Starfish Foundation Inc

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aka Healing Warrior Hearts   |   Milwaukee, WI   |  www.starfishfound.org

Mission

To raise funds for scholarships to assist individuals to attend programs for emotional healing and to provide retreats for emotional healing for military veterans

Ruling year info

1998

President

Michelle Hawley

Vice President

Mrs. Dianne Young

Main address

2437 N Booth St

Milwaukee, WI 53212 USA

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Formerly known as

The Starfish Center

EIN

39-1847399

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (F12)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Veterans who have emotional issues who are reluctant to go the VA for various reasons are willing to work with us as a NGO that doesn't report to the VA. Trauma survivors who are looking for others who understand will come to our programs for peer groups.

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?

Healing Warrior Hearts

No cost retreat program for veterans and their families

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Provide free retreats for veterans and provide program scholarships for trauma survivors unable to fund their participation in emotional healing work.

We promote our programs, primarily word of mouth and networking and social media, with veterans and survivor groups.

We have a large volunteer base to do fundraising and to staff and lead our programs. We are able to provide at least one retreat per month.

We have been doing this work for over 25 years, served hundreds of retreat participants.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Case management notes, Suggestion box/email, Follow up calls after participation,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Our program manuals and protocols are continuously updated as we receive feedback.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Starfish Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 10/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Michelle Hawley


Board co-chair

Dianne Young

no affiliation

Term: 2019 - 2021

Rick Benoit

Veteran

David Karl

Veteran

Sky Strobel

Veteran

Dianne Young

Veteran

Michelle Frost

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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/18/2021

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/18/2021

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Data
  • 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 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.