|Specifies the type of a facility that provides social services|
|Group: social facilities|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 13|
|Tools for this tag|
A social facility is any place where social services are conducted.
- Social work is a profession and a social science committed to the pursuit of social justice, to quality of life, and to the development of the full potential of each individual, group and community in a society. ()
Specific examples of a social facility are drug clinics, workshops for the physically disabled, and homeless shelters. There are no restrictions as to who provides the services (this information may be tagged using operator=*).
How to tag
Social facilities come in many different types and can be the location of where services are provided or where they are administered from. Types of social facilities are defined by the level of care or service that is provided and whether people reside at the location. To define whom is served by the facility, use the social_facility:for=* tag as described below.
For features/POIs that focus on disaster relief, such as a temporary emergency shelter, it is suggested that the Humanitarian OSM Tags be used. This is still an evolving model and comments are welcome in the discussion page.
|social_facility=group_home||A group home is a residence organized around a certain demographic and provides social and medical services, such as leisure activities or meals, and some form of supervision. Examples include care homes for elderly, residences for children/juveniles who cannot live with their families, halfway houses for people with addictions or minor conflicts with the law and orphanages.|
|social_facility=nursing_home||A nursing home is a facility providing permanent nursing care, 24 hours a day, as well as social and medical services; supporting residents with elementary activities of daily living. Residents include elderly or seriously ill people, and such with physical and mental disabilities.|
|social_facility=hospice||A hospice is a facility providing both, permanent palliative and nursing care, 24 hours a day, to dying or terminally or chronically ill people as well as support to their relatives. Thus it has a different focus in comparison with a nursing home.|
|social_facility=assisted_living||A residential facility like group_home, but the looked after are more independent (e.g., have own flats). Usually conceived for people with "slight" disabilities. E.g., retirement home for elderly people; often with a nurse available or request and an emergency button installed.|
|social_facility=day_care||A non-residential facility that provides nursing services on a daily basis to people with specific needs (elderly, disabled), similar to a group_home or nursing_home, however the users spend the night with their families and not in the facility.|
|social_facility=shelter||A facility that provides temporary sleeping facilities or refuge from exposure to the environment. E.g., a homeless shelter, Emergency Shelter or Transitional Shelter.|
|social_facility=ambulatory_care||A facility for workers who support the living needs of those who can't fully support themselves; e.g., hubs and administrative offices for home nurses or street workers. Consider office=* if it is limited to the administration.|
|social_facility=outreach||A non-residential facility that provides social welfare services such as advocacy, counselling, job placement, veterans services, housing placement, wellness programs, leisure activities. E.g., outreach for veterans.|
|social_facility=workshop||A non-residential work facility that primarily employs people with disabilities. Also includes workshops for rehabilitating or juvenile offenders.|
|social_facility=clothing_bank||A non-residential facility that distributes clothing (often used and donated) to the poor or in emergencies, free of charge or below market price. Please distinguish from regular second-hand shops (shop=second_hand, without social concept) or charity shops (shop=charity, that sell second-hand goods to fund charities).|
|social_facility=food_bank||A non-residential facility that distributes pre-packaged food, usually to the poor, free of charge or below market price. (e.g., food pantry). If the facility only serves prepared meals, use soup_kitchen instead.|
|social_facility=soup_kitchen||A non-residential facility that provides prepared meals, usually to the poor, free of charge or below market price. Other names for this type of facility include meal centre, food kitchen, comedor popular (Argentina), restaurante popular (Brazil), etc.|
|social_facility=dairy_kitchen||Dairy kitchen, social facility in former-USSR countries that provides free dairy food for certain groups of people, defined by local regulations. May include newborn babies, pregnant women, feeding mothers, toddlers. If the dairy kitchen also sells dairy food it is likely that shop=dairy tag should be also added.|
Who is served by the facility
The social_facility:for=* tag is used to describe the group of people that is primarily served by the facility. The singular form is preferred for the values.
|social_facility:for=abused||Abused children or adults, include violated or sexually abused victims.|
|social_facility:for=child||E.g., daycare centre for children|
|social_facility:for=disabled||Those with physical disabilities|
|social_facility:for=diseased||Those who suffer a certain disease and their families, name disease in description=* tag (e.g. AIDS)|
|social_facility:for=drug_addicted||E.g., drug-counselling service, name drug (if certain) in description=* tag|
|social_facility:for=homeless||Have a look at the Homeless Shelter-proposals for tags that capture more details|
|social_facility:for=juvenile||E.g., juvenile shelter|
|social_facility:for=mental_health||Those with mental/psychological problems|
|social_facility:for=migrant||Those who have migrated from another country or region, typically for economical or personal reasons|
|social_facility:for=refugee||Those who are fleeing from a natural disaster or political crisis and seeking refuge in another country or region|
|social_facility:for=orphan||E.g., orphanage - for children without parents|
|social_facility:for=senior||Elder, older, pensioner; e.g., retirement home|
|social_facility:for=underprivileged||Poor or disadvantaged people|
|social_facility:for=unemployed||People without a job. See office=employment_agency|
|social_facility:for=victim||For victims of crimes, such as a robbery or hate (acute + trauma care).|
The following are a few examples of various social facilities with some basic tags. Additional tags can be added to better describe the feature.
|Facility for mentally ill people|
|Outreach for poor members of community|
|operator=St. Martin's Ministries|
|operator=Pine Street Inn|
Possible tagging mistakes
- Approved proposal of social_facility=*
- amenity=nursing_home - A slightly less common tag for nursing homes
- healthcare=hospice - A more common tag for a hospice, a facility for terminally ill patients.
- amenity=retirement_home - An uncommon tag for retirement home - see also assisted_living, group_home, and nursing_home above.
- emergency=* - Describes various emergency services
- amenity=community_centre - A place mostly used for local events, festivities, and group activities.
- amenity=social_centre - A centre of fraternities, sororities, professional societies, union halls, and other non-profit organization.
- shop=charity - A shop operated by a charity
- Animal - To describe facilities that take care of animals, use amenity=animal_shelter.
- office=employment_agency - To describe employment agencies, of which about 200 nodes use. social_facility:for=unemployed was added to cover social service oriented employment agencies.
- Approved proposal of social_facility=soup_kitchen (to differentiate places that serve prepared meals from food banks that distribute canned or boxed goods)
- healthcare=* - A healthcare facility