Hope of Glory Center, Inc.

aka Hope of Glory Ministries   |   Tucson, AZ   |  http://www.tucsonhope.org

Mission

We are dedicated to helping the homeless and needy people of Tucson and Pima County, Arizona. Our first call is to exhibit the love of Christ by our attitude and service, and then to see that Christ is formed in them through presenting the Gospel.

Notes from the nonprofit

2020 was the year of the pandemic. Our program only had two outreaches that year. The City Parks Dept. closed the parks to groups. This shut-down caused us to re-think our purpose and effectiveness in serving the homeless and we are, as of 3/27/21, beginning a new program, "Feed My Sheep," in which we will be delivering food, hygiene and love to those who have congregated in camps. As we develop relationships with the residents, we hope to add more services and see many 'graduate' to their own homes.

Ruling year info

1999

Chairman

Mrs. Betty G Bitgood

Main address

PO Box 91692

Tucson, AZ 85752 USA

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Formerly known as

Hope of Glory Center

EIN

86-0970632

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Christian (X20)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Currently, increasing numbers of homeless comgregating on Tucson streets has exasperated the need for food and other services for this population. We hope to meet some of these needs.

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?

Feed My Sheep

The increasing numbers of homeless people on the streets of Tucson has caused Hope of Glory Ministries to re-evaluate its operations. In recent months we have seen homeless camps pop up in and around town, resulting in conflict between the campers and their housed neighbors and law enforcent. We are now bringing needed items--non-perishable food, hygiene items, prayer and God's love to them on a regular basis. We desire to develop relationships with many of these folks, encouraging them to take advantage of available services and eventually getting off the streets.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Multiracial people
Economically disadvantaged people
Ex-offenders
Unemployed 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.

Number of health/hygiene product and/or tools of care (mosquito nets, soap, etc.) administered

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

Women and girls, Men and boys

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Using an average of $1 per item, we purchased $300 of personal hygiene items and the equivalent of $400 was donated as "in kind" items. These items were distributed at our "Walk in the Park" outreach

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We will be developing relationships with folks in the homeless camps, therefore gaining their trust, leading to connecting them with available services and eventually housing.

We are seeking new volunteers for our Feed My Sheep program, and will be giving them a short orientation program. We have secured some funding from FEMA for food (and we also applied for CDBG funds for an expanded program). We have an ongoing relationship with the Midwest Food Bank for additional food. Hygiene items will also be purchased from Hope of Glory funds.

As we have developed many relationships and been part of networking in our community over the years—religious and secular, we are in a unique position to help foster this project. Our commitment to alleviation of the expanding homeless situation in Tucson has been recognized; and our excellent work with individuals and organizations has resulted in respect. We acknowledge that we need the help and expertise of the greater community, and hope to ameliorate the negative impact these camps have on the the neighboring 'housed' community. We see the importance of our part as a spiritual and ethical guide.

We are still in the planning stage of the Feed My Sheep program, but have set up dates for orientation and outreach. We have a good amount of food purchased and stored for two months of outreaches. We see more people desiring to help daily.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We are very much aware that the homeless are, principally, just people who have had too many setbacks. Of course their feedback is important and we ask their opinions whenever we have the opportunity. (obviously we did not do this--nor much of anything else-- in 2020)

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

    other,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    In 2019 we attempted to provide more men's clothing which is always in demand. We did a sock drive through the United Way which provided more than enough of this much-needed item.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    We don’t share the feedback we collect,

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

    We show the homeless respect by occasionaly seeking feedback. This is shared only with our volunteers.

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

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Hope of Glory Center, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/06/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Betty Bitgood

Hope of Glory Ministries

Hal Briggs

Hope City Church

Betty Bitgood

Body of Christ

Ann Marion

Faith Community Church

Jerry Meixner

Episcopal Church

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 ? 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? No
  • 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 4/6/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, 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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