XAVIER MISSION INC

Welcome. Serve. Empower.

aka Xavier Mission   |   New York, NY   |  www.xaviermission.org

Mission

Xavier Mission welcomes those who are economically disadvantaged into a supportive community. We serve our guests with dignity, empower them to achieve self-sufficiency, and advocate for social justice.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Ms. Cassandra Agredo LMSW

Main address

55 W 15TH St

New York, NY 10011 USA

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Formerly known as

St. Francis Xavier Mission

EIN

45-3763576

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

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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?

Welcome Table Soup Kitchen

One of the largest soup kitchens in New York City, serving 800-1300 meals every Sunday of the year (in addition to Thanksgiving).

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people

Distributing groceries to 150 families each month

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Ethnic and racial groups

Provides clean clothing, including casual and business attire, as well as toiletries to 120+ guests twice a month

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people

L-STEP assists people who are homeless to gain skills and set goals for productive and fulfilling lives. Participants are motivated to make positive changes, but experience many barriers and setbacks. The model is designed to help them address past traumas, gain essential life-skills, create a support system, and set goals. The program is 3 months long, has 8-12 participants, and is comprised of:

Life-Skills Workshops: Guest speakers present on topics including goal setting, employment, finances, health, conflict resolution, and education.

Mentoring: Mentors assist with setting goals and making a plan to achieve them, synthesizing workshop material, and preparing for Stepping Stones.

Stepping Stones: A unique component is the emphasis on telling one’s story. Participants share with each other in a supportive and safe atmosphere, and then share their stories at graduation, educating the public about the realities of homelessness and incarceration.

Support Services: A social work intern provides support services to help participants navigate the rigors of the program and obstacles they encounter in their daily lives.

Next Steps: Graduates are connected with specialized programs that can help them achieve their goals. They are invited to join the alumni group that provides on-going support and skill-building.

Other services include stipends, MetroCards, and shared dinners.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Homeless people

Providing financial assistance for a variety of needs, including rent and utility arrears, and transportation.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

Where we work

Awards

Beyond Food Award 2008

Food Bank for New York City

Agency Excellence Award 2011

Food Bank for New York City

Nonprofit 40 Under 40 - Cassandra Agredo 2021

City & State NY/NYNMedia

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.

Xavier Mission is a FOR-IMPACT organization providing basic services as well as opportunities for empowerment and self-sufficiency to New Yorkers in need. We prefer the term “for-impact" rather than “non-profit", as we would rather be defined by what we DO than what we don't do.

Since 1983, Xavier Mission has welcomed, served, and empowered our guests with dignity and respect. We operate six community outreach programs that provide a continuum of services to those facing difficult times. Each individual program provides an opportunity for our guests to take a step towards achieving safety, stability, and self-sufficiency, and works in collaboration with our other programs to offer holistic care and support.

Our goal is to create a welcoming, safe and loving environment where people can have their basic needs met and explore opportunities to reach their full potential.

Our strategies to achieve this goal fall under three categories:

A. Improve existing infrastructure, including finances, staffing, communications, and space, to expand our capacity to achieve B and C.

B. Expand and enhance current programs.

C. Develop new programs to fill gaps in service.

We have energetic, experienced and capable leadership both at the staff and Board levels. Our Board is new and fresh and eager to support and promote Xavier Mission to the larger community. Our staff are passionate and dedicated and have the years of experience as well as the educational achievements necessary to strengthen and expand our programming. Our funding has increased steadily since our incorporation, through grants, individual donations, and events. We have all of the pieces in place to take the next steps in growing our organization.

Since our incorporation in 2012, we have hired 2 full-time and two part-time staff members, allowing the Executive Director to spend time on organizational development instead of operating programs. We have increased our revenue to the point where we now operate in the black instead of with a deficit, allowing us to stop relying on our founding organization for additional funding each year. We have marketed ourselves as an expert in the development of our life-skills empowerment programs, successfully incubating two programs in collaboration with other organizations and planning for a third. We have formalized our Financial Assistance Program, allowing us to assist more than 50 families in the past two years to avoid eviction and homelessness.

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.
  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • 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 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, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

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

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XAVIER MISSION INC

Board of directors
as of 02/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dawn Besthoff

New York City Department of Law (Retired)

Fr. Kenneth Boller, SJ

Church of St. Francis Xavier

Ann Marie Boccuzzi

Deloitte

Dr. Will Brown Jr., PhD

Brown Companies & Associates, Inc.

Anissa Dhouibi

Citigroup

Robert J Diehl, CFA

J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Harry Francisco Lewis Escobar

Grupo APEX

Vaishali Javeri, Esq.

Credit Suisse

Matthew LaFargue

Michael Kors (Ret)

John J. Langdon

Hickory Farms (Ret)

James MacGregor

Alliance Bernstein Global

Nandini Nair, Esq.

Greenspoon Marder LLP

Patricia O'Connell

Aerten Consulting

Matthew A. Pucker

Compass

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
  • 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? 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 2/4/2022

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
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/04/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.