Brittany's Hope

Aiding Abandoned Children Worldwide

aka Brittany's Hope   |   Elizabethtown, PA   |  http://www.brittanyshope.org

Mission

Recognizing the fundamental rights of all children, we empower families and communities to make real and lasting change in the lives of orphaned and at-risk children through international special needs adoption grants and humanitarian initiatives.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Mrs. Mai-Lynn Abel Sahd

Main address

1160 North Market Street

Elizabethtown, PA 17022 USA

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EIN

25-1879417

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

International Relief (Q33)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Adoption Grants

We provide adoption grants to families adoption special needs children internationally.  Our goal is to reduce the financial barrier to adoption, particularly with special needs children, to encourage able families to bring a child home.

Population(s) Served
Families

Our Humanitarian programs were individually formed to care for the 153 million orphans that will not be adopted and struggle to live from day to day.  We provide their life essentials from food and water to canes for visual impairment and an education for a sustainable future!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Joint Council on International Children's Services 2005

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve at-risk and vulnerable children in Viet Nam, Kena, and Ethiopia. As well as abandoned and orphaned children through international special needs adoption grants.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes,

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

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 created a standardized survey to our partners between our two programs.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

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

    It has improved the trust we have - especially with our international partners.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, 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?

    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

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Brittany's Hope

Board of directors
as of 1/21/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Billie Jo Devine

DAS Companies, Inc.

Term: 2017 -

Denisha Roberts

Shriber Pediatric

David Abel

DAS Companies, Inc.

Andy Klinger

BB&T Bank

Jena Miller

Home Maker

Naomi Fredlund

Life Changes Realty Group

Rebecca Cruttenden

Clara Cookies

Lisa Stewart-Miller

A. Hunter Property Management, Inc.

Ethan McNaughton

North Group Consultants

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 01/21/2022

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
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/21/2022

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.