Human Services

St. Vincent De Paul Society, Inc.

Changing Lives...One at a Time since 1903

aka SVdP Georgia

Atlanta, GA

Mission

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia empowers people, regardless of their background, ethnicity, or faith, to achieve self-sufficiency by offering financial, material, educational, and spiritual support and by collaborating with others to develop and deliver programs and services that help those in need.

Notes from the Nonprofit

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has operated in Georgia since 1903 helping people in need with financial, material, and educational services that help them to achieve stability and work towards self-sufficiency. The Society is not a religious organization, but proudly claims a heritage and set of core values rooted in faith and the principles of help for our fellow men and women. The Society helps all people without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, or background. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia is one of many thousands of St. Vincent de Paul organizations throughout the world; each operating independently to best serve the needs of its local community. St. Vincent de Paul Georgia is incorporated under the laws of the State of Georgia, is registered with the United States Internal Revenue Service as a 501.c.3 nonprofit entity and is governed by of a Board of Directors made up of corporate, private and volunteer stakeholders representing the Georgia community where the Society serves.
SVdP Georgia helps people in need under a model of person-to-person service that has been honed and refined over the 180 years since the Society’s founding in Paris, France in 1833. One of the most important and beneficial aspects of SVdPs work is that each St. Vincent de Paul organization customizes and tailors its work to the needs of the local community. By doing this we are able to ensure that resources are appropriately and efficiently used to address the real needs of the people who are helped. The ability of the organization to bring a human face to those who are in need, to ensure that their real needs are communicated and addressed, and to let them know that they are valued as people is fundamental to the work of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
St. Vincent de Paul Georgia strives, above all else, to be Hope in Action to those in need. Changing lives…one at a time.

Ruling Year

2016

CEO/Executive Director

Mr. John A Berry

Main Address

2050 Chamblee Tucker Rd Suite C (SVdP, Deacon Nick)

Atlanta, GA 30341 USA

Keywords

St., Saint, Vincent, de Paul, SVdP, Catholic, Direct Aid, Rent, Utility Assistance, Emergency, Education, Job, Employment, Thrift Stores, Disaster relief, homeless, food, food pantry, mentors

EIN

58-0967972

 Number

3027734484

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

Thrift Shops (P29)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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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

Direct Aid

Food Recovery and Distribution Program

Family Support Centers

Transitional Job Training Program

Thrift Stores

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Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of clients served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,

Homeless people

Related program

Direct Aid

Context notes

Through direct aide, education, advocacy, and more, St. Vincent de Paul Georgia brings hope and help to those in need so they may achieve stability and move toward self-sufficiency.

Total pounds of food rescued

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,

Homeless people

Related program

Food Recovery and Distribution Program

Context notes

Working with the Atlanta Food Bank, Kroger, and others, SVdP Georgia recovers and distributes food through our 38 food pantries.

Number of volunteers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,

Homeless people

Related program

Direct Aid

Hours of volunteer service

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,

Homeless people

Related program

Direct Aid

Charting Impact

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

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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 and haven't they accomplished so far?

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Strategic Plan contains six areas of focus. These areas continue to focus the organization on its mission to “Empower people, regardless of their background, ethnicity, or faith, to achieve stability and self-sufficiency by offering financial, material, education, and spiritual support and by collaborating with others to develop and deliver programs and services that help people in need." The three key 'pillars' of the Strategic Plan are: Build, develop, and grow relationships that support and enhance the successful accomplishment of the mission and vision Add, expand, improve, reduce, or exit council-wide programs, partnerships and collaborations as appropriate to accomplish the mission of the Society. Identify, develop and nurture diverse relationships that will help the Society accomplish its mission and address the needs of the community and which leverage the resources of the Society and its partners to reduce redundant services.

The support that SVdP Georgia provides to people in need is uniquely tailored to the situation of the individual or family. One of the key differentiating values of the SVdP Georgia service model is the 'home visit'. That home visit is an important aspect of the methodology by which SVdP Volunteers and Staff determine the needs of the people served. In most cases, when an individual comes to SVdP Georgia for some level of support they are first visited by two volunteers who, in a loving conversation, determine what the needs are and driving factors behind that situation. By conducting this home visit and learning the real issues facing families in need the Society can personalize and customize an individual support plan that not only includes our available financial, material, and educational resources but also to marshal the resources of its many collaborative partners and other community resources, guiding the individual or family toward long-term stability and self-sufficiency.

SVdP Georgia's unique organizational structure provides local volunteer-based services to people in need through a network of community organizations that are referred to as 'conferences'. The Conferences are local volunteer associations driven by more than 5700 dedicated volunteers. Conferences are supported by a professional staff of 30 individuals that operate the programs and facilities and provide the services necessary to meet the needs of our clients. The services that local conferences provide are varied and specific to the needs of their community as well as to their financial resources. These services include but are not limited to: Direct Assistance (rent, mortgage, utility bills), Housing Support/Shelter (temporary shelter, emergency shelter, transitional housing), and Life Skills Training (nutrition, literacy, financial literacy, job search skills, legal, GED, ESOL).

Our goal is to move people towards stability and self-sufficiency, so ideally we someday run out of clients to serve. Unlike commercial enterprises, we do not want repeat clients. But the need will likely always be great. So our preferred measure of success is to track families 90 after their initial assistance. Our goal is to prevent homelessness, so 90 days later we follow up (as resources allow) with the client and determine if our assistance did indeed prevent homelessness.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has witnessed tremendous success and progress in the past several years. The successful growth of Family Support Centers from its pilot to five locations, the growth of the food recovery from one grocery store to over 40 demonstrates the strategic importance of these programs amidst the delivery of client-centered services.

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Financials

St. Vincent De Paul Society, Inc.

Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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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?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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