Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc.

Help Us End Abuse

Meridian, MS   |  http://www.carelodge.com

Mission

Working together to end abuse in east central Mississippi.

Ruling year info

1988

Executive Director

Abby Miller

Main address

P.O. Box 5331

Meridian, MS 39302 USA

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EIN

64-0750547

NTEE code info

Hot Line, Crisis Intervention (F40)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Care Lodge is the only domestic violence agency in east central Mississippi that maintains programs that support and enhance direct victim services. The community faces many challenges involving victims of interpersonal violence including barriers directly related to lack of finances, employment, transportation, and support to meet basic needs. These barriers are increased due to the rural area where services are geographically distant. The agency seeks to reduce many of these barriers through Victims of Crime Act grant by providing holistic, supportive services to empower victims through their circumstances while also educating the community on the issue of domestic violence and available services.

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?

Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter

Domestic Violence Shelter and Supportive Services for Victims

Population(s) Served
Families
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence Certified Shelter 2022

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 individuals attending community events or trainings

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of print, radio, or online ads developed

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Reaching 1,763,266 individuals

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of nights of safe housing provided to families of domestic violence

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Victims of crime and abuse, Single parents, Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants counseled

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Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Individuals receiving counseling and supportive services

Number of volunteers

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of bed nights (nights spent in shelter)

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Consistent with our belief in the significance and dignity of each person, Care Lodge actively seeks to eliminate domestic abuse by providing victims, offenders and the community with inclusive and effective programs and services. Care Lodge ensures the safety and confidentiality of victims and is committed to improving the quality of life.

Strategic promotion of victim advocacy, referrals, direct services, intervention, and support within east central Mississippi will increase the number of services and referrals provided to victims of domestic violence. Care Lodge will provide holistic services to victims with as few barriers as possible. These services will provide support and tools to victims as they move towards independence.

Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter was established in 1981. It is supported by the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence and is the only certified domestic violence shelter within east central Mississippi that consistently meets the criteria for funding under Mississippi Code/Title 93. The agency has been a vital part of the community providing safe shelter, advocacy, and effective services to victims of interpersonal violence within nine counties including Clarke, Kemper, Leake, Lauderdale, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Scott, and Winston for 39 years. Care Lodge utilizes a trauma-informed approach in the provision of direct victim services and makes a priority to provide comprehensive services that address the individualized needs of victims. Care Lodge has never charged any fees for the provision of any victim services.
Care Lodge maintains two facilities including the confidential shelter site and public community services site. Those seeking services are offered safe and secure shelter, advocacy, basic living needs and comprehensive case management services provided by professionally trained staff. Care Lodge Community Services is a public office that provides nonresidential services, outreach and opportunities for volunteer service. Both locations operate under the agency’s extensive policy and procedure requirements that are holistic in approach to victim services and advocacy.

In 2019, Care Lodge provided the following services:
414 adults and 328 children with residential and community services
2,365 domestic abuse related crisis calls and 4,166 information/referral calls
160 adults and 148 children with safe shelter; 7,749 total nights of shelter with an average length of 23 nights; 23,247 meals
70 volunteers provided 2,319 hours of service
5 trainings educating 166 law enforcement officers
63 educational programs reaching 3,419 adults and youth
46 outreach and awareness events reaching 4,211 adults and youth
172 participants attending the 2019 Care Lodge Conference
22 media/public awareness events reaching a potential of 1,763,266
45 referrals were made to the Violence Intervention Program
Received over 600 hours of staff training and development

Financials

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Operations

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

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Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michele Thames

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/04/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/04/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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 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.