MISSION IN CITRUS INC

If we do not help them..Who will ?

Crystal River, FL   |  http://www.missionincitrus.com/

Mission

Our Mission is to help all in need to the best of our ability. We follow the parable of the Good Samaritan, as there are no requirements for our services. We constantly reinvent the wheel, and adapt quickly to make it work in any situation. The faces of homelessness can change as well as each individual's circumstances. Our founder became homeless himself, and found that traditional shelters were not working, and did not address the needs of the homeless, especially Veterans. This itself was discouraging. The Founder feels that no one should lose those rights by becoming homeless. Many fought and also died for freedom in America.Many of the homeless Veterans have given up trusting our society, and have little access to shelter and services in rural settings.

Notes from the nonprofit

We continue to grow and learn while being a very responsible and transparent charity..

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director and Founder

Pastor James Sleighter

Main address

2488 North Pennsylvania Ave

Crystal River, FL 34428 USA

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EIN

26-3423299

NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

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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?

Operation Mercy Call

Thanks to the Winn Dixie Foundation, and Walmart, thousands have been helped..Food, shelter, tents,battery operated lanterns, sleeping bags, medical kits and much more have been handed out..Our help line has worked very well, and we are expanding those services. We focused on Veterans, and in 2020 we had a 96% success rate and there are few left out of hundreds.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Homeless people
Victims and oppressed people
Retired people
Low-income people

The Mission In Citrus has developed a comprehensive, no nonsense recovery program that offers a positive Christian atmosphere which is conducive to recovery of individuals with individual, group counseling, in-house meetings, interfaith meditation, education sessions, and a growth schedule based upon all aspects of recovery. Our treatment team is dedicated to providing the best possible recovery care for each individual during the their "homeless stay” here at the Mission In Citrus, while each individual searches for work and works on recovery as they strive towards their own individual life and a place of their own.

To summarize our Program Offerings:




Psychiatric evaluation and follow-up

Individual and group counseling

Education and study sessions on recovery, substance abuse and relapse prevention

Introduction to self-help groups, including mandatory attendance at daily multi-purpose meetings, interfaith meditation, book studies, and in-house meetings

Continuing care

Family program

Referrals to specialized counseling for PTSD, eating disorders, sexual abuse, anger management

Peer problem solving and discussion

Assistance in developing skills for independent living

Assistance in developing skills for implementing life changes, managing personal growth, and reducing/managing stress

Assistance in learning to develop healthy relationships

Progressive personal and group responsibilities

Superior living accommodations

Food for daily meals

Laundry facilities

Homeless interim residence

Planned Social and Recreational Activities

House and Personal Anonymity

Numerous Local Support Meetings

Interfaith Meditation and Prayer Services

Transportation

The Mission In Citrus shelter facilities and comprehensive programs is the right choice for anyone wanting to start a new life, a choice that offers hope, self-worth, dignity, and a future for you and your family. By applying what you learn and experience here at the Mission In Citrus, you can build a strong foundation that will help you continue the lifelong process of recovery and experience new found friendship at our family-style setting.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Homeless people

The Unit is a mobile food pantry and a counseling center all in one self-contained vehicle. The vehicle has generators, water tanks, and propane tanks enables it to be set up and operated at any location. The counseling center will have satellite phones, TV, computers, and more to provide much needed services as soon as we get more funding.. Our research has shown the need for this vehicle… Mobile service is the only cost effective and realistic answer. The rural Veteran's homeless population is not being effectively helped by any current method in use. Missionaries use good old common sense… If they will not, or cannot come to you, go out and reach out to them…Food, medical supplies, tents, sleeping bags, and much more are handed out to the rural population , as the shelters can only handle 60% of the volume of homeless.In 2020 we ended up with a 96% success rate over 5 years.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Homeless people

The program was designed to help many of our nation's honored Veterans. Through churches, local businesses, and individuals, we have been able to give them trailers, cars, and remodel their rooms at the Veteran's shelter.All at no cost.The program has been instrumental in helping many Veterans that would have otherwise continued to struggle.There are few homeless veterans remaining. All our veteran programs were a great success.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Service to Mankind Award 2010

Citrus County Sertoma Club

Top Small Charity of the Year 2012

Great Non Profits

Top Small Charity of the Year 2013

Great Non Profits

Top Small Charity of the Year 2014

Great Non Profits

Finalist 2012

Stay Classy

Top Charity 2015

Great Nonprofit

Top Charity 2016

Great Nonprofits

Top Charity District 7 2015

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Eligible 2016

Classy Awards

GuideStar 2018

Accredited Charity

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce 2016

Feeding America 2016

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 clients still working after 12 months

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

Adults, Homeless people, Veterans

Related Program

Mission Rehabilitation Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Mission strongly believes that getting a job and stable income, is essential to help our homeless Veterans, homeless adults and children, into housing. We have former residents working for 8 years

Number of people using homeless shelters per week

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

Homeless people, Veterans

Related Program

Operation Mercy Call

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are housing our homeless much faster due to many new HUD programs.

Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

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

Homeless people, Veterans

Related Program

Mission Rehabilitation Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of accolades/recognition received from third-party organizations

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

Homeless people, Veterans

Related Program

Angels on Wheels

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of homebuyers/tenants with low incomes receiving housing subsidies as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Homeless people, Veterans

Related Program

Mission Rehabilitation Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of job interviews per client

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

Homeless people, Veterans

Related Program

Adopt Our Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

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.





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Share our system with others as we have saved taxpayers over $ 9 million dollars.
At minimum , increase our help and services to the homeless by % 100 more than last year
Start and maintain a shelter for families, so that they can stay together.Working on a motel now.
Enlarging Operation Mercy Call thanks to a grant from Winn Dixie to help all veterans

To apply for more grants to achieve goals.
To get our Mission objectives and program out to many that can help us
To write more press releases so that people can see how highly successful we are
To get into the woods more to help our Veterans. Many who do not even know they are entitled to benefits.
To open a new outpost shelter that all in the woods can get showers, food, medical help and more.
To purchase another RV to have a rolling help center for veterans.

We have fought many fights over our 15 year history and have proven results that shows our capability to do anything we set out to do. We have helped thousands on 15 % of most shelter's budgets. With increased funding, we will be able to double or triple our capability to help others with food, shelter, social services, woods and swamp out reach and more
We have a dedicated volunteer homeless staff and from churches who will make it happen.
A new jeep to get further into the woods and swamps has now arrived.

We have went from 65 tents to four shelters. We had to close one due to the economy
We have proven that the homeless can help each other while using less money on paid staff
We Have housed almost 90% of the homeless veterans.
We now have our jeep to get into the deep woods to help more veterans
We received a grant for $ 50,000 from Winn Dixie
Supplies and help from Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond , Home Depot , Lowes, and more
We received grants from Walmart totaling $ 60,000

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Homeless people with a focus on veterans

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Due to Diabetics we are allowing residents to snack or eat outside normal hours.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Made them happier

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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MISSION IN CITRUS INC

Board of directors
as of 9/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Pastor James M Sleighter

Mission in Citrus Inc

Term: 2021 - 2022


Board co-chair

John Romanowski

Mission in Citrus Inc

Term: 2021 - 2022

Larry Gamble

Walmart

Madison Gamble

YMCA

Marilyn Shoefer

Retired Navy

Laurie Termini

Florida Power

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? 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 06/21/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data