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ALPHA-OMEGA MIRACLE HOME INC

helter, Support & Hope for Homeless Women and Children

aka Alpha-Omega Miracle Home Thrift Store   |   St. Augustine, FL   |  www.aomh.org

Mission

To demonstrate God's love by providing support through housing, education, employment, and counseling to those most vulnerable - young, single mothers, their children, and senior women.

Ruling year info

1992

Founder

Mrs. Lisa Franklin

Executive Director

Mrs. Bridget Varnedoe

Main address

2860 Collins Avenue

St. Augustine, FL 32084 USA

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EIN

65-0318958

NTEE code info

Low-Cost Temporary Housing (includes Youth Hostels) (L40)

Single Parent Agencies/Services (P42)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our objective is to guide individuals from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Alpha-Omega Miracle Home is 501C3 organization that provides housing and supportive services to the new faces of homelessness: single mothers, ages eighteen to twenty-eight and their children and senior women, ages sixty and above in St. Johns County. We bring women out of the cycle of poverty and into a new life of hope and opportunities. We do this using a proven, systematic and goal-oriented approach. Our goals for each participant are to grow and gain education, employment, life skills, spiritual and physical health and to grasp one’s importance and impact within the community. AOMH provides a four phase housing and supportive services program entitled G.R.O.W. This acronym represents Gain, Rise, Open and Win. During each phase, participants must complete specific assigned goals, as well as self-created goals. During each phase of the program, specific mental health components are also addressed.

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 Supportive Housing

Alpha-Omega Miracle Home is a provider of transitional supportive housing for homeless expectant and single mothers, children, and senior women. Currently, we can house up to 36 women and children. The overarching goal of AOMH's two year transitional housing program is to bring stability to women and children encountering homelessness, and to bring them hope and encouragement for a better future. The program requires that single moms enroll in school to further their education so that they can earn above minimum wage to support their children in the future. The program also requires single moms to work and save money. The women are given a 60 day grace period to secure employment. While not employed, residents are required to volunteer at the AOMH thrift store or at local churches and senior centers.

Each resident is assigned an on-site case manager. AOMH case managers are trained to assess the clients needs and help the client with access to adequate medical care; teach residents how to maintain a clean and healthy home; teach financial responsibility through one-on-one weekly budget meetings and financial planning seminars; help residents to further their education through enrollment in high school, technical college or community college; provide access to food through our community partnership with Second Harvest of Northeast Florida and educate residents on health and nutrition through on-site life skills classes and cooking classes; and finally, case manager ensure all single mothers in our residential program have the necessary skills to be responsible and loving parents to their children through parenting classes, our partnership with Family Integrity and Healthy Families, educational books dvd's, and by working one-on-one life skills coaches.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Infants and toddlers

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 groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

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

Women and girls, Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Related Program

Transitional Supportive Housing

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

We provide housing & supportive services to the new faces of homelessness: single mothers, eighteen to twenty-eight, their children and seniors. 2018 residents graduated more program phases than 2017.

Number of parents receiving WIC benefits for their children

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

Transitional Supportive Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

During Gain, phase one, participants learn and practice self-care, and relationship skills. These self-care skills include the importance of hygiene, nutrition, exercise, stability and sleep.

Number of treatment and support plans that include behavior support plan

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

Transitional Supportive Housing

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Each resident is assigned a treatment team including a licensed mental health counselor, case manager, program coordinator, and pastoral counselor.

Number of treatment and support plans that specify how individual and family strengths will be used and developed

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

Women and girls, Infants and toddlers, Young adults

Related Program

Transitional Supportive Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Housing and supportive services program entitled G.R.O.W. which represents Gain, Rise, Open and Win. In each phase, participants must complete specific assigned goals, as well as self created goals

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.

84% of all homeless families are headed by a single mother. The overarching goal of Alpha-Omega Miracle Home is to reduce homelessness in St. Johns County among single-parent mothers and their children, as well as senior women. Furthermore, we seek to help homeless single-parent families transition out of poverty by providing transitional housing, material resources, access to continuing education, gainful employment opportunities, free counseling services, and a connection with the faith-based community for continued support.

