- The Kitchen, Inc.

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- The Kitchen, Inc.
DIGNITY
COMPASSION
SERVICE
RESPECT
2015 Annual Report
www.thekitcheninc.org
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or 33 solid years, The Kitchen, Inc. has provided assistance to our homeless friends and
neighbors. Since Sister Lorraine Biebel opened our doors in 1983, much has changed
organizationally. We started out as a soup kitchen and then expanded into what we are today. Currently,
we operate seven housing programs. Each is structured differently with the equivalent objective of
preventing and ending homelessness and providing life’s basic necessities. In our continued and
structured approach, we continually strive to make a difference in lives each and every day. The stories
of success professed by many of our clients make the efforts of our donors, volunteers and employees
well worth the effort. As we continue to spread hope, encouragement and support to our hundreds of
friends in desperate need, we sincerely hope you will continue your involvement for years to come. Each
donor and volunteer provides an unprecedented amount of support that simply cannot go unnoticed.
From the child who saves his every penny in his piggy bank to the volunteer who serves meals, every
ounce of time and effort is truly treasured. 2015 was one to remember and we look forward to seeing
what 2016 holds for this organization and for you. We are honored and humbled that you are a part of
our lives.
Thank you and God bless you for all you do,
Rorie Orgeron
Chief Executive Officer, The Kitchen, Inc.
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he Kitchen, Inc. has held a special place in my heart for 11 years. Since becoming
involved in 2005, I have seen the everlasting impacts first-hand and witnessed many
changes. The most recent changes include the closure of the Missouri Hotel last
April and the relocation of the medical clinic a few months later. Although The
Kitchen, Inc.’s approach has shifted slightly, it has only helped those who utilize the
organization’s many services. The same number of people is still being served (if not more);
better yet, many people who were once housed at the hotel now enjoy a more independent
lifestyle through community housing. As long as there is a need, The Kitchen, Inc. will be
there to provide structure and stabilization to those who need it most. 2015 was a game
changer for us, but in the best way possible. With your continued support, we can
continue to make differences in thousands of lives every year. I am truly amazed, but not
surprised, to see this community pull together for our homeless friends and family.
Thank you for letting me be a part of it,
Stephanie Ireland
The Kitchen, Inc. 2015 Board President
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The Kitchen, INC. BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2015
Stephanie Ireland - President
Ireland Architects
Robert Helm - Vice President
Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLC
James Newman - Secretary
State Farm Insurance (retired)
Simeon Shelton - Treasurer
Hamra Enterprises
Lawrence Anderson
Terry Barksdale
Brent Bennett
Barbara Bettlach
Judy Bilyeu
Mark Clark
Mike Cherry
Justin Davison
Heather DeHart
Bernard Duchinsky
Pauletta Dunn
Darin Eidson
Rex Hansen
Catherine Hoegeman
Adam Howey
Joni Mashburn
Don Mihalevich
Stephanie Miller
Rorie Orgeron
Jim Payne
Kathy Pully
Crystal Quade
Ken Reynolds
William Fred Seitz
Mike Shirley
Brian Weiler
Springfield Public Schools
Springfield First Community Bank
Veteran
Harter House Supermarkets
Metro Appliances & More
Bank of Missouri
Consumer Credit Counseling Services (retired)
Mercy
Nixon Insurance
Nordyne, Inc. (retired)
Community Partnership of the Ozarks
The Garland Company, Inc.
Scripps Media, Inc.
Missouri State University
MSI Constructors
Bill Beall Company
City of Springfield (retired)
Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks
The Kitchen, Inc.
Choice Escrow & Land Title
Missouri State University
Care to Learn
RGG Law
Veteran
Drury University (retired)
Springfield-Branson National Airport
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The Kitchen, INC. FOUNDATION BOARD 2015
Dana Elwell - President
Guaranty Bank
Tani Kremer - Vice President Arris Pizza
Brad Wadle - Secretary
Wil Fischer
Bill Hennessey - Treasurer Mercy
Theresa Bailey
Terry Barksdale
Beth Finke
Matthew Gallion
Joe Griffin
Stephanie Ireland
Rita Jensen
Tom Klein
Lisa Marsh
Donna Neil
Rorie Orgeron
Sarah Prange
Patrick Sweeney
Bailey Limestone Co.
Springfield First Community Bank
Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri
Youngblood Automotive
Ireland Architects
The Kitchen, Inc.
McKesson Corporation
Cheddars Cafe/FD’s Grillhouse
Meyer Communication
The Kitchen, Inc.
City Utilities
Hall Ansley, P.C.
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The Kitchen, Inc. Support Staff
The Kitchen, Inc.’s case managers and coordinators are the backbone to our
mission of preventing and ending homeless in our community. Each individual and
family is paired with one of our case managers who helps them build a path toward
success. Case managers and housing staff work with area landlords to provide
adequate accommodations to our clients. Without this staff, The Kitchen, Inc.
would not be able to fully assist people in our community who need housing,
counseling, encouragement and
additional support.
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The Kitchen, Inc. Affordable Housing
The Kitchen, Inc. owns three affordable housing properties across Springfield:
Beacon Village, Spero Place and Franciscan Villa. All are focused on helping
low-income individuals and families remain housed permanently.
By the end of 2015, there was a total of
154 affordable housing units.
