PLATINUM2024

Halos of the St Croix Valley

New Richmond, WI   |  www.halosofthestcroixvalley.com

Mission

Halos of the St. Croix Valley is a recognized 501(c)(3)non-profit foundation in the State of Wisconsin that provides support to families suffering from the loss of a child. Halos of the St. Croix Valley is run by parents who have lost a child themselves and want to be there for those parents that need the love and support of someone who truly understands what they are going through. Halos offers many forms of support to parents and families of child-loss, from financial to emotional. Including but not limited to: -Assistance with cremation/burial cost. memorial services, headstone -Providing personalize memorial cards for their child’s service. -Providing cemetery plots for a child at a local cemetery. -Providing photography services for families at the hospital/memorial service. and more!

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Kelli Lynn Espiritu

Main address

207 S. Knowles Ave

New Richmond, WI 54017 USA

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EIN

46-4220801

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Health Support Services (E60)

Family Services (P40)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We want to provide other after care support options that will be utilized more than what we had at the beginning of 2022.

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?

Little Angel Healing Baskets

We provide our Little Angel Healing Baskets to parents after the loss of a baby. The baskets are distributed to all all local hospitals and are also brought to local area funeral homes.
The baskets include:
burial gown, hair clipping bag, hand and foot mold kit, books (Heaven Is For Real, We Were Having a Baby But Had An Angel Instead), handmade blanket and hat, nuk, forget me not seed packet, candle, literature on our photography services and free financial assistance and hands on support that we provide to parents for burial or cremation needs.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Families

Giving families a peace of mind after the loss of a child. We allow families to checkout Owlet Monitor's and Fetal Doppler's, using a library checkout system.

Population(s) Served
Families
Parents

Providing families with one on one support through our Family Support Advocate (much like a funeral director), to guide them through the many decisions they are facing, all while assisting them financially and hands on to provide create and provide mementos, and give parents a soft place to land through their grief.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Families

Providing the gift of time by purchasing cooling bassinets for hospitals, for parents facing the loss of a baby. These bassinets provide families with the ability to keep their child with them in the room with them.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Families

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 families served

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

Family Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of crisis hotline calls answered

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

Family Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are basing these off of just the initial call someone makes to us immediately after their child dies, but many families call back multiple times for other needs that comes up over the first year.

Number of volunteers

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

Family Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We created a Hand and Foot Molds Team and an On-Call Phones Team in 2022 giving us 31 extra volunteers. In 2023 we added more people to our Molds Team and Photography Team.

Average number of days taken to respond to customers

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

Family Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We always respond within 12 hours to all new Family Support Requests and within 24 hours to all other calls and emails.

Number of therapy hours provided to clients

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

Family Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

We removed our Group Therapy Sessions because they were not being utilized, however, in 2024 we will be covering the cost of an initial session with our partner counselor.

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.

Since we decided to add more after care support we have started doing Virtual Monthly Grief Talks with therapists, grief experts, loss parents that run organizations, and directors of other loss organizations. We have also started offering free Help Text subscriptions to any new family that feels they would benefit from them. Lastly, we are working with Whitetail Lodge in MN to offer a free three day stay for all of our new families.

We have have already added three new programs, listed above, so for 2023 we are focusing on finding ways to provide one on one therapy for new families with a licensed therapist. We have calls out to area therapists to get pricing information and find ways to work with them to provide this at a reduced cost that we can cover.

We will be able to offer this sometime within 2023.

We have added Virtual Monthly Grief Talks, Help Texts, and Whitetail Lodge Loss Parent Retreat Center to our after care support. These have been of great impact on our families both new and existing.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Halos of the St Croix Valley

Board of directors
as of 03/11/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kelli Espiritu

Kelli Espiritu

Halos of the St. Croix Valley

Barry Espiritu

Chris Roberts

Darrell Roberts

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/4/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

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