The strategies for accomplishing our goals for:
1. Housing - AOMH currently houses up to 30 women and children at a time in our transitional housing apartments. The housing program is a 24-month phased program, overseen by a social worker and case managers, that tracks the goals and achievements of residents transitioning out of poverty. The cost of housing is covered by individual donations, as well as grants. We recently received a grant from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation to purchase and renovate 4 additional apartment units to offer permanent supportive housing. The board of directors is currently overseeing a capital campaign with plans to build a larger transitional housing facility in to expand our housing capacity to 60 women and children in order to better meet the need and serve the various needs of our residents.
2. Material Needs - The material needs of AOMH residents are met through donations to the Alpha-Omega Thrift Store, the Alpha-Omega Community Diaper Bank, and an on-site food pantry that is stocked through partnerships with Feed Northeast Florida and Publix Supermarkets.
3. Education - All residents are required to enroll in continuing education classes, either working to obtain their GED, certification, or Associates Degree. AOMH case managers help assess the educational needs of clients. Partnerships between local community colleges and AOMH assist single mothers in accessing financial aid and tutoring assistance in order to further their education.
4. Employment - All residents are required to find part-time employment. AOMH has formed partnerships with area businesses who are willing to support homeless women transitioning out of poverty through employment.
5. AOMH has a licensed mental health counselor on staff. We offer free individual and group counseling to residents and children.
6. Faith - AOMH encourages residents to attend a church of their choice and also provides transportation to church services on Wednesdays and Sundays. We connect church groups who want to give back in a meaningful way with families in need of a support system by maintaining open communication with area churches and keeping them informed about the needs of the clients we serve.

Alpha-Omega Miracle Home has been a provider of transitional housing since 1999. We have grown from one home housing up to 7 young mothers to a multi-unit transitional housing facility that houses up to 30 women and children at a time. We house approximately 87 women and children annually. And we are continuing to grow. In October 2019 moved into phase one at our new campus, our administrative office. AOMH is overseeing a capital campaign to build a larger campus that will double our housing capacity. In addition to being a provider of transitional housing, AOMH received a $447,000 grant from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation to be a provider of permanent supportive low-income housing for senior women. The St. Johns County Community Development Block Grant was also recently awarded to AOMH to allow us to advance our mission of providing affordable housing to those most vulnerable in our community.

AOMH provides a four phase housing and supportive services program entitled G.R.O.W. This acronym represents Gain, Rise, Open and Win. During each phase, participants must complete specific assigned goals, as well as self-created goals. During each phase of the program, specific mental health components are also addressed. Assessments used to evaluate problems, treatment, and progress derived from the Beck Scales from the Beck Institute.
Each resident is assigned a support team including a mental health counselor, case manager, program coordinator, and pastoral counselor. In addition to daily meetings there are monthly treatment team meetings as well; our CEO, Lisa Franklin, participates in the discussion, goals, and evaluation process with each resident during treatment team. Once each resident completes a phase of the program we celebrate her with a modest cap and gown ceremony to instill self-confidence. We have created an “Alpha-Bucks” payment program so the residents can complete assigned tasks in a timely manner according to their goal plan to earn and redeem “Alpha-Bucks” to shop in our blessing closet and thrift store. This model promotes a “hand-up and not a hand-out” format; therefore teaching them to build life skills to implement in the real world setting once they have completed the program.

In 1999, Alpha-Omega Miracle Home opened its doors with 1 home that could house up to 7 young mothers while they continued their education. Over the past 20 years, we have grown dramatically. We currently provide housing with supportive services to an average of 55 individuals annually.


AOMH hired Fisher Koppenhafer Architecture to design the future Alpha-Omega transitional housing facility, which will house between 80-100 more homeless women and children. The new campus will include a family counseling center that is open to the community on a sliding-fee scale, based on income. It will also include an on-site daycare so that single mothers transitioning out of poverty can attend school and work and know that their children are safe and cared for.

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

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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ALPHA-OMEGA MIRACLE HOME INC

Board of directors
as of 04/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Clay Murphy

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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 3/22/2022

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data