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Alliance for Neighbors, Inc.

  • ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL
  • WWW.HELPFORPEOPLEINAMERICA.ORG

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This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission Statement

The FORMAL mission of Alliance For Neighbors is:   to the PHYSICALLY DISABLED OF HOMELESS FAMILIES, HOMELESS ABUSED CHILDREN -EACH WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITY, SPINAL INJURY AND/OR SPECIAL NEEDand BATTERED/ABUSED WOMEN WITH CHILDREN.

Main Programs

  1. PURCHASE 300 SPECIAL SUPPORT HARNESSES
  2. SPECIAL FAMILY EVENTS DAY
  3. College Courses For Foster Care Program Victims
  4. College Courses For Domestic Assault Victims
  5. HOUSING FIRST

service areas

National

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ruling year

2008

chief executive for fy 1972

DR. PHILLIP CANO MD

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co-chief executive for fy 2008

DR. PHILLIP CANO MD

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Keywords

HOMELESS, FAMILIES, CHILDREN, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, WOMEN

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EIN

26-3047816

Physical Address

737 TEAL LANE

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL 32701

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

:
1.    (the “New Poor”)
2.    This number during 2010! 
3.    : seemingly, society in general has failed to consider the Foster Child that has just turned 18 years of age.

Programs

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

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Program 1

PURCHASE 300 SPECIAL SUPPORT HARNESSES

The Mission of Alliance For Neighbors, Inc. is to provide assistance and the to the PHYSICALLY DISABLED OF HOMELESS FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN, HOMELESS/ABUSED CHILDREN WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES, SPINAL INJURY AND/OR SPECIAL NEEDS and BATTERED/ABUSED SINGLE PARENTS WITH CHILDREN.
ANNUAL SUMMER DAY CAMP FOR FORMERLY HOMELESS/ABUSED CHILDREN...AND THE SPECIAL FAMILY ACTIVITIES EVENT DAY…EACH AN IMPOVERISHED CHILD …


Being Homeless has a lasting impact on CHILDREN. Various studies reveal that there is a 1 ½ to two year decline in academic performance. There are significant developmental delays. There are significant psychological and physical health problems because, obviously, medical care is not readily available on the street. In addition, the CHILDREN’S environment is continually disrupted. The CHILDREN’S concern is safety from predators……even when they are together with their FAMILY living on the street…and hunger.Alliance For Neighbors provides opportunities for these children with physical disabilities and/or special needs to stabilize and develop a solid foundation so that these formerly abused homeless will, indeed, become very productive members of society. In addition to a very Special Family Activities Event Day ,
 Dedicated to providing a fun, positive experience for our CHILDREN, we help them discover and enjoy new things within the scope of their abilities.
We provide opportunities that promote physical wellness and social interaction for our CHILDREN, while building new friendships with our caring Staff at the same time.  We also enhance the quality of life for our CHILDREN by enabling them to experience outdoor activities, and by providing a safe haven for them to explore the wonders of nature.
…ALLIANCE FOR NEIGHBORS HAS VERY RECENTLY EXPERIENCED DELIGHT WITH THIS INNOVATIVE PROGRAM THIS PAST SUMMER.

Category

Community Development

Budget

$5,000.00

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Homeless

Program 2

SPECIAL FAMILY EVENTS DAY

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It must be noted that presently, the number of DOMESTIC VICTIMS is than the number of HOMELESS FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN who are presently living on the street due to numerous factors experienced during this present economic crisis.
 
Society, in general, seems to have more programs to assist the Victims of Domestic Violence but few programs, if any, to streghthen and bind the Family Unit that will Domestic Assault.
 
The only requirement of this Private Donor is that each Community (County) served provides a donation from a charitable Organization (Foundation) located within that specific County where the Summer Camp is to be held, to purchase the Special Support Harnesses for each child. Alliance For Neighbors has a special negotiated cost of $5000 for 300 harnesses to be used at each cam2010, and, hopefully, again, in 2011, Alliance For Neighbors will offer a Summer Camp to underprivileged and formerly abused/homeless Children. As in the past two years, each impoverished child is suffering from a physical disability, spinal injury and/or “special need”. This year, several of these wonderful Kids are blind. All children must wear a special supportive harness (not restrictive) that facilitates their participation in all activities and for safety.

