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Wind Haven Inc. DBA Wind Haven Foundation

Domestic Violence Trauma Recovery

aka Wind Haven Foundation   |   Warner Robins, GA   |  https://windhavenfoundation.org

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Wind Haven Inc. DBA Wind Haven Foundation

EIN: 87-1019476


Mission

Wind Haven aims to help survivors of domestic violence heal from abuse and transform their relationships from destructive to productive. Our goal is to enable them to build healthier connections, heal from the effects of abuse and violence, and foster more fulfilling lives.

Ruling year info

2022

CEO

Sarah Grace Ake

CFO

Stephann Elizabeth Parizek

Main address

107 La Claire Dr Apt D

Warner Robins, GA 31088 USA

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Formerly known as

Wind Haven Ministry

EIN

87-1019476

Subject area info

Abuse prevention

Financial counseling

Interfaith

Spirituality

Freedom from violence and torture

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Population served info

LGBTQ people

Women and girls

Men and boys

Families

Ethnic and racial groups

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NTEE code info

Victims' Services (P62)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The opportunity lies in addressing and preventing domestic violence/intimate partner violence (DV/IPV), advocating for and assisting abuse victims, establishing a domestic violence recovery center, addressing the underdeveloped support infrastructure in Houston County, GA for domestic violence, and providing DV/IPV resources and support groups. Wind Haven seeks to tackle issues related to domestic violence advocacy and awareness by providing support and relief to those affected. Currently, we offer an accessible online relationship recovery center, a private online DV/IPV support group, domestic violence resources, advocacy, and trauma-informed pastoral care and relationship coaching. We are working towards addressing the underdeveloped domestic violence support infrastructure in our county, working to fund a new domestic violence shelter for emergency shelter, transitional housing, and recovery services.

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?

Relationship Recovery Center

We have developed an online domestic violence trauma recovery center specifically designed to assist you in your healing journey from relationship abuse. This program is structured to guide you through the essential steps of awareness, recovery, and healing, enabling you to embrace a life of abundance, free from the shackles of abuse. Proceeds support organizational costs & domestic violence victims in crisis.

In our courses, you will learn:

How to Recognize Abuse, so you can avoid it in the future.

The Effects of Abuse, so you can recover from them.

Boundaries & Coping Skills, so you can begin to heal.

Strategies to Reconnect with Ordinary Life, so you can live abundantly.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Victims and oppressed people

Online Domestic Violence Support Community, which is a private & confidential space to receive support anytime.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Adults

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.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of local domestic violence victims helped each month

Number of volunteer management professionals trained

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

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Average online donation

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

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients served

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

Domestic Violence Support Group - Private, Online, Confidential

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of support group members

Number of online groups served

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

Domestic Violence Support Group - Private, Online, Confidential

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of online support groups on different platforms

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.

Funding for organizational costs, domestic violence shelter, and Houston County, GA programs.

Streamline the online user experience on our website & implement membership requirements (free & paid options). Boost online traffic and revenue.

Develop two new courses (free, and paid), one new devotional/guided journal, and one full book. Commit to publishing at least 2 blog posts per month.

We have developed a financial retention plan and sponsor proposal. We intend to reach out to local businesses and corporations, the city, and the general community to solicit support in funding a new domestic violence shelter in our county. We will continue our community outreach and continue building relationships with other organizations.

Goal 1 Objectives:

Objective: Obtain funding for projected organizational costs in our current capacity by January 1, 2025.

Objective: Obtain funding for a new domestic violence shelter for Houston County by June 1, 2025.

Objective: Obtain funding for comprehensive assistance programs for domestic violence victims and survivors by August 1, 2025.

Action Steps:

Conduct a needs assessment: Assess the current knowledge and statistics for domestic violence in Houston County, GA. (Completed June, 2024)
Collaborate with experts: Seek partnerships with domestic violence organizations or professionals experienced in the field to gather insights, resources, and best practices for developing an effective domestic violence program.
Develop a projected budget and financial plan. (Completed June, 2024)
Develop proposals: Develop proposals for individual donors (Completed June 2024), corporate sponsors (Completed June 2024), and grants. Develop a sponsor benefit plan.
Research Grants: Research potential grants from the state, city, and county; as well as private grants.
Solicit Donations: Engage donors through online channels, social media, face-to-face, through events, and speaking opportunities.
Apply for grant-based funding.
Connect with potential sponsors: Build relationships with local businesses, organizations, and corporations
Present Sponsor Proposal: Meet with local businesses, organizations, and corporations for a sponsor presentation.

