SERVICE WITHOUT WALLS

You don't need walls to serve well...

aka SWOWalls   |   CONYERS, GA   |  www.ServiceWithoutWalls.org

Mission

Service Without Walls was formed to partner with other community focused programs and bring greater resources and awareness to community problems such as homelessness, hunger and poverty. ​Through our monthly Days of Service we are able to share love through serving our fellow mankind.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are a upwardly mobile and community focused community based non profit organization that provides good and services to the homeless veterans and others on the streets of Atlanta area counties. A big part of our mission is that we serve the people on the street, as a street based organization therefore we do not yet have a physical location for clients to visit to receive any goods and services outside of our Days of Service. We would like to expand our ministry operations to include services such as job and housing resources, drug counseling referrals as well as mailbox services and ability to obtain birth certificates, ID cards and more.

Ruling year info

2016

Co-Executive Director

Chanuwonia White

Co-Executive Director

Tremaine White

Main address

PO Box 83543 Service Without Walls

CONYERS, GA 30013 USA

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EIN

81-1227807

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization is working to address the ability of the homeless to receive the necessary essential supplies in order to present themselves for a job and/or housing. It is a common awareness that in order for a person to interview for employment and/or housing they need to be presentable. A person that doesn't have a place to live or money to purchase items may not have the hygiene products, clothing, shoes and/or necessary food in order to be able to present themselves in an acceptable societal standard. This can create a repeating cycle if the person is not able to receive the necessary essential items to present him/herself in an acceptable manner.

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?

Day of Service

Serving hygiene products, food, clothing, shoes and other essential and necessary items to the homeless population in the Atlanta community.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Veterans

Host a Winter Wonderland themed celebration to distribute donated toys and a lunch to the youth of families in need in cooperation with the local school districts and others that have families already identified.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Infants and toddlers

To provide a Harvest Feast with dignity for the homeless and those in need in the Atlanta area.
Last November we were able to feed over 200 meals to the homeless and others in need with dignity by also providing tables to sit and eat their dinner.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Veterans

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Our organization's goals are relatively simple; We aim to provide the homeless community with full sized essential hygiene products on a monthly basis to assist in the need to present themselves in a neat, clean and acceptable manner for both employment and housing interviews. We also aim to provide a varied selection of gently used clothing, socks and shoes on a monthly basis to provide to those who are in need and desire to change clothing, look presentable for interviews or for a job. In addition, we aim to provide the homeless community with food, healthier snacks, water and other items to share a current meal and perhaps a small meal or two that can sustain a couple of days such as crackers, canned chicken, canned tuna, fruit other adorable items. Lastly, we aim to build a program that will provide training, counseling and mentoring to allow those who choose a new standard to provide them a way to do so with dignity and respect.

Our strategic approach is to continue building relationships through our Monthly Day of Service to serve, inspire, show love and concern and learn the needs of the community we have been commissioned to serve. Additionally our goal is to build a Love Center to be able to provide training for those who express the capacity and desire to leave their situations and become business owners and entrepreneurs, learning a trade, skills that will help them become productive while giving them something to hope for. In addition to trade training, also providing resources to learn more about themselves and why circumstances were the way that created their living situations. For some that will be through spiritual development and counseling and for others it will include mental health services and/or substance abuse treatment and prevention counseling. Each product will be geared towards the individuals accepted into the program for s determined amount of time.

Our capabilities for meeting our goals is in a reachable place because over the last 4 years oir organization has created a presence of stability and consistency in the areas that we serve. We have demonstrated that our mission to serve in a capacity that uplifts and builds up the community that we have be commissioned to serve and love. Our organization has grown tremendously in the amount of community support, sponsorship and services in the last year alone, picking up some very well known companies as well as lesser known but highly supportive companies and individuals.
We have set up services with other non profit organizations to allow volunteers to get to know us as well as formed partnerships with other non profits to generate unity and community strength.

Service Without Walls strives to ensure that camaraderie with other non profits is our normal and our standard. We believe that other similarly focused and operating non profits being greater resources to the community we serve and more is more for the people. We strive to maintain an atmosphere of love, unity and genuine care and concern for the well being of all.

So far we have accomplished stability and consistency by serving in the same parking lot since 2015 and building a rapport of love and integrity within the community. The next step is to add more services to provide dressing for success for young men that want and need to present themselves to the public in a positive way. To change the imagery of what the public views and to position them for successful outcomes. We intend to do this by partnering with an organization that works with young men and women in these programs such as DJJ, Big Brother, Big Sister, CASA and others.

While we will continue to be Service Without Walls and maintain our presence outside the walls we will offer some services that must be conducted indoors such as providing tax assistance to those experiencing homelessness and in need. They can qualify to receive assistance if they need back taxes filed or setting up arrangements to pay taxes or with filing current taxes. This offering will be provided on a case by case basis as determined by the situation of each applicant. The person in need with need to provide enough information for us to determine our ability to assist them or refer them to a partner tax source.

In addition we keep before us the "SWOW Love Center"...which will be a center to bring together all of the services we offer in one place. We will welcome other non profits to partner with us on professional services, trainings, feedings and providing all around care to the community in addition to financial services, mail services, showers, clothing and other necessities.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SERVICE WITHOUT WALLS

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Horace Forbes

Freedom of Grace Church

Samuel Cooke

Retired Veteran

Cynthia Cooke

Stony Brook Medicine

Yancey Pritchard

Denisha Ferguson

Department of the Treasury

Keith Malcome

Desiree Malcome

Horace Forbes

Freedom of Grace Church

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/27/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability