Catholic Charities Diocese Of Venice Inc

Providing Help. Creating Hope. Serving All.

Venice, FL   |  www.catholiccharitiesdov.org

Mission

In devotion and adherence to the teachings of Jesus and the Catholic Church, Catholic Charities seeks to serve and empower ALL in need regardless of race, nationality or creed.

Ruling year info

1946

CEO

Ms. Philomena Pereira

Main address

1000 Pinebrook Road

Venice, FL 34285 USA

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EIN

59-2473176

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

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

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. is a non-profit social service agency that helps about 40,000 people annually in 10 counties of Southwest Florida. Catholic Charities offers people an opportunity to achieve self-sufficiency with a wide range of assistance.

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?

Our Mother's House of Catholic Charities

Our Mother's House is a transitional housing program that provides shelter and guidance for single mothers and their children who otherwise would be homeless. The mission is to provide residents with a safe and secure environment in which to achieve increased self-sufficiency through education, vocational training, and personal growth. Staff works closely with mothers to set and meet their goals for self-sufficiency along with their children's developmental skills and education. Each year, 25 or more mothers and their children participate in the program. Each family has suffered the ravages of homelessness and is in need of basic necessities. In 2018, Catholic Charities opened five additional apartments to increase the capacity to 22 individual apartments as well as a classroom for education for the mothers.

Population(s) Served

St. Martha's Early Learning Center of Catholic Charities provides quality early learning education to children from three to five years of age. A total of 80% of the students are from families who are working poor or at-risk of becoming homeless. St. Martha's Early Learning Center provides Voluntary Pre Kindergarten and Head Start services. Following the Head Start model, the students enrolled receive a full range of comprehensive services. The center provides full-time early childhood programs including support services from Children First of Sarasota such as health and development screenings, parenting education, home visits, and training and support groups for parents. The center uses the Creative Curriculum for Preschool which focuses on child-initiated, hands-on learning. All students learn pre-math, pre-writing, and pre-reading skills, along with fine and gross motor skills, social and emotional coping skills, and early literacy.

Population(s) Served

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Haven provides shelter, master case management services, and transitional
housing to homeless families and their children in South Sarasota County. Families
are assisted through intensive wrap around services, with one of the major goals
for each family being that of long term self-sufficiency. The Catholic Charities Family Haven
staff are equipped to provide families in crisis triage services that promote
stabilization.  Each family has access to
a private room, hot meals, and toiletries during their stay at the shelter.
After completing an intake, the family works with a case manager to develop a
housing plan and steps needed to reach both short-term and long-term goals. Since
the opening the shelter in the spring of 2015, Catholic Charities has opened transitional
housing in south Venice and North Port. Transitional housing for
families who are in of need housing support allows the family to receive assistance for and extended amount of time.

Population(s) Served

Casa San Juan Bosco is a farm worker community in Arcadia comprised of 97 single family homes developed by Catholic Charities Housing. Catholic Charities provides enrichment programs and services to the residents and their children in an effort to assist families in reaching their potential and to create a sense of community. The after school program supports students from kindergarten through fifth grade with a focus on reading, assistance with homework, and development of language skills. Enrichment activities are provided including outdoor play, arts and crafts, and music. Adult programs include English as a second language, computer literacy, sewing, and exercise. A group of women participate weekly in a sewing group to create items for sale at craft shows and most recently a project to make tote bags for use at the Catholic Charities food pantry.

Population(s) Served

Bethesda House is a drop-in community center that provides compassionate support services for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Services include a food pantry, hot meals, clothing bank, laundry and shower facilities, counseling, case management, and help with medical and financial assistance. Many clients seek case management and counseling services on a regular basis. They often face discouragement due to societal and health related set-backs. They depend on the continued support and encouragement of case managers who understand their struggles, and who help them with issues of self-confidence and, at times, hopelessness. Clients come in frequently for crisis counseling which includes domestic violence, homelessness, and unexpected pregnancies. Bethesda House is designed to be a haven for its clients; safe from stigma, discrimination, alcohol, and drugs. Many clients come in just to get a smile and to feel welcome.

Population(s) Served

New Paradigm of Catholic Charities provides affordable, transitional housing to area families who are at risk of becoming homeless. The two-year program is designed to help families develop the skills necessary to live an independent life through financial training, credit repair services, counseling, and parenting classes. 

Residents of New Paradigm of Catholic Charities receive life skills and financial training from the following educational
programs: Financial Peace University teaches parents how to create a budget and a monthly spending and savings plan, and the skills to live debt-free. Creating Cooperative Children empowers parents to create healthy, loving, and functional family
relationships. Creative Resources Works provides support, encouragement, and accountability to help families repair damaged
credit and live within their financial means.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA) [for Children and Family Services] - Accreditation

External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2018)

Affiliations & memberships

AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)

Southwest Florida Planned Giving Council

Association of Early Learning Coalitions

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. moves people in need toward self-sufficiency through Prevention and Social Services which supply crucial necessities and provide guidance to maintain independence, Family Reunification Services which secure a healthy life and offer a steady path to self-reliance, and Counseling and Education Services which improve lives and increase opportunities to prosper and grow.

Catholic Charities helps people in need with emergency financial assistance, food pantries and programs, homeless shelter for families and children, soup kitchen, clothing banks, prescription medications, senior outreach and support, compassionate care for HIV/AIDS patients, human trafficking victims assistance, case management, disaster response, and aid and guidance to birth mothers and homeless mothers and their children. Catholic Charities also assists with professional counseling and addiction services along with after-school tutoring and reading programs, youth mentoring, summer camps, life and job skills, English classes, housing counseling and foreclosure prevention, home ownership classes, and enriching child care and early learning centers. Catholic Charities welcomes immigrants and refugees and advises them on their pursuit to attain a fruitful life in Southwest Florida with immigration services, citizenship classes, and resettlement services.

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. has attained the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for the 16th time in the last 18 years. This is the highest possible distinction and indicates Catholic Charities adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Catholic Charities strives for excellence to help clients in the most efficient manner. Donors can trust our sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Catholic Charities exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. moves people in need toward self-sufficiency. In the 2017 - 2018 fiscal year, Catholic Charities served 138,283 people through Prevention and Social Services (133,382 people), Family Reunification Services (3,187 people), and Counseling and Education Services (1,714 people).

Financials

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Operations

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

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Catholic Charities Diocese Of Venice Inc

Board of directors
as of 06/27/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Richard Rogan

Retired

Term: 2018 - 2020


Board co-chair

Mrs. Rita Cavouto

Catholic Charities Volunteer

Term: 2018 - 2020

Frank Dewane

Diocese of Venice

Volodymyr Smeryk

Diocese of Venice

Stephen McNamara

Resurrection of Our Lord Parish

Robert Hiniker

Retired

Leroy Jackson

Retired

Jerome Carosella

Our Lady of Mercy Parish

Iris Gomez

Community Volunteer

Richard Rogan

Retired

Jesse Tilden

Community Volunteer

Rita Cavuoto

Community Volunteer

Alfred Connizzo

Community Volunteer

Michael Egan

Gyroscope Capital Management Group

Luca Hickman

Grimes LLC

Robert Klosterman

White Oaks Wealth

Therese Maze

Retired

Alfred Natella

Retired

Vincent Cipriano

Dignity Funeral Homes

Jon Del Debbio

Retired

Brenda Dolan

Retired

Arthur Fleischer

Retired

Joseph Mallof

Retired

Denny Strittmatter

Retired