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His Heart Foundation

Transforming one life at a time.

Vancouver, WA   |  www.hisheartfoundation.org
This organization is a 501(c)(3) Private Operating Foundation (This organization has notified the IRS of its intention to convert to a public charity, and the IRS has ruled that grantors and contributors may consider it a public charity for the purpose of making contributions to the organization.).

Mission

Serving local churches to minister in the areas of mental wellness through prevention, intervention, and restoration.

Ruling year info

2020

Executive Director

Dr. Dany Tse

Chairman of the Board

Barb Westrate

Main address

1400 NE 136th Ave Suite 201

Vancouver, WA 98684 USA

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EIN

47-4887438

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-PF.

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five adults in America experience mental illness in a given year, leaving them vulnerable to shame, isolation, drug/alcohol abuse, suicide and general health decline. A root problem for many people suffering with mental illness is finding quality care from a counselor who specializes in the area of their need, at a price they can afford, at a time when they are overwhelmed with their illness. Further there is a stigma regarding mental health because of a lack of knowledge and understanding by churches and the general public that prevents getting the right care from Counselors who are Christians with a Biblical world view. Young students are experiencing a lack of empathy, social skills and even late onset of ADHD and Autism brought on by the incredible increase of screen time which makes the students venerable to additional mental issues. His Heart Foundation's MentorSuccess and Mental Health programs addresses these issues.

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?

Creating Caring Connections

"Creating Caring Communities" is a program reaching youth ages 5-14 through individual mentorship and educational resources for schools and churches. Our goal is to equip young people with essential problem-solving skills to inspire lifelong mental wellness and the development of healthy, positive relationships. Creating Caring Connections pursues this goal through three program components:

MentorSuccess: 1:1 mentorship for K-5 students with a trained, volunteer mentor from the community.
Caring Classroom: Classroom lessons offered as a supplemental extension of MentorSuccess partnership in school settings. Lessons (slides & videos) on strategies to have healthy relationships, prosocial behavior, and lifelong success skills.
Caring Community: Fifteen Mental Health education short videos offered to churches and organizations partnered with His Heart Foundation, inviting youth to discuss common social and emotional struggles and brainstorm key coping skills.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Partnering with churches of varying denominations, we provide counseling referrals and mental health education. We vet Christ-centered Christian counselors, research insurance and financial options and match clients with a counselor who specializes in their area of need. Our mental health education is focused on breaking the stigma of mental illness among Christians through online education and encouragement. From 2017 to 2022, we have served 5,320 clients through referrals, over 4000 individuals through our online resources, partnered with 204 Christian counselors and formed a coalition of over 20 partner churches.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

The Foundation also operates a Christian retreat center, “Oasis”, dedicated to creating a place of peace and restoration in the middle of our hectic world. A luxurious but comfortable home, in a forested setting with a tennis court and indoor swimming pool, offers a place where people can learn and build more productive, healthier relationships. The center is located in Vancouver, WA, and is available for pastors, missionaries on furlough, church leaders, youth groups, church retreats/meetings, group counseling, and mental health seminars.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

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 client referrals to counselors

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

Mental Health

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These figures are through 11/6 of each year

Number of student being mentored and the results

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

Creating Caring Connections

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is in spite of the COVID outbreak and schools closing.

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.

His Heart Foundation’s mission is serving the local church in the area of mental wellness, through prevention, intervention and restoration. Our staff and volunteers do this through counseling referrals and mental health education in our mental health department, through mentoring elementary ages students in our MentorSuccess™ program, and through restoration facilitated by our Oasis Retreat Center in Vancouver, Washington. All three departments will create stronger bonds with God and with one another, allowing individuals to reach out to their church and community in times of need. These connections will build positive relationships between caring adults and children, rebuilding hope for their future, healing relationships between the church, the counselor, and individuals in crisis, and restoring relationships in a safe and restful retreat center.

Mentoring services are provided to elementary-age students struggling with negative behavior or social skills, utilizing volunteer mentors from local churches. We are currently in two public school districts and one private school in Clark/Cowlitz Counties in SW Washington. Our research based mentoring focuses on building positive character traits and success skills, helping students to perform better in the classroom and prepare for their life ahead. Our focus is an intensive, one-on-one setting, carefully customized to the student’s emotional and academic needs; classroom help is also offered. We have served over 250 students and have seen remarkable results.

Partnering with churches, we provide counseling referrals and mental health education. We vet licensed mental health counselors who are Christians, research insurance and financial options and match clients with a counselor who specializes in their area of need. Our mental health education is focused on breaking the stigma of mental illness among Christians through online education and encouragement. In 2020 we served clients through referrals, over 30,000 individuals through our online resources, partnered with 121 Christian counselors and formed a coalition of 44 churches. As of June 2021 we’ve served over 2200 clients through referrals, over 35000 individuals through our online resources, partnered with 144 vetted counselors and formed a coalition of 50 churches. We have also partnered with the counseling department of Multnomah University.

The Foundation operates the Oasis Retreat Center, dedicated to creating a place of peace and restoration in the middle of our hectic world. A luxurious but comfortable home, in a forested setting with a tennis court and indoor swimming pool, offers a place where people can learn and build more productive, healthier relationships. The center is located in Vancouver, WA and is available for church retreats/meetings, group counseling, mental health seminars. since 2017 we served over 1100 individuals.

His Heart Foundation’s overall strategy is to make vital partnerships with churches, schools, local universities and individuals.

• Churches—support local churches by connecting them with licensed and vetted counselors who are Christians. Provided mental health education through blogs, YouTube videos, mental health academy courses as well as counselors providing in person training in the local church. The churches join our coalition and are offered the opportunity to partner with us financially.
• Schools—we connect churches with local public and private schools with volunteers by providing training for mentors in a structured, customized and focused program called MentorSuccessTM This provides caring relationships for the students. These mentors are trained through a school approved process. We are developing a data base to manage this that will also be a part of the sustainability of this program.
• Local Universities—HHF has and is establishing vital partnerships and relationship with universities to promote healthy education and opportunities for mental health providers to be aware of the programs that HHF provides.
• Individuals—HHF shares our mission with individuals to connect with their passion to help people in the area of mental health. This provides us with volunteers and donors to further the cause.

We have demonstrated our capacity to do this over the first five years of His Heart Foundation by engaging staff and volunteers that are passionate and skilled in the fulfillment of our mission. Our master plan includes the expansion of our donor and church base which have increased each year. We have engaged in fundraising that has demonstrated effectiveness and are involved in seeking grants for certain growth aspects. We have just added staff giving us 4 full-time and 2 part-time. We have increase our volunteers from nine to 36, our schools from our pilot program to four, our counselors from 44 to 146, our churches from 23 to 50 clearly demonstrating our capacity to grow. Some of our assets include the Oasis Retreat Center (Valued at 800K) and the US Digital office space, meeting rooms, media assistance estimated at a value of 35-40 thousand a year provided free of charge. Our staff and key volunteers have many proficiencies and our board has years of entrepreneurial business and leadership capacities.

His Heart Foundation has accomplished the following in just two and a half years.
• Grown our counselor base to 146 with over 160 specialties
• Assisted church and individuals by connecting over 2200 clients to licensed counselor who are Christian
• Provided mental health education to over 36000 people through our online tools (blogs, videos
• Created the three mental health courses on trauma and depression with a mini course on anxiety available through the mentalhealth.academy website. These have been purchased and used by counselors, churches and individuals to help them understand these mental health issues. We will continue to produce more courses yearly.
• Our church coalition has grown to 50 churches with several others who have used our resources. We believe we will be at 60 churches in the coalition by the end of the year (2021)
• We have identified over 400 award winning books to help students in their reading level and specific interests. They are also coded according specific leadership success skills and success traits.
• We are involved in public and private schools with the mentoring program and are seeing excellent results. In one school, all 26 of the students according to the social worker who oversees this aspect in the school, demonstrated growth in educational and social skills. Another school there was significant improvement in 92% of the students involved in our MentorSuccessTM program. The studies show that those who have mentors are far less likely to face depression in the future and that fits the mission of His Heart Foundation.
• We are expanding into more schools every year and our goal is 10 schools within two more years.
• The Oasis Retreat Center continues to improve and, although COVID slowed the use down in 2020 in comparison with 2019, we are starting to an increase in 2021.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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 identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, 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 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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His Heart Foundation

Board of directors
as of 03/12/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Barbara Westrate

His Heart Foundation

Term: 2021 - 2024

Paul Leung

OHSU

Dany Tse

Sandra Yager

Cornerstone Christian Academy

Anne-Marie Fort

Nathan Stevens

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/7/2024

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
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/30/2023

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

Policies and processes
  • 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 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.