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ProvidingHope Community Action Association

 18627 Brookhurst, #425
 Fountain Valley, CA 92708
[P] (714) 393-3685
[F] (714) 964-6614
[email protected]
Lois McKoon
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Organization DBA ProvidingHope Community Action Association
Former Names Probation Community Action Association (1993)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 33-0593079 00000



Mission StatementMORE »

PCAA is committed to provide encouragement and support for youth and teens through life changing prevention, intervention and assistance programs.  Our mission is to transform "youth at risk" to "youth of promise" providing Hope and a second chance.  Providing needed assistance, giving the teen a second chance which will make Orange County a better and safer place in which we live, work and worship.

Mission Statement

PCAA is committed to provide encouragement and support for youth and teens through life changing prevention, intervention and assistance programs.  Our mission is to transform "youth at risk" to "youth of promise" providing Hope and a second chance.  Providing needed assistance, giving the teen a second chance which will make Orange County a better and safer place in which we live, work and worship.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Expenses $19,960.00
Projected Revenue $23,500.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Annual Youth Luncheon, the PAWS dog program and Adopt A family for the holidays

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

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Mission Statement

PCAA is committed to provide encouragement and support for youth and teens through life changing prevention, intervention and assistance programs.  Our mission is to transform "youth at risk" to "youth of promise" providing Hope and a second chance.  Providing needed assistance, giving the teen a second chance which will make Orange County a better and safer place in which we live, work and worship.

Background Statement

PCAA was founded in 1993.  Probation Chief Michael Schumacher was frustrated because county funds could not be used for clothing, shoes, basic needs of the youth so he gathered friends and associates and founded the non profit.
Twenty four years later our passion is still as strong.  We believe that providing help and hope that can rarely be found elsewhere, but provided by us changes a young life.  We have wonderful projects please see our programs section.  We run a lean organization, and are proud that the funds raised make such a difference in a life.

Impact Statement

Our Christmas "adopt a family" is a huge success each year, last year 70 businesses or individuals adopted families and purchased items off of their wish lists.  Donations were also used to provide food and other needs for the holidays without this program, the holidays would be so very bleak.  Interaction with the community is an accomplishment we are so proud of.  The Angel Booster Club has a yearly Christmas brunch and all toys, blankets, household items donated go to our family.  I speak at least three times a year at their monthly meetings.   At this time we are hoping for funds to purchase bolts of fleece so the boosters can make blankets for low income families for Christmas.
Homeless Blankets & Sewing machines.  we had a successful year purchasing new sewing machines and also plastic grocery bags of which blankets for the homeless are made.
The two youth centers we help are in great need of more sewing machines and a lot of plastic grocery bags.  This project teaches the youth compassion and a serving heart.
Yearly we have a Youth Luncheon where the incarcerated youth and the "other side Pledge" youth,  come out in public and have display tables showing their academic and art achievements.  PCAA pays for their lunches and its a amazing day.
PAWS - pups and wards, we pay the insurance so this program can take place at juvenile hall..dogs and socially challenged teens team up and care, nurturing, discipline, training skills are learned.  At the end of the program, the dogs get a new home and a teen life is changed.  
Our goals are to have these programs funded so we can provide more supplies in each category. Our programs are life changing and successful, we need additional funding to grow them and help many other teens..we can do this with your donation and every donation is so greatly appreciated. 

Needs Statement

  • $3,500 per month is needed over a twelve month period to meet our basic needs.  These donations fill the teen requests for clothing, school needs, food, new sleeping bags, educational programs, field trips etc. 
  • $1,450 per year for Officers and General Insurance 
  • $1,700.00 per year for storage 
  • $1,500 per year accounting fee
We run our organization "lean".  I have seen many other non profits with huge overhead and little to the cause...that is not what PCAA is about.  We do have expenses to run the organization, yet our goal is to fill every request and we have not missed filling one in twenty years, but to continue to do this, we need  your funding.

CEO Statement

Many people cannot understand the "at risk" population.  Our teens often come from homes of domestic and verbal violence, abandonment, dysfunctional and stressful.  Often a parent is addicted or often the males are in prison, with the youth following in their footsteps.  PCAA is a factor in changing this pattern.  We can't change it all, but we can change it for the better.  Teens need hope and a purpose, they need the feeling of achievement and success not often found in their neighborhoods.  We are here to make a difference, one life at a time.   PCAA has been passionate to help teens that few honestly choose to help and we have a great history of success, seeking a great future with your financial assistance.  I ask you to join us and also could you consider becoming a PCAA Board of Director?  We can use your energy and ideas!

Board Chair Statement

   We have joined OC Connect due to their strong and successful reputation and are hoping for much needed funding to keep us helping others.  When we help a youth we help the family as well.  Please join us.

