Individual and Family Services

Individual and Family Services

Overview

The 67,700 individual and family services agencies in the US serve children and youth, the elderly and disabled, and persons in crisis. They also provide programs for people needing specific support, such as alcohol and substance abuse self-help programs, ex-offender support programs, and marriage counseling. About 48% of organizations are tax-exempt non-profits.

Dependence On Government Funding

Individual and family services agencies often rely on government grants or contracts for a large part of their annual revenue.

High Staff Turnover

Child welfare and other social service agencies experience an average staff turnover of 30-40% per year and the average length of employment for their staff is less than two years.