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F.A.I.T.H., Inc.

Stop Abuse

aka FAITH Inc   |   Clayton, GA   |  www.faith-inc.org

Mission

FAITH is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in Northeast Georgia.

Ruling year info

2000

Executive Director

Caroline Wallis

Main address

PO Box 1964

Clayton, GA 30525 USA

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Formerly known as

F.A.I.T.H. in Rabun County, Inc.

EIN

58-2176046

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Working to put an end to domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and human trafficking in our communities and providing quality services that are needed by victims to cope with the trauma and build a life free from abuse/violence.

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?

FAITH's Sexual Assault Program

FAITH provides advocacy and support services to victims of sexual assault and offers prevention/education at the community level.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

FAITH's Power House provides advocacy and support services to victims of child abuse and their non-offending family members. The center provides a safe and supportive environment where the child is the focus or investigative entities such as Law Enforcement, Child Protective Services, Forensic Medical providers, Forensic Interviewers, and an Advocate come to the child. The program operates from a collaborative Multi-Disciplinary approach when responding to reports/allegations of child abuse to reduce the risk of secondary trauma by the system. FAITH's Power House provides follow-up and support services such as trauma-focused therapy, advocacy, legal support, etc. FAITH's Power House program provides Darkness to Light training to the community to increase awareness on how to identify and respond to child abuse through the 5 Steps to Protecting Children model.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

FAITH provides advocacy and support services to victims of family violence / domestic violence / intimate partner violence and offers prevention / education at the community level.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National Children's Alliance 2023

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 youth and families for whom a strengths-based assessment is completed

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

Family relationships

Related Program

FAITH's Family Violence Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of direct care staff who received training in trauma informed care

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

All direct client service providers are trained in trauma-informed care across all our programs (DV, SA, CAC)

How many victims of sexual assault engaged in services

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

FAITH's Sexual Assault Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of therapy hours provided to clients

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

Victims and oppressed people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

To STOP ABUSE by providing free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and human trafficking while conducting prevention strategies and increasing community awareness of the issues, impact, and services available through our programs.

By providing prevention and awareness activities, we hope to increase the number of people who are able to recognize signs of abuse and the resources to help.
By providing direct client services and advocacy to people who have experienced or been impacted by violence/abuse, we hope to end the cycle of violence as survivors become more empowered and heal.

FAITH has an established history of providing quality, trauma-informed services for more than 25 years. F.A.I.T.H., Inc. maintains facilities that cater to the needs of the program population, such as a DV shelter, Sexual Assault Center, and Child Advocacy Center, staffed with highly trained advocates and leadership. F.A.I.T.H., Inc has engendered the support and relationships of key community stakeholders, donors, agencies, etc. that support the mission and collaborate to better serve victims in our community.
F.A.I.T.H. operates two stores that help support the financial needs of the agency to provide direct client services and assistance.

In the 25+ years of operation, FAITH has:
opened a domestic violence shelter and upgraded to a better shelter that can give 12-15 people a safe place
Started a Sexual Assault Program to serve victims and survivors from Rabun, Stephens and Habersham Counties
Established a Child Advocacy Center in Toccoa, GA to serve child abuse victims from Rabun, Stephens, and Habersham Counties.
Opened a downtown Thrift Store in 1993. That store has been so successful, it required opening another store for large items (furniture, home goods, etc.) in 2018.
Throughout, FAITH has been focused on helping victims of violence/abuse in our community. Program/Service expansion, enhancement, and development are evaluated and updated annually.

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.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

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

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F.A.I.T.H., Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/15/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Tom West


Board co-chair

Joe Lockwood

Bob DeFiore

Ramelle Garland

Tom Lines

Jay Morgan

Susan Roberson

Donna Speed

Thomas B. West

Andrea Altholz

Joe Lockwood

Jennifer Stack Moore

Andy Strait

Tricia Beehler

Emily Hurt

Ken Whisenhunt

Marlan Wilbanks

F. Gregory Rhodes

Bob Rose

Angela Luke

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/15/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/27/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.