Social assistance consists in the application of programs to support people temporarily in situations of socio-economic risk, of ensuring the protection of families in the sense of being able to fulfill autonomously the functions of protection and education of its members, as well as ensuring participation. to the life of the community. Within the social assistance programs, the activities of preventing unbalanced, stressful life situations from an economic, cultural, psychological or moral point of view, for individuals or groups are included.
The role of social assistance is:
- offers to those in need opportunities of knowledge and access to specialized social protection services;
- guides the family towards understanding and using the social protection legislative framework;
- mobilizes the community, individuals and groups in difficulty to actively influence social policies;
- provides financial, material, moral, counseling assistance to those in need.