Homes for Veterans a NJ Non Profit Corporation

We do what other organizations can't.

aka Homes for Veterans   |   Harrington Park, NJ   |  www.homesforveterans.us

Mission

We offer help with barrier-free services, for example: wheelchair ramps, widening doorways for wheelchair access, kitchen adaptations including roll-under sinks and lowering countertops, bathroom adaptations including wheelchair accessible showers.

Ruling year info

2012

Chair / CEO

Ms. Francesca DiPaola

Vice Chair

Joanne DiPaola

Main address

105 Highland Ave

Harrington Park, NJ 07640 USA

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EIN

45-2149057

NTEE code info

Housing Rehabilitation (L25)

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

Housing Rehabilitation (L25)

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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?

Specially adapt

Specially adapt veterans home for barrier free living

Population(s) Served
Military personnel

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

- Raise enough funds to create barrier-free living from 1 veteran a month to 2 veterans per month by 2022.
- Work with 30 percent more female veterans by 2022.
- Continue our COVID Care Package program by partnering with other organizations, especially those of the younger generations such as the Boy / Girl Scouts, to join the older generation with the younger generation.

Our program simply works and is approved by the veteran community, however the modification of homes to be accessible and safe for our veterans is costly. We are working to secure local corporate sponsors who believe in our mission and want to help us achieve our goal to eliminate our waitlist.

We also take pride in informing the public of the veteran community that is marginalized by other organizations and government funding. We are working to grow our mailing programming and donor outreach so that we have a presence nationally to advocate for our veterans.

We are always building our team to with the most efficient and knowledgeable people who genuinely love philanthropy and our veteran community. This continues our growth overall but especially locally in NJ where we are based. We take pride in being an organization our veterans can turn to when they feel abandoned.

Our applicants suffer from injuries that are not always service related which creates a “barrier” to accessing help from other organizations, such as the VA. We are a merit based organization and our mission is to alleviate as many barriers as possible, including in the application process. We are 100% capable of reaching our programming goals as long as we can attain the right partnerships to help fund the projects.

- WE HAVE COMPLETED PROJECTS FOR DISABLED VETERANS ALL OVER THE USA SO THAT THEY CAN LIVE SAFELY IN THEIR OWN HOMES. In 2020-21, amid the pandemic, we still completed 16 projects exceeded our expectation of one project per month.
- WE HAVE HELPED HUNDREDS (600+) OF VETERANS RECEIVE CARE PACKAGES DURING COVID19 IN BOTH NYC AND NEW JERSEY.
- WE HAVE CONTINUED ON AFTER LOSING OUR FOUNDER TO COVID19 IN APRIL 2020, CARRYING ON HIS DREAM TO SERVICE OUR VETERAN HEROES.
- WE EDUCATE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE NATIONALLY ON THE ONGOING HOUSING CRISES OUR VETERANS FACE, ESPECIALLY THOSE MARGINALIZED DUE TO INCOME STATUS AND WHERE/HOW THEY WERE INJURED.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We served our disabled veterans who are marginalized by other organizations. We do not discriminate based on income, combat status, which war they participated in or if their injury is service connected or not.

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

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

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

    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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Our community wanted more public and digital volunteer opportunities, so we added a form on our website to accept and include volunteers whenever we possible can.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Homes for Veterans a NJ Non Profit Corporation

Board of directors
as of 11/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Francesca DiPaola


Board co-chair

Mrs Joanne DiPaola

Dennis Duddie

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/03/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability