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Bloom House Youth Services Inc

A safe place for all youth in need

EMPORIA, KS   |  http://www.bloomhouseks.org

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Mission

Bloom House Youth Services is a fully inclusive 501c3 organization serving at risk and homeless youth in the state of Kansas through our drop in center and shelter open 24/7 every day of the year.

Ruling year info

2019

director

Clara Corn

Main address

301 W. 11TH AVE

EMPORIA, KS 66801 USA

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EIN

84-2113689

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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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?

Basic Center Program

Basic Center Program (BCP) works to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families. Youth under age 18 with emergency shelter for up to 21 days, food, clothing, counseling, and referrals for health care. BCPs also provide outreach, prevention, and help reunite young people with their families, whenever possible. Services offered include meeting the basic needs above, but also provide art therapy, case management, and connections to area resources.

We operate a Drop-In-Center on the ground floor of our building where all offices are located, the main kitchen (1 of 3 total), the laundry area, food pantry, and hygeine closet, and two bathrooms. Ace's Place - our drop-in-center study and gathering room is equipped with a television, phone, chromebooks, and a wide array of educational and recreational materials. We are available to all youth in need 24/7 365.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Families of origin
Adolescent parents
At-risk youth
Homeless people

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.

Percentage of youth who exit shelter to locations other than homelessness

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Basic Center Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The goal for this mentric is 85%; our personal goal is to keep it at 100%.

Number of youth visits to the hygiene closet

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Basic Center Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We anticipate seeing this increase as more youth in the community become aware of this resource.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We hope to see less need, but anticipate this holding relatively stready as hunger remains an issue and access to food is limited.

Number of youth visits to the food pantry

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Basic Center Program

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

We hope to connect youth and families with food resources to appropriately address hunger which will decrease visits to our pantry. However, we anticipate need may hold steady as resources are limited

Number of youth visits to the clothing closet

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Basic Center Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Clothing closet includes interview attire, seasonal needs, and school clothing giveaways in August and January.

Number of instances of participation in educational and recreational life skills groups

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Basic Center Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Our aim is to reduce youth homelessness in our area and to help runaway and homeless youth access safety, assistance, mental health, and return home or another safe permanent location as quickly as possible. Bloom House works with the whole family (where safe to do so) in our prevention, shelter, and aftercare programs to prevent runaway and homelessness where we can by addressing the root causes of a youth's decision to run or the family's housing instability. We offer shelter, life skills education, art therapy, case management, and more as we work with the family, supportive people in the youth's life, and other agencies to help ensure runaway and homeless youth are safely housed within 21 days of entering our shelter, and are supported in aftercare for a year.

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 inform the development of new programs/projects, 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

  • 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 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 look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, At exit all youth clients complete an aftercare survey. We also have a youth advisory committee

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome

Financials

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Operations

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

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Bloom House Youth Services Inc

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

Jennifer Ogleby

Crosswinds

Jennifer Ogleby

Crosswinds

Rochelle Rowley

Emporia State University

Katherine Baker

University of Oklahoma Press

Camrie Sparling

Family Service & Guidance Center

Rebecca Teaford-Boldridge

Self

Jamie Darcy

Lot & Ilk

Melissa Owen

Beacon for Hope

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/10/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/10/2023

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 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 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 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 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.