Keeping Human Services in Community Hands: Why Nonprofits Deliver Better
June 10, 2021
Human services focus on serving the well-being of individuals and families in their social settings. These services are the heart of what we might call “care work.” They include child care, long-term care, services for people with developmental disabilities, home care, employment and training services, and more. A high standard of human services is critical to maintaining people’s quality of life, particularly for the most vulnerable in society. Traditionally, these services have been provided by nonprofit providers. However, years of austerity governments have allowed large, for-profit chains to expand their footprint into human services. From the Ontario Nonprofit Network.