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Shepherd's Way, Inc.

Help For The Homeless

aka Shepherd's Way, Inc.   |   Manchester, NH   |  http://www.shepherds-way.com/sw/about/

Mission

Who We Are We are a nonprofit Christian-based charitable organization located in Manchester, New Hampshire. We operate as an independent ministry working as stewards for the Good Shepherd, Jesus. Our Mission To follow the Book of Matthew 25: 35-40 by giving food, water, shelter (tents and tarps only), clothing, and humanitarian assistance to those who are dealing with issues such as homelessness, hunger and addiction. Our Values We seek to help people in need and show them love and human kindness in the spirit of Christ.

Ruling year info

2017

Board President

Mr Merle Burke

Main address

373 S. Willow St D1-1 Suite #115

Manchester, NH 03103 USA

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Formerly known as

Midpoint Recovery Center, Inc.

EIN

82-2603969

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

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

Help With Basics

'Help With Basics' provides hygiene items, food, water tents, tarps, blankets, and sleeping bags to homeless people who live on the streets and in encampments. The goal of this program is to promote better health and sanitation in the homeless community, while protecting homeless individuals against the elements.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people

Shepherd's Way collects/purchases winter coats and boots for the homeless and distributes these items in the cold months. This program focuses on homeless people who live on the streets and in encampments.

Population(s) Served

This program provides winter hats, mittens and gloves to schoolchildren (grades K-8) living in economically disadvantaged situations. It partners with churches, outreach ministries and schools to ensure that children stay warm and protected from the cold.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people

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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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Shepherd's Way, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/12/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Merle Burke

Self-Employed Life Coach

Term: 2017 - 2020

Eric Craig

Business Owner

Becky Ahern

Retired, Church Elder

James Ganley

Fitness Coach, Business Owner

Jim Iovino

Retired, Mental Health Counselor

Merle Burke

Self-Employed Life Coach

Wayne MacDonald

Retired, State of NH, Dept Health & Human Services

Nancy Fischer

Bedford, NH School District

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/12/2023

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/30/2022

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.