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New Futures, Inc.

Keeping Families Together

aka N.F.   |   Huntsville, AL   |  https://newfuturesinc.com

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Mission

Transforming the lives of homeless families through shelter, advocacy, and resources.

Notes from the nonprofit

In addition to keeping families together at our shelter, we equip them with the necessary skills to make it on their own. Currently, our city has a great need for affordable housing and those coming out of poverty with poor credit find it difficult to find landlords willing to take chances on them. We are partnering with landlords who will accept our graduating residents with the guarantee of continued support from us. Partnering with those willing to help has opened more opportunities for our residents to move in to transitional housing, allowing their credit improve until they get to a point landlords will accept them without our help.

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Ms. Tayna Rains

Board President

Jim Dwyer

Main address

P. O. Box 11907

Huntsville, AL 35810 USA

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EIN

63-1177793

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Keeping homeless families together while helping them establish a solid foundation of self-sufficiency. Because of the housing shortage in our area, and the financial problems most of our families encounter, we have found it difficult for them to obtain affordable housing when they are ready to leave New Futures. We are working with other organizations, landlords and government agencies to find affordable housing for this transition from homelessness, living in our shelter and living on their own. We hope to be able to build a gym like building that will allow our residents to get exercise when the weather isn't conducive to being outside. This building can also serve as an area for everyone to be in one place together and a warming station for the community when needed.

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?

Homeless Family Shelter

We provide shelter and support services for whole families guiding them to self-sufficiency and housing stability.

Population(s) Served
Families

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.

Number of return website visitors

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

Social and economic status, Work status and occupations

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of unique website visitors

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

Social and economic status, Work status and occupations

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our Website was updated to keep track of statistics with Google Analytics in 2020, so the data starts with this year, and we can keep track of it moving forward.

Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

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

Social and economic status, Work status and occupations

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The more families we can house and then move to transitional homes, means we are able to keep more families together and help them grow towards a successful future.

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 continue to help as many families as possible to find their way to self sufficiency, and to be fiscally responsible to achieve this goal. We would love to find a way to pay off the mortgage on our property before our balloon payment is dues in 2025.

We would like to develop a social event and find achievable ways to raise awareness of our organization, and how we help families that find themselves experiencing homelessness. That we don't just give them a place to live for a little while, but we equip them with what they need to thrive on their own, following up with them to be partners in their success.

Community Engagement through events
Increase income 10% or more each year
Hire as necessary
Work with social media to increase event turn out and donations

We have an incredible board of hard working individuals who will work with each other to achieve our goals. We have an incredible community that will help out whenever needed.

We have purchased our lodge, and we are working with the community to build a relationship with fellow organizations to decrease costs and increase resources.

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 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 act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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New Futures, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/28/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jim Dwyer

Patricia Matice

Lynell Moore

Brent Copeland

Cindy Davis

Lou Justice

Barrion Palmer

Matt Bender

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 3/28/2024

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:

Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

No data

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/28/2024

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Data
  • 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.