About Us

Our History

Baden Street Settlement a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization located in Rochester, New York. It was founded in 1901 by two women of the B’rith Kodesh Temple on Gibbs Street Therese Katz and Fannie Garson to provide cultural, practical and social education to young women of foreign birth. Since its founding, the settlement’s areas of focus have changed as its community has changed.

Our Purpose

Baden Street Settlement has continuously and dynamically grown to provide a full range of services to improve the social, educational and cultural conditions in its community; to relieve human suffering; and to foster community growth and development. It was incorporated May 4, 1901 as the “Social Settlement of Rochester,” and received its initial funding from the United Way in 1918. In 1922, the Social Settlement of Rochester became Baden Street Settlement.