Bridging Hope Inc

aka Organization of Hope   |   Temple Hills, MD   |  http://www.OrganizationOfHope.org

Mission

Bridging Hope DBA Organization of Hope (OOH) is a 501(c)(3) was founded in 2009 by Dr. Patrecia Williams with a mission to instill hope and make a difference in the lives of children, adults, elders, veterans, families, and animals as they navigate through life's interruptions and disruptions by providing a sustainable continuum of care services including emotional, educational, and behavioral support.

Ruling year info

2016

Founder/Executive Director

Dr. Patrecia Williams

Main address

PO Box 1466

Temple Hills, MD 20757 USA

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EIN

30-0590424

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Hope on Wheels

Hope on Wheels provides mobile treatment services with the following goals and objectives.

 To provide showers, toilets, and laundry services in a mobile environment to deliver hygiene and rekindle dignity for our homeless citizens.

 Effectively embracing radical hospitality by providing an experience to our guests that revitalizes and re-humanizes.

 OOH provides on-site Mobile Support Team with community volunteers who can provide medical, substance, alcohol, mental health, housing counseling and other services to those in need.

 To offer Peer Support Specialists who can emphasize with the needs of the community we serve.

 Keeping our communities safe by providing a Harm Reduction Program which includes Syringe and Naloxone distribution.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Social and economic status
Health

Meal distribution both mobile and fixed site food pantry.

Our Hope on Wheels Mobile Pantry Program directly serves clients in areas of high need in an effort to supplement other hunger-relief agencies in that area. A truckload of food is distributed to clients in pre-packed boxes or through a farmers market-style distribution where clients choose to take what they need.

Population(s) Served
Social and economic status

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation 2019

Affiliations & memberships

The Consent Decree 2020

National Coalition of Homeless - Board 2020

BRIDGES Committee 2020

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Veterans, HIV, LGBTQ, Legal-Involved, and Domestic Violence Supportive Services, Peer Specialist, Entrepreneurs, Foster, Assisted Living, and Home Care recipients, and other strategic organizations.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls,

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    The people we serve feel a more inclusive atmosphere and empowered by knowing their feedback is important to the success of our programs.

  • 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Bridging Hope Inc

Board of directors
as of 4/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Terry Kinney

Dee Gaister

Joshua Harris

Angela Odem

Angela Gross

Crystal Knight

Nate Fields

Curtis Eddy III

Steven Poirier Esq.

Garry Hepburn

Ronald McDonald

Dorian Brown

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/19/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data