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RCS At-A-Glance

RCS is a nonprofit that provides Help & Hope to people facing hunger, homelessness and domestic violence in Pinellas County, Florida for over 50 years.

Stewardship

  • Founded in 1967 by a network of churches and houses of faith in response to common social ills
  •  Charity Navigator has given us their highest rating! 92¢ of every $1 goes directly to helping the families and
    individuals who rely upon RCS for help with hunger, homelessness or domestic violence
  •  Although we aspire to achieve enough of a profit margin to reinvest in our programs, services and facilities, we
    operate on a neutral budget with no ‘embarrassment of riches’
  •  We maintain over 60,000 square feet of program and service space for over 130,000 individual
    recipients/participants, (equal to greater than 15% of the population of Pinellas County), annually
  •  We deliver our mission utilizing a workforce made up of only 80 employees and over 2,500 volunteers
  •  We have an annual operating budget of over $10 million
  •  We receive roughly $9.5 million in annual support. Greater than 70% comes from government grants and contracts.
    Less than 20% comes from private donations. The remaining support comes from special events and foundations.
    Less than 1% of this support comes from the local churches and other faith-based organizations.

Our Programs & Services

  •  RCS Food Bank provides nutritious food to our Pinellas County neighbors who need help stretching their grocery
    budget
    •  70,000 neighbors served annually; more than the seating capacity of Raymond James Stadium!
    •  32,000 of these neighbors are senior citizens and children
    •  Over 1 million lbs of food is distributed from our warehouse annually
    • We support 70-100 other local food banks and pantries
  •  RCS Grace House helps individuals and families facing homelessness return to self-sufficiency. We provide families with 8 weeks of apartment style housing and other wrap-around services
    • Helped 550 family members stay together, including 330 children
    • All children attended school or were enrolled in day care
    • All adults were either seeking or gainfully employed during their stay
    • Over 90% of our participants transitioned into permanent housing following their stay
  •  RCS Thrift Store provides high quality shopping experiences for our community and program participants at little to no cost
    • Served 1000 participants, community members and partner nonprofits
    • Provided over $50,000 in merchandise that included clothing and household goods
    • Free clothing for members of the homeless community weekly
    • Generates modest revenue to support RCS programs and Services through our Home Mission Fund
  • The Haven of RCS provides safety, security and support for women and children facing domestic abuse
    • Outreach Center serves nearly 17,000 women and children annually
    • Our safe house sheltered over 300 women and children last year
    • We provide a resource list for men needing assistance with domestic violence issues
    • Our hotline receives over 4,000 calls annually with requests for assistance in matters of domestic violence
  • RCS Affordable Housing provides comfortable, safe, affordable housing and support individuals and families
    • Our housing community serves 12 families and nearly 40 individuals annually
    • We provide a wrap-around programs and services to our residents that are conducive to self-sufficiency
    • Our programs and include educational initiatives, financial literacy, workforce development and life skill
      development
    • 100% of our residents participated in and successfully completed a comprehensive program prior to
      securing a housing unit