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SUNSHINE HOUSE INC

aka Alpine Senior Center & Meals on Wheels   |   Alpine, TX   |  www.sunshinehousealpine.com

Mission

To provide quality nourishment and social enrichment in the lives of seniors, the home bound, and the disabled in Alpine and Marathon, Texas.

Ruling year info

1978

Executive Director

Kerie Van Zeÿst

Assistant Executive Director

Amy Fields

Main address

402 E Holland Ave

Alpine, TX 79830 USA

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EIN

74-1989614

NTEE code info

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Providing meals to the home bound seniors and disabled in Alpine, TX

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?

Congregate Meals

Hot lunch served at Sunshine House Monday-Friday offering opportunity for good nutrition and pleasant congregation.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Adults

Hot nutritious lunch delivered by volunteers Monday-Friday.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Seniors
Multiracial people
People of Latin American descent
Older adults

Daily activities open to the whole community. Chair exercises, quilting, chess club, garden club, music lessons and more.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Older adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Multiracial people
People of Latin American descent

Where we work

Awards

Platinum Transperancy 2023

Candid

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of meals delivered

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

Seniors, People with disabilities, People of Latin American descent, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Meals on Wheels

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of meals served or provided

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

Seniors, People with disabilities, Economically disadvantaged people, People of Latin American descent

Related Program

Congregate Meals

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This reflects the number of people who came into the senior center for a meal and social interaction.

Number of emergency meals provided

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

Older adults, Seniors, People of Latin American descent, People with disabilities, Extremely poor people

Related Program

Meals on Wheels

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Exercise Units

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

Seniors, Older adults

Related Program

Activities and Clubs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total number of volunteer miles driven / contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Meals on Wheels

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Social Activities and Events Participation Units

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

Seniors, Older adults, Extremely poor people, Low-income people, People with disabilities

Related Program

Activities and Clubs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Provide a hot meal at noon for the home bound and congregate senior adults of Alpine, Texas Monday to Friday, 52 weeks a year.

Advertise our meals program through direct mail, radio and newspaper.

Sunshine House Inc has been providing meals to Alpine seniors for the past 40 years. A new facility was opened in July 2018 to provide more activities for the seniors and an updated kitchen for better meal preparation.

Our number of clients has increased in the last year and we hope for that to continue. More activities are being planned for more social inter action.

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 identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • 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 act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently

Financials

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Operations

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

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SUNSHINE HOUSE INC

Board of directors
as of 06/14/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Fr. Michael Wallens

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Term: 2021 - 2024


Board co-chair

Ms. Katy Williams

Sul Ross State University

Term: 2023 - 2026

Patsy Culver

Retired CPA

Jawana Sanderson

Professor

Gilbert Valenzuela

Judge

Julie Balovich

Attorney

Dr Edith Simmons

Medical Doctor

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 6/15/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

No data

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/31/2023

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 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 community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.