Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

Faith Farm Ministries

aka Faith Farm Ministries

Boynton Beach, FL

Mission

Our mission is to help those who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction re-build their lives using strong spiritual principles and concepts, to instill a strong foundation that will help them resist the temptations that would cause reversion to old habits and addictions, and to gain victory over addiction as they return home to their families as restored, productive citizens.

Ruling Year

1958

Executive Director

Mr. Dean Webb

Main Address

9538 US Highway 441

Boynton Beach, FL 33472 USA

Keywords

addiction, recovery, drug, alcohol, free, rehabilitation, recovery program, addiction recovery, residential, Christian, faith based

EIN

59-0774188

 Number

2056933352

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

Christian (X20)

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Comprehensive Work Training (CWT) Institute

College Accreditation

Free, Long Term, Residential Recovery Program

Micro-Enterprise

General Education Development (GED)

Non-Profit Ministry Development

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Our Results

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Number of students receiving free college credits

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College Accreditation

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Class 6 students are able to test in 3 accredited classes from their recovery curriculum via our partnership with South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary. Program began in August 2014.

Number of free college credits received by Faith Farm Students

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College Accreditation

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South Florida Bible College offers free college credit valued at $250 each to our students who pass exams from recovery classes taken during Faith Farm's 9 month addiction recovery program.

Number of program participants who receive a secondary school diploma or GED

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General Education Development (GED)

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As of May 18, 2016, we had an additional 3 students receive their GED Diplomas and it is anticipated there will be others, exceeding the previous year total.

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Micro-Enterprise

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New online website scheduling tool was rolled out in August 2015 to provide another way to receive thrift store donations. At May 18, 2016, YTD bookings of 1,708 is projected to increase monthly.

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A. To always provide a free long-term Christian addiction recovery program.
B. To provide students with the maximum opportunity within a recovery environment to establish and/or grow their relationship with the Lord.
C. To create a model rescue mission non-profit and freely provide upon request training to other Christian non-profits in the areas we excel.
D. To have a national admissions reach.
E. To instill a strong foundation that will help our students resist the temptations that would cause reversion to old habits and addictions.
F. For at least 90% of our annual operations budget to be funded by student run – staff led micro-enterprises. Our goal is to be 100% micro-enterprise funded (operating budget) within the next 5 years.
G. To provide vocational training to every student for reentry into society.
H. To provide the best recovery educational curriculum possible.

Faith Farm is one of the few non-profits that focuses on a student run – staff led micro-enterprise system as its primary means of funding. Currently over 90% of our annual budget is funded by micro-enterprises and our goal is for fundraising to fund up to 10% of the operating budget, capital improvement/expansion projects and initial micro-enterprise seed or expansion capital.

Some strategies we employ include: Campus staff must live on campus ensuring that students always have staff; Each campus has an onsite Pastor; A curriculum that has oversight by an 18 member Academic Board; Outreach activities like Celebrate Recovery, Christian concerts and events; Daily quiet time for prayer and Bible reading; half a day classes after 36 weeks; church service twice a week.

In 2014 Faith Farm provided free in-kind donations or training support to over 100 Christian non-profits in the United States. In-kind support was provided to local non-profits. Training support was provided to non-profits from California, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Florida. The strategy here is Biblical tithing.

In 2014 Faith Farm launched its new website redesigned to be a better resource for thousands of candidates around the United States looking for a free long-term addiction regeneration program. Our goal is to continue to promote the free Faith Farm program nationally through our website and optimization of web browser search features. This along with a healthy revenue stream / financial footing is our strategy towards maintaining our national outreach.

Key re-entry strategies include: Comprehensive Work Training (CWT) Institute began in January 2014 providing classroom and "Hands On" vocational training; newly accredited recovery program curriculum with 9 credits available; 18 member Academic Board; Post graduation extended programs including Omega College, Omega Work, Omega Military, Transition Phase allowing for housing and employment seeking, and Advance Student opportunities for those who believe they are called to the ministry.

Faith Farm Ministries is set apart and unique compared to other addiction recovery programs and Rescue Missions. Faith Farm's program is 100% voluntary and is provided at no cost to the student. The Campus Directors, Pastors and Administrative Staff live on campus and are available for the student 24/7 for guidance and support. A typical day will be very structured: three meals; chapel service; quiet time; academic and recovery curriculum; counseling and a Comprehensive Work Training (CWT) Program project that includes both classroom and on the job training learning skills that will be beneficial in a competitive job marketplace. The work training is not to be construed as employment nor is it compensated.

