Charlotte County Homeless Coalition
PO Box 380157
Murdock FL 33938-0157
Mission
The mission of the Homeless Coalition is to alleviate and prevent hunger and homelessness.
 
The Homeless Coalition envisions a community free of hunger and  homelessness.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs Angela Hogan
Board Chair Teri Ashley
Board Chair Affiliation Director of Business Development - Riverside Behavioral Center
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
The Homeless Coalition
Supported Organization
Former Names
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1989
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years?
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Aug 2015
State Registration Yes Dec 2015
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $1,686,220.00
Projected Expenses $1,686,201.00
Other Documents
Impact Statement

Since the Safe House Emergency Shelter opened in 2008, we have provided shelter to more than 4,380 people, 877 have been children, under the age of 18. 78% of the individuals and families that have left the shelter have moved into permanent housing and returned to self-sufficiency. In a 7-state study conducted in 2012, the National Alliance to End Homelessness indicates that the average success rates for permanent housing placements from emergency shelters and transitional housing programs are 15% and 40% respectively.

The Homeless Coalition is pioneering changes to what the traditional use volunteers looks like by bringing highly skilled volunteers to provide not only SOAR Trained Case Management but expanding into specialized trainings both within our facility and throughout the community’s agency’s with extremely relevant trainings such as crisis de-escalation and Bridges Out of Poverty.

In 2014 the Lead Agency’s Advisory Board, the Gulf Coast Partnership, launched the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness in Charlotte County. The Homeless Coalition is also the Lead Agency for the Continuum of Care for homeless services in Charlotte County.

Needs Statement

1.  Highly Skilled Volunteers to Coordinate and Manage Projects and Committees.

2.  Community Support to Build Endowment and Create Revenue Generating Businesses.
 
3.  Capital & Equipment Replacement:
            - Institutional Flooring in Kitchen and Dining Room ($20,000)
            - Lobby Furniture ($2,400)
            - Used Box Truck ($15,000)
            - Replace Old Air Conditioning Unit ($12,000)
            - New Client Mail Boxes Area ($1,000)
 
4. Implementation Volunteers for the 10-Year Plan to Prevent & End Homelessness Strategic Initiatives.
 
5. Volunteer Tutors and Case Managers.
Background Statement

The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in June 1989. The Homeless Coalition has a dual role: as a direct service provider and as the Lead Agency for the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program.  

The Coalition’s direct services include: Safe House Emergency Shelter – Safe shelter for more than 55 individuals, children, and families every day; Food Pantry – the Food Pantry open on Fridays between 1:00 and 4:00 to distribute a three-day supply of food to needy individuals and families; Hot Meals Program - Open 365 nights per year serving more than 50 breakfasts 120 nutritional hot dinners each day; Homeless Prevention - Each month over 150 families are financially assisted to stop eviction; Case Management – Case Managers work to connect clients with other agencies that can help to relieve their burden; and Transitional Housing – the Coalition owns and rents (4) homes (4 bedrooms) to large low income families.

The Homeless Coalition continues to serve as the Central Intake Agency in Charlotte County for those in crisis, families who have found themselves at risk of becoming homeless, and the truly homeless.
 
It is undeniable that the Homeless Coalition looks much different today than it did in previous years. We are strong and passionately committed to serving anyone who comes to us in need. We have reaffirmed our dedication to treating every client with respect and dignity while always striving for client independence.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
FL- Charlotte
FL- Lee
FL- DeSoto
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Housing, Shelter
Secondary Org Type Human Services
Tertiary Org Type Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Keywords
Homeless Prevention, Hunger Relief, Rental Assistance, Food Pantry, Hot Meal Program, Homeless Shelter, Community Development
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

The mission of the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition is “to alleviate and prevent hunger and homelessness.” Those seven words certainly outline a monumental task. Because of this, we need both the physical and financial help of many as we methodically assist our community members with such great need.

