A Child's Dream-CA (ACDCA) helps to provide resources needed for children to become healthy and responsible citizens in their communities.
ACDCA hosts two Annual 1-Day Outreach Events from 11:00am - 2:00pm at the Culver City Teen Center facility in Culver City, California.
The first is the Back-to-School Outreach held in August where children (K-12) in need are provided with free backpacks (school supplies, personal hygiene products) along with healthy snacks and more.
A second event, the Holiday Outreach held in December is structured the same and includes canned goods, nutritional snacks and holiday gifts included as part of what the children receive.
A Safe Haven Foundation is a 501(c)3 not for profit, social enterprise that helps people aspire, transform and sustain their lives as they transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency with pride and purpose. A Safe Haven provides the tools for each individual to overcome the root causes of homelessness through a holistic and scalable model. A Safe Haven’s visible social and economic impact unites families, stabilizes neighborhoods, and creates vibrant, viable communities.
AWFC Corpus Christi is situated on the Gulf Coast and serves Region 11 of the Texas Department of Protective and Family Services. The mission of A World for Children is to serve at risk children and families by providing quality services focusing on prevention and therapeutic care. The staff focuses on teamwork and support for our families and children. They also work hard to ensure the families feel supported and the kids know they are special.
Abe’s Garden® is establishing a model of residential, day, and community-based programs for those with Alzheimer’s disease. The goal is to transform care for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias throughout the United States by providing an unprecedented level of care for individuals diagnosed with these disorders. Equally important, it is a site of research and teaching, setting a new standard for other programs and residential communities devoted to caring for our nation’s rapidly expanding senior population.
The mission of After-School All-Stars Philadelphia & Camden (ASAS Philadelphia & Camden) is to provide comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life. During the 2018-2019 school year, ASAS Philadelphia & Camden served 400 middle school students at five Title I schools: Conwell Middle Magnet School, Vare- Washington School, and William D. Kelley School in Philadelphia, PA as well as Mastery Charter Schools Molina Upper Elementary and Cramer Hill Elementary in Camden, NJ.
To best equip our students for success, each hour of our daily, 3pm-6pm program is structured around one of these areas:
• Academic Readiness: We combine immediate homework help and tutoring with long-term positive habit formation, like time management, to help our students develop learning skills needed to thrive throughout their schooling. As a school-based program, ASAS P&C can communicate easily with school-day teachers and administrators to target and guide our development of after-school training, curricula, and projects.
• STEM Programming: Through our STEM programming, ASAS P&C strives to eliminate disparities in access and exposure to STEM fields that exist between advantaged students and students from low-income backgrounds. We offer hands-on STEM classes and STEM career exposure.
• Career Exploration Experiences: This component solidifies connections between students’ academic work, their passions, and possible career paths through field trips to colleges and work sites and career panels with mentors that help students define and develop their career goals.
• Health & Wellness: To equip our All-Stars with the motivation and confidence necessary to alter their existing habits and make healthier choices, ASAS P&C provides children with regular access to structured physical activity and nutrition education, healthy cooking classes.
• Visual and Performing Arts: This component plays a vital role in helping our youth self-express, gain confidence, build empathy, and explore social justice, race, and equity. Art serves as an outlet for emotion, helping students process both positive and negative events in their lives.
By providing a multi-layered intervention model, ASAS Philadelphia & Camden offers a holistic approach to extended day learning. We give youth access to valuable after-school programming that responds to their evolving needs and helps them create their own paths to success.
The Allison H.O.P.E. Foundation was created with the goal of inspiring the youth from all communities and walks of life. The youth are our future lawyers, doctors, presidents, scientists, teachers and beyond. The Allison H.O.P.E. Foundation inspires the youth to push towards their dreams despite any adversity they may face along the way. We are here as living examples to let people know ANYTHING is possible and to #KeepItGoing
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Alternatives For Girls serves homeless and at-risk girls and young women in Detroit through shelter, crisis intervention, and academic support. Your gift will make a direct impact. Thank you.
APA Family Support Services strengthens families with a spectrum of services to prevent and if necessary, treat problems that may occur as a result of stress, barriers and challenges of language, finances, and lack of resources. The majority of clients are immigrants. We serve and outreach to over 7,000 clients annually at 8 sites in San Francisco. Services include:
- Parent Support including parenting education, support groups, health education, Early Literacy, Economic Self-Sufficiency Project (Prevention)
- Home Visitation provided by bilingual and bicultural staff (Early Intervention).Clinical Services (Crisis Intervention) which include bilingual counseling, school-based behavioral health services, Enhanced Visitation, case management.
- Community Development is headed by APA's Asian and Pacific Islander Family Resources Network (APIFRN), a collaboration of 22 linguistically and culturally competent family resource agencies in San Francisco.
- Confidential Counseling is available to families or to individual family members. The API HOTLINE is a resource to parents and youth in times of stress and crisis.
Helping Families Heal as they work towards reunification through the foster care system. Arizonans for Children has 2 Visitation Centers for children to spend time with their parents and siblings in a fun, vibrant, engaging and safe environment. Each centers gets between 700-1000 visits every week.
Arizonans for Children has a Mentor program that matches school age children in foster care to get a volunteer Mentor. Mentors take the children out of the foster or group home to do fun activities and assist with homework and life skills.
We also hold a variety of classes, activities, special events and workshops throughout the year including a STEM class, jewelry making class, a festival and holiday party.
Austin Clubhouse is a working community that empowers adults with persistent mental health diagnoses to achieve their highest potential through employment, housing, education and socialization. We are the only organization in Travis County that follows the “Clubhouse Model” which is an evidence-based, non-clinical day rehabilitation program structured to model a regular work day.
Both members and staff engage together in the running and operations of every function the Clubhouse from leading wellness classes to tracking essential program data. All the work in the Clubhouse is designed to help increase members self-worth, purpose, confidence and independence.
We are a a go-to resource for mental health support services through four primary programs: Employment Support, Education Support, Housing Support and The Whole Health and Wellness Program.
Our building is divided into two distinct units to facilitate the complete onsite operation of a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, The Business & Admin Unit and The Kitchen & Wellness Unit. Because of this, our supply needs vary greatly, from kitchen equipment to prepare healthy lunches to up-to-date technology for job searching.
We greatly appreciate any and all assistance that any supporters and donors can provide. We invite you to learn more about us at our website, austinclubhouse.org or give us a call at 512-925-5877 to schedule a tour any day of the week!
Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is comprised of over 185 Greater Austin churches and thousands of trained volunteers bringing hope into crisis. ADRN’s network enables and empowers church members to organize, prepare, mobilize, and respond quickly in the event of disaster, great or small. Business partners, local agencies and community support play a vital role in ADRN’s mission. It is through the generosity of their in-kind donations, monetary gifts and volunteer assistance, that ADRN can fund the rebuild/repair of survivor homes and provide immediate assistance to those in crisis.
Austin Free-Net is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which has been working to bridge the digital divide in Austin, Texas since 1995. We seek to ensure technological literacy and digital equity in our most vulnerable communities. Constantly evolving to meet our city's growing needs, we provide no-cost digital literacy instruction at 16 sites, including 4 public access computer labs. In addition to our Digital Literacy programming, we also offer IT Workforce Development & Certification services ($6500/person value) - all absolutely FREE. We provide the digital literacy and technological access needed to impact the motivations, interests, and goals of people left behind in the Information Age. AFN delivers modular instruction for students to master technology and workplace foundations in areas such as Computer, Internet, iPad, and Smartphone Basics, and Microsoft Office Suite. We work and care for everyone in the Austin community, including seniors, people experiencing homelessness, non-English speakers, migrants, people with disabilities and impairments, formerly incarcerated individuals, illiterate and uneducated individuals, gentrified and displaced individuals, low-income individuals and families, and other underserved community members. These are the faces we meet and these are the people we serve.
BakerRipley brings resources, education and connection to more than half a million people throughout Texas each year. For more than a century, we have offered innovative solutions to help low-income families in emerging neighborhoods get a foothold in the region’s economy. We work with residents in more than 70 service locations to help them discover the strengths and skills necessary to become productive, prosperous and self-sufficient. BakerRipley is a United Way agency.
Baltimore Outreach Services (BOS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless and impoverished women build a better life by providing housing, education and job training. Since its founding in 2002, BOS has operated around the clock, 365 days each year to providing food, shelter and a comprehensive array of services to more than 3,500 women and children. Our 40-bed emergency shelter operates 24-hours per day, providing 3 meals and 1 snack daily, full case management, health/mental services, educational programs, job training, employment services, and housing placement. In addition to the emergency shelter, BOS operates 10 scattered site affordable rental homes and a program of outreach and support for prior shelter residents.
The purpose of Bedichek M.S. Orchestra Booster shall be to foster, promote, and support the activities of the instrumental orchestra program. The major focus of the booster club is to support the best interest of the students and director as they engage in musical activities and continue to build a quality instrumental program.
Best of the Batch Foundation is a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the lives of children and families in distressed communities by building character, self-esteem, and appreciation for education. Currently serving southwestern Pennsylvania, Best of the Batch Foundation does good works, such as scholarships to college-bound students and a yearly back-to-school BatchPack book bag distribution to kids and teachers. Best of the Batch also offers programming that couples sports with learning—such as the seven week summer basketball camp where participating boys and girls attend study halls where they read and discuss pre-selected books.
Founded by NFL quarterback Charlie Batch in 1999, Best of the Batch Foundation embodies Charlie's values of dedication, leadership, and trust. Over the years, Charlie has leveraged his status as a Pittsburgh Steeler to attract and engage young people. Every program at Best of the Batch affirms the value of his personal motto--the 5 P's--in all aspects of life: proper preparation prevents poor performance. His passion is to unlock the potential of children and their families by providing resources to educate and empower them to give their best efforts in all they do...to be the best of the batch in life.
