LIFE ABUNDANT INC

PRISON & BEYOND

Doylestown, PA   |  www.lifeabundantinc.org

Mission

To assist inmates, ex-offenders and their families develop spiritual principles and become productive members of society.

Ruling year info

1983

Executive Director

Mr. Jonathan Lewis

Main address

P.O. Box #412

Doylestown, PA 18901 USA

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EIN

23-2204413

NTEE code info

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

The incarceration rate in the United States has increased exponentially over the past few decades. This, coupled with the new opioid epidemic, has required organizations to design and deliver apposite solutions to address these problems. Life Abundant addresses these two critical areas by mentoring inmates at the local jail and community corrections centers and referring inmates to the necessary resources to help effect lasting, positive change.

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?

Mentoring

Staff and volunteers create relationships with inmates. For men and women who desire, we provide small group studies and fellowship. Inmates may also work with volunteers one-to-one for the purpose of building personal relationships post-incarceration.

Population(s) Served
Men and boys
Women and girls

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce 2020

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.

Through actively engaging those impacted by incarceration, Life Abundant seeks to reduce recidivism rates and enhance public safety. Ultimately by helping inmates and family members to change their spiritual and world views, Life Abundant is able to assist inmates in making successful transitions back into their respective communities.

Life Abundant provides a holistic framework, i.e. Bibles studies, faith-based mentoring, motivational interviewing, techniques to enhance self-efficacy, etc. Life Abundant also utilizes an evidence-based assessment approach to more comprehensively target interventions and identify criminogenic needs and subsequent risk factors. By working collaboratively, Life Abundant is able to locate the necessary services for inmates and their families.

Life Abundant utilizes a few trained staff persons and a volunteer pool, versed in specified areas, to accomplish its mission. Life Abundant has been in operation since 1978 and has forged strong relationships in the local community to help advance its mission. Life Abundant also has been recognized by Corrections Officials, County Commissioners, Chamber of Commerce, and local businessmen.

Life Abundant has helped countless men and women to escape the cycle of addictions and incarceration. Life Abundant has also served the local community through visitation, education and advocacy. Life Abundant is seeking to continue its mission, increase its geographic footprint, and more comprehensively communicate its message of success.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have decided to become more active in the local community assisting returning citizens and other impacted by incarceration. We have also create an information portal, including recommendations, general information, statistics, etc., for clients, family members and friends of clients, and interested community members.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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LIFE ABUNDANT INC

Board of directors
as of 2/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Charles Christenson

President, NextWave Consulting

Term: 2021 - 2024


Board co-chair

Mr. Robert Schmauk

Retired Engineer

Tim Liebig

MobiliyWorks

Herbert Rose

Emeritus Executive Director

Lisa Palise

Retired Administrator

Bob Wood

Retired Pastor

W. Dorward

Retired Lawyer

Kaitlin Bangert

Social Worker

Lena Hunsinger

Senior Director

Eric Jensen

Market Researcher

Lisa Palise

Retired Chaplain

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/04/2021

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
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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