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EMMAUS MISSION CENTER

Logansport, IN   |  www.logan-emmaus.org

Mission

Emmaus Mission Center is a Christian ministry, dedicated to assisting the poor to break out of poverty by providing them with job skill training, education and access to food, clothing and shelter. We serve, predominantly, Cass County, Indiana but will accept clients from anywhere within the U.S.

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

Jason Mitchell

Main address

805 Spencer St

Logansport, IN 46947 USA

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EIN

35-1871808

NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Group Home (Long Term (P73)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are over 582,500 homeless individuals in the United States and one in eight people without enough nutritious food to eat. This situation will not improve without making a concerted effort, at city, state and nationwide levels, to take care of our low-income and marginalized populations.

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?

Emmaus Homeless Shelter

Our homeless shelter provides safe and secure year round emergency housing for up to 20 adults, with or without children. Mostly of our clientele are single males, but also single females, couples with and without children and single parent families.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Low-income people
Working poor
Extremely poor people

Our food pantry is open from 11:00am until 1:00pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday and also 4:00pm until 6:00pm on Wednesday. We provide food from our food pantry three times per month per family.

Population(s) Served
Working poor
Low-income people
Homeless people
Extremely poor people

Our thrift store is open from 9:00am until 2:00pm Tuesday to Thursday. We provide clothing, furniture, appliances and household items at low cost or free of charge. Residents at our homeless shelter may obtain free clothing from our thrift store if they possess little to no extra clothes. Upon leaving our shelter we also provide household items and furniture to those clients who move in to a new place of residence.

Population(s) Served
Working poor
Low-income people
Homeless people
Extremely poor 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.

Total pounds of food rescued

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

Emmaus Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of individual food distributions made to households

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

Emmaus Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

We seek to raise the poor out of poverty by providing job-skill training, education and access to food, clothing and shelter. In addition, we work to increase community awareness of the needs of the poor so that they will gain self-esteem, become self-reliant and live a wholesome life.

Establishing links with local media and legislators to help to raise public awareness of the needs of the poor. It is important to educate people on the various issues that cause homelessness, and the potential solutions.

Seeking and securing human, financial and material resources. This ensures that our programs continue to operate and that the very mission of our organization can be carried out effectively.

Planning, establishing and implementing programs to address specific human needs. Doing so allows us to tackle homelessness and hunger in very specific ways and helps to create a safety net in an attempt to prevent people falling too deeply into poverty.

Networking with private and government agencies to secure resources and cooperation in programs. It is important to create links with agencies that make decisions that affect the clients that we serve. We have to be able to advocate for our clients who may feel disassociated from the governmental decision making process.

Linkage with goal setting, life-skills education and resource management training is provided to our homeless shelter clients in an effort to assist them in re-establishing themselves in a new home after their stay in shelter care.

Rapid Re-Housing funds offered through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority have allowed us to move a higher percentage of people into permanent housing. Working with local landlords who have housed previous shelter residents, and understand the situations they may face, can allow for some leniency in the tenant-landlord relationship as people begin to re-establish themselves in their local surroundings. We continue to foster relationships with local subsidized and non-subsidized housing complexes and with local landlords to assist clients with their transition into permanent housing.

Our thrift store provides free and low-cost clothing, furniture, bedding and appliances to anyone who is in need. Clients who leave our program to move to permanent housing are given a startup" set of household items from our store at no cost.

Through partnerships created by Food Finders and Food Rescue, Inc. we have established a network of local stores from which we collect donations of food for our food pantry on a regular basis. We also receive donations of food from local farmers, Tyson Foods, local trucking companies and our benevolent general public.

Networking with other local agencies through the Cass County Resource Network, and within a five county region through the Regional Planning Council, allows us to consider a range of factors that affect poverty and gives us connections with organizations that may be able to help offer solutions.

We refer clients to the Area Five Agency on Aging & Community Services and to the Cass County Division of Family Resources, for assistance with TANF, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps and WIC. Referrals are also made to Area Five for assistance with SSI and SSDI related issues as well as to their HeadStart program.

A lack of affordable housing has become an ever increasing barrier to overcome when attempting to rehouse and stabilize our shelter clients. Establishing links with local landlords has been a critical factor in our ability to find our clients permanent housing.

Due to the lack of low-income housing we identified the increasing need to provide for the unsheltered homeless population at a local level. To this end we were at the forefront of establishing the Logansport Street Outreach team - a collaboration of local service providers and ministerial representatives. We provide immediate assistance and wrap-around care for those in need.

We are seeing an annual increase in the number of families and individuals asking for assistance with food. We opened a new food pantry in January of 2020, encouraging the local network of organizations and agencies that provide beneficial services in our area to distribute information to our clients on-site. Since opening our pantry we have served over 5,300 non-duplicated households. In 2023 we made over 24,000 food distributions and rescued over 536,000 pounds of good quality, nutritious food that would have otherwise been disposed of.

It is important for our organization to strengthen our links with government entities and legislators to be effective advocates for the clients that we serve. This is an area in which we need to continually improve and evolve to keep up with the ever-changing political environment and ensure that we are continually educated on upcoming decisions that will directly affect our clients and the low-income population in general.

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 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

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

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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EMMAUS MISSION CENTER

Board of directors
as of 03/16/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Anne Edwards

Carroll County

Term: 2024 - 2027

Memi Rennewanz

MPR Realty, Llc

Alex Beane

Tyson Foods

Anne Edwards

Carroll County

Kathy Maughmaw

Retired

Lynda McClory

IN State

Teresa Baer

Diversified Credit Union

Karen Stearns

Iron Horse Broadcasting

Steve Longenecker

Retired

Alicia Hammons

Department of Child Services

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? No
  • 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? No
  • 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 1/21/2024

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
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data