"To find and care for the abandoned poor and to be family with those who have none." - Mission of Bethesda Project
Bethesda Project operates 14 sites throughout Center City Philadelphia for individual adults experiencing homelessness. These sites range from emergency shelter to safe haven provisions to supportive housing to independent living spaces.
Our mission is to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. To provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.
The BLESS Coalition exists to mobilize the community to free people from generational poverty. Our vision is to collaborate with local government, schools, businesses and other nonprofits to better serve those in need with basic needs, education, employment and housing.
The BLESS General Store provides personal hygiene products and home cleaning supplies that cannot be purchased with an EBT card.
Boston Rescue Mission transforms lives by empowering people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to achieve a healthy and self-sufficient life. We foster independence and self-sufficiency among people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing emergency shelter to those in crisis and connecting them with in-house programs that assist them in dealing with the issues that led to their present situation.
At Branches, we provide life-changing opportunities to help working families and their children break the cycle of generational poverty.
To serve, educate and inspire people through student, family and financial stability services in partnership with our communities.
Brent's Place is a long-term home away from home for families and children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses while they receive treatment at local hospitals.
In addition to Safe-Clean housing, we provide a variety of uniquely tailored programs and services for the entire family designed to help in the healing process.
Bridge is Boston’s foremost agency providing essential services for homeless, runaway and at-risk youth. Bridge provides a range of services from basic survival needs to counseling services, education and career development resources, and housing support.
In November 2010, Michael and Mehrnaz Johnson started Hunger 2 Help, Inc. dba Burrito Boyz with their son Alec and his best friend Luke. Not only were they hoping to teach their son and his friends not to take things for granted, they wanted to DO something to help others. After their first Sunday downtown serving 54 hot breakfast burritos and bottles of water, the group knew they had started something special. After 4 full years without missing a Sunday, the Burrito Boyz and a cast of volunteers from San Diego and visitors from around the world have served over 75,000 meals! In addition to serving the street homeless population in San Diego, Michael and Mehrnaz are committed to sharing their story with others so that youth everywhere will be inspired to take action in their communities!
Our Mission is to help nourish the spirit of the street homeless of San Diego County by providing dignity, hot food, and comfort. San Diego County has seen the population of homeless increase to over 10,000 people as tallied in January 2013. Over 5,000 of these homeless live on the streets 365 days and nights a year! Regardless of the reasons, Hunger 2 Help, Inc dba Burrito Boyz was created to honor our brothers and sisters during their struggles and provide them with a hot meal and water served with dignity and respect.
Our youth volunteers now consist of the Burrito Boyz, the Burrito Babes, the Teen Volunteers in Action (TVIA), the Female Athlete Volunteers (FAV), a strong core of youth volunteers, as well as a host of other youth groups that stop in through the year.
Our Mission is to create a world where disadvantaged women and their families don’t become a victim of their circumstances, but they’re empowered with the resources that will allow them to thrive in all areas of their lives.
Called To Inspire You provides coaching, counseling, and mentoring to children and families in the South Florida community.
Caruso Family Charities is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to assisting families who have a child, adolescent or young adult being treated in Colorado for a life-threatening disease or life-altering event. Through our Funding Families program, our mission is to relieve some financial pressures, such as rent, insurance payments, energy bills, co-pays or gas, so the family may focus on caring for their sick child.
Cathedral School of Saint Mary enriches students and their families spiritually, academically and socially by fostering a diverse community through, with and in the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Devoted to walking His word.
As Christian educators, we, in collaboration with each parent, share the privilege and responsibility of facilitating the growth of the whole child. Through our religious and academic program, we help to form the spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical development of every student entrusted to us.
Cathedral School of Saint Mary worships together as a faith community focused on Catholic traditions while incorporating the Gospel message of Jesus in everyday life.
Cathedral School of Saint Mary provides students and their families with a quality instructional program focused on meeting the needs of the students to guide them in reaching their full potential.
Cathedral School of Saint Mary maintains a safe, disciplined, nurturing Christ-centered environment conducive to learning.
The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York seeks to uphold the dignity of each person as made in the image of God by serving the basic needs of the poor, troubled, frail and oppressed of all religions.
We collaborate with parishes, as well as non-Catholic and Catholic partners, to build a compassionate and just society. Through a network of administered, sponsored and affiliated agencies, Catholic Charities delivers, coordinates, and advocates for quality human services and programs touching almost every human need.
Our mission is to meet the most basic of human needs for those in our community. We assist with food, clothing, shelter and navigating toward self-sufficiency.
We are committed to serving all individuals in need – regardless of racial, ethnic, cultural or religious origins, ability to pay, or mental, physical or developmental challenges.
We serve Chemung and Schuyler Counties and we value your support! You are the power behind this work!
CC4C is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization focused on supporting the Austin and Texas community of families with children affected by a rare or undiagnosed condition.
CC4C is a comprehensive network of support, resources for families having a child(ren) with a rare or undiagnosed condition. CC4C forms alliances with top medical and research institutions and specialists to assist our children towards physical wellness. Through its programs, the children learn to persevere through their daily struggles and celebrate life.
Visit www.cc4c.org to learn more.
Mission: Our mission is to improve the welfare of our global community via innovative charitable experiences.
Vision: To inspire, empower, and influence people in our communities to give back to others. We believe in paying it forward.
Our mission is to rebuild the core of the child-adult relationship, which is firmly grounded in trust. Our program, currently the only one of its kind in Texas, aims to rebuild trust between the abused child and authority ﬁgures. The Children’s Hope model of relationship-based rehabilitation works because children learn to place trust in appropriate authority ﬁgures.
Chinmaya Mission Austin's mission is to provide to individuals, from any background, the wisdom of Vedanta and practical means for spiritual growth and happiness, enabling them to become positive contributors to society.
We facilitate weekly discussion sessions for people of all ages, language classes (Hindi, Sanskrit), music classes and dance classes.
The mission of City College is to educate and train students in their chosen major for employment in specific career fields. Our goals are to maintain employer satisfaction within the community. We encourage students to realize the importance of reaching personal and professional goals through self-motivation, individual growth and the pursuit of excellence.
The City of Chino's Community Services Department outreach program coordinates an annual back to school event to provide assistance to low-income families with school supplies to prepare their children for each new school year.
Our mission is a bold one: Surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We believe every child needs and deserves a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult, a safe place to learn and grow, a healthy start for a healthy future, a marketable skill to use upon graduation, and a chance to give back to peers and community.
Covenant House Texas (CHT) opened its doors in 1983 to provide shelter for homeless, abused and abandoned youth ages 18 – 24. After more than 35 years of service, CHT offers an extensive continuum of care model for homeless youth including mental health and substance abuse counseling, educational and vocational training, transitional and permanent living programs, street outreach and prevention, pastoral ministry and parenting classes in addition to providing the basic necessities of food, clothing, medical care and safe shelter from the streets for youth in crisis.
Crayons to Computers exists to level the playing field in the classroom by ensuring that students in need have the tools to succeed in school.
Poverty in the greater Cincinnati region is unacceptably high. Families struggling to put food on the table or pay their rent are not able to prioritize school supplies for their children. Teachers routinely spend $500-$1000 out of their own pockets to provide basic supplies, incentive and enhancement items for their classrooms.
The flagship program of Crayons to Computers is a Free Store for teachers which is augmented by a Mobile Outreach program through which a truck (loaded with a subset of product from the store) travels to more distant schools in the 16-county region. Product in both the store and the Mobile program is largely donated by generous individuals, corporations and foundations. A portion of Crayons' operating budget is allocated to purchase core items needed for classroom success.
Teachers who shop at Crayons are from schools where 60% or more of the student population benefits from the USDA's free and reduced lunch program.
Crossroads for Women is an Albuquerque-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and therapeutic services to empower New Mexico women emerging from incarceration.
The mission of Crossroads for Women is to provide comprehensive, integrated services to empower women emerging from incarceration to achieve safe, healthy, and fulfilling lives in the community, for themselves and their children.
We bring hope to kids through our backpack food program, Hope Centers, recovery programs, coaching to excel on the field and in life, counseling for children and families, as well as providing resources for families.
Also, we encourage and support teachers by providing mentors and tutors, classroom volunteers, school adoptions and teacher appreciation events.
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.
We will not rest until we find a cure for all people with cystic fibrosis.
1 in 10 children will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18. Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) coordinates the investigation, prosecution and healing services for the most severe cases of child abuse in Dallas County - those that rise to the level of a criminal offense. This year, DCAC served over 8,000 children (and their non-offending family members) who were sexually abused, severely physically abused, or who had witnessed a violent crime. DCAC’s average client is a 9-year-old girl, sexually abused by someone she knows and trusts. Help DCAC save the “Jane Does” and “John Does” experiencing abuse.
Dayspring remains committed to the concept of transitional housing for 18 families as they adjust to community living while participating in Dayspring’s residential treatment program. Intensive services provided by trauma informed staff provide a safe and supportive environment for the family as they engage in groups and activities for
the entire family. Sixty families participate in our permanent supportive housing program with services including
rental assistance in the east Baltimore area. The Housing Program Director, Case Managers, Housing Coordinator,
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Counselors, Children’s Program Director and a Nurse, assist families to create
safe and healthy homes by providing life skills, resources and home visitation. Families are referred to community
resources for various services in addition to parenting, job readiness, life skills and trauma informed workshops provided by Dayspring.
