Family Promise of the Midlands, Inc.

Every child deserves a home.

Columbia, SC   |  www.familypromisemidlands.org

Mission

Our mission is to help families experiencing homelessness in their quest to achieve sustainable independence.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Jeffrey Armstrong

Main address

1333 Omarest Drive

Columbia, SC 29210 USA

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EIN

26-4259689

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To help families experiencing situational homelessness and housing instability achieve sustainable independence. We also aim to educate our volunteers and supporters through trainings and direct volunteer experiences.

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?

Homeless Prevention, Shelter, Stabilization Services, Tomorrow's Promise, Transitional Housing

Stopping families from experiencing homelessness by preventing eviction and providing additional services as needed

Through our traditional model in Host Congregations, utilizing various community partnerships or finding other creative housing solutions, we support families experiencing homelessness by providing temporary shelter and case management services

Our Continuing the Promise program will ensure that graduating families remain stable in their housing, thus, reducing the recidivism rate back to homelessness

Support students who are part of families having housing stability issues with enrichment activities

Hold community engagement events, that could include financial literacy, professional developments, and entertaining activities for the children

Supportive, temporary housing that serves to bridge the gap from homelessness to permanent housing

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

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 homeless participants engaged in housing services

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

Age groups

Related Program

Homeless Prevention, Shelter, Stabilization Services, Tomorrow's Promise, Transitional Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

We have five core programs aimed at preventing homelessness, stabilizing families to remain in housing, providing temporary shelter, supporting students who are part of families having housing stability issues and transitional housing.

Each of these programs ensures that the child or children remain with their parent or caregiver and that we are reducing the trauma and focused on providing stability.

The temporary shelter and transitional housing programs serve as static sites that provide opportunities for our volunteers to engage with our families and work with them on their path to stability.

We have developed two new programs since 2020. One is Tomorrow's Promise. This program supports students who are part of families having housing stability issues with enrichment activities including athletics, music, art, etc. We also hold community engagement events that include financial literacy, professional development, and entertaining activities for the entire family. The second program is called 25 by 2025. This relates to our goal of having 25 different housing options for families experiencing homelessness by 2025. We are working closely with our partners in the faith based community to help us bolster our housing inventory. Our church volunteers in these communities will provide various levels of assistance to support the families in the housing.

Partnerships will be critical in helping our families achieve sustainable independence.

We partner with 33 different congregations locally. Additionally, we are working with various children and youth programs to provide positive experiences for the children we serve. Our Opportunity Center will be the hub for many of these activities.

This past summer (2021), we partnered with Camp Cole to help develop Camp Impact. We were able to send 83 children, who were either experiencing homelessness or have experienced homelessness, to overnight camp for a week long. 80 children had never been to a camp before, and many of them were able to learn how to swim, fish, ride horses, etc. for the first time.

In 2020, we received our first transitional home and we were able to develop housing partnerships to get us closer to our goal of 25 housing options by 2025.

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?

    Families who are experiencing homelessness. The family must include at least one adult and one child The child(ren) must be18 years old or younger, and school-aged children must attend school. Adults in the family with the ability and desire to secure employment. Families whose members are willing to remain drug- and alcohol free while in the program.

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

    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 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, Our community partners,

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

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, 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,

  • 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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Family Promise of the Midlands, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Janet Hudson

Tame the Inner Chaos

Term: 2019 -

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 10/04/2021

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
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/03/2021

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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 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.