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

PCAA accepts checks, credit cards, paypal and cash!  Our information is on our website:    We appreciate donations for our fundraisers where the money is used to help the teens in the two probation schools.  These schools are an alternative to incarcaration in Juvenile hall.  Our "in kind" donations are especially appreciated in December when we provide many many OC families with gifts, clothing, blankets, new sleeping bags, toiletries and especially gift cards to grocery stores and clothing stores.  Many volunteers "adopt" families and others give donations or have a "gift card" party which really helps with basic family needs when given to our low income families.  Throughout the year donations are used to fill teen youth requests such as school clothing, shoes, food, school needs, court ordered classes, field trips, etc.  We help incarcerated and "at risk" youth.  The requests are often basic but each filled request puts hope in a teens heart where hope is not often found. Our population of teens come from domestic violence, drug homes, the partents are often in jail and they are being raised by the grandmother.  We  love to help these teens and hope you will join us in helping them!  Loyal donors also have donations at their loved ones memorial services given to PCAA, giving teens needed assistance in loving memory.  PCAA honors our faithful yearly donors who stand with other donors in helping us change young lives.  Thank you

Geographic Area Served

North Orange County
Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County

We serve the youth in every city in Orange County California including the non incorporated areas

Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  2. Community Improvement, Capacity Building -
  3. Crime & Legal - Related - Youth Violence Prevention



Annual Youth Luncheon, the PAWS dog program and Adopt A family for the holidays

Teaching a teen to "give back" can change their lives forever. PCAA recently won a grant to help fund the afterschool programs with Probation teens.  They sew pillowcases for the children with cancer at CHOC.  They make the most amazing blankets for the homeless with plastic grocery bags.  We purchase sewing machines and materials and can use more funding for these life changing programs.  Our annual Youth Luncheon is so amazing as it allows a incarcerated teen accompanied by an officer to attend this luncheon and talk with the public.  Their display table shows their academic achievements and artwork.  PCAA pays for about 60 youth and counselor lunches so we are in great need of public donations.  For the youth, its a life changing day in their life, changing the direction of their future.  PAWS  (Pups  and wards) is where the most difficult to socialize incarcerated youth are given dogs from the shelter to care for.  This program teaches them how to care, nuture and have responsibility.  Its an amazing program. If PCAA did not pay the $ 1,100 per year in insurance this program could not take place.  Success beyond measure is our "adopt a family" for the holidays.  We help hundreds of families with basic holiday needs such as clothing, towels, bedding and toys.  We are seeking funding for the "Thinking For A Change" program graduations where teens and young adults take a life skills 22 week course which is life changing, we provide the pizza and cake and its a big celebration of achievement. We love our programs! 
Budget  $28,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served At-Risk Populations K-12 (5-19 years) Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Program Short-Term Success 
Because our population is 'at risk" we take care of immediate needs and have for twenty years.  We can only see the urgent need at hand taken care of such as clothing for school, educational programs etc.  I will share an outcome that means a lot to me.  We have had a Storytime program in the past where we go into high crime/low income areas and read to the kids and give a actual book such as was just read to them.  I had been doing this for about seven years and one day a young gal came to the Storytime to pick up her sister.  I barely recognized her as she was now 16 and the last time I saw her she was probably 12 years old.  I spoke with her afterward and asked 'what have you done with all the books you got over the Storytime's we shared together"?  she replied "I kept them all, read the books to my brothers and sisters and now I take them to the local elementary school and read to the kids twice a week".  I was so happy!  PCAA has so many results but do to confidentiality of incarcerated teens its almost impossible to keep names and stats.  I can only tell you I have seen 14 years of miracles.
Program Long-Term Success 
How can I describe a teen that is picked up for ditching school and when the situation is discussed, they simply cannot stand the embarrassment and ridicule of clothing and torn  shoes?  PCAA steps in and gets that clothing and the teen in back in school. We also provide school needs, bus pass and new sleeping bags as well as we fund academic encentives and field trips.  Our program goals for the future is to get more funding to build on these programs and help more teens.  If a teen can be helped and encouraged it is highly unlikely that they will continue on the wrong path thus keeping families together and youth out of prison making our community a much better place to live.
Program Success Monitored By 
Our communication is often via letters of thanks written to our board or an officer telling us the youth has just got a job, graduated high school or is attending a  local junior college or the military.  Due to the youth being unde 18 years of age we cannot track them by name or any other method. It can be frustrating.  When I was on staff at the Probation dept they could track the teens and the percentages of success were great, probably 60% which in the at risk world is very high.  We have removed $ 20,000 in gang affiliated tattoo removal in our history.  This means that youth who would have been tied forever to a gang is now set free, with them off to get a job, help with the family income, stay out of prison and get a fresh start in life.  I will always remember Michael.  His dad, grandpa's, uncles and brothers all were incarcerated.  In this population its often expected.  We removed Michaels tattoos, he stayed in school and got a job at target.  The gang he got out of tried to hurt him many times and sometimes they succeeded but Michael would not turn back. He is now in college.  Without PCAA removing his tattoos, this story would have a much different ending.  We rely on the juvenile officers comments and the youth testimonies and letters.
Examples of Program Success 
As stated above we cannot track by youth name or location, we cannot take a success photo, the identify of the youth is protected by law.  I can  however share about our yearly youth luncheon.  Over 60 -70 youth and officers accompanying them attend and the youth provide a display table for public viewing.  This table shows their academic achievements as well as art design.
These youth have never been at a nice venue, eaten a luncheon meal and especially not ever experienced positive communication with the public. This yearly event is our greatest testimony of success!
Each year we see success story after success story, the lives changed forever for the good.