Santa's Elves is an event where kids are united with kids to spread the joy of Christmas. This unique experience brings together donor families to give gifts to families living in poverty. It's a one-day event full of entertainment, fun and most importantly, giving.
Downtown Edmond Business Association's mission is to work together with the community and local business owners to preserve, revitalize and promote historic downtown Edmond as a vibrant destination for residents and visitors to eat, work, shop, visit, play and enjoy.
Drew Child Development Corporation is devoted to the well-being of children and their families living in the South Los Angeles area. We show our devotion by providing high quality child care and development, educational, social, and mental health services in a manner respectful of the diversity in our community.
The mission of the Duet Design Group Foundation is to bridge the gap between interior design and the general public. Our goal is to seek ways to improve the lives of residents who are unable to take advantage of professional design services by creating healing and soothing environments to those less fortunate. Our emphasis is primarily directed to our youth and their families.
Envisioning a better future is the first step to empowerment. We turn our backs on homelessness and position ourselves to envision what’s next. We break the cycle of homelessness in Chicago by providing housing and social services that empower individuals to face forward to a new future. We know that connecting people to safe, stable, long-term housing first creates the best platform to address the root causes of homelessness.
We partner with area churches to provide food, shelter, transportation, job training, budgeting, and many more critical services to Grayson County homeless families with children. We unite congregations of all beliefs, provide volunteer opportunities for people of all ages, and create community initiatives. Currently there are more than 600 school aged children in Grayson County experiencing homelessness. There are many more homeless children that have not yet started school.
Ferguson’s culture is deeply rooted in our commitment to take care of our associates, our customers and the community. We build long-lasting, purposeful partnerships, providing more than just a product or a donation. At Ferguson, we want to create a future everyone is proud of. Purpose-driven and never done, we push each other to be our best selves and the best company for our associates, partners and customers. Because while the world changes, what we stand for will not.
First Step House was founded in 1958 by members of Alcoholic Anonymous. The people served at that time were characterized by a historical document as men “brought to their knees” by alcoholism. We are an organization that is proud of our history and legacy of working to meet the healthcare needs of vulnerable people in our community. We are honored to continue to focus on helping people who experience serious behavioral health conditions with a mission to help people build lives of meaning, purpose, and recovery. Today, FSH is a dual diagnosis capable, behavioral health treatment and housing provider. We specialize in delivering evidence-based interventions known to effectively address and mitigate the consequences of moderate- to high-severity substance use disorders. We have a long history of working with people who have co-occurring mental health conditions, unstable housing, criminal justice involvement, and primary health concerns. We also specialize in treating criminogenic factors in people involved with the criminal justice system who have a high recidivism risk. We recognize that untreated, or undertreated, substance use problems among this population contributes significantly to high reincarceration rates among this group. The scope of services that we offer includes substance use disorder and mental health assessments, residential substance use disorder treatment, outpatient treatment, recovery residence services, housing, case management, medical services, employment support, peer support services, and long-term recovery management.
Flo Code is a leader and support organization in the Austin community donating over 330,000 menstrual products to 30+ organizations, shelters and natural disaster victims. At Flo Code we work to advance the common good by focusing on health, education and social injustice in our community. We also strive to educate, bring awareness to and end the stigma of menstruation in our society. Continuously encouraging our volunteers to make a difference each month by attending our Flo Parties and advocating for underprivileged women's health.
Fourth Street Clinic's mission is to help homeless Utahns improve their health and quality of life by providing high-quality health care and support services.
For many homeless Utahns, Fourth Street Clinic is their first and only chance at a diagnosis and on-going treatment. Fourth Street Clinic increases homeless Utahns’ access to primary health care. Because of this, Fourth Street Clinic is a major partner in ending homelessness, promoting community health, and achieving across-the-board health care savings.
The clinic is now in its 30th year of providing health care for homeless men, women and children in Utah.
Mission: As servant leaders, the Garland Chamber is the trusted unifying source for sustainable business growth.
Vision: The greater Garland community will enjoy a sustainable high quality of life with a vibrant and varied business environment.
Values: The Garland Chamber of Commerce operates under the acronym, PRIDE (Passion, Respect, Integrity, Discipline and Excellence)
Generation One's mission is to be a catalyst for systemic change in the education system, by creating an equitable educational landscape across the city. Children and families are positioned for success through 1) a trauma-informed, evidence-based approach to Early Childhood Education and 2) a comprehensive family support plan, headed by professionals at the forefront of their field 3) a “Living Laboratory” environment, an innovative methodology to seeking and implementing cutting edge educational methodology, with outcomes validated by collaborating partners.
Global Citizen is a non-profit organization dedicated to civic engagement among diverse groups through volunteering, education, community building, service learning, economic opportunity, leadership development and dialogue. Global Citizen brings together people of all ages and backgrounds through active citizenship and civic responsibility that result in breaking down barriers, building understanding, and fostering ongoing, diverse partnerships. Global Citizen Programs include the annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service and Year-Round Volunteering Program. Issues of focus include poverty, homelessness, at-risk young people, race relations, public health, safety, digital inclusion, veterans, energy and the environment.
After Warren and Jackie Hance lost their three young daughters, Emma, Alyson, and Katie in a car accident, they had a choice to make: to give in to the grief or to create a lasting legacy in honor of their girls. They also wanted to support their local Floral Park, New York community, who had loved and protected them in the face of unimaginable tragedy. The Hance Family Foundation was created to give back to Floral Park by creating 3 scholarships in honor of their girls. In addition, Warren and Jackie wished to share with others the lessons they had learned in the course of their difficult journey:
-Be accountable to others
-Surround yourself with friends and family
-Accept help when you need it
-Forgive yourself and be patient with yourself
-Find something or someone to be grateful for
-Volunteer, volunteer, volunteer - focusing on others can turn tragedy into triumph
The Hance Family Foundation grew into a beloved symbol within the Floral Park community. Due to this support, the Foundation became more focused, and evolved with the larger mission of empowering women and girls beyond education.
We are the Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center (HTPRC), now serving women facing unplanned pregnancies at two locations: east Austin’s at-risk community and the growing Austin suburban community around Dripping Springs. Our mission is to save lives in the name of Jesus Christ. We have positive solutions concerning unexpected pregnancies and share God’s grace with those in need.
We educate on parenthood and abstinence/sexuality, and we offer compassionate care to each of our clients, regardless of their decisions. It is our vision to reach the east Austin and Dripping Springs communities with the truth about life. We prayerfully recruit dedicated staff and volunteers who are qualified and who love our clients.
We endeavor to portray the love of Christ in all we do. We endeavor to maintain a high level of professionalism to be examples in our community. We build positive relationships with other agencies that provide many other resources for our clients. We endeavor, through meeting the physical needs of our clients, to introduce them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
At Hoopz to Greatness, we intend to promote the game of basketball among young athletes in Africa and help foster physical health, discipline, team work, social skills, leadership qualities and academic excellence. Hoopz to Greatness - African Baskball Camp, Inc. is a federal and state registered non-profit organization.
A temporary shelter that assists homeless women with children to transition from homelessness into independent living.
Our objective is to empower each resident to move from dependence to independence and help them to access permanent housing as quickly as possible. Children are very important to us, so we focus on education and activities that promote child development and stability.
For over a quarter of a century HopeLink of Southern Nevada has been a Family Resource Center providing case management, critical services and hope for individuals and families in times of crisis. We promote self-sufficiency while maintaining the dignity of the clients we serve.
We are a non-profit Christian organization that befriends high school students in hopes of telling them about the Gospel of Jesus. We do this by living life along side of them, mentoring them, becoming a friend, and helping disciple them throughout their high school life.
Infant Crisis Services provides life-sustaining formula, food, and diapers to babies and toddlers in times of crisis…Because no baby should go hungry. Our agency provides life-sustaining formula and food as well as diapers and clothing for needy babies and toddlers in central Oklahoma. Our employees and volunteers provide education, emotional support and guidance to the families we are privileged to serve. Each individual is treated with compassion, respect and without judgment. Infant Crisis Services serves as a link to connect families with other helping agencies in addition to programs leading to self-sufficiency. As responsible stewards, we are loyal to our mission while serving the last, least and littlest. Our organization is a registered 501(c)3.
Founded in 1947, Interfaith Social Services is dedicated to improving life for South Shore families and individuals in need. Our unique approach relies on a team of volunteers, donors and community partners to deliver compassionate, client-centered programs focused on hunger, mental health and emergency assistance.
Interim House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that provides a continuum of comprehensive services to women with substance abuse and mental health issues. Interim House serves approximately 150 clients each year through its 60 licensed outpatient service slots and 25-bed residential and halfway house program. As the first specialized treatment program for women in Pennsylvania and one of the first in the nation, Interim House has been a model for innovative treatment over the past 50 years.
The Javon Jarrell Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing youth mentoring programs to at-risk students of Nevada. Youth mentoring programs will form partnerships with Nevada school districts, group homes, juvenile court system(s) and other partnerships deemed applicable to our mission. The primary goal for the Javon Jarrell Foundation is to foster a commitment to the youth that will promote proactive mentoring, pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and reassert a sense of hope for the future of our youth. Only through meaningful relationships can a sense of individual responsibility be reestablished, which in return gives mentees the commitment and motivation to follow through on their guided path to adulthood with a sense of confidence and accomplishment.
