Housing, Shelter

Hope Haven Transitional Shelter, Inc.

Hpe Haven offers a Leap of Faith towards self-sufficiency!

aka HOPE HAVEN   |   Vallejo, CA   |  www.hopehavenshelter.com

Mission

To house and direct homeless females with or without children to a case referred community resource for recovery. Our goal is to help assimilate women back into society as productive, independent and restored people. The purpose of our outreach program, which emphasizes networking with other agencies, is to improve collaboration with other organizations as a means to providing the most comprehensive range of resources to the growing population of homeless women in Solano county. We have also Basic Skills classes, and community involvement monthly programs supported by community professionals that can cater to the mental, emotional and spiritual needs of this disenfranchised population of women.

Notes from the nonprofit

I FEEL THAT IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT NON PROFITS TEACH AND TRAIN OTHER CARE PROVIDERS HOW TO LAUNCH PROGRAMS THAT CAN REACH OUT AND RESCUE THOUSANDS FROM LIVING IN DESPAIR, BELOW THEIR DIGNITY, AND TO RESCUE THOSE FROM SLEEPING IN THE STREETS, CARS, AND ALLEYS.

AT HOPE HAVEN TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM ONE OF OUR GOALS IS TO TRAIN THOSE THAT ARE INTERESTED IN WHAT WE DO SO THAT WE WILL HAVE MORE COLLABORATIONS AND MOST OF ALL THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL HOUSING FOR THOSE WITHOUT A HOME...

Ruling year info

2014

CEO/Founder

Sharon Spencer

Main address

164 Robles Way, PMB 178

Vallejo, CA 94590 USA

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EIN

76-0705361

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Public Housing (L21)

Community Celebrations (A27)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are working diligently to encourage our homeless clients to take advantage of community resources that can help them to achieve housing for the near future. We also desire to empower our clients by encouraging them to take advantage of our community based programs entitled Leap of Faith. Leap of Faith provides a luncheon and invites professional community persons empowered to assist our clients via workshops or motivational talks to help them defeat distractions that hinder them from achieving self sufficient living. Many of our clients have suffered from abuses, or childhood traumatization. The majority have mental health issues, and are in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse. Needless to say they face setbacks because of everyday distractions that they need to learn to avoid by having more confidence in themselves. I strongly recommend self esteem workshops and monthly community professionals to assist us with our homeless clients in a variety of ways.

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 HAVEN TRANSITIONAL SHELTER, INC.

Hope Haven Transitional Shelter's programs include case management and counseling; assessment and employability development planning; referrals to job training services, including remedial education, basic skills training, literacy instruction, credit repair workshops, job search assistance, job counseling, mental health therapy, vocational and occupational skills training, dress-for-success training and on-the-job training; post-placement follow-up and support services (e.g., additional job placement services, training after placement, self-help support groups, mentoring); housing services (e.g., emergency housing assistance, assessment of housing needs, referrals to appropriate housing alternatives); and other support services (e.g. child care; transportation; chemical dependency assessment, counseling, and referral to outpatient or inpatient treatment as appropriate; mental health assessment, counseling, and referral to appropriate treatment; other health care services; clothing; and life skills training). Hope Haven's comprehensive provision of services points to strong linkages and collaboration with other local service providers. This has been accomplished through careful planning of the service delivery strategy.

Population(s) Served
Females
Non-adult children

Hope HAVEN offers the Hope that each woman needs by maintaining a positive mindset necessary to go forward towards a brighter horizon. It is our belief that you must not only have hope for a better tomorrow, but a "Higher Hope" to do all that is possible for you to achieve those goals that are vital and necessary for success. Pastor Sharon Spencer encourages the women to take a daring, Leap of Faith, and believe that it is possible to see a better day.

Population(s) Served
Females
Multiracial people
Budget
$22,205

Hope Haven's Mission is to house homeless women and children and to help them to assimilate back into society as productive and self sufficient.

Population(s) Served
Females
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Budget
$24,000

Leap with me concerning everything that you want to see happen in your life that is good, acceptable and right. Leap upon the wings of your faith and look towards what God is able to do for you WHEN your faith is in him, and manifested by the life of godliness that you are living by His Word. Amen.

