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LAUREL HOUSE

Working to End Domestic Violence

aka Nehemiah's Way   |   Norristown, PA   |  www.laurel-house.org

Mission

The mission of Laurel House is to:

- Advocate for and empower those impacted by domestic violence by providing crisis intervention, safe haven, supportive programs and supportive programs and resources
- Advance social change through preventative education and through community training and collaboration to foster a coordinated response to domestic abuse

Services are available to both female and male survivors of domestic abuse.

Ruling year info

1982

Executive Director

Beth E. Sturman

Main address

P.O. Box 764

Norristown, PA 19404 USA

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EIN

23-2172743

NTEE code info

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Hot Line, Crisis Intervention (F40)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

FACT: In the U.S. one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. FACT: Last year there were 122 victims lost their lives to domestic violence in Pennsylvania. In Montgomery County 8 victims were killed. FACT: Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.

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?

Domestic Violence Shelter and Hotline

Safe haven shelter for individuals and familiar who are displaced due to domestic violence in their home.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provides on-site response to support law enforcement personnel and hospitals when they respond to domestic violence cases.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provides training and education about domestic violence and warning signs and healthy relationships to children and adults throughout the County.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

The goal of our “Bridge” Housing program is to empower families to become self-sufficient. Services provided include support groups, life skills development, counseling, children’s services, casework, and connections to community resources.

Population(s) Served
Families

For adult women and men who are or were in an abusive relationship with an intimate partner, domestic violence counseling offers help to:

-Assess the lethality of the situation
-Focus on developing and implementing a safety plan
-Connect the victim/survivor with effective resources
-Offer emotional support and domestic violence education

Counseling can be face-to-face with a counselor. Or, it can be in a support group for women with other abused women, facilitated by trained counselors.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Men and boys

Legal options counseling, court accompaniment, and advocacy are provided to Laurel House clients.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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
Related Program

Domestic Violence Shelter and Hotline

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number reflects our previous fiscal year, which spanned from July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Hours of legal assistance offered

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

Legal Advocacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients assisted with legal needs

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

Legal Advocacy

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of crisis hotline calls answered

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

Domestic Violence Shelter and Hotline

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

Laurel House is dedicated to the vision of ending domestic violence in each life, home, and community. Our mission is to advocate for and empower those impacted by domestic violence by providing crisis intervention, safe haven, supportive programs and resources; as well as to advance social change through preventative education and through community training and collaboration to foster a coordinated response to domestic abuse.

In order to empower victims and their families with the tools and resources that they need to heal and move forward into a new life, free from violence, Laurel House offers an individualized, comprehensive list of support services and programs. Please click on the Program and Services section for a full description.

The Laurel House Board of Directors, staff, and more than 200 volunteers are dedicated to our mission.

Financials

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Operations

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

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LAUREL HOUSE

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brian Taylor

Angela Ko

Board Co-Vice President

Patricia Younce

Board Co-Vice President

Jason VanBuskirk

Board Treasurer

Melissa Pilong

Secretary

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 1/18/2024

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data