AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST MINISTRIES WALKING IN THE ANOINTING

aka Ambassadors for Christ Ministries Walking in the Anointing   |   Venice, CA   |  http://parsonsjr.org

Mission

The Ministry Outreach is based the individual need of the unhoused. There are many people who are forced to live in a couch commitment circumstance since the rise of High rents and the unforeseen pandemic. We supply resources based on immediate need and an on sight observation. Since Covid19 our ministry distribution has primarily focused and hygiene kits, clothing and blankets. Our mission is to supply where there is a need.

Notes from the nonprofit

Ambassadors WITA thanks you for your support thru the beginning of Covid19 Pandemic Era. The people we served were afraid and together we comforted each other thru prayer. This was the first time many Americans experienced a total lockdown of this magnitude. People did not want to leave their homes. Resources and ministry services became a priority for the disabled and elderly. The high prices of toilet tissue, obtaining N95 masks, perishable and non-perishable foods, pet food, sanitary and cleaning solutions. Everything just skyrocketed. I believe because we are a Small Nonprofit, we were able to discuss, vote and execute a strategy quick enough for the needs of the community while not becoming infected ourselves. With courage and continued donations, we were able to meet ministry goals. Americans are more educated now about Covid19 that is still with us, along with poverty and homelessness: and still we press forward (Mark14:7) Thank you

Ruling year info

2013

President

Thomas Parsons Jr.

Main address

PO Box 2815

Venice, CA 90294 USA

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EIN

46-1015703

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (W11)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Jewish (X30)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

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

Bible Scripture Question and answer forum

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Population(s) Served
Adults

The Outreach receives donated clothing thru many generous sources. When donations are down, the Outreach will purchase necessities for the homeless thru petty cash reserve. Weather dictates the type of clothing distributed.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We purchase food needed for 200 lunches per week.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Personal Hygiene Kits are in high demand Since Covid19. We have found there is no centralized area for this program. We pass out kits whenever we see the need. Hand Sanitizer toothpaste, toothbrushes, bar soaps, toilet tissue shampoo/conditioners (travel size) deodorants, razors, toilet tissue, wash cloths, and combs. and sanitary needs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This Program helps and assist those who are searching a Particular resource. We use computers and place phone calls for referrals to other Agencies within the Community. This can range from housing to shelters that feed on the weekend, to health clinics free dentists and nursing care.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Since Covid 19 we limited service to online zoom or telephone or facetime calls. But this doesn't stop a good meal. My wife still will cook up a great dish and deliver.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The ministry website is a social network the enhance the Outreach programs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We transport individuals on advance notices with a current Covid19 vaccine status. Destinations are limited to grocery stores and doctors appointments only.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The telephone resource ministry allows the use of making calls for doctor visits, family, to make housing appointments.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Total number of clients experiencing homelessness

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

Adults, Homeless people, People with disabilities

Related Program

Sack Lunches

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Outreach charity tries to locate new street locations. We seek areas that are not commonly routed or policed.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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For the year 2015 our Goal is to raise donations and get it out to the public that we are an Outreach Ministry that assist the homeless, seniors, indigent and those who live in RV'S and cars. That the Outreachis accessable via telephone email or in person, especially on weekends when most facilities are closed. There are more and more homeless from out of State that flock to the beach communities and Ministry Programs will double this year. One goal we did not achieve last year was to enroll in 2 or more food banks. The Outreach Ministry achieved only one food bank for the Year 2014. This year plans are to enroll in another food bank and to obtain another vehicle for transportation. The Outreach fell short of obtaining a Grant. This will be a goal too this year.

In 2014 the Ministry pushed itself to reach it's goals. Again, a big factor in getting the Ministry to be noticed was to solicite the news that we are here to ease the burden of the community. We maintain to continue to Mail, email, personal solicite, utilizing the Web in detailing who we are and the population we serve. This includes invitations for attendance. transportation services, Webpage donations, Evening prayer and telephone lines, clothing and hygiene donations in neighboring communities. Of late we now ask for dog or cat food and plenty of water to hydrate the pets of those who are homeless. the sack lunch and hygiene distribution program, and enroll with food banks and the larger downtown Missions that help beginning Nonprofits. Bi-weekly there is a search for grants that target the populations we serve. The plan is to also attend meetings that are focused on the homeless in their area, and see how the Outreach Ministry could assist.

Since achieving the goal of Transportation we are able to Network with more Resource organizations. Also since we have enrolled in a food bank we have been able to distribute food to Vets, seniors and indigent as well as the homeless.

For the year 2014 the goal was to continuaaly raise funds to strengthen all programs. In order to do this the Ministry had to solicite everyday. We humbled ourselves and asked for help from the communities and distributed many flyers and solitation thru the Web. We also primarily focused on on volunteerism. We were able to achieve a vehicle for transportation, and was able to reach more of those who were in need. Once again the Venice Beach community has embraced the Ministry and identifies the need to assist the homeless and indigent on the beach shores.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Serving the unhoused the disabled the elderly the victimized.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email, websites social media outlets,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Transportation resource.: The people we serve are now required to be vaccinated to ensure the safety of thise that serve and the people we serve. Everyone MUST wear a mask at all times. The cars that are used are wiped and sanitized every trip and in-between each individual. Gas is $6.50 per gallon so like access and uber destination based only. No additional stops. Hospitality Fellowship: this was a foundation resource for the ministry outreach. It allowed person to person contact and encouragement within a spiritual setting. With food and beverages, great relationships developed with a common goal. Learning the Scriptures. Since COVID19 our Praise has not stopped but the gathering into homes has stopped. We now gather via facetime or telephone. Food is delivered upon request

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It has not changed negativily but more supportive due to Covid restrictions. TOGETHER we find a way!

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

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We dont push we allow people to tell us how they feel about services ,

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AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST MINISTRIES WALKING IN THE ANOINTING

Board of directors
as of 06/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Thomas Parsons Jr.

Ambassadors for Christ Ministries-WITA

Term: 2012 -


Board co-chair

Ms. Candis Fletcher

Ambassadors for Christ Ministries WITA

Term: 2019 - 2021

Candis Fletcher

Ambassadors for Christ ministries WITA

Van Allen

Ambassadors for Christ Ministries WITA

Board leadership practices

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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 ? 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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