Defiance Dream Center Inc

Find a need and meet it. Find a hurt and heal it.

Defiance, OH   |  https://defiancedreamcenter.org/

Mission

The Defiance Dream Center is a volunteer driven nonprofit organization which exists to serve low-income, at risk youth and underserved struggling individuals and families by providing resources, opportunities and supportive services to help them realize their dream of living a self-sufficient life.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Mr. Bill Lammers

Main address

1935 E 2nd St, Suite A

Defiance, OH 43512 USA

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EIN

81-5483297

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Life Coaching

We believe that life change happens in the context of relationships. Our Life Coaching model provides coaches that walk alongside individuals in need to help them navigate difficult situations in their lives. Our strategies are designed to reach communities with the love of Christ by meeting both physical and spiritual needs. We believe that together we have the power to help provide a pathway of hope out of poverty, addictions, and hopelessness for people in need.

Population(s) Served

Through partnerships with Northwest State Community College and Ohio Means Jobs we provide under-employed young adults and soon to be graduating high school students with an opportunity to learn hands on skilled trades in construction and automotive work that lead to higher paying careers. At the same time we are teaching them vital soft skills and life skills which will help to transform their futures, their families and our communities. This holistic approach allows the students to learn a trade as they are helping single mothers, disadvantaged families and the elderly in our community.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Young adults
At-risk youth
Low-income people
Working poor

With our team of volunteers we branch out into our community to build relationships, restore and revitalize neighborhoods through acts of kindness, service projects and adopt a block community building activities.

Population(s) Served
Low-income people
Working poor
Young adults
Widows and widowers
Ex-offenders
Low-income people
Working poor
Young adults
Widows and widowers
Ex-offenders

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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?

    We serve youth and young adults through our workforce training programs. We serve community members through our community outreach initiatives. We serve individuals of all ages through our life coaching program.

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

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), 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 modified our workforce training program to better fit the needs of our students and create more relational equity.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

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

    It's allowed us to show the value of humility in relationships and reinforced the bond we have with people.

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

    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,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Defiance Dream Center Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Bill Lammers

Defiance Dream Center

Term: 2017 - 2022

Rich Seward

Defiance YMCA

Rita Kissner

Retired Mayor of Defiance

Kyle Brownlee

Xperience Church

Michelle Osborne

Leslie Meyer

Flatrock Bridge Group

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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 11/01/2021

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
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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