As Board Chairman, I am committed to seeing that the positive forward momentum of this 25-year-old organization continues as the needs become greater each day. All of our directors, each from differing backgrounds, are equally committed and not hesitant to roll up their shirt sleeves to accomplish what is needed. However, one of the biggest challenges we still face is the misconception of homelessness, and what it ISN’T. For the purposes of our Homeless Coalition, homelessness isn’t about choosing to be or remain homeless. It IS about children, mothers, fathers, families and individuals who need our help as they face the most terrorizing times of their lives … the terror of having no more options.

My personal involvement with the Homeless Coalition happened in a round-a-bout way via general community involvement. This included serving as board president for the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce and later being asked to serve on the Homeless Coalition Foundation board a few years ago. Oh yes, that was no too long after I, too, was laid off from a banking job at the beginning of the economic recession as my third child finished college. While determined to be employed again within two weeks, those two weeks turned into almost six months. You know that financial nest egg that everyone is told they need to have “just in case?” Well, those of us fortunate enough to have savings and resources … and family able to assist in times of need … do manage. But it was very easy during that time to get a tiny glimpse of the terror that others face.

The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition has the ongoing seven word mission “to alleviate and prevent hunger and homelessness.” We have developed an aggressive strategic plan which outlines precise direction for the programs and services, governance, and administration. But there are seven more words that need equal billing: “Nothing can be accomplished without adequate funding.”

Thank you for your willingness to help the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition and our community members in need … those with no more options.

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

As we begin our 26th year in operation, we are grateful to you and this community for sustaining the worthwhile work that has helped so many children and families in need. We are enthusiastic and committed to serve those most in need for many years to come.

The community’s generous support allows us to:

   · Feed more hungry families
 
   · Tutor more children
 
   · Case manage those in need
 
   · Provide safe housing to families without a home
 
   · Keep women and children housed

In the last year, donors and volunteers have made it possible for more than 370 people to move on to permanent housing and 145 of them were children. Our homeless prevention program called ‘Bridges Out of Poverty” has given more families the opportunity to increase their education and be self-sufficient. The faces of those we serve have changed over the years. The locations where services have been given have changed, but the mission of the Homeless Coalition has remained constant…to alleviate and prevent hunger and homelessness.

As a frontline provider our community expects us to find real solutions to homelessness and work on the root cause not just the symptoms, and we do! Over the past three years, the Coalition has been completely dedicated to finding permanent solutions to some of our community’s biggest challenges. We have led the effort to create a Ten Year Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, actively participated in working with all of our County’s Food Pantries in the Food Connection to share information and standardize procedures, and we are committed to moving towards an intensive case management model focused on client accountability and self-sufficiency.

Self Sufficiency is a theme that the Homeless Coalition Board has taken to heart in the financial affairs of our organization as well. We have launched the 87 Club to pay off the long term debt of our mortgage and this strategic plan calls for even more far reaching solutions. We would love to tell you more and give you a tour of our facilities. Give us a call at (941) 627-4313, or just come visit!

Programs
Description The Bridges - Homeless Prevention Program consists of multiple services that assist families and individuals with financial resources. The program offers permanent and realistic solutions to a long term problem and our goal is to lift people out of poverty. Clients that are accepted into the Bridges out of Poverty Program can receive childcare, tuition assistance, rental subsidy, and intensive ongoing case management support throughout their entire stay in the program. The Bridges Program Case Management Support offers not only immediate relief but will work with the program participants on a more personalized level, with classes and group trainings, to re-direct learned behaviors and thought methodology which will be necessary for their long term successes. Once participants complete the Bridges Program they will be equipped with knowledge and tools that help them move out of poverty; to make responsible financial decisions that will help ensure they stay housed following services.
Budget $144,941
Category Housing, General/Other Housing Expense Assistance
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Adults Families
Short Term Success The Homeless Coalition's Homeless Prevention Caseworkers assist families with past due rent and utilities, which is paid directly to landlords and utility companies, in order to keep clients stably housed with their families intact.
Long Term Success

With the Bridges Program we are offering permanent and realistic solutions to a long term problem and our goal is to lift people out of poverty. Clients that are accepted into the Bridges Program will receive childcare, tuition assistance, rental subsidy, and intensive ongoing case management support throughout their entire stay in the program. The Bridges Program and Case Management Support offers not only immediate relief but will work with the program participants on a more personalized level, with classes and group trainings to re-direct learned behaviors and thought methodology which will be necessary for their long term successes. Once participants have completed the Bridges Program they will be equipped with knowledge and tools that help them move out of poverty.

