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 Company Affiliation Director of Business Development - Riverside Behavioral Center
History and Background
Organization DBA
DBA
The Homeless Coalition
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Awarded a competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years?
Incorporation Year 1989
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $1,686,220.00
Projected Expenses $1,686,201.00
Additional Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of Determination
State Info
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Aug 2014
State Registration Yes Dec 2011
Statements
Impact

Since the Safe House Emergency Shelter opened on December 19th, 2008, we have been able to provide 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 was responsible for bringing together all community stakeholders through a visioning process to create a 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness in Charlotte County.

 
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.
Background

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.
Needs

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.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

This is a special time for us at the Homeless Coalition as we celebrate 25 years of service. This year is about gratitude and thanking the community for all you have made possible. The faces of those we serve and 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.

 

Celebrating our 25th anniversary is certainly special, but for many of our neighbors, friends, co-workers, and families, in Charlotte County, just surviving is more difficult than ever before. Foreclosures continue, underemployment is high, and the costs of child care and transportation are staggering, many of our community’s children are forced into hunger and homelessness. Your generous donations have kept many from going hungry or living on the streets, we need you more than ever to prevent a hungry child or single mother from spending one more night in crisis.

 

How do we do this?

 

First, we work on the basics. Through our hot meals program, homeless outreach, emergency shelter, homeless prevention, and food pantry, we address people’s immediate needs for food, clothing, shelter, and access to medical care.

 

Once a person’s emergency needs have been addressed, we work on next steps. We place clients in transitional housing, permanent housing, and permanent supportive housing. We offer wrap around services such as budgeting, parenting, cooking, and GED preparation classes. We work with clients to ensure they have adequate medical care, child care, access to healthy food and transportation and offer long-term case management services so people are not left without caring support before they reach full self-sufficiency.

 

As a frontline provider you expect 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 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.

 
In 1989, Rev. Rod McClarnon, Ed Thompson, and Carole Jonas signed the incorporation papers that marked the beginning of the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. I doubt that our three brave founders 25 years ago dreamt that we would be able to serve the hundreds of people a day that we do today. We are continually impressed by how deeply you care. It doesn’t matter if you are a 2nd or 3rd generation local or if you are one of our fantastic retirees, it’s evident how much you love your community, and how invested you are to helping those in need.
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 Human Services
Secondary Org Type Human Services
Tertiary Org Type Housing, Shelter
Programs
Description Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program consists of multiple services that assist families and individuals with financial resources.  Initially the Rapid Re-Housing Program will stabilize families in crisis by providing emergency shelter and assistance. While housed at the shelter, potential Rapid Re-Housing Program clients will be working on a qualifying plan and identifying the short term solutions and outcomes in order to qualify for the program. Individuals or families will be selected for the 12 month Rapid Re-Housing Program if they have a case plan that requires additional time for school, training or other activates that will take substantially longer than the 60 day planned discharge date from the Emergency Shelter. This may include completing CNA classes, Dental Assistant programs, Hair Dressing Certification, LPN Certification, etc. Certifications will result in increased income at completion and the likelihood of financial stability.
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 Rapid Re-Housing 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 Rapid Re-Housing Program will receive childcare, tuition assistance, rental subsidy, and intensive ongoing case management support throughout their entire stay in the program. The Rapid Re-Housing 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 Rapid Re-Housing Program they will be equipped with knowledge and tools that help them move out of poverty.

How Program is Monitored 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.
Examples of Program Success
Over the past year, the Homeless Prevention 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, Interview Skills, Resume Writing, Job Hunting, Basic Computer Skills, and Smoking Cessation. Tutors come to the Shelter five nights a week for two hours and assist the children with their homework in a special children’s study area. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous Groups meet on-site six days per week for residents and non-residents who are in need of support in recovery. It has reduced demands on law enforcement agencies, hospitals, and social service agencies by providing a safe, supervised place for homeless persons to go.

