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Industrial Homes Vs. Almshouses
The last available census gives Massachusetts 11,056 paupers, of whom 251 were blind. Cannot our State guardians reserve one of our numerous almshouses for our homeless blind, where they may be taught trades and be freed from anxiety about food and clothes while they are learning to support themselves? We might learn from such a laudable experiment that State working homes, for both the blind and the seeing, are not only the best but the cheapest means whereby to arouse and preserve the self-respect of the beneficiaries by aiding them to help themselves....
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Title: Industrial Homes Vs. Almshouses
Creator: n/a
Date: February 24, 1903
Format: Article
Publication: Boston Transcript
Source: Perkins School for the Blind
Keywords: Almshouses; Blind; Census; Economics; Employment; Government; Government Agencies; Institutions; Labor; Labor & Commerce; Massachusetts; Policy; Poverty; Sensory Disability; Social Welfare & Communities; Social Welfare & Employment; Statistics; Vocational Rehabilitation; Work
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations
Note: From Perkins School for the Blind Bound Clippings: Massachusetts Adult Blind, 1886-1906