 

Program Success Monitoring The  Homeless Coalition monitors outcome data on a monthly basis.  The Homeless Coalition is constantly examining all programs and their outcomes and adjust accordingly in order to best serve our clients.
Program Success Examples
Over the past year, the Bridges Case managers assisted over 370 families with past due rent and utilities, allowing these families to remain stably housed with their families intact.
Description
Safe House Emergency Homeless Shelter provides safe, supervised emergency shelter for up to 60-days. On any given day 18-25 children and their families call the Safe House home. The program philosophy is to quickly move newly homeless clients from Emergency Shelter back into Permanent Housing through intensive case management services and the number one service provided is stability.

The Shelter offers staff and volunteer assistance with applications for mainstream services such as Medicaid, Medicare, Disability, Veteran’s Benefits, TANF, Food Stamps, and Child Care Assistance. Volunteers also run groups and classes in Parenting, Budgeting, Interviewing, Resume Writing, Job Hunting, Basic Computer Skills, and Smoking Cessation. Tutors come to the Shelter five nights a week for two hours and assist children with their homework in a special children’s study area. A A and N A Groups meet on-site six days per week for residents and non-residents who are in need of support in recovery.

Budget $256,935
Category Housing, General/Other Emergency Shelter
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Homeless Families Adults
Short Term Success The Safe House Emergency Shelter provides immediate housing and safety for individuals and families that are experiencing homelessness for the first time or for individuals and families that have found themselves, due to economic or other reasons, in need again.  One of the most important goals of the shelter is to keep families intact.
Long Term Success The Safe House Emergency Shelter’s case managers work with the residents as they look for employment if they are not working, attain mainstream benefits if necessary, enroll in classes and refer the residents to other local agencies in order to obtain the necessary means to move back into a permanent and stable housing situation.
Program Success Monitoring The Homeless Coalition monitors outcome data monthly. The Homeless Coalition is constantly examining all programs and their outcomes and adjust accordingly in order to best serve our clients.
Program Success Examples Over the past year the Safe House Emergency Shelter has provided safe refuge to over 464 people including 169 children under the age of 18 and more than 76% of the people who left the Shelter over the past year have gone on to permanent housing and have not returned for additional services.
Description

Hunger Prevention Programs consist of a Food Pantry and Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Choice Pantry which is open on Mondays between 1 and 4:00 pm to distribute a three-day supply of food to needy families and a Hot Meals Program open 365 days per year serving a nutritious breakfast, dinner and snacks to more than 180 people every day. 

The Hunger Prevention Program serves the nutritional needs of families and individuals. The Hunger Prevention Program speaks to the nutritional needs of those who reside in places not meant for human habitation, i.e., the woods, in cars or on the streets and families and individuals who have to make a decision between money for food or bills and other expenses. 
 
In addition to providing food immediately through hot meals and food for later through the pantry, the Homeless Coalition utilizes these services as an opportunity to introduce isolated individuals to supportive people and other community resources. 
Budget $675,179
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families Adults Homeless
Short Term Success
The Hunger Prevention Program serves the nutritional needs of families and individuals. The Hunger Prevention Program speaks to the nutritional needs of those who reside in places not meant for human habitation, i.e., the woods, in cars or on the streets and families and individuals who have to make a decision between money for food or bills and other expenses. 
 
