The Relief Society, under the direction of priesthood leaders, has significant responsibilities in welfare, including the following:
- Teach welfare principles and help sisters apply them.2. Encourage sisters to be self-reliant by teaching them personal and family preparedness and provident living.
- Under the direction of the bishop, give temporary assistance. This involves identifying the poor and needy, responding appropriately, and providing help during emergencies. . . .
- Relief Society Handbook, p. 3