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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Emergency Assistance, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Youth Development - Religious Leadership

Mission: The mission of our agency is to provide physical, spiritual, and transitional support for youth ages 18 to 25 years old.The agency includes The Vine Outreach Thrift Store and The Resource Center. The Vine Outreach Thrift Store receives donations of gently used goods and proceeds assist with funding program services for The Resource Center where we provide client services.

Results: During 2013, our agency successfully served a total of 378 unduplicated clients through The Resource Center. Of these clients, the agency paid direct costs for 123 clients accessing needed services including obtaining identification, emergency food, monetary assistance, rental assistance, transportation assistance, employment assistance, mailing letters, and donations of needed items from The Vine Outreach Thrift Store. The total amount of costs paid by the agency for client assistance for calendar year 2013 was $8,676, this includes in-kind donations for clients from our thrift store $2,645 and direct costs for client services $6,031. During 2013, 23 clients received assistance with obtaining identification. Total direct costs paid from the agency general operating budget $1287.00. During 2013, 52 clients received emergency food through the emergency food pantry. Total in-kind cost amount from the agency $1,891.00. During 2013, 18 clients received monetary assistance. Total direct costs paid from the agency general operating budget $1,462.00 During 2013, 18 clients received donations from The Vine Outreach Thrift Store. These donations were provided as client assistance for clothing, shoes, household items, and baby items. Total in-kind cost amount from the agency $759.00 During 2013, 6 clients received rental assistance. Total direct costs paid from the agency general operating budget $3,220.00 During 2013, 3 clients received transportation assistance other than bus passes. Total direct costs paid from the agency general operating budget $50.00 During 2013, 1 client received employment assistance. Total direct costs paid from the agency general operating budget $5.00 During 2013, 1 client received assistance with mailing letters. Total direct costs paid from the agency general operating budget $2.00. The total amount of direct costs paid by the agency for client assistance for calendar year 2013 was $8,676 for 123 unduplicated clients. We successfully provided intake and referral services to a total 378 unduplicated clients.

Target demographics: disadvantaged young adults and families who need assistance with basic human needs.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 378 individuals in our Resource Center and 1266 at The L.S.O.M. Event

Geographic areas served: Central Florida

Programs: Free Bibles, Obtaining Identification- We assist clients with obtaining identification cards, Drivers licenses, birth certificates, & social security cards. We assist clients in applying or reapplying for food stamps, Medicaid, and/or cash benefits, as well as scan verification documents, directly to the Florida Department of Children and Families office. We assist clients with applying for Assurance Wireless to obtain a free cell phone. Groceries are provided to clients on an as needed basis; by appointment only. Free Bread & Pastries, Free vision services- if the client meets the qualification standards, we will assist them in completing the intake procedure and scheduling an eye appointment. Transportation Assistance- Our agency assists eligible clients with Lynx bus passes to access transportation. GED Testing- Our agency assists clients’ ages 22 – 30.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

Former staff

Rating: 5

My name is Victoria and i have been with The Forgotten Ones for about 3 years now and honestly i wouldn't trade a single day of any of it. The owner Cindy is an amazing women with a truly blessed heart that gives every ounce of energy she has to help anyone she can. The stories that i have heard from everyone that she has helped touches my heart in ways that is indescribable. I have learned many life lessons through her and it has changed my life for the better and there is nothing that I wouldn't do for her. She started this ministry with nothing giving everything that she has and doesn't expect anything in return.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a customer at The Vine for many years now, and I love to shop there knowing that I am getting great stuff and all the proceeds are going for a great cause. I know the owner very well and she is very involved in the store and everything that happens there. Personally i don't know any store that the owner comes to work everyday at her own business and puts all their effort into it. They help to guide and support unsettled young adults especially those who are aging out of foster care, to become noble individuals through Christ. The work they do there is truly amazing and inspiring and I love to shop there.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Forgotten Ones helped me when I was in need. I was homeless and came with a friend to
their monthly free groceries,lunch and hair cuts.. Sense then they have helped me with clothes,'food,counceling,guidence,a place to live,,,,shared Jesus.....I now am working two jobs and
I am not homeless anymore...Best of all Jesus......

Review from Guidestar

1 Kristin54

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer here, and truly enjoyed it. Interacting with the caring staff and members of the community was very enjoyable. I was able to see first hand the difference that this organization makes for those in need. I see only great things for this nonprofit in the future! Thank you for all that you do for Oviedo!

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1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome organization, awesome people! They helped me get a free eye exam with free glasses which I really needed =) They were able to provide me with the information with in 24 hours. All they do is help! This organization gives out free groceries, free lunch, and free haircuts once every month to everyone in the community! They make you feel comfortable and they are approachable =)

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1 RubyB

Client Served

Rating: 5

I absolutely LOVE The Forgotten Ones, Inc. ! The Last Saturday of the month is great. I especially enjoy the free haircuts! and when I was in need of identification they brought me directly in for an appointment and helped me get the funding that I needed.

Review from Guidestar