CHARIOTS FOR HOPE INC

Dresher, PA   |  www.chariotsforhope.org

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 info

2010

President

Robert Feller

Main address

1601 N. Limekiln Pike

Dresher, PA 19025 USA

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EIN

27-0408312

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

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

Children's Homes

Chariots for Hope has 6 children's homes and 2 baby homes in our network providing outstanding care for over 830 vulnerable and orphaned children. Our staff at each home seek to care deeply for the children by meeting not only their physical needs but also their emotional, social, spiritual and educational needs. It is only through caring for their whole person that we can help to break they cycle of poverty in their lives.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability 2018

Our results

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

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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of dollars received per donor

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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

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.

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

Financials

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Operations

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CHARIOTS FOR HOPE INC

Board of directors
as of 4/14/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sherri DeWalt

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? No
  • 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? 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