La Posada Providencia

Welcoming the stranger, making a difference

aka La Posada Providencia   |   San Benito, TX   |  LPPShelter.org

Mission

La Posada Providencia, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence, is a ministry for people in crisis from around the world, who are seeking legal refuge in this country. 'The shelter staff provides a safe and welcoming home; mentors to promote self sufficiency and cultural integration; and imparts values which witness God's Providence in our world.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Magda Bolland

Main address

www.lppshelter.org 30094 Marydale Road

San Benito, TX 78586 USA

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EIN

30-0691482

NTEE code info

Ethnic/Immigrant Services (P84)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

La Posada addresses unmet needs of recent immigrants and asylum seekers in the lower Rio Grande Valley (the Valley). There are major gaps in provisioning of important resettlement services for immigrants in the lower Rio Grande Valley such as lack of sufficient shelter or housing; lack of accessible English classes and life-skills education; inadequate local public transportation; and lack of access to needed services until legal status is resolved. La Posada exists to close these gaps in services for current and future immigrants. Other agencies and churches in the Valley assist our target population, but La Posada is the only shelter with individual case management to optimize client resettlement outcomes for both short- and longer-term stays. Now the need for long-term shelters like La Posada is particularly vital. We can provide greater assistance to the community and to migrants because of our capacity to handle flexible length of stays.

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?

Emergency Shelter

La Posada is a emergency shelter for homeless immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and asylees. Programming includes immediate and tangible support in the form of food, shelter, clothing, medical supplies and care. Also offered and equally important, is case management with an individualized resettlement preparation process that includes needs assessment, goal-setting and facilitation of services to meet identified needs. Services include local transportation to off-site agencies (health care, legal-aid and social services), access to on-site communication resources, paperwork/translation assistance, English literacy, workforce readiness, and life skills education. The aforementioned services divide into two programs, shelter outreach and emergency shelter.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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La Posada strives to satisfy the basic subsistence needs of clients and to help them successfully take their next step in resettlement .

Today, shelter at La Posada means more than “three hots and a cot;” it is a mentoring influence for how arriving immigrants and asylum seekers approach their resettlement. La Posada's programming focuses on connecting clients with the support and services they need to successfully move forward.

Our clients face many challenges. They are in a strange land, are anxious about the future and are burdened by either their travel experiences and/or the needs of their family members left behind. Frequently, they are unable to communicate their anxieties. La Posada’s family setting and holistic services approach successfully creates a living environment for clients that is safe and welcoming. This accomplishment engenders trust and motivates clients to release their anxieties so that they can more easily learn English, new life skills and embrace the notion that they can achieve a successful resettlement with hard work and their inherent skills.

La Posada's staff infrastructure has the capacity to meet its goals. The program staff includes a full-time executive director, program director, case manager, case manager aid, client mentor, volunteer coordinator (part time), shelter leader, shelter housekeeper and facility coordinator(part time). The Program staff is supported by a full time development director, database and information manager and a part-time development coordinator and staff accountant.

La Posada’s 30-year history of assisting nearly 11,000 individuals with resettlement assistance has earned it a reputation for putting a human face on the immigration issue as well as meeting the needs for an otherwise under-served population. In addition, La Posada has successfully established collaborations with nearly 50 local service providers and professionals to secure medical and dental care, mental health care, legal aid, and social services for clients. There are no other shelters operating within the lower Rio Grande Valley providing these services to the target population.

La Posada also relies on a steady annual base of volunteers of approximately 250.

Since 1989, La Posada has successfully assisted nearly 11,000 individuals from more than 87 countries from around the world. Many of those clients have received access to services that can and have made a positive difference in achieving self-sufficiency and positive resettlement. For all clients served, La Posada provided provided life-changing services in the form of language, life-skills and health education.

La Posada also continues to educate the community locally on all topics related to immigration.

Financials

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Operations

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La Posada Providencia

Board of directors
as of 7/14/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jesse Gallegos

Retired Educator HCISD

Term: 2018 - 2021

Leticia Eads

Retired AT&T

Janet Demro

Educator

Barbara Pettengill

Retired Nurse

Jesse Gallegos

Retired Educator

Ann Finch

Real Estate Broker

Rita Galloway

Retired Educator

Juan Garcia

Casa Engineering

Susan Kerens

Retired Educator

Richard Kirk

Professor, Texas State Technical College

Alice Lyon

Provincial Councillor, Sisters of Divine Providence

Abel Morales

Development Professional

Masa Myers

Former Client

Paula Olivarez

Retired Educator

Ana Villegas

Attorney

Board leadership practices

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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 ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/07/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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