South Hills Interfaith Movement

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

aka South Hills Interfaith Ministries DBA South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM)   |   Bethel Park, PA   |  www.shimcares.org

Mission

SHIM mobilizes community resources and implements sustainable programs that compassionately help our neighbors meet basic needs, achieve self-sufficiency, and build community. SHIM's Vision is an inclusive community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Ruling year info

1970

Executive Director

Mr. James Guffey

Main address

5301 Park Avenue

Bethel Park, PA 15102 USA

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EIN

25-1213332

NTEE code info

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

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

SHIM's mission is to mobilize community resources and implement sustainable programs that compassionately help our neighbors meet basic needs, achieve self-sufficiency, and build community. SHIM's goal has always been to provide effective services that meet current community needs. SHIM aims to adapt programs to better serve the South Hills community through diligently evaluating and anticipating evolving needs to better serve the South Hills community. SHIM is increasing awareness and amplifying impact, to establish itself as a regional leader and partner in social services provision through strategic public communications. SHIM will also improve its capacity to capture and share impact data with constituents. SHIM will improve our organizational infrastructure and professional culture by recruiting skilled employees and improving employee experience and retention. This will increase the efficiency and impact of our programs.

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?

Direct Assistance

SHIM's Direct Assistance programs help to meet families' basic needs. Families in crisis reach out to SHIM for help when they find themselves without food, clothing, heat, household supplies, school supplies, etc. We recognize that our goal of family self-sufficiency requires that families have access to these important items. SHIM offers the following types of assistance: food distribution, clothing distribution, seasonal assistance, back-to-school, winter coats, utility assistance.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

SHIM's Family Support programs are designed to provide families with the resources and education needed to succeed. The staff of our Family Support programs work intensively, one-on-one and in groups, with individuals and families to help them identify their goals and overcome any obstacles to achieving those goals. SHIM's Family Support programs include: Family Support Center, Early Childhood Program, Summer Camp, After-School Program, Youth Mentoring, WorkAble Employment Support, Home Visits, Referrals, and other Supportive Services.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

As an interfaith organization, SHIM is committed to serving as a conduit for local congregations and their members to put their faith in action. We welcome the active participation of faith communities in our programs and also organize two annual events that promote interfaith understanding: Interfaith Thanksgiving Worship Service Interfaith Holocaust Observance.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In the spring of 2012, SHIM planted a small garden at its Bethel Park office that produced more than 1,500 pounds of fresh produce for SHIM's food pantries. In 2021, the SHIM Community Garden Program has 15 gardens, managed by local groups in the faith community, day care centers, schools, senior living communities and more. On average this program provides over 15,000 pounds of fresh produce on a yearly basis that benefits over 4,000 individuals that are food insecure. SHIM is not only focused on feeding people, but feeding them healthier food options.

Population(s) Served
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.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

Direct Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This metric is related to SHIM's three food pantries. Many more people are served through other comprehensive programs.

Number of households served with eviction notice or forced displacement

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Direct Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

SHIM has experienced an enormous increase in need from individuals facing eviction. As COVID emergency relief funds run out, SHIM is working to help the many people struggling to stay in their homes.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

SHIM's goal is to build a stronger and more focused organization that can nimbly and confidently adapt to meet the needs in the South Hills as they arise.

SHIM will enhance its capacity to collect, analyze and report data, proactively implementing programming integral to addressing community need.
SHIM will grow its organizational footprint through enhanced marketing and communications strategies.
SHIM will energize it's Board of Directors, engaging and empowering them to support fundraising and outreach efforts.
SHIM will amplify diverse community voices, educating the community on the diverse constituencies of the South Hills.
SHIM will celebrate support and encourage engagement from donors, volunteers, and supporters, to increase opportunities for engagement and support.

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.
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    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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South Hills Interfaith Movement

Board of directors
as of 08/24/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Timothy Millett

PNC Bank

Term: 2023 - 2020

James Guffey

SHIM, Executive Director

Cynthia Donahoe

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Trina Preffer

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Steve DeNoon

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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 10/10/2019

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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

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability