Human Services

KENDALL COUNTY WOMEN'S SHELTER

A Safe Place

aka Fabulous Finds Thrift Store

Boerne, TX

Mission

The mission of the Kendall County Women's Shelter is to provide safe, emergency shelter in a supportive environment where Texas Hill Country victims of domestic violence and their children can receive the support services they need to build new lives.

Ruling Year

2006

CEO

Ms. Hattie L. Allen

Main Address

P. O. Box 1087

Boerne, TX 78006 USA

Keywords

women's shelter, shelter, domestic violence, domestic abuse, battered women

EIN

20-2952146

 Number

7562640959

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Thrift Shops (P29)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

In the US, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of physical violence by and intimate partner in their lifetime. In 2016, 146 women were killed by their intimate partner. In 2017, KCWS provided 239 un-duplicated women, men and children emergency shelter and supportive services. Domestic violence is a pervasive problem in our society. KCWS aims to address domestic violence by crisis intervention services which includes providing emergency shelter and supportive services to victims and their children. In addition, KCWS works throughout the community to raise awareness through community outreach and facilitates dating violence prevention efforts in local schools.

Our programs

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

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Family Violence Program

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Continue to provide emergency shelter and supportive services to victims of domestic violence and their children in the service area; Increase Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness in service area; Increase Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness in service area; and Diversify funding and increase revenue to enhance the support services offered to clients.

KCWS continues to partner with local school districts to offer prevention programs using Safe Dates curriculum. Our efforts have proven for us to be a much needed presence in the schools and working with youth.
KCWS will continue to make connections and provide domestic violence awareness and prevention presentations throughout KCWS leadership is looking to diversify funding avenues and increase revenue in order to enhance supportive services.
KCWS continues to reach out in Kendall County and make connections with different community leaders, volunteers and at risk populations to spread the word on what services we have to offer victims of domestic violence and their children.
KCWS staff continues to research additional foundations and funding opportunities available in order to ensure continued quality services are provided to victims and their children.

KCWS has a 32 bed, square foot emergency shelter center with qualified staff that provide case management, counseling, crisis intervention and other supportive services to victims of domestic violence and their children in Kendall County and the surrounding Texas Hill Country communities.

By partnering with Boerne Independent School District, KCWS has increased teen dating violence prevention and awareness programming targeting over 1500 students in the school system on an annual basis.

To Increase Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness in service area, KCWS continues to partner with local social service organizations, churches and groups to present information and provide access to information to victims and the community.

KCWS continues to look at different foundations, grants, and other funding opportunities in order to diversify funding and increase revenue. KCWS has an active Board of Directors and qualified leadership with experience in fund development.

KCWS measures its progress by several different indicators. Our monthly statistics measuring the number of clients accessing both residential and non-residential services provides information on the clients accessing services. Upon terminating services, clients fill out a client satisfaction evaluation which measures the effectiveness of shelter and supportive services such as case management and counseling.

KCWS staff measures the effectiveness of our prevention programming by providing pre- and post tests to adolescents participating in the teen dating violence prevention and awareness programs.

KCWS is able to track the progress of community education efforts by tracking PSAs and other news outlet publications recognizing KCWS in the community. KCWS also tracks and reports the number of community education events that staff presents each month.

KCWS continues to monitor funding and the multiple sources contributing to KCWS. Each month financials are evaluated and annually a fund development plan is developed in order to keep funding at the forefront of the organizations.

KCWS continues to see an increase in clients since opening its doors in 2012. In the five years that we have been in operation, KCWS has provided 27,820 nights of safety to 822 women, men and children. With our prevention efforts within the community, KCWS has been asked to sit as consultants on the BISD Prevention team and has been added to the regular curriculum in the BISD health classes to discuss healthy relationships with the students. Over the past five years, KCWS has increased direct service staff including a full-time counselor that focuses on the mental health needs of clients and their children.

KCWS staff encounters challenges when assisting clients move towards self-sufficiency. Some of these challenges include identifying affordable workforce housing for a client as well as affordable/available childcare.

External Reviews

Financials

KENDALL COUNTY WOMEN'S SHELTER

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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

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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?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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

Yes

ETHICS & 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?

No