Housing, Shelter

Jefferson Center Foundation Inc

  • SARASOTA, FL
  • www.jeffersoncenter.net

Mission Statement

To improve the quality life of the Jefferson Center residents, the Jefferson Center Foundation's mission is to obtain the resources to provide residents with support programs, chore services and activities that enrich their lives.

Main Programs

  1. Quality of Life Programming
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

National

ruling year

1978

Principal Officer since 2004

Self-reported

Dawn S. Lucido

Keywords

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Affordable housing, federal program, senior housing

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Also Known As

Foundation for Jefferson Center, Inc.

EIN

59-1802270

 Number

6104833494

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public Housing (L21)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Our senior community is very proud to be an affordable rental option in Sarasota. Although, we are not subsidized by the federal government, we are a HUD 202 for the elderly. Jefferson Center has 220 residents who rent the 209 efficiency and one bedroom apartments. Our rents range from $442 to $609 per month and the rent includes 24 hour maintenance, utilities and basic cable TV. The Jefferson Center Foundation was established in 1978 to assist our residents. Our accomplishments this year include: * Bus transportation for our seniors to the market, pharmacy, shopping, and outings that include visits to museums and restaurants. We presently have a 20 passenger bus, but it is not wheelchair accessible. Residents who use wheelchairs, scooters or walkers do not have safe access to ride the bus. * Providing the funds necessary for one day of chore services of housekeeping or grocery shopping when our resident returns from a hospital stay. * Funding to provide for holiday events and celebrations which include Older Americans' Month of May and our resident holiday meal and entertainment. * New residents receive kitchen pot holders reminding them ""Never to walk away from the stove when cooking!"" as a fire safety measure.

Programs

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

Program 1

Quality of Life Programming

The Jefferson Center Foundation provides the extra activities that the Jefferson Center HUD budget cannot accommodate.In May during Older Americans Month, an activity is provided each week: Thank you to Volunteers and Staff, Mothers Day celebration and Memorial Day celebration.Holiday Events: Breakfast with Santa and pictures, Resident Holiday Party, Chanukah Celebration, Holiday Decorating Party, and Celebration of Life. Bus trips for grocery shopping, museum trips and theater/movies.

Category

Human Services, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Budget

$3,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

National

Funding Needs

Our most pressing needs: 1. Trading in our 20 passenger bus for a wheelchair accessible bus: $35,000 2. Quality of life activities, celebrations and housekeeping services after a hospital stay $4,000.

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Operations

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Jefferson Center Foundation Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dawn S. Lucido

BIO

A dependable, trustworthy, professional, with a proven 30 year track record of excellent property management skills. Highly skilled as a problem solver in conflict resolution, handling crisis situations, peer mediation and negotiation of contracts. Communicates effectively with management and board of trustees; excellent team builder and proven grant writer.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"For almost 50 years Jefferson Center has provided a comfortable, safe home to many residents who need affordable housing. Applicants must be 62 years or older, income verified to meet HUD established income limits and criminal background checks are done. Jefferson Center is open to all persons that meet these requirements regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status and disability in compliance with the Fair Housing Act. It is a privilege to be the Administrator of Jefferson Center. Our present concern, is providing the much needed transportation for residents who need the assistance of a wheelchair accessible bus. Dawn S. Lucido, Administrator "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Shan A Mohammed Dr.

Retired

Term: Jan 2015 - Dec 2015

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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