Judeo-Christian Outreach Center, Inc.

Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness in Virginia Beach

aka JCOC   |   Virginia Beach, VA   |  www.jcoc.org

Mission

To empower homeless families, individuals, and veterans to recover from crisis situations return to self-supporting, productive, and independent members of our community. JCOC’s team is on the frontlines of assisting those most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Mr. Todd Walker

Main address

1053 Virginia Beach Blvd.

Virginia Beach, VA 23451 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

54-1417126

NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2019, 2018 and 2017.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

One hundred percent of the individuals JCOC serves are at or below the federal poverty level. JCOC has worked to empower low-income individuals to become productive members of our community since 1986. Our Feeding programs prevent homelessness for those low-income households having to decide between paying rent or groceries. Homeless men and women find good permanent housing solutions and support services through our Housing programs equipping them for success; minimizing the chance of returning to homelessness.

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?

Feeding Programs

FEEDING PROGRAMS: FY19-20
JCOC’s Feeding Programs help to prevent homelessness. The individuals and families served are often faced with the decision between buying food or paying rent.
Total amount of meals served and provided in FY19-20 = 114,424

COMMUNITY DINNER – Each day a nutritious, free dinner is available to hungry individuals and families. Dedicated volunteers served more than 26,056 meals during our last fiscal year. During the COVID-19 pandemic, meals are being served "to-go" style.
Monday – Friday: 5 PM. Weekends and holidays: 2 PM.

FAMILY FOOD BOX – This free program is available once a month to Virginia Beach residents who have children under the age of 18. Guests receive a box of nonperishable items and meat. Household size is considered. More than 1,000 family members living in over 300 households benefited from 1,132 food boxes this past fiscal year. This program is currently closed due to revised operations during COVID-19 pandemic. We plan to relaunch this program during the first quarter of 2021.

FOOD PANTRY – JCOC offers free groceries Tuesday, (10 AM – 1 PM) to households living on a fixed income or below the poverty level. Items include fresh produce, meat, dairy and bakery. Food items distributed equated to 61,200 meals in FY 19-20.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people
Veterans

HOUSING PROGRAMS: FY19-20
More than 200 individuals were permanently housed utilizing JCOC programing in FY19-20.

DAY SUPPORT – 666 homeless individuals utilized one or more of these services during FY19-20: showers, laundry, case management and life skills training, and receive mail at this JCOC run program located at the Housing Resource Center on Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach. Call (757) 385-5160 for current operating hours.

EMERGENCY HOUSING – JCOC has the only year round shelter in Virginia Beach for single adults. It is located at the Housing Resource Center on Witchduck Road. This past year, 206 individuals were helped to exit into permanent housing through the program.

PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING – JCOC provides housing for 8 chronically homeless and disabled individuals for 30% of their income. Intensive Case Management services are offered to help the most vulnerable individuals remain in permanent housing long-term.

RAPID REHOUSING –This past grant year our team helped 49 people previously living in shelters or on the street find permanent housing. By working with landlords, JCOC secures affordable housing and provides Home Based Case Management for up to two years to ensure clients remain housed. Financial subsidies are offered on a case by case basis.

VETERANS TRANSITIONAL HOUSING – Sixteen veterans at a time participate in this program located on West Lane in Virginia Beach. Individuals are connected with Veteran Affairs services and receive Housing Focused Case Management services. Thirty-four veterans received services and 18 exited into permanent housing.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people
Veterans
Unemployed people

JCOC’s team continues to be on the frontlines of assisting those most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. We began our official response on March 16, 2020. Since then, our partners have helped us to be able to give over 35,000 to-go meals as well as thousands of bags of nonperishable groceries and snack bags to those who are homeless and households who do not have the resources to buy food.

The Food Pantry and Family Food Box programs were closed in mid-March 2020 due to fluid CDC gathering guidelines and food resources not being available. Instead during this time, we emptied our shelves, sharing thousands of pounds of nonperishable and perishable food with local drive-thru pantries. The Food Pantry was able to reopen August 25, 2020 for one day a week and then added a second day per week on January 2, 2021 with the help of the Foodbank food truck deliveries. We plan to increase Food Pantry operations to three days per week. The Family Food Box program reopened February 11, 2021. Observing social distancing guidelines, JCOC's guests make appointments to come to both programs, and receive pre-bagged groceries.

Working closely with the CDC, the City of Virginia Beach, and other community leaders, we continue to safely provide shelter and resources for 51 Emergency Shelter clients, 16 Veterans Transitional Housing clients, and 8 Permanent Supportive Housing clients around the clock.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Homeless people
Veterans

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Catholic Charities USA 2009

Service Enterprise certification by Points of Light 2019

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
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Feeding Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Metrics are based on JCOC's fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). Total number of meals worth of food given to those in need through Feeding Programs (Community Dinner, Family Food Box, and Food Pantry).

