DomesticViolencePreventionServices Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who generously donated over 3,900 hours to assist us with Closet Couture, special events, sorting donations, managing reception, childcare, and so much more. We couldn’t do it without you! If you are interested in volunteering at Nova Vita please visit our website at www.novavita.org or contact our volunteer coordinator at 519-752-1005 ext. 216 CONTACT INFORMATION: Nova Vita Domestic Violence Prevention Services 59 North Park Street, Brantford, Ontario N3R 4J8 24 Hour Crisis Line 519.752.HELP (4357) All other calls 519.752.1005 Fax: 519.752.0811 www.novavita.org E-mail: [email protected] Revenue Canada Charitable Tax: 10777 1727 RR0001 Year in Review 2013 - 2014 Year in Review Our Clients 2013 - 2014 Shelter Services Children 100 Women 112 Total number of clients 212 Average length of stay 60 days Total average occupancy 94% 2013 - 2014 Counselling Services Women Children 37 We celebrated our first anniversary on July 31st and we are hopeful for the future. Men 160 Transitional Housing 325 Over the past year, our successes have been many, however, the challenge of financial security remains elusive. Increasing operating costs, the fact that there has been no increase in provincial funding for the past five years, compounding pay equity costs, uncertain per diem rates for our homelessness beds and an ever competitive fundraising atmosphere makes the 2014/15 year our most challenging yet. Caring Families Program 52 Financials Revenue Provincial $1,557,957 As we face our most challenging year, we are optimistic that with the continued support of our generous donors, sponsors, volunteers and staff, we will continue to meet the needs of our clients. Together we can provide help, hope and healing to abused and homeless women and their children in Brantford and the County of Brant. Message from the Executive Director and the President of the Board Last year, in the Message from the President, we reflected on the thirty year history of Nova Vita and all that we have accomplished. This year, as always, we are looking forward to what the future may hold for the organization - our successes and our challenges. Shield Community Foundation, we were able to produce a training manual for community professionals by capitalizing on our expertise in working with men, women and children in the domestic violence arena. Our hope is that this project will train social service professionals how to better work with The 2013/14 fiscal year was filled high conflict/domestic violence with new opportunities – new families and act as a social enterfunding and new programs. Status prise to begin to generate revenue of Women Canada awarded BRAVE through the sale of the manual (our community coordinating and training sessions. committee with Nova Vita as the lead agency), funding for a comAnd finally, last year we opened munity engagement project focus- “Closet Couture”, our high end, ing on engaging young men and previously loved clothing store boys to help fight violence against at 222 B King George Road. With women and girls – the “No More” the generous help of the Ontario campaign was created – No More Trillium Foundation and commviolence, hate, harm, rape. unity donors, this social enterprise provides customers with quality 2013/14 also saw the creation clothing at affordable prices while of the Caring Families Training generating a much needed revKit www.caringfamilies.ca. With enue stream for the organization. generous funding from the Green Sincerely, Joy Freeman and Victoria Malcolm 278 Municipal $248,014 Fundraising & Grants $281,865 Closet Couture $114,956 Brant United Way Other Sources of Revenue TOTAL Expenditures Residential Services • Shelter • Children • Transitional $1,410,934 $781,965 $100,288 Community Counselling • Women • Men • Children $92,431 Community Outreach $182,124 Closet Couture $80,277 $2,395,511 TOTAL $2,455,300 A complete set of audited statements is available upon request by calling 752-1005 ext. 214 during business hours.
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