The following demographics clearly support the need for building the
Frances Holland - Woo Daves Group Homes.
The 2000 census concluded
6.2 to 7.5 million people have intellectual disabilities.
People with intellectual disabilities are 10 times more common
than cerebral palsy and 25 times more common than
people with blindness. One out of 10 American families
will be affected by intellectual disabilities.
Prince George County falls within the District 19 Community Services Board, which offers a group of services for those with intellectual disabilities. The cities of Colonial Heights, Emporia, Hopewell and Petersburg as well as the counties of Dinwiddie, Greenville, Prince George, Surry and Sussex are served by District 19. The total population of these cities and counties is 167,129, based on the 2000 census. Estimated populations of 6,111 persons with intellectual disabilities reside within these localities. The principal concentration is in the tri-cities area of Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Petersburg and the counties of Prince George and Dinwiddie.
The Frances Holland - Woo Daves Group Home will also service parts of Chesterfield County, which is served by Chesterfield Community Services Board . Chesterfield’s 2000 census showed a total population of 259,003, total households of 93,772 and estimated group of 9,250 persons with intellectual disabilities. The southern section of Chesterfield, including Matoaca, Chester and Enon, would become a part of the area where residents of the home would be eligible for admission