PROJECT ORPHANS INC DBA TULSA GIRLS' HOME

Believing that no child is ever lost. Every person is valuable. All people are worthy of love.

aka Tulsa Girls Home   |   Tulsa, OK   |  www.projectorphans.org

Mission

Project Orphans, Inc. DBA Tulsa Girls' Home (Project Orphans and Tulsa Girls' Home) operates both internationally and domestically. Project Orphans and Tulsa Girls' Home is relentlessly committed to raising a generation of advocates that believe injustice does not have a breath in their community. We work to restore and support children and adolescents who have been placed in foster care or orphaned by equipping and empowering each youth through their uniquely-given talents so they can discover their purpose, value, and destiny.

Notes from the nonprofit

Without you, these children's dreams would remain just that, a dream. They would never be given the opportunity to fulfill their true potential. By giving to Project Orphans and/or Tulsa Girls' Home you are joining a movement of positive change in the lives we serve. Please visit www.TulsaGirlsHome.org to learn more about Tulsa Girls' Home If you are interested in learning more about Project Orphans please visit www.ProjectOrphans.org

Ruling year info

2015

Co-Founder and President

Mrs. Brittany Stokes

Co-Founder and COO

Christina S. Yarid

Main address

7315 S Lewis Ave

Tulsa, OK 74136 USA

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Formerly known as

Beautiful Love Ministries

Project Orphans

Tulsa Girls' Home

EIN

46-1308463

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Health Treatment Facilities (Primarily Outpatient) (E30)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To increase those we serve internationally and domestically by 10% annually, as well as to create avenues of community education, awareness, and transitional living. TULSA GIRLS' HOME Children who are in the United States foster care system are among the most vulnerable children in America. There were 423,997 children in care in 2019. Children of color, particularly Black and American Indian/Alaska Native children, are dramatically overrepresented in the child welfare system. Young women and girls in foster care face unique, gender-based barriers. These barriers, such as teen pregnancy, a higher frequency of running away, and the risk of human trafficking, often mean that girls in foster care are not able to thrive. PROJECT ORPHANS There are many challenges involving a lack of quality education opportunities. For example, nearly two out of every five children in Uganda are uneducated. he problem is particularly severe among young girls living in rural areas.

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?

Education For A Nation

Project Orphans works to serve the orphan and vulnerable children of Uganda. Every organizational program is Ugandan-driven and Ugandan-led. Project Orphans does not facilitate international adoptions and believes children should grow in a safe-loving environment within their culture. 

Project Orphans uses a lifecycle approach in our educational programs that focuses on the needs of children at all stages of development: early childhood, basic education, adolescence, and youth. We are committed to seeing each child who is selected to receive a Project Orphan’s scholarship, graduate and receive their diploma.

Population(s) Served

In Uganda, children with special needs are among the most neglected and ostracized groups. Disabled kids are often considered a curse, discriminated against, and stigmatized at home, in schools, community, and in government policy. Some parents of special needs children feel they disgrace the family, and the children are often abused, left abandoned, or even killed. Those who survive do not have access to the most basic needs, such as security, nutrition, health services, and education. About 16% of Ugandan children have a disability, this suggests that most children with disabilities are not able to attend school and fail to transition from one educational level to another.

On a daily basis, our children are being fed three meals, and learn different ways to communicate, dance, and play outside! There are always lots of laughs at Blessing’s Cove and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Children and youth

The Project Orphan’s Medical Clinic (POMC) is registered as a Health Center IV in rural Uganda, Africa. This level of health facility serves as a mini-hospital. The clinic has multiple in-patient exam rooms, delivery rooms, pharmacy, surgical theatre, medical ward, and laboratory.

With an emphasis on prevention and care, POMC helps families obtain care and healthcare guidance. The clinic is equipped with a medical software empowers that helps track patients' health, medical history, prescriptions, and other medical information, which ensures continuity of care.

POMC expanded its healthcare services by opening the Miracle Birthing Centre (MBC) which works to improve maternal and infant health. According to UNICEF, each day 15 women die in Uganda from childbirth-related causes, 94 babies are stillborn, and 81 newborn babies die.

Population(s) Served

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common & uncomfortable emotions that youth in foster care experience. Through trauma-informed counseling, we are able to share a compassionate perspective that provides peace, strength, & a path towards healing.

Group therapy is a powerful tool for growth and change. In group therapy, 5-8 girls meet face to face to share their struggles and concerns - and learn solutions in a safe and confidential setting.

