Saint Francis Home
65 West Clopton Street
Richmond VA 23225
Mission Statement

Saint Francis Home provides high-quality residential and assisted care and services for seniors and disabled adults of limited financial means in a home-like environment where independence, dignity and self worth are nurtured.

Saint Francis Home is a non-profit corporation, established and sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, to operate as a licensed Assisted Living Facility for no & low-income adults. The Home enforces equal opportunity laws in all of its activities.

The establishment of Saint Francis Home reflects the commitment of the Catholic Church to ministries designed to serve the community, and promote quality care for the whole-person, including physical, psychological, spiritual, and social well-being. The services and programs of Saint Francis Home are designed to fulfill this commitment, and are augmented and enriched by the use of community resources and a reliable, resourceful and dynamic volunteer base.

The mission of Saint Francis Home is rooted in the Catholic ethical tradition. The purpose of Saint Francis Home is to provide a home for adults who are elderly or disabled; without discrimination as to race, color, creed or sex; and to offer programs and services to residents which will enhance the human dignity, personal worth, independence and growth of the individual. Saint Francis Home encourages the active participation of residents in planning for their care and daily living, while providing necessary support, assistance and specific activities to foster growth and harmony.


Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Bruce M Slough
Board Chair The Most Rev. Francis X. DiLorenzo
Board Chair Company Affiliation Catholic Diocese of Richmond
Contact Information
Address 65 West Clopton Street
Richmond, VA 23225
Telephone 804 231-1043
Fax 804 231-1065
E-mail info@saintfrancishome.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1946
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $2,141,631.00
Projected Expenses $2,377,967.00
Statements
Mission

Saint Francis Home provides high-quality residential and assisted care and services for seniors and disabled adults of limited financial means in a home-like environment where independence, dignity and self worth are nurtured.

Saint Francis Home is a non-profit corporation, established and sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, to operate as a licensed Assisted Living Facility for no & low-income adults. The Home enforces equal opportunity laws in all of its activities.

The establishment of Saint Francis Home reflects the commitment of the Catholic Church to ministries designed to serve the community, and promote quality care for the whole-person, including physical, psychological, spiritual, and social well-being. The services and programs of Saint Francis Home are designed to fulfill this commitment, and are augmented and enriched by the use of community resources and a reliable, resourceful and dynamic volunteer base.

The mission of Saint Francis Home is rooted in the Catholic ethical tradition. The purpose of Saint Francis Home is to provide a home for adults who are elderly or disabled; without discrimination as to race, color, creed or sex; and to offer programs and services to residents which will enhance the human dignity, personal worth, independence and growth of the individual. Saint Francis Home encourages the active participation of residents in planning for their care and daily living, while providing necessary support, assistance and specific activities to foster growth and harmony.


Impact
Saint Francis Home announced the opening of the latest addition to it's facility, David Cran Hall, in 2010. David Cran Hall is a modern facility built to meet the highest construction and safety standards. Each room contains a large bathroom which exceeds ADA requirements. Prior to construction of David Cran Hall, residents had to share a room and split a bathroom with an adjacent room. Therefore, up to four individuals were tasked with sharing one bathroom. Other amenities include a new kitchen, dinning area, lounge room and two meticulously groomed courtyards and a Gazebo.

In the fall of 2013 the Richmond City Council approved our request to add 35 beds to our recently renovated facility.  We have welcomed 20 new residents to our facility this winter as a result.   In addition, we have added a new Hospice room, complete with a mural of Jacob's Ladder done by a local artist, so residents can remain with their friends in a comfortable and loving facility they call home.

Needs
Saint Francis Home is dependent on contributions to cover the cost-of-care associated with caring for 125 individuals. Low & no-income seniors are eligible for approximately $1,100 from the Virginia Department of Social Services and Social Security.

Unfortunately, the cost to house, feed and care for one individual is approximately $1,700.00 per month. That means Saint Francis Home must raise at least $600.00 per month, per resident.  We currently have several needs and there are many ways you can contribute to Saint Francis Home including:

1. Donations to help offset the Operating Deficit (600.00 per mo. per individual). Saint Francis Home offers and encourages the "Adopt-A-Senior" program allowing monthly donations to be made for a specified person. We also promote visitations and field trips with the person selected or chosen.

2. Restricted donations for:
  • Updating existing & older facilities (150,000)
  • Activities, field trips, etc. (2,000)
  • Kitchen Equipment (9,000)
  • Security Equipment (12,000)
  • Exercise Equipment (10,000)
  • New Patio (15,000)
  • New landscape materials (7,000)
  • Food Service Designated Gift (25,000)
  • Employee Compensation Fund (5,000)
  • Energy efficient bath fans & lights (1,500)

Saint Francis Home greatly benefits from people who are willing to donate their time to work as receptionists, event planners, drivers and to simply come to Saint Francis Home to visit with an individual who may not have family or friends.

