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  • Mission, Vision, Values
    Vision Mission Values The Depaul Group s journey began over 400 years ago in a small village on the French side of the Pyrenees where St Vincent de Paul was born in the spring of 1581 All the charities which form the Depaul Group continue to work in the spirit of St Vincent de Paul in a practical and non judgmental way a Vincentian way with their focus on responding to need through action and innovation Click here for more information about the origins of our Vincentian values Our staff and volunteers are drawn from all walks of life people of any faith or none and we work with those who are on the margins of society again people of any faith or none from the young to the elderly All the charities within the Depaul Group work in a way which acknowledges diversity and equality of opportunity for all Our Mission We aim to end homelessness and change the lives of those affected by it Our Vision is of a society in which everyone has a place to call home and a stake in their community Our Values Our key values and indicators underpin all of the work we

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  • Origins of our Vincentian Values
    Paul a major social reformer in 17th century France Known as the Saint of Charity he revolutionized outreach to poor and disenfranchised people He had immense confidence in the goodness of God and the value of each person and dreamed not only of expressing this love in action but also of acting in a way that encouraged every person to love with his or her whole heart Vincent recruited a large group of co workers inspired them with his love for poor people and built bridges between rich people and those living in poverty Vincentian values which were at the core of Depaul s foundation continue to be at the heart of Depaul International They include a commitment to reach out to the poorest of the poor to focus on action rather than words to do what we say we will do and to be innovative in our approach They are based on gospel values of reverence respect compassion love mercy and effective service of the neighbour which flow from the teachings of Jesus especially as they regard the least the poorest and the marginalized These gospel values receive expression in contemporary peace and justice teachings and are the foundation of Vincentian values Depaul International s experience reveals these values to be widely shared Board members and staff for whom there is no religious requirement bring with them the same or similar values from their own religious traditions or political and humanist convictions The consequent resonance with Vincentian values has enriched Depaul International and grounded the tangible unity within the charity Depaul prides itself on being a values based organization People testify to the tangible difference values make and the way values consciously and explicitly embraced unite the staff volunteers and people we work with in a common life experience

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  • Info Booklets
    Depaul History of Depaul International Vision Mission Values Info Booklets Print page Email a friend You are here Home Foundations of Depaul Info Booklets Info Booklets Read more and learn about the underpinning of Depaul USA s Philosophy of Care

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  • Depaul House
    over 200 men More than 80 of residents have successfully completed the program leaving homelessness for stable housing 77 of graduates successfully maintain their housing for at least one year after leaving Depaul House In 2013 83 of residents were able to obtain and retain employment Eligibility Criteria for Depaul House Must currently be homeless Males between the ages of 20 and 65 Self referrals will not be accepted must be referred by an authorized referral agent case manager in a social service agency serving homeless clients Must have no sexual or violent criminal convictions Must have motivation to work and become self sufficient Must demonstrate a commitment to meet the weekly service charge Must deposit 20 of income per week into individual savings account If you are interested referring someone for services to Depaul House please contact us at 215 438 3991 Why this project In Philadelphia an estimated 4 000 people experience homelessness on any given night and 15 000 pass through the shelter system annually 1 People enter homelessness for a variety of reasons including loss of employment domestic violence disability substandard housing and substance abuse For a single adult without disabilities exiting homelessness is nearly impossible without a job However in a recently released survey people experiencing homelessness reported that they had multiple barriers to work including lack of training or education 43 lack of appropriate clothing 40 and lack of transportation 28 Forty two percent reported that being homeless was a significant barrier to work 2 At Depaul House we focus on providing homeless men experiencing homelessness with the resources to achieve the goals of self sufficiency self efficacy and employment readiness We help our residents at Depaul House achieve these goals by providing a home so that the barrier to finding work is lowered

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  • Evaluating Our Work
    Evaluating Our Work Evaluating Our Work EthnoMatters Evaluation In October 2012 Dr Bill McKinney of EthnoMatters Research was contracted to perform an independent evaluation of services Depaul House provides Click to view the findings of the EthnoMatters Evaluation Highlights from Dr McKinney s include Housing at the time of departure from Depaul House almost all residents have adequate housing options with the vat majority living independently and in their own

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  • Immaculate Cleaning Services
    a for profit commercial cleaning company established by Depaul USA in 2012 Its goal is to generate unrestricted income to support Depaul USA programs In 2013 the company generated a 17 000 profit ICS employs residents of Depaul House increasing their job readiness broadening their skills and supplementing their work histories ICS is also a B Corp B Corps are important because they inspires all businesses to compete not only to be the best in the world but to be the best for the world ICS is a franchise of Heits Building Services Inc Depaul USA s purchase of the franchise was made possible by a low interest multi year loan from the Patricia Kind Family F oundation of Philadelphia Clean Up with Immaculate Cleaning Services ICS is always looking to grow and i s searching for new business opportunities ICS staff members are trained to clean a variety of enterprises including day care centers schools and offices If you are interested in hiring ICS or want to share a possible customer lead please contact Depaul USA at 215 438 1955 The Collective Impact Since its launch in June 2012 Generated gross revenues of 145 000 Consistently produced a profit

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  • Depaul USA Respite Center of
    of its kind in Philadelphia Respite clients work in collaboration with staff to develop medical and housing plans To support disease self management and recovery the respite provides rest recuperation medication management and case management Depaul USA also provides comprehensive residential services including 24 hour supervision meals and basic shelter services Our partner PHMC will provide a Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse at non traditional hours to manage health services and provide case management to help respite clients establish medical homes and follow treatment regimens What does success look like Starting with the center s opening in 2014 the respite house will track short term outcomes for clients One goal of the respite is to demonstrate cost savings in addition to improved health outcomes Other areas for tracking include discharge to stable housing improved access to a medical home and improved experience of care Initially data will be tracked and reported monthly to respite partners in order to close the feedback loop Why is this a critical part of the community Homeless adults are hospitalized more frequently than those in the general population and often require longer in patient stays however their lack of a stable home environment diminishes the long term effectiveness of their hospital care Philadelphia s most vulnerable homeless have an increased risk of death despite the availability of high cost health services in the region Currently homeless individuals are discharged from the hospital to a shelter or the street frequently without medications treatment medical follow up or recovery support This often results in hospital readmission and the progression of chronic physical and behavioral health problems There is a growing consensus among stakeholders in the community there is a need to improve the transition of homeless people from hospitals back into their community Medical respite is

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  • Partner Agencies
    Agencies Depaul USA partners with different agencies and community groups to find solutions to chronic homelessness We recognize the value of forming partnerships and appreciate the opportunity to work with other agencies to fulfill our mission Our partners include Meeting Alliance This full service meeting and event management company has contributed goods services and volunteer time to Depaul House Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia NDS part of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia an agency that provides food to organizations serving the poor collects and donates food to Depaul House on a regular basis The Philadelphia Office of Supportive Housing Much of the food for residents at Depaul House comes from the Office of Supportive Housing OSH Emergency Food Distribution Program OSH assists individuals and families in moving towards self sufficiency and independent living through Philadelphia s homeless continuum of care SEI SEI a leading global provider of asset management investment processing and investment operations solutions has contributed goods services volunteer time to Depaul House SHARE Food Program Food is donated on a regular basis to Depaul House by SHARE the Self Help And Resource Exchange SHARE is a non profit organization that serves a regional network of community

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