RAINBOW VILLAGE INC

Help, Hope, Housing, and Healing for families experiencing homelessness

Duluth, GA   |  www.rainbowvillage.org

Mission

Rainbow Village transforms the lives of homeless families with children by providing a stable community and services that instill initiative, self-development and accountability for future generations.

Ruling year info

1995

CEO

Rev Melanie Conner

Main address

3427 Duluth Highway 120

Duluth, GA 30096 USA

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EIN

58-2181183

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Programs and results

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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?

Transitional housing program for homeless families with children

Transitional housing (single family homes)
case management services
life skills training
after school program
children's programs
early childhood development
counseling
workforce development

The beneficiaries are families who have become homeless due to economic and/or domestic crisis, medical problems, and job losses, among others. Rainbow Village provides an opportunity for families to permanently break the cycles of homelessness, domestic violence and poverty.

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

Awards

QESST Best Practices Certification - Perfect Score 2009

Georgia Coalition to End Homelessness

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

We are energized by our present, past, and future. Over the past three years, we have built on the rock of our history and cultivated an intentional and faith-inspired community of care that has grown to serve 30 families at a time.
With a fully funded capital campaign at our backs, it is now time to bolster our efforts and strengthen our holistic approach to serving our families through innovative and strategic measures.
We can now shift our focus from building and expanding, to operating with increased effectiveness and efficiency within our new capacity. It is time to further refine our “secret sauce", and endeavor to spread the good news that reclaiming hope is not only possible for homeless families with children in our community, it is a reality.
With this goal in mind, we believe in a future that is financially sound. A Strategic Plan Steering Committee identified four key strategic priorities as being the most critical to the success of our programs and operation: (1) Strengthen and Scale Capacity, (2) Secure Sustainable Funding, (3) Manage Leadership Transitions and (4) Elevate the Rainbow Village Brand. Each of these four areas were
discussed at length and agreed upon by the larger strategy development team, which included individuals with unique expertise in business, homelessness, education, and employment.

Through December 31, 2019 we have set the following strategy for achieving our four priority goals:
1. Strengthen and Scale Program - Facilitate transformation of 30 resident families at a time through quality supportive services and a community of care while enriching support for our alumni.
2. Secure Sustainable Funding - Secure our future and sustain sufficient resources to cover the annual operating budget, increase board fundraising goal to 30% of the budget by 2019, and establish an endowment fund while remaining debt free.
3. Manage Leadership Transitions - Advance the process for smooth and seamless CEO transition and enhance leadership capabilities of staff by providing professional education and mentoring.
4. Elevate Rainbow Village Brand - Promote brand identity and awareness to support our vision of becoming a national model that breaks the cycles of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence.

1. Strengthen and Scale Program - Our existing staff have demonstrated that they can effectively provide our residents programs for self sufficiency planning and management, adult life skills, children and youth development, early childhood education and alumni support.

2. Secure Sustainable Funding - Rainbow Village has a demonstrated ability to manage a successful five-year completely funded $8.8 million capital campaign. Our Campaign Steering Committee, comprised of mostly top investors in our capital campaign, oversaw early implementation and maintained program accountability on an annual basis. Throughout the five years of the program, all investors were kept informed through a detailed series of newsletters, periodic reports and special events. Investors were also encouraged to call with questions and suggestions during implementation of the program.

3. Manage Leadership Transitions - Rainbow Village foresaw this need and in 2014 began creating a transition plan. To oversee the process we identified people with a broad range of perspectives to provide input. Through an inclusive planning process we expanded the set of perspectives at the table and sought expertise, experience, and wisdom from many in our community and those who walk alongside our mission and vision.

4. Elevate Rainbow Village Brand - In 2016, we sought advice and guidance in brand development from a group of Rainbow Village supporters with long experience and success in crafting, implementing and sustaining branding programs. The group includes individuals with international corporate, nonprofit and faith organization experience. These individuals, along with an experienced communications professional contracted with to implement the branding program, were tasked with creating a program to promote our brand identity and awareness in support of our stated vision to become a national model for how to break the cycle of family homelessness, poverty and domestic violence.

Each of our strategic goals are still in progress.
We have made significant improvements in our program staffing and data capabilities, although those are also works in progress.
Our fundraising is in transition from one of a needs based effort to a sustaining investor model.
Our transition program is currently focused on identifying and onboarding a successor to our current CEO. We will be addressing transition needs for other positions once the CEO effort is complete.
Branding is at an early stage, currently focused on development of consistent online, print and presentation harmonization.

Financials

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RAINBOW VILLAGE INC

Board of directors
as of 5/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jacqueline Neilson

Jackie Neilson Coaching

Don Smith

Joel Hudson

Retired

Cathe Reams

Siemens One, Inc.

Jim Savadelis

First National Insurance Group

Tom Upchurch

AllMeds Specialty Practice Services

Marsha Lorentzen

Karen Saltiel

Primerica

Marshall Barton

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Scott Phelan

Morgan Stanley

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/12/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female

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