Casa Esperanza, dba; Hope House of Austin

Providing a forever home to the severely disabled for over 50 years.

aka Hope House of Austin   |   Liberty Hill, TX   |  www.hopehousecentex.org

Mission

To provide a long term, forever home to the most severely mentally and physically disabled in a loving family environment for as long as they may live.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are one of only a few long term homes in Texas that provide a permanent place and care for the highest level of mental and physical disabilities.

Ruling year info

1969

Executive Director

Dave Gould

Main address

PO Box 457 1705 County Road 285

Liberty Hill, TX 78642 USA

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EIN

74-1551417

NTEE code info

Group Home (Long Term (P73)

Group Home, Residential Treatment Facility - Mental Health Related (F33)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are two main critical issues that need to be addressed. 1)There is a dire need for more homes that have the qualifications and ability to care for the most severely disabled youth and adults. The lack of such homes coupled with the length of stay of our residents has created an over 10 year wait list. We must work together on all levels to establish more homes like Hope House.
2) Fixed fees for the care of these residents needs to be increased as current rates do not cover budgeted needs and we must rely on public support for special projects. Without the support of concerned individuals, groups and foundations, Hope House cannot continue operating. Without this support we will not be able to help reduce the long wait list and build more homes.

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?

Long Term Care and Rehabilation

We provide long term care to severely disabled youth and adults by giving them a family home to live as long as they need it. We have licensed therapist and nurses as needed.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with physical disabilities

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 children with disabilities receiving early intervention services

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

Intersex people, Children and youth, Adolescents

Related Program

Long Term Care and Rehabilation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of adults with disabilities receiving sufficient social and emotional support

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

Intersex people, Children and youth, Adolescents

Related Program

Long Term Care and Rehabilation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of adults with disabilities living in congregate care facilities

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

Adults, Children and youth, Seniors

Related Program

Long Term Care and Rehabilation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children and youth with disabilities living in congregate care facilities

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

Adults, Children and youth, Adolescents

Related Program

Long Term Care and Rehabilation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

1. There is currently a 10+ year wait list. We want to build more HSC community homes in area communities to help solve this problem. We are needed!
2. Continue providing a family style home to the 34 residents we now serve by giving them as normal a life as possible.
3. Become a model home and program for severely disabled.
4. Reach out into the community and provide resources, training and habilitation for families with mentally and physically disabled children .

1. Get out and tell our story in hopes of getting more people to know what we do so they in turn will support or find support for us.
2. Embark on another Capital Campaign to build more homes in the near future.
3. Continue hiring quality staff. Many have been with us for over 35 years.
4. Seek additional ways to help the residents enjoy their life and make them smile more!

1. We have the support of many State organizations who place residents here as well as individuals who know of our work. We plan to utilize them to increase awareness and expand that support.
2. We have the staff to make the goals happen.
3. We have a Development Director who has 30 years of experience and is currently creating that awareness in communities so we can continue expanding through community support.

We have accomplished providing a loving, family home for many disabled over the past 50 years. Since they live here so long we cannot take in as many residents as we would like to. We have a long wait list and would like to reduce that list by building more homes.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

  • 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Casa Esperanza, dba; Hope House of Austin

Board of directors
as of 5/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mike Jones

Hope House of Austin

Term: 2018 - 2020


Board co-chair

Mrs. Molly Branton

Hope House of Austin

Term: 2018 - 2020

John Mims

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 05/18/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/22/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.