PRINCESS JANAE PLACE INC

Housing Is Healthcare

aka PJP   |   Bronx, NY   |  WWW.PRINCESSJANAEPLACE.ORG
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Mission

The mission of Princess Janae Place is to help people of trans experience maximize their full potential as they transition from homelessness to independent living. Princess Janae Place fulfills our mission by offering a safe space for people of trans experience to connect with community, access gender affirming support, as well as engage in educational and recreational activities. Princess Janae Place serves as a critical referral source for our members to secure housing navigation, substance use and mental health resources, legal assistance, job training/placement and health care.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Jevon Martin

Main address

2526 Wallace Ave suite 201

Bronx, NY 10467 USA

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EIN

47-4812838

NTEE code info

Housing Search Assistance (L30)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

As you may know, transgender folks face issues like violence, discrimination, homelessness, and poverty at staggeringly disproportionate rates. When trans folks are in need of housing, we are often turned away or face hate and violence while in the shelter system. In the Bronx in NYC, Princess Janae Place is striving to end that by providing a safer space for Trans/GNC and Non Binary people to find a home support and comfort from folks in our community.
Princess Janae Place refers members to housing that is safe for people of trans experience. We assist by offering referrals to shelters, mental health, legal, job placement, and general support services as they transition from homeless to independent living. The mission is to help people of trans experience maximize their full potential by providing residential, educational, clinical, and recreational services that create and nurture connections to the community and the world.

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?

HART

Princess Janae Place offers a community-based, safe and accessible place for people of transgender experience to connect to critical services and support."

Princess Janae Place serves as a bridge to rise above the stigma and obstacles people of transgender experience face, relentlessly, everyday. Many of the challenges can be alleviated by simply gaining access to the proper channels to obtain services and support.

Princess Janae Place offers support, guidance, and referrals to comprehensive services. Princess Janae Place "members" are encouraged to return as frequently as they want to in order to access on-going support and community.

Princess Janae Place offers the following services and programs free of charge to our members:
HOUSING NAVIGATION: Safe and affordable housing is critical to one's overall well-being and security and is a fundamental right.

-referrals to public state and city housing voucher programs
-assistance completing housing applications
-support with navigating the housing market
-referrals to a select group of pre-screened independent landlords and realtors who have experience and training working with the transgender/TGNC/TGNB community
-referrals to other nonprofit partners who offer housing
-general education on housing rights

CASE MANAGEMENT: Princess Janae Place is committed to providing on-going support and referrals to our members across a wide range of services. Princess Janae Place has a wide range of partnerships and offers the following connections/referrals to our members:

-GED preparedness programs and Continuing Educational Opportunities
-Job readiness and training programs including access to professional clothing, resume review, interview preparation and referrals for job interviews
-Culturally competent health care, HIV prevention and testing
-Mental health and counseling services
-Substance use treatment and support groups

SUPPORT GROUPS AND SOCIAL NETWORKS: Princess Janae Place offers an on-going support and social networking group is facilitated by our Program Coordinator attended by members, peers and offers a range of topics:
*transitioning
*medical care and resources for surgery
*housing/homelessness
*harassment, discrimination and violence
*current events

TRAINING: Princess Janae Place is breaking the stereotype & stigma about the LGBTQ community by offering cultural competency education to businesses, hospitals.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Economically disadvantaged 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 clients who report a greater sense of purpose and improved overall wellness

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

HART

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2015 we assisted 3 people with access to safe housing. In 2016 we moved from one office to another. We safely housed 17 members in either transitional or suppportive housing. In 2017 we housed 20.

Number of new clients within the past 12 months

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

HART

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Everyone is new.

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.

PJP goals are to have an adult drop in center for the LGBTQ community with strict emphasis on TGNC & NB people of color. This drop in center will also house chronically homeless adults in need of the basic necessities to live a safe, healthy life without the struggles of not having any support. As you may know, transgender folks face issues like violence, discrimination, homelessness, and poverty at staggeringly disproportionate rates. When trans folks are in need of housing, we are often turned away or face hate and violence while in the shelter system.
We want to have space for case management, mental health, legal assistance, job placement & GED courses, and general support services such as clothing swap, computer classes, etiquette classes, home economics, financial literacy program, medical assistance, and self esteem enhancement groups. All of these trainings and groups will be offered under one roof so we can eliminate having to send anyone outside of our establishment for services.

Our strategies for making this happen is raising our own money to break ground on our facility by introducing the Inaugural Walk for the Homeless. July 1, 2018 we are walking away homelessness in Van Courtlandt Park at 9am. It's the first walkathon for homeless in New York City ever.
We also have various LGBTQ groups that periodically raise funds for us at their shows & events. As well as we apply for community grants.

Grant's. Capabilities for making this happen is high with the Trans lead employees that work tirelessly with pride to do whatever it takes to fulfill the responsibilities of the organizations mission and vision.

So far we have accomplished to house over 20 members. We have obtained an office space to conduct services that our members need. We have a conference room for monthly trainings and peer groups. We also are in the end of our second year of a three year grant awarded to us by Public Health Solutions through DOH.

Financials

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Operations

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

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PRINCESS JANAE PLACE INC

Board of directors
as of 2/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr Oswald Thomas

Kim Watson

CKLIFE

Marcy Winkler

JPMORGAN CHASE

Louis Mitchell

Merrick Moses

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/11/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/01/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. 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 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.