A privately funded human service agency is a human service agency funded by private interests as opposed to the government. Human service agencies exist to provide a service to society and improve the quality of life in communities where they operate.
People often turn to human service agencies when they experience a crisis and need external help to move forward. The agency can provide guidance, counseling, treatment and assistance with meeting basic needs. A good example of a private human service agency is Covenant House, the largest privately funded childcare agency in the United States that provides shelter and services to homeless and runaway youths.