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VISIONS OF HOPE TRAINING PROGRAM

Employment = Opportunity

aka Visions of Hope Training Program / Dress 2 Impress Resale   |   Farmington, MO   |  www.vhd2i.org
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VISIONS OF HOPE TRAINING PROGRAM

EIN: 47-4211765


Mission

Visions of Hope exists to empower individuals with autism through vocational and social opportunities.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Luann Honerkamp

Assistant Director

Jessica Harmon

Main address

117 E Columbia St

Farmington, MO 63640 USA

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EIN

47-4211765

Subject area info

Job training

Population served info

Economically disadvantaged people

People with disabilities

Unemployed people

NTEE code info

Employment Training (J22)

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Addressing the ever increasing unemployment and/or underemployment of individuals on the autism spectrum.

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?

Interview Clothing Program

Free job interview clothing to local residents in need of appropriate outfits in order to gain employment. This will be conducted through a voucher program with local employment agencies such as Vocational Rehabilitation, East Missouri Action Agency and Life, Inc.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people
Economically disadvantaged people

Vocational training for individuals on the autism spectrum. Employment and social skills are the main focus. Individuals are provided 120 hours of internship where they will experience a real-world work environment.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Unemployed people

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 program graduates

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

Adults

Related Program

Visions of Hope Training Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients who complete job skills training

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

Adults

Related Program

Visions of Hope Training Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Provide a real-world work experience for individuals on the autism spectrum. Discover and promote the untapped potential that many individuals with autism posses.

Provide interns with opportunities to excel through initial one-on-one instruction and followed by independent work. Interns are exposed to customer service, retail duties and teamwork. Additional social opportunities are available through trips into the community such as banks, post offices and restaurants.

The program director has 15 years as a special education teacher. One of her main goals was to ensure that the high school students transition goals were met or exceed to provide the opportunity to success post high school. The program director and retail manager took entrepreneur and business courses through Washington University.

Visions of Hope has successfully graduated 59 interns over the past 7 years. Once the intern program is completed, we refer interns to local agencies if we are unable to assist with the job development phase.

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 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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

VISIONS OF HOPE TRAINING PROGRAM

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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.

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

Executive Director

Luann Honerkamp

Luann has 15 years experience as a special education teacher and previous experience as a job coach and job developer for people with disabilities. Luann will serve as the training/work experience program director.

Assistant Director

Jessica Harmon

Jessica has over 10 years experience as a claims analyst at a local company. She has 2 young boys diagnosed with autism. Jessica will act as assistant director of the training program as well as the retail manager for Dress 2 Impress Resale, the training platform used to provide work experience to people with autism.

VISIONS OF HOPE TRAINING PROGRAM

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 03/07/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Tonya Johnson

Cedarhurst

Term: 2023 - 2026

Lee Thurman

Thurman, Shinn & Co

Jessica Harmon

D2I

Joseph Govreau

Easter Seals Midwest

Tammy Benoist

Retired

Luke Roussin

PrintMail

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? 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