Founded by a group of women in 1924, the International Social Service, or ISS, has since set out to mobilize a domestic and international network of legal and social work professionals. By efficiently connecting the vulnerable to various services, they can get the support they need.
ISS’s main focus is on international aid. It assists those who are overcoming personal or family difficulties that have resulted from voluntary or forced migration, as well as other social problems. It also contributes to the prevention of social problems linked to migration and inter-country mobility. Through its work, ISS tries to develop and maintain an international network of bodies to meet the needs of individuals and families who require its services.
In order to take complete advantage of aid, ISS conducts studies on the conditions and consequences of migration. It then uses its findings to make recommendations to countries that might find the information useful, or undertake any other appropriate action.
ISS has separate services that are specially designed for kids and adults since both require different types of aid. The services for both groups emphasize safety and well-being, while the services targeting children also focuses on permanency.
In 2014, to increase the effectiveness of its support, ISS partnered with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The USCCB focuses on issues such as religious liberty, marriage and family, justice, peace, human development, migration and refugees. These areas help ISS with its aid.
ISS is an organization set out to help those who are unjustly forced to move from their homes and given no other option than to migrate. The troubles faced by those migrants are unforgiving and daunting. ISS hopes to help those in need and also improve the way individuals can help those in need by conducting and learning from studies.
– Erik Nelson
Sources: International Social Service 1, International Social Service 2, International Social Service 3, International Social Service 4, International Social Service 5, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
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