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Hope, Healing, Reform

Oceano, CA   |
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EIN: 85-1785468


Empowering incarcerated and formerly incarcerated authors to make sustainable change through narrative writing, with the purpose of reducing and preventing juvenile crime, promoting and maintaining safe communities, and improving the welfare of youth and families.

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Principal Officer

Laura Gaisie

Main address

2453 Beach St

Oceano, CA 93445 USA

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Subject area info

Literature and writing


Rehabilitation of offenders

Offender re-entry

Adult and child mentoring

Population served info




At-risk youth

Victims of crime and abuse

NTEE code info

Printing, Publishing (A33)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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


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Our programs

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Writing & Literacy

Writing resources and tools to aid participants with improving creative and narrative skills, utilizing trauma-informed and restorative practices. Services provided as mail-in modules, workshops or circle groups.

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Financial data

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $10,000
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $15,000
Program Services $10,000
Administration $2,000
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $3,500

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $2,500
Total Liabilities $1,000
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $2,000


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

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Principal Officer

Laura Gaisie

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Board of directors
as of 02/20/2023
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Board chair

Jonathan Rodriguez

Lucia Mar School District

Term: 2025 - 2023

Linda Jarratt

Fitch Evan

Dr. Corey Timberlake

Riverside Community College

Dr. Jason Peters

CalPoly SLO

Rev. Stephen Hill

Gospel Lighthouse Church

Mali Rodriguez

Lucia Mar School District

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/20/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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