Helen's Project

Bringing Hope to the Community

Dallas, TX   |  hlproject.org

Mission

Helen’s Project is a resource for People, families, and communities across the United States with a concentration in Texas working toward prosperity through economic and social prosperity. Our purpose is to strengthen families, grow sustainable communities, cultivate leadership and philanthropy, and encourage respect for all regardless of circumstance or racial bias. Through our special programs, financial support, community outreach, and youth programming, Helen’s Project are building a strong foundation for future generations.

Ruling year info

2015

Principal Officer

Kayla Mainja

Main address

3939 S Polk St. Ste. 212

Dallas, TX 75224 USA

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EIN

47-4685063

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

A social services organization dedicated to providing solutions to family and community challenges, across the United States with a concentration on the State of Texas. We network and research new policies, procedures, and laws surrounding the needs of our clients. Providing them with premier resources through all challenges.

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?

Case Managment

Our individualized Case Management approach works to provide a system of services that cater to the clients needs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Homeless people

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 students receiving information on suicide

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Case Managment

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people no longer couch surfing or doubling up with others as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Case Managment

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of homeless participants engaged in mental health services

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

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Our organization is aiming
-to decrease the number of homeless persons in the community through individualized case management with families before they become homeless.
-Help the families in domestic violence relationships make their way out.
- Assist soldiers with their transition from active duty to civilian life.
-Assist Substance Abuse and Mental health clients leaving inpatient settings with reintegrating into the community after a 30 day stay.

We will provide
- individualized case management service that gives access to social services many are unaware of.
-Support and counseling services at an affordable rate for those who are in need.
-Meet with clients before they discharge to continue services after discharge.
- Develop programs to increase community awareness and support

Helen's Project is capable of providing these services at a low cost to those who are in need of services based upon the government poverty guidelines.

We have been able to support 565 families through case management. We have been able to provide school supplies, food for families, assistance with utilities and housing.
Over 230 families have been able to receive free counseling and case management services post-discharge from mental health and substance abuse facilities.
Over 175 children have been able to attend summer camp for free or at a reduced rate.

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 using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.)

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people

Financials

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Operations

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

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Helen's Project

Board of directors
as of 04/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Kayla Mainja


Board co-chair

Warren Smith

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? 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 04/18/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/17/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.