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Cy-Fair Helping Hands

Offering hope to the homeless and hungry.

Houston, TX   |  www.cyfairhelpinghands.org

Mission

Cy-Fair Helping Hands, (CFHH), brings hope to the homeless and hungry. Since its inception in 2010, the organization has grown to include a Community Food Pantry, Homeless Street Outreach, a Day Center, Homeless Teen Initiative in the local schools, Homeless Prevention which includes a scholarship program and an emergency shelter program. Our goal is to restore individuals and families to self-sufficiency.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Janet Ryan

Main address

7710 Cherry Park Dr. #T-385

Houston, TX 77095 USA

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EIN

45-2820606

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Christian (X20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our mission is to offer help to the homeless and hungry in Cy-Fair. We have outreach teams that work with the homeless to help them find a path out of homelessness. We have a food pantry that provides food, toiletries, household, and hygiene items for the underprivileged in our area. Our homeless teen program assists high-school students identified by school counselors with school supplies, holiday gifts, and help with extracurricular expenses. Our Homeless Prevention program offers scholarships to underprivileged high school seniors and Emergency Shelter for homeless families with children under 18. Our Community Garden provides fresh produce to our pantry clients and the homeless that we serve. Our worship outreach ministry helps the homeless and indigent who otherwise would receive little spiritual guidance. We provide school supplies, Thanksgiving Meals, holiday gifts, and meals for the homeless and our pantry clients.

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?

Food Pantry

Cy-Fair Helping Hands Food Pantry is open to anyone who has a need for food. Our pantry is open 9:30am - 12:30pm Mondays and Thursdays. We are also open the first and third Saturdays of the month from 9:30 - 12:30.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Cy-Fair Helping Hands works to end the cycle of homelessness by working with the Cy-Fair School District. EASE counselors and Youth Services Specialists provide quick meals, snacks, school supplies, toiletries, and other daily necessities. We pay fees for dual credit courses, school clubs, and extracurricular activities. Our goal is to assist the teens tin realizing they can rise above homelessness. We provide scholarships for certificate programs and workforce programs through Lone Star College, and provide emergency shelter for families with children 18 and younger.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Weekly outreach to the homeless in Cy-Fair allows us to get to know our clients, building relationships and offering assistance to help them find a path out of homelessness. Compassion bags of non-perishable food, toiletries, camping supplies and more are distributed on a weekly basis to the men and women living on the street, in the woods, and under bridges in the Cy-Fair area. In addition, our Homeless Day Center provides a place to shower, wash clothes, have a hot meal, enjoy a devotional, and experience some much-needed fellowship.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

During the Thanksgiving Season, Cy-Fair Helping Hands partners with area churches, businesses, and individuals to prepare and distribute "Boxes of Love" to the homeless and those in need in our area. These Boxes of Love contain everything needed to provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal for families. A gift card to purchase a turkey is included in our Boxes of Love.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

As part of our Community Outreach programs and with the help of local churches, businesses, and individuals we provide school supplies for underprivileged children within Cy-Fair Independent School District.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Homeless Prevention

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Fewer families sheltered longer periods of time with greater success at returning to self-sufficiency.

Number of youth who report less likelihood to engage in criminal activity

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

Adolescents, At-risk youth, Extremely poor people, Homeless people, Low-income people

Related Program

Homeless Prevention

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

1604 provided with needs to start the school year. 48 provided emergency shelter.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 goal is to identify the needs of our clients and assist them in the best way possible to transition out of their crisis situation.

We assist our clients by building relationships, partnering with other organizations, and referring our clients to appropriate services when required.

We have strong working relationships with our clients and various agencies who can assist with locating housing, drug and/or alcohol rehabilitation. We work in partnership with the school district and several local churches to meet the needs of the underprivileged and the homeless.

With the help of our partnering agencies, we have assisted over 200 individuals transition out of homelessness. We serve over 1200 families each month in our food pantry.

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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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Cy-Fair Helping Hands

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Kevin Polivka

AmCap Mortgage

Term: 2021 - 2024


Board co-chair

Jean Dreyer

Founder, CFHH

Term: 2022 - 2023

Kevin Polivka

AmCap Mortgage

Suzanne Gilman

Gilman Solutions Group

Stacye Anderson

Community Leader

Jean Dreyer

Founder, CFHH

Janice Jackson

Amegy Bank

Michael Smith

Spring Branch Community Health Center

Daniel Arizpe

Consultant

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? No