Women Rock

aka Women Rock, Inc.   |   Sherman, TX   |  www.womenrockinc.org

Mission

Saving and changing lives through increasing breast cancer awareness and early detection and providing hope and support to those we serve in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

LuAnn Daniel

Main address

225 E. Houston St.

Sherman, TX 75090 USA

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EIN

27-4402761

NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

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Our programs

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Images of Hope

Images of Hope provides financial assistance for breast imaging services, including screening and diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies, as well as physician services and referral, and breast cancer awareness.

Population(s) Served

Our Provisions of Hope program provides assistance to those that are undergoing breast cancer treatment and often find themselves struggling financially to make ends meet. By providing funding for

house payments, car payments, rent, utility bills, gas, groceries, and other everyday essentials, Women Rock can help alleviate the financial burden that many of those diagnosed with breast cancer encounter. We are proud to be able to work personally with these clients to find out what their greatest needs are during this most difficult time of diagnosis and treatment.

Population(s) Served

Women Rock's Breast Friends program provides educational and emotional support
for women and families that have been affected by breast cancer. The Breast Friendsprogram seeks to assist women in providing them access to a fruitful and lively
community.

Population(s) Served

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Affiliations & memberships

Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations 2016

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Images of Hope is a program that seeks to provide under and uninsured members of our community access to early detection procedures, enhance Breast cancer awareness and provide education on the importance of early detection. In 2014 we provided assistance for 362 services, an increase of 58 over 2013. While our overall services increased, there was a decrease in the number of screening mammograms from 65 in 2013 to 44 in 2014. In addition, there were 52 diagnostic exams compared to 34 in 2013. Our goal is to refocus our efforts to provide more screening exams and better education as we encourage women to be proactive in early detection and breast health. In addition, yearly goals are to continue to meet the ever changing needs of those we serve.

The need for education of services available, and Post- care assistance are crucial to our community. Our organization helps provide a nourishing and supportive infrastructure to breast cancer screening and early detection. The education component is particularly meaningful because it elevates the project impact beyond a short-lived quest to simply provide for those who cannot provide for themselves. By teaching women about the importance of early detection as well as self-examination techniques, Images of Hope will cultivate long-lasting personal responsibility as an additional defense against loss of life due to breast cancer. While conducting the successful Images of Hope program, which reaches out to women to equip them with vital breast health education and free screening mammograms, it became obvious that those diagnosed through the program – or those who already had a diagnosis – were also in need of support and assistance. It is estimated that breast cancer patients pay on average of $700 per month on out-of-pocket medical expenses, and studies have shown that even well-insured women find the financial burden of breast cancer overwhelming Resources are extremely limited and insurance only covers so much. The Provisions of Hope program seeks to assist victims of breast cancer with conservative financial support to help them overcome the loss of income from time away from work due to chemotherapy and other treatment schemes. Provisions of Hope will pay for general living expenses that cover such items as transportation, utility bills, rent, and food for the victims and their families. Many of the people we provide assistance for are single parents, caretakers and sole breadwinners. Amount of funding is based on specific needs. In addition, Insufficient mammography screening leads to breast cancer being diagnosed at later stages, a factor that increases the breast cancer mortality rate. “Later stage at diagnosis for cervical, breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer among patients who are uninsured or who have Medicaid insurance can be explained in part by lower access to and/or use of cancer screening services," finds the ACS. Because breast cancer is diagnosed at later stages among those lacking adequate insurance compared to those who are fully insured, the under and uninsured are less likely to survive breast cancer than those with private insurance.

Community partnerships allow us to create opportunities to provide free screening mammograms and education on breast health and early detection of breast cancer for those in need in our community. Women Rock is a sustainable organization with a wide volunteer base, and a history of successful fundraising. As our community outreach continues to increase, more screening mammograms will be provided, and more lives will be saved through early detection.

Progress is marked by meeting the ongoing challenges our community faces by providing a caring and supportive infrastructure that can carry out our mission and meet demands year after year. Women Rock has successfully met the need of those in our community and added additional programs and types of support as the need has arisen.

Financials

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Women Rock

Board of directors
as of 7/8/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Janis Fletcher

Stephanie Waitt Secretary

Britton Brooks Member at Large

Joe Smith Member at Large

Steve Garner Member at Large

Tom Kyle Treasurer

Evan Martin Member at Large

Tracie Noel Member at Large

Michelle Jones Member at Large

Gina Rodgers Member at Large

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? 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