social service

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


social-service, adjective Unabridged
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social services
pl n
welfare activities organized by the state or a local authority and carried out by trained personnel

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Example sentences
Tonga has a reasonably sound basic infrastructure and well-developed social
The culprit here is that governments take money in taxes then give it directly
  back to its citizens to pay for social services.
Poorer residents may also be missing out on free social services found in low
  income neighborhoods.
Students and faculty also contribute through community service in health care,
  education, social services and the arts.
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