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.
How Program is Monitored 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.
Examples of Program Success 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 96% 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.
How Program is Monitored 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.
Examples of Program Success

The Coalition’s Dining Room serves hot meals for breakfast and dinner seven days a week, 365 days a year. In 2012-2013 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.

CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs Angela Hogan
CEO Term Start May 2009
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 and current Board Member of the Charlotte Harbor Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Co-chair for the Florida Coalition of the Homeless State Representative to the Florida State Council on Homelessness and a Board Member of the Florida Coalition for 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.
Staff
Full Time Staff 10
Part Time Staff 10
Volunteers 620
Contractors 0
Staff Retention Rate % 84
Professional Development Yes
Management Reports to Board Yes
Organization Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2014
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Policies and Procedures Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan Under Development
Former CEOs
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
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
NonManagement 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.
 
In 2012-2013, the Coalition brought more than $348,000 in vital operating support to homeless service providers in our community.
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Readers Choice Award - Best of CharlotteCharlotte Sun2012
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Board Chair
Board Chair Teri Ashley
Company Affiliation Director of Business Development - Riverside Behavioral Center
Board Term Aug 2014 to July 2016
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
Amy Biener CenturyLink
Angela Hogan CCHC
Ashley B. Houseman Coldwell Banker Sunstar-Morris Realty
Polly Johnson Charlotte State Bank & Trust
Faiza Kedir Landsberg Bennett Private Wealth Management
Steve Lineberry Premier Photographic Events
Mark Martella Attorney
Julie Mathis Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce
Jill McBee Lieutenant, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office
Greg Novack Owner, Joe Cracker Sportsgrille & Tiki
W. Kevin Russell Attorney - W. Kevin Russell Law Firm
Bob Segur School Board Member, Charlotte County Public Schools
Toni Simpson Vice President, R. Simpson Plastering & Stucco
Olga Triola Merck & Company, Inc.
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Board Meeting Attendance % 78
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Standing Committees
Finance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Board Governance
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.

Financial Info
Fiscal Year 2013
Projected Revenue $1,686,220.00
Projected Expenses $1,686,201.00
Endowment Value $22,539.00
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financials
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 Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$400,326$290,710$579,587
Federal$257,826$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$142,500$0$0
Unspecified$0$290,710$579,587
Individual Contributions$390,876$590,985$260,602
$0$0$0
$17,428($33,867)$25,326
Investment Income, Net of Losses$21$105$1,456
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$146,062$78,078$0
Revenue In-Kind$1,116,802$1,020,246$960,325
Other$100$750$56,016
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$957,021$1,021,393$942,394
Administration Expense$150,698$102,320$182,934
Fundraising Expense$48,716$28,379$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.830.800.82
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%89%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%3%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$4,550,291$4,739,815$4,967,173
Current Assets$45,448$125,123$85,377
Long-Term Liabilities$1,152,559$1,232,330$1,247,190
Current Liabilities$127,934$46,065$33,232
Total Net Assets$3,269,798$3,461,420$3,686,751
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $390,876Contributions, gifts, grants $590,985Government grants $579,587
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Federal $257,826Government grants $290,710Contributions, gifts, grants $260,602
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $146,062Fundraising $78,078Net rental income $25,326
CEO Compensation
Co-CEO Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.362.722.57
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets25%26%25%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose 87 Club - The Homeless Coalition’s mortgage on our buildings is currently $864,220. Each month, we pay nearly $6,500 to the bank, including interest. But what if we could pay off our mortgage? 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. In just one year that could keep as many as 360 Charlotte County residents from ending up on the street. We can do it. All it will take is a commitment of 87 dollars a month for just one year, from 850 donors. That pays off the mortgage. The Homeless Coalition can then use that $6,500 a month to keep families in their homes. We need you to be part of the solution. Visit www.87freedomclub.com for more information.
Goal $887,400.00
Amount Raised To Date 64000 as of Jan 2014
Financials Comments
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
CEO/Executive Director Mrs Angela Hogan
Board Chair Teri Ashley
Board Chair Company Affiliation Director of Business Development - Riverside Behavioral Center
Year of Incorporation 1989

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.