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Lois McKoon
CEO Term Start May 1993
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
  • Twenty eight years business owner in Orange County
  • Trained employees in customer service and public relations, worked with OC's largest companies and interviewed, hired, fired etc.  Multi tasks go along with owning a business.
  • Event co ordinator for church events, seminars 
  • Speaker at women's conferences, church services
  • OC Jail ministry -monthly to the local jail - Musick

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
-- -- --

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
-- -- --


Award Awarding Organization Year
Storytime National award for reading to children 2008


Affiliation Year
-- --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --



Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 200
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 0%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: 1
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 1
Male: --
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy --
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --

Government Licenses


CEO Comments

PCAA is grateful for all donations. We carefully spend our money on the teen needs and basic overhead costs.  The public is welcome to attend a Board of Director meeting and get to know us.  For 24  years putting hope in a teens heart has been our passion..wont you join us?

Foundation Comments



Board Chair Mr. Santos Chavez
Board Chair Company Affiliation Anti gang counselor for OC Dept of Education
Board Chair Term Jan 2017 - Jan 2019
Board Co-Chair Ms. Marcia Smith
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Drug and rehab counselor and intake rep
Board Co-Chair Term Jan 2017 - Jan 2019

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Sylvia Browning -- --
Pastor Santos Chavez -- --
Carol Koelle Retired Probation Officer Voting
Gary Smith Community Volunteer Voting
Marcia Smith -- --
Jane Stember -- --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Don Crevier Crevier Classic Cars NonVoting
Dr. Michael Schumacher College Professor/Retired CEO of County of Orange NonVoting
Vera Thompson -- NonVoting
Mr. Jim Watson JR Watson & Associates NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 5
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 95%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 75%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

PCAA is seeking to add to our Board of Directors.  Many faithful members of the board have had to resign due to health issues or moving away in retirement. We recently added three nrew younger members, a to top tech person, a baker/chef and a business woman.   Challenges are its somewhat difficult to raise funds to help teens who are in trouble or at risk.  The truth is organizations that help teens who are suffering health issues get funding easily, but our teens are suffering emotional issues due to abandonment, neglect, abuse, lack of nutrition, lack of family unit etc.  Our teens, if helped at their teen age seem to turn around to a positive direction quickly.  By helping these teens at this stage of their life, its our goal and hope that the teens will have a productive life.  Its something we see every day..when hope is put in a teen heart their entire  outlook changes.  We joined this wonderful website so that donors could read about us, see our vision and join our passion.  Our biggest challenge is we are small, but by helping teens with small but important requests,  their life changes. Your contribution will make a real difference.

Foundation Comments


Standing Committees

  • Advisory Board / Advisory Council
  • By-laws
  • Community Outreach / Community Relations
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
  • Youth


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2016 to Sept 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $23,500.00
Projected Expenses $19,960.00
Form 990s

2015 990

2014 990

2013 990s

Audit Documents

2012 Compiled Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2012
Total Revenue $53,937 $38,590 $26,110
Total Expenses $35,978 $45,937 $42,608

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$36,511 $18,500 $18,677
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $7,416 $9,400 --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues $3,360 $2,000 --
Special Events $6,650 $8,690 $7,426
Revenue In-Kind $14,742 -- --
Other -- -- $7

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2012
Program Expense $18,072 $18,368 $23,448
Administration Expense $11,139 $15,095 $19,160
Fundraising Expense $6,766 $12,475 --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.50 0.84 0.61
Program Expense/Total Expenses 50% 40% 55%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 13% 34% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2012
Total Assets $17,959 $5,300 $25,169
Current Assets $17,959 $5,300 $21,119
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- $5,300 --
Total Net Assets -- $5,300 $25,169

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf 1.00 inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

We are not a large non profit but we make a difference in teen lives.  We need funding to run the basics of overhead and meet the request needs.  All board members/Executive Director are volunteers.

Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s for  2011 & 2012 and the compiled financials for 2014 as well as consultation with the organization.


Other Documents

Getting to Know Us (2015)

No Other Documents currently available.