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St. Vincent dePaul Society – District of Attleboro (Fall River Central Council)

 1131 Oak Hill Avenue
 Attleboro, MA 02703
[P] (508) 222-8059
[F] (605) 743-8080
www.svdpattleboro.org
[email protected]
Irene M Frechette
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INCORPORATED: 1958
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 55-0812695

LAST UPDATED: 03/02/2016
Organization DBA Attleboro District of the St. Vincent dePaul Society
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

The Attleboro District of the St. Vincent dePaul Society is part of the International Catholic lay organization that offers person-to-person service to those living in poverty. Organized locally and working independantly from our national organization, our members embrace all works of charity and justice. The District collaborates with other people/agencies of good will in this area to relieve need and address its causes, making no distinction in those served.

Mission Statement

The Attleboro District of the St. Vincent dePaul Society is part of the International Catholic lay organization that offers person-to-person service to those living in poverty. Organized locally and working independantly from our national organization, our members embrace all works of charity and justice. The District collaborates with other people/agencies of good will in this area to relieve need and address its causes, making no distinction in those served.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2012 to Sept 30, 2013
Projected Income $0.00
Projected Expense $0.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Food, Utility & Rental Arrearage

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

The Attleboro District of the St. Vincent dePaul Society is part of the International Catholic lay organization that offers person-to-person service to those living in poverty. Organized locally and working independantly from our national organization, our members embrace all works of charity and justice. The District collaborates with other people/agencies of good will in this area to relieve need and address its causes, making no distinction in those served.

Background Statement

The Organization was founded in 1833 in Paris, France. The United States Office was established 10 years later in 1843, in St. Louis, MO.
The organization is based on Conference/District/Central Council model. 
The District of Attleboro was organized in 1950, and currently includes the cities/towns of Attleboro, North Attleboro, Norton, Mansfield, Seekonk and Rehoboth. Our mission statement is succinct in that we are a Catholic Lay Organization of women & men who made no distinction in those that they serve.

Impact Statement

The District was established in the the Greater Attleboro Area in 1950 and included 12 Church Conferences. Due to recent church closings, the Conferences now number only 9. Conference closings do not mean less people needing help - it actually means more people needing help and less money to help them with. We have only 1 goal - that is to serve those in need to the best of our ability.Our most common Conference level program is feeding the hungry, next is utilities (heat, elctricity) & rental arrearage - the majority of these last 2 programs is covered at the District level through grant writing and fund raising
Our goal is to leave no person hungry or cold, if we cannot supply them with the needed resources, then we go out of our way to find another agencies that can assist.
 
 

Needs Statement

Our most pressing need in 2013 is to find money to provide clients with rental assitance. In 2011 we received 510 calls for rental assistance, 2010 equaled 459, 2009 equaled 354, 2008 equaled 416
The average monthly rental amount is approximately $900. When we are able to assist with rent, a client can only be one month in arrears and must be self sufficient (able to pay next months rent). If they are not, then we do our best to counsel them on alernatives to their situations. Our next most pressing need is to provide heat and electricity. The Federal Government has not been able to provide enough money through the LIHEAP Program to be able to keep families in the North East warm. On average, it takes about $2600 to heat a moderate home per year, LIHEAP has been able to contribute approx $1200 per year over the last couple of years. That leaves families needing to find an additional $1400 to stay warm. The District raises money and applies for grants to purchase oil, gas, electric, kerosene & propane to help these families. We limit the assistance to once in a twelve month period.

CEO Statement

For many years the St. Vincent dePaul Society was known as the "Secret Society". We did not publish our accomplishments. We just went quietly about helping those in need.
Times have changed - we want people to know who we are and what we do. We want to give people hope and we want to give people the opportunity to help.
We are primarily an all volunteer organization with minimal  administrative cost. In the District of Attleboro, our offices are the homes of the elected officers within the District and Conference. The only monies spent are for necessities to carryout our mission. We pledge that the majority of funds donated go to direct service and in our grant applications we guarantee that 100% of donated fund go to direct client service.

Board Chair Statement

I have been a member of the Society for over 35 years. I grew up in a household with only one working parent, the other was disabled. I watched my mother have to go to agencies like the Society to ask for milk for her children. I pledged that I would do everything in my power to ease that burden for other parents and that is exactly what I and the other 250 volunteers in the area do on a daily basis. If we can give nothing else to someone seeking assistance, we can at least listen to their plight, help them keep their dignity and offer hope for things to be better.

Geographic Area Served

Southeast Massachusetts Region
SOUTHEAST REGION, MA

We cover the following areas Attleboro, North Attleboro, Norton, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Mansfield.
 

