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Compassion United Inc

Restoring Hope. Transforming Futures. Serving the forgotten, marginalized and hopeless of Montgomery County through outreach, relief and empowerment.

Conroe , TX   |  http://compassionunited.us

Mission

To transform our communities by serving their forgotten and marginalized through outreach, relief and empowerment.

Ruling year info

2010

Founder/Executive Director

R. Luke Redus

Fresh Start Program Director

Karla Redus

Main address

350 Foster Drive

Conroe , TX 77301 USA

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EIN

26-2240778

NTEE code info

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Compassion United serves in all aspects of the poverty landscape making Compassion United a “dynamic and holistic” solution to address the needs of the poor, the unsheltered, the addicted, the at-risk youth and the hopeless in our community.

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?

Breakfast in the Park

Breakfast in the Park is Compassion Uniteds flagship outreach.
What started with a family and a cooler full of breakfast tacos has become a Saturday morning tradition that unites churches all over Montgomery County serving meals fit for a king to homeless and poverty-stricken in Conroe.



This outreach opportunity is an easy way to jump in and serve our neighbors in need. Each week, a different church, business or small group of individuals gets to sponsor, prepare and serve breakfast alongside one another, giving you a hands-on experience of what it is like to engage in ministry to those in need.

We are always looking for new sponsors, whether you are looking to provide the meal, serve it or both! Contact us below and discover how you can significantly im weekly breakfast is provided in Conroe by sponsoring churches and businesses located throughout Montgomery County. This program serves approximately 80 -120 poor and homeless individuals in southeast Conroe each Saturday.

Population(s) Served
Social and economic status

The Compassion Community Care Center (C4) is located at the Compassion United East Campus in Montgomery County, Texas. C4 operates with the mission of providing practical resources and assistance to individuals in need within the community. Partnering agencies provide resources within Montgomery County. An overview of the services and support offered by C4 are as follows;
Basic Needs Assistance: C4 offers assistance with essential needs such as food, clothing, and emergency shelter. Clients can receive clothing and household vouchers for Unique Resale, helping them access clothing and household items.
Medical Care: C4 provides medical support to individuals who require medical services. This likely includes access to essential healthcare services or referrals to partner healthcare organizations.
Financial Assistance: The center offers financial support through mortgage and rental payment assistance. This assistance helps individuals and families facing financial hardship to maintain

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses
Substance abusers
Pregnant people

We launched Terrys Tables Food Pantry to provide a place of connection, hope and outreach to Montgomery County citizens. This outreach is a large part of why Compassion United has been able to provide over 230,000lbs of groceries to over 8,000 people in need each year! By helping meet peoples physical needs, we can nurture the emotional and spiritual needs that keep them from experiencing the abundant life God has for them!



Our Food Pantry is directed by retired veteran and Navy Chief Petty Officer, Paul Collom. He and his daughter, assistant director, Morrisa Collom, provide a hard-working yet fun environment where you will find, simply put, people helping people.



The Food Pantry is an excellent place for you, your family, church or group to jump in and find a place to serve! We would love to have you as part of the team. There is a place for everyone at the table!

Population(s) Served

Hosanna House is a safe, stable environment for women seeking positive change in their lives. Many of our residents here have a history of homelessness, addiction, trafficking and abuse, inhibiting them from becoming who they were created to be.



Hosanna House is not a shelter, but rather a home of hope for women in need, and our model reflects that! Our restoration program is uniquely designed to allow each woman an escape from their current situation as they begin the journey of restoring their hope and transforming their future. Each resident receives clothing and an individualized plan for success using a multi-phased, holistic approach to wholeness and community.

With a caring staff and incredible volunteers, Hosanna House empowers women to learn to dream again and see those dreams lived out!

Population(s) Served

Freedom House is a safe, stable environment for men seeking positive change in their lives. Many of our residents here have a history of homelessness, addiction and imprisonment, inhibiting them from becoming who they were created to be.

Freedom House is not a shelter, but rather a home of hope for men in need, and our model reflects that! Our restoration program is uniquely designed to allow each resident an escape from their current situation as they begin the journey of restoring their hope and transforming their future. Each resident receives clothing and an individualized plan for success using a multi-phased, holistic approach to wholeness and community.

With a caring staff and incredible volunteers, Freedom House empowers men to learn to dream again and achieve independence and success in life!

Population(s) Served

Destiny Kids and City of Light Youth are programs focused on helping children and youth build and engage in encouraging, positive and life-changing relationships. We aim to provide a fun, energetic and safe environment where kids can be kids and learn about Gods love.

