WESTERN WAKE CRISIS MINISTRY INC

aka WWCM   |   Apex, NC   |  www.wwcm.org

Mission

The mission of Western Wake Crisis Ministry is to partner with those in crisis, helping them gain stability through basic supports for food, financial/housing assistance, education and opportunity.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Spencer W. Bradford

Main address

1600 Olive Chapel Road Suite 408

Apex, NC 27502 USA

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EIN

56-1585440

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

While Apex has been named one of the best places to live, we are not immune to the struggles of food and housing insecurity, even homelessness. And, these vulnerabilities are even more prevalent across the rural areas that we serve in Western and Southwestern Wake County: The costs of housing in Western Wake County is the most expensive in the region, especially rental costs. The rate of seniors who face financial hardships while living on a limited income in Apex is double that which is seen across the rest of Wake County. Over 3000 students qualify for free and reduced lunches in Apex based schools and 53% of Apex schools have 20% or more of the student base qualifying for free and reduced lunch. 11% of the elderly in Apex are living in poverty, compared to the 5% overall in Wake County. 4,131 students in Wake County Public Schools were homeless during the 2018-19 school year, a 51% increase over five years. 20% children & 1 in 5 residents overall in Wake County are food insecure.

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?

Resource Assistance

WWCM provides financial assistance to help with unforeseen economic emergencies.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Western Wake Crisis Ministry provides food pantry assistance to clients residing in western Wake County.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Western Wake Crisis Ministry provides emergency financial assistance to neighbors experiencing a crisis.

Population(s) Served
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.

The number of people receiving support

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

Resource Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

15% increase in the number of people receiving support from 2017-2018 - an average of 291 households per month

Total number of visits for any service

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

Resource Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

4,886 total visits for services in 2018

Food distribution

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

Food Pantry Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

9% increase in pounds of food distributed from 2017-2018

Financial aid and resource assistance

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

Emergency Financial Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

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

Resource Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

24% increase in volunteerism. Approx 130 regular volunteers served over 10,235 hours in 2018

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.

We work together to facilitate opportunities for people in Western Wake County to serve each other when there is a need for assistance with food, finances, job searches, and basic health screenings.

We envision a brighter future for all in Western Wake County by cultivating a healthy, hunger-free, and housing-stable community.

We actively work toward this vision by partnering with those in crisis, helping them gain stability through basic supports for food, financial/housing assistance, education, and opportunity.

1. Client Stability & Sustainability: Equip and support clients in crisis in their pursuit of sustainability.
2. Access to Services: Ensure people who need our service are aware and can receive them.
3. Organizational Capacity & Excellence: Maximize our people, processes, policy and resources to meet our mission.

1. Client Stability & Sustainability: Equip and support clients in crisis in their pursuit of sustainability.
- Reduce food insecurity
- Reduce client vulnerability
- Increase housing stability

2. Access to Services: Ensure people who need our service are aware and can receive them.
- Build awareness of services and community needs
- Increase client connections and participation

3. Organizational Capacity & Excellence: Maximize our people, processes, policy and resources to meet our mission.
- Enhance board governance and engagement
- Improve effectiveness of employees and volunteers
- Increase fundraising
- Ensure financial and legal compliance

1. The number of people receiving support
- 15% increase in the number of people receiving support - an average of 291 households per month from 2017-2018
2. Total number of visits for any service
- 4,886 total visits for services in 2018
3. Food distribution
- 9% increase in food distribution from 2017-2018
4. Financial aid and resource assistance
- 12% increase in financial and resource assistance from 2017-2018

- 24% increase in volunteerism. Approx 130 regular volunteers served over 10,235 hours in 2018

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.

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Financials

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Operations

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

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WESTERN WAKE CRISIS MINISTRY INC

Board of directors
as of 05/24/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Brown

David Brown

(President)

Julanne Kalin

(Vice President)

Michelle Duffy

(Treasurer)

Tom Gebbia

(Secretary)

Rev. Frankie McLean

Tish Metheny

Robert Mayhew

Jim Ahler

Nicole Bernard

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 ? 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? Yes