Boarding and Day School for Young Ladies; upon graduation she tried to enter Vassar College but was repudiated, as the school thought she was too young at 16. In 1889, she joined New York Hospital's School…show more content…
Wald witnessed first-hand the poor living conditions of residents in the city. To aid this struggling population, she begins the Visiting Nurse Service in 1893. Two years later, she established the Henry Street Settlement to further aid those in need. Wald also worked on behalf of women’s rights and the welfare of children, founding the Women’s Trade Union League and spearheaded a federal organization to help children. After years lobbying for this idea, the Children’s Bureau was established in 1912. Lillian D. Wald died on September 1, 1940, in Westport, Connecticut. Her achievement in the fields of nursing and public service is recognized around the world and her idealistic programs have been widely copied. The Henry Street Settlement still stands serving the neighborhood's Asian, African-American, and Latino population. And today, with over 9,500 highly skilled care providers, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York is the largest not-for-profit home health care agency in the nation, making over two million professional home visits to more than 100,000 patients each
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