Hawkes Home, Inc.

Life reset

Encinitas, CA   |  www.hawkeshome.org

Mission

Hawkes Home provides transitional housing and re-entry education for previously incarcerated men. We break the cycle of recidivism by providing clients with the tools they need to reset their lives. A critical component of stopping recidivism is avoiding old contacts and behaviors. So we provide a safe and supportive place for clients away from those pulls. And where clients learn living skills like computer proficiency, job search techniques, financial literacy, health maintenance, and independent living. They are required to find full-time employment, complete a daily chore, pay a monthly fee, attend meetings, stay sober, submit to random drug tests, meet curfew, and adhere to zero drugs, weapons, and alcohol. By participating in our Program, new worlds unfold for our clients.

Notes from the nonprofit

Hawkes Home changes lives for the better! We have a program of proven success so we want to enlarge our program to help more men and their families. To do this, we need more living space! Each day we turn men away because we don't have enough room. That's so frustrating, especially when we know we can help these men. If you or anyone you know has a house or dollars to donate to this cause, please call us today at (760) 639-9892‬. Because we can't wait to make a difference. Thank you!

Ruling year info

2008

Executive Director

Harley Noel

Treasurer

Joyce Noel

Main address

PO Box 232781

Encinitas, CA 92023 USA

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EIN

42-1728327

NTEE code info

Half-Way House (Short-Term Residential Care) (P72)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Transitional Care, Half-Way House for Offenders/Ex-Offenders (I31)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

California has one of the highest recidivism rates in the country. Over 65% of those released from prison return within three years of release. Overcrowding of jails and prisons is at an all-time high--reports of twice the designated amount of prisoners being housed in a facility are common. The estimated cost to house one inmate in California is $71,000.

The need for rehabilitation is obvious. Hawkes Home addresses this need by taking newly released men and teaching them a new way of living--one which allows them to assimilate into society, ending the cycle of recidivism.

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?

Hawkes Home

Transitional housing and re-entry education for previously incarcerated men.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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 participants who gain employment

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Hawkes Home

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The avg yearly cost of incarceration is $65,000 per inmate. In 2018, we helped 54 men re-enter society; THUS, Hawkes Home actually saved taxpayers $3.5 million while making our communities healthier!

Number of financial literacy courses conducted

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Hawkes Home

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our Manager assists each client with how to budget; open a bank account; establish/repair credit and get credit reports; obtain a credit/debit card; file taxes; and spend wisely.

Number of participants reporting no relapse 12 months post-program

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Hawkes Home

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are excited about our positive track record of alumni who have rebuilt their lives and maintain healthy lives outside the walls. To our knowledge, only one alumni has returned to prison/jail.

Number of clients who have access to insurance

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Hawkes Home

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We make sure all of our clients have access to health insurance and, if they purchase a vehicle, auto insurance as well.

Average change in income of clients served (in dollars)

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Hawkes Home

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is difficult to state as it varies. All come to us at poverty level, and all have full-time employment when they leave Hawkes Home. These numbers are averaged/ ballparks.

Number of clients demonstrating responsible behaviors and work habits

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Related Program

Hawkes Home

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

At Hawkes Home, all clients live in the shared familial living environment ("home") which includes chores and attendance at House Meetings. Additionally, all clients must obtain full-time employment.

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.

We aim to change lives for the better by breaking the cycle of recidivism rampant in California. Our approach is to provide previously incarcerated men with the tools and support they need so they can emerge to live sober productive lives in society.

The lives we change are not only those of the men who come to us; it is their families' lives as well because incarceration and substance abuse have far-reaching negative effects. By helping one man, we are also helping his entire family.

Peripherally, we also seek to help men in prison who want to change their lives. These men learn of our clients' accomplishments and want to do the same. Word travels fast in prison and when Harley (our Executive Director) visits Donovan prison each Wednesday, men often ask him to hold a space for them at Hawkes Home.

Our goals for 2018 are to strengthen our program by making our House Manager a full-time paid position, adding professional counseling services, and adding therapeutic activities (chicken coop, greenhouse and treadmill).

Our long-term goals are to help as many men as possible. To this end, our goal is to open a second home in 2018.

Creating change is always difficult, but we have found strategies that produce success in helping previously incarcerated men turn their lives around:

To begin, we accept only men serious about changing their lives. The reasons for this are twofold:
1) a limited number of beds in the house
2) the need for a positive atmosphere in the house

To show this serious intent, before entering Hawkes Home, each client must sign off on our House Guidelines which serve as a binding agreement.