Population(s) Served
Females
Unemployed, underemployed, and dislocated people
Budget
$500

Hope Haven's home for women offers a warm friendly atmosphere that is conducive to gaining the commitment of homeless women toward their own betterment and healing process.

Population(s) Served
Females
K-12 (5-19 years)

We offer a home for women with a friendly atmosphere that is conducive to gaining the commitment of homeless women toward their own betterment and healing process.

Population(s) Served
Females
Non-adult children

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 in the area with access to affordable housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Females,Children and youth (0-19 years),Adults

Context Notes

The non profit has been successful in housing many females with children from all nationalities, religious affiliations and races. Because of our non profit many were rescued from the streets.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Presently we rely on the meager income that our homeless clients provide on a monthly basis, which enables us to financially manage and maintain Hope Haven’s living expenses. We will continue to solicit letters to businesses in our surrounding areas to seek financial donations for further financial support

 We will sponsor Fundraising Campaigns to assist Hope Haven’s agency with financial assistance to support our program.  We can use our voluntary helps to sponsor the campaigns.  Throughout the year we will take advantage of all opportunities available to conduct a fundraising event.  In our city – Vallejo.  This activity is necessary for the total benefit of our homeless clients to provide necessities for the agency that they live in and or, for our  We must continue to be financially sponsored by community donations or businesses that will help support our charitable organization. We also receive private donations to assist with fundraisers to purchase a booth or rent space to launch a program.

Our future goals are to continue our plight to provide housing and valuable updated community resources for women and children in Solano County. We desire to continue networking with a wide range of businesses and charitable agencies in order to provide the most comprehensive range of resources that can empower and greatly assist our growing population of low income, poverty stricken, dysfunctional, rejected by their families, homeless women with children to help them reconnect with their sense of self and reclaim goals that have become lost in the daily struggle for survival in society. Below are some goals that we plan to improve and to continue for the future.  Assist the Judicial Court system to reunite mothers with their children  Refer women to job skills training classes so they can obtain better jobs to become financially self sufficient  Train skilled homeless clients to assist as voluntary persons at Hope Haven and certify them for their contribution to the success of the agency  Refer women that have been battered to community sponsored workshops and counseling  Seek and maintain employment through collaborations with employers  Conduct workshops by skilled accountants on how to manage your budget 

Through Hope Haven’s ongoing marketing strategy throughout the years we have managed to keep a flow of donations coming from Hope Haven’s website that has been viewed to date by 37,055 visitors. We also get donors via Hope Haven’s business telephone, community businesses and other charitable organizations, the medical community, churches and interested residents of our community. In order to keep the donations coming into Hope Haven we must maintain the website with current information, answer phone calls, and continue to advertise by different means, and this must be an ongoing effort throughout the lifespan of Hope Haven. It is costly for Hope Haven agency to advertise for donations.

This has been an activity that Hope Haven has been utilizing since the birth of the organization. Since we lost our exempt status we are not providing this service, and it has greatly impacted our progress. We are seeking out community food resources that will donate without the tax-exempt status. Hope Haven picks up food from The Solano County Food Bank by voluntary church members in our community. This is a weekly ongoing activity that benefits the clients of Hope Haven. Once the food is picked up it is transported to Hope Haven and the women assist by selecting food items that the house can use in general. The ladies are trained to carry the food items into the agency while organizing food products. We are so grateful for this service from the SOLANO COUNTY FOOD BANK that meets in the city of Vallejo on Florida Street, close to Hope Haven Transitional Shelter. Our clients receive bread items, fruit, vegetables, juices, milk, and meat.

Financials

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Hope Haven Transitional Shelter, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 6/27/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs Lottie Stearne

HOPE HAVEN TRANSITIONAL SHELTER

Term: 2018 -

Sharon Spencer

HOPE HAVEN

Lottie Stearne

HOPE HAVEN

Bernadine Van Hook

HOPE HAVEN

Roderick Sterne

HOPE HAVEN

Lanetta Blackwell

HOPE HAVEN

Marc Gandy

HOPE HAVEN

Board leadership practices

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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

Keywords

Transitional Homeless Program