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GODS LITTLEST ANGELS INC

Healthy Kids, Empowered Families, Stronger Communities

Colorado Springs, CO   |  www.glahaiti.org

Mission

God's Littlest Angels facilitates the development of healthy kids, empowered families, and stronger communities while sharing the hope and love of Jesus Christ.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Rev Trey Starnes

Main address

PO Box 64285

Colorado Springs, CO 80962 USA

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EIN

36-4149349

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our programs transition Haitian children from institutional models into stable, empowered family environments. Through our Family Reunification Program, we trace biological or foster families to place children into nurturing home settings with ongoing training and monitoring to encourage supportive dynamics. Reunified children and caregivers additionally access our Family Empowerment Programs services spanning economic assets, resilient housing, healthcare, and skills development that holistically strengthen families. We further provide specialized pediatric care through our community health clinic focused on affordable preventative and acute services, keeping children happy and healthy within their families. By comprehensively supporting and empowering vulnerable families through strategic interventions, our programs enable Haitian children to grow within nurturing family units rather than facing institutionalization.

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?

Family Empowerment

The Family Empowerment Program is a comprehensive initiative equipping vulnerable families in Haiti with the skills, resources, and support systems needed to achieve self-sufficiency. Taking a community-based approach, the program provides strategic interventions tailored to the unique needs of each family with the goal of fostering empowerment and enabling sustained independence.

Key program areas include:
Access to education for children in the family
Vocational training and partnerships with parents and community members to establish income-generation opportunities
Agricultural partnership to improve farming practices and yields to increase food security and marketable crops
Safe housing built in partnership with the family and local tradesmen
By equipping families with knowledge, social capital, livelihood assets, and resilient homes, the program enables community members to play an active role in building more promising futures for themselves, their children, and their villages.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families
Parents
Economically disadvantaged people

The Family Reunification Program transitions children from institutional care models into safe, stable family settings. In partnership with IBESR and social workers, the program traces children's biological families and thoroughly vets relatives or foster families for reunification. Families undergo training and receive ongoing well-check home visits to ensure the child well-being and supportive family dynam Reunified families additionally gain access to the Haiti Family Empowerment Program, receiving holistic community-based services spanning education, healthcare, economic assets, and resilient housing to nurture the child within a nurturing family and environment. By providing family tracing, transition support, monitoring, and empowerment resources, the Reunification Program gives Haitian children the nurturing family life vital to their growth and the tools families need to progress together.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Operating since 1994, GLA provides specialized pediatric and neonatal medical care to families in Haiti, including one of the few NICUs in the country. We are opening a new 12-room pediatric facility equipped to treat acute illnesses, provide well-child checks and vaccinations, and expand preventative family health services. With a mission to keep Haitian families healthy and together, our experienced pediatric specialists, nurses, and allied health staff offer compassionate, affordable, quality care to the community. As we enhance our facilities and service offerings in children's comprehensive care, we plan to increase the treatment of infections, malnutrition, congenital diseases, routine vaccinations, and health education. Our goal is to provide an accessible medical home for Haitian children where they can thrive with the support of their families and community.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Family relationships

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

ECFA 2017

ECFA 2018

ECFA 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of clients in residential care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Our first goal is to reunify the 38 children in our care center with biological or vetted foster families and provide support enabling healthy dynamics. Second, we aim to expand our Family Empowerment Program to serve all reunified households with customized social, economic, and structural interventions that build self-sufficiency. Third, we strive to enhance healthcare access through our clinic, offering specialized pediatric services alongside preventative care to meet critical needs, keeping families together. By transitioning youth out of institutional models, strengthening families holistically so they can nurture their children, and expanding community health programs focused on family preservation - our comprehensive initiatives enable vulnerable Haitian children to grow up supported within empowered families rather than facing abandonment or orphanages. We target sustainable family-based care, self-sufficiency, and accessible healthcare as our primary solutions to this complex challenge.

Our family reunification efforts and subsequent economic and social empowerment services directly enable parents to provide for and support their children by strengthening family structures and livelihoods holistically. We implement vocational training, social worker support, home rebuilding, and small business partnerships to reduce poverty among reunified families. Our healthcare clinic aims to offer specialized pediatric services, preventative care, immunizations, and health education to comprehensively improve child and family wellness. Our education initiatives provide scholarships, books and supplies, and uniforms to develop children's skills, engagement, and long-term opportunities - key to escaping poverty. Our strategy is to nurture Haitian children within capable families and communities equipped to secure their futures.

With 29 years of serving Haitian children and families, our experience and community trust uniquely equip our goals. We have run a specialized pediatric clinic since 1994 that will expand preventative family services. Our experience with education scholarships will reenergize via new partnerships and family empowerment programs. Were forging programming partnerships with leading family empowerment organizations to enhance our economic and social services through vocational training, custom family support plans, resilient housing, and small business/agriculture incubation. We are collaborating with maternal health providers to develop a network of comprehensive health offerings in our community, keeping families intact. Re-establishing one of the few Haitian NICUs, our medical expertise and relationships centered on family-based care position our new goals to reunify institutionalized youth, empower vulnerable families, and advance community health. Our legacy and partnerships drive our capabilities.

After 29 years of providing pediatric care, adoptions, and education, we pivoted in mid-2023 to a family-based model for optimal child development. This pivot enabled new partnerships, expanding our impact. We vetted biological and foster families for our 38 residential children to complete reunifications in Q1 2024. We will take over operations of an existing 12-room pediatric clinic in mid-2024, allowing us to serve more patients through preventative and acute care, keeping families together. Our newly-forged strategic collaborations equip our Family Empowerment Program to enrich reunified households with economic assets, resilient housing, healthcare access, and small business incubation, all while tracking public health outcomes, incomes, and academic progress to ensure programs uplift families sustainably. With our pivot strengthening local partnerships and progress toward reunification and healthcare expansion on track, we are poised to reach more vulnerable youth and holistically empower families in transforming self-sufficient ways.

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.
  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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GODS LITTLEST ANGELS INC

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rev Steve Lapp

God's Littlest Angels, Inc.

Term: 2024 - 2021

Steve Lapp

God's Littlest Angels

John Tiberio

God's Littlest Angels

Gabby Sutton

God's Littlest Angels

Jeff Ruettiger

God's Littlest Angels

Kristie Moss

God's Littlest Angels

Dave Adler

God's Littlest Angels

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 ? Yes
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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 1/19/2024

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
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data