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
  2. Human Services - Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
  3. Human Services - Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Food, Utility & Rental Arrearage

Our local Conferences, offer grocery items to clients based on supply. Some offer it once a month, others offer it once a week. Food is donated by church goers and other organizations and supplemented with purchased items. The District raises funds through grant writing & fund raising to cover the larger needs of the community in the areas of utilities and rental arrearage. In 2011, the District was able to raise and distribute $84,220 in utility assistance. In 2011, the conferences that comprise the District distributed over $408k "in kind" food, clothes & furniture. In direct service, they distributed over $149,000 for purchase of food and some utility assistance.
Budget  $250,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Families General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success 
100% of client request for food will be met
100% of available funding for utility and rental assistance will be expended
 
We give away everything that we get
 
Program Long-Term Success  "The poor we shall always have with us" - Our organization is over 175 years old - there will always be people in need - however our goal is to assist people in becoming self-sufficient and moving away from the need for our assistance. Due to the nature of our giving, client records are kept on a local level and only the raw numbers are combined for annual reporting. We limit utility & rental assistance to once in a 12 month period, however, assistance with food is based on available supply. 
Program Success Monitored By 
Our ministry is not measured by tools used to track success. We leave no stone unturned to make sure that all requests for food are filled and that all sources for funding for utility & rental assistance are mined.  We work in concert with all local agencies to insure that "no stone is unturned" in finding assistance for those who come to "our door"
Examples of Program Success 
The only statistics available indicate that for the past three years, the District has been able to assist, through fund raising, at least 45 to 51% of the requests that it has received for rent, electric & heat.
In 2011 -the District received  1113 requests and 569 recieved assistance; in 2010 there were 972 requests and 443 received assistance; in 2009 there were 772 requests and 361 received assistance

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The Society actively seeks to work with all local Social & Faith Based Organizations in order to provide the maximum amount of services to people in need. In the Greater Attleboro Area, the District facilitates a "Self Sufficiency Coalition" - 25 to 30 local Social Service providers who come together once a month to discuss problems and share solutions. We also try to provide education on new programs by inviting guest speakers. Through the Coalition is becomes very apparent that none of us can carry the load "alone" - it is only through communication & networking with eachother that we can trully help those who come to us for assistance.
 

Management


CEO/Executive Director President Irene M Frechette
CEO Term Start Oct 2009
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
Thirty-five years as a member in the Society with increasing responsibilites. Ms. Frechette is a retired Computer Technology Analyst and Manager. She is also President of the Board of Directors for the Atttleboro Area Council of Churches.
Co-CEO District President Steven Meaney
Co-CEO Term Start Oct 2012
Co-CEO Email [email protected]
Co-CEO Experience
Over 5years in the Society in ever increasing levels of responsibility

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

We are an organization of non-professionals in the world of grant writing. We are all volunteers trying to help those who cannot help themselves and teach those who have the ability to learn. I am hopeful that the sincerity of my words on the Giving Common Profile will assist donors to look further into the work of the Society. This profile is meant to cover the Greater Attleboro Area, but the lessons learned by this exercise will be shared with other Districts and Councils in order to help them continue with their ministries.

Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 250
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 0
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration No

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A

Governance


Board Chair President Irene M Frechette
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired/Volunteer
Board Chair Term Oct 2009 - Sept 2015
Board Co-Chair District President Steven Meaney
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Community Affiliation
Board Co-Chair Term Oct 2012 - Sept 2015

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
District Treasurer Lucile Drane Retired/Community Volunteer Voting
District Secretary Mary Dwyer Community Volunteer Voting
Central Council President Irene M Frechette Retired/Communit Voluneet Voting
District Vice President John McAfee Retired/Community Volunteer Voting
District President Steven Meaney Community Volunteer Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 5
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 3
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy No
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The Society has a very simple structure
The only elected officials are the Presidents of the Conference; District; Central Council; Regional & National.
All other "officers" serve at the pleasure of the President
Terms are for 3 years with 1(3yr) extension
 
 
 

Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2012 to Sept 30, 2013
Projected Income $0.00
Projected Expense $0.00
Form 990s

2012 990

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Total Revenue $165,452 $103,665 $1,045,682
Total Expenses $165,504 $97,495 $957,463

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$136,595 $84,221 --
Government Contributions $3,350 $0 $637,234
    Federal $3,350 -- $49,340
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- $587,894
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $4,403 $10,000 --
Indirect Public Support $878 -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues $5,280 $7,185 $26,505
Special Events $14,946 -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- $381,943
Other -- $2,259 --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Program Expense $161,151 $93,468 $907,088
Administration Expense $805 $322 $21,132
Fundraising Expense $1,348 $1,290 $0
Payments to Affiliates $2,200 $2,415 $29,243
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.00 1.06 1.09
Program Expense/Total Expenses 97% 96% 95%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 1% 1% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Total Assets $11,356 $11,408 $88,189
Current Assets $11,356 $11,408 $88,189
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Total Net Assets $11,356 $11,408 $88,189

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities -- -- --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Each Conference within a District is responsible for raising the money to carryout its mission. The District assist through the process of grant writing. Being non-professional grant writers, it is my hope that donors will be tolerant of any lack within our writing skills and see through to the love & caring that we have for those living in poverty and want to help us in our mission.

Foundation Comments

The organization profiled is a part of a larger nonprofit.  As such the numbers in charts and graphs have been provided by the organization itself.  The numbers in audits and 990s are for the entire district, as opposed to this conference which serves just a part of the district.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

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