Emmaus House

Restoring hope to youth in Haiti.

JOHNSON CITY, TN   |  http://www.emmaushousehaiti.org
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Emmaus House

EIN: 46-2945431


Mission

The mission of Emmaus House is transition orphaned youth into independent living in Haiti.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Administrator

Jillian Kittrell

Programs Manager

Tanya Pirtle

Main address

PO BOX 3224

JOHNSON CITY, TN 37602 USA

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EIN

46-2945431

Subject area info

Education

Mental health care

Youth development

Population served info

Children and youth

Adolescents

NTEE code info

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Show Forms 990

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is a gap in orphan care not only in Haiti, but globally, that too often goes unacknowledged. While there are many dedicated to caring for orphaned children, rescuing children from slavery, and orphan prevention, too often children in Haiti who grow up in orphanages and child slavery systems are forgotten once they age out and are released at 18. When these youth age out, they lack the education, life skills, and emotional maturity to live a functional life of independence. As a result, many orphaned youth are left to the streets and turn to crime or prostitution to alleviate their poverty. This leads to a higher societal crime rate, breaks down the family system, and contributes further to the orphan crisis. In 2013, Emmaus House was founded to stand in this gap for orphaned youth in Haiti.

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?

Emmaus House

Emmaus House is a transition home for orphaned youth in Cap Haitien, Haiti.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

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 youth receiving services (e.g., groups, skills and job training, etc.) with youths living in their community

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

Young adults, Adolescents, Orphans, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth and families for whom the treatment and support plan is implemented as specified by the therapist

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

Young adults, Adolescents, Orphans, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of treatment and support plans that include behavior support plan

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

Young adults, Adolescents, Orphans, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of direct care staff who received training in trauma informed care

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

Older adults, Caregivers, People of Caribbean descent

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Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of foster youth living with relatives

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

Young adults, Adolescents, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Orphans

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Emmaus House

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of foster youth who obtained employment

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

Young adults, Orphans, Transitioning children, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

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Emmaus House

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of foster youth who completed high school or equivalency

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

Young adults, People of Caribbean descent, Orphans, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Emmaus House

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of clients and family who did not complete the entirety of the program

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

Young adults, Adolescents, Orphans, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Emmaus House

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of youth who plan to attend post-secondary education

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

Young adults, Orphans, People of Caribbean descent, Economically disadvantaged people, Out-of-home youth

Related Program

Emmaus House

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service

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

Young adults, Adolescents, Orphans, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Emmaus House

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of jobs created and maintained

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

Young adults, People of Caribbean descent, Transitioning children, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

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Emmaus House

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

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

Young adults, Adolescents, Orphans, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Emmaus House

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of groups brought together in a coalition/alliance/partnership

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

Work status and occupations

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of reports written/published

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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Emmaus House

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of program graduates

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

Young adults, People of Caribbean descent, Transitioning children, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Emmaus House

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Emmaus House

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of fiscal sponsorship dollars distributed

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

Adolescents, Young adults, Orphans, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

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Emmaus House

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

Having witnessed firsthand the demise of youth thrown to the streets of Cap Haitien with few life skills and no plan for their future, we began in 2013 as an organization to transition orphaned youth into independent living. We now provide the emotional support, life skills, professional skills, and traditional education needed to afford these vulnerable young people the opportunity to be leaders and agents for growth and change in their local communities, all within a family setting.

The mission of Emmaus House is to transition orphaned youth into independent living in Haiti. We seek to empower orphaned Haitian youth and restore their hope through Christ. We believe that orphaned, Haitian youth can heal, grow and thrive in Christian, familial settings. We believe these young people have the potential to create generational change as faithful leaders in their communities.

Emmaus House works very intentionally with each of our residents to ensure they reach their full potential upon leaving our program. These are some specific areas we focus on to afford our youth the most opportunity to grow and leave Emmaus House capable of being great leaders in their communities, churches, and families.

FAMILY HOMES: Our youth have spent most of their lives living in abusive situations or in an institution, as opposed to a nurturing family setting. Living in a home with full time parents is an integral part of helping them understand how to lead their own families one day. The most valuable life lessons have their foundations in a home under the guidance of loving parents from their own culture. Currently we rent two homes led by Haitian house parents - one for the boys and one for the girls.

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT: At Emmaus House, we desire all of our residents to be active members in the local church in Haiti and be a light wherever they go. It is imperative to Emmaus House that we encourage our young people to be contributors in their communities. Under the direction of our Spiritual Director, the youth attend daily devotionals, are active in a church in their community, and participate in local service projects.

EDUCATION & VOCATIONAL TRAINING: We place a large emphasis on the value of education at Emmaus House. We strive for each student to meet their maximum potential and attain their own personal goals and achieve the dreams they have for their own life. In addition to secondary education, professional schools, and even university for some, we regularly host seminars (i.e. health and first aid, Psychology, English, carpentry, and computer science) to help expand the students' knowledge in as many areas as possible during their time at Emmaus House. No matter what their career path, we help all of our youth find volunteer opportunities, internships, and work opportunities around Haiti as a part of working the program of Emmaus House to better prepare them for the Haitian workforce and independence.

EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING: Each of the youth at Emmaus House have experienced trauma at some point in their lives. Whether it was the loss of a parent, being abandoned at an orphanage, living in an abusive home, or having to survive life on the streets of Haiti. We want to give all of our youth an opportunity to cope with their pasts so they can fully embrace their futures. To meet this need, we have two trained therapists (1 full time and 1 part time) who providing counseling with the youth daily in their homes.

LEADERSHIP TRAINING:At Emmaus House, we believe orphaned youth have the ability to be leaders in their communities, church, workplace, and future families. We provide them with as many opportunities as possible to grow as young leaders and develop leadership skills.

Our highly qualified and well trained Haitain and American staff as well as our generous donors is what makes what we accomplish at Emmaus House possible. Currently we have 7 full time and 6 part time staff working directly with our youth. We have high standards with several of our Haitain staff and all of our American staff holding degrees in higher education. All of our full time staff receive annual training on program improvements as well as best practices for intervention for youth who have endured trauma. Measuring tools are in place to ensure staff and youth in the program are consistently growing and meeting goals.

Emmaus House has consistently met our budget every year since we began in 2013 and are on track financially to continue to do so. We have been intentional to ensure growth is slow and steady and that we have the capacity to meet the needs of the program. We recently purchased land and are currently in the process of building a permanent facility to work toward becoming a more sustainable organization.

Emmaus House collaborates with organizations in Haiti as well as America to constantly learn and improve the services we offer the youth in our program. We not only offer resources and help to those who are doing similar work we are, but work to learn from others, such as Rapha House and Refuge for Women who have already implemented programs similar to ours.

We have a strong governing board who consistently provides guidance and support for the work. Our board of directors works to ensure we are fiscally responsible as well as meeting the goals of our mission.

Since our formation in 2013, Emmaus House has been committed to provided orphaned youth (ages 18-24) coming out of orphanages and domestic slavery with educational opportunities, therapy, professional training, and more, all within a family setting.

We have been home to 38 youth in Cap Haitien, Haiti. Of those 38, 35% have attend university (something achieved by only 1% of the Haitian population), 17% have attended professional trade school, 18% have become employed, and 8% have been reunited with family.

We have also provided employment opportunities to 18 Haitian professionals, including administrative staff, house parents, tutors, an accountant, counselors, a youth minister, and more. In addition to our program staff, we have hired dozens of Haitian professionals for our construction project.

Emmaus House began with the goal of become a more self-sustaining ministry that can impact the lives of youth in Haiti for generations to come. This included becoming fully-Haitian led on the ground and building our own campus. We are proud that we have been successfully Haitian led since 2017. And in 2018 we purchased property in Cap Haitien. We are currently in the process of building a new campus which will include two youth homes, a refuge home for young women who have been exploited and need intensive therapeutic care, and administrative building, and a small guest house. At this new campus, Emmaus House will be able to nearly double the amount of residential youth we can serve at one time, and will be able to increase the amount of Haitian staff we can employ as well.

Financials

Emmaus House
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

33.94

Average of -5.22 over 5 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

10.5

Average of 7.7 over 5 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

5%

Average of 2% over 5 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Emmaus House

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Emmaus House

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $68,971 $16,012 $50,928 $43,636
As % of expenses 32.0% 4.8% 19.7% 12.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $68,971 $16,012 $50,928 $43,636
As % of expenses 32.0% 4.8% 19.7% 12.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $285,299 $347,438 $309,471 $388,774
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 21.8% -10.9% 25.6%
Program services revenue 0.0% 99.8% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 0.0% 99.7% 99.8%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $215,619 $331,426 $258,543 $345,138
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 53.7% -22.0% 33.5%
Personnel 0.0% 23.3% 33.2% 28.5%
Professional fees 0.0% 76.7% 66.8% 71.5%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $215,619 $331,426 $258,543 $345,138
One month of savings $17,968 $27,619 $21,545 $28,762
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $233,587 $359,045 $280,088 $373,900

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 9.9 7.0 11.3 10.5
Months of cash and investments 9.9 7.0 11.3 10.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 9.9 7.2 11.6 10.2
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $177,619 $192,645 $243,413 $303,322
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% -3.7% -3.0% 2.9%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $199,820 $250,748 $294,384
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $177,619 $199,820 $250,748 $294,384

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020
Material data errors No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Administrator

Jillian Kittrell

Programs Manager

Tanya Pirtle

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Emmaus House

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Emmaus House

Board of directors
as of 09/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Bethy Butler


Board co-chair

Edward Wilson

Anna Torbett

Lisa Vaughn

Adrienne Weaver

Tom Crampton

Caroline Combs

Joshua Jackson

Carly Johnson

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/14/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/14/2020

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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.