Serving Residents in Need
The Chevy Chase Community Center provides services for low-income individuals and families, including unemployed, working poor, homeless, disabled, elderly, veterans and children in Indiana County.
The Center does not discriminate against any person based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, or age in participation in its programs, services and activities
The Center’s consumers are concentrated in the rural communities of Indiana County as well as Chevy Chase Heights and the neighboring Indiana Borough. Families and individuals are qualified based on three main areas as defined by various government agencies as follows:
We identify these critical needs through 3 specific avenues; hunger and food insecurity, income and poverty, and homelessness.
Hunger and Food Insecurity in Indiana County:
- Food Insecure Population: 11,920
- Food Insecurity Rate: 13.5
- Food Insecure Children: 3330
- Child Food Insecurity Rate: 20.3%
Income and Poverty in Indiana County, PA:
- Population in Poverty: 14,223
- Children under 18 in Poverty: 3,056
- Children under 18 Poverty Rate: 19%
- Seniors over 65 in Poverty: 1,088
- Seniors over 65 Poverty Rate: 7.8%
Homelessness in Indiana County, PA
Northwestern Pa still has more than 400 people experiencing homelessness. The number of people experiencing homelessness increased 1.6 percent in Pa
12 per 10,000 people experience homelessness in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania and its cities were highlighted for their increases in homelessness among families, veterans and unaccompanied youth, which refers to people younger than 25 who are alone or those living in groups comprised entirely of minors.