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social service

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.
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so′cial serv′ice

Often, social services. organized welfare efforts carried on under professional auspices by trained personnel.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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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