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DEPAUL USA INC

Homelessness Has No Place.

Chicago, IL   |  www.depaulusa.org

Mission

The mission of Depaul USA is to end homelessness and change the lives of those affected by it. Depaul USA is part of Depaul International, a group of charities founded in 1989 that is shaping a global response to homelessness. Depaul has grown to serving over 3,200 people annually in eight U.S. cities: Chicago, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Macon, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, and St. Louis. Services include day centers; case management; a free health clinic; linkages to mental/health care; connections to community resources; and affordable, transitional, and permanent housing. Programs help homeless people overcome the immediate crisis of homelessness, improve their health, increase their economic well-being, and attain and sustain housing.

Ruling year info

2009

Principal Officer

Charles W. Levesque

Main address

1 E. Jackson Blvd. 6th Floor

Chicago, IL 60604 USA

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EIN

35-2338110

NTEE code info

(Temporary Shelter For the Homeless) (L41)

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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?

DAX Program

The Depaul USA Dax Program was established in 2015 to provide housing and supportive services for college-aged students experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity. The Dax Program assists students in achieving their academic goal of graduation through critical interventions that empower them to remain enrolled in school, attain graduation, and prevent a return to homelessness. The Program’s theory of change is that education is the gateway to future independence and personal fulfillment.

It is estimated there are at least 68,000 college-aged students that are currently homeless or housing insecure. While the program is currently active in Chicago, Philadelphia and New York City, is the goal of Depaul USA to expand its Dax program to assist as many of these students in need as possible.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Students
Homeless people
Low-income 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 people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Families, Non-adult children

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of service recipients who are employed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

total unique clients served

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Between 2021 and 2023, Depaul USA intends to dramatically expand its housing inventory by adding 173 beds/units. This 65% growth will beled by the expansion of the Dax Program for homeless and housing insecure college students to new cities including New York and new affordable housing initiatives in four program cities.
The day centers in Macon and Little Rock will continue their transformative work moving people
from the streets to housing. Each year, their top-end goal will be to place 50 people in permanent
housing – thereby ending their homelessness. This work in Maconand Little Rock will be complemented by a new program addressing street homelessness in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles.

This ambitious growth will be possible by following four paths:

• Collaborating with critical partners such as the Daughters of Charity, the Vincentian
Family, public housing authorities, and health systems to expand programs and facilities;

• Leveraging Depaul USA’s expertise in the area of college homelessness and its reputation
for compassionate, impactful, and individual-centered case management;

• Developing Depaul USA’s organizational infrastructure so that it is strong enough-- but
also sufficiently nimble-- to ride out the health, financial and social impacts of COVID-19
and other existential challenges; and

• Understanding trends impacting communities, the real estate sector, and the
larger economy to identify and take advantage of opportunities when they arise.

These four paths, in turn, inform the four overarching goals of this strategic plan:

Goal 1: Depaul USA will work to end homelessness by expanding services and serving new
populations.

Goal 2: Depaul USA will develop more housing options for diverse populations.

Goal 3: Depaul USA will build a stronger organizational infrastructure.

Goal 4: Depaul USA will work to end global homelessness together with Depaul International and
its subsidiaries.

Goal 1 - Depaul USA will:
• Conclude a capital campaign for and then build and operate the first
medical respite for homeless men and women in Middle Georgia in
Macon;
• Create and operate an outreach program in Little Rock to work with men
and women living in encampments and on city streets;
• Implement a rapid re-housing program in New Orleans that moves men
and women out of hotels and into scattered site housing; and
• Develop and implement a new program to address street homelessness
in the Westlake neighborhood in Los Angeles.

Goal 2 - Depaul USA will:
• Establish Dax Houses for homeless students in New York City, New Orleans
and Little Rock and expand the Dax program in Chicago;
• Create an affordable housing program in Philadelphia;
• Launch a new capital campaign to build 5 new family houses in Little Rock;
• Acquire and rehab 3 vacant houses in Macon; and
• Work with the Macon Housing Authority to develop 16 units of housing for
chronically homeless individuals with disabilities.

Goal 3 - Depaul USA will:
• Grow a financial reserve equal to approximately 3 months of 2021 expenses
or $1.5 million;
• Provide regular Vincentian Values and management training;
• Develop a learning-based organizational culture that draws upon the
implementation of a nationwide case management system that tracks
outputs and outcomes and supports program evaluation;
• Provide additional support for the Finance Department;
• Expand and diversify the Board of Directors;
• Implement a 403(b) retirement program with an employer match for
employees;
• Offer self-care programs for staff; and
• Provide staff with training in the areas of critical policies and procedures as
well as diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Goal 4 - Depaul USA will:
• Establish a formal “sister-subsidiary” relationship with Depaul Croatia to
share best practices and lessons learned, and collaborate on
project development and fundraising initiatives;
• Organize and host regular visits by representatives of Depaul International’s
Eastern Europe subsidiaries to their diasporas in the U.S.; and
• Participate in international outreach efforts with Depaul International,
Depaul UK and Depaul Ireland.

KEY OUTCOMES 2021-23

Services - Each day center will move 50 individuals each year into permanent housing.

Housing - Between 2021 and 2023 Depaul USA plans to add 173 beds/units to its housing inventory,
thereby expanding its housing inventory by 65 percent. All existing program cities will add to their housing inventory. By the end of 2023, Depaul USA will have 441 beds/units in its housing inventory.

2021 Key strategic outcomes:

• Served 3,170 unique clients
• Housed 522 unique individuals
• Provided 100,215 meals
• Helped 218 clients attain employment
• Moved 220 formerly homeless individuals into permanent housing
• Provided 16,392 hygiene services

Financials

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DEPAUL USA INC

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kathryn Gerhardt

Bernard Tracey

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/8/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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