SAINT VINCENT MISSION INC

People Helping People

David, KY   |  stvincentmission.org

Mission

St. Vincent Mission is a community of people in Appalachia dedicated to sharing the expression of Christian Values by affirming that all persons have a God-ordained right to the basic needs of life in order to meet their full potential.This is accomplished through concrete programs that encourage discovery, development and use of our personal gifts.  Our Mission is one of HOPE that leads us toward a vision of continuous growth.

Notes from the nonprofit

St. Vincent Mission is celebrating 55 years of serve to Appalachia in 2023. We remember where we came from and are looking forward to all that God has in store for us in the future. Volunteers come from all over the country to serve with us and impact lives in eastern Kentucky. We look forward to 50 more years of service!

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Erin Bottomlee

Assistant Director

Kim Castle

Main address

PO Box 232 6369 Highway 404

David, KY 41616 USA

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EIN

61-0961940

NTEE code info

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

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

About 30 percent of Floyd County lives in poverty. Floyd County has significant isolation due to a lack of public transportation and high costs of vehicle ownership. There are limited jobs that provide a living wage. Many jobs in our area pay less than $10 an hour. Our goal is to provide services that ease the burden of poverty and aid individuals in becoming financially stable. Only about 45 percent of people in our area have a job. After the decline of the coal mines many people where left without a job and had to find other jobs outside of their area of expertise. It was and still is difficult to find a good job in our area, but it is not impossible. Housing is also a challenge. Homes are often in need of repairs, additions or alterations to meet family needs. Lumber is expensive and many people cannot afford the materials needed. Twenty-fiver percent of our population lives with a disability. Many of these families require ramps or doorway modifications.

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?

Emergency Assistance

Every family faces some type of crisis on occasion but in the remote hollows of Eastern Kentucky emergencies are intensified by isolation, lack of transportation, and limited finances. St. Vincent Mission gives Christ focused service to people by providing food, clothing, household items, rent or utility assistance.
Those who need assistance give community service hours as payment, unless they are physically unable. Having the opportunity to repay in this manner helps them maintain their self-worth and assist with their own needs.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

St. Vincent Mission hosts groups of volunteers from across the nation who come to repair or upgrade substandard housing in Eastern KY.
The work projects may consist of roofing, floor, wall, window, door repair, room additions and deck or ramp construction. Volunteers raise the funds to finance their mission trip.
Volunteers leave Eastern Kentucky with a better understanding of our region and those they served. Program participants work alongside volunteers to accomplish the repairs that are needed. Home owners fully participate in the process from initial needs assessment to paying for part of the material and providing labor. It is truly a collaborative effort between home owner, volunteers and mission staff.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

Sustainability is a way of life to ensure the health and well-being of our planet, ourselves and our future. Poverty and quality of life issues create despair which permeates a culture affecting the whole body, mind and spirit. Appalachian values and mores passed down for generations are being lost and desperately need to be rekindled. We assist local people with growing and selling produce. With the support of Grow Appalachia and partnering with local growers we provide healthy, nutritious food to our food pantry participants. If you would like more information contact [email protected]

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

The Career Assistance Program gives individuals assistance with resume writing, interview skills, job search assistance and financial stability training. This program grew out of our desire to see individuals become self-sufficient and take joy in providing for their families. This program works alongside the HAP program, assisting individuals to further their education and obtain better jobs.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

Fr. Lou Lipps was a Jesuit priest who served in the Catholic Diocese of Lexington for many years. He died on January 11, 2013 at the age of 92.
The family in cooperation with St. Vincent Mission has developed the HAP Fund to be used for those whose needs are above our normal Emergency Assistance Fund as well as mission needs in general.
These include college scholarships, funeral expenses, loss of home to fire or flood, transient housing, rent or mortgage assistance, vehicle repairs or purchase of a vehicle, medical trip transportation, and other needs that may arise.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Students

St. Vincent’s second-hand store or “David Boutique” helps low-income families purchase used clothing or household items at a reasonable price.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

St. Vincent Mission provides an annual Christmas Store for families and individuals whom we have worked with throughout the year. Donations of new clothing, toys, tools, cleaning products, household and personal care items, and monetary donations for food certificates are received throughout the year for distribution in mid-December.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

St. Vincent Mission offers volunteer & internship possibilities in Social Work, Grow Appalachia, Career Assistance and Home Repair. If interested, go to www.stvincentmission.org to download an application. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Kentucky Non-Profit 2008

Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service

Director of Volunteers - Sr. Kathleen Weigand OSB 2009

kentucky Commission on Community Volunteeeerism and Service

Volunteer of the Year - Elmer Simurdak 2010

Kentucky Commission on Community Voluteerism and Service

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce 2012

Food Resource Bank - Implementing Member 1975

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number represents the total number of people who receive any service from the mission.

