Catholic Charities of Terre Haute

Providing Help. Creating Hope. Serving All.

TERRE HAUTE, IN   |  ccthin.org

Mission

Catholic Charities Terre Haute provides help and creates hope by nourishing the minds, bodies and spirits of children, families, seniors and adults. By collaborating with community partners, we provide nutritious food, safe shelter, quality youth programming and essential human and household needs to our neighbors.

Ruling year info

1946

Agency Director

Mr John C Etling

Main address

PO Box 3318

TERRE HAUTE, IN 47803 USA

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EIN

35-1577679

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Ryves Youth Center at Etling Hall

Since 1982, Ryves Youth Center at Etling Hall has been a second home for children in the Ryves Neighborhood in Terre Haute. Located at the corner of 14th and Locust Streets, Ryves is a beacon of hope.

Ryves Youth Center at Etling Hall provides latchkey programs for children after school each weekday and during school breaks. A variety of programs are provided and include trauma-informed mentoring, counseling, tutoring, evening meals, Boy and Girl Scout troops, sports, games, computer lab, and theater performances. We provide full-day preschool for homeless and at-risk children from 8am – 5pm. These children receive three meals a day while learning skills necessary for them to enter kindergarten. Through the BackPack™ program, Ryves Youth Center provides nutritious, child-friendly food to provide children with the nutrition they need while school is out over the weekend.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

Our Annual Free Christmas Store is made possible by the numerous volunteers and donors who support our mission to serve those most in need.

The purpose of this seasonal project is to ensure that families in financial need will have Christmas gifts like clothing, household items, or personal hygiene products for each member of their family. The need may arise from unemployment, illness, the pinch of inflationary prices on fixed income, or simply not enough to cover "extras" like Christmas gifts.

Families participating in the Christmas Store program must have a referral form with designated appointment time.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

Bethany House Homeless Shelter has sheltered single women, women with children, and married couples since it opened in April 1980. Residents come from various backgrounds with many different reasons for needing shelter. All residents receive an intake assessment of needs and life situations and together we develop a program plan that includes goal setting and personal responsibility while living at Bethany House. Active participation in their service program and progress towards goals are monitored and reviews are conducted every 30 days.
We work with each individual to provide them with the services they need:
Collaboration with other social service agencies, attendance at local Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings, employment search and maintaining employment, and GED classes

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Women and girls

Located at Bethany House, the Free Clothes Closet is open to the public. We accept donated clothing, small household items, toys, books, bedding, etc.
In addition to serving more than 2,000 individuals monthly at the Closet, we also provide items to group agencies such as group homes, nursing homes, prisons, and other shelters for the needs of their clients.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

Bethany House Household Exchange secures, organizes and has available used and/or surplus items in the store building across Locust Street from the Bethany House. Items such as furniture, appliances, desks, and other types of household items used in furnishing an apartment or house are available. We clean and make minor repairs to usable items and give them to needy families and individuals. Persons needing these items include the homeless, low-income families, mothers on AFDC, fire victims and others in dire need. Another aspect of this project is the assistance to the donors and the community at large. It saves the donors dump fees at the landfills, provides a tax deduction and reduces the flow of items going to the landfill.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people

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 children served

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

Children and youth, At-risk youth

Related Program

Ryves Youth Center at Etling Hall

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

842 children participated in after school activities at Ryves Youth Center. 15 attended the no-cost, full day preschool and seven active matches participated in our TIME for Me Mentoring Program.

Number of students served who earn passing grades in core subjects

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

Children and youth, At-risk youth

Related Program

Ryves Youth Center at Etling Hall

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

236 children participated in tutoring programs at Ryves Youth Center - 93% improved their grades to 'passing'. 29 participated in Reading Champions with 82% of those participants improving their read

Number of meals served or provided

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

Age groups, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Ryves Youth Center at Etling Hall

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

65,646 meals were served through our Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen and 10,375 weekend sack lunches were distributed. 4,420 backpacks of food were distributed to children through our BackPack Program.

Number of individuals receiving emergency shelter

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

Homeless people

Related Program

Bethany House

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

60 individuals - 45 adults/15 children - found refuge at Bethany House Emergency Shelter. Four families were placed into permanent housing and eleven individuals were assisted in finding employment

Number of families in the Christmas Store

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Christmas Store

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

1,903 individuals from 484 low-income families received household items, personal hygiene products and clothing for each family member and a toy for each child. New items are provided at no cost.

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.

The goal of our strategic plan is to ensure administrative consistency across all programs, improve community awareness and demonstrate improved outcomes.

We will improve consistency across the Agency by refreshing our mission statements and aligning activities against our new mission. Improving operational processes and procedures across all programs will be implemented and monitored.
We will improve community awareness of what we do and how we help as well as timeliness of financial reporting.
A new business plan will be implemented to address decreasing contributions by grant agencies and new outcome measures for each program will be defined and followed.

Our programming staff has years of experience in education and social issues. Working one-on-one daily with our client base allows them to quickly identify areas of need and direct patrons to the most appropriate type of assistance.

Through our vast list of community partners, we are able to offer those needing assistance a full and complete experience. With wrap-around services and long-term solutions, our goal is to have our patrons feel welcomed with a positive and life changing experience.

Through our experienced staff, community partners, active volunteer base and advisory council, we have shown that our programs offer long term stability and solutions to the needy of our community.

The following accomplishments are for the 2020 fiscal year:

Bethany House Emergency Shelter has provided safe housing for 45 adults and 15 children
Our Clothes Closet distributed gently used clothing and household items to 7,077 people
The Christmas Store made Christmas possible for 484 families (1,903 individuals)
Fishes & Loaves Soup Kitchen served 65,646 meals and 10,375 weekend sack lunches
Through the programs at Ryves Youth Center, 842 children participated in a variety of activities (sports, scouting, tutoring, preschool and reading programs)

We are extremely proud of the success stories that come from the people that we serve and each day. We know that our programs are making a positive impact in the lives of those in most need.

When James* was first introduced to Catholic Charities, it wasn’t as a volunteer, but as a patron. He was a resident of Bethany House and frequented the programs at Ryves Youth Center and enjoyed meals from the Fishes & Loaves Soup Kitchen with his family. His times and experiences with Catholic Charities stayed with Josh over the years and he now enjoys giving of his time to serve others. Josh is currently the Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 22 out of Ryves Youth Center and he volunteers with the Foodbank and soup kitchen as well – always taking on each task with a ‘yes and big smile!’

Raised by her aunt from a young age, Jane* was like most teenagers, rebellious and thinking she knew everything, she dropped out of school during the 7th grade. Feeling like she had no other option, Mary’s Aunt dropped her at Bethany House when she turned 18. As she sat on the back steps of the Bethany House, Mary shares, “I didn’t know where to go or what to do, I knew I was homeless.” With the assistance of our program, she was able to receive proper identification, birth certificate, a social security card, food stamps and Medicaid – and most importantly, a safe place to sleep and a roof over her head. During her time at Bethany House, Mary secured a job and was taught to save and budget, she enrolled in adult education courses and recently earned her high school diploma!

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • 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, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • 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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Operations

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

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Catholic Charities of Terre Haute

Board of directors
as of 8/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Caleb Fleschner

Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin

David Will

Dan Weber

Caleb Fleschner

Martin Miranda

Teri Lorenz

Kristen Merchant

Martin Day

Dean, Terre Haute Deanery

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
  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/16/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/16/2021

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Data
  • 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.