Guardian Organization

We Help Put The Pieces Of Your Life Back Together After A Life-Changing Event

Huntingdon Valley, PA   |  www.guardian-organization.org

Mission

The Guardian Organization is a tax-exempt charity. Like a Guardian Angel, we help people who are having difficulty transitioning to a 'new norm' for their lives. Here are some of the ways we provide assistance: - Provide financial assistance for individuals and families while they are going through a season of adjustment - Offer healing and improvement to the family’s/individual’s situation - which happens over time - Provide referrals to companies and agencies you can trust at such a vulnerable time. Their goods and services are provided at a discount. Our care may be short or long termed, based on the ability to embrace and sustain a 'new-normal' life.

Ruling year info

2018

CEO

Ms Sophea L Chisom

Main address

PO Box 512

Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 USA

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EIN

82-3760422

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

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

Things change all of a sudden when there is a loss; whether the loss is income, a relative, a relationship, job, position or prestige. Even if we see it coming, when the change happens there is a difference in how life is lived after that day. Life altering events can occur for any number of reasons: death, abandonment, terminal illness, returning to society after incarceration or having to leave a domestically violent environment. In many cases support is needed beyond the onset of when the event occurs. Other factors can set in such as depression or emotional distress, even physical health challenges may arise that can further prevent the desire or ability to move forward. The Guardian Organization provides monetary and counseling assistance, referrals and services for people who are experiencing life-changing events. We offer help during a transitional season to prevent having to go through it alone, you don' know what to do nor where to turn for assistance.

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?

Domestic Violence

Safety, counseling and assistance for victims (and their families) of domestic violence

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adults

Monetary support for bills and expenses when qualifications are met in conjunction with budget and financial counseling

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

We come along side as one navigates through tough decisions during difficult times

Population(s) Served
Adults

Resource connectors to family services, child-care, auto service, food banks, home repair and maintenance, etc. We do the legwork by finding the necessary contacts to meet the need then supply the patron with the contact and resource.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provide referrals to licensed and quality restorative counselling services (i.e., mental health, suicide prevention, grief counseling)

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Substance abusers

Payment of medical, physical and mental health service provider visits and/or co-pays

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Adults

Provide career counseling, clothing, job seeking assistance and guidance for those entering the workforce for the first time, those seeking to supplement income, post incarceration.

This also includes referrals to Training and Literacy programs .for patrons who need to supplement their income and/or provide replacement income for the family

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people
Unemployed people

immediate counselling and referrals to emergency, family crisis and suicide prevention agencies

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

Mental health counselling and suicide prevention(by licensed providers only)

Population(s) Served
People with psychosocial disabilities

Referrals to local shelters and housing rental agencies for individuals or families

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average grant amount

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Health

Related Program

Housing and Shelter

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of households served with eviction notice or forced displacement

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of grants awarded

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Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of mentoring

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Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Pounds of clothing donated

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Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who receive new clothing

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of hygiene kits distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Estimated dollar value of food donations distributed to community feedings programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of partner churches

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Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of care packages delivered

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

The Guardian Organization is a tax-exempt charity established as an adult transitional-based support system for those adjusting to their ‘new normal life’. This support can be short or long termed, dependent on monthly assessments of the person’s reasonable ability to carry on their new-normal life.

We are in existence to
- Provide help for individuals and families while they're going through a season of adjustment
- Offer healing and improvement to the family’s/individual’s situation - which happens over time

Charitable donations are pooled into a common fund and serves as the organization’s operating budget for all programs.

Having formed a consortium of services, we have partnered with professional behavioral health providers, automobile mechanics, licensed and certified roof and home repair contractors and other agencies that provide discounted services and support. All partner agencies with The Guardian Organization are carefully screened and scrutinized since our Patrons are in a sensitive stage in their life journey.

We have successfully provided grief counseling to a Patron having difficulty adjusting to the death of their grandmother, mini-grants, food and household amenities for a patron who was unemployed after experiencing a disabling health challenge but who is now employed, provided monetary assistance, transportation and counseling to get a disabled Patron's electricity turned back on.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Guardian Organization

Board of directors
as of 07/04/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Sophea Chisom

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Term: 2022 - 2021

Ronald Williford

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Delcina Turner

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Lamonte Turner

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Debra Gillman

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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 ? 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 7/4/2022

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/10/2019

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.