Human Services

RaiseUp Families

Ensuring Childhood Learning

aka Westside Homeless Prevention

Houston, TX

Mission

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

Ruling Year

1995

Executive Director

Susan Bolling

Main Address

9610 Long Point Rd, Suite 110 Suite 110

Houston, TX 77055 USA

Keywords

family homelessness, poverty, housing stability, self-sufficiency, case management

EIN

76-0447678

 Number

5571920483

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Family Services (P40)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

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

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Hand-Up Housing Program

Follow-Up phase

After Hours Counseling

Summer Programs

Back to School

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

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 Hand-Up 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.

Based on 2017 statistics 82% of accepted families completed the nine-month case management program 100% of children remained in their same school 75% of high school graduates continued on to college 48% average increase in family income 100% of families remained in permanent housing after one year 89% learned financial management skills 34% were assisted with mental health counseling

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.

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Affiliations & Memberships

Houston/Harris County Coalition for the Homeless

Association of Fundraising Professionals

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Financials

RaiseUp Families

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

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Disability

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