TRANSFORMATIONAL LIVING HOMES INCORPORATED

We are in the business of transforming lives.

aka TLH   |   Long Beach, CA   |  transformationallivinghomes.org

Mission

Transformational Living Homes, Inc. (TLH) provides supportive housing in a substance abuse free environment to adults facing challenges finding affordable living arrangements in greater Long Beach, CA area. Our family-style housing is open to everyone, especially members of marginalized communities including re-entry and LGBTQ+.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Constance Gilkie

Main address

PO Box 40045

Long Beach, CA 90804 USA

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EIN

26-2595964

NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

LA County is experiencing an explosive amount of homelessness, with people living in cars, tents, parks, and on the side of the freeway. The amount of available beds and affordable housing, especially for marginal communities, is highly limited.

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?

TLH Permanent Supportive Housing

Provide housing to group of unrelated people living as a family. Along with housing clients have access to several collaborative partners providing case management, peer support groups, legal, medical,and behavioral health services.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Incarcerated people

Where we work

Accreditations

Sober Living Network Certified Homes 2021

Affiliations & memberships

Sober Living Network 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Monthly Average of Occupied Beds

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

Adults, Substance abusers, Economically disadvantaged people, Incarcerated people, Unemployed people

Related Program

TLH Permanent Supportive Housing

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our vision is to provide wrap around social services and to provide a stable environment that allows our members to improve their quality of life thereby strengthening our community.

We provide housing for those experiencing homeless, especially marginal communities, by owning and leasing several properties in the greater Long Beach area that accommodate requirements to provide affordable beds where access to public transportation is readily available.

We have responded to the problem outlined above by opening up houses, with a total of 135 beds where we can provide sober, safe environments for those affected by homelessness. We have also established partnerships with organizations, like L.A. CADA, who can provide support services to our clients and refer them to resources such as mental health services.

As of June 2021, we have an average of 82 people housed (many of which are long-time clients who have found permanent safe, housing with TLH). Outside of this, we see many of our clients successfully transition to independent permanent housing after their time at TLH.

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

    While Transformational Living Homes (TLH) serves people of all backgrounds, the primary beneficiaries of the proposed program are homeless, LGBTQ+ individuals, and those returning from incarceration. There are countless personal and systemic factors that prevent homeless people from surmounting their circumstances. This includes a lack of shelter, transportation, financial resources, education credentials, medical care, and general coping skills, among other resources. Exacerbating these risk factors are mental health and substance use disorders which generally plague homeless populations and make it even harder for them to access and receive the care they direly need.

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

    Paper surveys, Case management notes, Suggestion box/email, Exit Interview,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    In one of our partner programs, new clients are on a thirty day no-movement requirement upon arrival. Per feedback and observation, it was discovered that members just beginning their sobriety needed a bit more support. Since they are not allowed to leave the property to attend public support meetings for the first thirty days of their stay, TLH began an on-site support group, specifically for those new to outpatient treatment.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

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

    Our connection with clients was strengthened, and the family-style dynamic we value was reinforced.

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

    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 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, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Operations

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

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TRANSFORMATIONAL LIVING HOMES INCORPORATED

Board of directors
as of 8/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Constance Gilkie

Althea McMurrian

Retired IBM/AT&T

Nasseif Garras

Best Tax Service

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 ? No
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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 7/14/2021,

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
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/14/2021

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • 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.