Background

Saint Francis Home came to be in 1973 when the Catholic Diocese of Richmond donated $500 and use of the former St. Gerard Home for expectant and single mothers to provide care and safe-haven for eight at-risk elderly and disabled individuals. Later, licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services as an Adult Home, and sponsored by the Diocese as a Social Ministry for the elderly poor, Saint Francis Home’s resident population steadily grew over the years. By 1985, 29 residents were sleeping in its two crowded dormitories, and the operational structure of the Home needed to be formalized and strengthened to enable funds to be raised to meet operating expenses. The Diocese addressed both issues in 1986 by:

  1.  Incorporating Saint Francis Home as a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization.
  2. Providing a grant of $450,000 to construct a 5,000 square-foot addition.


Since 1986, Saint Francis Home has expanded/upgraded its facility to meet an ever-growing need for access to quality assisted care among the low-income elderly population of the Greater Richmond and beyond.

Today, this humble ministry-founded in faith, sustained by hope, and flourishing with love-is licensed for 135, and is currently “home” to approximately 125 elderly and disabled residents of limited means.


CEO Statement

Saint Francis Home was established in 1973 to serve the needs of the elderly poor and disabled in Richmond and beyond. Since then, Saint Francis Home has successfully saved countless people from unimaginable circumstances. Our ability to help seniors at a time in their lives when they have become the most fragile and dependent on others, is what has made Saint Francis Home a refuge, and a place of hope for those who, through no fault of their own, cannot care for themselves.

The Ministry of Saint Francis Home is dependent on donations to support our work. Without generous financial gifts and limitless volunteer hours, the ministry of Saint Francis Home could not care for the 123 residents who currently call Saint Francis Home ”Home.”

If you are seeking a worthy ministry to support, I highly recommend and invite you to contact me to set up a time to tour Saint Francis Home. I will gladly show you firsthand how our ministry operates and those who benefit from our labors. There is truly something special about caring for those who paved the way for all of us.


Board Chair Statement  St. Francis Home is one of those rare places where a volunteer or a patron can get involved and make a very meaningful impact on the lives of individuals in need with very few dollars or hours of commitment. I have been involved with St. Francis Home for over a decade, and I am constantly amazed at what a difference we can make in the lives of our 123 residents. Individuals come to us from all walks of life, some without families, some who can no longer afford for-profit assisted living facilities and have nowhere to go, others that have been shuffled from place to place in their elder years, looking for a place that they can call home. All of them find that place in St. Francis Home. One of the things that occurs to me is that we, as board members and volunteers, think we are there to help our residents, but so often our involvement with them is also a gift in return. Our residents are a treasure and they teach us every day about compassion, acceptance and being grateful for the small blessings in life.

We face many challenges every year, and we are constantly recruiting new volunteers and patrons to help with our mission. Budget constraints and a languishing economy have made fundraising a challenge, and we have to raise all of our operating funds every year, so this is no small task. But with many hands working together we find a way to get it done. There will be new challenges ahead with new healthcare regulations and rising operating costs. And we always have ideas about continuing to expand in the community. We regret that we can only help a certain number of the many that need our services in the Richmond community. If you want to make a difference, and see exactly where your funds are being used in an amazing outreach to the less fortunate, St. Francis Home would welcome your involvement.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Statewide
The majority of Saint Francis Home residents are from the greater Richmond area. However, we have a small population representing communities from the Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean.
Board Chair
Board Chair The Most Rev. Francis X. DiLorenzo
Company Affiliation Catholic Diocese of Richmond
Term June 2004 to Nov 2020
Email bishopdilorenzo@richmonddiocese.org
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Theresa Bahen SERVPRO Fire & Water
Hilaire Beck, III Retired
Richard Boehling Jr.Product IV, Inc.
Sarah Boehling Bon Secours
Maria Carreras Automatic Leasing
Bill Connolly Alfa Laval
Susan Dennis Productiv
Michael Denton RBC Wealth Management
Troy L. Flinn Alpha Wealth Advisors LLC
Dr. Gerald Keightley Nephrology Specialists
Linda Larue CareMore
Stokes McCune 24Hr Bail Bonds
Lorraine McQueen St. Francis Medical Center
Kimberly Moore Bank of America
J. Kevin Muldowney Hirschler Fleischer
Michael Muldowney Muldowney & Associates
Micheline Pierce Bon Secours Health System
Stephen G. Reardon Spotts Fain PC
Stephanie Ryan Henrico Doctor's Hospital
Katherine Sleeker Hunton & Williams
Susanne Sullivan Community Volunteer
Dr. David Whitehead Philanthropist
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 21
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 11
Female 11
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 80
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 70
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Executive
Management
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Building
Investment
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Endowment
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Bruce M Slough
Senior Staff
NameTitle
John Curtis Office Manager
Aaron Dierkes Maintenance Supervisor
Pamela Embrey Director of Advancement
Edna Mae Harris Kitchen Manager
Kevin Sharples Outreach Coordinator
Richard Shelley Administrator
Regina Watson-Fields Consultant HR
Staff
Full Time Staff 49
Part Time Staff 4
Volunteers 24
Contractors 1
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Programs
Description

