Entering the helping field as a profession gives one an opportunity to work with and to help people who are in very difficult circumstances. Human services providers help people who do not want to be helped, provides support for people who are self-damaging, and do not have anywhere else to turn. There are many reasons why professionals choose to enter the helping field. The main purpose of entering this field is to help people in need. However, people may choose this career path because of their own personal experiences in overcoming difficult situations. Human services also provides a wide variety of opportunities to help all types of people including those with special needs, substance abuse problems, abused children, and victims of domestic violence.