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RaiseUp Families

Stronger Families. Brighter Futures.

aka Westside Homeless Prevention   |   Houston, TX   |  www.raiseupfamilies.org

Mission

The mission of RaiseUp Families is to provide extensive case management to strengthen families and ensure childhood learning.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director

Angela Burgess

Main address

2500 Tanglewilde Rd. Suite 350

Houston, TX 77063 USA

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EIN

76-0447678

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

41% of US homeless are families with children. We know that homeless children are twice as likely to be chronically absent from school which leads to being held back a grade. Once those children are held back they are 4 times more likely to drop out of school altogether. By assisting families through extensive case management over a 9 month period, these families are able to provide a stable home environment in which children can remain in their same school and learn to their full potential.

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?

Hand-Up Housing Program

Families struggling with the risk of becoming homeless are referred to us by school counselors and area social service agencies. Our case managers screen referrals for eligibility, and once they are enrolled, we immediately resolve the family's housing situation and ease their worries of meeting basic expenses. We help clients secure (or restore) a lease agreement in their name, always with the goal of keeping the children in the same schools. With the immediate crisis resolved, clients work with their case manager to develop their unique service plan with goals they will work on during the nine month period. Plans focus on overcoming barriers and acquiring the skills needed to achieve financial stability and independent living. Plans typically address employment, training, parenting, financial management, planning for the future, and responsible decision-making, with a goal of self-sufficiency once they complete the program.

Population(s) Served
Families
Homeless people

Clients are immediately enrolled in our two year Follow-Up program once they graduate from our 9 month Hand-Up program. They are now eligible to participate in our Dollar A Day matching savings program in which they can save up to $1,200 dollars. This is matched by RaiseUp Families.  This money is to be kept in a savings account to be used in case of emergencies or for educational purposes. During these two years, case managers maintain a relationship with clients to serve as a resource, offering information, guidance, and encouragement. Parents and children are encouraged to participate in special activities. Limited financial assistance is given if an emergency arises that jeopardizes their stability.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

RaiseUp Families offers our clients peer support groups once a month as well as a "Building Confident Families" series a few times a year. We also recognized that there is a need for additional counseling for some of our families that the organizations we collaborate with cannot
offer. Our Board approved our request to hire a licensed Counselor to work with
individuals to add further services to our families if needed.
We feel the additional attention to specific individual’s needs will bring even more success to our
families in our 9 Month Hand Up program. The program is still going strong in 2021.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

Our summers are always very busy with our families, especially our kids. In June we offer our kids 2 weeks of summer day camp which is held at a local church. Our volunteers play a huge role in making this camp a success. We have volunteers that provide supervision and play an active role in participating as well as those who give of their time and talent serving lunch to our children. In August our kids attend a week long camp away from home. Camp Allen generously provides scholarships for 10 kids to attend this camp. We rely on donations from local churches and individuals for camp supplies and transportation.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

We organize, shoes, uniforms, backpacks and school supplies for the children in our program. We host a Back to School party the second week of August. Our churches and individual donors are very generous and RaiseUp Families makes sure all the children's needs are met before starting back to school.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Good Neighbor 2022

Spring Branch Independent School District

Affiliations & memberships

Houston/Harris County Coalition for the Homeless 2001

Association of Fundraising Professionals 2005

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

For more than 24 years, RaiseUp Families has made the goal of uninterrupted education in a child's learning the focus of its mission to strengthen families. When financial circumstances put a family with school-age children at risk for frequent moves or worse, homelessness, RaiseUp Families' extensive case management program helps ensure a stable home and stronger future.

We provide a 9 month HandUp program that combines extensive case management and tapered assistance with rent and utilities to enable families to find better paying jobs, and learn financial management, parenting and life skills.

Once they graduate from our 9 month program, they remain in our program for an additional two years in which they participate in our quarterly programs for families.

We have 3 case managers that manage over 60 families who participate in our program each year. To date, we have served over 600 families.

We have similar statistics year over year with our program.

What's Next:
The Houston Food Bank has asked us to offer our 9 month Hand-Up program to charter schools in which they have their Food Scholarship program. This program provides 60 pounds of free food to participating families twice a month. RaiseUp Families will bring qualified families into our 9 month Hand-Up program to assist them with intensive case management that includes assistance with rent and utilities, financial management education and life skills training that includes parenting classes and family counseling when needed.

We need to raise $550,000 to support 65 families in order to begin this program.

Financials

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Operations

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

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RaiseUp Families

Board of directors
as of 11/03/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Mindy Bradley

Mindy Bradley

Janice Teske

Pam Callahan

Matt Fuqua

Blazer

Cheryl Hollabaugh

Stephanie Escobar

Kelsey Gray

Nicole Spaur

James Shaddix

Chuck Stilwell

Kollen West

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 6/16/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data