Number of clients served

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Metric based on fiscal year beginning July 1st through June 30th. Number served includes duplicate visits to feeding programs.

Average Length of Client's Stay in Emergency Housing (shelter)

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

Homeless people

Related Program

Housing Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Metric shows the average amount of days a homeless adult stayed in Emergency Housing before the JCOC team helped them to find permanent housing. Metrics are based on fiscal year July 1-June 30.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

FY21-22 Housing Program Goals:
1. 60% of program participants will obtain permanent housing.
2. 70% of program participants will obtain permanent or transitional housing.
3. Average length of stay for clients will be 90 days or less.
4. At least 50% of clients that receive employment assistance will secure full time or part time jobs while in the program, or increase their income through mainstream resources.
5. Assist 50 uniquely identified individuals to secure permanent housing through the Rapid Rehousing program.

FY21-22 Feeding Program Goals:
Provide at least 100,000 meals worth of food to individuals and families in our community struggling with food insecurity.

Note: FY21-22 is July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

Throughout every day JCOC's committed staff and volunteers work with homeless single adults, hungry families and many experiencing a food and/or housing crisis. Having been a part of the community since 1986, we continue to show compassion, assist with immediate needs, and help clients succeed.

On June 2, 2020 the Virginia Beach City Council unanimously approved our Campus Rebuild proposal. We are soliciting funding and making plans to be able to break ground in the summer of 2022. This Campus Rebuild (1053 Virginia Beach Blvd.) will continue to fuel economic and social progress in the low- and moderate-income community surrounding us. JCOC's plans consolidate the four buildings currently on our campus into one new 3-story structure. The first floor will contain a new dining hall, kitchen, space for Food Pantry, and administrative offices. In response to Virginia Beach's affordable housing crisis, the second and third floors will house a total of 38 single occupancy efficiency apartments. The new space will be used to continue to provide educational opportunities for our clients and the community in the areas of financial and job training and NA/AAA support.

In addition to our committed and professional team, JCOC's numerous partnerships and relationships throughout the region and United States strengthen its capability of breaking the cycle of homelessness and hunger in Virginia Beach. Over 100 volunteer groups help implement our feeding programs every year.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, JCOC’s staff did not stop from providing Emergency Shelter services around the clock. Adhering to CDC guidelines and working with government officials, disaster plans were quickly put into place as more than 20 clients falling into the most vulnerable category were safely moved into an extended stay hotel on March 20, 2020. The remaining clients were able to safely have the needed amount of space during the crisis. As of this proposal, social distancing guidelines remain in place in Virginia, and our clients are either in the hotel or Emergency Shelter.

Feeding programs include Community Dinner (served daily), Food Pantry, and Family Food Boxes (for families with children under 18yrs.) Open to anyone suffering from homelessness or struggling with food insecurity, Community Dinner serves as a platform to engage homeless individuals in them learning about services JCOC and others provide at the HRC. These feeding programs prevent homelessness as low income individuals and families are able to get much needed food from JCOC for free, allowing their limited resources to be used to pay rent and other living expenses. In FY19-20, more than 114,000 meals worth of food were provided through these feeding programs.

JCOC has volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, groups and businesses. In January 2019, JCOC was certified by Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as a Service Enterprise. JCOC joins the top 11 percent of nonprofits nationwide in volunteer management and organizational performance. We are now better equipped to leverage the time and talent of our volunteers and better meet our mission.

FY19/20 Recap:

1. JCOC helped a total of at least 21,230 people (including duplicate visits to feeding programs).
2. Feeding Programs: 114,000+ meals were provided through Community Dinner, Food Pantry, and Family Food Boxes.
3. Combined Housing Programs: our staff helped 200+ homeless men and women find permanent housing.
4. Veterans Transitional Housing: 82% of veterans exiting the program moved into permanent housing.
5. Emergency Housing (shelter): 206 single homeless men and women were sheltered and received supportive services.
6. Day Support: 666 single homeless adults received services including showers, lunches, laundry, case management, and computer lab.

Financials

Judeo-Christian Outreach Center, Inc.
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Judeo-Christian Outreach Center, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 5/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. George Moore

Community Volunteer


Board co-chair

Ms. Sharon Smith

Carpet World / Carpet One

Drew Lankford

City of Virginia Beach Public Works Dept.

Victor Philleo

Waterfront Advisory Group of Raymond James

Robert Bibbs

Stewart & Company

Steven Freeman

Scott & Stringfellow

Jim McCaa

Retired

Michele Partridge-Lane

Russell's Heating & Cooling

Allison Stanton McDuffie

The Neighborhood Harvest

Liz Stevenson

Retired

Robert Timms

Inman & Strickler, PLC

Jeff Brown

Bank of America Private Bank

Laura Contreras Rowe

RE/MAX Edge

Mark Matel

Enterprise Community Partners

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 05/21/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/09/2019

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

Policies and processes
  • 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.