Catholic Charities USA conducted an onlinesurvey o its membership during April 2012to measure programs and services pro-vided between January 1, 2012 and March31, 2012. Responses were received rom44 local agencies located in 27 dierent states. These agencies serve an estimated3,636,528 clients annually.
Based on agency information as reported in theCatholic Charities USA 2010 Annual Survey.
In Focus: Summer Youth Programs
This quarter’s survey ocused on summer youth programs, whichfll a critical need or amilies and children when school lets out or the summer. Agencies reported a variety o successul programs,but the majority said that there is a need in their communities or additional summer programs.
When asked to identiy what type o summer youth programwould most beneft their community, agencies’ top choicewas an Enrichment/Academic/Tutoring program (58% o agencies said they would add such a program i resourceswere not an issue).
Agencies identifed budget limitations as the number one barrier preventing them rom operating or expanding summer youth programs (84% o agencies indicated thiswas a barrier or them). Other widely reported barriers werelack o sta (59%) and lack o available acility (24%).
Fiteen agencies reported providing summer programs tomore than 9,520 children.
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