About Us

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Share at a Glance

Share provides services to individuals and families and prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, economic status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation and marital or family status.

Share is a 501© 3 non-profit. Federal Tax ID # 91-1205119

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At Share, we provide a spectrum of services—from shelters for individuals and families who experience homelessness and a Hot Meals program that provides free meals to the public to an Individual Development Accounts savings program to buy a home, car or pursue education or Lincoln Place, a 30-unit permanent supportive housing apartment complex. Click here to view Share’s Spectrum of Services in words & pictures.

Frequently Asked Questions About Share
2016 Annual Report: One Page Summary
2016 Annual Report: 12-page booklet

What We Accomplished in 2016

  • 1,257 people served at our shelters and through our partnership with the Winter Hospitality Overflow and Women’s Housing and Transition programs
  • 880 individuals accessed Outreach services through the Share Day Center
  • 91,805 free meals to the public served through the Hot Meals Program
  • 3,169volunteers gave their time in support of Share programs, totaling 31,247 hours – equal to $704,629 of service to our organization!
  • Share ASPIRE (our transitional & permanent housing program) served an average of 141 households each month
  • 470 people were served through our Housing & Essential Needs program
  • 64,816 bags of food were provided to 2,953 unduplicated children, and their families, at 90 schools through the Backpack Program; additionally 9 Fresh Food Pantries are operated, as well as one Mobile Food Pantry that visits 12 schools each month
  • 24,322 free meals to children served through Share’s Summer Meals program
  • Our Individual Development Accounts Program has 89 current savers
  • During the holiday season, 329 families were adopted, 864 guests attended our holiday parties and 12,343 gifts were distributed

Sources of Our Funding

  • Government (Federal & State): 61.78%
  • Capital Campaign Fundraising: 15.6%
  • Student Employment Reimbursement: 0.18%
  • Private Foundation Grants: 3.14%
  • Fundraising: 10.71%
  • In Kind Donations: 15.14%
  • Private Donations: 5.2%
  • Interest & Dividends: 0.88%
  • Rents & Misc. Reimbursement: 1.72%

How Our Money Is Spent

  • Housing Programs: 41.71%
  • Hunger Response Programs: 20.06%
  • Street Outreach Program: 2.71%
  • Shelter System: 17.68%
  • Financial Programs: 2.59%
  • Fundraising & Development: 8.54%
  • Administration: 6.69%

Confidentiality & Privacy Policies

Share strives to protect the identity of all clients and to treat each individual with care and dignity to establish safety, trust and confidence in our programs. To that end, employees and Board members sign a Confidentiality Policy (available for review via the link below).

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