Cleburne Friends of the Cultural Arts dba J.N. Long Cultural Arts Complex is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to enhance the quality of life in Cleburne and Johnson County by building a strong Cultural Arts Community and increasing public awareness of the arts. In 2015 we purchased an unused elementary school campus with the original historic building from 1915. We are an umbrella organization for 20 local arts groups who use our space as a benefit of membership. We currently have two art galleries, a gift shop of work by local artists, the Texas Woodcarvers Guild Museum, a transportation and Model Train Museum, and a free book exchange library all open to the public at no charge. We provide space for arts performances, adult and youth art classes, music and dance lessons and recently began a collaboration with a Makerspace group. We strive to make our programs free or low cost to Cleburne and Johnson County.
Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz is a nonprofit that provides 500 food insecure children with food over the weekends on a weekly basis. In addition to food, we also help supply the children with school supplies in the fall and holiday gifts.
The Y is an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
With a mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all, our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.
Our mission is to bring hope to those who are lost and forgotten by having Christ-centered mentoring relationships between people in our community and volunteers from Lost and Found. Our goal is to inspire breakthroughs from the way life treats desolate children and achieve immediate, lasting change in their lives. Seeking to put God’s love into action, we plan to develop a non-profit youth development center for youth and young adults that come from broken family homes. Our efforts will lead people worldwide into a flourishing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Our mission is to improve the lives of homeless women, youth and children by providing sanctuary, support, education, tools and resources that empower them to improve the quality of their lives on every level, achieve greater self sufficiency, and build safe, secure lives. In their dreams come true, we enrich our community with the fruit of their potential realized.
To support our mission, we also advocate on behalf of homeless women, youth and children to raise awareness of their special needs; inspire innovative, holistic solutions that truly break the cycle of childhood abuse, domestic violence and homelessness; and advance research and enlightened social policies for greater understanding, social inclusion and resources for homeless women and children.
Our vision is that every homeless woman, youth and child will have the opportunity to heal, learn and grow, build the foundation for a brighter future, and blossom into who they are truly meant to be.
Our mission is to continue with my service work with our youth, and eventually make the Annual School Supply Give Away a calendar event for our youth far and beyond. My primary focus is to provide resources and services to our youth and their families.
Founded more than 140 years ago, McGee Chapel Missionary Baptist Church is an enduring house of praise and worship for the surrounding community. From its early years through the 1940s, McGee Chapel was a center for community needs and social events as well as a place of worship. For years, the church served as a distribution point for needed goods like clothes, shoes and medicine. An unwavering faith in God has always sustained McGee Chapel’s congregation through the most challenging times.
My Friends Place NY, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization formed by a group of young Asian professionals based in Brooklyn in 2015. Our mission is to empower underserved youths and their families through learning opportunities and youth development programs to help them become confident and self-sufficient and increase awareness of mental health.
To build tomorrow's future, the West Perry School District prepares, inspires, and empowers... every student, every day.
The West Perry School District, in partnership with the community, prepares students dedicated to building positive relationships, maintaining high character, and achieving academic success; while possessing the global value necessary to thrive in an ever-changing, increasingly diverse world.
The West Perry School District believes the unique abilities, interests, needs, and goals of all students should be respected. The West Perry School District believes family and community involvement are essential to each child's educational success.
Founded in 1989, the New Orleans Mission provided Shelter, Food and Spiritual guidance to a growing number of homeless men who were living on the streets of our city.
Today, the Mission is the largest faith-based private service provider to the homeless population of the greater New Orleans area and the economically disadvantaged residents of Central City.
Our core value is about changing lives and leading people to a loving relationship with Jesus Christ. We do this through a variety of programs and services that are designed to holistically meet the mental, physical, social, and spiritual needs of the individuals we serve.
Our strategy is to RESCUE people from homelessness, strengthen the RECOVERY efforts of the people seeking our support, and fostering their successful RE-ENGAGEMENT into society as healthy, disciplined skilled people ready to lead a sustainable productive purpose-driven life
As a youth ministry our purpose is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to develop spiritually mature teenagers and equip them to share the love of Jesus Christ with others. We share with them the redemptive power of Jesus Christ through His life, death, and resurrection and how He made an accessible way for all of humanity to have relationship with God the Father.
We do this by:
* Preaching and teaching the Word of God
* Serving our community as Jesus Christ came to serve by being His hands and feet here on Earth.
* Fostering the growth of healthy relationships among one another.
* Encouraging them to reach out toward their friends and communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ which is power of God unto Salvation!
Located in the heart of Ogden, you'll find a 152-acre nature preserve and education center open to the public year-round. The Ogden Nature Center offers a wide variety of activities from walking trails to educational programs for all ages. Our mission is to unite people with nature and nurture appreciation and stewardship of the environment. Since it was founded in 1975 as Utah's first nature center, the Ogden Nature Center has provided a place where people can go to enjoy and learn about the natural world.
No student should have to deal with self esteem issues due to lack of access to hygiene products.... On My Mother’s Shoulders serve those who are dealing with housing insecurities by providing full size toiletries. OMMS start, stock and continuously supply full size toiletries to various college and school campuses throughout Georgia, including Georgia Highlands College, Georgia State University, Tapp Middle School, Clark Atlanta, Kennesaw State University, Grady High School and Savannah State. Items that are in these pantries include but not limited to soap, washcloths, toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, razor, deodorant and feminine hygiene products.
On The Rise is a day program for homeless and formerly-homeless women in Cambridge, Ma who are living in crisis. We create a community where women have the relationships, safety, and resources necessary to move out of homelessness. We engage with those most in need and support their initiative and strength as they move beyond crisis and discover new possibilities. On The Rise was founded on the ideal that dependable relationships catalyze healing and transformation.
Operation Homefront relies on donors to help bring military families life-changing programs that provide short-term relief, long-term resiliency and recurring support. Please join us in serving military families in their time of need because they've served all of us in our nation's time of need.
Operation Homefront is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive — not simply struggle to get by — in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. For over fifteen years, we have provided programs that offer: RELIEF (through Critical Financial Assistance and transitional housing programs), RESILIENCY (through permanent housing and caregiver support services) and RECURRING FAMILY SUPPORT programs and services throughout the year that help military families overcome the short-term bumps in the road so they don’t become long-term chronic problems. Operation Homefront has consistently earned high ratings from leading charity rating services, including Charity Navigator, which gave OH 4 Stars for 11 consecutive years for superior service and accountability. At Operation Homefront, 92 percent of expenditures goes directly toward delivering programs and services to the military families who need it most.
Oxford House is a concept in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. In its simplest form, an Oxford House describes a democratically run, self-supporting and drug free home. Parallel to this concept lies the organizational structure of Oxford House, Inc. This publicly supported, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation is the umbrella organization which provides the network connecting all Oxford Houses and allocates resources to duplicate the Oxford House concept where needs arise.
Paws for Life Utah is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to helping homeless dogs, cats and other “at risk” animals from municipal shelters find forever homes. We are a no-kill advocate, who through a partnership with the Heber valley animal shelter, accomplished the important goal of achieving their no-kill status in 2013. Since then, we have expanded our reach throughout the state of Utah to rescue animals at risk. We share Best Friend’s vision for the future of a “no kill” nation.
One of Paws for Life Utah’s primary goals is to collaborate with other rescues and shelters throughout Utah to help our state become “no kill”. We accomplish this through community awareness, providing medical, spay/neuter, immunization, microchipping and education, promoting and publicizing animals available for adoption, and hosting numerous remote adoption events throughout the year. We rescue both adoptable and those more challenging to place such as seniors and special needs. We house animals at the Heber shelter, with our fosters, and our boarding facility, Goldrush Kennels
We also provide health care and other services as needed, taking the time to work with animals in need, whether it be related to a medical issue, a behavioral issue or a basic training need. We also fund and administer immunizations for all animals entering our program.
We believe that the best way to attack the pet overpopulation problem is to focus on the root of the problem – preventing more dogs and cats from being born. Every pet that enters Paws for Life Utah’s program is spayed or neutered before being placed in his/her adoptive home. We strive to educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering. We also provide support through a TNR (trap, neuter, release) program in an effort to reduce the number of feral cats and colonies in our communities.
We rely on volunteers to keep our organization running. Our volunteers assist at the shelter in walking the dogs, caring for the cats, cleaning cat cages and dog runs, and providing love, affection and exercise to help socialize the adoptable dogs and cats at the shelter, which facilitates their ability to find forever homes. We consider our partnership with Heber Valley Animal Services a model for other municipalities and rescue organizations to work together with a common goal for reducing the homeless pet population.
PERIOD was started in 2014 in Portland, Oregon by Nadya Okamoto while she was still in high
school. During that time Nadya’s family was experiencing housing instability. Nadya spent two hours
per day commuting to school, bringing her into contact with some of Portland’s most vulnerable. The
girls and women she encountered were creating their own makeshift menstrual products as they
could not afford to purchase them in the store. With a new understanding of the effect of poverty on
menstruators, Nadya started PERIOD, a youth-led organization changing the narrative on
menstruation and fighting for menstrual equity.
PERIOD solves this community problem working to end period poverty through service, advocacy
and education. PERIOD does this by providing free menstrual products to menstruators in need by
partnering with community organizations through our global network of hundreds of PERIOD
chapters. Our chapters and their advocates gather menstrual supplies and distribute them to
menstruators and organizations in need in their local communities. As of early 2020, we have served
almost one million periods and have been active in all 50 states and many countries around the
Encourage, Empower Equip people to live healthier lives.
Power of One CCOM, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity committed to serving the disadvantaged by providing life coaching and outreach to the local community.
Project: HOPE is a non-profit organization, established to serve the low-income community in areas where the government is unable to reach.
