Courage Worldwide, Inc.

Changing the world—one individual at a time

Truckee, CA   |  www.courageworldwide.org

Mission

Our Mission: Change the world one individual at a time by helping people find their purpose so the needs of the marginalized in this world are met.

Our Vision: To equip, encourage and empower 1,000,000 people to build 1000 homes & center in 100 cities & countries during the next 10 years so that hundreds of thousands of children can be protected and set free.

Ruling year info

2005

Founder & CEO

Jenny Williamson

Main address

12177 Business Park Dr. Suite 2 #313

Truckee, CA 96161 USA

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EIN

20-3126288

NTEE code info

Personal Social Services (P50)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Because of the PTSD the over 18 age population of the CSEC (Commercially Sexually Exploited Children) live with and the lack of life skills they have acquired, and ability to make healthy and safe choices for themselves and their children; we feel this population is in dire need of assistance preparing them for an independent and healthy life.

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?

Courage House

Courage House provides a safe, loving environment—along with a comprehensive, holistic approach in mental, psychosocial, and educational services—for rescued children who have been victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

While Courage House is a licensed facility, it mirrors a family setting. We give hope, offer healing, and restore lives. The girls who come to Courage House receive tangible resources to equip, encourage, and empower them to discover and fulfill their unique purpose. Our facilities and programs are intentionally designed to provide a long-term home for children who have suffered the severe trauma of sexual exploitation. Statistics show most of the young women who are victims of this crime do not have safe and loving homes to return to. Our Courage Houses offer a long-term solution and unique life plan for each girl that brings healing to her body, mind, spirit, and emotions, as well as prepare her for a successful transition to self-sufficient, independent living.

Population(s) Served
Children
Adolescents
Victims of crime and abuse

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Courage Worldwide has a goal to equip 1,000,000 people to build 1,000 homes in 100 cities and countries in the next 10 years. The homes will operate as mental health treatment facilities providing high level trauma therapies, in a home based environment. The homes will be accredited and audited regularly, and will focus on the highest quality of care.

In order to meet the above mentioned goals, Courage Worldwide is launching a prototype model that will create a "franchise" like method of establishing therapeutic homes for children who have been commercially exploited. The prototype model will outline necessary legislation to advocate for, a community "ideal" model, as well as all the intricacies of the home itself. Those who purchase the prototype will receive training, consulting, and auditing through Courage Worldwide to ensure the highest level of care is being administered to and align all homes to our vision and therapeutic model.

Courage Worldwide is creating a developed nations prototype as well as an undeveloped nations prototype to ensure that we can replicate the home in any type of community or nation.

Courage Worldwide is the corporate branch of the organization that is focused on creating sustainable models, both financially as well as through the prototype models. Each home is a project under the organization. CWW has employed staff with expertise in the various areas and has sought counsel from other legal experts and mental health experts throughout the nation.

To date, Courage House has established two homes that have both been operating for almost 4 years. Courage House utilizing extensive assessment and reporting tools to measure success. These two homes are the models for developing the "developed nations model" and our "undeveloped nations" model.

Courage Worldwide has been approached by individuals and organizations in 7 states and 5 countries to begin the process of establishing a prototype. The organizations are all in the preliminary stages of research and assessment. The prototype model will be made available by the end of 2015.

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.
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Financials

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Operations

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

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Courage Worldwide, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 3/8/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jenny Williamson

Williamson Energy, Inc.

Term: 2005 -

Jenny Williamson

Williamson Energy, Inc.

Melissa Yocum

Creekside

Joel Midthun

Tanzania Pastor

Edna Simbi

Global Compliance Analyst, Goldman Sachs, New York

Board leadership practices

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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 03/08/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
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Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/08/2022

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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.