Innvision Shelter Network

Rating: 4.88 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 181 Constitution Drive Menlo Park CA 94025 USA

Mission: InnVision Shelter Network (IVSN) is dedicated to helping homeless families and individuals across Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula return to self-sufficiency and permanent housing.
Results: Over 90% of the families graduating from our transitional housing programs returned to permanent housing. The average stay is just around 100 days - less than half the national average.
Target demographics: Homeless families and individuals of all ages
Direct beneficiaries per year: 20,000
Geographic areas served: Silicon Valley and San Francisco Peninsula
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EIN 77-0160469
650-685-5880
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

(Director) Lori became by savior during "stop" gave me the benefit of the doubt. The program keeps me safe, gives me support, above and beyond. Most staff is very empathic. Most fellow clients are very nice. (Entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)

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

myself, fellow clients. Case management is great, support, and follow thru, patience, empathetic!

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

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

empathy

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Great!!!!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make a world of difference for communities to feel accepted (mental health).

Ways to make it better...

It's as good as it could get.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

Only issue I have is lack of sleep :(

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have had a very hard time. For several months. Then i found out that Innvision could and would help me. They have and I am grateful. (Entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)

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

Many people can and have made positive changes in their lives

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

Make roles stick more.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

all the resources they have and helped me while I've done them.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Above and beyond. God Bless.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help more people, men and women.

Ways to make it better...

I did not have fee time

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Myself

One thing I'd also say is that...

More money please

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Shelter Network helped me to get my life back on track. My children were comfortable with the staff and loved the program. I was able to work and save enough money to afford the move-in costs for an apartment. After we moved into our own apartment, my children still wanted to "go home" to the shelter. The value received for my family is priceless. Because of that, I now volunteer and donate regularly to the shelter community. I am also part of the Alumni Association.

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

my own life. The day we moved in to emergency family housing with Shelter Network was the first day of the rest of my life and the best day in 2005.

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

Treat the staff to an annual retreat for rest and relaxation. They all work so hard and deserve to be recognized.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The ability to seek help and be treated with dignity has opened my mind and heart to help others. This has been a rewarding side effect of homelessness. Being homeless and not a client of Shelter Network would have been a tragedy for my family.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Staff and volunteers always were caring and warm. I felt treated as a valued individual. Those that genuinely care about others are the typical staff members or volunteers.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand it's programs, add services and increase the number of beds for homeless individuals and families with children.

Ways to make it better...

More San Mateo County service providers took the time to help the homeless clients.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The organization works wonders and needs the continued, constant and consistent donations and funders to help meet the needs of the many families that are served. Money has to be the biggest challenge.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am grateful for this organization and can't say enough good things about it.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

 
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