Federal Hill House Association celebrates 125 years


The Federal Hill House Association (FHHA), a Providence human services agency that spurred the city’s growth by helping thousands of immigrants assimilate in the early 1900s, is celebrating its 125th anniversary.

A private, non-profit agency, FHHA is the second oldest “settlement house” in Providence and one of the oldest in the United States. The agency serves more than 5,000 children, seniors, individuals and families annually, providing social and emergency services, early childhood learning, before and after-school programs and workforce development activities. FHHA plans a full slate of activities to celebrate its milestone, including a gala dinner in June at the Providence Marriott.

“Celebrating 125 years is an incredible milestone for any group but especially for a community center like ours, where sustaining funding has been challenging and federal cuts can have a major impact,” said Nina Pande, the organization’s executive director. “We’ve survived over the years because we’ve adjusted to the needs of our constituency – the makeup of which has changed dramatically over the years – and stayed true to our mission by providing the best human services possible. Staying true to our mission will keep us around for another 125 years.”

For more information about the Federal Hill House Association, call 421-4722 or email fhh@federalhillhouse.org.


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