We are dedicated to serving the community by providing the following services:
• Hunger Eradication
• Poverty Eradication
• Youth Empowerment and Rehabilitation
• Education and Vocational training
• Health Education and GED tutorials
• Food and Clothes distribution
• Medical Missions
• Counseling and mentoring services
• Music and Multimedia training
• Computer & EFL Training
• Disaster Relief
• Food Stamp (SNAP) Referral and Pre-Screening
Project Hope was born out of a passion to bridge the gap, empower and transform the lives of people in the underserved Jamaica, New York Community as we facilitate personal empowerment by providing resources to those who have need of an on-going support through difficult circumstances.
PTSD Foundation of America is a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring to our combat veterans and their families with post traumatic stress. Many warriors are coming home with visible wounds; countless others are coming home with scars we cannot see, wounded souls from witnessing the horrors of war over and over again – PTSD. We feel it is our duty as Americans to help these mighty warriors and their families adjust and find their new normal.
The Audiology Department at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego offers a full range of evaluation and rehabilitative services for children and adults with hearing problems. This includes a highly successful Cochlear Implant Program, staffed by a multidisciplinary team. We also offer hearing aid and assistive listening device evaluations and fittings.
Our team works closely with the Speech-Language Pathology Department and Developmental Evaluation Clinic to ensure that any hearing problems associated with communication and social development are identified and treated early. We also work with several other specialties, including Ear, Nose and Throat, Genetics, and Hematology/Oncology.
Research has shown that if we identify hearing loss early in a child’s life and begin services as early as possible, it increases the child’s chances of developing spoken language. Untreated hearing loss can create a delay in the development of speech and language, which can ultimately reduce academic achievement and can lead to the creation of social isolation and poor self-esteem in a child or adult. It is our goal to ensure early identification and treatment for each child that we evaluate at our center.
Random Acts Colorado is dedicated to transforming the lives and eradicating poverty among low income and at risk youth in our communities. Through engagement and passion, as well as the power of collaborative giving, we at Random Acts Colorado promise to help inspire, empower and be the change for the youth in our communities, one random act of kindness at a time.
Throughout the year, we host numerous events to help us give back to our local communities. Send us an e-mail to learn how to get involved and help us carry out our mission statement.
The Ready Set Go! Back to School, Inc. Committee (RSGBTS) is a non-profit organization which provides a Back to School Expo to the community and gives away School Supplies to youth in Savannah and the surrounding areas. During the past 9 years, the RSGBTS gave away 54,290 pencils, 39,904 pens,45,000 spiral notebooks and more!
Rocky Mountain Alliance Children's Foundation (RMA) is a local non-profit organization with a mission to improve the lives and well-being of Denver-area children-in-need. Run by budding female philanthropists, RMA simultaneously develops professional young women who work together to impact their community.
The SAFE Alliance is a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, both long-standing and respected human service agencies in Austin serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, and domestic violence. Our Mission is to lead in ending sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse, and domestic violence through prevention, intervention, and advocacy for change.
Safe Harbor is a nonprofit organization that provides shelter, supportive services, and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. We also provide education, awareness, and resources to our community.
Our dedication to these objectives reflects our belief in the right of all individuals to a self-determined life free of violence.
Safe Harbor is the first and only domestic violence and sexual assault service provider in Davis County, Utah. Davis County is the third most populous county in Utah and correspondingly Safe Harbor is one of the busiest interpersonal violence service providers in Utah. We are part of a network of care in collaboration with the other independent sister agencies throughout the state.
Since the doors to the shelter opened in 1997, our services have continued to grow and evolve to meet the complex needs of domestic violence survivors, sexual assault survivors, children impacted by violence, and our community.
SAMMinistries is an interfaith ministry whose mission is to help the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless attain self-sufficiency by offering, with dignity and compassion, shelter, housing, and services.
The San Fernando Valley LGBT (SFV LGBT) Community Center is a broad-based coalition made up of organizations serving the LGBT population in the San Fernando Valley. Special efforts are centralized around specifically outreaching to the Latino population in order to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance while diminishing stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination.
Sarah’s Circle is a refuge for women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. By providing life necessities, housing, case management, clinical and social services, we encourage women to empower themselves by rebuilding both emotionally and physically; realizing their unique potential.
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. providing a program for young people that builds character, promotes good citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
For over a century, Scouting has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
The Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council currently serves 13,000 youth across the counties of Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz.
Council Mission: It is the mission of the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council, Boy Scouts of America to prepare young people to make ethical choices by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
Scout Oath: On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my Country and to obey the Scout law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
Scout Law: A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.
Our mission: Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.
Special Olympics DC athletes train in one or more of our twelve (12) sports, and compete in our Fall, Winter, and Summer Games. In addition, we offer health and inclusion programs which are essential in helping athletes lead healthier lives and develop valuable skills that help them succeed in school and become self-advocates. All sports and programs are always free of charge. Special Olympics D.C. is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities solving the injustice, isolation, intolerance, and inactivity they face.
St. Francis Center (SFC) is a refuge for men and women who are homeless in the metro Denver area, providing shelter along with services that enable people to meet their basic needs for daily survival and to transition out of homelessness.
St. Francis Center’s programs and services are tailored toward adult women and men, and focus on daytime shelter, social services, health and wellness, housing, employment, and outreach. At SFC, guests* have the opportunity work with a variety of specialists, depending on their individual needs, which is often the first step toward transformation and ultimately self-sufficiency.
Through education, advocacy, service and financial support, we help transform healthcare experiences for children, families and providers. We are volunteer led and In addition to patients and parents, our volunteers work in: nursing, psychology, medicine, child life, music, art and play therapies and academia. We are innovative, collaborative, loyal, transparent and good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.
We are a small non profit in San Antonio, TX that promotes health in mind, body, and spirit with individuals experiencing homelessness, using a walking/running 5k training model as medicine. S2F believes health & exercise is not a luxury for the privileged but a necessity for all.
Christian ministry serving homeless families with children who are serious about doing their part to have a changed life, and young ladies aged out of the foster care system who are pursuing their education.
Summerhouse exists to create personal growth opportunities for young adults with intellectual disabilities who need a place to belong. Because of our program, young adults and their families are empowered to challenge "the way it's always been done".
The City of Pasadena, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, and Pasadena Independent School District are joining forces to collect school supplies for the students of Pasadena, Texas. There are 55,000 students in the school district and 43,600 are economically disadvantaged.
The mission statement of The Cove Center for Grieving Children is “Providing hope and healing to grieving children/teens and their families, and training the professionals who work with them.” The Cove fulfills this mission through direct services to grieving children and families at our seven Cove sites in Guilford, New Haven, West Hartford, East Hartford, Meriden, Stonington, and Easton - Serving Newtown/Fairfield County CT. These services along with Professional Development Trainings, Community Outreach and Referral and Camp Erin CT comprise our services to the community.
The Dwelling Place of NY is a 14-bed privately funded transitional shelter for homeless women located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The Dwelling Place provides safe shelter, nourishing meals, and individual guidance for each resident to assist them as they address the issues that led them to be homeless and rebuild their lives.
An initial physical and mental health assessment
A place to call her own, including a bed, nightstand and small closet
Daily breakfast, takeout lunch, and dinner
Visits twice a month from the Project Renewal Outreach Team for psychiatric and medical evaluation and medications if necessary
Referrals for professional counseling and day-treatment programs
Money management advising
Structured daily living - learning to live within rules of sobriety, respect for others, and safety
An environment of love, security, and dignity
The Dwelling Place also hosts Wednesday evening and holiday dinners for former residents, elderly neighbors, and homeless women from the area who long for a safe and caring environment to enjoy a meal and friendship. These meals are served by dedicated volunteers.
The staff holds the physical and mental well-being of the women as a priority. When the women first enter our shelter, we meet their most basic needs - - a bed, bathroom/shower facilities, and nutritious meals in a safe and caring environment. The case managers immediately assess the health care needs of each woman. A psychiatric/medical team from Project Renewal provides diagnostic evaluations, referrals as needed, as well as medical services. Then, as the women learn to trust us and feel more at home, our case managers guide them to face and address the issues in their personal lives that led them to our door. As we help our residents move towards self-sustainability and housing-readiness, we do everything we can to improve a woman’s chance to escape homelessness permanently.
The Dwelling Place is a 501(c)(3) organization and operates solely through private donations rather than through government funds. The Dwelling Place has a faithful donor base, many volunteers, and an active Board of Directors who engage in fund-raising and friend-raising events to secure needed funds and to build new relationships with individuals and organizations who are invited to join us in our mission.
Since its inception in 1977,3,000 women have lived for a time at The Dwelling Place. Countless other women have been served through our weekly Open Dinner Program. Over 400,000 meals have been served to residents and weekly guests.
The Empowerment Church is in the poorest community is Ohio, East Cleveland. Our mission is to help people in the community by feeding people every Sunday, giving away free clothes and toiletries and helping during important events in their lives. Events such as children going back to school, meals at Thanksgiving, and toys, hats, scarves, socks, and gloves during Christmas.
As an outreach resource, we always need assistance to do God's work.
The Mission of Yahweh is a faith-based shelter that empowers, enriches and restores the lives of homeless women and children in Houston and provides outreach services to low-income communities since 1961. We are a 501(c)3 homeless shelter for women and children only.
It is the mission of the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) to create total, healthy living environments for vulnerable children, youth and families, and the quality of life which empowers their ability to thrive and demonstrate responsibility.
The Road Home's mission is to help people step out of homelessness and back into our community. The Road Home is a private, non-profit social service agency that assists individuals and families with children experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake County and along the Wasatch Front.
We currently offer emergency shelter services in Salt Lake County with no eligibility criteria for clients to access services including; nightly beds, showers, access to laundry facilities, clothing, blankets, diapers, personal toiletries, etc. Case managers can assist clients in connecting with public benefits, substance abuse treatment, mental health assessment and treatment, job training and development, childcare services, housing assistance and more.
