The 2023 point-in-time (PIT) count found 313 individuals experiencing homelessness county-wide – either sleeping in emergency shelters, transitional housing, or living outdoors. 24% of them are children.
2,000 Walk-in shoppers at the HELP Center received emergency assistance for food, clothing, and other resources
2,000 Financial assistance provided for one-time emergencies to keep local families stably housed
6.2% of residents and 5.2% of all children in Bucks County are food insecure. That means over 40,000 people in our community aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from.
2,000 Pounds of nutritious food distributed to our food-insecure neighbors
2,000 Visits to UW Bucks’ hunger-fighting distribution sites (Fresh Connect and the HELP Center pantry)
In Bucks County, 68% of eligible children do not have access to publicly funded Pre-K. This creates a preparation gap that can have enormous impacts on long-term learning.
2,000 Hours of high-quality early education received by our Pre-K Counts students
2,000 Free vision and hearing screenings provided to children enrolled in Pre-K Counts programs
About 7% of Bucks County residents live in poverty, but another 27% are ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed). ALICE is above the poverty line, but often struggles to cover the cost of basic needs.
2,000 Households county-wide impacted by the HELP Center’s services
2,000 Value of in-kind goods distributed to neighbors in need through the HELP Center