human services

plural noun
  1. programs or facilities for meeting basic health, welfare, and other needs of a society or group, as people who are poor, sick, or elderly.

Origin of human services

First recorded in 1700–10 in the sense “provided by humans,” and in 1935–40 for the current sense

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