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Sionne's Heart Inc.

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BETHESDA, MD   |  https://sionnesheart.org

Mission

Sionne’s Heart provides critical support services to LGBTQ homeless youth and veterans in the Maryland area, helping them to access safe, transitional housing, food and other humanitarian assistance that will provide a bridge to independence. All in hopes we as a whole can eventually see change and break the generational cycle of poverty, by dedicating our efforts to the reduction youth homelessness and other humanitarian assistance to prevent the continued injustices facing the homeless youth population among the LGBTQIA+ and other vulnerable populations in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. areas by mobilizing local communities in efforts provide a bridge to independence to reach their full potential.

Ruling year info

2018

Founder / Executive Chairman

Sionne Hunter

Executive Vice Chairman

Mr. Liam Routledge

Main address

6710 A Rockledge Drive Suite 400

BETHESDA, MD 20817 USA

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EIN

83-1673815

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Street and Community Outreach

The Community and Street Outreach Team are there for any and all youth in their day to day path and provide with food to eat, as well and extensive and truly vital information about our various programs to assist homeless youth by way of gaining shelter and in many instances some on-the-spot care and assistance from our community partners.

Population(s) Served

Our P.E.T.S program governs itself to continually obtaining various resources to help our youth build and support their individualized professional characteristics. We strive in maintaining this by supporting our core values to include caring, fairness, trust, responsibility, self awareness and care. We strive to incorporate and provide viable informative strategic activities that assist youths on how to make better decisions and build and see this trait to become an assets as well as a day to day strength to hopefully result to truly improve their professional decision, increased academic performance and overall lowering any risky behaviors that could possibly hinder building needed resiliency. Through both observation and round table discussions with the youth, we can create personalized training videos and presentations to gradually push but not force positive youth development with the goal in mind to overall improve both academic and professional achievement.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
LGBTQ people
Veterans
People with disabilities
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
LGBTQ people
Veterans
People with disabilities

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Sionne's Heart Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/06/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Sionne Hunter


Board co-chair

Mr. Liam Routledge

United States Army - Active Duty

Bernard Williams

Roseanne Chenette

Brienna Marie Flores

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/6/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Non-binary, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Non-binary, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/06/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.