The Village South's mission is to improve the health and well being of individuals, families and their communities impacted by substance abuse, mental disorder and other related social problems. We provide services to mothers and their children at our residential campus in Pembroke Pines, and we provide outpatient services to adults and adolescents in Miami/Dade County.
Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) is a school where children, teachers, parents, neighbors and friends of a culturally diverse community come together in mutual respect to encourage children to enjoy learning.
TOAST offers an environment where every child is free to learn, experience success, and develop the desire for more knowledge. Using themes about the relationship between people and the environment, the curriculum at TOAST offers an integrated and creative study of all areas in the New York state elementary curriculum -- reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, music, art and physical education.
Threads of Love San Antonio is a non-profit,501(c)3 organization dedicated to the production and distribution of clothing and care items to the premature babies (living and deceased) serviced by local San Antonio hospitals, crisis pregnancy care centers, and Any Baby Can. It is a faith-based ministry relying solely on volunteers and on donations of money or materials to be used for charitable purposes. No officer, director or individual associated with the organization receives pay or remuneration for services rendered. In addition, all items produced by Threads of Love are provided to recipients at no charge.
United Ministries provides housing and supportive services to men experiencing homelessness. Earl's Place is located in Baltimore City and provides transitional housing to 17 men at a time who homeless and have a substance abuse disorder. The men may stay with us for up to two years. During that time they work on their physical, mental, and economic health with the ultimate goal of finding permanent housing. Our second project, Prospect Place, is located in Baltimore County and provides permanent supportive housing to 12 men who are disabled and were chronically homeless at entrance.
United Way of Salt Lake no longer reports on the programmatic results of the past. Together, with committed partners and donors, we are working toward large-scale change that lasts. We build powerful collective impact partnerships in schools, communities, and across our region and innovate the way people, organizations, and systems work together.
It's a credo. A mission. A goal. A constant reminder that when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. We build the strength of our neighborhoods. We bolster the health of our communities. And we change the lives of those who walk by us every day.
The UrNot4Got10 Community Outreach of the Unity Baptist Church, is committed to serving families in the 12 communities that make up the Woodland Hills School District in eastern Allegheny County in Pennsylvania. This is our second year in operation. We give away uniforms, socks, underwear, book bags and school supplies. Our goal is to always increase the number of families that we help. A lot of our families are living well below the poverty level, so we help them as much as we can with the resources we have. We don't want parents stressing about how they're going to get the things their child/children need. We want every child to be able to go to school dressed properly and have the supplies they need. We want to help build their self-esteem and then they can focus on learning and not the hurtful things said to and about them. We do this year round, as the need is always present.
Unity of Life is a 501c3 public benefit non profit organization founded in 2007. Our mission is to prevent and eliminate homelessness through family preservation and unification of our communities. We provide assistance to those on the verge of homelessness while educating the community about who and what homelessness looks like and how it affects our community. Our Community Cares Program provides assistance to low and moderate income individuals and families in California, who are either not being supported by or not eligible for government assistance, with food, toiletries, utility and rent assistance, and other referrals. We have provided assistance to over 700 families in need and we are striving to do more.
Wellspring’s Holiday Store program provides an opportunity for eligible low-income parents to shop by appointment for toys and gifts for their children. This program not only brightens the holidays for kids in need, it also serves as a lifeline that keeps parents from getting behind on bills or rent in January. Each December, for one weekend before the holidays, Wellspring House is stocked with donated toys.
Last year’s Holiday Store served 818 children from 362 families in need from our community. That’s over 2,454 toys!
The band program at South has something to offer everyone interested in playing in the high school band. The Concert and Symphonic Bands perform several concerts and festivals throughout the year. They have earned Superior ratings at festivals consistently over the past 15 years. The Jazz band program has grown from one band to three, with over 70 students involved. Pep Band, a volunteer group, adds excitement to winter athletic events. Our award winning Tiger Marching Band has been a Class State Champion four of the past six years. WWSHS Band Programs are a vital part of the school and the community and require the support of the community to maintain their vitality and growth. We are currently organizing the band’s largest fundraiser of the season, The Holiday Pops Concert. In addition to providing our community with an inspiring evening of music and a charitable giving opportunity through the People’s Resource Center, we will be conducting a silent auction, raffle and bake sale to support the band program. This year’s Pops Concert, “A Holiday to Remember,” will take place on Dec. 14, 2019, 7:00 p.m. The concert has been a WWSHS tradition for many years.
The Women's Housing Coalition is dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness for women and children by providing affordable housing and supportive services to enable them to sustain social and financial independence.
The WHC serves homeless, low-income women with disabilities and families. In addition to housing, WHC services include case management, advocacy and life skills training. Services are tailored to meet the needs of each woman or family and are based on their individual situations and goals.
Agape Development is a community organization that works with the community to establish a solid neighborhood. We offer programs serving all ages that help build independence, community, and fellowship.
Bay.org is a non-profit organization with a mission to enable conversations on climate resilience and ocean conservation globally, while inspiring actionable change locally by protection and preservation of the San Francisco Bay and its ecosystems, from Sierra to the Sea™.
Aquarium of the Bay and the Sea Lion Center on the Embarcadero/PIER 39 lead the organization and are visited by millions. The Aquarium is home to more than 23,000 marine animals including sleek sharks and rays, secretive octopus, hypnotic jellyfish, sparkling anchovies, frolicking river otters, and many more. A variety of San Francisco Bay living habitats house the diverse animal collection, including walk-through tunnel exhibits, and transparent touch pools. Nature enthusiasts have the opportunity to learn about the most important environmental challenges of the day like climate change, plastic pollution in the oceans, and habitat loss.
Our other institutions include The Bay Institute, the Bay Model Alliance, the Bay Academy, and Studio Aqua. Over the last 39 years, Bay.org has provided 1.9 Million children with free STEM education and cleaned up more than 10,000 LBS of trash from The Bay.
The Aquarium of The Bay is the only Smithsonian Affiliate aquarium in CA. It is also accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and certified as a Green Business by the city of San Francisco.
The Austin Angels mission is to walk alongside children in the foster care system, as well as their caretakers, by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building and mentorship. Our dream is to see every child in the foster care system supported by a Love Box group and every youth supported by a Dare to Dream mentor. We serve just under 200 children in central Texas through our Love Box program. There are currently over 5,600 children in foster homes or substitute care services in central Texas alone. Our vision is to open chapters in every major metropolitan city in the nation, so every single child in foster care in the United States will be supported and empowered to succeed.
Austin ISD educates more than 80,000 students and embraces 129 diverse school communities in one of the fastest-growing metroplexes in the country. In partnership with our families and our community, AISD's mission is to provide a comprehensive educational experience that is high-quality, challenging and inspires all students to make a positive contribution to society. We partner with world-class universities, innovative businesses, nonprofit organizations, and engaged community leaders to prepare our students for college, career and life.
Building Families was founded in 1920 to ensure that children were cared for in families, rather than in orphanages, where our founder Willoughby McCormick believed they were most likely to get the love and support they needed. Today we hold fast to that belief, and continue the work by mobilizing the community and providing trauma-informed care.
OUR MISSION: To share the love of Christ by helping Maryland’s most vulnerable children thrive in families.
OUR VISION: A safe, nurturing family for every child. A supportive thriving community for every family.
C.A.R.S. Ministry provides cars and car repairs to single mothers, parents of special needs children, veterans wives, widows and other members of the community in need. We believe that we are the Hands and Feet of Jesus.
Children’s Home Society of Virginia is a full-service, private, nonprofit 501(c)(3), non-sectarian licensed child-placing agency, and one of Virginia’s oldest adoption agencies. Since our charter by the Virginia General Assembly in 1900, CHS has been guided by the fundamental belief that every child deserves a home. To date, CHS has successfully facilitated placement of more than 13,500 children into safe and permanent homes – that’s enough to fill every seat at The Diamond, and still leave several hundred people standing in the aisles!
CHS’s mission today is to find permanent adoptive homes for children of all ages throughout the commonwealth, and to provide critical support services to birth families, adoptive families, and past and present adoptees. Our full spectrum of programs and services includes working with the departments of Social Services to find permanent homes for the over 700 children in Virginia available for adoption right now, and impactful ongoing post-adoptive counseling to maintain successful families after adoptions have been finalized.
Our newest program, The Possibilities Project, provides housing, life skills training, counseling and case management for youth who have aged out of the foster care system in Virginia at 18 years of age. Developed in collaboration with our partner The Better Housing Coalition, this program delivers on our goal of offering a continuum of services to provide permanence for all of Virginia’s at-risk youth.
In addition, CHS offers unbiased 24/7 pregnancy counseling at no charge, birth parent counseling, family support groups, activities for adoptive families and children, and heritage and search services for adult adoptees. CHS is also proud to be one of only three Virginia recruiters for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption – a national nonprofit finding forever families for children in foster care.
Community LINC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that aims to end homelessness for this generation and the next. In the past 30 years, Community LINC has served over 4,000 families with 12,000 individuals, including 9000 children with housing or programming.
Community LINC offers interim housing for families experiencing homelessness. Families we serve, live in our apartment complex for about four months while we provide services that give them a hand up and enable them to become self-sufficient.
Over the last 5 years, 84% of our graduates have not become homeless again.
Eliana's Light supports families with children who have complex medical conditions by focusing on their whole health and well-being. We connect directly with families through customized gift bags, learning events, and online communications; advocate for and raise awareness on whole health, integrative, and integrated approaches to care; and exchange information and resources with caregivers, practitioners, and researchers. We help children and their caregivers feel better while we contribute to a whole health and family-centered approach to pediatrics.
