Housing, Shelter

The Rock Foundation

No one is disposable!

aka The Rock Found

Greeley, CO


Our mission is to reduce recidivism through helping men and women returning from prison to the community lead productive lives through job skills training, employment, education, housing and programs with a strong emphasis on support and accountability.

Ruling Year


Executive Director

Cheryl Poland

Main Address

1542 7th Ave.

Greeley, CO 80631 USA


Re-entry, employment, housing, reduce recidivism, parole, support, education





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Our clients are individuals releasing from prison and returning at a rate of 55% nationwide, our recidivism rate is less tlhan 5% in our program.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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The Rock Found

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of participants / clients in the program from July 1, 2020 through December 31, 2019.

Population(s) served

Incarcerated people and formerly incarcerated people

Related program

The Rock Found

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success


Context notes

We are only half way through our grant year and have met the criteria for the entire year ending in June of 2020.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Getting the clients working to be self-supporting, provide assistance through support and accountability, incentives for items needed for work, transportation, housing and programs to keep them from returning to prison.

Funding for providing assistance, relationships with employers, property management companies, schools, community partners as well as programs such as MRT, Authentic Manhood, Room for Hope, OSHA Training, health and wellness.

We currently have a strong network in place, we are a WAGEES partner.

Everything is measure through a tracking / date entry process.

We have met the goals of the WAGEES grant for the past five years and are on-track to double all of our numbers this year!

How We Listen

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

Source: Self-reported by organization

the feedback loop
check_box We shared information about our current feedback practices.
How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), paper surveys.
How is the organization using feedback?
We use feedback to: 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve.
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to: we are designing an on-line tool.
What significant change resulted from feedback
We are moving toward a transitional housing model of 6 months.

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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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?



Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?



Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?