Housing, Shelter

TIME FOR CHANGE FOUNDATION

We call it home, others call it hope

San Bernardino, CA

Mission

The mission of Time for Change Foundation is to empower disenfranchised low income individuals and families by building leadership through evidence-based programs and housing to create self-sufficiency and thriving communities. Housing is a fundamental right Treatment not Punishment Developing Women Leaders is critical for community development Advocacy and Community Organizing to dismantle the structures that harm our communities Every Vote Counts Reuniting Children with their Mothers

Ruling Year

2004

Executive Director

Ms. Vanessa Perez

Main Address

PO Box 25040

San Bernardino, CA 92406 USA

Keywords

homeless, women, children, shelter, affordable housing, self-sufficiency, recidivism, financial education, parenting, outpatient drug and alcohol, advocacy, evidence based training,

EIN

52-2405277

 Number

8191583530

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Housing Rehabilitation (L25)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (A01)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Lack of affordable housing, reentry opportunities and safe places for women to reunify with their children is a major problem in the United States. Our goal is to create permanent housing, entrepreneurship and thriving communities. We have decided that homeless women and children are not to be thrown away but if given some support like a hand up, not a hand out, they too, could become responsible members of our communities. We have proved it works. The mission of Time for Change Foundation (TFCF) is to empower disenfranchised low income individuals and families by building leadership through evidence-based programs and housing to create self-sufficiency and thriving communities. TFCF programs include emergency, affordable, and permanent housing programs that are supplemented with services relating to health, employment, financial literacy, and life skills that aim to help women attain self-sufficiency. These services are provided through evidence based programs and are as follows:

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Housing and Supportive Services

Positive Futures II

Center for Advocacy and Leadership Training

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Children and youth (0-19 years),

Minorities

Related program

Positive Futures II

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants that follow counseling recommendations

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females

Related program

Positive Futures II

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Adult Moms who completed counseling sessions.

Number of participants who gain employment

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females

Related program

Positive Futures II

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients who have access to insurance

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Positive Futures II

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of households that obtain/retain permanent housing for at least 6 months

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females

Related program

Positive Futures II

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Of those clients who placed into permanent housing we have a high success rate. Understanding that women with previous evictions, arrest histories are routinely denied access to housing without us.

Number of homeless participants engaged in mental health services

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females

Related program

Positive Futures II

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Clients with mental health diagnosis received mental health care

Number of customers reporting satisfaction with program

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females

Related program

Positive Futures II

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Our overall client satisfaction rate is high, however, there are instances where clients do not respond well to the structured environment whereby daily activities are required. Daily chores.

Number of parents engaged in fewer acts of abuse and neglect of their children

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females

Related program

Positive Futures II

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Homelessness denies women access to providing for their children which lays the groundwork for abuse and neglect. Given housing and support, children attend school and thrive

Number of personal development plans in place

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females

Related program

Positive Futures II

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

All clients receive initial assessment and self-sufficiency plan is created in conjunction with Case Management Support

Number of children in foster care who have stable placements

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Infants to preschool (under age 5),

Families

Related program

Positive Futures II

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Since our inception we have helped 298 children reunite with 130 women. These children were in foster care due to the lack of social safety nets that places these women in unsafe environments.

Number of government officials who publicly support the advocacy effort

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females

Related program

Positive Futures II

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Building up leadership from amongst those who are homeless or formerly incarcerated to have a voice and participate in this democracy is essential. Thanks to all of the partners across the state!

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our goals are to :
Create Permanent Housing
Develop Entreprenuerial Opportunities
Create Thriving Families
Eliminate Homelessness
Alleviate Poverty

What are your strategies for making this happen?
Our strategies are:
Utilize a Housing First Model
Develop Affordable Housing
Incorporate on Evidence-Based Programs for our Clients

Programs and Services:
1. Housing
 The Sweet Dreams and Mountain View Women's Emergency Shelter, provide shelter services for homeless women and their children and single adult women respectively and equips them with outcome-driven supportive services, life skills training and tools that assist in the attainment of self-sufficiency.
 The Homes of Hope program, utilizes 13 scattered sites throughout the city, for the purpose of housing chronically homeless disabled families. Clients are placed into permanent housing and provided with wrap-around services and strength-based case management in order to achieve self-sufficiency. Ultimately, these families attain full leasing rights and we replace with an additional unit.

