GRACE LIKE RAIN INC

aka Grace Like Rain   |   Denton, TX   |  www.glrtx.org

Mission

To demonstrate the healing power of Christ’s love to families through relationships and resources.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Michelle Conner

Chief Operating Officer

John Montoya

Main address

306 N. Loop 288 Suite 112

Denton, TX 76209 USA

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EIN

81-2233677

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

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Programs and results

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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?

Rise with Grace

Grace Like Rain’s Rise with Grace case management program is a seven-phase program with checkpoints along the way. Success for our families is individualized within the context of a defined framework, and our coaches and case managers work tirelessly to support our families in defining, chasing, and achieving their goals. Each family in our Rise with Grace program is provided with not only a case manager, but also a volunteer family coach, to provide community, support, and companionship, throughout their journey.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

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 families assisted with housing-related services.

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

Extremely poor people, Homeless people, Low-income people, Working poor

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of families assisted with transportation-related resources.

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

Extremely poor people, Homeless people, Low-income people, Working poor

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of families assisted with childcare resources.

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

Extremely poor people, Homeless people, Low-income people, Working poor

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of families assisted with utility assistance.

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

Extremely poor people, Homeless people, Low-income people, Working poor

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Grace Like Rain strategic goals for 2021:
1) Targeted and sustainable resource development
2) Case Management program refinement and development into Rise with Grace
3) Improved client data capture through Apricot by Social Solutions
4) Access and deploy additional resources for housing and relief assistance
5) Access and deploy additional transportation resources
6) Access and deploy additional childcare resources
7) Increase client participation rate in life skills classes
8) Update employee handbook
9) Continue developing a strategic plan specific to the Love First development
10) Improve volunteer experience and engagement

Theme: FIRE: Frequent, Intentional, Relational Engagements
1) Actionable development plan with multiple facets including grants, events and structured donor giving
2) Rise with Grace program plan development with policies and procedures
3) Troubleshoot client disengagement with life skills classes

Based on current staff, board and volunteer makeup along with the addition of contract consultants, the organization is fully capable of meeting 2021 strategic goals.

Grace Like Rain is on track towards full completion of all goals by end-of-year 2021.

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?

    Low to moderate income population in Denton County.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes, 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?

    We have recently developed a committee with representatives from diverse populations in our community to advise on the development of the program plan and policies and procedures for our primary program, Rise with Grace.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

    Client feedback has informed our policies and procedures as well as the deployment of critical resources.

  • 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 act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people,

Financials

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Operations

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

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GRACE LIKE RAIN INC

Board of directors
as of 4/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kara Kirkley

Clarissa Christman

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/23/2021

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
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/23/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.