Basic Organization Information
Lawrence Community Shelter
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- NTEE Category:
L Housing, Shelter
L41 Temporary Shelter For the Homeless
P Human Services
P85 Homeless Services/Centers
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The mission of the Lawrence Community Shelter is to provide safe shelter and comprehensive services and programs that provide a path to a positive future for people experiencing homelessness and are at risk for homelessness.
Forms 990 Provided by the Nonprofit
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization.
Officers for Fiscal Year (IRS Form 990)
Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation (IRS Form 990)
Highest Paid Employee data is not available for this organization.
LCS Family Program
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The LCS family program is designed to provide emergency shelter and case management to homeless families. Last year the program served 244 individuals.
Program Long-Term Success:
The goal of the program is for families to leave the emergency shelter for either permanent or transitional housing, while strengthening their resiliency or reducing risks for child abuse.
Program Short-Term Success:
Parents in the family program attend groups and workshops to learn relationship skills, parenting skills, and household financial management. In addition to this knowledge parents demonstrate a number of changes in behavior and attitude that leads to changing their housing status.
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A number of tools are used during the course of the program to measure incremental changes, but the primary measure of success is in the number of individuals who move into housing after completing the program.
Program Success Examples:
In 2013 the family program served 78 families with 102 adults and 142 children. Over 50% of those families completed the program and entered either transitional or permanent housing.
Lawrence Community Shelter served 836 individuals experiencing homelessness in 2013. In the past year, 245 individuals in the housing program have successfully left the shelter and moved into permanent housing. The employment program in the same time frame has helped 97 program participants find permanent employment. Meanwhile the intervention program has assisted 102 individuals in seeking appropriate treatment and the benefits program has helped 42 individuals file disability claims. In 2014 LCS anticipates serving between 800 and 900 individuals with emergency shelter.
For more in-depth information about this organization's impact, view their Charting Impact Report