Social services are intended to aid disadvantaged, vulnerable, and distressed individuals and families. The basic concerns of social services and welfare are to help with poverty, disability, and disease. Mainly the most important recipients of social services are children and parents.
Without social services, families, children, and individuals needing help in achieving basic living will not be able to survive. Social services help all those in need including families living in poverty, children, or women who are suffering abuse and homelessness.
The number of families and individuals living in poverty has increased in recent years as work is becoming scarcer and life is becoming more expensive. Social services provide the necessary knowledge to help emotionally and physically. They can provide these families and individuals with the basic knowledge, help, or tools to be able to get further in life.
Women and children in an abusive household are one of the biggest problems in the world and is mostly alcohol related. Social services can provide shelter to women and children who are stuck in abusive households.
With addiction, there are many programs available towards alcohol and substance addiction to help addicts get rid of their addictions and provide for their families more efficiently.
Social services can intervene when children are being mistreated by families and have no close relatives to take care of them. The children will be taken by welfare society and taken into foster care until they can find foster parents to provide the child with a better life.
Social services are available in most countries and play an important role in helping society with major difficulties to succeed and have a better and healthier life.