OUR SAVIOURS COMMUNITY SERVICES

Increasing Skills, Improving Lives

Minneapolis, MN   |  www.oscs-mn.org

Mission

Our Saviour’s Community Services walks with people in community in the heart of Phillips, one of the most diverse neighborhoods in South Minneapolis. We provide dignified shelter and housing for single adults and English language classes for adults through our two programs – Our Saviour’s Housing and the English Learning Center. NOTE: During these unprecedented times, Our Saviour’s Community Services remains committed to its mission—providing shelter, housing, and education—while also ensuring the safety of our students, shelter guests, housing residents, staff, and volunteers. COVID-19 impacts each of our program in different ways. Our shelter is now operating 24/7 to provide essential services for a vulnerable population. Our school is operating both in-person and online.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Directcor

Mike Huffman

Main address

2315 Chicago Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55404 USA

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Formerly known as

Our Saviour's Outreach Ministries

EIN

20-0810105

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We see people in our community who wish to improve their own lives by increasing their English literacy skills. We see the increasing numbers of those without a place to call home in our community. These are two issues we have developed the skills and abilities to address.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

English Learning Center

Basic instruction in English, math, computer skills and citizenship preparation for adults who wish to increase their English literacy skills.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
Adults

Emergency shelter and permanent supportive housing for single adult men and women.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

During COVID, volunteer numbers dropped dramatically because we did not have volunteer meal providers for one year. We anticipate numbers closer to the usual number next year.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We provide free English language classes for adults adult English learners wish to increase their literacy skills. We provide emergency shelter and permanent supportive housing for adults experiencing homelessness in this community.

We provide a curriculum of classes for English language learners, from beginning English through Level 6. Additionally, we provide basic math and computer classes and citizenship test preparation support. Classes are offered year round, 4 days a week, mornings and evenings. Wherever possible, we also offer additional occasional educational opportunities as the need arises.

We host an emergency shelter, which is the sole use of the facility. We utilize on-site and scattered-site rental facilities to house more than 100 individuals in permanent supportive housing. All aspects of these programs include case management.

Both of our programs began nearly 40 years ago and are well established in the community. Our staff is committed, diverse, and well-trained. In addition, we intentionally incorporate more than 2500 volunteers in our programs each year.

This past year:
1) How many hours students spend in classes.
6,220 hours of class

3) How many residents utilize our housing services each year.
675 adults resided in one of our programs

4) How many residents maintain or gained housing during a year.
89% remained in transitional housing or moved into permanent housing; 90% remained permanently housed

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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OUR SAVIOURS COMMUNITY SERVICES

Board of directors
as of 11/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Nathan Hallanger

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Term: 2014 -


Board co-chair

Angela Willson

University of Minnesota

Term: 2015 -

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/04/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data