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Human Services

Human Services charities provide networks of direct services to people in need. They feed our hungry, strengthen our communities, shelter our homeless, care for our elderly, and nurture our young. We classify Human Services charities into six Causes:

Children's and Family Services Children's and Family Services (382)
Children's and Family Services charities provide child care, adoption, foster care, family counseling, parenting education, and other advocacy and child welfare services that strengthen families and promote the well-being of our children.
Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services (575)
Organizations providing Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services work to shelter, nurture and develop youth. They include group homes, shelters and orphanages; camps and youth ranches serving the needs of at-risk children; and recreation and youth service organizations providing programs in scouting and athletics.
Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution (245)
Charities classified as Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution provide hunger relief in communities throughout our country.
Multipurpose Human Service Organizations Multipurpose Human Service Organizations (280)
Multipurpose Human Service Organizations promote volunteerism and provide a broad range of direct services in the communities they serve, across the nation and around the globe. These organizations include YMCAs, YWCAs, the Red Cross and others.
Homeless Services Homeless Services (340)
Charities in the Homeless Services Cause provide assistance to homeless individuals and families through direct social services as well as advocacy.
Social Services Social Services (811)
Social Services charities provide programs addressing the needs of the disadvantaged, the underemployed, the elderly and disabled, and other specific populations. They also include community centers and settlement houses that provide integrated services for local communities.

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