Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

TABITHA HOUSE MINISTRIES, INC.

  • Bakersfield, CA
  • tabithahouseministries.org

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Mission Statement

The mission of Tabitha House is to gather the hurting multitudes suffering from poor decisions, and show them there is another way to live life to the fullest.To provide a safe haven reflecting a loving and caring Christian environment for individuals and families needing shelter, food, clothing, substance abuse counseling, parenting skills, employment assistance, and other assistance leading to self-sufficiency.To focus on parents in families in order to break the generational cycle of substance abuse and immoral behavior.To teach families and individuals to become productive parts of the community and to give back.

Main Programs

  1. Goals for Life Program
  2. Transitional Housing Program
  3. Youth Work Experience Program
  4. Tabitha's Treasurers Thrift Store Program
  5. College Internship Program

ruling year

2000

chief executive for fy 1986

Mrs. Bennie R Jacobs

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co-chief executive for fy 2006

Mr. Gilbert M. Garcia

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Keywords

Tabitha's House Tabitha House family services homeless shelter substance abuse

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EIN

77-0533771

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Addictive Disorders N.E.C. (F50)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Family Services (P40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

1. The major accomplishment over the past year for Tabitha House was upgrading to a facility of the highest quality. Tabitha House moved the entire operation out of the old 1920s Metropole Hotel facility and into a modern 2008 built facility that has all the comforts for serving the needs of families and children residing at Tabitha House. 2. The second major accomplishment was securing the necessary down payment of $65,000 required for initiating the purchase agreement for the 404 So. Williams property and having 5-years to pay off the remaining balance. 3. The third major accomplishment was the negotiated purchase price of $545,000 for the current housing facility at 404 So. Williams Street in Bakersfield, California. The down payment leaves a property balance of $480,000. This property will create a lasting Tabitha House facility for generations to come and allow Tabitha House to begin building capital equity. 4. The fourth major accomplishment was securing a donor who is willing to match up to 50% or $240,000 of the 404 So. Williams balance of $480,000. 5. The fifth accomplishment was the launching of a new Administration and Training facility for the Goals for Life Program. The new facility has three private offices, copy room, computer room and large classroom for 25 students. The facility will allow Tabitha House to begin educational services with Cal State University Bakersfield and the UC Extension to better serve clients and the local community in a professional environment.

Programs

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

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Program 1

Goals for Life Program

Tabitha House has established the ""Goals for Life Program"" for meeting the self-sufficiency needs of individuals. This program focuses on the hardest to serve individuals and includes an array of in-house services along with the assistance of outside service providers. The purpose of the Goals for Life Program is to teach individuals how to live productive and healthy life styles. The program teaches clients how to remove common barriers to obtaining self-sufficiency goals. These may be barriers to finding employment, housing, completing education, overcoming drug addiction, and family reunification. Entry into the program begins with an eligibility interview. Priorities are given to families and women with children, then single individuals. Individuals will be required to fill out an application for admission. Individuals will undergo an interview. After the interview the individual may be admitted into the program or placed on a waiting list depending on availability.

Category

Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other

Budget

$150,000.00

Population Served

Adults

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program 2

Transitional Housing Program

The Transitional Housing Program targets individuals and families who need temporary housing, until suitable housing can be found. This program assists the homeless, displaced individuals, and families referred from other housing agencies. Many of the families and individuals are referred from the local homeless housing assistance providers, hospitals, and government agencies. The program is designed to transition participants within six months into permanent housing. The program includes assistance with employment, furniture, rental assistance, and supportive services as needed.

Category

Housing, General/Other

Budget

$25,000.00

Population Served

Other Named Groups

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Homeless

Program 3

Youth Work Experience Program

The Work Experience Program component is designed to help individuals who have numerous barriers to employment to develop positive job skills, and gain valuable work experience leading towards full-time employment. This is accomplished through real world job employment while placed at private, public, or nonprofit worksites. Tabitha House works with all Participants to establish a job placement in the industry that best fits their education, work history or previous training. Tabitha House Work Experience Program Staff along with Worksite Management provide the needed support required to build the necessary work skills to be successful with any employer. The weekly Participant evaluations and routine WEP staff instructional workshops aid in the employment growth process. The program is supplemented by Work Readiness development.

