Last fall, with our board, we embarked on crafting new mission and vision statements that better align with who we are today. Since the campus's inception 31 years ago, we have become truly more than just landlords of a one-stop center. We have expanded our role in connecting, supporting, and sustaining not only our campus, but elements of the human service delivery system throughout our community.

See the video below (1m 40s) to see how and to learn more!
Dr. Kameron P. Hodgens
Executive Director & CEO
NEWS IN OUR THREE PROGRAM AREAS
1. Nonprofit Sustainability
Shapiro Grant
We established the Shapiro Memorial Grant in 2018 upon the passing of Lifetime Board Member Sam Shapiro, to provide each of our tenant partners up to $1,000 in a given year for any mission-related expense they choose.

Last summer, our tenant partner, Insight Counseling Services, used the grant to pay for additional hours of counseling, equating to one additional youth per month. Their programs focus on treating youth with problematic sexual behaviors or other issues that lead to crisis in the family. We're grateful for their dedication to mental health for youth.
Andrea Lane
View from the Front Desk
The "View from the Front Desk" is a whole lot brighter in the main lobby of building J-1, thanks to some fresh paint transforming the walls from brown and beige to a bright "rhinestone" grey.

"I didn't know it would make such a big difference," said Andrea Lane, Receptionist & Administrative Assistant. "The brighter walls and the new glass partition are giving me a whole new outlook!"
The Crane in the Parking Lot
When you operate 31 year old buildings, you can sometimes encounter unexpected challenges.

To improve our landscaping efforts, we needed to address our sprinkler system. Who would have guessed that fixing the sprinklers would involve this crane?

The repair work was quite "in-depth". Eighty feet of vertical pipes had to be removed to access the defective equipment.

We hope the crane will translate to a more lush and verdant campus landscape in the future!
2. Campus Connection
All Agency Meeting
Every year, we have an All-Agency Meeting to update our tenant partners about campus activities. This year was especially important because we seldom see each other.

We talked about our new Mission and Vision statements. And we thanked them for being our partners on this Campus of Caring.
Chris Johnson CEO of Suncoast Partnership
GlasserPassports: Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness
In February, over 20 campus staff got together over Zoom to get to know our neighbor, Chris Johnson, with tenant partner Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness.

In addition to their many programs, we learned about a variety of resources they provide on their website, including
  • a list of Access Points where those who wish to gain housing may enter the Oneby1 system, and
  • the results of our community's Point In Time survey, where you can get an overview of the current and past state of our area's homeless population.

Thank you Suncoast Partnership, for the hard work you're doing to address homelessness on a systems-wide level.

This event was sponsored by Gulf Coast Community Foundation.
3. Community Resources and Leadership
Social Services Study a Win for Sarasota
We're seeing growing excitement for the two-year research study we are doing with Visible Network Labs, through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Systems for Action Initiative.

Read Angie DiMichele's insightful coverage of the story and the follow-up editorial, both featured in the Herald Tribune in February.
COO Charlene Altenhain Elected Chair of the Community Alliance
In February, the Executive Committee of the Community Alliance elected our own Charlene Altenhain to be the incoming Chair. She will officially step into the role on March 17th.

"I'm excited to carry on with the impactful work of our previous Chairs," says Charlene, "I think we accomplish more together, which is at the heart of the Community Alliance's mission."

For more information about the Community Alliance of Sarasota County, click here.
Birds Eye View
THANK YOU!!!
WOW! We have met and exceeded our match goal. Your generous donations to our 2020-21 Annual Appeal unlocked the matching sponsor commitments for a total of $52,725 raised to support our mission to connect, support, and sustain our network of human services. Thank you ALL for making such a huge difference in our community!
Thank you again to our Matching Sponsors
Jack D. and Jane Kidd
Mark and Gail Welch
Skip and Gail Sack
Sam and Norma Savin

Roger Capote and Antonio Pinho
Nick and Danielle Gladding
Drs. Bart and Kameron Hodgens
Bill and Debbie Partridge
Roy Truby and Golden Clifton
Bruce and Amy Zeitlin
Nick and Janet Zennario