Housing, Shelter

Judeo-Christian Outreach Center, Inc.

Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness in Virginia Beach

aka JCOC

Virginia Beach, VA

Mission

To empower homeless families and individuals 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

1987

Executive Director

Mr. Todd Walker

Main Address

1053 Virginia Beach Blvd.

Virginia Beach, VA 23451 USA

Keywords

JCOC, judeo christian outreach center, winter shelter, homeless shelter, veteran housing, transitional housing, permanent housing, food pantry, community dinner, free dinner, Virginia Beach food pantry, Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, rapid rehousing, homelessness, single adults, homeless vets, homeless veterans, family food box

EIN

54-1417126

 Number

4620054931

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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 for almost 33 years. 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

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Feeding Programs

Housing Programs

COVID-19 Response

Where we work

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

FY' 2019-2020 Feeding Program Goals: Continue to provide hungry individuals and families food and groceries though Community Dinner (daily), Food Pantry and Family Food Box programs. FY’ 2019-2020 Emergency Housing Program Goals: • At least 50% of program participants will obtain permanent housing. • At least 65% of program participants will obtain transitional or permanent housing. • Average length of stay for program participants will be 60 days or less. FY’ 2019-2020 Winter Shelter Program: • Provide temporary shelter to 250 uniquely identified individuals FY’ 2019-2020 Rapid Rehousing Program Goals: • House at least 40 uniquely identified individuals • All program participants will remain in permanent housing at least 1 year after being housed in the program. • 50% of program participants will increase their income through employment or benefits. • 50% of program participants will maintain or increase their level of income through employment and/or registration for mainstream benefits.

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 for over 33 years, we continue to show compassion, assist with immediate needs, and help clients succeed. JCOC's future 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. 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.

JCOC measures and tracks the impact of the work referenced above by: 1. Quantitative data- Community Dinner guests are asked to complete a bi-annual survey. Demographic information is collected. For example, on June 22, 2017 and July 11, 2017, 198 viable surveys were completed by those served. Two significant findings: almost 33% of the clients served didn't have income; and low income families (less than $1,000 per month) made up 79% of JCOC's clients. Community Dinner and Food Pantry attendance is counted daily. Family Food Box information is entered into Charity Tracker daily. Web-based, Charity Tracker is used by numerous food pantries throughout Virginia Beach, letting us see who is being served. We also track and report the number of pounds received from the Food Bank and Food Rescue via web-based Link2Feed (items donated by approved places like Food Lion and Kroger) on a monthly basis. Housing Program client information is entered into the HMIS (Housing Management Information System). This includes Day Support services, Emergency Shelter residents, Rapid Rehousing/Transitional/Permanent housing programs. 2. Qualitative data- Transformation is also measured when our staff observes and listens to potential, current and past clients. The mom with three children who comes to Community Dinner and takes a to-go box to her husband who is too embarrassed to come with them. The man suffering from mental illness who has been without stable housing for more than twenty years and stops by food pantry after working mornings as a hotel housekeeper. The woman who found herself living in her car after being underemployed and working on a housing plan with JCOC. Two years later, she has full-time employment and an apartment.

FY18/19 Recap: 1. 180,000+ meals were provided through Community Dinner, Food Pantry, and Family Food Boxes. 2. Housing programs helped 200+ homeless men and women find permanent housing. 3. 228 single homeless men and women were sheltered in the Emergency

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Catholic Charities USA 2009

Service Enterprise certification by Points of Light 2019

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Financials

Judeo-Christian Outreach Center, Inc.

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/09/2019

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

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Policies and processes

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We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
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We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.