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SEVERAL SOURCES SHELTERS, INC.

Sheltering Lives. Saving Lives. Continuing Lives.

Ramsey, NJ   |  www.severalsources.org

Mission

Through God's Grace, we save babies' lives and shelter their young mothers while providing education and ongoing compassionate support services including our Pregnancy Sonogram Center. We further educate young people to make healthy life choices. We also shelter women who are homeless, sick and elderly as we help them to restore their dignity.

Ruling year info

1983

Founder and President

Kathy DiFiore

Co Principal Officer

Joan Silo

Main address

PO Box 157

Ramsey, NJ 07446 USA

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EIN

22-2368937

NTEE code info

Family Services (Adolescent Parents) (P45)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

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Programs and results

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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?

Shelters for Mothers and Babies

Several Sources offers a place where a young mother can come to have her baby and stay for up to a year or more after her baby is born. During this time, thy are surrounded with individual care, nurturing and educational support. Many of our young mothers go on to not only learn how to effectively care for their children, but they complete their GED or college degree programs while under our care. 57% of the mothers who have lived at our Several Sources Shelters have married and 80% have held jobs.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Homeless people

After our mothers and babies leave our shelters, we offer a Special Families program that provides long term care packages and encouragement including necessities such as food gift certificates, medical help and school supplies. Many of these families live in the New Jersey cities of East Orange, Irvington, Newark, Paterson and Trenton, cities well known for families who struggle with high poverty levels. Currently, the Special Families Program is helping 53 impoverished families including 136 children ranging in age from birth to 18 years.

Population(s) Served
Families

Several Sources provides FREE pregnancy sonogram examinations at our “Gift of Hope” Sonogram Center in Englewood NJ across from one of the oldest abortion clinics in the United States. We overnight free pregnancy tests to young women to help them through an unplanned pregnancy anywhere in the USA and guide them to where they can also obtain free sonograms. Several Sources provides counseling and free sonograms directly across the street from the one of the oldest abortion clinics in the country. Several Sources helps women and families find needed medical coverage and introduces them to other free services with the hopes that they will choose life for their preborn babies. If necessary, they can also find a safe place to live at one of our maternity shelters.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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SEVERAL SOURCES SHELTERS, INC.

Board of directors
as of 03/23/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Karen Smith

The College of Westchester

Term: 2019 - 2025

Kathy DiFiore

Several Sources Shelters

Joan M. Silo

Several Sources Shelters

Katherine G. Houghton

Katherine G. Houghton, Esq. Law Office

Susan Harper-Lloyd

Retired Nurse

Fr. Paul Cannariato

Pastor, Assumption Church, Emerson NJ

Dave Cordero

Knights of Columbus #11671

Lisa Klunder

Susan G. Komen Foundation

Anthony Labue

DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick, Cole & Giblen LLC

Raymond Lill

Retired Knights of Columbus

James McCahill

Chairman, St. James Insurance

Cynthia Perez

Kaplan Breyer Schwarz, LLP

Mary Ann Ruszinko-Ferguson

Pharmaceutical Executive

Cindy Guevara

Board Secretary

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/23/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/23/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.