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HUMANITRI

Reaching out with Help and Hope.

St. Louis, MO   |  www.humanitri.org

Mission

Humanitri, as Christ’s hands of mercy, helps families facing homelessness achieve stability in a safe and supportive community, providing the skills and resources they need to thrive.

Ruling year info

1988

Executive Director

Lorri Holtgrieve

Main address

P.O. Box 6512

St. Louis, MO 63125 USA

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Formerly known as

Good Samaritan

Lutheran Ministries Association

Friends of Moms

EIN

43-1470568

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The cycle of homelessness in St. Louis is fueled by a lack of affordable housing options and living wage employment opportunities. Family homelessness is considered hidden homelessness because this vulnerable group often lives doubled-up with family/friends, in cars, or other places not fit for human habitation. These families lack the tools and resources to overcome the obstacles they face. Humanitris Transformational Housing model enlists a holistic approach providing 24 months of transitional housing, professional support, and skill development to help them succeed. The focus is on stabilizing, healing, building, and transitioning families to independence so they are no longer living in uncertainty and crisis. Breaking the cycle of generational poverty helps build a community of strong and functional families. This issue is important because every individual, created and loved by God, deserves to be treated with dignity and respect and given the opportunity for a new start.

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?

Transformational Housing Program

Humanitri’s Transformational Housing Program gives hope to families facing homelessness. The majority of our families are women with children fleeing domestic abuse. By addressing financial/household/self-management and mental health issues, Humanitri is giving families the needed skills to be self-sufficient and confident in obtaining and maintaining housing and providing for their family.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

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 demonstrate financial responsibility

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Related Program

Transformational Housing Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of households that obtain/retain permanent housing for at least 6 months

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Related Program

Transformational Housing Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients who improved their ability to set and achieve goals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Related Program

Transformational Housing Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients who developed a healthy and strong support network

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Economically disadvantaged people, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Transformational Housing Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants who gain employment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Ethnic and racial groups, Families

Related Program

Transformational Housing Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Humanitri's mission involves helping families that are facing homelessness achieve stability in a safe and supportive community, providing the skills and resources they need to thrive. Our Transformational Housing Program was designed to move families towards self-sufficiency by equipping them with the necessary attitudes, knowledge, skills and resources within a supportive housing arrangement—either Humanitri-owned property or rentals.

The goal of Transformational Housing is to assist families with developing healthy coping skills and increased financial literacy, self-management skills, and household management skills. Ultimately, we strive to improve the families’ financial condition, to strengthen their formal and informal support networks, and to transition them out of our program into safe and stable housing.

Humanitri staff will implement a two-generational approach to interrupt the cycle of poverty for families in our Transformational Housing Program. Through participation in Together Achieving Goals (TAG) childrens program and Healing, Opportunity, Purpose, and Empowerment (HOPE) parent program, families will work individually and together to build aptitude in the areas of financial responsibility, household management, and self-care. The objective of this approach is to strengthen skills and knowledge in critical areas for both parents and children while fostering collaboration and connection, resulting in a stronger family unit.

By creating shared experiences, opportunities to collaborate, and support one another, families learn to work together to achieve goals and reach their full potential. Humanitri staff, including the Family Support Specialist and Child & Youth Advocate, will work together to complete a family assessment and define programmatic goals for each family member. Through a combination of online curriculum and in-person home visits, families work on the management of four key areas: self, home, stress, and finances. The program has positive outcomes in reaching the goals of stabilization and sustainable life change.

Programming goals include:
- Families are equipped with the tools and skills needed to break the cycle of poverty and maintain stability.
- All individualsadults and childrenwill embrace a level of self-worth that empowers them to envision a life beyond mere survival.

Families who face housing insecurity and live in crisis mode are typically caught in a cycle of generational poverty that is difficult to escape without help. Research shows that by working with the entire family unit to solve problems, access resources, and sharpen talents and skills, the two-generational approach creates experiences and opportunities for the families to collaborate, support one another, and reach their full potential. The St. Louis community has it's share of transitional housing programs, but few offer the holistic, family-focused care of Humanitri's Transformational Housing Program. The long-term goal of our programming is to build up strong families which leads to stronger communities.

By creating shared experiences, opportunities to collaborate, and support one another, families learn to work together to achieve goals and reach their full potential. Humanitri staff, including the Family Support Specialist and Child & Youth Advocate, will work together to complete a family assessment and define programmatic goals for each family member. Through a combination of online curriculum and in-person home visits, families work on the management of four key areas: self/health, home management, parenting, and finances. The program has positive outcomes in reaching the goals of stabilization and sustainable life change.

In 2023:
16 families Served
19 adults;32 children
3 of the 16 families exited to permanent housing
3 adults clients enrolled in school
10 Adult clients completed a financial literacy course and scored 85% or above on the posttest (ASSET)
9 adult clients gained new employment
4 adult clients were successfully linked to mental health services
84% of clients Increased their Household Management Skills
84% of clients increased their financial literacy (HOPE, ASSET)
79% of clients improved their self and stress management skills
74% of clients improved their parenting skills

Children's Programming total participants 2023: 32
88% of clients participating in TAG programming increased their knowledge in areas of home management.
87% of clients participating in TAG programming increased their knowledge in areas of financial management.
77% of clients participating in TAG programming increased their knowledge in areas of self-management

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 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    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 any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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HUMANITRI

Board of directors
as of 02/27/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Ashlyn Cunningham

Maryville University


Board co-chair

Sharmila Sivalingam

Maryville University

Term: 2022 - 2028

Ashlyn Cunningham

Maryville University

Kenya Leonard

The Simon Law Firm

Alice Vlietstra

Positive Family Dynamics, PC

Gifty Blankson

Maryville University

Dave Franke

Alltru Credit Union

John Jackson

CHUBB

Joshua Jones

Washington University

Camden Levine

Anheuser-Busch

Ryan McLaury

Self-Employed

Matthew Bohlmann

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Sharmila Sivalingam

Maryville University

Jessica Sisco

OnderLaw

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 ? 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? 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 2/27/2024

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
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/16/2020

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
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.