Share Inc.

Vancouver, WA   |  www.sharevancouver.org

Mission

Share believes every person counts. Together we pursue a stronger community by building relationships, advocating for equitable access to housing and food stability while empowering every individual to grow and thrive. At Share, we continue to reexamine our policies to ensure that we are leading with a vision for equity. We will actively work to dismantle racist systems, focusing on sustainable solutions to structural racism, police violence, and inequitable economic, health care, and education systems. Through respectful, constructive and honest conversations, together we can build safer, unified communities to call home.

Ruling year info

1983

Principal Officer

Diane McWithey

Deputy Director

Amy Reynolds

Main address

2306 NE Andresen Road

Vancouver, WA 98661 USA

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EIN

91-1205119

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Share's mission is to lead the hungry and homeless to self-sufficiency by providing food, shelter, housing, education, advocacy and compassion through the strength of our community.

Share envisions a community without hunger, where all people have safe and adequate housing and the skills to enhance their quality of life.

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?

Share Backpack Program

We serve a total of 112 schools in all three of our school-year Hunger Response programs, which include our Backpacks, Fresh Food Pantries and Pantry Boxes. (Note that some schools receive food from multiple programs.)

104 Backpack Schools: 1,830 bags of non-perishable food are delivered each Thursdays during the school year to help provide food to low-income families over the weekend when there is no access to school lunch. The bags are 6–8 pounds, and contain: fruit or vegetable, boxed meal or mac n cheese, canned chili or soup, canned protein, rice or pasta, and a snack.

Our goal is to provide the staples needed for two family meals; items are coordinated so that families can create a complete and nutritious meal. We also provide 65 ‘hotel’ bags that are made up of foods that do not require a can opener or a kitchen to prepare. Our goal with the hotel bags is to support families and children facing homelessness. These include unaccompanied youth, families living in a car, children or families who are couch surfing, and many other situations in which a child or family might find themselves without a kitchen or utensils.

The packs are discretely given out on Friday after school to ensure that children, and their families, have nutritious food to eat over the weekend. The Backpack Program operates under anonymity; we do this to protect the privacy of the children and their families as hunger and poverty are often highly stigmatized in our society.

The Backpack Program operates in large part due to the generosity of volunteers. It takes about 50 volunteers donating 115+ hours of time to stock the shelves, bag the food and deliver the backpacks each week.

Fresh Food Pantries: 15 local schools receive 500-700 pounds of fresh produce, dairy, meat, and bread twice per month; an additional 10 schools receives food once per month. In all, 450+ families are served every month (2,000+ family members/individuals). Share partners with the Clark County Food Bank to deliver fresh, nutritionally-dense food to under served populations in the community through school pantries.

13 Non-Perishable Pantry Boxes: Boxes weighing 25 pounds provide breakfast, lunch, and snack items to high schools’ and middle schools’ resource center cupboards so that students can access food throughout the school day as needed. These foods are important to keep students focused and thriving in school as well as their after-school activities. It provides an entry point for students to be able to access other school and community resources available to them through their counselor and resource center.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Our program focuses on providing fresh, healthy meals, including fruits and vegetables, so that children in our community do not face hunger during the summer months when school doors are closed. 27,000 free meals are provided children at 22 sites, including 10 apartment complexes.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Share provides daily, free meals for the homeless and low-income members of our community. And those who enjoy the meals are not limited to Outreach and shelter clients. They also include individuals and families who are working, but who are still not able to make enough money to make ends meet. Much of the food used in the program is donated by area grocery stores and is prepared each day by volunteers and staff. Annually, Share Hot Meals provides 89,900+ free meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) to the public; an additional 33,000+ meals are served at our family shelters each year.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Annually, Share serves 1,290+ people at our shelters and through our partnership with the Winter Hospitality Overflow program. We operate two family shelters (Share Orchards Inn & Share Homestead) and Share House, Vancouver Wash.'s only shelter for single men.

Population(s) Served
Families

Share's Affordable Housing & Stability Program is a coordinated system for providing case management, housing and connection to supportive services in our community for homeless families and individuals. ASPIRE serves an average of 138 households each month and maintains a 70% success rate for moving people into permanent housing. Additionally, ASPIRE has four homes to provide transitional and permanent housing for single individuals. One home serves single men, two serve single women and one serves Veterans.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Lincoln Place is a multifaceted partnership: the building is owned by Vancouver Housing Authority and managed by Key Properties; Share manages the programs offered to the residents; Community Services Northwest (CSN) provides on-site mental health and substance abuse services; and other providers will be coming to Lincoln Place as well.

