I was reading the Universalist Register for 1912 to plan ahead for blog posts for next year. (What I don’t do for my readers.)
I noted a ministry affiliated with the old Massachusetts Convention: The Bethany Union for Young Women.
Its object is to maintain a home for respectable young women who are forced by the keen competition of a large city, to work for small wages.
Gauging by the horror stories I’ve heard in D.C. about housing, particularly among the 20-something set, even moderate wages get ground to nothing under the weight of student loans and a heritage of real estate speculation. Could use such a ministry in D.C.
It’s moved from its former location in the South End, but the Bethany Union still exists in Boston.