MY FATHERS ARROWS INC

Hope to the hopeless. Care to the lonely. Compassion to the broken. Love to the invisible

aka My Father's Arrows   |   Jay, FL   |  www.myfathersarrows.org

Mission

Our Mission is to provide needing children with safe, permanent, loving Christian homes where they will develop into lifelong servants for our Lord Jesus Christ and live as responsible, educated, law abiding citizens with great promise and hope for the future. (Disclaimer: My Father's Arrows, Inc. is not under the umbrella of a church, synagogue, or other body of worship. My Father's Arrows, Inc. programs and projects are not restricted to a particular faith, denomination, or religion, and does not require participation in activities of a particular faith, denomination, or religion in order to benefit from its projects or programs).

Ruling year info

2014

Director

Sarai Ellis

Founder

Jason Ellis

Main address

4025 Highway 178

Jay, FL 32565 USA

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EIN

46-5359162

NTEE code info

Foster Care (P32)

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Our programs

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Children's Home

My Father’s Arrows, Inc. is a faith-based ministry, community driven, public charity that specializes in restoration and orphan care. MFA was established in 2014 in efforts to do a greater work for the children in foster care by our founders who had 44 yrs. cumulative experience as foster-adoptive parents and in service with special needs children. Our founders recognized that instability in placements and lack of long-term connections for the children contributed to decreased school performance, increased negative behaviors, overall poor choices, and lack of support for them as young adults. A mighty vision for change was born, and My Father’s Arrows set out to work.

We educate the community on the children’s needs, recruit more caregivers and advocates for the children, and procure child-specific resources to help them reach their maximum potential.

Our Children’s Home, affectionately called “Mama’s House”, is a safe, loving, trauma-informed Christian home. My Father’s Arrows is registered with The Florida Association of Christian Child Caring Agencies as a Type II child- caring agency under Florida Statue 409.176. “Mama’s House” is a private placement children’s home for boys and girls ages 0-17 who have been abused, neglected, abandoned, rejected, or are otherwise struggling with the impact of their traumatic experiences. These children are often struggling with negative behaviors, rebellion, academic issues, and dysfunctional attachments. We provide the 24 hour supervision, high structure, and low relational pressure that the children of trauma need in order to thrive. We utilize the TBRI model of parenting with focus on faithfully meeting the needs behind behaviors. We provide consistency in responding to behaviors with correction based on Christian values while making the world small for the children in a comfortable, residential farmstead setting. We focus on educational excellence, spiritual growth, and a healthy lifestyle with an abundance of recreation.

By targeting the high risk, high volume population of children impacted by trauma and the foster care system, and focusing on meeting this group’s most critical needs, MFA is creating systemic change that not only impacts the youth served, but also the community at large

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

-Foster/Adoptive Parent Support- MFA provides for the physical needs of families (cribs, toys, clothes, etc) as well as emotional support (Parent’s Night Out).
-Positive Parent Modeling – MFA engages teen parents in positive parenting techniques to enhance bonding and promote safety.
-Food Pantry and Tangible Resources- MFA provides food and resources needed for foster children.
Common Permanency Events- MFA supports foster children with family style gatherings for holidays and special occasions

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

-Community Education- MFA informs the public of the current needs of the foster care system.
-Family Recruitment- MFA enables others to take action–become a foster family, a Guardian Ad Litem, or a volunteer!
-Child Advocacy-MFA is the voice for foster children so their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are met in this community

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

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Number of children who have access to education

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Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Children's Home

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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My Father’s Arrows exists to help children in foster care. We work to educate the community on the children’s needs, recruit foster/adoptive parents and mentors, and procure child specific resources to help these children achieve their maximum potential while filling their lives with hope and promise for the future.

We currently have a children's home in Jay, FL that provides 24 licensed beds under FACCCA. We are aiming to expand an additional 18 beds in the next year and add a bigger school for the children.

Plans available upon request

We raise funds by the goods donated and sold through our weekly sales and also the generous support of donors. The programs are already in place and are operational with the exception of the children's home. We are currently raising funds to build the needed home to support the children. The funds collected supports the programs.

We are always raising funds for the children at the children's home. Some sources include business supporters, individuals and parents. We also have a developing business that aids in support of the funding.

Since the start of My Father's Arrows we have helped thousands of individuals with clothing, food and support of goods for the children. We have helped with the healing process of the children when we receive them and long after they make the transition back home or reach adulthood and choose a career. We have developed a 20 acre parcel for the children. We are currently working on adding a larger school and a larger working farm and business. We are currently at full capacity at the children's home so we are working on adding more space by building additional housing. We have made so much progress but we still have additional growth.

Financials

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MY FATHERS ARROWS INC

Board of directors
as of 4/19/2021
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Board chair

Jason Ellis

My Father's Arrows, INC.

Term: 2019 - 2022

Jason Ellis

My Father's Arrows, INC.

Nick Jaskson

Jim Waters

Bill Thompson

Mari Marcanio

Barbara Morris

Dorthy Hultberg

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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes