Palama Settlement

“An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure,” was the motto of the Palama Settlement. Since 1896, it offered social services to the working class of Kalihi

Thousands of people of various ethnicities lived in Palama. Drinking, swearing, gambling, fighting, and domestic abuse were part of life here, and sick residents with scarlet fever and tuberculosis suffered without medical treatment.

Enriching lives, the Palama Settlement provided medical care, a kindergarten, a recreation center, a library, and a reading-room and continues to serve Palama today. Read more about it in “Settlement Workers in the Honolulu Slums.”

“Settlement Workers in the Honolulu Slums”
Pacific commercial advertiser, September 25, 1910, Page 3


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  1. […] 1912, Halloween in Palama meant attending a party with two-thousand people of all […]

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