Step By Step Worldwide Ministries Corporation

"A Home - A Hope - A Future"

aka Step By Step Worldwide Ministries   |   Epsom, NH   |  https://stepbystepworldwide.org

Mission

Step By Step Worldwide Ministries exists to rescue Abandoned Children with Special Needs, and to demonstrate the love of God toward every life He places into our care. Our commitment is to provide each our children and resident adults with our Three-fold Purpose, "A Home - A Hope - A Future." We as a mission organization and family of faith, have committed to love unconditionally, show Christ-like compassion to the destitute, while using whatever gifts and resources we have, to help meet the needs of not only the children we receive, but also those in the local community. Our International base is established in Ghana, West Africa, and as the Lord directs our steps, we will fulfill the name He has given us, by expanding to additional nations worldwide.

Notes from the nonprofit

"And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me." - Matthew 25:40 It is all about investing in people. Investing in a child's life is an eternal investment, that will pay dividends into eternity. Investing in your team is also crucial to the success of the organization. We have long believed that to build an organization you must first build the people. There is no other way. * SPECIAL NOTE: Our 2021 IRS Form 990 has been posted in the financial section. Please use Password 9147 to gain access. When the IRS releases the form to our page, the restricted access will be removed.

Ruling year info

2020

Founder/President

John Michael Stainsby

Main address

14 Drolet Rd

Epsom, NH 03234-4022 USA

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EIN

84-3369147

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Foster Care (P32)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

As a young organization, we are faced with a limited reach within the non-profit community. We must address and implement strategies to enhance our visibility and expand our territory of influence.

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?

Step By Step Home for Children with Special Needs

This is the primary function operating under the umbrella of Step By Step Worldwide Ministries (SBSWM).
Our defined purpose is to rescue abandoned Children with Special Needs, working in partnership with the Ghana Department of Social Welfare (DSW). This home is where our Three-Fold Purpose, "A Home - A Hope - A Future" is being implemented and applied to the lives of our children. In conjunction with this primary purpose, we are committed to propagating the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. Please see our projects for more detail.
We are primarily located in the Ashanti Region, where we are establishing our International Home Base.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities

To provide " A Home - A Hope - A Future" to those with Special Needs -
As of 2020, we are in the development stages of constructing a one-of-a-kind multi-acre Community for Children and Young Adults with Special Needs. The community plan will include multiple individual family homes, each with a live-in caregiver, and up to three children. We will have a fully stocked library, physical therapy center, recreation area, specialized school for the disabled, including an ASL centered school for the hearing impaired, and a life skills training center for older teens and young adults. We will have an onsite clinic for visiting medical staff, and a place of worship for our community's spiritual development. We will also have an outdoor setting for our Evangelism Movie Nights, which will be open for all residents and the neighboring towns and village communities. The SBSWM Community for Special Needs embraces our Three-Fold Purpose, "A Home - A Hope - A Future."

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
Children and youth
Health

To Help Eliminate the Worldwide Water Crisis by Providing Clean Water to Those in Need -
This project is a commitment to drill deep "Bore Hole" wells for every community where we establish a branch of "Step By Step Worldwide Ministries." We are doing this to provide clean water to poor communities that have no access to public water sources. The need for clean water is at crisis levels in Africa, with many families forced to use contaminated water for cooking, drinking, and washing. This poses numerous health issues, that in many cases can lead to chronic illness and premature death. The Step By Step Living Water Initiative, is one facet of our ministry that provides in Spirit, Mind, and Body, a gift of life, fulfilling the words of Jesus in John 4:10, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water."

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

To Do Our Part in Fulfilling the Great Commission Recorded in Mark 16:15 -
Step By Step Worldwide Ministries is committed to proclaim the name of Jesus Christ to the nations. As we establish our home base in Ghana, and in other areas we seek to establish branches, we will use an evening evangelism movie night, with each presentation shown in the translation of that area's local language [Jesus Film Project-1000 different languages ], to bring a visual understanding of the gospel. We will be working with local churches, enlisting area pastors, to preside over the event with an accompanying message. In the past, we have used this event to reach thousands for the kingdom of God, sometimes attracting thousands to a single showing.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

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.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Social and economic status, Health, Family relationships

Related Program

Step By Step Home for Children with Special Needs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We care exclusively for abandoned children with special needs. The average service recipients are permanent residents.

Number of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) developed

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Health, Social and economic status

Related Program

Step By Step Home for Children with Special Needs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We develop plans for each individual child, geared toward their intellectual and physical attributes and observed capabilities.

Number of children with undetected developmental delays or chronic health problems at kindergarten entrance

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Health, Social and economic status

Related Program

Step By Step Home for Children with Special Needs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We care exclusively for abandoned children with special needs.

