Colorado Institute for Social Impact is finalizing their Social Return on Investment (SROI) assessment pertaining to Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center’s value and impact on our community. SROI is the measurement of the value of efforts of an organization to alleviate social, environmental and community issues and depicts the gain generated by an organization’s contributions toward strengthening its community. Initial results indicate that for every $1 spent by Mt. Carmel, $2 in support is received by the community through Mt. Carmel’s programs and services to include employment, counseling and supportive service programs. These programs reduce homelessness, unemployment and incarceration. In our next newsletter, we will provide a more in-depth look at the Institute’s final findings.