Earlier this morning, Catholic Charities USA released its 2012 Annual Survey findings, compiled from interviews with local member agencies across the country. According to the 2012 Annual Survey, Catholic Charities member agencies provided 16.9 million client services, an all-time high. The survey also found the member agencies have had to meet this increased need with fewer resources, doing more with less in communities across the country. Overall government funding to member agencies decreased 21 percent in 2012, with agencies reporting having received $600 million less compared to 2011.
“Despite decreased funding, Catholic Charities member agencies provided vital services to build bridges out of poverty for millions in need in 2012,” said Rev. Larry Snyder, President of CCUSA. “The Catholic Charities movement continues to work to identify innovative and effective solutions to poverty relief to set more of the vulnerable among us on a path toward sustainable self-reliance.”
Please see the 2012 Annual Survey Scribd Collection for the full executive report, methodology and press release.