Human Services

CITY OUTREACH FOUNDATION INC

Help us help others

aka COF

Hammond, IN

Mission

Providing Christ-centered help to at-risk youth and adults who are homeless or addicted.

Ruling Year

2008

CEO

Dr. John Wilkerson

Main Address

507 State St

Hammond, IN 46320 USA

Keywords

K-12, homeless, addicted, addict, recovery, educatiion, Christian, Baptist

EIN

06-1792531

 Number

2770195734

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

1. Educational - The City Outreach Foundation takes the education of our youth very seriously. Many inner-city children and teenagers do not receive a quality education because of neighborhood poverty and crime.
2. Addiction Recovery - There is an opioid crisis in America. According to the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, in Indiana, “Statewide, more than 11,000 people die each year from tobacco and more than 1,100 died in 2014 due to drug poisoning. The economic impact on Indiana is also devastating. The annual economic burden in Indiana from tobacco is $6.8 billion. In 2014, drug overdose fatalities in our state resulted in $1.4 billion in medical costs and lost lifetime earnings." 3. Homelessness - Hammond, IN and the surrounding areas have many homeless citizens who are in need of a safe, warm place, where they can have food.

Our programs

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

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City Baptist Schools

Better Roads Recovery Ministry

Hammond City Rescue Mission

MissionAero Pipeline

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

COF seeks to develop positive learning outcomes for youth, and seeks to transform former addicts into productive members of society. A. Education - City Baptist Schools in Hammond, Indiana, is a K-12 school intended to help make quality education available to everyone. B. Addiction Recovery - COF runs two in-residence addiction recovery centers, one for men and one for ladies. The goals are to 1.Restore faith; 2. Renew hope; 3. Redevelop character and discipline; and 4. Rebuild broken relationships. C. Homelessness - The Hammond City Rescue Mission aims to provide quality living space and food to men in need. Additionally, COF operates a food pantry in partnership with First Baptist Church, Hammond, IN.

A. Education - City Baptist Schools in Hammond, Indiana, is a K-12 school intended to help make quality education available to everyone. B. Addiction Recovery - COF runs two in-residence addiction recovery centers, one for men and one for ladies. C. Homelessness - The Hammond City Rescue Mission aims to provide quality living space and food to men in need. Additionally, COF operates a food pantry in partnership with First Baptist Church, Hammond, IN.

Through partnership with First Baptist Church, Hammond, IN, and other area churches and non-profit organizations, COF is able to provide these services to our clientele. Education costs are largely subsidized, and costs are kept low. Incoming residents to each of the in-residence addiction centers pay only $1100 for a six-month program.

Annually, students graduate from the K-12 high school program, and biannually, members of the Better Roads Recovery Ministry graduate.

A. City Baptist Schools 1.Serving third consecutive generation of family members
2. Developed & staff a 50-cubicle learning center to provide individualized learning plans and advance below-level students
3. Traveling men's basketball and soccer teams
4. Traveling women's volleyball team B. Better Roads Recovery Ministry 1.10 graduates from the Ladies' home in 2016
2. 12 ladies completed at least four months, addiction-free in 2016 3. Capital improvements through donations of funds/time:
Installed new windows and doors on front of the home
Installed emergency hardware to secure the building at night
4. 30 graduates from the Men's home in 2016
5. Two graduates now addiction free/previous relationships restored in 2016 C. Hammond City Rescue Mission 1. Served over 50,000 meals in 2016
2. Housed over 200 hundred different men in 2016 3. Coordinated to receive 26 bunk beds in 2017

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Financials

CITY OUTREACH FOUNDATION INC

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

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