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Merrick House

Merrick House is a community center in the settlement house tradition that serves the Brooklyn Centre, Clark Fulton, Stockyards, and Tremont neighborhoods by providing programs and engaging in community building and advocacy to empower individuals, families, and neighborhoods. Merrick House has served Tremont and the surrounding communities for more than 90 years. In the settlement house tradition, they have a rich history of providing programs and services to the community in areas such as child care, youth services, and adult education.


Executive Director: Stacia Naoum       

 SVP Project ManagerStacey Stingley

Years of Engagement: 2015-2016                                                       

Total SVP Impact as of 12/31/2015

 Value of volunteer hours from partners and friends   $ 950
 SVP direct financial contributions (grants awarded)   Time Only
 Indirect contributions because of introduction by SVP   TBD
 Projected operational impact from SVP-supported projects/initiatives 


Value of volunteering and donations:    $ 950  


Strengthening Merrick House


• Human Resources
• Board Development
• Leadership Development
• Fundraising Strategy

Results and Accomplishments:

• Completed Organization Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT).
• Met with the executive director to review the OCAT results and develop a plan for the future.
• Note: The executive director took a pregnancy leave shortly after the beginning of the engagement. Projects were put on hold until her return in early 2016.

Volunteer Partners of SVP
Volunteer Team: Ryan Ouellette (Lead), Stacey Stingley (Lead)

Advisory Team: Jill Bernaciak, Barry Doggett, Cindy Fisher, Nancy Hancock Griffith, James Hailey, Evan Ishida, Ann Newman, Gargi Patel, Carol Paull, Ann Weinzimmer