United South End Settlements offers our neighbors access to the skills they need to help live their best lives.
Originally founded as the Andover House in 1891, United South End Settlements (USES) was the first settlement house in Boston and the fourth in the United States. The settlement house movement was initiated in England by educated, financially secure men and women who moved to struggling communities to work together with neighbors to solve social problems. Each year the organization serves over 3,000 individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and income-levels. USES focuses primarily on the South End/Lower Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, but many participants come from other parts of the city. Our programs include early childhood education, after school enrichment, youth arts programming, summer overnight camp, adult education and workforce readiness, and health, wellness, and home repair services for seniors.
Mission: to build a strong community by improving the education, health, safety and economic security of low-income individuals and families in Boston’s historic South End/LowerRoxbury and to serve as a national model of successful neighborhood engagement.
Neighbors helping neighbors since 1891.