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VINCARE SERVICES OF AUSTIN FOUNDATION

Build. Believe. Become.

aka Saint Louise House   |   Austin, TX   |  www.saintlouisehouse.org

Mission

Saint Louise House is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of women and children moving from homelessness to healthy, independent lives. We strive to empower women and their children to overcome homelessness for generations to come.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Mrs. Laura Ward

Main address

PO Box 150637

Austin, TX 78715 USA

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EIN

74-2968167

NTEE code info

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

Family Services (P40)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Almost 2,000 students in the Austin Independent School District have been identified as homeless. Research shows that homeless children have more ear infections, asthma attacks, and stomach problems than children who are not homeless. They also have more developmental delays and learning disabilities. Over 80% of homeless families are led by women. These mothers cannot address the problems of their children or their own education, health, or employment challenges because they are stretched too thin meeting the everyday challenges of what to eat and where to sleep. The cost of this homelessness and poverty is in hope and stability, not just for the families who experience it, but in our health care system, our schools, and our community as a whole. Over 50 mothers call Saint Louise House month after month to maintain their status on our waiting list, hoping for a stable home and a pathway out of poverty for themselves and their children.

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?

Housing and Wraparound Services for Women and Children

Provides deeply affordable housing and wraparound services to women-led families experiencing homelessness. Families live in fully-furnished, two-bedroom apartments, with rents starting at $50 a month. Mothers work closely with Empowerment Partners who are staff social workers to set and work toward goals that will lead to increased self-sufficiency.

Population(s) Served
Families
Homeless people

Where we work

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 low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Housing and Wraparound Services for Women and Children

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of children and youth who have received access to stable housing

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Housing and Wraparound Services for Women and Children

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.

The mission of Saint Louise House is to empower women and their children to overcome homelessness for generations to come. Our vision is a central Texas community where every family can thrive together in safe, stable housing.

Our goals are that families will stay together and build self-sufficiency. Their basic needs of food, shelter, safety, and healthcare must be met. In addition, mothers must be able to improve their education and employment opportunities, increase their financial literacy and money management skills, and resolve legal and other issues that are barriers to self-sufficiency. Children need stability, support for improved social and emotional well-being so they can heal from the wounds of homelessness, and safe, nurturing care whether they are in school or childcare.

Our strategy for achieving our goals is to provide women-led families the combination of stable housing and wraparound services they need to develop self-sufficiency.

The heart of our approach is the partnership between case managers and mothers. Through weekly meetings focused on identifying strengths and resources, this partnership gives mothers the highly-individualized support they need to develop self-sufficiency. They work together to set and work toward goals in education, employment, financial literacy, money management, health, parenting, and legal and other areas. Because families come to us from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, there is no uniform program or time limit for participation. Each family works with their case manager to develop a plan and a timeline for gaining the tools and resources they need .

Additional services offered on site include a food pantry, counseling, employment services, life skills workshops, and children's services.

Saint Louise House has 20 years of experience supporting women-led families on their journeys out of homelessness. We have provided pathways out of poverty for over 200 families.

By providing stable housing and wraparound services, Saint Louise House has an over 90% success rate of families maintaining stability at Saint Louise House or on exit. In addition, more than 90% of families increase their self-sufficiency while in our program.

Since our founding in 2000, Saint Louise House has provided stable housing and essential support services to over 200 families. Every year over 90% of families served increase self-sufficiency and maintain stable housing at Saint Louise House or on exit.

Saint Louise House has grown from serving five families in rented apartments to two agency-owned apartment complexes where we currently serve families in 46 apartments. With a waiting list of families who call us every month in order to maintain their status on our waiting list, we are deeply committed to expanding our program to serve more families at a time. While we continue to solidify the growth we have achieved, we are also exploring possibilities for future growth so that we can meet the need for supportive housing for single mothers and their children in Central Texas.

Financials

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Operations

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

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VINCARE SERVICES OF AUSTIN FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 01/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Berenice Craig

Katy Bohuslav

Community Volunteer

Louis Brusatti

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Kirstin Voinis

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Molly Trexler

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Berenice Craig

Community Volunteer

Christopher Dolce

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Courtney McNelis

Community Volunteer

Kendall Garrison

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Shelley Szucs

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Rebecca Shah

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Cassandra Dunning

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Bryan St. George

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Megan Coover

Marketing Consultant

Juan Creixell

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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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/19/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data