FOCUS HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE U S A

aka FOCUS USA   |   Sugar Land, TX   |  http://www.focus-usa.org

Mission

Our mission is to save lives, reduce suffering and create resilience in communities prone to man-made or natural disasters

Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) is an International crisis response and disaster risk management agency. We provide emergency relief to communities suffering from natural disasters or man-made crises. FOCUS implements disaster risk reduction programs in areas vulnerable to natural hazards and engages in resettlement and reintegration programs for populations displaced by civil instability or conflict.

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Officer(Interim)

Shenila Momin

Main address

1700 First Colony Blvd Ste 300

Sugar Land, TX 77479 USA

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EIN

52-1937154

NTEE code info

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

FOCUS works to save lives, reduce suffering and create resilience in communities prone to disasters. Our country is prone to various types of natural disasters, and we want to ensure our community is prepared.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community Based Disaster Preparedness Program

FOCUS operates in Central and South Asia, Europe and North America to provide emergency relief, principally in the developing world. The organization serves people in need by reducing their dependence on humanitarian aid and facilitating their transition to sustainable, self-reliant and long-term development.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction 2009

The United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster reduction

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of individuals attending community events or trainings

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Related Program

Community Based Disaster Preparedness Program

Context Notes

CPR / First Aid trainings.

Number of training workshops

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Related Program

Community Based Disaster Preparedness Program

Context Notes

CPR/First Aid Trainings.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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Number of new donors

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

FOCUS works to save lives, reduce suffering and create resilience in communities prone to disasters. Our country is prone to various types of natural disasters, and we want to ensure our community is prepared.

Our primary strategy involves working with families in the community to help them become prepared for disasters. We encourage families to (1) have an emergency plan; (2) build a disaster kit; and (3) utilize smartphone apps to stay aware of inclement weather in their area.
We also train volunteers in first aid, CPR and AED skills so that they are able to respond in came of an emergency.

We provide training to our volunteers so that they are able to go into the community and educate our constituents about the importance of disaster preparedness. We also provide resources including an emergency plan template that families can fill out, along with a list of essential items they should have in their emergency kit.

Thus far, we have prepared over 3,500 families for times of disasters. Additionally, we have trained over 1,200 volunteers in first aid, CPR and AED skills. We continue to educate our constituents and train our volunteers in an effort to build a truly disaster-resilient community.

Financials

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Operations

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

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FOCUS HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE U S A

Board of directors
as of 5/9/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Shahin Karim

No Affiliation

Term: 2012 - 2015


Board co-chair

Rahim Balsara

Ghalib Kassam

Rahim Balsara

Dr. Ilhom Akobirshoev

Altaf Mohamed

Salimah Shamji

Shahin Karim

Farah Ali

Shenila Momin

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 ? No
  • 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