social services

  

Definition

Benefits and facilities such as education, food subsidies, health care, and subsidized housing provided by a government to improve the life and living conditions of the children, disabled, the elderly, and the poor in the national community.

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  • A person can go to social services if they are looking to improve upon their own life without much cost.

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  • After the neighbor saw bruises on the child she immediately called social services to come and investigate the parents about the injuries to the child.

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  • If you see something that isn't right you may need to contact social services so they can look into what is going wrong.

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