Category

Community Development

Budget

$5,000.00

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Homeless

Program 3

College Courses For Foster Care Program Victims

The Mission of Alliance For Neighbors, Inc., is to provide assistance and the to the PHYSICALLY DISABLED OF HOMELESS FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN, HOMELESS/ABUSED CHILDREN WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES, SPINAL INJURY AND/OR SPECIAL NEEDS and BATTERED/ABUSED SINGLE PARENTS WITH CHILDREN.
         2ND ANNUAL ENDEAVOR TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL COLLEGE COURSES FOR PHYSICALLY DISABLED YOUNG ADULTS-FORMER FOSTER CHILDREN-EVICTED FROM FOSTER PROGRAM AND LIVING ON THE STREETS … EACH AN IMPOVERISHED YOUNG ADULT VICTIM OF THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM RESIDING IN PALM BEACH COUNTY ………$5,000.00 FOR VERY DESERVING DISABLED STUDENTS @$100 FINAL COST…”DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR” GRANT PLEDGED…(Thus, for every gift in the amount of $100 received, two deserving young adults can attend college courses to get a job.)
 ASSISTING THE … 

…ALLIANCE FOR NEIGHBORS HAS VERY RECENTLY EXPERIENCED DELIGHT LAST YEAR WITH THIS EXACT SAME DIRECT EFFORT… IN LAST YEARS’ PROGRAM COMPLETED THEIR FIRST YEAR OF STUDY WITH HONORS!
 

UTILIZED ASSISTING THE … & HAVE SUFFERED CRISIS IN THEIR LIVES AND ALMOST OVERNIGHT FOUND THEMSELVES IN THE STREET, HELPLESS AND UNABLE TO REGAIN THEIR PLACE IN SOCIETY.Resulting from negotiating efforts by Alliance For Neighbors, DeVry University will provide numerous worthwhile vocational and bachelor degree study programs. DeVry University will accept as tuition and fees for each academic year, as payment in full, only whatever is available from the individual student’s Pell Grant. DeVry University will accept a one-time only $100 per student…

Category

Employment

Budget

$5,000.00

Population Served

Homeless

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program 4

College Courses For Domestic Assault Victims

EITHER THE SINGLE PARENT AND/OR THE CHILD HAVE A PHYSICAL DISABILITY AS A RESULT OF VICIOUS DOMESTIC ASSAULT.


The Mission of Alliance For Neighbors, Inc., is to provide assistance and the to the PHYSICALLY DISABLED OF HOMELESS FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN, HOMELESS/ABUSED CHILDREN WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES, SPINAL INJURY AND/OR SPECIAL NEEDS and BATTERED/ABUSED SINGLE PARENTS WITH CHILDREN.

      2ND ANNUAL ENDEAVOR TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL COLLEGE COURSES FOR SINGLE PARENT STUDENTS… -EACH AN IMPOVERISHED WORTHY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE, RESIDENT OF PALM BEACH COUNTY ……… VERY DESERVING SINGLE PARENT STUDENTS @$100 FINAL COST…”DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR” GRANT PLEDGED…(Thus, for every gift in the amount of $100 received, a deserving single parent student can attend college courses to get a job.)
ASSISTING THE SINGLE PARENTS WITH KIDS , ALL VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, WHO ARE WORKING VERY HARD TO RESURRECT THEIR LIVES.



UTILIZED ASSISTING THE VICTIMIZED SINGLE PARENT STUDENTS … & HAVE SUFFERED CRISIS IN THEIR LIVES…ALMOST OVERNIGHT FOUND THEMSELVES, WITH THEIR CHILDREN, IN THE STREET, HELPLESS AND UNABLE TO REGAIN THEIR PLACE IN SOCIETY…

                   Resulting from negotiating efforts by Alliance For Neighbors, DeVry University will provide numerous worthwhile vocational and bachelor degree study programs. DeVry University will accept as tuition and fees for each academic year, as payment in full, only whatever is available from the individual student’s Pell Grant. DeVry University will accept a one-time only $100 per student…

