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social service

n.
1. Organized efforts to advance human welfare; social work.
2. A service, such as counseling or health care, provided by a government or by a charitable organization to advance human welfare, especially for disadvantaged people.

so′cial serv′ice


n.
Often, social services. organized welfare efforts carried on under professional auspices by trained personnel.
[1850]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.social service - an organized activity to improve the condition of disadvantaged people in society
work - activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"
social work - any of various services designed to aid the poor and aged and to increase the welfare of children
casework - close sociological study of a maladjusted person or family for diagnosis and treatment
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ensure the co-ordination of community services provided by multi-service agencies with those services offered by hospitals, long-term care facilities, mental health services, health care professionals and social service agencies, and to promote a continuum of health and social services.
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