social services

Social Services are public services that provide for income support or other kinds of assistance for individuals and families in need.

Related Issues:
  • welfare - or social assistance, provides income support for individuals with very low or no income. Welfare programs have always been controversial, see welfare reform?.
  • childrens aid? which crisis intervention? to prevent child abuse?
  • Workers compensation?
  • Birth control? and family planning?
  • services for the disabled?
  • Needle exchange?s, and drug addiction?
  • Shelter Programs homeless shelter?, womens shelter?
  • Food bank? programs
  • Adoption? and foster care? monitoring
  • tenants rights?
  • Refugee assistance
  • sexual health?, including treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted disease? and AIDS

See also: government transfers, social safety net

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