Characteristics and Environments of a Human Service Organization

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Characteristics and Environments of a Human Service Organization

Characteristics and Environments of a Human Service Organization With a rapid changing global environment in our society, a Human service organization addresses personal and social growth and development in multicultural diverse and complex communities. The characteristics and environments for the agency, Catholic Charities, is recognized as one of the largest national social service organization to help communities meet their needs emotionally and financially. The vision for this valuable organization proclaims the sanctity of human life, along with emulating Jesus Christ, for his spiritual mission to provide for the hungry and the needy. The mission for Catholic Charities calls upon churches and humanity to advocate justice for a strong and healthy social system for a compassionate society. This organization ideally works with individuals and families to eliminate oppression and help resolve their issues at hand. There are more than 1,700 local Catholic Charities agencies nationwide to deliver, provide and help to create hope for more then approximately 9 million people each year, regardless of color, creed, and religion, economic or social backgrounds. With more than 280 years (Catholic Charities USA, 2010) of compassionate assistance in the United States, its roots traces back to 1727 in New Orleans, where an orphanage was established by Catholic institutions. Along the way, several other Catholic institutions opened in the East that required the need to feed families that were in hunger, providing education and shelters for individuals and families alike. By the 20th century, Catholic Charities networked to help with healthcare, empowerment for the social system, and to serve as an advocate to the poor. This organization has a Board of Trustees that is governed by a Episcopal Liaison, The Chair person, a Vice-Chair person, a treasurer, a secretary, and other delegate...
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