Human Services

Jasmine Road Inc

Rooted in Love

GREENVILLE, SC

Mission

Our mission is to offer women who are trapped in a cycle of sexual exploitation and addiction a path to freedom, a haven for healing, and the opportunity to flourish, leading to generational change and the betterment of our Greenville community.

Ruling Year

2017

Executive Director

Beth Messick

Main Address

P. O. Box 25452

GREENVILLE, SC 29616 USA

Keywords

Residential program

EIN

81-4552155

 Number

8284368895

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The survivors of sexual exploitation and prostitution share many common issues, including childhood sex abuse, homelessness, poverty, addiction, and a history of violence and incarceration, all of which form significant barriers to meaningful employment, to being able to support a family, and to otherwise becoming a productive member of society. All of these issues must be addressed comprehensively to enable graduates to reach a living wage, which then reduces recidivism, incarceration and arrest costs, the constant cycle of detox, and significant family court and foster care costs.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Two-year residential program

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Average number of service recipients per month

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Adults,

Homeless people

Related program

Two-year residential program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

Residential house has capacity for 5

Number of nights of safe housing provided to victims of sex trafficking

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Two-year residential program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

Residential program operates 24/7

Total number of counseling sessions performed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Two-year residential program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Number of individual trauma therapy appointments provided

Number of support groups offered

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Adults

Related program

Two-year residential program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

Total number groups incl. addiction recovery , creative outlet, Ending the Game, trauma recovery, joy-building, physical fitness, spiritual care, volunteering & life skills

Number of physical healthcare appointments

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Two-year residential program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

Physical and dental care appointments

Hours of volunteer service

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Adults

Related program

Two-year residential program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Number of volunteer hours contributing to the operations of this program

Number of applications for housing received from targeted population

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Adults

Related program

Two-year residential program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Number of program applications received

Hours of employment provided

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Adults

Related program

Two-year residential program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Resident employment hours supported by the program

Number of attendees at speaking engagements

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Adults

Related program

Two-year residential program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Number of attendees at community speaking engagements throughout the year

Charting Impact

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

As a sister organization to Thistle Farms, a highly successful non-profit out of Nashville, TN (www.thistlefarms.org), Jasmine Road aims to provide its residents, survivors of sexual exploitation, prostitution and addiction, with the strength, the skill-sets and the opportunities to rejoin society at a living wage.

Jasmine Road is the first and only organization in the Greenville community to provide a comprehensive and holistic residential restoration program for adult female survivors. Based on the Thistle Farms model, a highly successful nonprofit out of Nashville, TN, Jasmine Road is based on the “Housing First Model” – we know that it is impossible for victims to focus on recovery without having a safe and stable living situation. Another important distinguishing factor is the opportunity to gain work experience through community partners and the social enterprise (opening in 2019). No matter how much counseling and other services are provided, if a survivor cannot find gainful employment, it is very difficult to sustain recovery. The incorporation of extensive high quality healthcare delivered in a trauma-informed non-judgmental compassionate environment is the third unique aspect. Thanks to our partner Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, we have been able to provide this access.

Firstly, Jasmine Road's program depends on a residential model; our first house opened for residents on May 29, 2018. Secondly, our program depends on strong leadership having experience with this population, which we have in Beth Messick and Lindsay Blair. Thirdly, our program depends on collaborative partnerships with experts in various fields such as healthcare, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, trauma-informed therapy and education. Current strategic partnerships include Thistle Farms, (the program on which Jasmine Road is modeled), Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, The Julie Valentine Center, Dr. Keith Strausbaugh, DDS, FAVOR Greenville, and many others.

We measure success by tracking each resident’s goals and needs. We track services provided and measurable outcomes including meetings and groups attended, individual treatment plan outcomes, health and therapeutic care provided, and individual progression through the phases of the residential program. Once we have graduated our first class of residents, we will also be tracking graduates of the program, and the percent that are in stable housing and maintaining meaningful employment.

Thanks to many donors and grantors, our first house was purchased and renovated, and our pilot program opened on May 29, 2018 to five participants, which makes the total capacity of the Thistle Farms sister network 230 beds. The development of Jasmine Road's social enterprise, a restaurant which will employ our residents in Greenville's west side, is well-underway and scheduled to open in late 2019. After we have successfully completed a two-year pilot of our residential program, we plan to incorporate lessons learned into our program model and open additional residences.

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Financials

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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?

Yes

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?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No