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.
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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.
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 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 yoga classes to tracking essential program data. All the work in the Clubhouse is designed to help members regain 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Aquarium of the Bay 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™.
Located on the historic San Francisco waterfront at PIER 39, 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 touchpools. 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.
The Aquarium is a Smithsonian Affiliate, accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and certified as a Green Business by the city of San Francisco.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
"The challenge in life for most people is making the conscious decision to do good for others or to do nothing. It’s that choice that defines the individual."
-- Bode Miller
Consistent with his family values of one human being helping another, Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Champion Bode Miller and his family came together in 2005 to establish the Turtle Ridge Foundation. The Foundation seeks to a provide a philanthropic platform in the community, support youth & adaptive sports programs and to offer the opportunity for our disabled community and young people to participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities that would not be available to them without our help. The Turtle Ridge Foundation is proud to be a non-profit organization supporting adaptive and youth sports programs.
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.
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.
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.