Due to the overwhelming problem of substance abuse within prisons/jails, virtually all of the men at Hawkes Home are also dealing with maintaining sobriety. Most come to us from a rehabilitation program which was a condition for their release from prison. For many, substance abuse was the underlying reason that they went to prison/jail in the first place. So clean living is an important element of our Program. We have zero tolerance for drugs and all clients know this. They have one chance at Hawkes Home and if they use, they lose that chance forever. (We will still do whatever we can to help that person, but he will never be allowed back into Hawkes Home.)

Upon admittance to Hawkes Home, we give each new client whatever they need—bus ticket, clothing, etc.

Our fees are purposely lower than other housing in the area so that our clients have money left for restitution, another element that we stress in our Program.

All rooms are shared so that no one is left alone. If any man begins to waver, someone knows and help is given immediately.

We provide coaching to our clients in the areas of computer proficiency, job search techniques, financial literacy, health maintenance, independent living, workforce development, and life skills.

We develop the men's social skills through group activities such as going out to breakfast, the movies, and bowling.

We use a peer-based counseling support model. The living situation is family-like where all members contribute to the household and feel a sense of responsibility. While living in this supportive group environment, each man transitions independently.

We hold two open house fundraisers per year that allow our clients to feel a sense of ownership by showing the house and sharing their personal stories with guests. It is also a time when alumni and their families return to share their successes, showing the current clients what is possible. Proceeds of our open houses go toward our operating expenses.

Our goal for 2019 is to raise funds for a second house. To this end, we are pursuing all avenues including grants, community groups that may hold fundraising events, and charitable donors who support our cause. And we are three-quarters of the way to our $800,000 goal, but as of November 2019 we have $150,000 still to raise.

The value of the services provided at Hawkes Home greatly exceeds what its budget reflects.

Founders, Joyce and Harley Noel have over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit world. They ran a hospital in Africa for two years, then started and ran McIntyre House—a successful rehabilitation facility in Los Angeles—before starting Hawkes Home where they oversee all operations. Both have backgrounds in finance and accounting, they ran a successful for-profit business prior to entering the nonprofit area, and are well connected in the North County area of San Diego.

Our Managers live at Hawkes Home so they can oversee and guide all house activity. They keep all clients on the path to productivity, giving them a gentle nudge as needed to continue progress. Bruce Disheneau, our Manager, and his two Assistant Managers were all previously incarcerated themselves. All three are also recovering addicts. Because they have walked the same path as our clients, they have firsthand understanding of what our clients are going through. Having managers at Hawkes Home with these insights and understanding as to what the men are going through allows them to relate to the men in a unique way and recognize when someone is in trouble and needs help. The managers also serve as a daily reminder to the men of someone like themselves who has been able to turn his life around, and so provide hope and inspiration to our clients.

We encourage our clients to get their GED and offer them scholarships to do so. We also offer scholarships to anyone interested in pursuing vocational or technical training that will help them achieve their career objectives and have partnered with Mira Costa

We provide food staples for the men--bread, eggs, peanut butter, and milk. They are responsible for any other food items and for its preparation (which we teach them to do).

We have accomplished what we intended: created a safe place for previously incarcerated men to go where they can learn life skills so they can live on the outside, in society. This includes how to find a job so that they can leave us to be economically self-sufficient, productive, and successful.

We seek $50,000 in grants to strengthen Hawkes Home in 2018; in particular to make the Manager a full time position, add professional counseling (to supplement the AA/NA mandatory sessions all clients attend), grounds expansion to include a chicken coop and green house (both of which serve as group construction activities and then therapeutic chores upon completion), and a treadmill to provide a cardio vascular vehicle (documented as an aide in recovery).

We also seek to purchase a second house in order to help more men. The need for our Program is great but Hawkes Home is limited to 15 beds. We would love to reach more men, to change more lives. Founder/Executive Director Harley Noel's mantra is: "If I had another house today, I could fill it tomorrow!" Hawkes Home receives so many requests and has to turn so many men away that Harley knows this is true. We need to raise $200,000 to purchase a second home.

Financials

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Hawkes Home, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/25/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Harley Noel

Retired

Term: 2013 -


Board co-chair

Joyce Noel

Retired

Term: 2013 -

Joyce Noel

Retired Business Owner

Sean Thomas

Attorney/Realtor

Kevin Noel

Leisure World Supervisor, Maintenance

Harley Noel

Retired Business Owner