SVdP Sacramento Diocesan Council
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Organization Details

Programs

Description
The Exodus Project is a mentoring re-entry program for those being released from the Sacramento County Jail. More than 2 dozen mentors have been trained to work with returning citizens upon release assisting them with housing, jobs, and many other areas of their lives that will prevent recidivism.
Budget
$108,000
Program Successes
The program launched in February 2019. Recruiting and training mentors was the first step along with meeting with those in the jail who applied to the program. By September 2019 more than half a dozen mentors and participants are meeting on a regular basis. Mentors are assisting these returning citizens to get permanent housing, employment, reuniting with their families and setting up a support system within their communities.
Description
The Society St. Vincent de Paul's Disaster Services Corporation (DSC) responds to disasters such as floods, wildfires, tornadoes and other events throughout the United States and locally in northern California. The DSC trains Regional Response Teams as well as individual Vincentians to compassionately serve victims of disasters. Your contribution will help to change lives, rebuild homes, provide shelter and emergency daily-living supplies and most importantly, restore hope to those in need!
Budget
$25,000
Program Successes
The Sacramento Disaster Relief team has provided support in the Berryessa, Butte, and Trinity Fires in 2014 - 2016. It also assisted during the Oroville Dam Spillover earlier in 2017 by linking with local conferences to provide temporary shelter and supplies from those who were unable to stay in the homes. Our current Disaster Case Management Program in Chico/Paradise is responding to the needs of the survivors of the 2018 Camp Fire.
Description
The Home Visit is the cornerstone of our organization. This personal contact with the poor, suffering, lonely and neglected in their homes is the distinctive character of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Our home visits promote friendship with those we serve and enable our teams of volunteers to more fully understand the suffering of those we visit and to best assess their needs. We provide assistance to all persons requesting aid and no person is refused assistance based on ethnicity, cultural. origin, or religious affiliation. The aid we provide most often consists of direct financial assistance for rent, utilities, transportation, clothing, food, mattresses, frames and furniture as well as consultation, referral and intervention services. The Society conducts its work while maintaining confidentiality and dignity of those served.
Budget
$100,000
Program Successes
People Served 232,103
Expenditure in Service for the Poor $1,953,468
Estimated Value:Service Hours $4,281,860
In Kind Value:Professional Services $257,941
In Kind Value:Food, Clothing & Furniture $4,240,954

Description
Our Thrift Store has many and varied items including high quality furniture, clothing, household goods, books, pictures and antiques. We accept donations of gently used goods which we provide to those in need through our Home Visitation and Ozanam Resouce Centers programs. We also sell donated items and use those funds to help the poor through other programs, such as our Mattress program. Also, the Thrift Store operates as an employment and job skills training opportunity in our community and provides an opportunity for community service. Our Thrift Store, located at 2775 Watt Avenue, Sacramento CA, has been a stable anchor in that community for over 9 years.
Budget
$700,000
Program Successes
The SVdP Thrift Store is often seen as the symbol of our network of charitable operations. The Thrift Store supports our Home Visitation programs, offers quality goods at affordable prices, provides employment and service opportunities, houses our Resource Center, and, through its earnings, supports the Sacramento Council's programs.
Description
The SVdP Sacramento Council, through its Thrift Store, has operated a furniture and housewares distribution program for many years. In 2016, the Council formally recognized this function as the "De Marillac Moves Program," named after one of our Vincentian models of charity, St. Louise De Marillac. The "De Marillac Moves Program" provides furniture, clothing, bedding, pots and pans and other housewares to those in immediate need: For example, those living in transition housing, those recently homeless, and refugees.
Budget
$46,000
Program Successes
This program serves families in immediate need to get essential furniture and housewares, at low or no cost. This program supports and supplements our Home Visitation program. Families and individuals in need are helped every week.