This Is How We C.A.R.E.:
Connect: We connect families to resources, specialists, other organizations, and information that can help reduce their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and/or financial stress. We also connect with them, building trusting, compassionate relationships through our shared humanity while we develop a new community.
Advocate: We advocate for Integrative Medicine and integrative care services within pediatric medical facilities and as part of standard medical care, therapy programming and research initiatives. For example, we collaborate with hospital staff and with physical, occupational, feeding, and speech/language therapists on ways to incorporate mindfulness and integrative care services into their programming.
Reach: We reach children and caregivers (i.e., parents; grandparents; guardians; and medical, complementary, and integrative care providers) where they are through our Eliana’s Light Constellation Kits, learning events, tip sheets, and communications channels.
Exchange: We serve on various advisory committees and manage one directly in order to exchange information and resources with local specialists in areas relevant to our mission. We also raise awareness within these groups and via others’ support groups on whole health and IM-related programming and integrative care services as they pertain to individuals and families.
We C.A.R.E. alongside collaborators, together forming Constellations of CA.R.E. in a community for families with children who have a complex medical condition. We stay with a family in friendship for as long as they'd like to stay connected to Eliana's Light. When the family's needs change, we help guide them to other support services that are relevant to their new needs. We do not provide technical expertise directly; we instead help connect caregivers to experts who are part of Constellations of C.A.R.E. within our communities.
EYE CARE, AFRICA!/CLEAN STOVES PROVIDES BASIC VISION EDUCATION (ENVIRONMENT, HYGIENE & NUTRITION) AND TEACHES WOMEN TO BUILD CLEAN COOKING STOVES (TO PREVENT EYE AND LUNG DISEASE CAUSED BY COOKING SMOKE) IN RURAL VILLAGES IN RWANDA AND SOON, LESOTHO, AFRICA.
WE TEACH PEOPLE TO FISH! LOCALS DO THE PROJECTS; THEY TEACH OTHERS TO DO SAME. 90% OF RURAL AFRICAN WOMEN COOK ON 3-STONE FIRES IN HOUSES/HUTS WITH LITTLE OR NO VENTILATION. WE TEACH THEM TO BUILD A STOVE DEVELOPED IN TANZANIA OVER 5 YEARS WITH THE MAASAI TRIBE IN TANZANIA THAT ELIMINATES UP TO 90% OF CO EMISSIONS, THEY TEACH OTHERS TO BUILD THESE STOVES AND THROUGH MICRO-FINANCE/SAVINGS GROUPS THEY HAVE A BUSINESS TO SELL THE STOVES PROVIDING ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT; SUSTAINABILITY.
First Star improves the lives of foster youth by partnering with child welfare agencies, universities, and school districts to ensure foster youth have the academic, life skills, and adult supports needed to successfully transition to higher education and adulthood. We pursue our mission through innovative college-preparatory programs, providing technical assistance to stakeholders, and advocating for policy change.
FosterKidsUnite, Inc provides nontraditional services to aged out foster youth in college and or trade school. We provide: gift boxes for finals in December, monthly care package by our volunteer cookie Angel, The Robert Cooper Memorial scholarship, ($500 per winner), Mentoring, (text, email and meetup with a lunch or dinner check In to see if we can assist with any needs while in college.)
Our mission here at HOM is to connect and support men, women, and children who have been affected directly or indirectly by HIV/Aids, Breast Cancer, Mental Health, Homelessness, and Domestic Violence. We understand when adversity rears its ugly head there’s no time to worry about the little things. WE GOT YOU!
Our primary goal is to relieve you of some of your everyday little stresses through faith, understanding. We want to be an anchoring presence in your life, holding a space for those who choose to reveal their broken pieces. We want to share the power of grace and truth as you unravel into the best version of yourself.
At HOM we encourage and support these individuals through their triumphs, hardships and everything in between. We promise to always inspire others through a quiet inner strength.
The one thing we ask all of our HOM heartbeats to remember “When LIFE gets too hard to stand, KNEEL.”
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Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center employs equine assisted activities and therapies to inspire, strengthen, and motivate people of all ages and capabilities. Located overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara, Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center offers life-changing experiences to people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities. Since opening in 1985, thousands of individuals of all ages and disabilities have benefited from therapeutic riding. Today we have 18 horses and serve 95 participants per week.
Our mission at His Print Ministries is "To Leave HiS Prints wherever we go, with whomever we meet." We strive to locally and globally share the love and saving grace of Jesus Christ by loving people where they are, until they ask Why!
We are dedicated to using our feet to leave Christ's footprint around the world. Our primary geographical focus is the Balkans and Eastern Europe, and our European base is located at HiS House in Sisak, Croatia. Our ministry began in 2006 with baseball camps and English classes in Croatia, and has expanded to include American football camps, international coaching clinics, and many community outreach programs throughout the Balkans and Eastern Europe. We have given away over 80,000 pounds of sports equipment to organizations in 30 countries; our USA headquarters and warehouse are in Houston, Texas.
As we say at HiS Print, "He Did It, Let's Do It!"
Infusing Hope is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to spreading the message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through education and awareness, our team works each day to contribute to the greater good.
IA has a mission of "Finding solutions to life's most difficult people problems through mediation, counseling and training, since 1989!"
Relational Health: Family Reconciliation & Intervention Mediation is saving family relationships--marriages, parent/child, generational disputes, etc. Eldercare & Guardianship Mediation assists adult siblings determine care needs of parents or parents determine the care of disabled adult children. When one or both parties do not wish to reconcile or can't find a way to do so after trying, peaceable divorce and good planning for the children is possible through IA's Divorce & Custody Mediation & Parental Planning Mediation.
Mental Health: People have no idea of the pain that families suffer when a loved one struggles with mental health issues. Severe mood disorders, personality disorders, thought-altering diagnoses, all cause pain in the individual and all those who love them.
IA's Victim Assistance Program serves any crime victim, regardless of when that crime happened and whether or not it was ever reported. This allows us to assist the child who grew up in domestic violence, but is now an adult and wants his or her family to function differently, but had no good models of marriage or parenting. We serve ages 4 years old to the elderly. Sexual and physical abuse, kidnappings, human trafficking, surviving family members of homicide victims. Each person gets up to 6 months of free counseling services--individual, group, advocacy, and/or psycho-educational skills training--such as 'Building Better Relationships in the Family.' IA has been serving the community of Santa Fe since the day of the shooting at Santa Fe High School.
Behavioral Health: Workplace Mediation between individuals who cannot get along or within or between departments or work groups in conflict. IA has more multi-party mediation experience and has saved many businesses that may have otherwise broken apart.
IA also offers violence prevention programs for schools called Project SAVE--Students Against Violence in Education. Peer Mediation Programs, Bully-Proofing Programs and Communication & Conflict Resolution skills training.
Living Only Love Sanctuary is a spiritual community whose members come from a variety of faiths, cultural backgrounds and walks of life, but who have chosen to join to consciously love and serve our world as one.
Through the humble act of giving all to all, we have found that we are becoming the best, the most radiant and authentic version of ourselves, and that our desire to love and serve grow day by day as do our efforts.
Never has the world needed what we wish to offer more than NOW.
Never have our hearts longed to serve more than they do NOW.
We are committed to being a force for good in our community and our world; to be a fount of healing and unification and to bring this healing message of hope to every heart that hurts, suffers, feels lost or is in need.
We hold classes Monday through Thursday to teach transformation through love and ignite a desire to serve others within the hearts of the participants.
We hold meditation retreats biannually to help individuals connect with the infinite source of peace within, which facilitates the awakening of the awareness of love as the essence of one's being, the foundation of all that is.
In addition, we are actively involved in a variety of service projects within our community which include backpacks containing daily necessities for those living on the streets, providing meals at local homeless shelters, Christmas for homeless children, green initiatives in both Dallas and Fort Worth, and big feed projects for starving children in third world countries.
Love146 is an international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through prevention education and survivor care. Founded in 2002, Love146’s mission is the abolition of child trafficking and exploitation. Nothing less. Love146 works to prevent child trafficking and exploitation, to care for survivors, and to empower a growing movement. Donated items will be used during Rapid Responses, one-time interventions that provide youth with information, safety planning, and referral services related to human trafficking. Love146 anticipates providing 100-125 rapid responses annually to youth who have been identified as at high-risk or confirmed survivors of human trafficking.
At The North Georgia Angel House (NGAH), we service all counties in the state of Georgia. We provide a wide range of services that give foster children a safe place to live all the while teaching them valuable life skills with a consistent and prudent parenting style. We understand that fostering children is more than providing housing and food which is why our services include: Life Skills, Counseling, Supervised Family Time, Behavior Modification, On and Off-Campus Activities, Tutoring, Conflict Resolution, Meal Planning, Employment Assistant, 24-hour Supervision, Mentoring Program (WINGS), Medical Referrals, Dental Referrals, Psychiatric Referrals, Transportation, Family Team Meetings, Case Management, Medication Management, Money Management Training, Casey Life Skills Assessment, Safety Planning Transitional and Independent Living Services.
Prestige Learning Institute exists to foster community development and open doors of opportunity for adult immigrants and refugees. We accomplish this by providing culturally appropriate and affordable education initiatives, including English as a Second Language classes and career development services, that empower our students and mentees to advance personally, academically and economically.