Total pounds of target crop harvested

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

Adults, Children and youth, Families

Related Program

Grow Appalachia

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the poundage harvested by families in our Garden Program and from the mission garden also.

Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Related Program

Home Repair

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are families who participate in our home repair program.

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are people who come to our food pantry throughout the year.

Number of public events held to further mission

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

Adults, Children and youth, Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

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

Adults, Preteens, Adolescents

Related Program

Volunteer Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Volunteers come from all over to help in our programs and to spend time with those we serve, showing them the Love of Christ.

Estimated dollar value of clothing and household goods donations

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the estimated value of household items, clothes , furniture and Christmas gifts given to individuals in need.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

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

Adults, Children and youth, Families, Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Related Program

Career Assistance Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of participants in our Career Readiness Program, Faith and Finances Course, and other classes such as healthy cooking, reading, self-defense and DIY Cleaning Supplies.

Number of participants who gain employment

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

Unemployed people

Related Program

Career Assistance Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance to keep the lights, heat and/or water on in their homes

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Emergency Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of meals served or provided

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

Adults, Children and youth, Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Emergency Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

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

Adults, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Students, Unemployed people

Related Program

Career Assistance Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number or home repaired.

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

Families, Adults, Children and youth, Widows and widowers, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Home Repair

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

We desire to help people earn a living wage. Our goal is to help them in such a way that they lift themselves out of poverty and not remain in it. We want to see people have healthy relationships with God, family and friends, themselves and with their environment while obtaining work that they can take pride in. We want to see people develop in to their full potential. We want to help lift them up and be a support in their journey, whether it is to college, a job or any other goal.
For those who are unable to work or increase their income, we desire to provide opportunities for them to receive services. Our services are aimed at helping people provide for themselves through engaging in the work of St. Vincent Mission.
Poverty can leave people feeling inferior. Our desire is to help people see how valuable they are. We want them to see that as children of God we are all valuable in His sight. We want to show others the love of Christ through our actions and our words.

St. Vincent Mission has been serving our area for since 1968. Our programs are designed to help individuals become the primary provider for their needs. When we provide a service, the recipient is required to do volunteer work in return. When we help someone pay a bill, they come volunteer with us.
We have started programs such as our career readiness program and our scholarship program to help people bring themselves out of poverty. These programs teach people how to do a resume, cover letter, search for a job, obtain interview skills, and further their education.
We also assist people with repairs to their homes. We require that the owners of the home that we work on pay back part of the materials cost and we require that they help with the repairs.
We provide educational opportunities that focus or spiritual, financial and social well being as well as health related education.
We aid families by having a food pantry, garden program and thrift store.

We have started programs to help people find jobs and gain employable skills. We walk with people through all stages of getting a job and are a support for them after they are employed.
We have programs to help people pay for college or trade schools so that they can gain the education needed for the job they desire. We also have a program that provides financial education for people.
We also have helped people get vehicles to allow them to get to their job and provide for the needs of their family.
We are available to help people create a budget, find other resources for college, trade school or day care.
We also have volunteer groups who work in our various programs, mainly home repair. These volunteers provide service, inspiration and encouragement to the families that we serve.

We have been serving in Kentucky since 1968. We have helped countless people improve the quality of their lives by providing home repairs, educational classes, opportunities to go to college, assistance with gardening, utilities help, kids camps and community activities.
Our goals for the future are to offer our services with a more holistic approach. We want to get to the root of each families struggles and help them over come them while helping strengthen the family unit.
We also want to see more people obtaining good jobs and understanding the importance and the joy of working in a good job.
But most importantly, we want to see lives reconciled back to Christ.

Financials

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Operations

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

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SAINT VINCENT MISSION INC

Board of directors
as of 3/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Billie Turner

Retired Director of Nursing

Term: 2020 - 2023


Board co-chair

Anna Cambron

Owner / CEO Ruggles Signs

Term: 2019 - 2022

MIKE LONSWAY

Director of Home for Mentally Challenged Adult Men

EILEEN SCHEPERS

Retired/Prioress of Mt. Tabor Benedictines

BILLIE TURNER

St. Joseph Hospital-Martin, KY

PAULENE ALLEN

Retired Teacher

ANNA CAMBRON

Ruggle Sign Company

Steve Ward

Director of Martin County Health Department

Joshua Kinzer

Lawyer, Kinzer Law Firm, PLLC

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? 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? Yes
  • 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 03/28/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/28/2022

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Data
  • 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 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 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.