Term: Support Services

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-12-12


Support services are services provided by Child and Family Services to challenged families in need of support. The services can include counselling, guidance, support, education and emergency shelter services to aid the resolution of family matters. In contrast to Protective Services, Support Services are voluntary and are generally applied for by the family in need.

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