Faith Farm Ministries provides housing, food, clothing, Christian and recovery curriculum, life skills and spiritual training and the Comprehensive Work Training (CWT) Program. Approximately 94% of the ministry's $11 Million annual budget is allocated directly to programs and almost 91% of that budget is funded through the CWT Institute's micro-enterprise work project initiatives that are supervised by staff and performed by students who are learning new job skills.

We have students from numerous faiths, races and socio-economic backgrounds. They come to Faith Farm from all over the country and beyond. Since addiction knows no boundaries, everyone knows someone who has been touched by this disease. It is important that our students not only achieve sobriety, but that they gain a new way of thinking that better equips them to cope with the obstacles that they face. It is this new way of thinking that also gives them a servant's heart. They learn to value and understand the Great Commandment to love God and one another and become willing to give back what they have received. They become better family members and citizens.

Finally, educational needs are at the forefront of the Faith Farm program. Simply put, education opens doors. Therefore, if a student entering the program does not have a high school diploma, they are required to enter our GED preparation program and attend classes on a regular basis. They are given a pre-test to determine the beginning grade level and they work from there. In addition, Faith Farm's recovery curriculum is now accredited through South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary. A student who completes the basic 9 month program and chooses to test may earn up to 9 college credits. Faith Farm is the only known recovery program that can offer this.

Faith Farm is truly a place of grace serving a God of second chances. Equipping students with a new way of thinking, a new work ethic, vocational skills, a servant's heart, and finally, a great start on undergraduate educational goals is what makes us unique. Students receive love, grace, renewal, opportunity and hope in a bright tomorrow.

The following are indicators that as a Christian Ministry we are on the right path:
A. We have been serving the Lord by helping those with alcohol and drug addiction since 1951.
B. We are one of the few if not only free long term Christian (or secular) programs.
C. Over 90% of our annual operating budget is student run – staff led micro-enterprises.
D. Mandatory GED program.
E. Faith Farm's recovery curriculum is now accredited through South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary. A student who completes the basic 9 month program and chooses to test may earn up to 9 college credits. According to the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, Faith Farm is the only known recovery program that can offer this.
F. Comprehensive Work Training Institute Faith Farm's Comprehensive Work Training Institute. 14 vocational training in : New Furniture Salesperson, Salvage Worker, Auto Mechanic, Dairy Calves, Cattle & Groves Worker, Appliance Repair, Truck Driver & Dock Worker, Call Center Operator, Food Service, Cleaning Service, Landscape Maintenance, Facility Maintenance, Security Guard, Basic Computer Skills and Advanced Computer Skills. This program is also a model for non-profits that need to avoid Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT).
G. Other non-profits are seeking training from us. In 2014 Faith Farm provided free in-kind furniture or training support to over 100 Christian non-profits in the United States. In-kind support was provided primarily to non-profits within 1 hour commute to one of our three campus thrift stores. Training support was received by non-profits from California, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Florida.

In 2014 Faith Farm had several significant achievements moving the Ministry forward to include:
A. In January Faith Farm launched its Comprehensive Work Training Institute. 14 vocational training in : New Furniture Salesperson, Salvage Worker, Auto Mechanic, Dairy Calves, Cattle & Groves Worker, Appliance Repair, Truck Driver & Dock Worker, Call Center Operator, Food Service, Cleaning Service, Landscape Maintenance, Facility Maintenance, Security Guard, Basic Computer Skills and Advanced Computer Skills. This program is also a model for non-profits that need to avoid Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT).
B. In August, Faith Farm's recovery curriculum became accredited through South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary. A student who completes the basic 9 month program and chooses to test may earn up to 9 college credits. According to the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, Faith Farm is the only known recovery program that can offer this.
C. In December Faith Farm Development (Fundraising) conducted its first Prospect Managers Monthly meeting. A key indicator of a major gift program's progress forward.
D. In 2014 we were very excited to announce the release of a new book, U-Turn To God, by our Executive Director, Mr. Dean Webb. The book features testimonies of select Faith Farm Alumni. For those around the United States that cannot come to anyone of our three campuses and talk to students in person and hear about how God has changed their lives at Faith Farm, U-Turn can be this substitute.
E. Faith Farm's website was redesigned to be: a better resource for thousands of candidates around the United States looking for a free long-term addiction regeneration program, a great resource for alumni, and donor friendly and inclusive of most types of giving.

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Awards & Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)

Affiliations & Memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member

Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM)

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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