Human Services

OUR SAVIOURS COMMUNITY SERVICES

Increasing Skills, Improving Lives

Minneapolis, MN

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. At the English Learning Center, learning has moved online.

Ruling Year

2005

Interim Executive Directcor

David Fey

Main Address

2315 Chicago Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55404 USA

Formerly Known As

Our Saviour's Outreach Ministries

Keywords

Human services, education, literacy, homeless services

EIN

20-0810105

 Number

0155311208

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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.

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Our programs

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

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English Learning Center

Our Saviour's Housing

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of volunteers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adults

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

Volunteers power the engine behind all that we do at Our Saviour's Community Services. Far more than just an added benefit, they serve critical roles in the day to day work of our programs.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We provide free English language classes for adults in our neighborhood who are newer to our community and wish to increase their literacy skills. We provide emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing for homeless adults in this community. We welcome the stranger and care for the poorest of the poor.

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 operate two houses as transitional housing for women who have experienced personal violence in their relationships. We utilize 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.

Our progress is marked by: 1) How many hours students spend in classes. 2) What percentage of students self-report that they can speak and understand English better. 3) How many residents utilize our housing services each year. 4) How many residents maintain or gained housing during a year.

This past year: 1) How many hours students spend in classes. 34,727 hours of class 2) What percentage of students self-report that they can speak and understand English better. 78% reported personal improvement 3) How many residents utilize our housing services each year. 513 adults resided in one of our programs 4) How many residents maintain or gained housing during a year. 175 adults gained new housing or maintained their existing permanent housing

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Financials

OUR SAVIOURS COMMUNITY SERVICES

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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