WINNEMUCCA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES INC

aka WDVS   |   Winnemucca, NV   |  www.winnemuccadvs.org

Mission

Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services is dedicated to providing victims and their children with a safe environment free from abuse, while educating the community on the signs and effects of domestic and sexual abuse.

Ruling year info

2007

Administrative Director

Ms. Tiffany Stickney

Main address

50 Melarkey Street Suite A

Winnemucca, NV 89445 USA

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EIN

87-0751525

NTEE code info

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Hot Line, Crisis Intervention (F40)

Rural (S32)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Homelessness due to domestic and sexual violence as well as filling the gap regarding resources to victims of abuse for safety, financial and mental health needs and legal advocacy.

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?

Shelter

Short term housing assistance as well as emergency housing in hotels.

Population(s) Served

WDVS provides 2 English support groups per month as well as 2 Spanish support groups per month. We also refer our clients to individual counseling which we pay for and may include substance abuse counseling.

Population(s) Served

WDVS provides 24/7 advocates to respond to crisis situations that involve law enforcement or not. We respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and teen dating. We also offer legal advocacy.

Population(s) Served

Rental assistance for 3-12 months for those ready to secure their own residence.

Population(s) Served

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Advocacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of homebuyers/tenants with low incomes receiving housing subsidies as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Rapid Rehousing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of bed nights (nights spent in shelter)

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Provide shelter options to those who reside in a dangerous environment as well as provide funds toward a new and safe place for the survivors to move to after leaving a violent home. We aim to educate the community on the effects violence has on the victim as well as those related to the victim and what they can do to lessen the chances of violence to themselves and those they know.

Providing emergency, short term and long term housing options to victims and their children as well as providing 24/7 advocacy to victims. Additionally, we offer support groups in English and Spanish, help with protection orders, safety plans, and state assistance programs. Case management is offered by specialized trained advocates.

We have contracts with hotels for emergency housing, 2 grant funded shelter locations and a donated two bedroom home through the County to provide emergency and short-term housing. We address several needs through highly trained advocates, attending community meetings and retaining MOU's with law enforcement, counseling centers, community organizations, etc.

We have progressed from a one staff organization and one shelter site to having 5 staff members and 6 volunteers and are funded through 7 different grants as well as corporate organizations and private funding. Our next step is to mentor those organization in the surrounding counties on our practices.

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

    Paper surveys, Case management notes,

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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WINNEMUCCA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES INC

Board of directors
as of 10/27/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Michelle Allen

State of Nevada, Department of Health and Human Services

Term: 2017 - 2022


Board co-chair

Margaret Sandbak

Dave Garrison

Winnemucca Police Department

Darlene Thon

Retired Sheriff Office

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 ? 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 10/26/2020

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • 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 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 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.