Programs that publish and distribute or make available online calendars of community events such as concerts, fairs, parades, human service agency fundraisers and other recreational, cultural and educational activities.
Programs that publish and distribute directories of agencies that provide human services for residents of the community and/or resource lists. Included are programs that produce directories/lists that focus on a specific geographical area, service category or target group as well as those that produce a comprehensive directory of all community resources.
Programs that publish newsletters to make the public aware of the services which are available within the community, to review legislation and other measures for resolving specific social problems and/or to provide information or opinions about other topics that may be of interest to a particular target group or the community at large.
Organizations that make an effort to increase the availability and utilization of community services by specific target populations by providing direct services for targeted individuals in their homes or other convenient locations or by making special efforts to ensure that a particular group is aware of available services and encouraged to participate. Included are programs that do outreach regarding their own services as well as those which encourage a target population to use a wide variety of services.
Programs that maintain lists of individuals who are willing to make presentations on any of a variety of human service topics and social issues or which have paid staff or volunteers, one of whose primary responsibilities is public awareness and education with respect to one or a variety of community services, issues and problems.
Programs that use any of a wide variety of materials to educate the public about issues that relate to a particular field or topic.
Programs that sponsor conferences, symposiums, seminars, workshops and other gatherings in which one or a variety of speakers are brought together to make presentations which address a particular human service topic with the objective of increasing participant awareness of the issues, problems and potential solutions that are facing residents of the community.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles: Copyright Notice.