BEACON VILLAGE
SPERO PLACE
FRANCISCAN VILLA
In 2015, ground was broken on Beacon Village
In 2015, The Kitchen, Inc. introduced Spero
Franciscan Villa is The Kitchen, Inc.’s
II. This second phase will add an additional 32
Place. The development consists of six
affordable housing community for income
housing units to The Kitchen, Inc.’s inventory of two-bedroom units and is a part of The Kitchen, qualifying persons living at or below 50 percent
affordable housing. Currently, there are 44 units. Inc.’s efforts to help people obtain permanent
of the median income. 104 units make up the
housing.
development.
3902 W. Helen
717 W. State
620 W. Scott
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The Kitchen, Inc. EMERGENCY SHELTER
The Kitchen, Inc.’s Emergency Shelter is essential in getting people off the streets
and on a path toward a life of self-sustainability. The shelter is spread throughout
two buildings on The Kitchen, Inc. campus, KIND Place and Ollis Building. It is a
short-term program with the goal of moving clients into stable housing within 90
days. The shelter is staffed 24/7 to meet the needs of each individual.
In 2015,
229 people were assisted in the Emergency Shelter, including 92 children.
“Once I was able to step out of my addiction and see the
joy of true family and what life was all about, it’s just been
a growth pattern for me to keep searching and finding out
what God’s goal is for my life.”
-Chris Byrley, The Kitchen, Inc. Client
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The Kitchen, Inc. Home at Last
The Kitchen, Inc.’s Home at Last program offers rapid re-housing and homeless
prevention for veterans and veteran families. The focus of Home at Last is
housing stabilization, using temporary financial assistance and/or services
(up to five months) as a bridge to long-term stability.
In 2015,
162 veterans and veteran families were assisted in the Home at Last program.
55% of the U.S. homeless population are VETERANS
Source: Wounded Warrior Homes
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The Kitchen, Inc. Housing First
The Kitchen, Inc.’s Housing First program works to end chronic homelessness by
first providing stable housing and then meeting other basic needs of those
experiencing homelessness. The philosophy is that once basic needs
(such as housing) are met, individuals are more likely to focus on their lives &
make progress.
In 2015,
75 people were assisted in the Housing First program.
“The Kitchen, Inc. has truly been a lifesaver. If it wasn’t for the Housing
First program, I don’t know where I would be. They’ve been great.”
-Ellen, The Kitchen, Inc. Housing First Client
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THE KITCHEN, INC. RARE BREED YOUTH SERVICES
For the past 15 years, The Kitchen, Inc. has provided services to youth through its Rare
Breed Youth Services program. It is broken into two components: outreach and housing.
The Outreach Center offers free and confidential services to homeless and at-risk youth ages
13 through 20. The Rare Breed housing program serves males, females, couples,
pregnant and parenting youth between the ages of 17-24 in apartments scattered throughout
the Springfield community.
In 2015, there were
In 2015,
12,000 visits to the Outreach Center.
43 youth were housed through the housing program.
“Me and my brother lived on the streets together for about three years. If
it wasn’t for The Rare Breed, I wouldn’t be where I am today. They helped
me tremendously. If I had one piece of advice, it would be don’t take
anything for granted. You don’t realize what you have until it’s gone.”
-Dylan, Former Rare Breed Youth Services Client
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THE KITCHEN, INC. RECEIVING & DISTRIBUTION
Each year, The Kitchen, Inc.’s Receiving and Distribution Center serves
thousands of our neighbors in need. The center provides donated food, clothing,
furniture, dishes, cleaning supplies, bedding and more to individuals and families
in our programs. With these basic needs taken care of, they are given a chance to
move beyond their survival instincts and toward self-sufficiency.
In 2015,
110,696 pounds of food were donated to individuals and families.
In 2015, the center alone received
$400,096 worth of donated household items.
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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Community is the heart and soul of The Kitchen, Inc. Without dedicated citizens, we
would not be able to provide the extent of services we do. From donors to
volunteers to individuals who attend our fund raisers and events, everybody plays a
pivotal role in preventing and ending homelessness.
22,949 hours of service.
Our community donated and raised over $1.7 million and contributed over
$2.4 million in goods and services.
In 2015, our volunteers inputted
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THE KITCHEN, INC. 2015 FINANCIAL SUMMARY
Program
Expenses
$1,519,915
32%
Expenditures
Admin,
Fundraising
$790,798
17%
Goods &
Services
$2,419,546
47%
In-Kind
$2,417,546
51%
Revenues
Program
Revenue
$107,746
2%
Contributions,
Fundraising
$1,704,471
33%
Gov’t
Funding
$925,164
18%
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THE KITCHEN, INC. VIEW OF THE FUTURE
With YOUR help, The Kitchen, Inc. can continue to grow strong. 2016 is going to
be no exception. With the grand opening of Beacon Village II, the ground breaking
of another affordable housing development in north Springfield, and more money
to house more individuals and families across the community, this year will no
doubt be another one for the books.
In order to continue our efforts, we need your help! Please consider setting up a
monthly recurring credit card donation or monthly bank draft. We also accept gifts
of stock or become a part of Sister Lorraine’s legacy by naming The Kitchen, Inc.
in your will. Your generous donation will make ending homelessness a reality.
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1630 N. Jefferson
Springfield, MO 65803
Ending Homelessness
US POSTAGE PAID
SPRINGFIELD MO
PERMIT #801
A Community
of Connected Services
417.837.1500
www.thekitcheninc.org
Beacon Village
417.831.0644
Distribution Center
417.837.1512
Franciscan Villa
417.869.5417
Home at Last
417.225.7410
Housing First
417.837.1500
NON-PROFIT ORG
Rapid Re-Housing
417.837.1500
Rare Breed
417.865.6400
Support Services
417.837.1500
Food Warehouse
417.837.1511

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