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Pink Cloud Foundation

"Recovery Begins with Housing"

MINNEAPOLIS, MN   |  https://www.pinkcloudfoundation.org

Mission

Pink Cloud Foundation's mission is to provide housing assistance, support services, and other critical resources to those seeking long-term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Pink Cloud Foundation aims to make the transition from an in-patient rehabilitation treatment center, or correctional facility, and into sober/recovery-housing and a new way of life, as easy as possible. By alleviating some of the immediate burdens on individuals in early recovery, we feel, creates an environment of stability and serenity, with reduced stress, improved mental health, program engagement, and overall greatly increases the likelihood of success and long-term recovery.

Ruling year info

2022

Executive Director

Travis Winship

Main address

1367 WILLOW STREET APT 539

MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55403 USA

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EIN

83-3339025

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Pink Cloud Foundation aims to address the burdens often found in the early stages of recovery. We believe that when the unnecessary and costly roadblocks are replaced by sensible solutions, the likelihood of recovery from addiction drastically increases. Issues we address with our programming: - Recovery Housing - Temporary Animal Fostering Services - Personal Care & Hygiene Kits - Temporary Property Storage for Personal Belongings

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?

Recovery Housing

Pink Cloud Foundation provides recovery housing assistance to individuals seeking long-term recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction by alleviating some of the immediate financial burdens and barriers to finding a safe and sober home. This program aims to make an individual's transition from an alcohol/drug rehabilitation center, or correctional facility, to sober-housing as easy as possible. By alleviating these immediate burden on individuals upon discharge helps to foster a strong recovery program environment, improves mental health, and helps maintain overall well-being.

Our belief, is that a smooth transition into a voluntary sober/recovery housing environment greatly reduces the chance of relapse during this critical first step of the recovery journey, and road to independence.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Substance abusers
People with other disabilities
Incarcerated people
Economically disadvantaged people

Pink Cloud Foundation recognizes and understands the significance that our pets have in our sobriety. During our work, we hear time and again from counselors, case workers, and patients, that pet-owners often times have delayed or avoided seeking treatment due to the worry associated with leaving a pet behind for any extended period of time.

Our Pink Cloud Pets Program aims to connect those seeking recovery with safe, loving, and qualified animal fostering volunteers across our community.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
People with other disabilities
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Incarcerated people

Where we work

Awards

Community Outreach - GOLD Winner 2022

Anthem Awards

Leader of the Year - SILVER Winner 2022

Anthem Awards

Humanitarian Action & Service - SILVER Winner 2022

Anthem Awards

Product, Innovation, & Services - BRONZE Winner 2023

Anthem Awards

MN Commissioner's Circle of Excellence Award 2023

Minnesota Department of Human Services

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of organizational partners

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

Ex-offenders, Homeless people, Low-income people, Substance abusers, People with other disabilities

Related Program

Recovery Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Steady increase year after year of Addiction Treatment Centers & Recovery Home Partners.

Number of applications for housing received from targeted population

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

People with other disabilities, Substance abusers, Homeless people, Extremely poor people, Ex-offenders

Related Program

Recovery Housing

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

People with other disabilities, Substance abusers, Extremely poor people, Homeless people, Ex-offenders

Related Program

Recovery Housing

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Achieved over 600 placements of individuals into a Recovery Residence year-to-date.

Number of unique website visitors

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

Homeless people, Adults, Families, Substance abusers, Ex-offenders

Related Program

Recovery Housing

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Due to the increase of partnerships made within the community, and expanding programs, the online traffic from unique visitors to our 'Resources' page continues to increase year-over-year.

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.

Organizational Goals for Pink Cloud Foundation (2023):

1.) Cultivate and grow new/existing partnerships with local Recovery Community Organizations (RCO's).

2.) Engage with the recovery community and community leaders to dismantle the stigma associated with Substance Use Disorder (SUD).

3.) Develop new and creative solutions through programming that are sensible, cost-effective, and scalable.

4.) Remove unnecessary barriers that prohibit those seeking long-term recovery from accessing recovery services, supportive housing, or basic necessities needed to feel safe, and maintain overall physical and mental health.

