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Providence Ministries For The Needy Inc

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Causes: Emergency Assistance, Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Temporary Housing

Mission: To provide for and assist in the feeding, housing and caring for persons in need of assistance.

Programs: Kate's kitchen - serves a hot noontime meal 365 days a year. The kitchen serves 90-200 people at each meal, no questions asked. There is also a brown bag dinner and a bread program when food is available. Kate's kitchen operates through a large force of community volunteers.

loreto house - a safe, sober housing option for homeless men living in poverty. Sixty-six percent of homeless individuals have alcohol, drug, or mental health issues that temporary housing solutions do not begin to address. The loreto house has a 75% success rate in transitioning sober individuals into permanent housing through sobriety, education, life-skills training, and employment assistance.

margaret's pantry - provides food distribution for the neediest of families and children, ranging from very low to moderate income. Holyoke is considered a food desert as it has significantly limited access to fresh food products. The need for pantry services continues to grow and margaret's pantry sees new families every month and the number of new families continues to increase exponentially.

broderick house - independent single room occupancy for sober living. Residents are required to contribute to rent while working, attending meetings, and maintaining sobriety. Expenses $113,267 revenue $99,815foodworks - a 12 week culinary arts job training program, which includes life and career skills training as well, specifically intended for individuals with barriers to employment. Foodworks offers job placement assistance and while learning culinary techniques, helps to prepare and serve the hot noon-time meal served at kate's kitchen. During the twelfth week of the program, students participate in an internship at a local food service facility. Expenses $107,707 revenue $23,675mccleary manor - single room occupancy permanent congregate sober living environment for low income men. Residents must be clean and sober for a minimum of nine months prior to consideration for admittance, and must stay sober during their residency. The facility has three common areas which have free cable tv, with cable and wifi capabilities in each room for a cost. The building is set up for congregate living with shared bathroom/kitchen areas. Expenses $78,189 revenue $101,044mother mary's - clothing and furniture distributionexpenses $13,154 revenue $12,548

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