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Sun City Area Interfaith Services, Inc.

Enriching Lives.

aka Benevilla   |   Surprise, AZ   |  www.benevilla.org

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Mission

Benevilla. Enriching Lives. Started by and for our community in 1981, Benevilla enriches lives of West Valley residents by serving older adults, adults with disabilities, children and the families who care for them. At Benevilla we envision a better quality of life for everyone at every age. Benevilla holds these values as most important for its organization: Compassion High Quality Service Integrity and Honesty Collaboration

Ruling year info

1981

President & CEO

Ms. Joanne Byers

Main address

PO Box 8450

Surprise, AZ 85374 USA

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EIN

86-0404687

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Statistics: • More than 1 in 10 Maricopa County Residents are 65+. • Arizona's 65+ population is expected to triple by 2030. • Nearly 15% of older adults in the Northwest Valley live below the poverty level. • 3 out of 4 women live in poverty after their husband dies, and nearly 55% of women over age 75 are widowed. • 1 in 8 Americans, aged 40-60, are raising a child and caring for a parent. • 1 in 8 Americans over age 65 has Alzheimer's Disease. • Over 11,000 children under the age of five live in Surprise, yet El Mirage, Sun City West, Surprise and Waddell offer no services related to parenting support. • On average, 48% of all children entering school in Arizona do not have the essential skills, dispositions and supportive relationships they need to succeed. • 40% of children in Arizona live in families where a parent has no full-time or year-round employment.

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?

Life Enrichment Day Programs

Benevilla’s Life Enrichment Day Programs provide a safe and enriching experience for those who no longer can care for themselves and provide respite for caregivers. With centers located in Surprise, Sun City, and Peoria, Benevilla serves a large geographical area and a diverse range of client needs. Mary’s Place, providing memory care for participants with late-stage dementia in a day care setting, was the first of its kind in the state.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with disabilities

Our free Home Services program matches caring volunteers with older and home-bound adults who need help with grocery shopping, assisted transportation to medical appointments, financial affairs, minor household repairs, or who need a friendly visitor or phone pal. Services are provided at no charge to those with limited resources.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Benevilla support groups offer friends who can relate and professionals who can help. Groups are tailored to help those caring for someone with dementia-related diseases, Parkinson’s & other illnesses, parents of intellectually disabled adults, and people needing forms of support throughout their caregiving journey.
Respite care may be available during select support groups. Please speak to a C.A.R.E.S. Resource Specialist by calling (623) 526-4404, 24 hours in advance.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers

The Benevilla C.A.R.E.S. program provides assistance with concerns of care giving or other related needs impacting your life or a family member’s life. Our Resource Specialists are available to help you by phone or in person. There is no charge for this service. Our Specialists will place you with the right Benevilla program or service. If our programs or services do not address your needs, we will connect you with a vetted partner organization or agency that can assist you.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Seniors

Benevilla offers many rewarding, creative, and exciting
ways to partner with them in service to the community.
People helping people, supporting neighbors and
friends, is the foundation of this dynamic organization,
serving a community of all ages. Because volunteers
form our core, you will find a variety of opportunities
to make a meaningful difference and develop close
relationships that will enrich your life and the lives of
others.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

Where we work

Awards

"Best of The West" Award 2009

Westmarc

Spirit of Community Award for Nonprofits 2013

Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce

Non-Profit of the Year 2014

Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce

Piper Trust Encore Prize 2014

Encore.org

America's Best IG Community 2014

Generations United

Golden Rule Award Non Profit 2013

Arizona Interfaith Golden Rule Award

12 Who Care Honoree 2017

12 News

Affiliations & memberships

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Medical Rehabilitation - 3 Year Ac 2019

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - 3 year Acr 2022

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 print, radio, or online ads developed

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

Caregivers, Families, Parents

Related Program

Life Enrichment Day Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Benevilla create print and online ads for local newspapers, magazines, newsletter and online publications to advertise agency programs, upcoming events, donor and volunteer opportunities and more.

Average number of dollars given by new donors

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of first-time donors

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of donors retained

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Benevilla's goal is to enhance the experience of life for people of all ages. The Phoenix Metro West Valley has experienced unprecedented growth; for example, projections estimate that Surprise's population could surpass 350,000 by 2020. Leading this growth is the aging Baby Boomer population. City leaders in the West Valley are taking a pro-active approach to planning by creating infrastructure and building beyond expectations a well-rounded community where residents love to live, work and play. As the West Valley continues to grow at this extraordinary pace, along with the number of frail elderly and disabled adults needing assistance, requests for Benevilla's services and programs will continue to increase significantly. In fact, over the past year alone, Benevilla provided 124,307 individual acts of service were provided in the community.

Benevilla's current strategies include:
* Wirtzie's Child Development Center: Wirtzie's provides quality, licensed childcare; nutritious meals and snacks; effective and proven curriculum; development play structures and an outdoor playground for children ages 1-5.
* Volunteer Home Services Program, through which volunteers assist elderly and disabled residents with minor home repairs, transportation, and other assistance.
* Grocery Shopping Program: Volunteers conduct grocery shopping on a weekly basis for elderly and disabled adults.
* A network of three adult care centers, which enrich the lives of elderly and disabled adults; provide opportunities for socialization; and stimulate their interests in leisure activities.

Benevilla operates the ONLY Life Enrichment Day memory and Alzheimer's programs in the state of Arizona. Benevilla also is the only licensed adult day healthcare services provider in Maricopa County to be accredited by CARF, the National Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Our intergenerational programming is an innovative blending of daycare for children with an elderly daycare population, which helped create the "blueprint" for the entire nation in successful intergenerational care. Benevilla also provides programs of support for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, who recently had a stroke, or is developmentally disabled. Benevilla is licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services and maintains service contracts with the Area Agency on Aging, Veterans Administration, the Division of Developmental Disabilities, and others.

The key result area is to increase philanthropic support each year by 3% in donations and number of donors. Action plans will be established in three major areas: major donors, sponsors, and planned gift donors. Strategic team members will be comprised of volunteers and staff with expertise in the areas of major donor gifting, planned giving, community engagement, donor-hosted events, sponsorships, impact reporting, grant/foundation relationships, auxiliary fundraising, volunteering, multi-channel marketing, and community events.

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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

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

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Sun City Area Interfaith Services, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 06/04/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Oana Constantinescu


Board co-chair

Brian Laurie

Larry Vering

John Bridgford

Erica Dorward

Joe DeBlasi

Mike Zongolowicz

Chris Arlaud

Shea Boulware-Creed

Kirby Kennedy

Robert Suhr

Kim Sterner

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 ? 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 6/4/2024

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

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/01/2022

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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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.
  • 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.