Noble Truth

Houston, TX   |  https://www.NobleTruthTexas.org

Mission

Our mission is to identify and assist inmates and those with criminal backgrounds who are truly committed to turning their lives around. Upon their release, we assist them with Housing, Jobs, Transportation and Counseling. We treat our candidates and clients with dignity, and encourage them to move beyond the mistakes they've made in the past. Noble Truth is dedicated to helping those with criminal backgrounds bridge their journey to success. We understand that after our candidates are released from correctional facilities, the most critical step in their journey requires havinga safe place to live, in an environment free from all the negative influences that might sabotage their success. For this reason, our primary focus today is to provide housing assistance for our clients.

Ruling year info

2019

Principal Officer

Mr. Jimmy Howard

Director

Mr. Mukesh Srivastiva

Main address

13280 Northwest Freeway Suite F353

Houston, TX 77040 USA

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EIN

83-2839734

NTEE code info

Rehabilitation Services for Offenders (I40)

Services to Prisoners/Families (I43)

Transitional Care, Half-Way House for Offenders/Ex-Offenders (I31)

IRS filing requirement

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Once released from prison, former inmates in Texas reoffend at a rate of 23%. National statistics show an even higher rate of recidivism, at 44%. Noble Truth understands that parolees will be released into our neighborhoods, communities and cities, whether help and assistance is available to them or not. Our programs are designed to reduce recidivism, striving to achieve a goal of 10% or less.

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?

Noble Truth Housing Assistance

Noble Truth is dedicated to helping those with criminal backgrounds bridge their journey to success. We understand that after our candidates are released from correctional facilities, the most critical step in their journey requires having a safe place to live, in an environment free from all the negative influences that might sabotage their success. For this reason, our primary focus today is on building partnerships with halfway houses, three quarter houses and sober living communities. We currently offer these services in the Houston and surrounding areas, but we have plans for growth throughout the state of Texas, and long-term plans to replicate our program across the continental U.S.  One of our most important activities therefore is to intervene on behalf of the candidate, once they enter the parole process while still incarcerated. It isn’t uncommon for an inmate in the state of Texas to apply for housing at state-run halfway houses, only to receive denial letters. If they aren’t accepted and have no verified address before their release, they may be denied parole. So, once Noble Truth establishes contact with the candidate, we will work with our network of private housing facilities on their behalf.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people
Economically disadvantaged people

We offer our clients assistance with their transportation needs once they're released. Examples include:- Providing monthly bus passes- Meetings with parole/probation officers - Getting to/from job interviews- Short term assistance getting to/from work

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people

Services under development

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people

Services under development. We will not deliver counseling services in-house, but we'll direct our clients to service providers.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

By providing the much needed support to the formerly incarcerated, our aim is to intervene prior to their release to ensure their successful reintegration into society and to reduce the rate of recidivism.

Our strategy is to improve the former criminal's chances of success, thereby reducing their likelihood to re-offend by provisioning housing, jobs, transportation and counseling. We believe that support in these four critical areas is vital to their success.

Noble Truth is in direct communication with inmates in 17 of the 100+ Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) facilities.
We strive to accurately identify and vet those who are truly deserving of a chance to move beyond their mistakes of the past.
Once selected, candidates receive our questionnaire, and the answers they provide factor into our analysis.
We then schedule phone interviews for one-on-one conversations.
Our directors ultimately vote to accept or reject the candidate into our program(s).

Noble Truth is building a network of collaboration partners, consisting of private alternative housing facilities, and other non-profit organizations in the area with missions that compliment the services we provide.

At the present time, we are in direct communication with over 90 inmates in TDCJ who have reached out to us for assistance.
As of November of 2019, we have provided approval letters for housing for 5 inmates, with one released from prison and housed at our partner facility (which we pay for).

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve the formally incarcerated, specifically those who have served prison terms in Texas Department of Criminal Justice facilities. Our programs are designed to assist these parolees with housing, jobs, transportation and counseling.

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

    We actively seek feedback from our client base on the effectiveness of the services we provide.,

  • 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 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 have partnered with another local Guidestar nonprofit called Clothed by Faith, to provide clothing for our clients.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

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

    not applicable

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    N/A,

Financials

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Operations

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Noble Truth

Board of directors
as of 3/20/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jimmy Howard

Executive Director (Founder)

Term: 2018 - 2028

Jimmy Howard

Executive Director (Founder)

Edward Eusery

Director Pro Tempore

Mukesh Srivastiva

Director

Board leadership practices

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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 ? 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? 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 03/20/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/20/2022

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.