Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name



Social Work

Committee Chair

Williams, Howell V.

Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)

Mathisen, Mathilda


King's Daughters Home for Incurables; Family Service Organization (Louisville, Ky.)


Purpose of the Study: Due to the resignation of Miss Nettie Smith, a board member of The King's Daughters Home for Incurables, Louisville, Kentucky, who was paid on a part time basis to do social work for the Home, the board members requested help from the Community Chest in finding someone to continue the work that Miss Smith had been doing for the Home. Due to the shortage of medical social workers in the community, the Community Chest suggested that the board request the Family Service Organization to continue with the services which Miss Smith had been performing. After discussions between both Family Service Organization and the King's Daughters Home Board and with the help of Miss Mathilda Mathisen, Director of Medical Social Work, Kent School of Social Work, it was decided that Family Service would handle all applications coming to the Home beginning January 1, 1946 and would continue with this service for a demonstration period of one year. This period has extended at the present time to a little over two years. Family Service was interested in having a study made which would sum up what this two year demonstration has shown and which would help point the way for the future. It was for this purpose that this study was made.

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