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
|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.