Category

Community Development

Budget

$5,000.00

Population Served

Female Adults

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Homeless

Program 5

HOUSING FIRST

AN AGGRESSIVE, TARGETED “HOUSING FIRST” SOLUTION TO HOMELESSNESS.
1.    “Housing First” provides safety and security…as well as all the necessities of sustaining a ‘proper life”…a . The Alliance For Neighbors’ Sponsored Housing Unit truly provides the Opportunity For Self Help…which each eagerly seize. 
The Sponsored Home provides very many things including a “permanent” address for employment applications and resumes. With the assistance of the Senior Citizen Mentors, almost all get jobs within their  Community…”giving back” to their Community and strengthening their Community.
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1.    (the “New Poor”), each Family with a Physically Disabled Member or Child/Children…that have been abused and are with a physical disability, spinal injury and/or special need. 
2.    Homeless Children living on the streets:   Each suffer with a physical disability and/or special need. They are the first to be abused…most, viciously. After a very short time, the Child is just abandoned…usually, just left at a food pantry/kitchen because the Parent(s) simply can no longer protect and provide for the Youngster. Thus, they hope for the “Best”.
3.    : seemingly, society in general has failed to consider the Foster Child that has just turned 18 years of age. There are no statistics available for this growing segment of the Homeless population. However, it is our belief that there are more Former Foster Children, most with a physical disability, than Homeless Families that are presently living on the street…thus, . These young, very inexperienced individuals are no longer a “money maker” for the Foster Parents. Thus, the Former Foster Child is simply…truthfully…thrown out onto the street! Without care and guidance, this young man or woman turns to prostitution, crime and/or drugs! They will continue to be a terrible burden for our community. As adults, over the age of 18, Alliance For Neighbors reacts immediately upon meeting these specific young adults and provides assistance immediately!...removing this “burden” from Communities. As with our immediate aid to Homeless Families With Children, Alliance For Neighbors provides many necessary requirements including food, clothing and a safe secure living environment with safekeeping of a Senior Citizen Mentor Volunteer Family. If these young adults have not yet completed their High School education, they eagerly register and graduate…most with very respectable grades! Those that have graduated, with the assistance of Alliance For Neighbors find employment and then continue their education attending college courses at DeVry University so that they may find suitable employment that will enable them to sustain themselves…and not be a “burden” on the  Communities. 

1.    THE CURE TO THE BLIGHT OF HOMELESSNESS IS NOT ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF MONEY…IT IS ABOUT SPENDING MONEY IN THE RIGHT PLACE. (SPECIFICALLY, WE MUST STOP SHUFFLING INDIVIDUALS TO HOMELESS SHELTERS, TO JAILS AND TO HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOMS.) WE MUST FOCUS ON THE SOLUTION; NOT THE “BAND-AID”.
2.    JUST DO IT: ORGANIZE TEAMS THAT GO OUT EVERY MORNING AND “REGISTER” THE HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS…GET THEIR NAMES, PHOTOS AND MEDICAL HISTORIES   IMPORTANTLY, FORM RELATIONSHIPS AND EARN THEIR RESPECT AND THEIR TRUST….THAT WILL ALLOW FOR THE ALLIANCE FOR NEIGHBORS PROGRAM AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITY FOR SELF HELP SO THAT THEY MAY RESSURECT THEIR LIVES. (Homeless “Drop-in” Centers do not work…and in most communities, not permitted because of “fear” and prejudice of the local residents.)

Category

Housing

Budget

$5,000.00

Population Served

Homeless

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

service areas

National

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ALLIANCE FOR NEIGHBORS, INC.
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Alliance for Neighbors, Inc.

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

DR. PHILLIP CANO MD

co-chief executive

DR. PHILLIP CANO MD

BIO

OVER 38 YEARS

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"Please note: unlike very many other non-profit
organizations, Alliance For Neighbors produces great measurable results and is
never “one grant away from closing”. This is because all operating expenses are paid from personal funds of the Directors and no salaries/fees are ever paid to anyone associated with Alliance For
Neighbors. Alliance For Neighbors has been a DIRECT SERVICE organization for 37 years.

 
1.    THE CURE TO THE BLIGHT OF HOMELESSNESS IS NOT ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF MONEY…IT IS ABOUT SPENDING MONEY IN THE RIGHT PLACE. (FLORIDA COUNTIES, SPECIFICALLY, MUST STOP SHUFFLING INDIVIDUALS TO HOMELESS SHELTERS, TO JAILS AND TO HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOMS.) WE MUST FOCUS ON THE SOLUTION; NOT THE “BAND-AID”.
2.    JUST DO IT: ORGANIZE TEAMS THAT GO OUT EVERY MORNING AND “REGISTER” THE HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS…GET THEIR NAMES, PHOTOS AND MEDICAL HISTORIES   IMPORTANTLY, FORM RELATIONSHIPS AND EARN THEIR RESPECT AND THEIR TRUST….THAT WILL ALLOW FOR THE ALLIANCE FOR NEIGHBORS PROGRAM AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITY FOR SELF HELP SO THAT THEY MAY RESSURECT THEIR LIVES. (Homeless “Drop-in” Centers do not work…and in most communities, not permitted because of “fear” and prejudice of the local residents.)"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

MR. MICHAEL S. STEIN

COMMUNITY ADVOCATE

Term: Jan 2008 - Jan 2013

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