Human Services

Sundari Foundation, Inc.

aka Lotus House Women's Shelter

Miami, FL

Mission

Our Mission is to improve the lives of homeless women, youth and children by providing sanctuary, support, education, tools and resources that empower them to improve the quality of their lives on every level, achieve greater self sufficiency, and build safe, secure lives. In their dreams come true, we enrich our community with the fruit of their potential realized. To support our mission, we also advocate on behalf of homeless women, youth and children to raise awareness of their special needs; inspire innovative, holistic solutions that truly break the cycle of childhood abuse, domestic violence and homelessness; and advance research and enlightened social policies to end homelessness.

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Ruling Year

2004

President and Executive Director

Ms. Constance Collins

Director

Ms. Anna Frusciante

Main Address

217 NW 15th Street

Miami, FL 33136 USA

Keywords

homeless, domestic violence, human trafficking, homeless youth, women, children, infants, shelter, trauma-informed, rental assistance, holistic, Miami

EIN

81-0652266

 Number

1147661418

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Our programs

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Lotus House Women's Shelter

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Our Results

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Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Children and youth (0-19 years),

Homeless people

Related program

Lotus House Women's Shelter

Context notes

Results indicate number of total guests who exited Lotus House to non-shelter placement including independent housing, permanent supportive housing, and reunification with family.

Number of homeless participants engaged in mental health services

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Children and youth (0-19 years),

Homeless people

Related program

Lotus House Women's Shelter

Context notes

Lotus House provides onsite evidence-based individual and group counseling to extremely high special needs women/youth and children -- a majority of whom have extensive histories of trauma or abuse.

Total number of clients experiencing homelessness

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Children and youth (0-19 years),

Homeless people

Related program

Lotus House Women's Shelter

Context notes

Total number of unduplicated homeless women, youth and children served by Lotus House in each year.

Number of meals served or provided

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Children and youth (0-19 years),

Homeless people

Related program

Lotus House Women's Shelter

Context notes

Number of nutritious meals served annually

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Lotus House is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women, youth and children. We provide sanctuary, support, education, tools and resources that empower them to heal, learn, grow and blossom into who they are truly meant to be.

Utilizing an innovative format based on principles of education and empowerment, Lotus House addresses the gender specific needs of women and children who are homeless with a holistic, safe haven for healing, comprehensive support services, and access to tools and resources to reclaim and rebuild their lives. Since 2006, we have served over 1,800 women and children, helping them to improve their lives on every level, achieve greater self sufficiency, and build the foundation for a brighter future. We have a variety of programs including: Maternity, Children & Families, Women, Youth & Teens, Free Health Clinic, Rainbow Lotus, and Lotus House Thrift Chic Boutique.

Lotus House has set up programs and systems to allow every woman, youth and child to flourish and become they person they were meant to be. The leadership of the Lotus House staff members, all professional individuals committed to the cause, does this. By have a group of people working towards a common goal, our guests feel encouraged and motivated to become self-sufficient once again.

Lotus House tracks the stay of each individual guest. Guests are encouraged to participate in all of the programs and activities offered. These can include counseling groups, employment meetings, job training programs, education meetings, housing, etc. With the assistance of the guest's Counselor and Resource Coordinator, Lotus House is able to track the progress of the individual from move-in date to move-out date.

Since opening its doors, Lotus House has been able to provide shelter to more than 1,800 individuals. With a dedicated and motivated team, a structured program, and the commitment of the guest to become self-sufficient, over 80% of the guests who exit Lotus House have left to non-shelter placements. One thing that Lotus House has not been able to accomplish is ability to accommodate shelter for everyone in need. Lotus House turns away thousands of women, youth and children a year seeking shelter. This is due to the high demand and need for safe shelter and the lack of availability in our community.

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Financials

Sundari Foundation, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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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?

No

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?

No

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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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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