FACTS ON WESTCHESTER
8 WESTCHESTER COMMUNITIES ARE AMONG THE TOP 100 RICHEST IN THE UNITED STATES
THE MEDIAN PROPERTY VALUE IS ALMOST 2.5 TIMES HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE
THE MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME IS MORE THAN $30,000 PER YEAR OVER THE NATIONAL AVERAGE
SAD FACTS ON POVERTY IN WESTCHESTER
CLOSE TO 40% OF BABIES ARE BORN TO FAMILIES ON MEDICAID
28% OF CHILDREN GRADES K-6 RECEIVE FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH
OVER 2,800 CHILDREN AND YOUTH GRADES PRE-K-12 HAVE EXPERIENCED HOMELESSNESS
40% OF CHILDREN UNDER 6 IN WESTCHESTER ARE LIVING IN FAMILIES WHERE WORKING PARENTS CANNOT MEET BASIC NEEDS
21% OF RESIDENTS ARE FOOD INSECURE (HUNGRY OR AT RISK FOR HUNGER)
THERE ARE OVER 3,000 TEMPORARY HOUSING FACILITIES (INCLUDING HOMELESS SHELTERS, TRANSITIONAL HOUSING, DAY SHELTERS, AND TREATMENT CENTERS)
Urgent needs and the end of poverty
914Cares is helping to fill the gap for families in need in Westchester by providing basic essentials to over 6,000 families each year. These essentials include diapers, clothing, books, baby essentials (cribs, car seats, strollers, etc), footwear, period products, hygiene products, and much more.
By meeting urgent needs today, 914Cares is investing in the end of poverty tomorrow. All across Westchester. For the well-being of all our neighbors and our entire community.