Thurman Brisben Homeless Shelter, Inc.

A Place for Transformation

aka Brisben Center   |   Fredericksburg, VA   |  https://www.brisbencenter.org
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Mission

Providing at-risk and homeless men, women and children of Caroline County, King George County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, and the city of Fredericksburg with appropriate and essential shelter and services to affect positive life changes.

Ruling year info

1993

CEO

Mr. David Cooper

Main address

PO Box 1295

Fredericksburg, VA 22402 USA

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EIN

54-1647219

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Homelessness and its link with poverty are primary points of research that inform data-driven and impact-producing programming, According to the 2019 HUD Point in Time (PIT) count, there were 221 homeless persons across the entire of Virginia Planning District 16. According to Department of Education (MCKinney-Vento definition) count, last year, there were ~1,040 homeless children (not including their parents and guardians. In the City of Fredericksburg alone, the poverty rate is ~17% (~5,000 people). In FY 2019, the Brisben Center provided over 60% of all shelter services in Planning District 16, sheltering 550 persons, including 78 children in 48 families, 254 single men, 134 single women, and 44 military veterans.

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?

Emergency Shelter

Providing shelter and transformative (hand up) supports to stabilize and provide a path for homeless women, children and men, families and singles to reach their human potential.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Adults

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 homeless participants engaged in housing services

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

Women and girls, Men and boys, Children and youth

Related Program

Emergency Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of individuals re-housed in other than temporary (unsustainable housing) - 75% of 550 individuals

Number of mentors recruited

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Mobility Mentors (coaches) recruited

Number of bed nights (nights spent in shelter)

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

Children and youth, Adults, Homeless people

Related Program

Emergency Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Bed Nights based on 90% utilization of 80 beds over 365 days (20 single female, 28 single male, 32 family beds in 8 family units.

Total number of clients experiencing homelessness

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

Children and youth, Adults, Homeless people

Related Program

Emergency Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of people provided temporary shelter

Average wage of clients served (in dollars)

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Target average monthly income at exit for all adults in shelter for 30 days or more and participating in case management. Note: excludes Mobility Mentoring participants.

Number of mentees (program participants) engaged

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

Unemployed people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Mobility Mentoring program participants engaged (total recruited)

Average running total monthly income of Mobility Mentoring participants

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Running total average for all participants in Mobility Mentoring

Service connections/supportive services (mental health, sobriety, medical care, veteran benefits, etc.)

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

Homeless people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Total # of connections made with supportive services via case management referrals for clients in shelter 30+ days.

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.

* Provide emergency shelter to stabilize and temporarily house women, children and men, families and singles.
* Provide supportive case management and referrals to life-sustaining and quality of life enhancing resources to equip clients/residents with social and hard skills necessary to secure sustainable re-housing.
* Provide Mobility Mentoring informed coaching to help motivated clients/participants develop and achieve wellbeing,

* Provide and maintain a 16,000 square foot, 80 bed, energy-efficient, emergency shelter shelter, fully staffed and open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to stabilize and temporarily house 550 individuals including women, children and men, families and singles.
* Provide and maintain well-trained and experienced staff to provide supportive case management (2 F/T dult case managers and 1 F/T children's services manager) to assess clients/residents, organize and provide on-site services, and make referrals to life-sustaining and quality of life enhancing resources
* Maintain one F/T Mobility Mentoring Program Manager to screen clients/residents for Mobility Mentoring; and screen, deliver training for and support volunteer mentor/coaches; and provide supervision of interns; and, support shelter staff with applying the Mobility Mentoring program.
* Acquire and maintain a P/T Nutrition/Kitchen Manager to organize and conduct the Brisben nutrition program, working with volunteers to deliver up to 95,000 USDA qualifying, nutritious, individual meals per year.
* Continue to apply and expand the volunteer-based UCAN Club program (Understanding Cooking and Nutrition) with the support of the P/T Nutrition/Kitchen Manager, with the use of appliances (blenders, crock-pots, and microwaves) that will be donated to participants upon their completion of the UCAN Club program.
* Acquire a P/T data analyst to structure data collection, reporting and evaluation of program outcomes and impacts.

The Thurman Brisben Center has over 33 years of experience; owns outright its 16,000 sf shelter facility; is the largest emergency shelter in the four county and one city Planning District 16; is a community leader, providing More Than Beds to equip shelter residents for sustainable re-housing with Mobility Mentoring and data-driven and measured outcomes; has a well trained and devoted staff of 15 persons; is led by a CEO with extensive, national and local experience and multidisciplinary training with resolving poverty, community housing, and organizational leadership; has a volunteer base of over 2,500 persons; and has developed and is applying a strategic plan with measured outcomes.

* FASA program of Fredericksburg Public Schools is providing Homework Buddies with children who need support with academic achievement
* By Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Germanna Community College, providing in-shelter health screening, pediatric and adult, using nurse interns
* Facility upgrades improving environmental stewardship (reduction of greenhouse gases) including 115KW solar power, HVAC upgrades, LED lighting, Ultraviolet air treatment through the HVAC system.
* Mobility Mentoring program re-start after COVID 19 - training mentors and matching with mentees.
# Planning for implementation of Mobility Mentoring to include "all" shelter residents and train/support shelter staff to deliver Mobility Mentoring

Financials

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Thurman Brisben Homeless Shelter, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 5/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Dale Town

Sonic Restaurants

Term: 2013 - 2021

Margaret Haynes

Rappahannock Development Group

Tania White

Minority Development Agency, US Dept. of Commerce

Julie Rettinger

Rappahannock Goodwill Industries

Dale Town

Sonic Restaurants

Ed Watson

Germanna Community College

Jeanette Woodcock

Wooodcock & Associates

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/26/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data