Number of therapy hours provided to clients

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

Family relationships, Health, Social and economic status, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Step By Step Home for Children with Special Needs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We provide therapy for Abandoned Children with Special Needs, who are under our permanent care. We currently use Occupational Therapists. * Total Hours are the "weekly averages" during the year.

Hours of supervised visitation provided

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Health, Social and economic status

Related Program

Step By Step Home for Children with Special Needs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We care exclusively for Abandoned children with special needs. The hours represent weekly supervised 24/7 visitation care for all resident children by our live-in caregivers.

Number of active missionaries

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Health, Social and economic status

Related Program

Step By Step Home for Children with Special Needs

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Our Home for Children with Special Needs has two permanent on-site missionaries. As we develop our mission plan, additional missionaries will join the program.

Number of children and youth who have received access to stable housing

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Health, Social and economic status

Related Program

Step By Step Home for Children with Special Needs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

To Date (2/22/2022) we have 13 resident children. They receive not only stable housing, but also a loving family. Each new child's arrival is unpredictable, so this category will be updated regularly.

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.

Our main purpose and goal is to bring life and love to children and adults with disabilities, who once had no life or love in their lives.
1. Establish our Community for Special Needs in Ghana West Africa (2022-2028)
2. Expand into outlying areas of Ghana, where support facilities and available resources are limited or unavailable
3. Worldwide growth and expansion with the same message of hope.

Our mission strategy is summarized by the (3) precepts shown in our Corporate Logo: The People - The Purpose - The Partnership.
1. The People - We commit to assisting each individual or family that needs help. Step By Step Worldwide Ministries is about building people. As resources become available, we will distribute to all those in the community according to need. We understand that when we help meet the needs of the people, they will be equipped to build up each other, but also build their community.

2. The Purpose - We commit to serving the community in spirit-mind-body. We have dedicated our mission to serve others. Through our established programs, we are investing our dispensable resources to provide nutritional aid, healthcare, clean water, and outreach services, to every community we have adopted through our Children's homes.

3. The Partnership - We commit to the building of partnerships with like-minded individuals, churches, philanthropies, non-profit, governmental, and non-governmental organizations. Uniting in a common cause by sharing assets and resources will affect more lives, more people, and build more communities.

Our capabilities are growing by network, sponsorship, and integration. Still in our infancy stages, Step By Step Worldwide Ministries is establishing its base as a non-governmental organization in Ghana. We have developed working partnerships for the common cause of serving people, and continue to expand our reach through many different people and organizations.
In the initial stages of development, our multi-acre community for Special Needs [see our website preview] will open doors of opportunity both in Ghana and all over the world. Incorporating the strengths of like-minded organizations, our planned one-of-a-kind community for Special Needs will break down barriers and boundaries, providing capabilities to expand and fulfill our name worldwide.

TEAM BUILDING: As a prerequisite, we are advancing annually into various stages of strategic people development. Our progress thus far has been in the growth of our people and Human Resource structure.
With our eyes set on the present, we are seeing progress in the planning and preparation for the future.
Our present Home for Children with Special Needs is the testing ground and template for our "Community" in development. Everything we have accomplished, and will accomplish, will be replicated in years to come, based on a foundationally solid human resource structure.
Even as we grow in our capacity to care for more Abandoned Children with Special Needs, we are continually focused on our efforts to build our management and caregiving teams. It has been our belief since the beginning, that we must, "first build the people, and the people will build the organization. There is no other way."
As we expand and receive additional children, we project our needs in people to double every three years. Therefore, we are progressing in our commitment to build our people that will meet the demands of our future project, the "Step By Step Community for Special Needs."
Beyond our "Community" project, we are also preparing to fulfill our name worldwide. Expansion beyond our base, and into other nations, will require a strong people building strategy.
To help us in this strategy, we are strengthening and expanding our influence through networking. We are developing relationships with many like-minded non-profit organizations, NGO'S, and missions organizations, to assist us in achieving an operational level of excellence. It is all about life. Our return on investment is in the lives that are saved, restored, and shown love, maybe for the first time.

Financials

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Step By Step Worldwide Ministries Corporation

Board of directors
as of 07/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Stainsby

Step By Step Worldwide Ministries

Term: 2020 - 2023

Stephen Raper

BAE Systems

Craig Smith

Liberty International Trucks of N.H, LLC

Ernest Ofori

Self Employed (Ghana)

John Stainsby

Step By Step Worldwide Ministries

Paul Erickson

U.S. Army Retired

Board leadership practices

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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 ? No
  • 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 5/13/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/13/2022

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  • 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 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 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.