Ur Community Cares Inc

Nurture UR Neighborhood

MANCHESTER, CT   |  www.URCommunityCares.org

Mission

UR Community Cares provides the connection that helps older adults and people with physical disabilities live safely at home through community-based volunteer support. Funding covers all direct program costs, so services are free for background-checked participants enrolled at URCommunityCares.org.

Notes from the nonprofit

For additional information please see our pitch deck: https://app.slidebean.com/p/nax93fj09u/UR-Community-Cares-Pitch-Deck

Ruling year info

2019

Co-Founder and President

Michelle Puzzo

Co-Founder and Board Member

M.D. Birmingham

Main address

5 JAMIE LANE UNIT C

MANCHESTER, CT 06042 USA

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EIN

83-3706688

NTEE code info

Nonprofit Management (S50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Nurture UR Neighborhood

UR Community Cares is a secure online resource that connects volunteers with community members who are age 70 and older or age 18+ if the person has a physical injury or disability. Participants enroll online, complete a background check, and then those in need schedule when they need help with housework, yard work, transportation and companionship visits. Services include (but are not limited to) shopping and drop-off of food, pet care, taking out the trash, shoveling, technology teaching and anything else that provides peace of mind in difficult times. We are 100% volunteer-based and donation-funded; town governments can add us to their budgets and businesses are welcome to give tax free donations.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with physical disabilities
Young adults
Older adults
Low-income people

Where we work

Awards

Brawny Giant-M.D. Birmingham 2020

Brawny

Community Hero-Michelle Puzzo 2021

Liberty Bank

Affiliations & memberships

Liberty Bank Community Hero - Michelle Puzzo 2021

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    As 10,000 people are turning 65 daily, the older population is growing; people 64 years and older now outnumber those 64 years and under. We are planning to be in infrastructure to support this demographic thru volunteer support. Additionally, all the temporary or permanently disabled residents over 18 years old due to -COVID crisis -Disabled veterans -Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. They are also leading drivers of the nation’s $3.8 trillion in annual health care costs. -In the United States alone, about 12 million people age 40 and above suffer from vision impairment, with about a million suffering from blindness. -patients recovering from surgery/fracture/illness

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Volunteers requested more information upon sign up, so we created a volunteer handbook.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Ur Community Cares Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/07/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Michelle Puzzo


Board co-chair

M.D. Birmingham

Anthony Liriano

Secretary

Hope Utterbeck

Treasurer

Board leadership practices

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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 ? 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? 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/7/2022

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Leadership

The organization's 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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/07/2022

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • 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 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.