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.

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

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. During their stay, residents receive comprehensive, holistic services to meet mental and physical health needs including: counseling, medical and dental care, assistance with application for benefits, job and education readiness, legal advocacy, and life skills training. Our program works in partnership with community resources to deliver evidence-based interventions aimed towards healing and empowerment.

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?

Residential Program

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. During their stay, residents receive comprehensive, holistic services to meet mental and physical health needs including counseling, medical and dental care, assistance with application for benefits, job and education readiness, legal advocacy, family reunification support, and life skills training. We are developing an aftercare program for graduates at the new house we purchased in December 2020. We look forward to being able to provide safe, affordable housing for our residents to continue their growth and recovery.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

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 program graduates

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants who gain employment

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of people who received clinical mental health care

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of case management and peer support sessions.

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of support groups offered

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

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 Peer Recovery 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 MSW, and one LSW) and a Peer Recovery Specialist who are trained to work with women who have experienced trauma, addiction, and incarceration. All of our Social Workers have significant experience working with our target population and our Peer Recovery Specialist is a former graduate. 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 2,898 group sessions and 1,535 case management sessions. Residents have attended 3,466 AA/NA meetings and received 1,141 physical and mental health services.

2021 Accomplishments

- We purchased a second property to provide an additional year of aftercare housing for our
program graduates. We raised the total purchase price of the property prior to closing.

- We had three residents graduate our program and successfully reenter the community.

- We received our first federal grant to partially fund a resident support position at MSH.

- We celebrated our FOURTH birthday and have kept our doors open throughout the pandemic.

- We have maintained a full house of 8 residents, and all are progressing well in the program.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your 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.

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

    Paper surveys, 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 and remedy poor client service experiences, 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, 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, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to 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 2/16/2022
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

Amanda Rogers

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? 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 02/11/2022

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/11/2022

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • 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.