Bless Your Heart Nonprofit Corporation

Larose, LA   |  www.blessyourheartnonprofit.com

Mission

Bless Your Heart's mission is to enrich lives and inspire hope by addressing social, educational, and financial needs in the Bayou region.

Ruling year info

2020

Director

Jeray Jarreau

Main address

PO Box 1435

Larose, LA 70373 USA

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EIN

85-0767397

NTEE code info

Personal Social Services (P50)

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

We want to build a community where no family feels alone and gets every possible help they need as soon as possible. Our entire team wants to see a bayou region where every family struggling in any way feels able to reach out and has people who are willing to help their neighbors in any way they can

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?

Post Hurricane Ida Relief

- Food and essential Supply Distributions
- Housing assistance
- School Uniform, shoes, back pack, & jacket distribution
- Christmas program to "Adopt an Ida Kid" for Christmas to fulfil children's wish lists

Population(s) Served
Age groups
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged 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.

Average grant amount

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Post Hurricane Ida Relief

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2021, we have increased this average to $1,500/per grant.

Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Post Hurricane Ida Relief

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2021, we have helped place three families into temporary housing due to the impacts of hurricane Ida. Unfortunately, this metric will need to increase as people's living situation.

Number of people who received clinical mental health care

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

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Post Hurricane Ida Relief

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is a newer long term goal for BYH. We are seeking to address mental health on a community wide level.

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 mission and goal is the enrich lives and inspire hope by addressing social, educational, and financial needs in the bayou region.

We continue to focus our time and resources on ensuring that our education partners are having their needs heard. We seek to fill in the gaps where traditional means are lacking. We keep open dialog with educators to serve both the needs of students and teachers.

In the wake of hurricane Ida, much of the infrastructure in our region has been severely damaged. With government programs lagging behind the curve, we seek to help fill the needs of our community from essential needs such as food and supplies, to providing temporary housing solutions for our areas most impacted residents.

We are a team of change-makers who believe that each opportunity to help someone is an opportunity to change a life. We have grown our grass roots nonprofit into a widely recognized and respected name in disaster relief. We continue to build on our storied successes with our community partners and in turn we push the limits of what was once a dream of a better community into reality.

Three days after hurricane Ida hit our community, we began proactively serving the needs of our region as they arose. To date we have raised and put back over $550 million dollars into our area's recovery efforts. However, we aren't stopping now. We continue to assess needs with our community partners and find creative solutions to difficult problems.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve the people of our local regional community consisting of Lafourche parish and Terbonne parish in southern Louisiana.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Through receiving feedback from our community members, we have been able to learn more of what the ongoing needs of our community is in a post hurricane Ida community. These needs have changed from essential (food, water) to supplies and shelter, to tote boxes to pack up their homes and eventually to school uniforms, shoes, jackets for children whose parents lost everything they had in the storm.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We pride ourselves on being responsive to the needs of the community. Being able to take feedback directly from community partners is the best way to understand needs and focus on how to solve the issues at hand.

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

    We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.),

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Bless Your Heart Nonprofit Corporation

Board of directors
as of 12/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Jeray Jarreau

Law Office of Jeray Jambon Jarreau

Luke Newman

Edison Chouest Offshore

Ross Jambon

Baker Hughes

Hilary Danos

State Farm

Chris Brantley

Crosby Energy Services

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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/30/2021

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/30/2021

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Data
  • 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 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 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.