FRIENDS OF THE COALITION

Rating: 4.92 stars   37 reviews

Issues: Job Training, Food, Homeless & Housing

Location: 299 E. 900 S. Provo UT 84606 USA

Mission: Serve homeless and critically low-income persons by teaching personal accountability, teaching self-sufficiency and providing compassionate service.
Results: We built a new unique facility based on a unique philosophy for caring for the homeless and poor.
Target demographics: Homeless and poor in Utah Valley
Programs: Meals, on site mental health services, dental and medical services, on site hair salon, transitional housing, etc.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 87-0452977
801-373-1825
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Rating: 4 stars  

The Provo Food and Care Coalition provide a great service to the community. I always look forward to the days that I get to volunteer there. Not only because it helps put my own life in perspective, but also because of the great staff have I have the opportunity to interact with.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The Food and Care Coalition does so much for the clients it serves. I am amazed at the leadership of this organization and their vision to make a difference in people's lives. They truly care about people. I have had the privilege of talking with some of the clients through a research project and have had some of my students volunteer in the organization. In addition, a representative from their organization always guest lectures in one of my courses providing students with valuable knowledge about this community organization. I greatly appreciate my association with them and look forward to our continued association in the future!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the leadership quality and amazing services they provide community members.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

advocate for more grant funding to expand the services and cover the costs of other needs this organization has.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I helped drop off a delivery at the food & care last year around Christmas time. There were people there sorting through boxes of clothing and other items that had been donated for their use. I remember being struck by a beautiful little Asian Family. Usually when we think of homelessness we think of a single man or woman on the streets but we often don't think of children and families. Well, here was a family that was being served by this organization. It was striking to see the gratitude they had to find a helping hand and their happiness in receiving warm clothing to dress their children for properly for the cold winter months. This moment will stay with me forever. We need to do all we can to reach out to members of our community that are in unexpected circumstances, dire circumstances. And this organization is doing just that. One precious life at a time.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

by watching how it changes the lives of individuals that live in my community

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't have any changes I would make at this time

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a great organization. I have recently began to donate my time at the Food and Care Coalition. This is a well run and caring place. The attention to detail and time spent with each person is unmatched. Many lives are touched and changed; not only the lives of those in need, but the lives of those who give of their time and talents. It is a place where true charity is expressed.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

providing dental care

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

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Rating: 4 stars  

The Food and Care Coalition is a wonderful facility supported by kind, non judgemental individuals. I have especially been impressed with the Share A Smile group in the dental clinic. I know they put in long hours and enjoy the service they give.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the few times I have visited the facility I noticed how the clients were treated with the utmost respect and care.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to include more local business in fundraising activities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I can not say enough about the wonderful programs this agency provides for the community. They assist their clients by providing nourishment for both the body and spirit. They show compassion, love, respect and allow them to feel like complete human beings. My students and I have been taught so much by the clients we treat in their dental clinic. The UVU Dental Hygiene Students come back so very glad to have been able to educate and improve their clients oral health. Thank you, for gving us the opportunity to be a small part of such a terrific organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have been the changes their clients have made after many of their needs have been met by this organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

It would be very nice if one or two dental chairs were added to the present dental clinc.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a dentist, and volunteer at the food and care coalition dental clinic. There are many organizations that would like me to donate my time, but I only donate to one - the food and care coalition, and I'll tell you why. I love that they ask the patrons to provide hours of community service before they receive services such as dental work. I've seen people that receive something for nothing, and it means close to nothing to them. It doesn't help them to better themselves and their situation, it doesn't improve their self esteem, and it does very little to change a life. When I provide dentistry for a food and care coalition patron, I know they have helped someone in return. I see a different sort of confidence in their eyes, and I see true gratitude. They know what it takes to give, so they truly appreciate my gift. This an an organization that will use any gift you give, and pay it forward many times over. Thank you for giving to my favorite organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I started working with the dental program when we ran a temporary dental clinic in the lunchroom. I've seen this program grow into a permanent four chair dental clinic with many volunteer dentists and other dental professionals. This is an organization that is growing and changing to fit the needs of the population it serves.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Work to expand the reach of the dental clinic. I know there are many people that have a need that can't qualify for the services, and I know the volunteers would come if the need were greater.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer in the dental clinic at the Food and Care Coalition every Friday. I have seen many lives changed by the various services that are provide to the clients there. Their confidence and self-esteem are returned, they are then able to find employment and return to the mainstream of their communities.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the hours I have given in helping clients in the dental clinic.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find the funding to be able to help more of the homeless through the services at the Food and Care Coalition.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've really been impressed with all the things the food and care does for those people that really are in need. They really do care about the well being of these people and try and do everything they can to help these people get on there feet.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Volunteer at the dental clinic

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Raise funds to help expand the housing units to help get people off the street.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I feel that the Food & Care coalition does an effective job of providing for those who need help while maintaining the highest level of dignity for their clients. The ability to receive aid in exchange for community service gives their clients such a lift in self worth that I feel their formula is magic.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the lives of clients changed dramatically

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it bigger so they could see more clients

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