Children's Aid Society

Title

Children's Aid Society

Description

New York City founded in 1853. It serves 150,000 children per year, providing foster care, medical and mental health services, and a wide range of educational, recreational and advocacy services through dozens of community centers, camps and other locations in the New York area. CAS has originated a series of child welfare innovations that have since become commonplace, such as:

  some of the first industrial schools

    the first parent-teacher associations

    the first free school lunch programs

    the first free dental clinics for children

    the first day schools for handicapped children

    the first kindergarten in the United States

    the first foster homes

    the first “fresh air” vacations, in which urban children visit host families in the country for the summer.

In 2011, The Children's Aid Society was rated 4/4 by charities rating organization Charity Navigator, for the 11th consecutive year.

Creator

Underwood & Underwood

Date

1909

Source

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e1/CAS1853-children.jpeg

Relation

For Further Exploration Please Visi http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/

Link: Wikipedia

Rights

Source: Children's Aid Society. (2012, June 11). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:42, October 12, 2012, from http://bit.ly/UVuCND.

Publisher

National Orphan Train Complex

Contributor

National Orphan Train Complex

Format

Medium: Photograph.

Language

English

Type

Organization

Identifier

Children's Aid Society, NYC, Healthcare, Nonprofits, Foster Care, Mental Health, Community, Child Welfare

Coverage

United States

Files

CAS1853-children.jpeg

Reference

Underwood & Underwood, Children's Aid Society, National Orphan Train Complex, 1909

Cite As

Underwood & Underwood, “Children's Aid Society,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed May 19, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/360.