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MISION VIDA NUEVA

Opelika, AL   |  www.misionvidanueva.info

Mission

Empowering God's children to change the world.

Ruling year info

2012

President

Mrs. Jenna Haynes

Co-President

Mr. Geoffrey Haynes

Main address

305 Lancelot Ln

Opelika, AL 36801 USA

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EIN

45-2721717

NTEE code info

Residential, Custodial Care (Group Home) (P70)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, due to the extreme poverty, the lack of education, and the lack of the presence of the true gospel many children and babies are being abandoned, abused, sexually abused, and trafficked. There are hundreds of children's homes throughout this country, but very few which are authorized and accredited in Alta Verapaz and a large majority of the need is found in this department. We aim to be a Christ-centered home and family to each of these children for the short, or long time that they live with us providing them with everything they need and more to be able to break the cycle in which their people live. We hope to send them out from Casa Gloria equipped to be able to change the world and their families one soul at a time.

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?

Casa Gloria

It is the mission of Mision Vida Nueva to take in the ones who are least likely to succeed in life and give them a purpose, a family, and a new life, to empower God's children to change the world. Casa Gloria is a home for children who have been orphaned, abandoned, or abused. It currently has the capacity to be home and family to 26 children. Since June 2016 we have had 60 children come through our doors. All children are received with a judicial order and we provide the child with education, medical, psychological care, a Christ-center environment, and a loving family until their case is resolved. We are officially accredited by the Consejo Nacional de Adopciones of Guatemala. Mision Vida Nueva is driven by the belief that the Lord Jesus Christ is worthy of the worship of all people, and that all people, including the forgotten children of Guatemala, should have the opportunity to know and worship Him.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

A Christ-centered organization dedicated to bettering the lives of people living in extreme poverty through providing education, health care, installing stoves, latrines, and water filters.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

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 children who have access to education

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

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children and youth who have received access to stable housing

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have the ability to use language for expression and to communicate with Others

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children achieving language and literacy proficiency

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Casa Gloria

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of child deaths prevented

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Casa Gloria

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

in total since mid-2016

Number of children treated for acute malnutrition

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

estimate, in total since mid-2016

Number of children receiving assistance with important legal documents

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

in total since mid-2016

Number of children served

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

in total since mid-2016

Number of children who have a sense of their own feelings and an ability to express empathy for others

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

in total since mid-2016

Number of children who have the ability to seek help from and respond appropriately to adults

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

in total since mid-2016

Number of people reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who have a positive adult role model

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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.

Mision Vida Nueva is dedicated to empowering God's children to change the world. To taking in the least of these and introducing them to the One who loves them and has declared their life to have a purpose. We would also like to see the development - social, economic, physical, and most importantly spiritual - of people in our surrounding areas and we aim to accomplish that through completing needed projects in needy areas.

Our strategy is trusting the Lord to provide the funding necessary to finish this children's home and carry out our other projects, receive accreditation from the government, and begin to focus on empowering the people. We are developing relationships with strategic partners within the country who are invaluable to the success of this mission.

We have had two full-time missionaries living in Guatemala for the past two years. They are fluent in Spanish and strategic in relationship building. We are connected to various churches and other people all over the US who give generously to our organization and are willing to come and volunteer labor in construction and other needs that are presented. We have a civil engineer on our board of directors who makes all designs and plans and a team full of prayer warriors that keep us going.

We have settled two full-time missionaries in country. They developed the language skills necessary to complete the task and began building strategic relationships with locals. They found usable land to purchase for the children's home and designed and built the installations necessary for 34 children and 30 workers. Necessary landscaping was done for security and functionality. They are fully accredited with the country's government, hired workers, and formed an Association within the country. An alliance was formed with another ministry that enables us to expand our ministry to the villages as well. To date we have received 135 children orphaned, abandoned, and-or abused.

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 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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually

  • 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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MISION VIDA NUEVA

Board of directors
as of 04/05/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jenna Haynes


Board co-chair

Geoffrey Haynes

Karen Atkins

Geoffrey Haynes

Steve Haynes

Frank Carpenter

Anna O'Reilly

David Mattox

Nancy Clay Corbitt

Chuck Atkins

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 11/20/2020

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
Decline to state
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
Decline to state
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/20/2020

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 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 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.