Housing, Shelter

Josephine Dotson Center for Change Inc

Lifting Families Out of Homelessness

Bellville, TX   |  http://www.jdccinc.org

Mission

The Josephine Dotson Center for Change will provide a stable, caring, and safe environment for families, while they work to break the cycle of homelessness. By utilizing a whole person approach we will strive to build accountability, resilience, and motivation in families that show a willingness to work for a better tomorrow. Resources for homeless families in a rural setting are often scarce, requiring families to travel hours to a metropolitan area for assistance. We will support families that become homeless due to an unfortunate circumstance, such as fire, flood, death of a spouse, loss of job, sickness, eviction or foreclosure. The basic family unit is one parent and at least one school aged child.

Ruling year info

2019

Founder/President

Dr Lorenzo McFarland

Main address

403 Jackson Rd

Bellville, TX 77418 USA

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EIN

84-2904742

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Rural (S32)

IRS filing requirement

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

JDCC Inc. is a new nonprofit incorporated on September 3, 2019. I do not see our current situation as a problem, but a reality. As a new nonprofit we need to raise funds to establish the center. We need to raise funds to rent, build or build a building that will house 15 families. We will also need to raise funds to furnish and staff the center. We need to develop long term relationships to secure long-term funding. JDCC Inc is located in a rural setting. This poses an obstacle to funding raising, requiring us to be innovating in raising funds.

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?

Housing and resource center

We will provide housing for two years to ensure families gain the skills, resources and tools that lead to permanent self-sufficiency. The two-year program will provide daily support and educational programs. Adult family members are required to work at least 30 hours per week or part-time and attend school. Family will be required to save 15 percent of all income. Another 15 percent of income will be used to pay off debt. Families will be responsible for providing their own food and hygiene products. Within the first-year families will be required to complete life skills training in problem solving, time management, money management and parenting skills. JDCC will partner with local community organizations to offer Fast Track GED Certification, trade school and two-year associate programs.

Population(s) Served
Families
Budget
$0

Where we work

Charting impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Current goals include: 1. Raise funds to establish the center 2. Develop long-term relationships with donors 3. Find collaborative partners in the community

JDCC Inc. is working with CharityUSA to complete the following; 1. Corporate sponsorship package 2. Identify 300 businesses to target for awareness and donations 3. Meetings with local city, business and church leaders 4. Social media fund raising campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube 5. GoFundMe campaign 6. Local fund raising events (golfing, musical, auctions) 7. News paper articles

Currently organizational capabilities are limited, but we are in the process of recruiting volunteers to aid in fundraising activities. We will continue to work with CharityUSA to develop social medial and sponsorship packages to increase our reach outside of the rural community. We are hoping to partner with local churches and nonprofits to develop more opportunities.

The initial indicators: 1. ability to raise awareness about the problem and need 2. Ability to raise funds 3. Ability to enlisted volunteers to aids in our efforts Long term indicators: 1. Enough funds to open and operate the center

Accomplishments: 1. Incorporations in the state of Texas and 501(c)3 exempted 2. Development of website and logo Next Steps: 1. Complete development of fundraising materials 2. Complete social medial pages 3. Complete GoFundMe page 4. Meeting with local city, business, and church leaders 5. Launch fundraising events on social media 6. Identify and reach out to 300 businesses for donations 7. Enlist volunteers to help with local fundraising events in 2020

Financials

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Keywords

housing for homeless families