Human Services

CHARIOTS FOR HOPE INC

Dresher, PA

Mission

Chariots for Hope exists to honor God by loving, nurturing, and providing for vulnerable and orphaned children by leading and sustaining holistically healthy children's homes in Kenya. We seek to provide these children with opportunity and hope so that they develop into exemplary citizens, leaders, and followers of Jesus Christ.

Ruling Year

2010

President

Robert Feller

Main Address

1601 N. Limekiln Pike

Dresher, PA 19025 USA

Keywords

Child Advocacy and Care

EIN

27-0408312

 Number

4104993213

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

There is an alarming number of orphaned and vulnerable children in Kenya. These children struggle to receive even the most basic necessities of life like food, water and shelter. Each child's story is unique, some involve abuse or neglect, others have lost parents from HIV or other illness and others are living in such extreme poverty that they are not receiving adequate resources to survive.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Children's Homes

Where we work

Our Results

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Total dollars received in contributions

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of dollars received per donor

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

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

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Though operating holistically healthy children's homes Chariots for Hope seeks to provide hope and opportunity to the vulnerable and orphaned children in our care. This includes meeting more than just the basic needs of life. In our homes, children receive social, emotions, physical and spiritual care as well as access to education that goes far beyond primary school. Children in our homes are able to attend high school, trade school and even college as a part of our program. By investing deeply in their lives we believe we have the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty from which they came.

We're committed to investing deeply into every child in our care. This begins by hiring high quality, well trained, passionate staff at each home. Our staff members set the tone at every home. It's important that every home operates like a family where children are known as individuals and always feel loved and safe. Social & Emotional Health: To invest deeply we need to go deeper than basic needs. Our staff receive training each year to grow their knowledge and expertise in caring for the social and emotional health. This has included training specific to trauma, counseling, and understanding teenagers. Each home also has a social worker on staff to help children through difficult situations. Education: Education is foundational to our children's future success. Each home employs a tutor to assist our children in their learning. Our children also have access to education beyond primary school. We dedicate a large portion of our annual budget to education, ensuring our children can attend school to the highest level for which they qualify. This could mean trade school, college, or even university. Health & Nutrition: It's important that our children are physically healthy. Our homes serve nutritious meals 3 times a day and have access to health care should they need it. Our baby homes have nurses on staff to attend to the children and provide preventative care. Any child with health concerns, physical or mental, is treated uniquely for their specific needs.

We accomplish our goals through our 8 homes, two of which are specifically designed to care for babies from birth to 5 years old. Chariots for Hope has over 100 staff members on the ground in Kenya pouring into these children.

Each year every home is evaluated using our Home Health Assessment. This tool reviews facilities, practices, staff and resources as well as evaluating how the children feel about their care. Additionally each home works through an annual strategic plan to look at their objectives and plan out how they can continue to meet these goals.

In a decade of existence Chariots for Hope has seen considerable progress in our organization: - Increased staff at every home to better care for children - Updated facilities at every home to ensure children are safe and have quality living conditions - Addition of nurses and tutors at every home - Higher percentage of children qualifying for higher education - Children attending private schools in ares with poor public school education

External Reviews

Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability 2018

Financials

CHARIOTS FOR HOPE INC

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No