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South Brevard Sharing Center, Inc.

Sharing is Caring

Melbourne, FL   |  www.mysharingcenter.org

Mission

South Brevard Sharing Center Inc. (SBSC) was founded in 1971 as a non-profit, community based agency with a mission to support, strengthen and empower families and individuals to achieve self-sufficiency in south Brevard County, FL.

Ruling year info

1975

Executive Director

Pamela Huffman

Main address

17 E Hisbiscus Blvd

Melbourne, FL 32901 USA

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EIN

59-1604414

NTEE code info

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

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The South Brevard Sharing Center is the lead agency for providing housing and life stability in the south area of Brevard. Our Community Resource Center is a centralized access point for connection to programs and resources serving those in need in Brevard through community partnerships and our own two main programs: Supportive Housing and Basic Needs.

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?

Basic Needs

The Basic Needs program serves those with immediate unmet basic needs by providing access to healthy and sustaining food through our food pantry; access to health and hygiene goods; access to financial assistance for medical, rental, or utilities needs; and access to clothing and household needs through vouchered or very low-cost items in our thrift store.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Homeless people

The Supportive Housing program serves those that are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness and targets vulnerable populations with complex needs to provide a permanent solution for exiting homelessness including access to benefits and income growth, assistance exploring natural support systems, connections to viable affordable housing options, and on-going housing case management for long-term housing and life stability.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Supervisor as Educator Award 2010

Brevard Community College

Employee Campaign Manager Award 2009

United Way of Brevard County, Inc.

Super Star Award 2010

Daily Bread, Inc

Citizen of the Year 2011

National Association of Social Workers - Space Coast Chapter

Certificate of Appreciation 2011

Palm Bay Progressive Lions Club

Outstanding Support and Dedication 2011

United Way of Brevard County, Inc.

Supervisor as Educator Award 2010

Brevard Community College

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Member Agency 2007

Second Harvest Food Bank 2001

Brevard Homeless Coalition 2015

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Estimated dollar value of clothing and household goods donations

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Basic Needs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes food, health & hygiene goods, household items, furnishings, clothing, school supplies, and other basic needs

Number of households avoiding homelessness

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Supportive Housing

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

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.

The vision of the South Brevard Sharing Center is to create a highly organized, integrated and transformative ecosystem of supports focused on resources and resolutions in the pursuit of preventing and ending homelessness and providing health-focused basic needs in South Brevard County.

The organization's philosophy is to help evoke and address the root issues behind why a client may be seeking services in the first place, and help connect clients to the most appropriate permanent solutions that empower meaningful integration and inter-dependence in their own neighborhood communities.

For more than 50 years, SBSC has been at the forefront of Basic Needs Services in the community. Our Basic Needs Program works with people experiencing some type of instability on a walk-in basis to assist them with those needs. These needs might include access to food through our food pantry, access to health and hygiene items, or access to clothing and household necessities through vouchers or very low-cost items in our thrift store. We also provide access to partner agencies who also serve our clientele through our Customer Resource Center. These partners might include SNAP representatives, nutrition educators, and health or career representatives. As we assess a client's needs, we are able to provide warm-transfers to other resources in the community that may be able to meet their long-term needs.

In 2023, our Community Resource Center helped nearly 150 families to avoid homelessness, our food pantry saw 16,273 visits, and 1,269 households received hygiene bags.

As we chart our course forward, we recognize the persistent challenge of affordable housing in our community, particularly for the working class and fixed-income households. In response, our focus has shifted to empowering individuals to enhance their earning potential and achieve greater financial stability. Through targeted initiatives in career coaching, education, and training, we are equipping individuals with the tools they need to secure higher wages and attain self-sufficiency.

Looking ahead, we are committed to serving as the primary intake center for south Brevard, providing comprehensive support to households in need. Our goal is to guide families through personalized assessments and collaboratively explore long-term solutions. By fostering dialogue and facilitating access to vital resources, we aim to empower families to build sustainable futures and achieve lasting stability.

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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To provide the most effective services and products to our clients

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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South Brevard Sharing Center, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/21/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jessica Cassone

VNA of the Treasure Coast

Term: 2022 - 2023

Joyce Boudrie

Community Volunteer

Marca Fronk

Past ED Women's Center

Keri Donald

Philanthropic Entrepreneur

Seth Riddle

Space Coast Wealth Advisors

Kenneth R. Lebron, AIA

Caribeno Architectural Group

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/6/2023

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, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/03/2021

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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.