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St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County

Eugene, OR   |  www.svdp.us

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Mission

We assist the vulnerable and those in need of consolation, seeking out and utilizing every resource. Being mindful of the sanctity and dignity of all, we know that any charitable work that advances those goals is within the mission of St. Vincent de Paul.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Bethany Cartledge

Main address

PO Box 24608

Eugene, OR 97402 USA

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EIN

45-4484855

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Recycling (C27)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We address community needs, by providing a social safety net. We do this through innovative solutions, services, and partnerships. We will achieve social justice by incorporating entrepreneurial spirt and environmental stewardship. We will be self-sustaining by funding our own future through asset development and community involvement.

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?

Emergency and Supportive Housing Programs

Emergency Services:
Eugene Service Station
Egan Warming Centers
Lindholm Social Services Office

Shelter Assistance for Individuals:
Dusk to Dawn
Safe Sleep Sites
Safe Parking Program

Youth & Family Services:
First Place Family Center
First Place Kids
Night Shelter Annex

Veterans Housing:
Supportive Services for
Veteran Families (SSVF)
Veterans Housing Project
Vet LIFT

Supportive Housing:
Connections Rapid Rehousing
LIFT Permanent Supported Housing
LIFT Plus
SPRF

Self-Sufficiency Services:
2nd Chance Renters Education
Supported Work Experience (SWEX)
Valley Individual Development
Accounts (VIDA

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Families
Economically disadvantaged people
Ex-offenders
Veterans

St. Vincent de Paul offers affordable housing in Lane, Linn, Marion, and Multnomah counties. SVdPs Property Management team oversees our rental properties from Waitlist to leasing. We manage our own properties and provide an innovative approach to housing stability through our Resident Services. We maintain properties to ensure they are in decent, safe, and sanitary conditions.

Housing Development:
Have developed 1,700 units

Housing Programs:
Resident Services
Regional Housing Rehabilitation Program (RHRP)
The Youth House

Property Management:
Waitlists open quarterly
Manage 1,500 units

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Best Non-Profit of Lane County 2022

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 meals served or provided

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

Emergency and Supportive Housing Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total weight of materials recycled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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.

St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County (SVdP) is Lane Countys largest nonprofit human service organization. We serve those most vulnerable in our community including unhoused and/or low-income individuals and families, at-risk youth, formerly incarcerated individuals, seniors, veterans, and community members with a range of mental and physical health barriers.

SVdPs social services programs have provided supportive resources for individuals, children, and families who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability. We manage more than 1,700 units of affordable housing, operate two day access shelters for homeless families and individuals, offer low-barrier employment, and administer many programs that promote long-term stability and self- sufficiency. We aim to alleviate poverty and end the cycle of homelessness in our community.

SVdP's foundation is using entrepreneurial approaches to address community needs and the needs of the low-income community we serve. Through our emergency assistance, homeless programs, affordable housing, and low-barrier employment, we give people the opportunity to stabilize, grow, and succeed. We achieve this through three core areas: retail and manufacturing, social services, and affordable housing.

1. Ensure proper staffing levels to enable high-quality service delivery and adaptability in all areas to meet emerging community needs.
2. Create structures and processes to evaluate all programs, projects and business lines for positive cash flow or neutral impact in order to sustain or enhance services.
3. Improve processes and procedures that enable us to streamline information delivery, provide consistent information, and enhance operations.
4. Promote and expand internal DEI strategies through policy review and education.
5. Improve employee retention and talent acquisition.
6. Strengthen and increase external relationships within the community.
7. Use trauma-informed and equity lenses to serve clients.
8. Continue to pursue multiple strategies to sustain and increase the agency's financial viability in the short and long term.

SVdP has a long tradition of operating efficiently with low administrative overhead, which ensures that donors' funds do the greatest good in the community. That efficiency is a standard by which all nonprofits are measured. Audits have consistently shown that SVdP's administrative costs represent a lean 7 percent of revenue, which means that 93 percent of money generated goes directly to fund its mission-focused programs and services.

Making wise use of valuable resources has always been a part of our mission, an ethos shared among our staff, volunteers and board of directors. When SVdP got its start in Lane County, volunteers organized regular rummage sales which soon transitioned into retail thrift stores. Today, SVdP takes stuff that nobody sees much value in and reclaims it to create jobs and provide services for those who face the greatest need in the communities we serve. Just as we believe all people have value, we believe all things have value. Items in good condition can be resold to people who need them, and things in poor condition can be recycled into something else while generating added value.

Since 2022, We have added new properties to our inventory of affordable housing and transition housing including:
Phoenix House: Affordable Housing with focus on sober living
Ascend Home: Transitional Housing

We are in the process of adding Williams Place, trauma-informed affordable housing for Veterans. Expected completion in 2024.

We will add a new thrift store in Cottage Grove in 2024.

Our sister organization, HOPE, will provide manufacture affordable mobile homes to those in need.

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 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 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

  • 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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St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County

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

Justin ustin Schmick, Chair Commerical Real Estate Broker, Windemere Real Estate

Commerical Real Estate Broker, Windemere Real Estate

Term: 2022 - 2024

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/9/2024

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
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/06/2022

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.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.