Pink Cloud Foundation Organizational Strategies (2023):

1. Cultivate and Grow Partnerships:
- Identify Potential Partners: Research local RCOs that align with our mission.
- Outreach: Initiate contact, express our interest in collaboration, and schedule meetings.
- Build Relationships: Regularly engage with partners through meetings, events, and joint initiatives.

2. Dismantle Stigma Associated with SUD:
- Awareness Campaigns: Launch campaigns to educate the public about SUD, its causes, and treatment options.
- Engage Community Leaders: Collaborate with influential figures to amplify our message.
- Success Stories: Share stories of individuals who have successfully recovered from SUD.

3. Develop Sensible, Cost-effective, and Scalable Solutions:
- Needs Assessment: Understand the needs of the recovery community through surveys and interviews.
- Program Development: Design programs that address these needs in a cost-effective manner.
- Pilot and Scale: Test these programs on a small scale, gather feedback, make necessary adjustments, and then scale up.

4. Remove Barriers to Recovery Services:
- Identify Barriers: Understand the obstacles that individuals face when seeking recovery services.
- Policy Advocacy: Advocate for policy changes that can remove these barriers.
- Resource Allocation: Allocate resources to provide supportive housing and basic necessities.

This strategy aims to create a supportive environment for individuals recovering from SUD, thereby fulfilling our organizational goals. Let's work together to make a difference! 😊

Capabilities of Pink Cloud Foundation

1. Cultivate and Grow Partnerships:
Pink Cloud Foundation has a dedicated team for partnership development. They are skilled in identifying potential partners, initiating contact, and building long-term relationships.

2. Dismantle Stigma Associated with SUD:
The Pink Cloud Foundation has a strong presence in the community and is capable of launching awareness campaigns. It has connections with community leaders who can help amplify our message and has established a platform for sharing success stories.

3. Develop Sensible, Cost-effective, and Scalable Solutions:
Pink Cloud Foundation has a team of experts who are adept at conducting needs assessments, developing programs, and implementing them. They are experienced in piloting programs, gathering feedback, and scaling up.

4. Remove Barriers to Recovery Services:
Pink Cloud Foundation has a deep understanding of the obstacles faced by individuals seeking recovery services. As an organization that was founded, led, and operated by those with lived experiences in addiction, either personally or by a loved-one, it is capable of advocating for policy changes and allocating resources to provide supportive housing and basic necessities.

In summary, Pink Cloud Foundation has the necessary capabilities to achieve its organizational goals. Its dedicated teams, strong community presence, and expertise in program development and policy advocacy make it well-equipped to support individuals recovering from SUD.

- Nearly 700 individuals placed in Recovery Housing to-date.
- Minnesota Commissioner's Circle of Excellence Award Winner (Oct. 2023)
- 4 x Anthem Award Winner for Humanitarian Action & Services:
PROGRAM INNOVATION - BRONZE Award (April 2023 - Pink Cloud Pets Program)
Previous Anthem Awards:
-BEST COMMUNITY OUTREACH - GOLD Award (March 2022)
-LEADER OF THE YEAR - SILVER Award (March 2022)
-SERVICE - SILVER Award (March 2022)

-21,000+ visitors to our website's 'Resources' page each year! Aimed at helping anyone who might be struggling with addiction, or knows someone who is, you can find everything from meeting times and sober houses to local programs and treatment centers.

Development and Scaling of Pink Cloud Pets Program:
NEW PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT (November 2023): Animal Humane Society
Memo of Understanding signed and initiated. Connecting pet-owners seeking recovery with short-term pet foster volunteers and veterinary services provided by Animal Humane Society.

Pink Cloud Care Bags Program:
Providing essential items to those moving into a Recovery Residence. Nearly 100 Bags provided to individuals in early recovery!
-Each Care Bag Includes:1 Drawstring Bag, 1 Bath Towel, 1 Twin Sheet Set (flat, fitted, pillowcase), 1 Standard Pillow, 10-piece Hygiene Kit, Laundry Detergent, & 1 Shower Loofah

Pink Cloud Storage Program: JUST LAUNCHED!! (October 2023)
-Corporate sponsorship program opportunities have been created and are now available.

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 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

  • 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 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

Financials

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Pink Cloud Foundation

Board of directors
as of 11/09/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Travis Winship

Necia Plankers

Verizon

Connor Sloane

Revive Health & Wellness

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/31/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability