Saint Vincent De Paul Salvage Store of West Palm Beach Inc

Serving our friends in need person to person.

aka Society of St Vincent de Paul, Palm Beach District Council   |   Greenacres, FL   |  www.svdp-palmbeach.org

Mission

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering Members, who are known as members, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, members see the face of Christ.

Ruling year info

2000

President

Mr. Mark Stephens

Main address

Society of St Vincent de Paul, Palm Beach District Council 6801 Lake Worth Rd., Suite 216

Greenacres, FL 33467 USA

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EIN

59-1058446

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Roman Catholic (X22)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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We are currently putting emphasis on family homelessness. Specifically families with children living in cars and on the street. While we can't have a significant impact on the total homeless problem, we can make an impact in this particular critical area.

The ability of our local agencies is limited and when we refer these families out, they frequently come back because they are told no funds are available. While we normally provide a few days in a motel and food vouchers, we want to expend our service with a full time Homeless Councilor. With that assistance, we could take on the responsibility to provide entry into permanent housing.

Our programs

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

Food Box Program

This program sends our trucks to supermarket distribution centers to pick up surplus and damaged non perishable food.  The cases of food are transported to our distribution center in Riviera Beach, Florida where it is sorted and repackaged for distribution to our Conference clients and other charities.  We process approximately 9,600 cases of food per year.

Population(s) Served

Visits to those in need should be made in the client’s environment. This contact should always be made in a spirit of friendship, respect, cordiality, empathy.  Services are provided regardless of race, creed, color,  criminal justice status, disability, marital status, national origin, age or physical handicaour 423 members provided clients with over $2,000,000 in emergency assistance including payment of utility bills, food, medicine, medical aid, rent, mortgage assistance, and other varied types of assistance. Members made over 5,000 home visits as well as thousands of prison, hospital and eldercare visits in support of our clients. In doing these home and other person to person visits, our members also helped clients obtain jobs, provided travel aid and made several thousand referrals to other agencies.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Our mission objective is to aid those who are less fortunate. We are dedicated to creating tools and services to help the less fortunate get back on their feet and start more productive and more joyful lives.

Members of the Society of St.Vincent de Paul (or "Vincentians" ) are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. We are young and old. Our members come in every shade of skin color. Some of us are wealthy, some are financially poor, but all of us are blessed with an awareness that our blessings (time, talent or treasure) are to be shared with our brothers and sisters in need.

We are part of an international society of friends united by a spirit of poverty, humility, and sharing, which is nourished by mutually supportive gatherings, and adherence to a basic Rule.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. Some 12 million persons are helped annually by Vincentians in the United States.

The list of services of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the United States is endless. No work of charity is foreign to the Society. To quote our patron, St. Vincent de Paul: "Charity is infinitely inventive."

Food Programs

The Society provides a regular monthly distribution of over 800 cases of food. The food is picked up in Pompano Florida and transported to our Riviera Beach warehouse where it is sorted and repacked. It is then distributed in support of the local SVDP Conferences, churches, soup kitchens, and food pantries in Palm Beach County.

Home Visits

From the Society's beginning, the central and most basic activity of Conferences has been the visitation of the needy in their homes. This is the clearest symbol of our Vincentian charism, which dictates the highest respect for the dignity of the poor. It symbolizes our Vincentian commitment to reach out to the needy, rather than require them to report to an outside service site. In the home, needy persons feel most free to confide their stories of struggle. In that family setting, Vincentians are asked to listen, offer humble advice, and render assistance. Financial assistance can sometimes be provided for electric, water, rent medical and other necessities.

The Society in the Palm Beach District consists of over 182 regular members and 49 associate members who work in 16 Conferences serving the poor from Jupiter to Boca Raton and west to the Glades.

Total disbursements for direct assistance was over $696,816.00. These fund provided assistance in the form of food, clothing, furniture, as well as rent, electric, water, medical, dental and legal expenses.

Our volunteer members made over 2,577 home visits to those needing assistance as well as making over 2,900 other visits to hospitals, prisons, and eldercare facilities. In addition, members provided over 4,600 other contacts for job placement, referrals, travelers aid, and spiritual aid.

Members in Palm Beach County provided over 47,828 hours of service and traveled over 61,758 miles to service the needy.

All services are provided free of charge by non-paid volunteers. All funds are from donations from individuals, businesses, and private foundations. There is no government funding for these activities. All are helped without regard to religious affiliation.

DISBURSEMENTS
6. Those We Serve $436,662
7. Disaster Contributions $5,000
8A. Domestic Twinning $11,307
8B. International Twinning $0
Subtotal(A) (6 thru 8) $452,969

In Kind Goods and Services Provided
(Non-Cash Contributions)

# Of People Est. $ Value
I. Food 22,000 $125,000
II. Furniture 150 $30,000
III. Clothing 700 $17,500
IV. Other 300 $25,000
Subtotal 1 (I thru IV) 23,150 197,500

V. Legal 0 $0
VI. Medical 30 $450
VII. Dental 3 $320
VIII. Other 0 $0
Subtotal 2 (V thru VIII) 33 $770

Totals (Subtotal 1 + Subtotal 2) 23,183 198,270

Visits and Services to People Number # of People
A. Home Visits 2,500 6,800
B. Prison Visits 100 1,200
C. Hospital Visits 200 210
D. Eldercare Visits 250 250
E. Other Visits 500 1,000
F. Telephone-Only Contacts 2,200

Total People Helped (Column 2: A thru F 10,660

Services
G. Jobs Obtained 15
H. Referrals 2,000
I. Travel Aid 500
J. Spiritual Aid/Sacraments 300
K. Other 25
Subtotal (G thru K) 2,840

Total Hours of Service and Estimated Miles in Vincentian Services
Total Hours of Service: Members 50,000
Total Hours of Service: Non-Members 6,000
Estimated Miles in Vincentian Services 65,000

Financials

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Saint Vincent De Paul Salvage Store of West Palm Beach Inc

Board of directors
as of 06/06/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Mark Stephens

Richard Persek

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Tom Kevill

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Bob Trosclair

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Tony Girodo

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Shirley Herd

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Sam Smith

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Betty Schenk

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Doris Souza

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Mary Anderson

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Cookie Morrison

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Maxine Lee-Fatt

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William Howell

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Board leadership practices

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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
  • 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