BCM Georgia

We envision caring communities where everyone has a home and the opportunity to thrive.

aka Buckhead Christian Ministry, Inc. (BCM)   |   Atlanta, GA   |  www.bcmgeorgia.org

Mission

BCM Georgia envisions caring communities where everyone has a home and the opportunity to thrive. Our mission is to keep people from becoming homeless and work to elevate their possibilities for economic empowerment. We provide emergency assistance, supportive housing, and financial education programs that strengthen our community and empower our neighbors.

Ruling year info

1988

President & CEO

Mr. Keeva Kase

Main address

2847 Piedmont Road, NE

Atlanta, GA 30305 USA

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Formerly known as

Buckhead Christian Community Ministries (BCCM)

EIN

58-1748786

NTEE code info

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

Financial Counseling, Money Management (P51)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a religious organization.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BCM Georgia envisions caring communities where everyone has a home and the opportunity to thrive. Our mission is to keep people from becoming homeless and work to elevate their possibilities for economic empowerment.

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 Assistance

BCM Georgia’s financial assistance is dedicated to forestalling eviction and utility shut-offs by providing financial assistance to individuals and families experiencing a crisis such as illness, death in the family, divorce, or job setback. BCM Georgia will pay a portion of rent, mortgage, or utility bills in order to help our clients maintain stable housing. Financial assistance is available to families once in a 12-month period, and no more than twice in five years.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

Through Foundation 3™ BCM Georgia helps working, homeless families build a solid financial future by focusing on three key areas: safe housing, stable employment and education. While enrolled, participants will receive financial assistance with rent and utilities for 12 months. Once these three areas are addressed through case management and financial support, clients are prepared to transition seamlessly into Budget for Life™ where they learn money management skills and continue on their path to long-term stability.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Parents

Budget for Life™ is a 12-month virtual financial education program for working individuals and families. The program focuses on helping participants build the skills, knowledge, and habits to become financially stable. These skills will help participants make better economic decisions in the future. Participants are required to attend virtual meetings for case management, financial coaching sessions, and financial education classes.

Budget for Life™ is designed as a partnership. Program participants must agree to commit to program policies. Participants are required to make significant changes to their spending and financial behavior. In return, BCM Georgia provides substantial support services to help program participants reach their goals.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Accreditations

GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency 2018

GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency 2019

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 homebuyers/tenants with low incomes receiving housing subsidies as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Foundation 3™

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Through the Budget for Life and Foundation 3 programs, BCM interrupts evictions and provides rent assistance for each participant's program duration.

Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance to keep the lights, heat and/or water on in their homes

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Emergency Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Utilities assistance *FY17 is 6 months

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Covid pandemic has resulted in BCM Georgia needing to severely limit its volunteers. This metric is a calculation of all volunteer hours over all programs. *FY17 is 6 months

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.

Provide client-centered financial assistance and financial literacy programs that lead to self-sufficiency.
1. Provide services that lead to self sufficiency
2. Establish infrastructure that more effectively meets client needs
3. Attract sufficient resources for our mission

Goal 1: Provide services that that lead to self-sufficiency


A. Adopt and maintain a “client-centered" program philosophy.
B. Develop and maintain formal partnerships to enhance client services.
C. Evaluate programs for mission alignment, effectiveness and efficiency.

Goal 2: Establish infrastructure that more effectively meets client needs

A. Implement technology recommendations which support virtual appointments.
B. Assess the physical facility needs of the organization, including a review of best practices for providing human services.



Goal 3: Attract resources for our mission

A. Effectively market BCM to its target audiences and communicate key messages to those target audiences through specific communications plans.
B. Ensure that the organization has the financial resources it needs to deliver its mission.
C. Provide volunteer opportunities that meet BCM's needs and speak to an individual's call to service.
D. Maintain an engaged and active Board of Trustees

With 35 years of serving Atlanta's working poor, BCM Georgia is uniquely positioned to impact our community. In 1987, 6 prominent churches in Buckhead collaborated to solve what was becoming a recurring problem - they were seeing the same people regularly ask for emergency assistance. They realized that if there was a central location tasked with just this service, they would all be carrying out the mission of the church while more effectively impacting the lives of those served. In other words, use the adage of "teach a man to fish".
Today, our capabilities lie in our outstanding educational and case-worker staff; our prominent and involved Board of Directors, our exciting CEO, and our large volunteer base.

In 2022 we have added 3 staff members and are focusing on our core programs of Emergency Assistance, Supportive Housing, and Financial Education.

Financials

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Operations

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

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BCM Georgia

Board of directors
as of 5/5/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Greg Weller

Donna Barwick

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Elizabeth Bresnahan

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Linda Outlaw

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/28/2022,

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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

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data