Human services have been defined by different scholars but there is a general guideline that it refers to jobs whose aim is to provide a particular service to society and in particular during the time of a crisis. It is a service provided to people so as to help in their stability on life as well as get self-sufficiency usually by counseling, guidance, treating and providing their basic needs (Woodside & McClam, 2011). Human services usually refer to a wide variety of services such as education, social welfare and healthcare such as mental services. These are services rendered to individuals or groups in society. These services are provided in order to meet their basic needs since all humans have needs but others are in more need than others due to their health status.
Human services addresses the needs and problems that people have either as individual or collectively as a group. These services facilitate the daily lives of the needy groups such as the sick, poor and the elderly by enabling them to function and cope with life. Human services have programs as well as facilities that aim at meeting basic welfare of society. These services have been categorized as health, personal social services, education, housing, income transfer and employment training (Neukrug, 2002).
Human services are disseminated through programs and policies. Their delivery is through a system which involves laws and regulations. As Woodside & McClam (2011) states, human services will address the problems people are having with either society at large for instance deviance, in organizations such as poverty and unemployment, with primary groups for instance divorce and difficulties amongst individuals themselves be it mental or emotional.