About Us

One Community Now, Inc. (OCN) is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) faith-based community organization founded in 2009.

Working Together, Changing Lives!

The mission of One Community Now is to help children, families and veterans who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless to improve their health and economic condition. We collaborate with churches, businesses, schools, organizations, and government entities to help combine community resources to fulfil the mission.

Our key programs focus on:

Eradicating Childhood Hunger
Empowering Employment Success
Ending Veteran Homelessness

    We do not intend to duplicate services or resources that are already provided in the community but instead try to help educate those in our community about resources that are available. Our hope is for needs to be met within our community as we work together communicating the needs and matching them with available resources. We take a holistic approach to meeting needs and believe that as Christians, we can express God’s love in all we do and say.

    Our Core Values

    One Community Now is a faith-based non-profit organization. We believe as Christians, we are commanded in Luke 10:27 to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love our neighbors as ourselves. If we love our neighbors as ourselves, we will truly be concerned with their welfare; both physically and spiritually. 

    Because of God’s love for us, we desire to share that love with others.

    Jesus made a startling statement in Matthew 25:34-40. He asserted that as we give food and drink to those in need, take in strangers, clothe the naked, visit the sick and those in prisons, we are doing these things to Him. Most of us would find it easy to do these things for Christ, and even for our own family, but Jesus says we must even do them for the lowliest of people, including those we don’t know or may even despise. We are called to serve all men. 

    Carefully articulated core values insure that our organization’s commitment to a vision becomes reality. They help to guarantee that during implementation, the vision, program integrity, sustainability, effectiveness and applicability are preserved. They are:

     

    • Integration and Wholism
    • Commitment to the Poor and Marginalized
    • Long Term Solutions
    • Identifying and Using Neighborhood Assets
    • Respect of all people 
    • Participatory Learning
    • Designing for Multiplication and Movement
    Our Team

    Staff

    Patti Templeton | Founder / Executive Director

    Shannon Ranes | Executive Assistant & Marketing

    Carla Burkhead | Client Resource Specialist / Quality Control

    Brianna DiNicola | Client Resource Specialist / Pack A Sack Coordinator

    Melissa Heid | Client Resource Specialist / Receptionist

    Esther Perez | Client Resource Specialist / Job Advisor

    Margie Sanchez | Client Resource Specialist / Job Advisor

    Susie Zabetka | Accounting Technician

    Board of Directors

    Tricia Staltare | President

    Jason Corey | Vice President

    Michelle Malacinski | Secretary

    Maria Loucas I Treasurer

    Bill Lewis

    John Davenport

    Dan Biles

    Joe DiNicola 

    Katie Mansfield

    Dave Phillips

     

    Our Successes

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    How Can I Help?

    By donating to One Community Now, you help us be the hands and feet that our community needs. You give us the chance to help people who live in fear every day, and you help us build a community, because with One Community Now we don’t just help, we build relationships, trust and become family.

    Come join us! Looking to get involved with One Community Now but may not know how? Volunteering is a great way to learn more about who we are and what we do. If you want to help others and make a change in people lives, sign-up today to volunteer. 

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