The Homeless Coalition’s Hunger Prevention Program offers not only  food to those in need but resources to individuals and families, helping to avoid a food crisis in the future. 
Long Term Success The Homeless Coalition’s Hunger Prevention Program offers food to those in need and resources to individuals and families, helping to avoid a food crisis in the future.
Program Success Monitoring The Homeless Coalition monitors outcome data monthly. The Homeless Coalition is constantly examining all programs and their outcomes and adjust accordingly in order to best serve our clients and our county's residents.
Program Success Examples

The Coalition’s Dining Room serves hot meals for breakfast and dinner seven days a week, 365 days a year. In 2013-2014 we served MORE THAN 68,700 meals! That is a truly amazing accomplishment and would have been impossible without the hundreds of dedicated volunteers and restaurants that give so generously.

More than 2,950 households utilized the Homeless Coalition’s Food Pantry in the last year. The most notable change is that more than a quarter of those households were senior citizens.

Comments
Program Comments by Organization
Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mrs Angela Hogan
CEO Term Start May 2009
CEO/Executive Director Email angela.hogan@cchomelesscoalition.org
Experience

The vast majority of Angela’s career has been spent working in not for profit and government organizations. She set out on this path when, at age 16, she started volunteering at a local halfway house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in her hometown. Over the past 25 years Angela has held professional positions as an Executive Director for a summer camp serving 200 low-income girls, a Case Manager for an in-patient Psychiatric Hospital, a Technical Writer for a nuclear power plant, a teacher in a juvenile detention facility, and Grants Writer/Outcomes Coordinator for a five county foster care - human services agency.

In 2006 Angela was accepted into the inaugural class of the North Port Leadership Institute (now called Gulf Coast Leadership). It was during this leadership training that she was introduced to Charlotte County by a Past-President of the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, Kevin Russell. After two years of talking with Kevin about the history and needs of the Coalition, Angela agreed to leave her job at a large Sarasota agency and dedicate herself to providing leadership at the Homeless Coalition. In 2007 Angela was one of the founding members of Vision North Port which lead into Imagine North Port and the creation of the Community Master Planning Initiative.

Angela was a member of the Charlotte County Leadership Charlotte Class of 2012, Past President of the Charlotte Harbor Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Board Member of the Florida Coalition of the Homeless, and State Representative to the Florida State Council on Homelessness. She is also a Board Member of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, The Gulf Coast Partnership and the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition Foundation.

Over her career thus far Angela has raised money and spearheaded multiple annual, endowment and capital campaigns for causes such as: literacy, runaway youth, mental illness, substance abuse, foster care, poverty, human & civil rights, homelessness, and too many more to list. Angela earned a B.A in Social-Psychology and an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Norwich Military Academy.

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Rebecca Foote Oct 2008 - May 2009
Connie Thrasher Nov 2006 - Oct 2008
Senior Staff
NameTitle
John Fanning Operations Director
Tina Figliuolo Director of Development & Community Relations
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 10
Part Time Staff 10
Staff Retention Rate % 84
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 620
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
The Homeless Coalition provides leadership and supports the collaboration of all agencies providing services to the homeless in our community. Our goal is to ensure that the needs of the homeless and at-risk are met and that agencies are supporting each other and not duplicating services.

The Homeless Coalition partners with several of the area service providers on programs and services offered to our many residents and clients. Several of our major partnerships include the Punta Gorda Housing Authority, Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, St. Vincent DePaul and the Virginia B. Andes Clinic.

As the Lead Agency for the Continuum of Care, designated by HUD and the Florida Office on Homelessness, our goal is to ensure that the needs of the homeless and at-risk are met and that area agencies are supporting each other and not duplicating services. It is among our responsibilities to apply for State and Federal funding to assist local agencies to serve those in need.

Each year the Homeless Coalition brings between $250,000 and $750,000 in vital operating support to homeless service providers in our community.

