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People Serving People, Inc.

People Serving People's mission is to serve homeless children and their families and provide new opportunities for a healthy, stable family life.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 7/26/2012
614 South 3rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-332-4500
Fax: 612-333-7608
EIN 41-1443148
Principal Staff Daniel Gumnit,
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 61.5
Number of Volunteers 1,500
Number of Clients Served 3,484
General Information
Board Chair
Number of Board Members 9
Board meetings with quorum 12
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 6.42
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Board
Accomplishments
An average of 347 guests called PSP home every day in 2011, compared to 318 in 2010. 188 more families stayed in our facility than in 2010, yet their average length of stay remained at 37 days. Innovations in PSP processes in the last year, maximizing the efficiency of our facility and positive impact possible for families during their brief stay with us include: • Increased training and evaluation of organizational effectiveness: PSP staff and a team from Wilder Research developed an assessment tool to gauge service usage and success for families at 28 days of residence. • Life Skills and Support Networks: In 2011 626 individuals received an Orientation to the Technology Center, up from 615 per year since 2008. 11,868 visits to the Center were recorded, a 21% increase from last year. 166 individuals attended Financial Fitness classes, building communications and money management skills. PSP also offered parenting support groups to help the caregivers in our families with the stresses of heading a family in unstable housing conditions, and groups for men, women, and youth. • Services for Children and Youth: 40% of the children and youth staying in shelters located in Minneapolis stay at PSP, and 99% of them maintained their attendance at their regular school during the 2010-11 academic year. 736 children received quality care and age appropriate school readiness curriculum in the Early Childhood Development Center, and 542 school aged youth took part in individual Tutoring. 1,219 guests participated in the Education and Activities programs.
Current Goals
PSP’s ultimate intention is to end each family’s homelessness with one visit to our shelter. We recognize the individuality of every family at PSP. Our programs provide the tools to build on their strengths, and address specific barriers to their common goals of stable housing and employment. The most common family goals are: To obtain housing To attain sources of income To pursue learning at all stages of life Our most exciting 2012 initiatives are significant additions to these services: • Digital Media Literacy: This initiative, aimed at the youth at PSP, will encourage innovative thinking, problem solving, as well as “soft” skills, such as team building and collaboration in order to improve their chances in school and life. • Parent Engagement: Through group meetings and one-on-one counseling, caregivers at PSP will have an array of resources available to them, helping to improve the educational, social and emotional outcomes for the children, and offering support to the parents after they leave PSP. • Green Initiative: In recognition of the high volume of people we serve, PSP instituted a Green Initiative that will continue into 2012: Food waste is now being used as feed for a local pig farmer (250,848 meals were served in 2011); all plates and serving utensils are now reusable; recycling receptacles have been installed in common areas and living spaces; insulated curtains have been installed. The conservation education for families and staff around these improvements benefits PSP and the community as a whole.
Community or Constituency Served
Homeless children and their families
Geographic Area Served
Hennepin County
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $6,646,656 89.9%
Management: $392,779 5.3%
Fundraising: $354,853 4.8%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2011 2010 2009
End of Year: $11,488,970 $10,558,667 $9,488,637
Beginning of Year $10,558,667 $9,488,637 $7,840,364
Difference $930,303 $1,070,030 $1,648,273
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $11,488,970
Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011
Financials
From the Council The financial information in this report is a combination of two related entities, People Serving People Inc. (which delivers programs and administration) and People Serving People Charities Inc. (which supports PSP Inc with fundraising) because it provides a more complete financial picture.
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