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Stephanie's Lifeline HOPE

aka Stephanie's Lifeline H.O.P.E   |   Seattle, WA   |  www.stephanieslifeline.org

Mission

Stephanie's Lifeline is dedicated to serving less fortunate individuals and families in order to improve the quality of life of those most in need.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Ms. Stephanie T Endres

Main address

3830 22nd Ave Sw

Seattle, WA 98106 USA

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EIN

27-5465226

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Holiday Gifts of HOPE

We know often times parents are unable to provide the gifts, that they would truly like to, to their children for holidays. This is where Stephanie's Lifeline comes into play. We take donations of cash or unopened new toys and other gifts in order give them to families in need and who would otherwise go without. Donations are accepted during a set period of time in December and are delivered to the families on Christmas Eve

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Stephanie’s Lifeline HOPE has created a link between our nonprofit and your children's schools to would help fill the gaps that create hardships for low-income and homeless children. With the REVIVE program, we collect the clothing that is in the lost-and-found at elementary, middle, and high schools, wash and sanitize, and refurbish the clothing to a like-new state. The clothing is then donated back to schools in King Co. to children and families in need. We take on the responsibility of picking up the items, sanitizing and washing them,, and then transporting them back to the students in need. Our online platform makes it easy for school staff to login into our clothing database and browse through available clothing. Up to 5 items can be chosen per student. Items wanted by the children are added to the shopping cart and purchased for no cost. At that time, the item will be reserved for that student and delivered to the school within 5 business days.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Preteens
Children
Adolescents
At-risk youth

We realize food is a necessity for all people and lack of food can have big implications on individuals and families. We help to provide food to people in need either by donating items brought in by food drives or simply purchasing food for individuals and families who come to us for help.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

HOPEful Relief is a program in which volunteers drive around a designated area in order to handout items to homeless individuals that are on the streets at that time and in need of our assistance. Items handed out can range from care packages made by Stephanie's Lifeline H.O.P.E to blankets or other clothing items like jackets donated to the program.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Many times during the year different drives are held in order to collect certain items that are in high demand during that season. Some of the drives held in the past include the "Tent City Drive," yearly Thanksgiving food drives, "Socks for the Sole" sock drive, "Street Youth Backpack Drive" and blanket and sleeping bag drives.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Backpacks are filled with hygiene, food, and clothing items that are needed most by people experiencing homelessness. The backpacks are then giving to people on the streets or within homeless encampments in King County.

Also, backpacks are filled with school supplies and given to students in need in the King County area prior to the beginning of the school year.

Population(s) Served
Children
Adolescents
Preteens
Low-income people


​The KIND Program (Kitting In a New Direction) in which we partner with another local nonprofit Seniors Creating Art (SCA). SCA offers free 4 to 8 week long art programs to senior citizens. Senior participants meet in local community centers, retirement centers, senior centers, etc. to participate in art classes where atmosphere of creativity hope and purpose are abundant. In this collaborative program between SCA and H.O.P.E, senior citizens in the communities in which SCA serves will meet a few times per year to participate in classes in order to learn to crochet and/or knit gloves, hats, scarves, and/or blankets that can then be donated to homeless individuals in the same community. This program will provide purpose and even therapy to aging seniors whilst also filling a need among homeless individuals and families.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Homeless people
Older adults
Seniors

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, 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 the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

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Stephanie's Lifeline HOPE

Board of directors
as of 02/25/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Amie Kidane

Amie Kidane

Emily Gronvold

Akili B. Polee

ZMP Entertainment

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? 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? 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 7/31/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/31/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

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 have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.