Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

Hope for Three

Autism Advocates. Providing Help. Creating Hope.

aka Hope For Three

Sugar Land, TX

Mission

To reach one child, one family, one community by creating awareness and providing support to families living with autism spectrum disorder.

Ruling Year

2011

CEO

Mrs. Darla Farmer

Co Principal Officer

Kendra Paul

Main Address

12808 W. Airport Blvd. Suite 375

Sugar Land, TX 77478 USA

Formerly Known As

Blessed Be Hope For Three, Inc.

Keywords

autism, autism spectrum disorder, autistic, children, social communication disorder, children, kids, love support

EIN

27-3572770

 Number

8359966323

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Autism (G84)

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Autism is the leading and fastest growing developmental disability in the United States, affecting 1 in 54 American children. Autism is more common than Aids, cancer and juvenile diabetes combined. A child is diagnosed every 11 minutes. The annual cost of care for one child, for one year is about $60,000. The lifetime cost of care is estimated to extend up to $2,400,000. The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder increased 289.5% in the lat 12 years. Autism is not going away, nor is the need for critical supports for families and children living with autism.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Outreach and Awareness

Family Resources

Where we work

Our Results

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Hours of mentoring

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Outreach and Awareness

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Teen Huddle program, Sibling Sessions pairs teen volunteers with the sibling of a child with autism for duration of a school-year. Friendships are formed and bonds created through a host of activities

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?

Our primary goals include identifying families with children on the autism spectrum, providing support including increased access to high quality treatment and services at the earliest stages of life and increasing resources available to families. Early intervention is imperative to improve life outcomes. Also, generate community outreach to increase awareness, and build support for those affected by autism, while also providing knowledge to families who might not have previously been able to obtain services for their children on the autism spectrum. We strive to bridge the financial gap between providers and families, raise autism acceptance and understanding and provide inclusive opportunities for children and their families.

Thousands of children with autism will soon become thousands of young adults with autism. The human and financial costs for those who do not receive adequate treatment can devastate families for a lifetime. It is proven that with early intervention and proper treatment children with ASD will assimilate into society more easily and family stress will be reduced. The more our community learns about the challenges of living with autism from outreach efforts we provide, the better they are able to understand and support families through the difficult journey of diagnosis, intervention and management of autism. By integrating children with disabilities, such as ASD, we not only enrich their lives, but our lives and the lives of those in our shared community. With increased programs and services to children with autism, everyone benefits.

In addition to increased funding opportunities, we plan to continue to recruit, train and utilize an increased number of volunteers for the organization in a variety of facets. By engaging these volunteers, we are able to build our support to families affected by autism and awareness within the greater community. Hope For Three has garnered local and regional support from media partners and volunteers. Now that we have a dedicated, trained and qualified staff in place, we plan to expand these efforts through providing consistency, developing relationships and maintaining Hope for Three's place in our community's hearts and minds.

Hope For Three will define and measure the success of the Family Assistance and Resource Support (FARS) Program through surveys, impact statements and feedback from service providers (therapists, for example) and educators of our clients. Providing access to resources and assistance to families are also measured by the number of requests for assistance and increased financial and related support provided to families. Monthly follow up interviews and evaluations with the parent/caregiver, provider and school, when available, determine if the child is improving with therapy sessions or services and if such treatment is beneficial to family dynamics. Hope For Three is able to define if the organization has met success in our main programs by measuring the following: 1) an increase in the number of eligible applicants for assistance; 2) an increase in collaborations with new providers; 3) an increase in aid to qualified families; 4) feedback and follow up from educators, surveys and impact statements. When these factors are met, we are able to demonstrate the need, awareness, acceptance and viability of our programs and resources.

Directly impact the lives of over 10,000 family member annually Reached thousands in the community through outreach and awareness efforts Increased collaborations with service providers, professionals and community partners in Fort Bend County and the Greater Houston area Garnered the support of all 18 City Mayors in Fort Bend county. Each City Mayor issued a Proclamation of support to recognize April as Autism Awareness Month. As a result, annually we hold the largest community awareness event in Fort Bend County history. Featured on television, monthly publications and community newspapers, we've reached an audience of over 500,000 by print media alone. Awarded over $1,000,000 in financial assistance awards directly impacting 303 children The urgent need to better reach more families, educators and others, s the primary concern for the organization and let the public know who we are, what we do and how we can help. And, increase funding opportunities.

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Hope for Three

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Operations

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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?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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

Yes

ETHICS & 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?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/13/2020

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender Identity
Male
Disability Status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Race & Ethnicity

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