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Desens House Inc

Setting Generations Free One Life at A Time

Oswego, NY   |  https://desenshouse.org/
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Desens House Inc

EIN: 84-3163618


Mission

Vision The Desens House is a faith-based, community driven model of drug addiction recovery dedicated to transforming and restoring broken lives. Mission To set generations free from addiction one life at a time. The Desens House is dedicated to helping women in recovery from addiction rebuild and lead independent lives while discovering hope and freedom. Transformation begins with a solid foundation of stable and supportive relationships, and is sustained through the opportunities of growth that come from mentorship, encouragement, education, skills building and vocational training. A single life can have a domino effect of transformation for an entire community.

Ruling year info

2022

Founder, Board President

Jonathan Evans

Board Treasurer

Eric Bresee

Main address

340 W 1st St

Oswego, NY 13126 USA

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EIN

84-3163618

Subject area info

Human services

Population served info

Economically disadvantaged people

Incarcerated people

Victims and oppressed people

Substance abusers

Sex workers

NTEE code info

Half-Way House (Short-Term Residential Care) (P72)

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

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Our programs

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Stronger Together

A few times a week we host fitness/strengthening classes for women in recovery, recovery allies and community members. These classes are an opportunity to get physically, emotionally and spiritually stronger while developing relationships that are integral for recovery from addiction. We all need support! We all need friendships that pull us through when we're getting bogged down! Our goal is to come alongside women in the community looking for friendship and accountability to get stronger and make healthy choices.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Financials

Desens House Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Desens House Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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

Founder, Board President

Jonathan Evans

Jonathan Evans, the lead Pastor of Elim Grace Church, has had a vision for bringing hope to the underserved populations of the city of Oswego, in particular those struggling with addiction. After years of serving the needs of our local community and watching the demographics of addiction affect Oswego county, Elim Grace Church purchased the historic T. Kingsford & Son office building across the street from the church, with the goal of this becoming a safe space of growth and healing for women struggling to overcome addiction. The Desens House will be both a residence program for women in recovery from addiction as well as a Resource Center for women within the community to be surrounded by supportive recovery allies in a safe, healthy environment.

Board Treasurer

Eric Bresee

Eric joined the board of directors for Farnham Family Services and served for two years before taking over as Executive Director in 2016. He previously worked at Oswego County Opportunities for 15 years finishing his tenure there as Program Director, overseeing many of OCO's program including Homeless Services, Services to Aid Families, Medicaid Service Coordination, the PATH, OPTIONS and Health Education. Eric is an independent contractor for Integrative Counseling Services providing mental health counseling. He serves as Treasurer for the NYS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Providers, President of the CNY Alcohol and Drug Association, Board Treasurer for Integrated Community Planning of Oswego County, Secretary for the Leave a Legacy of Oswego County Steering Committee and is a member of the City of Oswego Poverty Reduction Taskforce Steering Committee as well as sitting on multiple teams for the Oswego County Community Health and Poverty Reduction Task Force.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 12/06/2023
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Board co-chair

Pastor Jonathan Evans

Elim Grace Church

Term: 2018 -


Board co-chair

Pastor William King

Elim Grace Church

Term: 2018 -

Eric Bresee

Farnham Family Services

Teresa Woolson Woolson

The VOW Foundation

Racheal Stahl

Board leadership practices

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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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/29/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/29/2022

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.