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2000 Jordan Institute
for Families

Vol. 5, No. 1
April 2000

Services Provided by Family Support Agencies

In 1999 the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work surveyed 286 family support agencies in North Carolina to ask them about the services they provide. Below are the services the responding agencies* said they provide:

Program Area

% of Respondents Providing this Program

Child care or child care support
66.2
Respite services
37.4
Community economic development
16.7
Domestic violence programs
17.6
TANF (welfare to work)
22.7
Programs for fathers
39.0
Programs for incarcerated parents
3.9
Leadership training
47.4
Parenting classes
67.9
School-linked services
63.0
Youth/adolescent development
45.0
Child safety
56.4
Substance abuse prevention/intervention
28.2

*Overall response rate=87/286=30.4%

Data from: "The Family Support Programs: Survey of Intergenerational Activities" by the Center for Aging Research and Educational Services (CARES) at the UNC-CH School of Social Work <http://ssw.unc.edu/cares/cares.htm>

 

2000 Jordan Institute for Families