Collaborating Voices Foundation

Helping ManKind Unselfishly It's Everyone Job to Save US

aka Teamwork Makes the Dream Work Village Project   |   Houston, TX   |


Provide Community Resources & Awareness for Seniors, Children, Veterans, Homeless Out Reach, Disaster Relief, Donation Hub. Help Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Families with support services for Restoring their lives. Providing At-Risk Youth Workforce Development Trade School and Job Placement. Low-Cost Healthcare includes low-cost Clinics in underserved vulnerable areas and mobile clinics and 3-D Mammograms. Lead Agency for other nonprofits' missions and support with volunteers and supplies

Notes from the nonprofit

Building Resilience Impact Hub Shopping Center 5500 sqft Warehouse we give clothes, counseling, shoes, houseware, furniture, mattresses Travel Chicago, DC, Georgia, San Antonio, and Austin for White House Initiative CVI Complete 3 zooms a week with other organizations nationally on survivors and strategies

Ruling year info



Mrs. Dr. Kathy L Tatum

Main address

P.O. Box 91036 PMB 358

Houston, TX 77291 USA

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NTEE code info

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (F12)

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

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

Healthcare Mobile Resources and Mammograms, Colonoscopies, Workforce in Health Training Tiny homes or RV for homeless Food insecurity Survivor out of the home of Abuser and Funding to Hotel and First Months Rent and Wraparound Services Youth Training Licenses Senior Boxes Workforce Development

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?

Operation Community Mask and Supplies Giveaway

Raising Funds and Collecting Donation for Frontline Workers and Seniors. Supplying 3 or 4 ply, KN95, 3M N95, sanitizer, gloves and Food Boxes.

Population(s) Served
Emergency responders

Houston Area has had increase in Domestic Violence Covid-19. Collaborating Voices goal is to help 1000 Families safe haven with avoid Shelters stays in the Covid-19 Pandemic social distancing needed. In relief of Housing (Deposits, Rents, Application) Emergency Financials Funding ($500 each by gift cards, Cash App, PayPal ) that can be used for clothing, shoes, utilities, transportation.
Hotel (average 10 day stay to 1 month) $60.00 a night. Rapid Rehousing which will pay 12 month Rental Assistance for Families and Counseling.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

Youth Center gives support to the youth in Trauma.
Domestic Violence
Human Trafficking
Suicide Prevention
Food Pantry

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

20 at Risk High School Seniors financials support to pay for books, school supplies, transportation, graduation dresses, Dorm supplies. All year round Seniors must participate in Volunteer hours in the Community. Write Essay and Art Talent on the Need for the scholarships

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Collaborating Voices Foundation providing survivors Hotel, New Clothes, Shoes, Legal, Counseling , Food, Job Training and Relocations of Survivors

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Sex workers

Collaborating Voices has teamed up with our community partners Project Remix and provides Free Trade School job placement dance community gardens health financial literacy and supplies for work in 8000sqft building and outreach to the community

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

We supply over 65 other nonprofits and organizations with the supplies to run their programs that including community outreach, schools, hospitals, cancer survivors, domestic violence, human trafficking, churches, and the city with over 100 pallets a month from CVS, Walgreens, Target, Amazon, Walmart, Sharper Image, Lazboy

Population(s) Served

we provide free gun locks and education to the community and schools. We mentor and work with the city and law enforcement to try to stop violence with mediation and programs

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Economically disadvantaged people

We have partnered with Black Healthy each year to give Take home Colorectal Cancer Fit Kits to Underserve communities. The positive results are referred to Several other partners that perform colonocytes and treatment for cancer.
We have partnered with Dr. A to have a low-cost Clinic Serving Vulnerable and Underserved Populations and labs for $35 and a 3-D mobile MAMMOGRAM for $250 that includes a read by a radiologist, a mobile unit that includes awareness covid19, vaccines, and medical supplies. The clinic also provides workforce development training x-ray, ultrasounds, EKG machines, and community health care, workers
Here are some characteristics of vulnerable and underserved populations.
Vulnerable populations
characteristics. They may:
• Have a high risk for multiple health problems and/or pre-existing conditions
• Have limited life options (e.g., financial, educational, housing)
• Display fear and distrust in accessing gov

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims and oppressed people
Immigrants and migrants
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work


I'm A Survivor Seminar 2019

Congressional Recognition

Humanitarian 2021


July 17, 2021 Kathy L Tatum Founder Day 2021

City of Houston

Mental Health Advocate of the Year 2020

Safe Diversity

Non Profit Husler of the Year 2020

Type Girl Inc

Women on the Rise Award 2020

Debutante Ball and Gala

The President's Award 2021

Leaders Esteem Christian Bible University

Humanitarian of the Year 2022

The Palace of Praise

Community Change Maker 2024

Woke Money Nonprofit

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 meetings held with decision makers

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

Families, Health, Social and economic status

Related Program

Domestic Violence Covid-19 Survivors Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Homeless Coalition Domestic Violence/Human Trafficking Survivors City of Houston Complete Communities Community Gardens Grants Stop the Violence Interrupters At-Risk Youth Workforce Development Low

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.

New Home ownership
No homeless veterans
Age out foster kids with job placement, college, trade school
Domestic Violence training
Senior Citizen's food boxes
Senior college bound with supplies
Educate other nonprofits on grants
Tiny homes, Safe Houses

Collaborating Voices resources for the community and other nonprofits
Grant Writing
Local Partnerships with other nonprofits and Stores, Apt. Complex
New Home providing application, Emergency Funds
Rent, Deposits
Advocate for low-income houses for our veterans and place to live for aged-out foster kids

Partner with Dr. A on new Clinic opening February 2023 currently have a mobile unit for 3d mammograms and colorectal cancer tests and low-cost labs and Xrays and open MRI machines
Domestic Violence helping 1000 Families a year
5 Families Rapid Re-Housing 12-month rent assistance
Families' relocation applications, rents, deposits paid
Hotel stays 10 days on average
Workforce development

2020 we have paid 300 families with emergency assistance
Apply for Grants
Collaborate with other organizations that have funding
Grassroots Street Teams

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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 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, City and State Meetings and Grants

  • 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, 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 ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Collaborating Voices Foundation

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Collaborating Voices Foundation

Board of directors
as of 04/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Kathy Tatum

Collaborating Voices Foundation

Term: 2020 - 2030

Lula Hays

Collaborating Voices Foundation

Azeb Yusef

Texas Southern University

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 4/26/2024

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


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


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

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/11/2020

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

  • 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.