In addition to playing basketball, jumping rope, making chalk art, playing video games, enjoying good food and so much more, we desire to help each child find a deeply rooted faith in God. Our incredible volunteers help mentor each child to see themselves as God sees them and inspires them to reach their fullest potential.

Theres nothing more rewarding than helping inspire the next generation of world changers to fulfill the dreams God has placed within them!

Population(s) Served

On the surface, the Conroe House of Prayer (CHOP) is a church for the poor and homeless where they can connect with God and get a free meal six days a week and clothing. However, just as important, we strive to provide something much deeper a spiritual family.

CHOP is a safe place where those who spend most of their time fighting to survive can find rest, nourishment and essential connections to people who understand them and have their backs. Most of the people who come through our doors have been forgotten and dismissed by society. We desire to change that! We want to get to know them inside and out. Instead of just providing them a service, we want to love them as God loves us! They are our brothers and sisters. They are us, and we are them.

We welcome volunteers who want to join us in caring for the poor and homeless in Montgomery County. It just may be the most rewarding time of your week!

Population(s) Served

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 meals delivered

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

Homeless people

Related Program

Breakfast in the Park

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Breakfast In The Park and Conroe House of Prayer

Number of backpacks filled with school supplies distributed

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Breakfast in the Park

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of clients experiencing homelessness

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Based on clients participating in transition program and day services, resources are avialable to the public.

Number of people no longer couch surfing or doubling up with others as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Based on clients who have graduated or moved into stable living after or during services with Compassion United.

Number of households that obtain/retain permanent housing for at least 6 months

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Based on clients who move into stable housing while receiving services and attending classes.

Number of people in the area with access to affordable housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Based on clients who move in stable housing while receiving services.

Number of clients who report that services/supports are available when needed, even in a crisis

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Based on the number of clients who attend services at center.

Number of clients referred to other services as part of their support strategy

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Based on referrals to other programs and resources

Number of clients and family who did not complete the entirety of the program

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

Breakfast in the Park

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of personal development plans in place

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Based on program outline

Number of clients who are discharged when planned

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of mentors recruited

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of mentoring

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

Homeless people

Related Program

Breakfast in the Park

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Fresh Start Empowerment Program

Number of households that retain permanent housing for at least 6 months

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Pounds of produce distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of partner churches

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

Breakfast in the Park

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of active church partnerships

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

Breakfast in the Park

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of meals served or provided

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

Breakfast in the Park

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Meals provided though our food pantry

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.

Compassion United seeks to serve the poor, the unsheltered, the at-risk children and youth, and the addicted through outreach, relief, and empowerment. Basically, we go where the "are"(outreach), meet an immediate need (relief), and work to empower them toward self-sustainability.
In so doing, we will see our communities transformed.

We are in the process of building a campus called "Miracle City."
We have completed Phase One of construction, Miracle City will be a first-of-its-kind, whole-person transformation community for Montgomery County uniquely focused on serving the forgotten, marginalized and hopeless. Once complete, the five-acre campus will allow people to live and work in a graced-based, inspiring environment where they’ll develop emotional and spiritual maturity, life skills and work experience as they discover abundant life.
Miracle City will consist of transitional and supportive, short and long-term housing with built-in support services and empowerment opportunities. In addition, it will house a welding shop, carpentry shop, auto repair shop, food pantry, clothing closet, and so much more.

Much of what we endeavor to accomplish on the Miracle City campus is already being done. We have been operating outreach programs, transitional housing, and empowerment programs for 16 years. Relocating to Miracle City will increase our capacity to do so.
In addition to that, we have developed programming and increased staff to prepare for the the greater capacity.
We have also added to our board of directors.

In 2019, 5 acres of land was donated by the City of Conroe to construct this campus.
in 2020, Compassion United was awarded a $1.25 Million Community Development Block Grant to construct our 12,000 sq ft Day Center. In early 2021, we began construction of our 5600 sq ft Empowerment Center. Also in 2021, HomeAid Houston selected our first transition home as a project to begin contraction in the third quarter of 2022.
All-in-all, Compassion United has secured $2.65 million for the Miracle City project, not including the construction of the transition home.

In 2022 we completed construction of our first building on the campus. Phase 2 includes the construction of three transition homes onsite that would house up to 16 individuals each.

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.
  • 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 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

  • 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 get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, 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 share the feedback we received with the people we serve, 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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Operations

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

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Compassion United Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Luke Redus

Guy Morgan

John Stacy

Jeff Harris

Tom Hauser

Jim Fredricks

Luke Redus

Savannah Cordell

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 2/25/2024

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
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-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

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/31/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.