People Serving People

Mission Statement

People Serving People helps homeless and at-risk children and their families manage crisis situations and build a strong foundation for their long-term success.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments An average of 335 and 349 guests called People Serving People home every day in 2018 and 2017, respectively. The number of unduplicated families staying at People Serving People was 941 and 1,104 in 2018 and 2017, respectively. The average length of stay for those families was 46 and 41 days, respectively. In 2018, 377 family advocacy orientations and needs assessments were conducted by our advocates. Additionally, 7,855 follow-up meetings took place offering support , assessing progress on securing housing and related goals, and to help keep the guest on track towards self-sufficiency. In 2018, the Center of Excellence was opened and ended the year with a 97% enrollment, which is 56 students being cared for at the end of the year. People Serving People's Early Childhood Development Program was again recognized for providing high-quality early childhood education by earning the renewal of our 4-star Parent Aware rating from the State of Minnesota. This is the highest rating possible and certifies that we use the best research-based practices to prepare children for kindergarten. This program served 167 unduplicated students from 6 weeks to 5 years. Our K-12 Program served 269 unduplicated students in kindergarten to 5th grade for educational enrichment and teen programming. 300 students are served by the School Release and Recreational Programs held on site.
Current Goals Our strategic plan was built upon the question: “How do we continue to build stability for our families today and in the future?” Our new priorities are: Human Capital & Infrastructure: Business fundamentals and investment in people Growing Community Capacity & Organizational Sustainability: Bold moves toward homelessness prevention in addition to shelter Leading with The Voices of the Communities We Serve: Putting families at the center of all of our work Drive the Narrative: Change community conversation to drive the narrative to focus on family strengths, successes and resiliency Championing Racial Equity: Equity will be the heart of our work
Community or Constituency Served Homeless children and their families in Hennepin County. As well as young children in the child care center and their families, primarily from Hennepin County.
Geographic Area Served Hennepin County of Minnesota

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 03/28/2019

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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614 South 3rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-332-4500

General Information

Alternative Name: People Serving People, Inc., People Serving People Charities, Inc., People Serving People, People Serving People Charities
EIN: 41-1443148
Principal Staff: Daniel Gumnit
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 76.175
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: Over 2,650 unduplicated guest were served in the Emergency Shelter in 2018, (over 3,000 unduplicated were served in 2017). Our Center of Excellence serves 56 students beginning at 6 weeks. Our Early Childhood program served 167 unduplicated students and the K-12 Program served 269 unduplicated students.
Ruling Year: 1983


Board Chair: Josephine Pufpaff, PSPI
Number of Board Members: 16
Board Meetings with Quorum: 8
Average Member Attendance: 6.7

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