Cy-Fair Helping Hands

Offering hope to the homeless and hungry.

Houston, TX   |  www.cyfairhelpinghands.org

Mission

Cy-Fair Helping Hands, (CFHH), was founded to help the homeless become self-sufficient. This ministry had its humble beginnings with huge pot of soup, served from the back of a pick-up truck. Since its inception in 2010, the organization has grown to include office space and a Community Food Pantry, enabling CFHH to serve not only the homeless but the hungry. Current CFHH programs include Homeless Street Outreach, Homeless Teen Initiative, Homeless Prevention which includes a scholarship program and an emergency shelter program.

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 tells us they have a need for food. We provide two "family bags" of food for every two family members. Our pantry is open 9:30am - 12:30pm Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. We are also open the first Saturday of the month from 9:30 - 12:30.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Homeless 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 to 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 to realize that they can rise above homelessness. We provide scholarships for homeless graduating seniors within CFISD and emergency shelter for families with children 18 and younger.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Weekly outreach to the homeless in Cy-Fair, getting 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 such are distributed on a weekly basis to the men and women living on the street, in the woods, under bridges within the Cy-Fair area.

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

Accreditations

Non-Profit of the Year Cy-Fair/Houston Chamber of Commerce 2019

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, Homeless 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
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Homeless Prevention

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

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 03/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Kevin Polivka

AmCap Mortgage

Term: 2021 - 2024


Board co-chair

Mitch Medigovich

Fairway Independent Mortgage

Term: 2021 - 2022

Kevin Polivka

AmCap Mortgage

Mitch Medigovich

Fairway Independent 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

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/18/2022

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/18/2022

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.