ABBA LIST

Transforming Lives

aka Chesapeake Area Shelter Team, CAST, Burfoot House   |   Chesapeake, VA   |  www.abbalist.org

Mission

Transforming lives by serving those in need

Ruling year info

2012

President

Karen Gawne

Main address

PO Box 16325

Chesapeake, VA 23328 USA

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EIN

90-0765345

NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

ABBA List seeks to transform the lives of those that are homeless or are in need of charitable resources in the City of Chesapeake. We do this through three programs: ABBA List website, Chesapeake Area Shelter Team, and Burfoot House. The ABBA List website is a resource website connecting those in need with local charitable resource. The Chesapeake Area Shelter Team (CAST) serves the local homeless population by coordinating overnight homeless shelters with area churches during the winter months of mid-November through mid-April. ABBA List provides transportation, supplies and other support to each church that hosts the homeless for one week during the winter months. Burfoot House is a transitional home for single homeless women providing food and shelter while teaching life skills necessary to become independent.

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?

Chesapeake Area Shelter Team (CAST)

Chesapeake Area Shelter Team coordinates overnight homeless shelters through Chesapeake area churches and provides transportation to these shelters; the program runs from November through April serving approximately 40 - 50 homeless guests each night

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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ABBA List seeks to transform lives of those in need by providing food, shelter, and support. The resource website and CAST seek to make each life a little better through food, shelter and other charitable assistance. The Burfoot House aims to completely transform the lives of homeless women by providing food and shelter while educating them to become fully independent.

ABBA List partners with local churches and other charities to provide support to those that are homeless and in need. We meet monthly with various church representatives along with the City of Chesapeake to coordinate resources to serve that population. We own two buses and pay local drivers to provide transportation to the homeless to and from each church during the winter shelter period. For the Burfoot House we rent a large home from a church to provide shelter. We also own a van that provides transportation to and from work for those women living in the home and assist those women with finding jobs. We rely on donations from the City of Chesapeake, local area churches, and local individuals to run our programs. In addition, we conduct various fundraisers throughout the year to provide support for these programs as well.

The ABBA List is a volunteer effort as there are no employees and all board members serve in various capacities to achieve the mission of the organization. As noted above, we own two buses and a van to provide transportation and rent a large house to provide shelter for the women of the Burfoot House. We pay local bus drivers to provide transportation services. Local churches provide food and shelter to the homeless during the winter months, but Burfoot House operates year round. We conduct outreach through billboard advertising and distribution of cards and brochures in lower income areas of the city. In addition, we rely on local churches to spread the word of the services we offer.

We have several thousand visits each month to the site. We have good success with matching those in need with those local churches and charities providing assistance. CAST serves approximately 40 to 50 homeless individuals each night during the winter by providing shelter and meals through local churches. Our goal is to keep them safe, warm, and fed during the most difficult time of the year. For the Burfoot House, we have had several women graduate from the program and are currently living on their own.

Financials

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Operations

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

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ABBA LIST

Board of directors
as of 9/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Karen Gawne

Towne Bank

Sam Howard

Colonial Pipelines - Retired

Terri Anderson

Faye Francis Hairsylist

Lisa Dixon

United States Navy - Retired

John Dunn

ADS, Inc.

James Hinton

Dollar Bank

Trudy Rauch

EVMS - 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 ? Not applicable
  • 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

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