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Humans Against Bad Behaviors In Today's Society

Which Bad Habit would you like to help us solve?

DALLAS, TX   |  http://www.habbits.org
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Mission

At H.A.B.B.I.T.S., we believe there are always solutions to the many problems in our world. Though we cannot solve all of them, we look forward to improving them when the timing allows it. We focus on assisting Veterans, Battered Women, Animal Cruelty, Education, and Forms of bullying towards children and adults. We do this in the form of money, volunteering and offering Life Coaching advice / moments to help improve each individual's life in a positive manner. Which Bad Habit would you like to help us solve?

Notes from the nonprofit

A smile can do many things at the right time. The individuals of H.A.B.B.I.T.S. believe that positive moments can cause a domino effect to help create a new change of life directly and indirectly. All we have to do is have faith, hope, motivation and desire to find the right solutions towards the many problems we face daily. There are many bad habits in life that affect all genders and cultures, but with the right motivational tool, a positive solutions can reduce and one day end that negative problem. Which Bad Habit are you ready to help us fight and eventually change?

Ruling year info

2015

Chairperson

Ms Katy Lynn Reed

Main address

PO BOX 801554

DALLAS, TX 75380 USA

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EIN

81-0685074

NTEE code info

Women's Rights (R24)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

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

Lend a Helping Hand

Lend a Helping Hand is our 1st program created to simply do that. We find individuals or organizations that deal with Veterans and Females involved in negative situations. We find a way to offer a helping hand either through monetary funding or volunteering our time to help them. This can be time to simply talk and more so listen to them. The ability to have them express their problems and life fears towards a listening ear helps in so many ways of releasing tension and stress. We help to make them realize that they are not alone. This program is still relatively new, but being done when time is allowed.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Women and girls

Make Me A Star Campaign focuses on stopping all forms of bullying towards both children and adults. We promote the ability to have bullied individuals feel popular from the negative attention given by their bullies. Instead of fearing them, they would state " You give me attention so you are making me popular...you are making me a Star!" This helps to reverse the negative emotions into a positive one that in the long run will sway the bullies from performing further bullying.

Our website, www. helpfreeusa.com helps to promote this as we help children, adults, LGBT individuals, and others who appear different in our society.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
LGBTQ people

This program is created to help abused / battered women and females who need to start a NEW LIFE! Though new, we are assisting by donating clothing, hygiene products towards battered women shelters. We also have volunteered services from Alan Cousin of Better Business Promotion Solutions Group (www.bbpsg.com) to help create a resume, cover letter, perform Interview coaching and find leads for jobs to help these females find jobs and begin a journey towards a new life. As a female, we understand the problem to improve yourself and start fresh, so we want to be there to help females understand that the question isn't if she can do it, but when can she do it.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

This program is made to help both pets and kids / adults find a new friendship. We assist by offering a new adoption of a cat / dog towards a child / adult / veteran, who needs the presence of an animal that offers unconditional love and companionship. It has been proven that having a pet can improve you mentally, physically, and emotionally. At H.A.B.B.I.T.S.,we believe that positivism has no bonds towards endless problems. Do you know someone who needs a new friend?

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Imagine if you were watching a commercial about a fire. You saw an individual that had 3rd degree burns but they were REAL! We wish to start a project that allows actual individuals to be in commercials that deal in fire or other accidents that are truly injured. Why use an actor / model to place make up on when you can make someone proud of their image instead. To use someone injured, disfigured, etc for commercials / ADS that still broadcast the message but makes someone who feels ugly feel special!

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
People with disabilities

Today individuals are constantly dealing with Identity Fraud from unethical criminals. The elderly are posed as the #1 group to steal their Identity easily. We feel that H.A.B.B.I.T.S. can assist stopping this possibility by going to Senior Living homes and offer to make online purchases (Amazon, Ebay, etc) with our company credit /debit card instead of theirs. This way the criminals couldn't get hold of their identity information and we would help them feel safer in their lives. We currently are offering this service to Senior Living Homes in our local area for free. Once we grow in this service, we will charge a minimal charge to help it progress throughout the world.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Retired people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The people we serve are individuals of many genders and backgrounds. We specifically focus on assisting Veterans, females and people with a disability. We also focus on younger individuals for internships and grants to help improve their future.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Do to recent feedback from emails and phone calls, we have updated our ability to offer services on our website. We now have a contact us page and currently creating a contact us form to help improve what potential customers may seek from us now and in the future. We are about to offer more opportunities for volunteering and internships through our website by creating a page specifically for internships, volunteer opportunities and grants.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners, Our Consultant ,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Due to requesting information and insight from the people we serve, our organization has improved in having more people trust us and spread positive information about us. We notice that the more we engage with the people we serve, the more trusting they become with us. This has caused the people we serve to promote us to others and seek to continue to help us through donations in the future.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

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Humans Against Bad Behaviors In Today's Society

Board of directors
as of 11/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms Katy Reed

Humans Against Bad Behaviors in Today's Society

Term: 2015 -


Board co-chair

Ms Jennifer Church

Humans Against Bad Behaviors In Today's Society

Term: 2018 - 2021

Tonya Houston

H.A.B.B.I.T.S.

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? No
  • 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 11/9/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/09/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.