Our mission is — and always has been — to be an oasis for spiritual growth, healing and transformation, and service to others. We offer a place to grow in relationship with the Creator and creation, where people can unpack emotional baggage and heal personal relationships… or where those filled with joyous energy can join forces to help the poor and neglected around us.
Today, more than 133,000 visits are made to the Casa each year. More than 2,000 families are registered and nearly 150 children are in religious education. More than 800 adults are active volunteers in our ministries or with our partner charities. Approximately 5,500 hours of licensed behavioral health counseling is donated each year to those who have nowhere else to turn.
Our vision is to double this impact in the next five years. We dream of a day when there is no waiting list for counseling at the Casa; when we have a single room big enough to hold all the kids and parents in religious education; and to double our community outreach. To do this, we will need more staff, more volunteers, and more space!
Our success at the Casa is measured by personal and spiritual growth – transformations that can’t be quantified with a yard-stick or a balance sheet. Our hope is that each person becomes the brightest they can be for themselves, their families, their communities, and this world.
Five-year Strategic Plan
The Five-year Strategic Plan guides the organization’s long-range goals and objectives in the areas of spirituality, programming, ministry, environmental stewardship and human resources. It was developed by the Board of Directors in close collaboration with Casa leadership and staff.
The Franciscan Renewal Center (FRC) follows a fiscal year of Sept. 1 – Aug. 31. The organization operates under a governance structure involving friars, staff and volunteer professionals. Each year, the Board of Directors and Finance Committee present the financial position of the FRC and its related activities. Below is the most recent report available.
Community Survey Results
Annually, the Franciscan Renewal Center surveys its community, volunteers, friends and followers to assess changing needs and awareness about its services. Find results from the 2013 and 2014 surveys here.