Housing, Shelter

MISSION IN CITRUS INC

If we do not help them..Who will ?

Crystal River, FL

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

2009

Executive Director and Founder

Pastor James Sleighter

Main Address

2488 North Pennsylvania Ave

Crystal River, FL 34428 USA

Keywords

homeless,homeless veterans,rural homelessness,homeless children, homeless women

EIN

26-3423299

 Number

8349571303

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

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Our programs

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Operation Mercy Call

Mission Rehabilitation Program

Angels on Wheels

Adopt Our Veterans

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Our Results

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Number of clients still working after 12 months

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adults,

Homeless people,

Veterans

Related program

Mission Rehabilitation Program

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Homeless people,

Veterans

Related program

Adopt Our Veterans

Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Homeless people,

Veterans

Related program

Mission Rehabilitation Program

Number of accolades/recognition received from third-party organizations

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Homeless people,

Veterans

Related program

Angels on Wheels

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Homeless people,

Veterans

Related program

Mission Rehabilitation Program

Average number of job interviews per client

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Homeless people,

Veterans

Related program

Adopt Our Veterans

Charting Impact

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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 and haven't they accomplished so far?

We have just received another grant from the HUD ESG program and plan to start our new programs.


To remodel the Veteran's shelter to make it more comfortable
Hiring of three case workers to help the Veterans and other homeless get back on their feet
Hire a grant writer
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 five 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.

Progress will be monitored through the homeless HMIS database and through direct contact with residents during their stay and when they leave. We keep in contact with over 1000 former residents yearly.
Proper homeless counts including those in the woods
Displaying our videos on our YOUTUBE channel. Actions speak louder than words. We like to show our videos and progress.
Pictures to show what we do each day. We have already handed out over $ 23,000 worth of tents,food,sleeping bags,and medical supplies this year.

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 are still working to improve our Veteran's shelter, hydroponic system, and other programs
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 totalling $ 60,000

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MISSION IN CITRUS INC

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Board Leadership Practices

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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?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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