Affiliations
AffiliationYear
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Readers Choice Award - Best of CharlotteCharlotte Sun2012
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government Yes
Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2014
Management Succession Plan No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization
Management Comments by Foundation
Board Chair
Board Chair Teri Ashley
Company Affiliation Director of Business Development - Riverside Behavioral Center
Board Term Aug 2014 to July 2016
Board Chair Email teri.ashley@hma.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Joe Angelini IIIPunta Gorda Police Department
Teri Ashley Director of Business Development, Charlotte Regional Medical Center/Riverside
Philip Baker CFO, Fawcett Memorial Hospital
Amy Biener CenturyLink
Angela Hogan CEO, The Homeless Coalition
Ashley B. Houseman Coldwell Banker Sunstar-Morris Realty
Rick Ilmberger Owner, Suncoast Glass & Mirror
Polly Johnson Charlotte State Bank & Trust
Steve Lineberry Owner, Premier Photographic Events
Mark Martella Attorney, Martella Law
Julie Mathis ED, Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce
Jill McBee Lieutenant, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office
Jason Miller CFO, Bayfront Health, Punta Gorda
Greg Novack Retired, Restaurateur
W. Kevin Russell Attorney - W. Kevin Russell Law
Bob Segur School Board Member, Charlotte County Public Schools
Toni Simpson Vice President, R. Simpson Plastering & Stucco
Olga Triola Merck & Company, Inc.
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development?
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 78
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Standing Committees
Executive
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Board Governance
Finance
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization

As with most non-profits over the past few years, the greatest challenge we have faced is ensuring that we have enough operating dollars to support the services being provided.  At the same time as individual and corporate giving has gone down, the need for services has sky-rocketed.  Family homelessness has tripled in just the last three years!  The Homeless Coalition has learned to do more with less.  Going forward the Coalition is planning for additional cuts in funding from both the State and Federal Government and we are proactively pursuing income generating businesses that can ensure long-term program sustainability.

Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2014
Fiscal Year Ends 2015
Projected Revenue $1,686,220.00
Projected Expenses $1,686,201.00
Endowment Value $22,539.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Policy %
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign Yes
Campaign Purpose 87 Club - Each month, we pay nearly $6,500. What if we had that $6,500 to spend each month on keeping people in their homes? With that amount of money, we know we can keep at least four to six families from becoming homeless each month. www.87freed
Campaign Goal $887,400.00
Campaign Dates Sept 2014 to Dec 2014
Amount Raised To Date 89113 as of Apr 2015
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years?
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$448,523$400,326$290,710
Federal$305,559$257,826$0
State$0$0$0
Local$142,964$142,500$0
Unspecified$0$0$290,710
Individual Contributions$335,442$390,876$590,985
$0$0$0
$21,935$17,428($33,867)
Investment Income, Net of Losses$23$21$105
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$194,334$146,062$78,078
Revenue In-Kind$1,325,396$1,116,802$1,020,246
Other$1,151$100$750
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$945,551$957,021$1,021,393
Administration Expense$143,510$150,698$102,320
Fundraising Expense$57,082$48,716$28,379
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.870.830.80
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%83%89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue6%5%3%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$4,331,131$4,550,291$4,739,815
Current Assets$22,611$45,448$125,123
Long-Term Liabilities$1,128,815$1,152,559$1,232,330
Current Liabilities$77,253$127,934$46,065
Total Net Assets$3,125,063$3,269,798$3,461,420
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $335,442Contributions, gifts, grants $390,876Contributions, gifts, grants $590,985
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Federal/State $305,559Government Grants - Federal $257,826Government grants $290,710
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $194,334Fundraising $146,062Fundraising $78,078
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $50,001 - $75,000
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.290.362.72
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets26%25%26%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Financial Comments by Foundation Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions as they are not separated in the 990 or audit.  For year 2009, audit reports revenue of $1,705,161 and expense of $1,823,476.  For year 2010, audit reports revenue of $1,869,304 and expense of $2,097,354.
Nonprofit Charlotte County Homeless Coalition
Address PO Box 380157
Murdock, FL 339380157
Primary Phone 941 627-4313

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC. IS A REGISTERED 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE (1-800-HELP-FLA) OR FROM THE WEBSITE: WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF EACH CONTRIBUTION IS RECEIVED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY. REGISTRATION #SC-02471.