Coastside Hope

Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Need...

El Granada, CA   |  https://coastsidehope.org/

Mission

Coastside Hope's mission is to provide the basic necessities of life with dignity and hope to all mid-coast residents

Ruling year info

1976

Principal Officer

Judith Guerrero

Main address

99 Ave Alhambra PO Box 1089

El Granada, CA 94018 USA

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Formerly known as

Coastside Opportunity Center

EIN

51-0199747

NTEE code info

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

Ethnic/Immigrant Services (P84)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Coastside Hope's mission is to provide basic life necessities with dignity and hope to all Mid-Coast residents. In fiscal year 2020-2021, Coastside Hope's programs directly assisted 4,099 people (14 percent) living on the Mid-Coast with the goal of improving both their short-term and long-term well-being. Coastside Hope's programs serve low-income individuals, families, and seniors. Seventy-five percent of Coastside Hope's clients earn less than $25,000 per year.

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?

Twice Montlhy Senior Brown Bag Food Distribution

The Senior Brown Bag program falls under our Critical Needs safety net programs. Each week, Coastside Hope collaborates with Second Harvest Food Bank to provide healthy fresh produce and staples to about 135 low-income seniors.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Economically disadvantaged people

On the third Thursday of each month Coastside Hope collaborates with Second Harvest food bank to provide fresh, frozen and shelf stable food to about 95 low income families.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

Coastside Hope maintains a pantry for walk-in clients who need food on a shorter term or emergency basis. The primary recipients of this program are needy families with children.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Every year, Coastside Hope collaborates with the United Way to offer free tax preparation to our low-income neighbors. Our IRS-Certified volunteers prepare returns for hundreds each year.
Coastside Hope VITA volunteers prepared 383 tax returns in Spring 2020 (tax year 2019). Over $527,000 was refunded to local residents whose average income was $30,977.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Coastside Hope's annual Christmas giving program is entirely run by volunteers. Local donors provide clothing, toys, and other items to low income families and seniors each year.
The primary function of this program is to ensure that every person in the family has at least one set of new clothing.
Toys, books, and other items are donated by generous local businesses, gathered through community toy drives, or donated directly by sponsor families.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Coastside Hope's Special Delivery program allows residents to "adopt" a low-income family throughout the year. Every month, the sponsor donates household goods such as dishwashing detergent, paper towels, soap, and feminine hygiene products.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

Coastside Hope is the only agency providing comprehensive immigration and citizenship services on the Coast. Lorena Galindo, Our Paralegal-Immigration BIA Accredited Representative, has been providing immigration services for more than 15 years to our neighbors. We are well known and trusted in the community for providing high quality, local, accessible and affordable immigration services. Transportation to other resources in the county is limited, so without our services many wouldn’t be able to access immigration services at all.

Our ongoing immigration and citizenship service program includes: 1) family-based legal services such as DACA applications, visa petitions, citizenship applications, adjustment of status, and work permit requests / renewals; 2) free weekly citizenship test preparation classes for naturalization applicants; and 3) community education about immigration issues and “Know Your Rights” with sessions conducted at a wide range of Coastside locations. The mix of our services is tailored to the needs of each individual or family.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Immigrants and migrants

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.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Age groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of meals served or provided

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

Age groups

Related Program

Emergency Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Coastside Hope's desired social impact is to reduce the level and severity of poverty, and to create future opportunities for low-income residents. Coastside Hope's guiding principle is “necessities for today, opportunities for tomorrow." Coastside Hope's programs aim to achieve three long-term outcomes: increase economic security, increase food security, and increase housing security. These three goals are interconnected and dependent on one another. Coastside Hope recognizes the multidimensional nature of poverty, and they provide an array of programs and services that focus on improving economic security, food security, and housing security. Coastside Hope uses a multidimensional approach because one type of program is not sufficient to reduce the level of poverty and because of the strong association between economic insecurity, housing insecurity, and food insecurity.

Our safety net programs provide hope for a quality of life and a better future. Our case managers provide help and encouragement by connecting clients to the various resources provided by Coastside Hope and our networks. Clients slowly come back to a place where laughter is possible; defeat becomes determination and hope is rekindled. Seeing clients transform provides us the greatest reward. It is why we come to work each day.
Along with encouragement and hope, our free services include:
• Food – over 500,000 pounds in FY 20-21.
• Warm clothing distribution every autumn during Thanksgiving
• Rental and utility assistance programs.
• Help registering for discount utility and phone services.
• Online CalFresh (food stamps), and Medi-Cal (Medicaid) registration.
• New clothing and gifts through our Christmas adopt-a-family program.
• New backpacks full of school supplies through a multi-agency collaboration.
• Income tax preparation: over $500,000 in refunds in FY19-20.
• Referrals to other resources.
• Providing financial aid during the COVID-19 pandemic

Financials

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Operations

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

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Coastside Hope

Board of directors
as of 8/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Michael Klass

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Board co-chair

Betty Cortes

No Affiliation

Bob Reilly

Honorary Member

Dianne Baker

Member

Peter Lowenberg

Member

Michael Montgelas

Member

Judy O'Leary

Member

Jeff Perls

Honorary Member

David Pasternak

Honorary Member

Rose Serdy

Honorary Member

Dell Williams

Honorary Member

Michael Klass

President

Betty Cortes

Vice President

Nancy Marsh

Treasurer

Sandra Adams

Secretary

Dawn Beavis

Member

Maureen Szostak

Member

Jotham Stein

Member

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/16/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Decline to state
Disability status
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