PLATINUM2023

Hiatus Ranch of Idaho Inc

A safe place to reflect, refocus, re-energize, and return to life.

Shoshone, ID   |  HitausRanch.org
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Hiatus Ranch of Idaho Inc

EIN: 85-2821114


Mission

The United States is losing more than 20 military veterans daily to suicide and over 700 first responders to suicide annually, The need for suicide prevention programs is large, far overwhelming the services available. Breaking the path to suicide takes time and a chance to find something to connect with that drives a desire to work through each new day and builds hope. Hiatus Ranch of Idaho was founded to prevent suicide among military veterans, first responders, and active military at risk by providing a safe place to reflect, reconnect, and restart. We are extending our long-term impact by adding a service dog breeding and training program. Our retreats, offered at no cost, help break the path to veteran suicide by providing a life hiatus at a working ranch.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are excited about what’s in store for 2023 and being able to continue helping saving lives one person at a time. Even one person’s life is worth all that we work hard each day for.

Ruling year info

2021

CEO/President

Joshua Burnside

Main address

215 E 520 N

Shoshone, ID 83352 USA

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EIN

85-2821114

Subject area info

Animal therapy

Transitional mental health services

Suicide crisis intervention

Support groups

Unknown or not classified

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Population served info

Adults

Victims of conflict and war

Military personnel

Veterans

Emergency responders

NTEE code info

Rehabilitative Medical Services (E50)

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our nation is losing over 20 veterans a day to suicide. Suicide is now the second-leading cause of death for post-9/11 veterans with the highest percentage between 55 and 74 years old. This evidence is clear in the VA/DoD Mortality Data Repository that tracks all veteran deaths. The overwhelming need for at-risk veteran support and intervention services far exceeds the number of available effective programs. To break the path to suicide, a veteran needs to find something to connect with that drives a desire to work through each new day and builds hope. This is the core of our mission.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Suicide Intervention Retreats

Hiatus Ranch offers weekend, 14-day, and 30-day residential retreats for combat veterans. first responders, and active military.

We limit our retreat size to five veterans in order to provide the greatest one-on-one experience. The first two weeks of the program are structured, with veterans participating in equine-assisted therapy, doing ranch chores, trying out recreation activities and handcrafts, and working with our mental health coach.

The second two weeks are tailored around the group's newfound interests, chores, field trips, and continued equine therapy and mental health coaching.

After the retreat, veterans commit to a three-month follow-up program with our psychologist to help them achieve their goals. We offer an optional one-year follow-up program.

Our goal is for veterans to leave the Ranch refreshed, empowered with techniques to manage depression, and embracing new interests that can fill their days and provide calmness.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Emergency responders
Military personnel

Our canine program's goal is to place highly trained and skilled service dogs with Hiatus Ranch combat veteran participants according to the needs, personality, and compatibility of these service men and women.

At Hiatus Ranch, we raise and train Belgian Malinois pups into service dogs that will be placed with combat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI)m and/or other military trauma.

What makes the Hiatus Ranch K9 program different from other veteran-assisted programs is the proven quality of the Belgian Malinois canine genetics bred specifically for intelligence, temperament, capability, and stability.

Our team of experts donate their time, skills, and knowledge to raise our pups into service animals.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans
Emergency responders

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 veterans who report a decrease in depression

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of veterans with PTSD served

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Hiatus Ranch was founded by a veteran suicide-attempt survivor to help fill the gap in veteran suicide prevention services. Our 30-day residential retreat program is crafted from his experiences in over a dozen other veteran programs.

Our goal is for veterans to leave the Ranch refreshed, empowered with techniques to manage depression, and embracing new interests that can fill their days and provide calmness.

The first two weeks of the program are structured, with veterans participating in equine-assisted therapy, doing ranch chores, trying out recreation activities and handcrafts, and working with our mental health coach.

The second two weeks are tailored around the group's newfound interests, chores, field trips, and continued equine therapy and mental health coaching.

After the retreat, veterans commit to a three-month follow-up program with our psychologist to help them achieve their goals. We offer an optional one-year follow-up program.

Our goal is for veterans to leave the Ranch refreshed, empowered with techniques to manage depression, and embracing new interests that can fill their days and provide calmness.

Implementing our retreats is truly a community-based effort. Our equine clinician, psychologist, trade instructors, and support staff are all local volunteers. Local businesses donate items ranging from dairy products for meals, to hyperbolic chamber sessions, to fly fishing instruction.

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 bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, 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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, 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

Financials

Hiatus Ranch of Idaho Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Hiatus Ranch of Idaho 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.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

CEO/President

Joshua Burnside

Joshua, founder & CEO of Hiatus Ranch of Idaho, is an army combat veteran with deployments to Iraq, combat brain-injury survivor, and suicide attempt survivor. After combat injuries in 2011, Josh underwent surgeries and rehabilitation. The traumas of war and injuries deepened the hole of demons and anger. Josh turned to drugs and alcohol. This toxic combination led to violence and ended with a third suicide attempt in 2015. Soon after, thanks to the insistence of a fellow veteran and his mom, Josh attended a Higher Ground veteran's program in Idaho. This was the turning point that saved his life. Josh then attended other programs. But Josh wanted more. He wanted to share. Fast forward to today. "Through Hiatus Ranch, my sole purpose is to share what I have learned with other veterans, giving them a second chance to regain control of their lives. Hiatus means a pause in continuity, and that’s exactly what saved me. I am confident it can do the same for others." says Josh.

Hiatus Ranch of Idaho Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Hiatus Ranch of Idaho Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Deida Runswick

Kelli Greene

Deida Runswick

Sky Ranch Idaho

Tammy James

Duane Runswick

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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/26/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
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Person with a disability

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Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/01/2023

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

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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 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.