Run this interactive exercise to better understand the underlying facts about the community members which have long been referred to as "Underserving"
Comprehensive data shines a spotlight on the challenges that children, working-age adults, and senior citizens in our community face every day. The findings serve as the foundation of our community's work going forward.
Situational poverty occurs when there is period in time when an individual falls below the poverty line because of a sudden event.
Right now in Greater Cleveland, many people are falling into poverty due to effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
One flaw of the official poverty measure is that it doesn’t account for government assistance programs that are not income but improve people’s economic situation.
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Homelessness and untreated behavioral health go together
In the 2019 Point-In-Time count, more than a third of the people who were homeless in Cuyahoga County suffered from chronic substance abuse, and more than a third were severely mentally ill.
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ACES' impact on adult life
Many adult behavioral and mental health issues can be traced back to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).