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Common Social Service and Welfare Organization Terms

If you are in need of assistance or looking to volunteer your time for a good cause, there are many social welfare organizations in existence that offer social services. A community center is a facility where people can come to participate in group activities, learn about issues effecting them, or receive social services. Community centers often have volunteer led programs for children, like after school sports or tutoring. Below are some common social service and welfare terms.

  • Homeless Shelter – A homeless shelter is a nonprofit organization that provides the homeless with a place to stay. A nonprofit shelter may provide long-term or short-term living facilities. Many have services designed to assist homeless people in finding work, developing job skills, and locating more permanent housing. Some shelters focus on specific at risk groups. For instance, there are family and women’s shelters.
  • Social Worker – Social workers take on a variety of different roles. Some give private therapy to clients, while others work for the government providing social services. However, all social workers have jobs that are directed towards the improvement of social welfare. Depending on the state, there are different educational and licensing requirements to become a social worker.
  • Foster Care – Foster care is a system designed to provide a short-term living situation for children whose parents are unwilling or unable to care for them. A child will typically be placed in the private home of foster parents until a permanent arrangement can be made for the child to be adopted, live with a relative, or move to a long-term home.
    American Public Human Services Association
    Our social organizations provide helpful resources for low income families and individuals across the country. We aim to assist you in finding out more about welfare and social service programs.
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    National Human Services Assembly
    Washington, DC 20004
    The Human Services Assembly is the most dedicated organization for welfare, social services,  and more. Find out more about which programs you could be eligible for with help from our association.
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    Southwest Human Development
    2850 N. 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
    Nonprofit organization dedicated to early childhood development services. Our goal is to provide assistance to both the child and the family through health services, programs for those with a disability, and more.
    (602) 266-5976
    Jacob's Journey House
    726 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203
    We serve as a homeless shelter for people living on the streets. Contact our charitable organization (480) 616-2993 at Mesa, AZ, to learn how you can support our cause.
    (480) 616-2993
    United States Air Force Explorers
    3200 E Old Tower Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85034
    Prepare for your military career. Contact us in Phoenix, AZ, to learn more about our military youth training and ROTC scholarships.
    (669) 999-0398
    New Town Cdc
    511 W University Dr Ste 4, Tempe, AZ 85281
    (480) 517-1589
    Gryphen Sps
    1301 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
    (480) 966-9500
    Intervention Services of Arizona
    2164 E Broadway Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282
    (480) 491-1554
    Alexanders Abilities Inc
    5006 S Ash Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282
    (480) 491-7189
    Project Cure
    2115 E Cedar St Ste 3, Tempe, AZ 85281
    (480) 237-0970
    Tempe City Government Community Services
    3500 S Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282
    (480) 350-5287
    Leadership Network
    1400 E Southern Ave Ste 620, Tempe, AZ 85282
    (480) 337-3400
    Jewish Family & Child Services
    1255 W Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202
    (480) 820-2495
    Bridging Furniture Bank
    25 N Extension Rd, Mesa, AZ 85201
    (480) 833-3997
    Mesa United Way
    137 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85201
    (480) 969-8601
    Lutheran Social Ministry of The Southwest
    142 N Date, Mesa, AZ 85201
    (480) 649-0483
    Tempe Adult Education Program
    500 W Guadalupe Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283
    (480) 345-3785

    Social service and welfare organizations can be found all over America. As you may know, many of these government-run organizations are nonprofit, and are always available to the community. Many people volunteer at social service organizations and facilities in order to help people. Often these types of public services provide shelter, education, and even medical care. This way people who have a disability, have suffered from domestic violence, or require foster care, can be helped or assisted when in need. There are various types of social service departments and facilities. Some of these are animal shelters and humane societies for stray pets, foster care for children, and public welfare departments to assist family groups and disabled individuals. Typically when you enter a nonprofit organization like this, you apply or fill out an application of some sort. After all, some of them have certain requirements, such as welfare departments. However, an agency or community shelter that offers assistance to people that have suffered from domestic abuse or sexual assault, typically do not require anything. In fact, they will assist you by letting you stay there in order to prevent further physical abuse. Both women and men tend to volunteer at these community organizations, and some even prefer to work specifically with animals, and help them get adopted. If you need more information on social services, welfare organizations, or a specific community help center, you can access the World Wide Web for guidance. This does not take long, and there are contact phone numbers posted online.
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