HOUSE OF HIS CREATION

Heal. Grow. Learn.

aka HOHC   |   Lititz, PA   |  www.hohc.org

Mission

Mission: House of His Creation as a life-affirming ministry provides women a place to heal, to grow, and to learn through housing and ongoing support. Vision: To bring hope through loving, caring, sharing, and giving by God’s grace, anointing, wisdom, and compassion to impact individuals and families for change.

Ruling year info

1974

Executive Director

Mr. Matthew T Neff

Main address

301 N Broad Street

Lititz, PA 17543 USA

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Formerly known as

HHC Properties

EIN

23-1910987

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Christian (X20)

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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?

Transitional and Maternity Housing

Maternity housing for women over 18 needing support and housing during pregnancy and through delivery and the first 3 months of parenting or post-adoption decision. Short term housing for women over 18 escaping abuse, mother/child program. Offer aftercare up to one year after exit from the house and ongoing parenting support. Each woman receives individual case management, a room, access to food, family living with meals and opportunity for community, life skills practice, coordination of supports and services, financial literacy council, parenting decision making, trauma-informed person centered parenting class focused on how their childhood experience impacts their parenting goals. Opportunities to experience emotional healing through trust based relational interventions, self-care practices and support in rebuilding relationships with family, birthfather or other important support individuals in their lives.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people
Students
Young women
Adolescent girls
Pregnant people

C4 is HoHC’s aftercare program that provides ongoing support up to one year to women who have successfully discharged from HoHC. We provide this support in ways that helps each mother become more capable and competent through monthly home visits, helping her understand child development milestones and behaviors, parenting activities including, but not limited to, parent and child play groups, parent information classes, parenting materials, and individualized parent supports provided in response to particular child-rearing concerns or specific parenting questions. Additionally, assisting parents in gaining access to other types of supports and resources as needed.

Population(s) Served
Young women
Adolescent girls
Older women
Single parents
Adolescent parents

Where we work

Awards

Top-Rated 2013

Great Nonprofits

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of nights of safe housing provided to families of domestic violence

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Related Program

Transitional and Maternity Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We had additional housing in an apartment setting 2018-2020.

Average length of stay (in months)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Related Program

Transitional and Maternity Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Client length of stay is individualized the average length of stay is 3-6 months for an individual mother and child.

Number of baby bags given to new mOthers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Related Program

Transitional and Maternity Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2018-2020 women served were not always pregnant this does not reflect the number of women served only those during pregnancy.

Number of parents receiving WIC benefits for their children

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Transitional and Maternity Housing

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of parents engaged in fewer acts of abuse and neglect of their children

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Related Program

Caring 4 Mommy & Baby

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Clients go through a parenting class and shaken baby syndrome training.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

In our maternity program our goal is to help each woman come to a fully informed decision about her pregnancy, to provide her a neutral place to make her decision, and support to take the needed steps to back up that decision.

Overall it is our goal to fulfill our purpose: To provide Christ-centered services a Christ centered ministry to individuals and families in need.

We do this through our vision of loving, caring, sharing, and giving by God’s grace, anointing, wisdom, and compassion to impact individuals and families for change.

We recently moved to a central location that allows women access to resources and transportation.

We do so through staying connected to community supports and membership in groups such as the Healthy Mother/Healthy Baby coalition, Nurse Family Partnership program, local pregnancy resource centers, and similar community services that provide the supports for women through their pregnancy and parenting children.

We also partner with local churches, businesses, women's groups etc. to fulfill the day to to day needs of the home and to expand the circle of support to each client those living in the maternity home and those attending classes or in our after care program.

100% effective and completely driven by client need, community resources and longevity of service in the community.

We have established the maternity program in a community that provides all needed supports and services and allows sustainability of staffing and support.

Next is to extend our purpose and launch a similar family living program for exploited girls. This expansion will be launched in another state and requires new staffing. This process and program is outlined on our website.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Women during pregnancy, parenting an infant, single parents, family members, birth fathers, birth moms(women who have chosen adoption at some point in their life)

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Case management notes, Suggestion box/email, Aftercare and opportunities to speak into current clients experiences,

  • 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have a less rigid check in process for women staying in the home and have extended our stay time for women after birth. We have also increased and changed the focus of our after care and ongoing support to women who have lived in the home or gone through a class.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Continues the relationship and the sense of autonomy and enforces the right to speak and have a voice. Our program at its foundation is hinged on offering freedom of choice, support in individual decision making process and opportunities to experience positive results from choices made.

  • 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 ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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HOUSE OF HIS CREATION

Board of directors
as of 11/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Matthew Neff

House of His Creation

Term: 2018 - 2021

Stephanie Greiner

Amy Horst

Kristen Martin

Cassandra Garvins

Andy Kline

Jessica Kline

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 09/15/2021

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/15/2021

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Data
  • 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 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.