Colorado Springs has social security counselors and representatives. Social security is a safety net provided by the government to ensure protection and promotion of welfare of the population in general, as well as specific focus on health and wellness promotion of the vulnerable pockets of the population, such as the old, aged, infirm, disabled and the children. Unemployment benefits may also be provided. A counselor or a representative is a professional who acts as a liason between the federal agencies or non-governmental organizations that dispense social security benefits. They also help people enroll in health or rehab programs as per need, and walk people through the procedural complexities of obtaining and documentation of aid and assistance received.