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H O P E for Sunny Skies

Building Healthier Family Structures

Richmond, TX   |  www.hopeforsunnyskies.org

Mission

Our mission is to provide parents with knowledge on child develoment, co-parenting, and the stressors of parenting in order to help build healthier family dynamics.

Ruling year info

2017

President/Founder

Mrs. Rashada Torrence

Vice President

Mr. Robert Torrence Jr.

Main address

4311 Maravilla Ln

Richmond, TX 77406 USA

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EIN

45-2680257

NTEE code info

Unknown (Z99)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We aim to help parents and children build healthier family dynamics. We want to provide resources for parents in regards to child development by offering parent course paired with interactive infant simulators. We want to help parent with ways to handle the stressors of parenting by providing them with information of how to cope with children at diffrent age and situations. We also want to help co-parent by providing parent child visitation monitoring along with coaching and a co-parenting guide so that they can raise their children in a healthier environment.

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?

Breakthrough Parenting Program

This is an 8-10 week intensive parenting program. The program can be completed in a group setting, one-on-one, or an interactive e-course.

Population(s) Served
Family relationships

Our goal is to provide the supervision of court ordered parent-child visitation, as well as helping with obstacles parents endure through parenting education sessions. There are many situations in family law cases, or other cases affecting the parent-child relationship, when the need arises for a neutral third party to supervise visitation between a parent, or another party, and a child or children. Reasons for referral include sexual, physical, and emotional abuse of a child, parent alienation syndrome, domestic violence, kidnapping, drugs and alcohol abuse by a parent and mental illness of a parent. We offer in-person supervision at agreed location, neutral drop-off and pick-up, transportation services, and virtual vists via Zoom.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Older adults
Infants and toddlers
Children
Adolescent parents

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 educators who have opportunities to attend programs offered by professional organizations

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients who are discharged when planned

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of eligible clients who report having access to an adequate array of services and supports

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

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.

Our primary organizational goal is to set measurable and attainable objectives to address the immediate needs of families in the Fort Bend area and to support other programs and services so that we help enrich the lives of the parents and children we serve and help to end the cycle of child abuse.

Our second goal is two-fold in that we will provide the community with a successful and sustainable program that will serve as a constant resource for parents and caregivers who are in need high-quality parenting classes, free of charge. Additionally, we will serve as a point of reference for those parents who need access to other resources and programs to help ameliorate the stressors that often lead to child abuse.

Our third goal is to expand and provide our curriculum and best practices to other local providers and most importantly the Department of Family and Protective Services so that we build a rapport with DFPS and grow our organization while keeping our services free of charge to our clients. Our goal is to be considered vital to families and children involved in the system and garner contracts with the Department, as parenting classes are vital to court ordered services.

We will implement these strategies by connecting with local community partners who feel that there is a need for or organization just as we do. We will then measure or methods to ensure that our goals continue to be met. We will also collaborate with larger organizations and allow them to implement our programs as additional support to the communities we will serve.

Our organization has spoken with several community organizations such as CPS Program Directors and Supervisors, Child Advocates of Fort Bend Management Staff (CASA) , the Pregnancy Resource Center, and The City of Rosenberg Parks and Recreations. All of these organizations fully support our efforts, they have expressed their interest in the program, they are excited about our organization and its services.

We have created a program based on 10 years of research and observation of the CPS system and the current services they provide to parents. We feel that our unique intensive parenting course with "aftercare" such as interactive baby monitoring, and parent/child visitation coaching will guarantee the success of this program and organization. We have hosted several community events in order to get future clients familiarized with our organization and services that will be available to them in the near future.

Financials

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Operations

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

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H O P E for Sunny Skies

Board of directors
as of 09/15/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rashada Torrence

H.O.P.E. for Sunny Skies

Term: 2021 - 2023

Robert Torrence

Hexagon

Tamika Harvey

Department of Family and Protective Services

Teara McKentie

Department of Family and Protective Services

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Kendra Scott

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Amy Cox

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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 ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/15/2023

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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, 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: 11/27/2021

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 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.