WILLIETTE SAFEHOUSE FOUNDATION INC

We are unapologetically determined to contribute to the improvement of the disabled community within the Republic of Liberia.

aka Williette Safehouse   |   Grayson, GA   |  www.williettesafehouse.com

Mission

The mission of Williette SafeHouse Foundation, Inc is to collaborate and assist with domestic disability foundations worldwide. Our focus is to care for the disabled community within Liberia; providing them with necessities, academic assistance and skills training for self-sustainability.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are unapologetically determined to contribute to the improvement of the young disabled community within the Republic of Liberia. Growth along with development is key; patience accompanied with consistency is the need.

Ruling year info

2016

CEO

Ms. Rita Stryker

Main address

P.O. Box 1067

Grayson, GA 30017 USA

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EIN

81-3951880

NTEE code info

Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services (P86)

International Relief (Q33)

Deaf/Hearing Impaired Centers, Services (P87)

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 addressing an issue that many Liberians, unfortunately, have turned their backs on. We are passionate about working with individuals that are change agents in the endless fight for persons with disabilities. We are energetically working towards providing educational opportunities, nutritional training, health assistance and much more for the youth in the Liberian Disabled Community.

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?

Safehouse Building Project (Long Term Project)

Williette Safehouse long-term goal is to build a facility to ensure the enrichment and growth of those belonging to the Liberian disabled community.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with disabilities

Williette Speaks is our radio program that is aired on ELWA 94.5 FM weekly. It is a series of oral documentaries used to inform a range of audiences on a wide array of topics. As an organization, we are using this platform to engage and inform the general public about the unique needs that face the individuals within the Liberian disabled community. The program airs in all 15 counties in Liberia, Sierra Leona, Guinea and Ivory Coast.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Service projects are organized, collaborative effort between individuals to complete tasks that make the world a better place. These projects vary in size from aiding an individual to an entire community. Williette Safehouse aims to aid the Liberian disabled community through these service projects. Whether big or small, we are charged with the mission to aid those in need so that they have equal access and opportunity.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

The Williette Safehouse Emancipate Fellowship Program’s mission is to collaborate with passionate local and international governments, companies, and organizations that firmly believe in the importance of education, skills training courses, and experiencing realistic work environments. Throughout the fellowship, the focus is to transform the current and future generations of the Liberian Disabled Community. Each class is uniquely crafted, and all participants are meticulously selected in a lengthy interview process. The fellows enrolled in the program is taught weekly by trained teachers who have successfully experienced rigorous hands-on workshops with the Williette Safehouse staff. Fellows embrace honesty, strive for academic excellence, demonstrate discipline, and exhibit leadership and influence in their homes, communities, and worldwide.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with disabilities
Young adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

The Alliance on Disability in Liberia 2019

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.

We provide a variety of projects to the community, we execute a weekly radio program and we partner with local disabled schools, international and local groups to assist in our mission. Our long-term goal is to create a hub for young Liberians within the disabled community by building a Safehouse. This space will allow us to provide endless and innumerable amounts of services to the community. By creating authentic partnerships with other like-minded businesses around the world, our organization will have the privilege of providing technical training, health services, nutritional guidance and housing assistance within the community.

By starting the conversation in a new way, while strategically reaching out to a variety of organizations and companies around the world. With our transparency, creative nature, and fervent desire for the community, we will build and establish continuous support solely for youth and children in the Liberian Disabled Community.

We collect qualitative and quantitative data. It gives us a clear understanding of what is needed in order to meet our goals. This data is used to build M&E Project Plans, Program Concept Notes, connect, research, and work along with other like-minded individuals.

We have created long-term partners with youth groups and disabled businesses around the world, we have executed years of projects within the community, and we have successfully achieved our funding goal yearly.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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),

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

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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WILLIETTE SAFEHOUSE FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 2/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Leona Williams

Williette Safehouse

Term: 2020 -


Board co-chair

Mr. Henry Mamulu

Williette Safehosue

Term: 2020 -

Leona Williams

Henry Mamulu

Princess Stryker-Gibson

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 02/02/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

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