Family Promise of Lake Houston

Embrace, Inspire, Restore

Humble, TX   |
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Family Promise of Lake Houston

EIN: 20-8217060


Family Promise of Lake Houston will provide a caring and positive environment for homeless children and their families while they design and execute a plan to break the cycle of homelessness in their lives. While utilizing the energy of over 2,800 community volunteers, together we are dedicated to serving families who seek to be accountable, resilient, and strive for a better tomorrow for their families.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Jessica Penney

Main address

1590 FM 1960 Bypass Rd E

Humble, TX 77338 USA

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Subject area info

Homeless shelters

Homeless services

Population served info



Economically disadvantaged people

Homeless people

NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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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?

Family Homeless Shelter

Our Program provides daily support and educational programs for 90 to 120 days that lead each family to permanent self-sufficiency. During the day time hours, the families are at our Life Skills Center working with the director on Individual Case Management, Weekly Goal Setting Life Skills Classes, a Fast Track GED Certificate Program, an Individualized Education Program, Parenting and Money Management Classes. We also provide a two year After Care Program for all of our graduates to enhance their success.

During the evening hours, families reside at one of our thirteen Host Congregations located in Humble, Atascocita, Huffman, Kingwood and Porter. Trained volunteers bring in home-cooked meals, spend time reading and mentoring the families and providing a safe and warm environment for them to spend the night.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Lake Houston Rotary Club 2020

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 families assisted with rent or mortgage to avoid eviction

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Number of active church partnerships

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Congregations that support FPLH in a variety of ways.

Number of meals served or provided

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

Family Homeless Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time


Family Promise of Lake Houston
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.16 over 8 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 17.2 over 8 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 9% over 8 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Family Promise of Lake Houston

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Family Promise of Lake Houston

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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Family Promise of Lake Houston

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Family Promise of Lake Houston’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $57,562 $55,643 $238,216 $72,987 $47,410
As % of expenses 31.0% 27.8% 139.9% 32.3% 17.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $57,562 $52,763 $235,981 $49,718 $41,295
As % of expenses 31.0% 26.0% 136.8% 20.0% 14.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $242,993 $255,452 $408,433 $298,713 $503,985
Total revenue, % change over prior year -7.3% 5.1% 59.9% -26.9% 68.7%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 23.4% 6.5% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.6% 100.2% 77.2% 94.0% 100.3%
Other revenue 0.4% -0.2% -0.6% -0.5% -0.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $185,431 $199,810 $170,219 $225,726 $276,962
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.5% 7.8% -14.8% 32.6% 22.7%
Personnel 66.7% 59.0% 59.6% 51.4% 50.8%
Professional fees 3.7% 1.5% 1.8% 2.3% 2.1%
Occupancy 12.7% 12.5% 14.4% 14.3% 9.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4%
Pass-through 8.3% 11.8% 9.0% 24.6% 27.1%
All other expenses 8.6% 15.3% 15.2% 7.4% 10.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $185,431 $202,690 $172,454 $248,995 $283,077
One month of savings $15,453 $16,651 $14,185 $18,811 $23,080
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $61,465 $109,001 $37,603 $45,180 $318,984
Total full costs (estimated) $262,349 $328,342 $224,242 $312,986 $625,141

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 23.6 18.7 15.4 17.1 9.8
Months of cash and investments 23.6 18.7 15.4 17.1 9.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 23.6 18.7 36.1 17.1 2.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $365,278 $311,920 $218,373 $321,380 $227,207
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $75,200 $0 $2,212
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $223,019 $329,140 $366,743 $628,648 $947,074
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 3.7% 3.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 15.7%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $588,297 $641,060 $877,041 $926,759 $968,054

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


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

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Executive Director

Jessica Penney

Jessica Penney is the Executive Director of Family Promise of Lake Houston in Humble, TX. She has been with FPLH since November 2018 in a program coordinator/assistant director capacity and stepped into the role as ED in July 2019. Jessica is a committed social worker, with a successful career of children and family work spanning two decades. Helping families enrich their lives is more than a job, but a true passion, and Jessica views having the opportunity to do this valuable work as a great privilege and responsibility. In addition to her work with Family Promise, Jessica is a married mom of 3 kids (ages 19, 11, and 8), as well as a horse, 2 dogs and a very mouthy cat. She is a certified yoga instructor, and avid yogi in her spare time. She also loves to read, swim, travel, ride horses, and generally just be active outdoors.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Family Promise of Lake Houston

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Family Promise of Lake Houston

Board of directors
as of 06/06/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mark Philpott

Derek Nixon

Varel Energy

Dr. Teddy Farias

San Jac College

Steve Coleman


Quancy Carl

WoodForest National Bank

Jessica Beemer

City of Houston

Daniella Sumbera


Stella Moore

CPA Consultant

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 6/24/2022

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/24/2022

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  • 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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.


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