WINGS HOMELESS ADVOCACY

Connecting Community Through Compassion

Felton, CA   |  www.wingsadvocacy.org

Mission

Moving out of homelessness isn’t an event - it’s a journey. Wings focuses on two critical steps in that journey: We help people overcome barriers to housing and we provide the newly housed with basic needs for health, hygiene, and dignity. Working with case managers from over a dozen support agencies in Santa Cruz County, we connect our volunteers with people experiencing homelessness to help them obtain the resources needed to become housed and self-sufficient. As our county tests different solutions for ending chronic homelessness, we hope our successes can be scalable and help other communities on their journey to solutions.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Caroline Mann

Main address

PO Box 1509

Felton, CA 95018 USA

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EIN

47-2483270

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Welcome Home Program

We provide newly housed individuals and families with beds, bedding, and essential hygiene and cleaning supplies to help them stabilize in their new housing. Without our services, people are sleeping on the floor until they can afford a mattress. Sleeping on the floor is bad for overall health, especially for elderly people, and bad for sleep health. Not only are beds important for basic dignity but chronic sleep insufficiency contributes to the development of cardiovascular disease and other related metabolic conditions, including obesity and type 2 diabetes, all of which contribute to early mortality for formerly homeless people. When we provide people with beds and basic supplies for running a household, they can focus on the big things like getting a job, benefits, or the care they need to stay housed and work towards self-sufficiency. These services don’t just help people as they move into housing, changing a life lasts a lifetime.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Our Vital Docs Program helps people break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. When we help people get a birth certificate, they have increased access to economic safety net programs (like CalFresh and Housing Vouchers) that promote not only economic stability but physical health as well. Living unsheltered is associated with chronic sleep deprivation which contributes to a host of serious health conditions including adverse effects on mental health and memory, which can severely impact a person’s housing stability and job prospects. Obtaining vital documents gets our participants off the street sooner or helps them avoid homelessness altogether.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Where we work

Financials

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WINGS HOMELESS ADVOCACY

Board of directors
as of 04/13/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. James Young

Tangible UX LLC

Term: 2015 - 2025

Jeremiah Fair

Community Covenant Church of Scotts Valley

James Young

Tangible UX, LLC

Kris Younggren

Encompass Community Services

Danielle Walker

Delagnes Mitchell & Linder LLP

Debbie Bates

Retired

Cassie Strussis-Timmer

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/4/2022

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/04/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.