Housing, Shelter

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County

Quick Facts

aka SVDP or Vinnies

San Rafael, CA

Mission

Because we believe in the dignity of all people, the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin offers compassionate, individualized assistance to help our neediest neighbors obtain nutritious food, affordable housing, meaningful employment and a voice in their own community.

Ruling Year

2009

Executive Director

Ms. Christine Paquette

Deputy Directory

Ms. Suzanne Walker

Main Address

P O Box 150527

San Rafael, CA 94915 USA

Keywords

homeless,poor,needy,hunger,food,assistance

EIN

94-1207701

 Number

3044090883

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Approximately 261,000 people live in Marin County, California. There are approximately 23,000 (9%) individuals living below the federal poverty level, or 57,000 (22%) people living below the economic “self-sufficiency” standard, which factors in the high cost of living in Marin. Currently, the County reports over 1,000 people are homeless and more than 4,000 are precariously housed.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Free Dining Room, Gateway to Services

Homeless Prevention Home Visits, COVID-19 Relief

HOT Team, Homeless Outreach

Housing Help Desk, COVID-19 Relief

Community Court

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

# Crisis assistance prevented homelessness

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,

Children and youth (0-19 years),

Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Related program

Homeless Prevention Home Visits, COVID-19 Relief

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

Crisis assistance provided families with assistance to stay in housing in our Home Visits/Homelessness Prevention program, serving more than 2,600 Marin residents, one third of them children.

Number of emergency meals provided

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,

Homeless people,

Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Related program

Free Dining Room, Gateway to Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

Annually, the Free Dining Room serves approximately 200,000 hot, nutritious meals to children, adults, seniors, and veterans while offering them links to other essential services.

Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Homeless people,

Adults,

People with disabilities

Related program

HOT Team, Homeless Outreach

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

SVDP's Homeless Outreach (HOT) Team changed everything by inviting community partners into a collaborative solutions-oriented model for housing, together reduced Marin's chronic homelessness by 28%

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Based on our core belief in the dignity of all people, St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin provides compassionate, individualized assistance to help our most vulnerable neighbors obtain nutritious food, affordable housing, meaningful employment and a voice in our community.

Our program strategies include:

--Homeless Prevention through trained volunteer home visits.

--Housing Help Desk provides direct client aide for homeless people.

--Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) collaborative program to help chronically homeless individuals with multiple health problems.

--Free Dining Room serving nearly 200,000 meals, open every day.

--Jobs Stipend and Employment Training Program for homeless people.

--Community Court in partnership with Marin Superior Court and Legal Aid of Marin.

-- 3,000 generous donors
-- 2,800 dedicated volunteers
-- 19 staff members

These numbers/indicators are tracked:

# Crisis assistance preventing homelessness

# Permanent housing secured

# Rotating Emergency Shelter Team (REST) participants

# Free Dining Room hot meals for children, adults, seniors, and veterans

# Jobs Stipends and Training for homeless people

# Community Court participants

# Supported housing secured for chronically homeless individuals with multiple health problems through our new Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) collaborative

Achievements include: --SVDP successfully led a complex systems change from multiple service agencies operating in silos. multi-mission, "first come, first served" haphazard service system to a coordinated, collaborative approach built on Housing First principles and prioritizing the most vulnerable people for personalized housing plans. --Achieved 28% reduction in chronically homeless individuals reported in the 2019 Point in Time Count for the county since the 2016 launch of our Homeless Outreach (HOT) Team. --People housed through HOT Collaborative had a 90% success rate for housing, compared with 85% for Housing First nationwide. --Crisis assistance prevented 1,600 families from losing their housing --Permanent housing secured for 117 people living on the streets --Free Dining Room upgraded to heart-healthy, vegan salad bar and served 200,000 hot meals to children, adults, seniors, and veterans --Jobs Stipend and Training provided for 25 people --Community Court secured justice for 350 people living in poverty --Bridge to Housing provided interim housing for 21 of the hardest-to-serve people to stabilize and get ready for permanent housing. --Permanent Supportive Housing for 32 formerly chronically homeless individuals with co-occurring disabilities

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St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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?

No

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/08/2020

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:

No data

Race & Ethnicity

No data

Gender Identity

No data

Sexual Orientation

No data

Disability

No data