Shower Power, Inc.

New York, NY   |  https://showerpowernyc.org/

Mission

We believe there is a clear linkage between hygiene and health outcomes, and that everyone deserves the opportunity to have access to goods and resources that would reduce their risk of illness or other preventable health issues. Shower Power, Inc. will serve as a much-needed conduit to: (a) provide individuals in need with the resources they need to effectively and regularly care for themselves, regardless of their living situation; and (b) ensure that our service community has all of the resources and knowledge they need in order to the same. This ranges from distribution of hygiene products to those in need or developing operational mobile shower vehicles, to encouraging and assisting with the distribution of feminine hygiene products at local soup kitchens and shelters.

Ruling year info

2018

Board President

Crystal Adams

Main address

PO Box 1891

New York, NY 10163 USA

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EIN

82-2732545

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Personal care is a fundamental daily need that is too often overlooked. No one should face judgment or preventable illnesses because of an inability to purchase core hygiene products.

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?

Personal Care Resources

We collect and purchase thousands of personal care products and distribute them in areas where people in need already spend time and seek support.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people

We work with existing organizations to find ways to add/increase the number of showers made publicly available and ensure they have the support and knowledge to run these resources well.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

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 are enhancing the conversation around health and hygiene for those experiencing homelessness in NYC by ensuring broader access to hygiene resources and facilities.

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?

    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 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

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

    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 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, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Shower Power, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Crystal Adams

Julia Chambers

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/14/2021

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
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/14/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
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.