Numbers in Need is an online resource to support community leaders, human service providers, the foundation community, and others in understanding the most pressing needs relating to poverty and economic vulnerability in the Buffalo Niagara Region. Numbers in Needs focuses on 12 representative urban, suburban and rural communities. These 12 communities are home to over half of those in the region who live in or near poverty. Data, information and research findings in these 12 communities offer insights and lessons for all communities in the region and beyond.
Numbers in Need offers community-level data for 12 Communities and snapshot reports that identify people and places in need and factors that matter such as access to jobs, educational attainment, household income, affordable housing, and safe neighborhoods. A Regional Picture offers a benchmark for the 12 communities and an analysis of regional performance and trends. Reports with insights from residents and providers share the perspectives of vulnerable populations who live in the community and the service providers who work there. Numbers in Need features an interactive mapping tool that identifies Providers in the 12 communities and looks at where these providers are located relative to at-risk populations. Strategies & Models offer ideas, actions and examples for spurring thought, conversation, and activity toward a stronger safety net of human services.