MAGDALENE SERENITY HOUSE INC

Heal One Woman, Heal a Community.

aka Magdalene Serenity House   |   Fayetteville, AR   |  www.lovehealsnwa.org

Mission

We help rebuild the lives of women who have experienced trauma, sexual exploitation, addiction, and incarceration through safe housing, long-term support, and community partnerships. We provide a comprehensive, collaborative and structured residential program that can comfortably house up to 8 women for two years, at no cost to them. Women admitted to Magdalene are committed to achieving and maintaining a sober lifestyle, regaining control of their lives, and attaining financial independence.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

April Bachrodt

Main address

PO Box 3394

Fayetteville, AR 72702-____ USA

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EIN

47-1870017

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Magdalene Serenity House (MSH) is a healing sanctuary serving women who have experienced trauma, sexual exploitation, addiction, and incarceration by providing opportunities for community, and paths to flourish. We provide a collaborative and comprehensive residential program that can comfortably house up to eight residents for two years, at no cost to them. Residents receive holistic services to meet mental, physical, and spiritual health needs including counseling, medical and dental care, assistance with applications for benefits, legal advocacy, job and education readiness, case management, and life skills training.

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?

Fall 2019

Fall 2019 will offer an array of comprehensive services including: Safe housing, medical care, behavioral health assistance, meditation and yoga, nutritional classes, trauma processing groups, counseling, case management and life skills training.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

1. Provide two-years of safe housing, at no cost to women who have experienced trauma, addiction, and incarceration.

2. Provide mental and physical health care, vision care, and restorative care for all of our residents to achieve optimal health and wellness.

3. Help residents reenter the workforce through job readiness training and individual support.

4. Help residents reunify with their family, especially their children.

5. Help our residents obtain financial stability in order to reenter the community and live an independent life.

5. Help our residents successfully reenter the community and live a safe, sober, and crime-free life.

Strategy One: Provide two-years of free, safe housing for each of our residents.

Strategy Two: Provide access to mental, physical, vision, and dental care for each of our residents at no cost to them.

Strategy Three: For each resident to work with an on-site Licensed Social Worker and Resident Support Specialist to receive ongoing support and guidance in their healing and recovery process.

Strategy Four: To provide an on-site, holistic therapeutic program to help each resident develop the necessary knowledge and skills to move forward in their healing and recovery.

Strategy Five: To create a community of support and healing at MSH for each of our residents to feel wrapped in support as they prepare to reenter the community.

We are staffed by three licensed social workers (one LCSW, one LMSW, and one LSW) and a Resident Support Specialist who are trained to work with women who have experienced trauma, addiction, and incarceration. All of our Licensed Social Workers have significant experience working with our target population and our Resident Support Specialist is a former graduate of our program and is training to be a Peer Recovery Support Specialist. We have a talented program team and an active Board of Directors that help us continue to grow and provide high-quality, holistic care for women who have experienced trauma, addiction, and incarceration.

Since we opened on September 29, 2017 we have provided 2,001 group sessions and 607 case management sessions. Residents have attended 3,021 AA/NA meetings and received 592 physical and mental health services.

We celebrated our first graduate of the program in May of 2019. She now works full-time for MSH as a Resident Support Specialist supporting residents in their recovery. We prepared our second graduate for program completion in February of 2020. She now works at the Double Tree Hotel in Bentonville, AR and will obtain custody of her two youngest children this fall. In 2019, we acknowledged that successful completion of the program is not marked by the full two years of programming and a formal graduation. Thus, in addition to our graduates we have helped three women transition into independence. In 2019 MSH underwent a full re-branding in order to focus on the courageous efforts of healing and recovering from complex trauma, addiction and incarceration. Lastly, in an effort to meet an unmet need in the community, MSH narrowed its focus to those who are more recently post-incarcerated in a response to the lack of resources for women on parole in Northwest Arkansas.

We continue to have a full house of residents and they are progressing in the program. We receive referrals daily from women looking for a safe place to heal and recover. We want to continue to work toward financial sustainability, host our first graduation celebration, and eventually expand our program to meet the growing need of women in our community.

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?

    Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

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

  • 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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MAGDALENE SERENITY HOUSE INC

Board of directors
as of 5/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Lowell Grisham


Board co-chair

Jane Gearhart

Haley Hixson

Anne O'leary Kelly

Suzanne Stoner

Stacey Park

Rogelio Garcia-Contreras

Brenda Gullett

Casey Jones

Mark Koch

Amanda Rogers

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 ? 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? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/13/2020

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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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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