social service

noun
organized welfare efforts carried on under professional auspices by trained personnel.

Origin:
1850–55

social-service, adjective
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Example sentences
Oh, they didn't want to at first, in spite of my social service credentials.
In helping produce antivenin, the co-op also provides a valuable social service.
We see it as a social service, rather than an economic necessity.
So is health care and so is our social service system.
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