Hope Beyond Bridges

Restoring HOPE to the homeless

SPRING, TX   |  https://HopeBeyondBridges.org

Mission

RESTORE hope to the homeless by meeting spiritual, emotional, and physical needs because a bridge is NOT a home.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

David Droll

Main address

4008 LOUETTA RD 145

SPRING, TX 77388 USA

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Formerly known as

45 & Hope

EIN

26-3195720

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Christian (P20)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is an epidemic of homelessness fueled by traumatized individuals who absent spiritual, family or community support turn to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain of their past. Despite what most believe, the majority of homeless aren’t lazy, crazy or mentally ill. They suffered complex repetitive trauma from an early age, wiring their brains contrary to God’s design.

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 Minisrty Outreach

There is an epidemic of homelessness fueled by traumatized individuals who absent spiritual, family or community support turn to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain of their past. Despite what most believe, the majority of homeless aren’t lazy, crazy or mentally ill. They suffered complex repetitive trauma from an early age, wiring their brains contrary to God’s design. We believe our weekly outreach & feedings are not about enabling the homeless but rather allowing us to build relationships, establish trust, hear their stories and learn their names. There is incredible power in a name. They don’t care what WE know until they know we CARE. We want to eradicate homelessness in our city.
Our ministry model involves partnering with local churches who purchase the food and supplies, provide the commercial kitchen required for food preparation and the volunteers to go out and serve the food. Each week, we provide a hot nutritious meal, water or Dr. Pepper, hygiene kit, encouragement and prayer.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Substance abusers

Where we work

Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2018

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2019

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2020

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2018

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2019

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2020

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.

We believe our weekly outreach & feedings are not about enabling the homeless but rather allowing us to build relationships, establish trust, hear their stories and learn their names. There is incredible power in a name. They don’t care what WE know until they know we CARE. We want to eradicate homelessness in our city.

Our ministry model involves partnering with local churches who purchase the food and supplies, provide the commercial kitchen required for food preparation and the volunteers to go out and serve the food. Each week, we provide a hot nutritious meal, water or Dr. Pepper, hygiene kit, encouragement and prayer.
In addition to our weekly outreach, God has given us a vision and we are currently developing a plan to open a recover center specific for traumatized homeless individuals.
When doing our due diligence to avoid duplicating services, we discovered a significant need for the homeless population from outside the 610 loop to the suburbs. Currently we serve along the northwest corridor of Houston. One of our long-term goals is to launch outreach teams circumferentially around Houston. We are not aware of any other organizations who target the suburban areas we cover.

We have developed relationships over the last 11 years with local churches who share our vision and desire to eradicate homelessness in the greater Houston area through weekly outreach and relationship building. We have ministry trucks to support our weekly outreach.

The impact of Hope Beyond Bridges restoring HOPE to the homeless, again by God’s grace has been more than 70 individuals choosing to seek treatment for their addictions and ultimately finding a path off the streets once and for all.
As an organization, our biggest need currently is Blankets! We hand out more than 3500 blankets between October to March. Another need is advisory board members with expertise in marketing & social media, donor development, fundraising, or grant writing. We also want to develop more Ambassadors for Hope who will deliver the mission and vision of Hope Beyond Bridges to new churches in order to establish new routes, to businesses in order to form new partnerships for financial support, and to the community in order to change the stigmatism around homelessness.
We are a donor funded organization supported primarily by the churches, individuals & businesses. We are ECFA accredited and great stewards of our finances. Recently, we have discovered a potential sustainable revenue stream selling hygiene kits to other organizations. We anticipate our 2020 budget to be $300,000 and includes adding two new routes to our weekly outreach program, training and curriculum development and potentially completing phase one of the recovery center.

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,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We are currently pursuing the research and development of a recovery center for the homeless centered around trauma informed care.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Hope Beyond Bridges

Board of directors
as of 1/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

MD Dr. Shaun Lehmann

President

Term: 2019 - 2023

Jonathan Long

Member

Shaun Lehmann

President

Angela Cross

Treasurer

Khari Gaynor

Vice President

David Droll

Executive Director

Nancy Frasier

Secretary

Clayton Rhodes

Member

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/28/2021

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, 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: 12/18/2019

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
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.