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Changing Patterns Inc

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Changing Patterns Inc

EIN: 82-3891521


Mission

Our mission is assist returning citizens to successfully navigate the barriers and obstacles of re-entry.

Notes from the nonprofit

We founded in 2017 to create safer communities by supporting formerly incarcerated in their reintegration back to the community. After our founder, Frank Patka, lost some friends to drugs, suicide and reincarceration, it became apparent that lacking resources and support was a major cause of recidivism. In February 2020, Changing Patterns launched its person-to-person mentor program only to be shut down a month later by the pandemic. At a point of almost dissolving in 2022, Changing Patterns had a resurgence of support in the community and has since added 4 new board members and 3 new staff and are on pace to launch a novel re-entry program to reduce recidivism and encourage employment of returning citizens into employment in the healthcare industry.

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Mr. Frank Charles Patka IV

Main address

2669 NE TWIN KNOLLS DR.

BEND, OR 97701 USA

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EIN

82-3891521

Subject area info

Rehabilitation of offenders

Population served info

Economically disadvantaged people

Incarcerated people

People with other disabilities

Substance abusers

Unemployed people

NTEE code info

Rehabilitation Services for Offenders (I40)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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What we aim to solve

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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?

Peer Support Re-entry Program

A 3-month Peer Support Re-entry Program for returning citizens in early re-entry where participants are paired with a certified Peer Support Specialist who will assist them in successfully navigating the barriers and obstacles of early re-entry.

Participants will make a personal commitment to a healthy goal or direction. Once a personal commitment has been made, participants will go through a "habit triage" where they will identify and replace unhealthy habits with new ones that support their personal commitment. They will then establish a new routine to reinforce the new habits which support achieving their personal commitment.

Participants will then work with their Peer Support to build a healthy support system and secure fundamental resources like housing, employment, and transportation.

This program is available for returning citizens located in Deschutes County.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
Economically disadvantaged people
Incarcerated people
Unemployed people

A referral based program to provide safe transport for people who would be taking public transportation back to Deschutes County when released.

This project offers:
1) A safe transport back to Deschutes County
2) Breakfast
3) Starter Pack (backpack, hygiene kit, journal, planner, clothes, phone)
4) A sense of belonging to the community - project completely funded by individual donations from Central Oregon community members

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.

Number of service recipients who are employed

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

Peer Support Re-entry Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of entrance scholarships and awards and exit scholarships

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

Peer Support Re-entry Program

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of Changing Patterns' staff, volunteers, and/or clients who receive the scholarship from COCC to be certified as Peer Support Specialists and complete the training.

Number of participants who gain employment

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

Peer Support Re-entry Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of participants who do not have employment when entering the program and have employment upon completion.

Number of books distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

# of books provided to prisoners

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 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

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

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • 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

Changing Patterns Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Changing Patterns Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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Operations

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

Executive Director

Mr. Frank Charles Patka IV

Frank went to prison January of 2010 and spent just 2 months shy of 6 years for armed robbery of the 2nd degree. While in prison, he met individuals who invested in his rehabilitation through various ways of mentorship. While in prison, he was a founding member of a grassroots organization to encourage pro-social communication and behavior within the prison. He started a book study of the book "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill and participated in leadership roles in Toastmasters. Upon release, he noticed there were not a lot of resources to help inmates successfully transition back into community and a stigma that people releasing from prison weren't to be trusted. Using his experiences of having a mentor, community support and employment opportunities, Frank started Changing Patterns to provide the same support he had to others who are releasing, so they may become productive members of the community.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Changing Patterns Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Ms. Aelea Christopherson

Joanne Mathews

Joanne Matthews Consulting

Jerry Schulz

Lewis Sperber

Robert Andrews

Nicole McNew

Economic Development Central Oregon

William Hoffman

Aelea Christofferson

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? Yes
  • 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 9/17/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/17/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • 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.