Through individual therapy each girl’s social, emotional, or mental health concerns are met. We use hope-centered counseling as our guide with every girl we serve and believe heart transformation begins after addressing each person’s trauma and supporting their process of behavior modification.

Population(s) Served

Today more than ever, youth in foster care suffer from stress, anxiety, depression, anger, lack of self-confidence, and trauma. The girls who come to Tulsa Girls’ Home are currently within the child welfare system — meaning there was a problem of violence, abuse, neglect, or crisis in their former home.

While a healthy foster placement might help a child come to terms with such hardships, poor placement or untimely aging out of the system can leave traumatic experiences unresolved.

Tulsa Girls’ Home offers each girl life skills training, employment, and educational support. One of the keys to our success is our volunteer mentoring program. The girls are modeled healthy lifestyles and choices and are given encouragement, skills, and accountability to reach their goals!

Population(s) Served

85% of horse owners will dump their horses within 5 years. Tulsa Girls’ Home partners with different rescue organizations to give horses a safe place to live - at Tulsa Girls’ Home. In return, the horses provide a shameless, consistent, and loving therapeutic experience to our girls who care for and build a deep bond with the horse(s) at Tulsa Girls’ Home.

The experiences, emotional expressions, and problem-solving skills that the girls demonstrate during equine therapy are the genuine reasons for equine therapy! There is nothing more special than seeing a girl overcome trauma and learn how to understand and process her feelings. Often, when a resident is involved in equine therapy they come to understand themselves better - and the horse finds its healing too.

Population(s) Served

Tulsa Girls’ Home exists to bring hope, shelter, and healing to teen girls placed in foster care — across Oklahoma. Located on a peaceful 5-acre ranch, when a girl arrives at Tulsa Girls’ Home, she is immediately placed on her own unique path toward healing.

Our first priority in all programs is care and safety. When appropriate, we will exhaust every opportunity to successfully reunite her with their immediate family or relatives. If that is not possible, TGH will work to support her with a mentor so she can transition to successful independent living!

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

COA 2022

Affiliations & memberships

Child Welfare League of America 2022

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.

PROJECT ORPHANS
Project Orphans tackles the villains that destroy humanity by working alongside Ugandans and giving them access to quality healthcare, education, advocacy, and empowerment.

In 2020, Project Orphans provided:
- 19,578 nights of sleep in a safe home
- 72,357 meals to children at school or who attend a program on the Pearl Village Campus
- 8,400 medication refills at Project Orphan's Medical Centre
- 640 physical therapy appointments for children with special needs through Project Orphan's Blessing Cove daycare
- 1,320 child advocacy and support visits at area foster homes
- Counseling and support to 700+ individuals

TULSA GIRLS' HOME
The mission of Tulsa Girls’ Home (TGH) is to provide the highest quality residential care for teen girls,
ages 14-18, in foster care needing placement outside their home - for the purpose of supporting each girl
to heal from trauma and become responsible women who understand their value and potential. As a 24-
hour residential program, TGH will give refuge to teen girls who are in foster care and need extra support
in overcoming trauma and behavioral challenges.

Tulsa Girls’ Home receives referrals through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services to
provide:

‒ Safe, residential care
‒ Hope-centered, trauma-informed care and therapeutic services
‒ Structured and supportive living environment
‒ Transitional life-skills development for successful adult hood
‒ Creation of supportive pathways to identify and achieve goals and sustain willpower
‒ Daily hot meals and snacks
‒ Licensed counseling services
‒ Adulthood assistance program to enhance each girls’ abilities necessary for successful living
‒ Behavior modification and coping skills
‒ Goal-directed activities designed for the enhancement of social skills for each girl

- Early Education Program;
- Lifeskills Program;
- Human Sex Trafficking and Domestic Violence Education Program;
- On-site Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program;
- Residential Program;
- Community Awareness Program; and
- Healthcare Access and Prevention Care.

For detailed strategies per each entity please visit the following program websites:
Tulsa Girls' Home: www.tulsagirlshome.org
Project Oprhans: www.projectorphans.org

Certified and trained staff.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email,

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

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

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 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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PROJECT ORPHANS INC DBA TULSA GIRLS' HOME

Board of directors
as of 07/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mindy Kuehn

The Advancement Group

Term: 2024 - 2018


Board co-chair

Jen Lilley

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/24/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/08/2020

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.