Goal 2 Objectives:

Objective: Redesign the website layout to eliminate the subscribe and user options, requiring the membership option for access and login purposes by January 15, 2025.
Completed June 2024

Objective: Add an online affiliate program to the website to boost revenue by January 31, 2025.
Completed June 2024.

Objective: Update website content to highlight the benefits of both membership tiers by February 7, 2025.
Completed June 2024.

Goal 3 Objectives;

Objective: Develop two new courses by January 15th, 2025.
Paid Course Completed June 2024
Free Course Completed TBA

Objective: Prepare manuscripts for 1 devotional/guided journal and 1 book by February 15, 2025.
1 guided devotional manuscript completed June 2024. Edit, prepare cover art, and publish by February 15, 2025.
1 book manuscript completed
Schedule and plan 2 monthly blog topics.
Exceeding goal - more than 2 posts per month as of June 2024. 4 planned posts (1 per week) and additional current news articles.

Completed Steps:

Conduct a needs assessment: Assess the current knowledge and statistics for domestic violence in Houston County, GA. (Completed June, 2024)
Develop a projected budget and financial plan. (Completed June, 2024)
Develop proposals: Develop proposals for individual donors (Completed June 2024), and corporate sponsors (Completed June 2024).

Redesign the website layout to eliminate the subscribe and user options, requiring the membership option for access and login purposes by January 15, 2025.
Completed June 2024

Add an online affiliate program to the website to boost revenue by January 31, 2025.
Completed June 2024.

Update website content to highlight the benefits of both membership tiers by February 7, 2025.
Completed June 2024.

Develop two new courses by January 15th, 2025.
Paid Course Completed June 2024

Prepare manuscripts for 1 devotional/guided journal and 1 book by February 15, 2025.
1 guided devotional manuscript completed June 2024.

Schedule and plan 2 monthly blog topics.
Exceeding goal - more than 2 posts per month as of June 2024. 4 planned posts (1 per week) and additional current news articles.

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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, 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 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

Wind Haven Inc. DBA Wind Haven Foundation

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Wind Haven Inc. DBA Wind Haven Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $120
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $317
Total Revenue $438
Expenses
Program Services $0
Administration $317
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $317

Wind Haven Inc. DBA Wind Haven Foundation

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $0
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $0

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

CEO

Sarah Grace Ake

Sarah Grace, a self-proclaimed country nerd, is a mother of three and a caregiver. She has faced her fair share of toxic and abusive relationships, which has led her to share her story and provide guidance to survivors. Sarah Grace is passionate about helping others avoid repeating patterns of toxic relationships and supporting them in their journey towards healthier dynamics. ​Credibility: Sarah Grace is an abuse survivor, certified life coach, and currently seeking her degree in human services. ​Authority: Sarah Grace is using her God-given authority to share her story & life lessons without fear or shame. ​Benefit: As survivors, we’ve learned from our experience & created our products & programs from that experience, personal education, & calling to help others.

CFO

Stephann Parizek

Steph, a military brat, former army wife, and mother of two, is a domestic violence survivor. She is committed to sharing her story and providing support to other survivors as they navigate their healing and recovery journeys. ​Credibility: Steph has her degree in Ministry & Pastoral Care, background in psychology, and is an abuse survivor. ​Authority: Steph is using her God-given authority to share her experience & story with other survivors. ​Benefit: As survivors, we’ve learned from our experience & created our products & programs from that experience, personal education, & calling to help others.

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Wind Haven Inc. DBA Wind Haven Foundation

Board of directors
as of 07/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Sarah Ake


Board co-chair

Stephann Parizek

Stacey McEntyre

Stephann Parizek

Sarah Ake

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 6/26/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Non-binary
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/29/2024

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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 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.