Claritas House Outreach Ministry Inc

I AM MY BROTHER'S KEEPER

KISSIMMEE, FL   |  www.claritashouse.com

Mission

Our Mission is to assist homeless and underprivileged individuals and families in achieving self-sufficiency and inspire them to reconnect with society productively.

Ruling year info

2013

Founder/Exec Director

Doreen Barker

Main address

PO BOX 453257

KISSIMMEE, FL 34745 USA

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EIN

26-1431256

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Thrift Shops (P29)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Weekly grocery distribution

Each week we collect and purchase perishables and non perishable foods and distribute to several hotels, senior homes and transition homes.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

One of our team provide donated food items to the homeless on the streets. We also provide clothing, sleeping bags, tents and care package.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Adults

One of our team provide donated food items to the homeless on the streets. We also provide clothing, sleeping bags, tents and care package.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Adults

Provides mini grants to adults pursuing GED or basic education

Population(s) Served
Adults
Unemployed people

Our foreign mission provides resources to countries in the event of a natural desaster. We also support the community based rehabilitation in Jamaica. (center for children and adult with severe disabilities)

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
People with disabilities

Where we work

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 low-Income, Poverty level individuals and families living in Osceola County Florida and surrounding cities.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

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

    To identify and remedy poor client 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • 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,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Claritas House Outreach Ministry Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/17/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Laura Dorsey-Harris

Laura Dorsey-Harris

Michele Herpin

Keller Williams

Norris Mills

LDS

Lena Graham-Morris

The HORUS Construction Services Inc.

Lisa Quinones-Villot

REMAX Premier Properties

Wanda Kenney

Aldwin Barker

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 11/3/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/31/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.