Human Services

Vacaville Social Services Corporation

It starts with an address...

aka Opportunity House

Vacaville, CA

Mission

To provide a safe environment and effective programming to help single women and families with children break the cycle of homelessness.

Ruling Year

1995

Executive Director

Mrs. Colleen Berumen

Board President

Mr. John Thompson

Main Address

P.O. Box 6593

Vacaville, CA 95696 USA

Keywords

Shelter, homeless, families, women

EIN

68-0364021

 Number

5277208989

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Thrift Shops (P29)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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OPPORTUNITY HOUSE: WORK TO HOUSING PROGRAM Our core program offers homeless, sober women and families with children a temporary home and a pathway to a life of self-sufficiency, self-worth, and financial independence. It starts with an address. Such a simple concept, but so important. It’s a place to receive notices of job interviews, support payments, children’s report cards and letters of encouragement from family and friends. It continues with a round-the-clock team who work together to provide residents with a system of support during their residency - trained support staff, Certified Case Managers, and Clinicians. Each resident receives a personalized case plan, educational opportunities, and daily hands-on practice - tools to create self-reliance and build financial control and stability. The program may last 9 months for some and 18 months for others depending on each resident’s individual readiness – their level of confidence, skills, and the amount of money they have saved.

Our programs

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Homeless Shelter

Opportunity House Thrift Store

Where we workNew!

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Practicing responsibility, accountability, and success is built into the program. Every resident is required to: • Have a job or be actively looking for one • Look for rental housing – in order to build the skill of housing research for when their time comes to make that transition • Open a bank account and save 75% - 90% of their pay check • Take a financial literacy course • Do at least 2 hours of community service per week • Respect the daily curfew • Cook dinners when their turn comes up • Participate in daily house cleaning • Stay sober We offer in-house learning and counseling sessions, including: anger management, parenting, workforce preparation, financial management, family wellness, interpersonal skills, leadership, life skills, goal setting, substance abuse counseling, and grief counseling. In addition, we offer two focused programs, Healthy Eating and Health and Well Being for Children.

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Financials

Vacaville Social Services Corporation

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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