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VIOLAS HOUSE

Where love rests, rules, abides.

Dallas, TX   |  http://www.violashouse.org

Mission

Viola’s House mission is to provide maternity housing and support services to mothers who are faced with an unplanned pregnancy.

Ruling year info

2018

Founder and CEO

Thana Simmons

Main address

1819 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Dallas, TX 75215 USA

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EIN

46-3200741

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

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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?

Maternity Home

The Viola's House Maternity Home was established in 2008 to provide temporary housing and support services to expectant teenage mothers ages 18-24 in the Dallas area. At the Maternity Home, we utilize a holistic approach in order to help teen expectant mothers make enduring, positive changes in their lives. This program provides basic life necessities of housing, food and clothing, in addition to life skills, education and training in financial literacy, parenting and counseling.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Pregnant people

The Viola's House Baby Benefit Boutique (BBB) was established in 2022 to further meet the needs of underprivileged families in Dallas. At the BBB, mothers can shop for everything their baby needs: clothing, toiletries, books, toys, diapers, wipes, formula, food, baby furniture, breast feeding supplies, and more. Mothers shop at the Boutique with "Baby Bucks" that they earn through attending parenting classes online or at the store. Since its opening in March 2022, the BBB has served over 5,600 families, and gave away 3.5 million diapers in 2022 alone.

Population(s) Served
Low-income people
Pregnant people

The Viola's House Mobile Unit was established shortly after opening the Baby Benefit Boutique. This extension of the Boutique allows our team to go out and meet the mothers directly where they are. We know that not everyone can come to us, so we bring our services directly to them. Five days a week, our Mobile Unit travels to schools, clinics, and other central locations to give away free baby items and share information about our services to the community. The Mobile Unit is also serves as a mobile counseling space for families in need of immediate counseling services.

Population(s) Served
Pregnant people
Homeless people
Low-income people

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.

Number of unduplicated mothers served annually.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The total number of unduplicated mothers who access our programs and services.

Total number of visits to our organization annually.

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

Baby Benefit Boutique

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The total number of visits to our Baby Benefit Boutique which is a voucher based, upscale baby thrift store that provides baby essentials such as clothing, diapers, wipes, formula and more.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Empower 10,000 Mothers: We are committed to empowering 10,000 mothers by providing them with the essential support and resources needed to ensure their families can thrive. Our aim is to extend our reach, bringing more families into a fold of care, education, and support that nurtures their growth and well-being.

Geographic Expansion: Viola's House is poised to broaden its impact beyond the borders of Texas, taking our most successful programs to new heights and into new communities. Our goal is to reach mothers in underserved areas, replicating the success weve achieved locally on a national scale.

Flexible Housing Solutions: Recognizing the diverse needs of our communities, we are dedicated to offering a variety of flexible housing options. Our approach is tailored to provide stability for families, addressing their unique circumstances with innovative and supportive housing solutions.

Workforce Development Opportunities: At the core of our mission is the drive to foster self-sufficiency among the families we serve. To this end, were introducing comprehensive workforce development opportunities for both our staff and clients. These initiatives are designed to upskill and upscale, paving the way for economic independence and empowerment.

Enhance Outreach and Engagement: Utilize digital marketing, community outreach, and partnerships with local organizations to raise awareness of Viola's House services.
Leverage Technology: In beta testing phase for our mobile app to facilitate easier access to resources, counseling, and support groups for mothers, especially in remote areas.
Market Research and Partnerships: Conduct research to identify other states or regions with significant needs and potential for impact. Forge partnerships with local non-profits, government agencies, and community organizations to facilitate expansion.
Pilot Programs: Start with pilot programs in targeted new locations to refine approaches specific to local needs and challenges before full-scale implementation.
Replication Framework: Develop a standardized yet adaptable program framework that encapsulates the core aspects of your successful programs, making it easier to replicate in new locations.
Diverse Housing Solutions: Continue to explore a range of housing solutions, such as transitional housing, rent subsidies, and partnerships.
Funding and Investment: Secure funding through grants, partnerships, and investments.
Program for Upskilling: Implement targeted training and professional development opportunities for staff, focusing on leadership, program management, and specific skills relevant to their roles. Use a mix of in-house training, online courses, and partnerships with educational institutions.
Career Pathways: Develop clear career pathways within Viola's House that encourage and support staff advancement and retention.
Vocational Training and Education: Offer vocational training, educational programs, and certifications in high-demand fields. Partner with local colleges, trade schools, and businesses to provide practical, job-ready skills.
Employment Services: Establish a comprehensive employment service that includes job matching, resume building, interview preparation, and internships or apprenticeship opportunities to facilitate the transition into the workforce.

Financials

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VIOLAS HOUSE

Board of directors
as of 04/02/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Alison Clement

Tanya Winfield

Tasha Cox

Marcel Thomas

Brandon Murden

Aaron Davis

Mar Howard

Chuck Rocha

Demetrice Lopez

Elaine DiBartolo

Jill Lacy Green

Pat Montes

Sharon Lakes

Krisi Kastl

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/2/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female

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