To promote healthy activities and life-styles among residents. The WHIP program has been very successful in presenting a variety of integrated activities and therapies to promote physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual wellness for residents.

 

· Weight Resistance Fitness Program: Led by Certified Occupational Therapist, based on a Tufts University / Harvard study showing weight resistance to be the most effective program to increase muscle and bone mass among the elderly, while also improving mobility, flexibility and reducing incidents of falls. (Program outcomes in strength, mobility to be measured: start, mid-point, concluding)

· Yoga—Led by a yoga practitioner to help our residents increase their flexibility.

· Healthy Eating and Special Diet Programs led by Registered Dietician: Monthly sessions with staff in healthy food prep and menu development, and group and individual sessions with residents educating, promoting and monitoring healthy eating choices. Measured outcomes: diet / weight control, blood sugar (diabetics), (low, no salt), (renal).                                 

 
CEO/ED/Board Comments

Saint Francis Home relies on charitable contributions to cover the annual operating deficit incurred by caring for those who, through no fault of their own, do not have the financial means to pay for an Assisted Living Facility.

Every resident arrives at Saint Francis Home having dealt with the reality that they could no longer live independently, and in most cases, could not pay for services offered at an assisted living facility. Most come to accept their need for assistance as simple activities of daily living they used to perform with ease become labored. They may recognize diminishing physical strength and energy; increasing frailty and memory loss; and come to the realization their shrinking world consists of boring, non-stimulating routines and all too often, find themselves living in impoverished and subhuman conditions. In many cases, the passive acceptance of these perceptions would lead them to conclude their lives to be in a free-fall, often overcome with feelings of helplessness, despair, and without any hope of living an acceptable and dignified lifestyle. Unfortunately, time and time again, their negative self-perception would become a reality.

 

Saint Francis Home’s values of instilling Dignity, Respect and Love provide a nurturing environment where seniors can receive and live a quality of life they would otherwise not be able to afford. Saint Francis Home provides residents with meticulously clean rooms, fresh linens, laundry service, three nutritious meals per day followed by three snacks, social activities and events, and every service is provided in a manner to protect, and enhance every individual’s self-esteem and self-worth.

 In-order to meet the financial requirement needed to care for those with no or limited financial means, Saint Francis Home depends on charitable contributions. Saint Francis Home also receives funds from Individual Sponsors, Corporate Grants, and five annual fundraising events: our annual Dodgeball Tournament, a 5k "River Challenge", "Mandolay Night" - a black tie affair with boxing, fashion show, dancers and casino tables, our July Golf Tournament and our popular “Blue Crab & Blue Grass Festival" in October at Tredegar Iron Works.

Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $2,141,631.00
Projected Expenses $2,377,967.00
Endowment Value $1,400,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage (if selected) 39
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$2,533,782$2,481,325$2,094,322
Administration Expense$34,795$66,339$201,737
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.950.810.79
Program Expense/Total Expenses99%97%91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$6,818,770$6,931,629$7,071,650
Current Assets$131,684$68,948$77,207
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$44,265$23,894$45,981
Total Net Assets$6,774,505$6,907,735$7,025,669
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.972.891.68
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2016View
Comments
Organization Comments

Saint Francis Home runs at a deficit annually.  Saint Francis Home Foundation of Richmond was established to act as a Fund-Raising entity to provide financial support for Saint Francis Home. The sole purpose of Saint Francis Home Foundation of Richmond is to identify, solicit and or recruit resources in support of our ministry. The shortfall incurred by Saint Francis Home each year is covered by funds transferred to the Home from the Foundation. Therefore, the foundation is responsible for all fund-raising and financial management of the funds, such as our Endowment and other investments.

Foundation Comments
  • Revenue from "Foundations and Corporations" includes support from the Saint Francis Home Foundation.