|A facility that provides social services|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 12|
|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 retirement 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.
Note that usage of this term in this tagging style is wider than defined for example at wikipedia:Group home. The OSM use does not limit the size of such home, which however can be tagged with capacity=*.
Note: Between Oct 2010 - Jun 2016, this value subsumed the Nursing Homes as defined below. If you know a Nursing Home still tagged Group Home, not fitting the definition above, please migrate the tag. Please check each case individually, Automated edits are discouraged.
|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. (wikipedia: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., residential care home for eldery people; often with a nurse available or request and an emergency button installed. (wikipedia:Assisted living)|
|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 (wikipedia:Homeless shelter or wikipedia:Emergency shelter or wikipedia:Transitional shelter)|
|social_facility=ambulatory_care||A non-residential facility that supports the living needs of those who can't fully support themselves; e.g., administrative offices for home nurses or streetworkers (wikipedia:Ambulatory care)|
|social_facility=outreach||A non-residential facility that provides social welfare services such as advocacy, counseling, job placement, veterans services, housing placement, wellness programs, |
|social_facility=workshop||A non-residential work facility that primarily employs people with disabilities. Also includes workshops for rehabilitating or juvenile offenders. (wikipedia:Sheltered workshop)|
|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. (wikipedia:Food bank)|
|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 center, food kitchen, comedor popular (Argentina), restaurante popular (Brazil), etc. (wikipedia:Soup kitchen).|
|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 center 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-counseling 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=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|
- Approved Proposal of social_facility=*
- emergency=* (includes some social projects)
- 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)