gearFamilies and Individuals with Disabilities

A caring community creates an environment that strengthens the physical, intellectual, and spiritual well-being of individuals and families and helps them improve their quality of life by providing psychological, employment, and social services.

According to our most recent statistics from 2002, each year, roughly 3,000 Jewish households – that is one in six Jewish households – report that at least one person in their household has “special needs.”

Across the United States, over 4.8 million non-institutionalized Americans with disabilities who rely on federal monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI) have incomes less than $8,700 per year – low enough to be priced out of every rental housing market in the nation, including Pittsburgh.1

Summary Metrics

  FY2014 FY2013 FY2012 FY2011 Net Change Percentage Change
Approximate number of people with long-term psychiatric or developmental disabilities who received services from an organization under Jewish auspices 200 164 166 160 30 17.6%
Number of people with psychiatric or developmental disabilities who received RESIDENTIAL services from an organization under Jewish auspices 55 55 48  50 0 0%
Approximate percentage of Jewish clients who received residential services from an organization under Jewish auspices 95% 95% 75% n/a 0 0%
Approximate number of people with psychiatric or developmental disabilities on waiting list for residential services from a Jewish organization 195 180 200 n/a 15 8.3%
Number of Jewish organizations that have formal inclusion committees  TBD

 

1For more information, see Priced Out.