Lincoln Place is permanent supportive housing so people can live there indefinitely and receive on-going services. During their time we and our partner providers will actively work to aid them in becoming healthier. Clients will pay 30% of their gross income towards rent; those who have no funds will not pay.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Share Outreach serves more than 1,100 hard-to-reach and hard-to-serve homeless individuals each year. Our Outreach Team serves those who are hardest to reach by going into the community and bringing services to them. Many of our clients struggle in accessing services due to mobility, physical and mental health concerns, or difficulty in being around large groups of people. Our Outreach Team works to bridge that gap so that everyone experiencing homelessness in Clark County has access to a variety of services that can better their situation.

We serve all of Clark County, spending most of our time in Vancouver. We have a client-centered approach, meaning we are open to assisting individuals in whatever goals they have for themselves.

Share's Talkin' Trash program includes six community cleaners, on-call cleaners, and one supervisor, each of whom has formerly or is currently experiencing homelessness. The crew works 9 am – 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday cleaning up litter and waste throughout the City. Community Cleaners also receive housing search assistance, general case management, and job and life skill training throughout their time in the program. The crew has a weekly route, and adds extra stops as requests for service are received.

When the crews encounter a camp, they work with the individual(s) to collect trash/litter from the site. The crew does not remove camps or personal belongings. The Talking Trash crew works closely with Share’s Street Outreach team to ensure that those in need of resources and services have access to them.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) program helps ensure that temporary disabilities don’t force people onto the streets, by providing emergency rent and by providing access to some of life’s most basic household and sanitary needs. The program serves an annual average of 506 people.

The HEN program assists people who qualify through the Department of Social & Human Services and who have been determined to be temporarily unable to work due to a mental health or physical health issue. This program is for single individuals only.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Share's IDA Program helps clients save for a future asset. Participants, over the course of two years, will save up to $2,000 to be used as a down payment on the purchase of a home, to start a business, or to pursue higher education. The program provides a 2:1 match to put toward these assets. And asset accumulation can help people move out of poverty.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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.

Strategic Focus – Fund Development
Share will raise funds to build capacity and sustainability while meeting the needs of the hungry, homeless and low income people in our community. Reliable sources of income will be developed to sustain the organization, volunteers will be recruited and managed to best serve Share, and a marketing, fundraising, and communication plan will address the long term viability of Share.

Strategic Focus – Human Resources
Share, in recognition of the value of our staff who professionally and compassionately fulfill the goals of our programs and meet the needs of our community, will strive to excel as an employer.

Strategic Focus – Affordable Housing/Addressing Chronic Homelessness
Share will significantly reduce the number of homeless and chronically homeless in Clark County through development and implementation of a county wide affordable housing model.

Strategic Focus – Hunger Response
Share will provide nutritious, accessible food to people living in poverty.

Share's Board of Director has outlined a 2015-2019 Strategic Plan with focus areas, specific goals and action steps. This comprehensive document can be viewed on Share's website at sharevancouver.org.

Share has a professional staff of 86 men and women (47 full-time & 39 part-time), along with an engaged board of directors and a dedicated base of more than 3,000 volunteers.

In 2018:

With ‘no length of stay’ at our family shelters, an 18% increase in the number of people moving into permanent housing

Share’s Backpack Program provided 1,680+ kids with 60,480 packs, plus 690+ kids served at our Fresh Food Pantries

At Lincoln Place, 80% of our community’s most vulnerable people have been stably housed for at least 6 months; 70% for at least 1 year

At Share’s Day Center, staff helped 160 to find jobs and 102 people to secure housing

Share’s Summer Meals Program served 22,590 free meals to children at risk of hunger

With a Housing Navigator added to Share House staff, a 25% increase in the number of people moving into permanent homes

Share’s Talkin’ Trash program picked up 146 tons of trash around Share House & neighboring areas

2,884 volunteers provided their time & talent to contribute 28,302 hours of service

Share ASPIRE maintained an 81% success rate in graduates who do not access housing services again

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

  • 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, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Share Inc.

Board of directors
as of 3/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Adam Roselli

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/11/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data