Project Joy and Hope (PJH), a 501(c)3 Texas-based nonprofit organization, provides both practical and financial support to children living with life-limiting conditions and their families. PJH aims to provide a strong support system, thereby helping families remain stable and intact at this challenging time in their lives. Project Joy and Hope provides temporary housing to families who live some distance from tertiary care centers when a child needs to access palliative care, attend hospital for outpatient treatment, or await (or recover) an organ transplant. Local families at risk of homelessness due to the medical condition of a child are also eligible for services. While using more than 90% of funds for direct services, PJH has developed many important programs for medically fragile children and their families, including: HOPE housing shelter and utility support; a Parent-to-Parent Support Line; Family Assistance Grants for family expenses beyond the hospital or hospice budgets; HOPE Scholarship program for high school seniors who have experienced the death of a sibling or parent; and Pedi-Hope educational conferences to train medical providers specializing in pediatric palliative care. Using the power of collaborations, partnerships and volunteers, PJH accomplishes much with modest resources. Texas Children’s Hospital, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, MD Anderson Pediatric Cancer Center, and Houston Hospice refer families for assistance through their social work departments. PJH clientele are primarily low income (approximately 80%) and ethnicity of benefiting families closely mirrors that of the Texas population. These families are in the midst of life' most challenging time, when all their resources--mental and physical--are depleted as they focus on their child's care and day-to-day existence. The staff & volunteers at Project Joy and Hope understand and support such families in these challenging circumstances-when a child is seriously ill. Volunteerism is an intrinsic part of the supportive care services provided by PJH. Project Joy and Hope utilizes community volunteers to provide support to families in the program, helping with chores, running errands, or making friendly visits. Project Joy and Hope’s goal is to keep families intact when facing crisis, providing solutions for challenges experienced by all members of the family.
Revolution Thrift is a nonprofit dedicated to generating high impact, life altering change to those who need it most in the San Antonio area. Every donation or purchase goes directly towards benefiting the community. We do this by donating all our profits to a different local charity each month.
RightGift is the easiest way to give to people in times of need. The RightGift platform allows non-profit organizations and individuals to create wishlists of specific items and services to meet their critical needs.
For 85 years, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission has provided emergency care and long-term recovery services to hurting and homeless people in our community. We're dedicated to serving, rescuing and transforming those in greatest need.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul , Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Mission:Inspired by Gospel values, we grow spiritually through person to person service to all in need in our community. Our actions promote the dignity of the person and alleviate suffering and distress, while addressing the conditions that cause them through systemic change.
Since 1985, South Oakland Shelter (SOS) has been at the forefront of addressing the myriad needs of homeless and displaced persons throughout Metro Detroit. SOS implements housing-first programming, operates an emergency shelter, and provides various supportive services that move people from homelessness to long-term stability.
SOS also owns and operates Spero Housing Group, a subsidiary non-profit dedicated specifically to developing and operating high-quality affordable and supportive housing for persons of low and moderate income, as well as HandUp, a community and crowdfunding platform serving 100+ homeless service agencies and their clients across the United States.
SOS is building communities that end homelessness. For more information visit: southoaklandshelter.org
The Campus Kitchens Project builds student-run social incubators to empower young leaders nationwide to use food as a tool to make change in their communities. All our programs have one thing in common: they recover would be wasted food, transform it into meals and deliver them to members in their community facing food insecurity.
But at CKP we know that this food recovery and transformation alone will not end hunger or food waste. That's why all our programs Go Beyond the Meal and develop high-impact programming to tackle social structures and barriers that create food insecurity and food waste in the first place. From nutrition education to health and wellness classes, environmental awareness campaigns and civics workshops, our students are on the front lines of social justice.
The Dream Builders Project is a recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in Los Angeles, California in October 2013. Since its beginning, The Dream Builders Project has had one goal in mind: to make a positive difference on the community and the world at large. As a “charity for charities,” The Dream Builders Project is not bound to any particular group or cause, allowing The DBP to join forces with many great and sometimes overlooked charities and nonprofits to make the most profound impact. Some of the main causes The DBP focuses on include: homelessness, child abuse & neglect, education, fighting human trafficking and more.
The DBP is dedicated to making the biggest impact per dollar. Through an extensive research and vetting system, The DBP is able to ensure that all donations and volunteer efforts are spent in the most impactful and productive way possible. Once a genuine organization has been vetted, The DBP is able to provide services including: Financial Support, Campaign Creation & Execution, Volunteer & Administrative Support, Website Marketing & Public Relations, and Special Events & Galas.
The Woods Project (TWP) offers underserved students the kind of access to outdoor spaces and recreational activities that are more common among their higher-income peers. By challenging students to spend time outside, rely on their peers, step up to leadership roles, spend days or weeks away from their families and mobile devices, understand and care for the natural environment, and undertake the physical and mental challenges of outdoor recreation, TWP helps students develop important character traits (independence, distress tolerance, critical thinking, social competence/ adaptability, perseverance, curiosity and environmental awareness) that correlate strongly with success in school, in the workplace and in life. Beginning in 2006 with 11 students, TWP now serves nearly 700 students each year.
The Woods Project’s year-round educational program is comprised of:
• Weekly after-school club programs, hosted at a majority of our Houston school partners. Club lessons, led by TWP staff, focus on outdoor themes and skills as well as leadership development. They encourage the development of communication skills, teamwork and critical thinking through a focused curriculum and introduce concepts of wilderness education, camping skills, conservation and environmental awareness.
• Weekend overnight camping trips, led by staff, teachers and volunteers, include environmental service projects, hiking, backpacking, canoeing and kayaking in the national forests and park areas near Houston. These activities are intended to improve confidence, self-reliance, and leadership skills while giving the students a preview of the challenges they will encounter during the summer session.
• Two-week summer immersion programs in wilderness areas such as: Yosemite National Park, Glacier National Forest, Donner Pass/Desolation Wilderness and most recently the Apostle Island region of Lake Superior. Each trip includes eight days of guided, place-based field education, as well as, an intensive six-day, extended wilderness backpacking or sea kayaking adventure led by trained volunteers. Students participate in wilderness recreation experiences including hiking, paddling, camping, rock climbing, team building exercises, and are taught essential camping skills such as: how to use and care for their gear, survival skills and "Leave No Trace" principles. They also learn about the history of the area, engage in hands- on forest ecology and carbon lessons and have several opportunities to reflect upon and share their experience. Through these experiences, students establish a strong connection with nature, develop relationships with mature, stable adults outside of the family structure and emerge from the program with a stronger sense of the wider world, their ability to function effectively in it, and a renewed drive to succeed against all odds.
TWP partners with Houston high schools that serve high percentages of low income students which provides access to those students who are most likely to benefit from the experience. Participants are from economically disadvantaged households and range from 14 to 18 years of age. On average, 73% of participants are Latino, 18% African American, and the remainder are of mixed race or other ethnicities.
Utilizing trained volunteers and teachers as trip leaders, allows for an extremely dynamic and efficient program that provides student participants with positive role models and expose them to a larger perspective. Trip leaders come from diverse backgrounds and experiences including demographics similar to that of TWP participants.
Recognized experts in the area of program evaluation work with TWP to measure behavioral changes as a result of program participation. This is facilitated through pre and post summer surveys that included a project-specific scale that utilizes student’s written responses to open ended survey questions to determine quantitative data.
WISH for OUR HEROES (W4OH) is a national 501(c)(3), dedicated to assisting the men and women of the United States active-duty military, and in some cases, Veterans.
Military life is difficult – men and women selflessly serve our nation, while working for little pay, putting their lives on the line, and dealing with the secondary affects that can tear families apart. WISH for OUR HEROES wanted to provide resources to the “average” military member, in order to make their deployments a little easier, and to improve the quality of their family lives while home or during deployment.
WISH for OUR HEROES started with the goal of providing one wish for every deserving military member. There are no requirements – military members simply had to be on active-duty at the time the wish is submitted. The priority is to always grant basic needs or emergencies first – anything from putting food on the table to assisting with car repairs, home repairs, baby supplies, clothing, etc. When basic needs are met, W4OH also enjoys providing fun things like sending the troops to athletic events, sending them on vacation to get re-acquainted after deployments, meeting celebrities and more.
YoungLives is part of the organization of Young Life. Our mission is to introduce teen moms to Jesus and help them grow in their faith.
We meet with girls weekly and provide trained mentors and leaders to invest in the girls and their families.
Youth Oasis provides emergency and transitional housing, care, support and advocacy for vulnerable youth in the Baton Rouge area who have been pushed to the margins. Fully and proudly inclusive, we’re Louisiana’s first LGBT-affirming shelter for youth. We stand for:
We’re here for youth and young adults, no matter their race, orientation or identity. Because a category or label should never define the care and opportunities they deserve.
Our youth come to us from situations where their inherent worth is questioned, unconditional love taken away, and basic opportunities withheld. We work to return wholeness by providing a safe space, educational opportunities, mental health services, skills training, and unconditional compassion.
“Able to spring back after being compressed” – it’s what we strive for when caring for youth. It’s never, “Look at those poor children,” but always, “Look at all of the potential they possess.”
Founded in 1908, YWCA of San Diego County empowers women, men, and children to break the cycle of domestic violence and homelessness, and achieve self-sufficiency. Serving more than 9,100 people annually, our gender-inclusive programs and services include safe housing, case management, mental health counseling, housing coordination and rental assistance, legal support, employment assistance, financial literacy training, and children’s and youth services. YWCA is committed to helping individuals and families recover from trauma, improve their economic status, obtain permanent housing, and secure lasting independence.
YWCA USA, which serves 2.3 million people annually, focuses its mission-driven work in three signature areas where we believe we can have the most impact:
Our current strategic framework is the culmination of consultation and exploration with YWCAs around the country, and reflects YWCA’s legacy as a pioneering organization that squarely confronts social justice issues to make lasting, meaningful change.