Vincent W. Kabacinski

Vincent Kabacinski
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Vincent W. Kabacinski's Biography

Type Of Business:
Emergency Shelter for the Homeless up to approx 45-50 per night
Marketing Area:
Local
Expertise:
Oversight of Daily Operations, Administration, Assessment of Program Needs but also Developmennt and Implementation,,Creating Programs based on direct input from the clients doing needs assessments affordable adequate and livable housing, transportaion providing transportation to and from place of employment, medical care beginning with a physical to determine need then assistance to get back to health
Rewarding Aspect: People coming back to say "thank You"
Major Product/SVS:
Emergency Shelter and Related Services, Drop-In-Center, Community Outreach Program
Hobbies/Sports:
Traveling,
Education Degrees:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Saint Joseph's College-mid 1970's; Coursework, Notre Dame; Coursework, Ohio Northern University; Diploma, Saint Patrick's High School
Affiliations Awards:
Public Citizen of the Year, Sponsored by National Association of Social Workers, Wilkes Barre Division (1989); "Point of Light" Nominee, Administration of Former President George Bush; Chairman, The Committee on Social Concerns, Administration of Lee A. Namey, Wilkes-Barre Mayor; Headed Panel Discussion of Homeless, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C.; President, Pennsylvania Coalition for the Homeless; Academy of Political Science; American Civil Liberties Union;
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; National AIDS Coalition; National Low-Income Housing Coalition;
Rosa Parks' Wall of Tolerance; Co-Chairperson, Luzerne County Homeless Coalition; Former Chairman, City of Wilkes-Barre Commission on Social Concerns; Former President of Pennsylvania Coalition for Homeless
Place of Birth:
Scranton, PA
Industry:
Homeless Services Administration
State/Country of Origin:
USA
Date of Distinction:
6/16/2005
Expanded Biography:
MR. Kabacinsky was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He graduated from St. Patrick’s High School. He continued his education at Ohio Northern University, Notre Dame and graduated from St. Joseph’s College in Jensen Beach, Florida with a bachelor of science in business administration. Mr. Kabacinski is co-founder and executive Director of V.I.S.I.O.N., Inc., Luzerne County’s emergency shelter for the homeless since 1986. Now in his 20th year of service to the communities that make up the county, V.I.S.I.O.N.! continues to provide emergency shelter and related services in addition to operating the Drop-In-Center and the Community Outreach Program.
Mr. Kabacinski has been featured on local and national television and radio because of his controversial style of working with the homeless. He is the agency co-founder of the motto 'Rebuilding Lives One at A Time.' Currently, he is working on a book to be published in 2009, titled "A Rock For a Pillow." He participated in the first homeless count in the Commonwealth traveling over 4,000 Miles throughout Pennsylvania doing an assessment of program needs.
Number Of Years In Profession:
34
Number Of Years In Current Position:
34
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