Baxter Community Center seeks to reveal God’s love by responding to human needs in its community through effective programs and partnerships. Baxter’s response primarily includes addressing immediate needs, assisting individuals to become responsible, productive and self-sufficient, and affirming the positive qualities in individuals and the community.
A Community In Need
The Baxter neighborhood is a community in need. Bounded on the north and south by Wealthy and Franklin streets respectively, and on the east and west by Fuller and Eastern, the Baxter neighborhood is populated by families and individuals struggling to meet the challenges of every day life.
- According to the 2010 census, 5031 of the 11,992 households living within a one mile radius of the Baxter neighborhood had an annual income of less than $25,000.
- 3,056 of the community’s households had an annual income of less than $15,000.
- Some 2,732 of 11,992 total households fall well below the poverty line.
- 80% of Baxter’s client base live in or around the Baxter neighborhood.
The high incidence of crime and drug use has put a strain upon the neighborhood and the hope of the people who live there.