Chester County is not immune to the overwhelming and debilitating effects of poverty. The POINT serves over 400 at-risk youth, ages 8-18, annually. The majority of youth come from poverty stricken homes and have experienced homelessness, transient housing, mental or physical abuse, hunger, and are struggling or failing academically. Consequently, they have an increased risk for engaging in risky behaviors, lack supervision/support, experience heightened levels of anxiety, depression, suicide and other mental health issues, and lack access to basic needs like food and healthcare - all contributing to generational cycles of poverty and health challenges. The POINT works to prevent these outcomes and ensures every student who walks through our door learns about the hope they can find in Jesus.