Collaborating Voices Foundation

Helping ManKind Unselfishly

Houston, TX   |  http://www.collaboratingvoices.org

Mission

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.

Ruling year info

2020

Founder/President

Mrs. Kathy L Tatum

Main address

6411 Pirtlewood Circle

Houston, TX 77088 USA

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EIN

84-3357714

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.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Shelters are full Proving move expenses Groceries Survivor out of home of Abuser

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
Seniors
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
Families
Victims and oppressed people

Youth Center gives support to the youth in Trauma.
Domestic Violence
Human Trafficking
Suicide Prevention
Self-Esteem
Empowerment
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
Students
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

Where we work

Awards

I'm A Survivor Seminar 2019

Congressional Recognition

Humanitarian 2021

SME

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

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Families, Health, Social and economic status, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Domestic Violence Covid-19 Survivors Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Homeless Coalition Domestic Violence Survivors Coop City of Houston Complete Communities Community Gardens Training on grants Stop the Violence Meeting Rallies Police Collaborations Planning meetings

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 environment
Counseling self esteem
Refer free legal help and divorce

Grant Writing
Local Partnerships with other non profits and Stores, Apt. Complex
New Home providing application, Emergency Funds
Rent, Deposits

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 average

2020 we have paid 300 families with emergency assistance
Apply for Grants
Collaborate with other organizations that have funding
Education
Marketing
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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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, City and State Meetings and Grants,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Our Website Having Survey and Feedback automation has really helped and collect demographics and donor information

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners, City Coalition C0-Horts,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Collaborating Voices Foundation

Board of directors
as of 8/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kathy Tatum

Collaborating Voices Foundation

Term: 2020 - 2030

Lula Hays

Collaborating Voices Foundation

Catrina Dean

Collaborating Voices Foundation

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/27/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

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

Data
  • 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.