 The Phoenix Square, our first affordable housing project as the developer, is a crime free multi housing, awarded the Crime Prevention through Environmental Design, and currently represents low income housing that is affordable.
2. Supportive Services:
a. Strength-Based Case Management-Evidence-based case management ensures that staff can best meet the needs of the clients by earning trust, building relationships and acknowledging that the client has strengths that can be developed.
b. Drug and Alcohol Counseling -TFCF is a licensed Drug and Alcohol Provider for outpatient services for clients who are battling drug and alcohol addictions.
c. Transportation Services -Clients will be provided with transit services by either utilizing our agency's van or utilizing bus passes for public transportation to ensure engagement in critical services.
d. Life Skills Education -Strength-based training in that will improve coping skills with issues of distress; build self-esteem and self-sufficiency.
e. Parenting Education -Classes and therapeutic sessions that facilitates and strengthens mother-child bonding.
f. Financial Education and Money Management -Training that improves financial literacy and money management skills.
g. Healthcare Access -Connecting clients with health care providers to ensure that client receive the appropriate treatment and educating clients on how to access providers.
h. Health and Wellness Education -Chronic disease prevention, focuses on changing health behaviors through practicing of proper dieting, exercise, stress management and water consumption.
i. Family Reunification -After careful assessment of the best interests of the child, here women reunify with their children and work closely with licensed professionals to ensure that their
Build capacity for other non-profit partners in the region by conducting training in evidence-based programming models, through our Center for Advocacy and Leadership Training (C.A.L.T.)
Utilizing Employment Development and Education Services to increase employability and literacy of our clients.

Our capabilities include:
Dedicated and qualified Staff
Strong Organizational and Fiscal Leadership
Quality and Appropriate programs and Services
Strategic Locations
Formidable Collaboration


How will your organization know if you are making progress?
We use proper assessments which include tracking, data collection and analysis. Our program success rates are measured at
three intervals ( Intake. 3 month, 6month and 12 months).. This allows us to see the long term success of each participant and how well they are able to maintain their self-sufficient status.

What have and haven't you accomplished so far?
Eliminating homelessness for the 60,000 homeless children in San Bernardino County

We utilize evidence-based programming models in our service delivery. We use proper assessments which include tracking, data collection and analysis. Our program success rates are measured at
three intervals ( Intake. 3 month, 6month and 12 months).. This allows us to see the long term success of each participant and how well they are able to maintain their self-sufficient status.

Additionally, our alumni component allows graduates from our program to come back and share their current life's successes. This is very empowering for the new women who enter our program.

Lastly, we will see the transformation in the lives of the families we serve. Were they homeless and now living in their own apartments?
Were their children wards of the state and now reunified with them?
Are our children thriving in school and getting perfect attendance records as opposed to missing school because they were homeless?

Real tangible results

Since our inception, we have assisted over 1200 homeless women make the transition into self-sufficiency. In addition, we have reunited 282 children from foster care back with their moms in our various housing programs. In 2018, TFCF successfully expanded its housing model to the Bay Area and launched the Brighter Futures Home for women and children. In 2018, TFCF was selected as one of the James Irvine Foundation's Leaders of California for creating innovating program models that could be duplicated across California. In 2017, Kim Carter was honored as one of Ebony's Power 100 most influential African Americans in the United States as a result of the work at Time for Change Foundation. In October of 2015, our Executive Director Kim Carter was selected as one of CNN's Top 10 Heroes in the world. The work she is doing to help others has transcended the United States and is now being shown in 80 different countries world wide. Our accomplishments started with creating one shelter with 6 beds and today in 2015 we have 2 shelters, 11 Permanent Supportive Housing Units and then we developed our own affordable housing apartment complex. This allows us to serve over 85 families/individuals a year. IIn 2012, we developed our first affordable housing apartment complex, the Phoenix Square. Our permanent housing option for clients successfully completing our shelter program. Awarded the “Crime Prevention through Environmental Design" and the “Crime-Free Multi Housing" certification, the Phoenix Square sets the standard for low-incoming housing in California. In 2012, we were awarded our Homes of Hope project from the U.S. Department of HUD which places homeless families directly into their own apartment. This expanded our permanent housing capacity with 10 additional apartments. In 2013, we began our partnership with Technical Employment Training center for our Work to Win 10-week hands-on job training program which provides the education and skills to enter the high-tech jobs market. Students learn how to create and produce products used for the aerospace industry. This national accreditation will provide greater access to high paying jobs for our clients. n 2010 as a branch of the organization that offers training to professionals from governmental and non-governmental organizations. Since its establishment, TFCF has trained 870 professionals in three states and 6 California counties. Consequently, 80% of organizations received training have implemented evidence-based models of programming; of 186 law enforcement personnel that received training, 155 have implemented gender-responsive strategies in their method of the delivery of service, while 92% reported a better ability to assess and identify appropriate programs and services for clients.

External Reviews

Awards

Top 10 Hero 2015

CNN

Affiliations & Memberships

James Irvine Leadership Award 2018

Financials

TIME FOR CHANGE FOUNDATION

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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We have a diversity committee in place
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We have a diversity manager in place
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We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
We are committed to ensuring that our agency staff and board of directors is reflective of the community serve.