Impact International, Inc.

Homeless, veterans,education

aka Impact West GA   |   Carrollton, GA   |  www.impactwestga.org

Mission

Impact International, Inc. exists to improve the quality of life for vulnerable populations in our area. Impact International was incorporated in August 2004 to address homeless men in our area. Impact International, Inc. (DBA as Impact West GA) is a faith-based non-profit organization.

Ruling year info

2005

Acting Executive Director

Kathy Parsons

Main address

P.O. Box 1677

Carrollton, GA 30112 USA

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EIN

74-3133584

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Impact International, Inc. exists to help vulnerable people in our community overcome tough challenges, such as homelessness, illiteracy, and access to healthcare for veterans.

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?

HOPE

HOPE Center is a communal and transition program for homeless men eighteen years and older. We strive to provide homeless men all daily necessities, a home-like environment, as well as transition and support services, while they work toward sustainable housing.

Population(s) Served
Men and boys

DESERVE exists to ensure every local veteran has free transportation to access the healthcare they need at the Trinka Davis Veterans Clinic. The van is wheelchair accessible and is equipped with a cell phone to ensure clients can communicate with their driver from the clinic. It is also equipped with a GPS device to ensure routes are planned effectively. All the DESERVE van drivers are volunteers and several are veterans.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Adult and Community Education center is located in the heart of the largest government housing project in Carroll County. ACE provides classes, trainings, workshops, and seminars free of charge to the community. Classes include English as a second language, adult reading & writing, tutoring for children & youth, basic computer, Get that Job, Jobs 4 Life, Money $mart, and several others throughout the year.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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 people using homeless shelters per week

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

Men, Homeless people, Low-income people

Related Program

HOPE

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients reporting increased knowledge after educational programs

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

Adults, Immigrants and migrants, Unemployed people

Related Program

ACE

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Because of COVID this went to virtual learning

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Veterans

Related Program

DESERVE

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Because of COVID - Trinka Davis was closed for most of the year.

Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Men and boys, Homeless people

Related Program

HOPE

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of service recipients who are employed

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

Men and boys, Homeless people

Related Program

HOPE

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of households that obtain/retain permanent housing for at least 6 months

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

Men and boys, Homeless people

Related Program

HOPE

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.

The ultimate goal of HOPE is to reduce homelessness in the region by supporting homeless men as they transition back into their own homes and independent living and ultimately by providing sustainable housing options in the area.

As Carroll County does not have public transportation, DESERVE ensures that all local veterans have transportation to and from their healthcare at the Trinka Davis VA clinic and Tanner Medical Center. As such, we strive to relieve some of the struggles of our aging and/or disabled veterans and their families by providing free and wheelchair accessible transportation.

Our goal at ACE is to empower community members through education: teaching adults to read and write, increasing immigrants' English proficiency levels, and training the un- and underemployed so that they might find and maintain employment that both pays a living wage and is in a field they enjoy.

Hope: The strategy at HOPE Center is to help homeless men become house ready. We do so by providing a home-like environment that is safe as well as drug and alcohol-free. Men of HOPE obtain and maintain full-time employment, do daily chores, and give back to the community through community service projects when appropriate. To equip Men of HOPE for success, we provide weekly group therapy, goals setting, financial management, life skills, job training, job leads, referrals to government and partner agencies, housing leads, as well as additional services as needed. Through partnerships with local businesses, churches, and agencies as well as the support of local community members, we provide all daily necessities, including hygiene products, haircuts, bathing and laundry facilities, undergarments, clothing, three meals a day, a mailing address, and a phone number. In addition, we arrange for or direct pay for other needs, such as minor medical and dentistry, as necessary on a case-by-case basis.


Deserve: Ensure, through our partnerships and through volunteer recruitment, that the DESERVE van, one of which is double wheelchair accessible, are well maintained and available Monday through Friday to transport local veterans to and from the Trinka Davis VA clinic and Tanner Medical Center free of charge. We are currently raising funds to purchase a second, wheel-chair accessible van to extend service into Douglas, Haralson, and Heard Counties.

ACE: Provide annual English as a second language and adult reading and writing teacher training so that our teachers remain most effective and successful. Through partnerships with local businesses and volunteer recruitment, continue to offer Job courses annually and provide additional workshops and seminars throughout the year.

Impact International, Inc. is a faith-based nonprofit organization whose leaders have extensive experience in the areas in which we work. Founders Kathy, Tiffany, and Darrell are known experts in the literacy community and have been invited to speak and train hundreds of volunteers throughout this county. Kathy and Tiffany are also known experts in homelessness in the area, both having been invited to speak on transitional housing and homelessness. Tiffany is a published author on homelessness and wrote the only known successful suburban homeless transition program. Darrell is a Vietnam era veteran himself and has spent several years supporting and working with veterans and the homeless.

Through our partnerships with local organizations, businesses, and agencies, Impact has been able to maintain extremely low overhead costs for our facilities. Moreover, because of our large volunteer base, we have been able to maintain very low administrative and compensation costs. Together, this allows us to focus on and spend the vast majority of our revenue on providing and increasing services to those we serve. As such, Impact International, Inc. will continue to impact west Georgia by improving the quality of life of the homeless, veterans, and the community.

HOPE: Since opening in January 2008, HOPE has helped 703 men get back on their feet. Those men who completed the transition program make a successful transition- a successful transition is defined as living independently and maintaining employment for one year after leaving HOPE Center. There is a housing crisis not only in Carroll County but across the state. We need sustainable housing for these men that transition out.

DESERVE: Carroll County does not have public transportation and there is no plan for public transportation in the future. As such, veterans were missing appointments or paying high taxi fares for transport to their medical appointments. Now, DESERVE provides free transport to and from the Trinka Davis VA clinic, and each year since the beginning, we have increased our capacity by 100%. We are currently running multiple routes daily and transporting 100s veterans annually. What we have not accomplished yet is expanding service into the surrounding three counties whose Veterans are also served by Trinka Davis. It is our goal to do so within the next year.

ACE: English students average an annual increase of one and one half proficiency levels. Adult Reading and writing students average an annual increase of one grade level. 100% of those who have completed Get that Job have received a minimum of one job offer, and 72% of those who have completed Jobs for Life maintained employment for a minimum of one year.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Impact International, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kathy Parsons

Impact West Georgia

Tiffany Parsons

University of West GA

John McDaniel

Jody Goodman

Carroll County Mental Health Advocates Program

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 ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/16/2021

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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

Disability