The Center Of Hope Of South County Inc
110 E. Colonia Lane
Nokomis FL 34275
Mission
To provide and ensure a coordinated continuum of care  to the residents and families in South Sarasota County who are currently at risk.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Lynette Eileen McCleland
Board Chair Mary Elizabeth Petty
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2001
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes May 2018
State Registration No 0
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $212,938.00
Projected Expenses $222,000.00
IRS Letter of Determination
Tax ExemptView
Impact Statement
1. Partnered with the Goodwill to provide Veterans Services to our clients
2. Worked with The Sarasota County Sheriff and Renaissance Manor to provide housing for homeless clients, was successful in providing housing for twenty- four clients
3. Expanded food pantry
4. Partnered with Coastal Recovery to have on-sight case management
5. Provided weekly healthcare to clients who have limited incomes or no insurance  
 
Goals:
1. To help people transition from homelessness or near homelessness to stable housing.
2. To Continue to provide healthcare through The Senior Friendship Center
3. To continue working with other supportive agencies in our local community
Needs Statement
1. Finances for supportive services  $ 18,000.00 per month
2. 8 New Computers $6400
3. Funding for birth certificates and legal Id's $2000
4. Funding for food pantry $5000
5. Gas Vouchers $1500
Background Statement
We are a non profit 501 (c) (3) organization. We started as Fishers of Men Bible Church in 2001. We started feeding people and handing out clothing on Saturdays in 2003. We then partnered with All Faiths Food Bank and we began to hand out a bag of groceries with their hot meal. After seeing the demonstrated need in South County, we pioneered Social Services in 2007.  We have partnered with Senior Friendship since 2007 which provides a  weekly free clinic on the premises  of The Center of Hope of South County, Inc., and countless organizations which support our organization through donations and monetary means such as United Way, The Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness, local churches, private donors and many other organizations.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments
We serve south of Sarasota, Osprey, Nokomis, Englewood, Venice and North Port.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Religion- Related
Secondary Org Type Human Services
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
From the onset of our organization we have seen and faced many challenges that pertain to near homlessness and  homeless families and individuals. Homelessness results from a complex set of circumstances. There are many people who come to us for food, shelter and clothing. Our biggest challenge is our budget, which continues to change due to the need in our community.  Our goal is to try to purchase the building and in doing so we can provide more services to those who demonstrate a need in South County and hopefully make a positive impact in the lives of those we serve.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
The Center of Hope is passionate about the needs in South County. We have committed volunteers who volunteer at The Center of Hope. We provide many service to those who demonstrate a need in south Sarasota County. Our goal is to get these people off  the streets and  to transition them back into society.
Programs
Description
Feeding Program:  Food Pantry
Social Services , Rent, Utilities, Bus Passes, Utilities, Legal Id's, Birth Certificates, Clothing, Hygiene Items
 
Budget $75,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Homeless Families Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success
We have helped many people get jobs and get into permanent housing with the help of Season of Share and access to other agencies with funds for housing. 
We are open 47 Weeks,16 Hours a week, Total Hours open 752, 
7077 clients served in 2015
139,564  pounds of food distributed
 
 
Long Term Success
The feeding program has been very successful and has progressed from serving in a park to serving hot meals, giving bread, fresh produce and vegetables and free clothing. The Food Pantry has a Full Pantry which hands out food four days a week and it runs successfully with the help of other faith based communities, youth groups and private individuals and or groups.
Social Services has expanded and we have one office that is open four days a week. We work closely with other faith based operations, local food pantries, Community Dinners, Strike Team, The Suncoast Partnesrship to End Homelessness, United Way 211, Catholic Social Services, Jewish Family Services, The Salvation Army and North Port Social Services, Corporate Partners and local churches, private donors and Associations.
Program Success Monitoring
HMIS, case assessments, surveys, sign in sheets, food logs
Program Success Examples
The programs are doing very well.  We measure succes by testimonies and by weekly log in sheets and case manager notes. We have been highly successful with getting people out of the woods, cars and couch to couch scenarios by helping them become sustainable through employment and budget counseling.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization The feeding program runs successfully with the help of other faith based organizations, youth groups and private individuals or groups. It includes serving bagged lunches four days a week, and a full food pantry which hands out perishable and non perishable food, bread and fresh produce. Free clothing and hygiene items are also available.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Lynette Eileen McCleland
CEO Term Start Mar 2007
CEO/Executive Director Email thecenterofhope2@yahoo.com
Experience
Prior Experience: Management, Human Resources, pioneered social services in 2007. Master Degree in Business.
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Janice Rosseau Manger/Director
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 75
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
Goodwill and Coastal Recovery  meets with  our clients  to help with veteran and mental health assistance.  We are an active referral agency with knowledgeable case workers who work with clients to determine their needs and refer them to the appropriate resource.  In this manner, we work with Senior Friendship Center, School House Link, Harvest House, Jewish Family and Children Services, Laurel Civic Association, Catholic Charities, Career Source Suncoast, Community Pharmacy of Sarasota County, Red Cross Emergency Shelters, SPARRCC, Pregnancy Solutions, Coastal Behavior Health Care, Legal Aid of Manasota, Goodwill of Manasota, The Salvation Army, United Way, Community Dinners and local churches and agencies offering food banks, meals or other services.  Because we have the unique ability to spend considerable time needed to work with emergency assistance for housing and utilities, we in turn, are a referral agency for others who cannot staff for this type of assistance.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Business of The Year- Non-Profit/Not-for_ProfitChamber of Commerce2011
Comcast Cares2015
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government Yes
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years N/A
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Comments
Management Comments by Organization In 2017 are numbers have drastically increased, we are looking for new ways to better serve our clients. One of our biggest challenges is volunteers which are needed to run our daily operations. We are also looking for monies to help secure a full-time front desk person to oversee this area instead of utilizing volunteers this would help us to manage more effectively
Other Documents
Board Chair
Board Chair Mary Elizabeth Petty
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term Jan 2014 to Jan 2018
Board Chair Email mpetty@aaasouth.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
James Jay McCleland Pastor
Lynette Eileen McCleland Executive Director
Mary Elizabeth Petty Community Volunteer
Delores Tutcher Community Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 1
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 6
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 8
Board Meeting Attendance % 96
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $212,938.00
Projected Expenses $222,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations Yes
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$348,280$351,192$231,449
Administration Expense$48,980$63,794$40,874
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.991.291.38
Program Expense/Total Expenses88%85%85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$646,862$686,216$475,452
Current Assets$48,470$65,411$18,639
Long-Term Liabilities$365,435$401,096$311,600
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$281,427$285,120$163,852
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $393,567Contributions, gifts, grants $536,254Contributions, gifts, grants $371,410
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $0Investment Income $4,657
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets56%58%66%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization There will be an audit this fall for 2015. We are a recipient of United Way Funds to help with Social Services (Bus Passes, Etc)
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from Federal tax returns and audit document.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.  Federal 990 for 2011 reconciles with audited financial statement. 
Nonprofit The Center Of Hope Of South County Inc
Address 110 E. Colonia Lane
Nokomis, FL 34275
Phone 941 412-9044

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.