Category

Employment, General/Other

Budget

$50,000.00

Population Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Other Named Groups

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Program 4

Tabitha's Treasurers Thrift Store Program

The Tabitha's Treasures Program is designed to assist needy individuals and the low income community with retail merchandise. Tabitha's Treasures serves a dual purpose as a local community based thrift store. First, the store provides inexpensive clothing, furniture, appliances and many other items to individuals and families who do not have the money to buy new. Tabitha's Treasures provides all items at low cost or no cost based on the need. The store helps support many single parent families in the community. Second, the store serves as a work training facility for individuals needing work experience and individuals requiring community service hours.

Category

Employment, General/Other

Budget

$5,000.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Program 5

College Internship Program

Tabitha House offers to public and private educational institutions an Internship Program for college students needing hands-on experience. Tabitha House serves as a training facility for new students entering into the fields of Criminal Justice, Psychology, CADAC (Drug and Alcohol Certification). The students receive invaluable hands-on experience while serving a variety of clients. Students learn Case Management, drug testing, drug education, client intake, client assessments (including Alcohol & Substance Index 2 hour evaluation), client referrals, handling conflict and many more valuable tasks. During internship and upon completion students are evaluated and a written report is provided to their educational institution.

Category

Education, General/Other

Budget

$5,000.00

Population Served

Adults

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

General Public/Unspecified

Funding Needs

1. The most pressing need is the acquisition payment of $480,000 which is required to secure the 404 So. Williams facility. 2. The second most pressing need is the finances required to maintain existing staff $48,000 and hire one Case Manager staff member at $24,000. 3. The third most pressing need is to expand the current facility to accommodate the many single parent mothers who are seeking help and are unable to come into Tabitha House because of capacity constraints. The addition of the next door duplex would add $2,000 per month in additional costs. 4. The fourth most pressing need is to increase revenues by $3,000 monthly to allow Tabitha House to build a financial reserve.

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Tabitha House Ministries, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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TABITHA HOUSE MINISTRIES, INC.

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mrs. Bennie R Jacobs

co-chief executive

Mr. Gilbert M. Garcia

BIO

Mrs. Bennie R. Jacobs is the founder of the nonprofit organization known as Tabitha House Ministries, Inc. She began the organization while in her fifties and she is now 78 years of age and going strong. Her vision of helping pregnant mothers has been realized. The organization under her leadership has grown into an iconic place known throughout Kern County. Under her direction the organization has served over 10,000 individuals needing assistance. She has over 20 years of nonprofit experience. She has received an honorary doctoral degree for her ground breaking work with changing the lives of the homeless, destitute, criminal minded, substance abusers, mentally ill, and economically disenfranchised individuals.

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"There are more facilities in our state and nation that care for animals than facilities that care for families in crisis. The number of families needing immediate crisis assistance is growing out of proportion with the current supply of available help. In Kern County alone there is only one facility that can house and provide intervention residential services to families. The single residential facility is known as Tabitha House. Crisis intervention is critical for families before they become a major financial burden to tax payers. Each year in Kern County there are over 5,000 calls to 911 for families crying out for help. Currently, it is estimated that a family in crisis can cost taxpayers up to $5,000 per month. Tax payers pay for public services used by families in crisis; ambulance, CPS, police intervention, medical injury, court costs, and various types of public assistance (cash aid, food stamps, medi-cal, etc.). Tabitha House is the only full service residential service provider and without these services families would not get the help they need. The social cost and value of these families is too great, just to do nothing! Tabitha's House has reached out to families and individuals by establishing a one-of-kind comprehensive program that addresses the complex needs of families and individuals suffering from substance abuse and/or housing displacement. Tabitha's House has always concentrated its efforts on serving residents living in the Kern County area, but because of the scarcity of residential family service providers, the organization receives referrals from families in distress from across the United States. This is why Tabitha House is so unique in that it is the only family service provider established in Kern County to meet the current high demand for distressed families; including large and whole families. Tabitha House falls in the category of only a handful of agencies in California and across the United States that are willing to accommodate these two types of families. In this time of great need, the lack of jobs and sluggish economy which has negatively impacted families and placed a great challenge on the numbers to be served by Tabitha House."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Glen Pruett

Retired Kern County Probation Department

Term: Jan 2011 - Dec 2011

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