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Program areas at Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Council of Los Angeles
Thrift store and learning center donated articles are sold to the public or distributed, free of charge, to families and individuals who are in immediate need throughout Los Angeles and ventura counties. In the last year alone, $65,396.75 worth of clothing, $48,391.80 worth of furniture, appliances and beds were provided free of charge to neighbors in need. Additionally, the stores provide constructive labor for the poor, including competitive wages with benefits that extend to family members. Svdpla also operates a learning center where ged and esl classes are offered to employees free of charge and during paid time. Basic computer skills training is also offered to members of the community. The Society operates two thrift stores in southern California; one in Los Angeles and the other in long beach.
CIRCLE V RANCH CAMP FOR MORE THAN 70 YEARS, SVDPLA HAS OPERATED A RESIDENTIAL SUMMER CAMP FOR UNDERSERVED AND IMPOVERISHED CHILDREN AGES 7-13. LOCATED IN THE LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST NEAR LAKE CACHUMA, CIRCLE V RANCH CAMP HOSTS AN AVERAGE OF SEVEN ONE WEEK RESIDENT CAMPS (FIVE NIGHTS AND SIX DAYS) THAT PROVIDE INNOVATIVE AND ENRICHING OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES THROUGH A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS. CIRCLE V SERVES APPROXIMATELY 1,200 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA YOUTH EACH SUMMER. ABOUT 95% OF THESE CHILDREN RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT TO ATTEND CAMP. THREE NUTRITIOUS MEALS ARE SERVED DAILY. THE CAMP AIMS TO INCREASE SELF-ESTEEM, EXPAND KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING, ENCOURAGE RESPECT FOR OTHERS AND THE EARTH, BUILD MORALE AND CHARACTER, FOSTER SUPPORTIVE RELATIONSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIP AND EMPOWER LOW-INCOME YOUTH. DUE TO THE DEVASTATING WHITTIER FIRE IN JULY OF 2017 AND THE MUDSLIDES THAT FOLLOWED IN JANUARY OF 2018, CIRCLE V RANCH WAS ABLE TO OFFER 4 SESSIONS IN 2019, AS WE CONTINUE TO GET THE FACILITY READY FOR FULL SUMMER PROGRAM. TWO STRUCTURES STILL IN PROCESS OF BEING BUILT. FORM 990 PART III LINE 4D- Other Program Services VINCENTIAN SERVICES /CONFERENCES SVDPLA'S VINCENTIAN SERVICES PROGRAM PROVIDES IMMEDIATE, VITAL HELP TO THOSE MOST VULNERABLE IN OUR COMMUNITIES. THROUGH 136 CATHOLIC PARISH-BASED VOLUNTEER GROUPS CALLED CONFERENCES OF CHARITY, THE SOCIETY PROVIDES DIRECT, EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE AS WELL AS ONGOING CONNECTION WITH COMMUNITY RESOURCES TO INCREASE RESOURCEFULNESS AND SUSTAINABILITY OF THOSE THE SOCIETY SERVES. THE PROGRAM SERVES OVER 75,000 PEOPLE IN IMMEDIATE NEED A YEAR, PROVIDING FOOD, CLOTHING AND RENTAL AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE, PREVENTING FAMILIES FROM BECOMING HOMELESS, AND MAINTAINING HEAT, ELECTRICITY AND OTHER SERVICES. THE VINCENTIAN SERVICES PROGRAM PREVENTS HOMELESSNESS, GIVES OUR NEIGHBORS A HAND UP DURING THEIR MOMENT OF EXTREME DURESS, AND AIMS TO TEACH LIFE SKILLS TO THOSE MOST IN NEED. FORM 990 PART VI LINE 11- FORM 990 REVIEW The audit committee is empowered to act on behalf of the Board with respect to matters related to the Form 990. The Form 990 is reviewed in draft by the Director of Finance and Human Resources and circulated to the audit committee prior to filing. FORM 990 PART VI LINE 12 - CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY ALL MEMBERS OF THE BOARD ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN A WRITTEN CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT UPON ADMISSION. OFFICERS AND KEY EMPLOYEES ARE ADVISED OF THE ORGANIZATION'S POLICY DURING ORIENTATION AND THROUGH DISTRIBUTION OF WRITTEN MATERIALS. FORM 990 PART VI LINE 15 - PROCESS FOR DETERMINING COMPENSATION CORPORATE OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS OF THE ORGANIZATION ARE NOT COMPENSATED. FOR COMPENSATED PERSONS, INCLUDING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AND FINANCE DIRECTOR, NO FORMAL COMPENSATION STUDY IS MADE BUT COMPARABILITY DATA IS CONSIDERED AND USED. COMPENSATION OF KEY PERSONS IS REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. COMPENSATION OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IS REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. FORM 990 PART VI LINE 19- PUBLIC DISCLOSURE THE ORGANIZATION DOES NOT CURRENTLY MAKE ITS GOVERNING DOCUMENTS, CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY, OR FINANCIAL STATEMENT OPEN TO PUBLIC INSPECTION.
St. vincents cardinal manning center (cmc) - located in Los Angeles' skid row, the cmc provides year round bridge housing program to chronically homeless men. Cmc provides a safe and supportive environment for sixty. Additionally, each day over 110 individuals seek drop-in day services. Each individual admitted to the bridge housing program is assigned to a case manager that directly assesses their specific needs and develops an individualized case plan to address those needs, including permanent supportive housing. By providing case management services, we seek to meet not only the immediate housing needs of clients, but also to assist with long-term solutions to the often-accompanying issues of mental illness, substance abuse, and unemployment. 43 men entered permanent housing through our social services program. Additionally, the cmc has an active alumni program which meets monthly to share experiences and discuss issues such as maintaining permanent housing, budgeting, being a good neighbor, tenant rights, community resources and more. It is a peer support system to help clients enhance each other's personal, professional, and social development.