Human services

Helping you help others

When helping others is the cornerstone of what you do, it's easy to forget that sometimes you need help too. That's where Markel comes in. Our human services insurance program is tailor-made to protect the organization, staff, and clients.

Markel insures the following human services programs:

Target industry segments

Child and youth services/Education

  • Alternative education schools
  • Youth centers
  • Youth development programs
  • Youth clubs
  • Early intervention programs
  • Court appointed special advocates (CASA)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Literary programs
  • Local, non-profit Performing arts centers and organizations (no travel groups or dinner theaters)

Civic and social advocacy organizations 

  • Community action organizations
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Drunk driving prevention
  • Social service advocacy
  • Civic organizations
  • Junior League
  • Professional Societies, Associations
  • Ethnic/Immigrant Services
  • Service Leagues
  • Salvation Army
  • Garden/Horticultural clubs

Community food services

  • Congregate meals
  • Food banks
  • Food pantries
  • Food distribution
  • Nutrition programs
  • Soup kitchens

Emergency and other relief services

  • Weatherization programs
  • Emergency relief services
  • Thrift/second-hand stores

Environmental, conservation, and wildlife organizations

  • Nature centers
  • Animal shelters
  • Botanical gardens
  • Humane societies
  • Community gardens

Grant-making foundations

  • Charitable organizations
  • Funding organizations
  • Grant making organizations
  • Private foundations

Other individual and family services

  • Alcohol and drug addiction self-help organizations
  • Alcoholism counseling
  • Grief counseling
  • Community health education services
  • Counseling services
  • Crisis intervention centers
  • Drug addiction counseling
  • Marriage counseling
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Parenting support services
  • Resource and referral services
  • Support groups
  • Multi-purpose social service centers
  • YWCAs
  • Pregnancy counseling
  • Literary programs

Residential mental health and substance abuse facilities  

  • Alcoholism rehabilitation facilities
  • Drug addiction rehabilitation facilities
  • Halfway houses, substance abuse
  • Group homes, mental health and disabled (non-medical)

Services for the elderly and persons with disabilities  

  • Senior activity centers
  • Community centers
  • Disability support groups
  • Behavioral treatment
  • Blind/visually impaired services
  • Deaf/hearing impaired services

Temporary shelters

  • Battered women’s shelters
  • Emergency shelters
  • Homeless shelters
  • Runaway youth shelters
  • Temporary shelters
  • Temporary housing for families of medical patients
  • Transitional housing

Vocational rehabilitation services

  • Job counseling, vocational rehab or habilitation
  • Job training, vocational rehab or habilitation
  • Sheltered workshops
  • Vocational rehabilitation agencies
  • Workshops for persons with disabilities

We have a short list of ineligible classes.