Community Social Services are rarely in the public eye – although the problems they help solve are often in the news.
Community Social Service workers are caring professionals who support
- People with physical, mental and developmental disabilities
- At-risk youth
- Women experiencing family violence
- Families and children with special needs
- New Canadians, refugees and non-English speaking residents
- Aboriginal individuals and communities
- Children who witness abuse
These caring professionals work for community-based, mostly not-for-profit agencies contracted by the B.C. government to provide these services. They help and support the most vulnerable members of our communities.
- When women flee abusive relationships along with their frightened children, they turn to community social services;
- When families need support for their developmentally disabled children, they turn to community social services;
- When teens need assistance to get off the street, they turn to community social services;
- When infants are born with disabilities or serious health problems, they turn to community social services;
- When immigrants need help to resettle in their new country, they turn to community social services;
- ... and many more!
Community Social Services workers are the heart and soul of our communities!
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