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LIVE THE VICTORY INC (dba The Matthews House)

Growing Stronger Together

aka The Matthews House   |   Fort Collins, CO   |  http://thematthewshouse.org/
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LIVE THE VICTORY INC (dba The Matthews House)

EIN: 20-2894339


Mission

Our mission is to empower youth and families by providing resources and trusting relationships to disrupt the cycles of poverty and abuse.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Nicole Armstrong

Main address

415 Mason Ct. #1

Fort Collins, CO 80524 USA

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Formerly known as

Education and Life Training Center (ELTC)

EIN

20-2894339

Subject area info

Job training

Family services

Youth services

Youth organizing

Population served info

Children and youth

Adolescents

Families

Economically disadvantaged people

Low-income people

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NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Family Services (P40)

Employment Training (J22)

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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?

Youth Program

The Youth Program walks alongside youth by providing comprehensive case management, connecting them to community resources, and empowering them to develop self-sufficiency and a healthy lifestyle.

This program serves youth involved in the juvenile justice system, youth who are homeless or don’t have a support system, and every single youth aging out of foster care in Larimer County is referred to the Empowering Youth Program for services.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

The Families Program helps families in crisis achieve stability by connecting them to community resources, developing sustainable supports, and offering one-on-one case management. The Strengthening Families Program serves families involved with the Department of Human Services, many of whom are dealing with major challenges, like homelessness, substance abuse, or domestic violence.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

The CLC's focus on preventing families from falling into crisis. By offering services in the areas of family support, education, career development, and well-being, our Community Life Centers are one-stop shops for families needing extra support.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

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 youth and families for whom a strengths-based assessment is completed

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

Community Life Centers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients for whom the transition plan is fully implemented (including receipt of all services as planned)

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

Youth Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of direct care staff who received training in trauma informed care

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of parents engaged in fewer acts of abuse and neglect of their children

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

Family Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who report less likelihood to engage in criminal activity

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

Youth Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Community Life Centers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We serve 3,309 Northern Colorado youth and families annually.

Number of service recipients who are employed

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

Family Program

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In our Children and Family division, 73% of participants have full-time or part-time employment.

Number of children served

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

Youth Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We serve 423 youth ages 12-23 annually.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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The Matthews House aims to help clients break cycles of generational poverty and abuse, to diminish the occurrence of child maltreatment, and to keep families intact in order to prevent children and youth from entering the foster care system. We aim to prevent youth and families from becoming a part of human service and justice systems. Our overarching goal is to ensure that youth, families and the greater community have the skills and support system needed to transition successfully to self-sufficiency and economic stability in order to become contributors of the community.

We strategically break down barriers that often prevent youth and families from becoming successful. This includes providing childcare while parents further their education and skill sets, and transportation for youth and families who need assistance getting to school, work and necessary appointments. We also keep our prevention programs and community based locations open on Saturdays, which provide a “one stop shop" for youth and families to access all of the resources they may need.

Our multi-service organization delivers holistic intervention and prevention services to best serve our community. Through community needs assessments, we have identified gaps in services in our community and have built our organization to meet those needs. All programs include Transition Facilitation (case management), One-to-One Mentoring/Family Coaching, Experiential Educational Activities, Leadership Development, Social Activities, After School Academic and Non-Academic Activities, Early Childhood Activities and Learning Opportunities for children 0-8, and Parenting Classes.

The majority of staff, which we refer to as Transition Facilitators, have Bachelor degrees in Social Work or related Human Service fields or have comparable experience working with at-risk youth and families. 25% of our staff are bilingual compared to 11% in the overall community. We also rely on collaborations with community partners and volunteers to foster community cohesion and provide greater impact in the lives of youth and families.

Our programs operate based on an established level of evidence, using the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) system. The National Network of Youth Transition reports better outcomes across postsecondary indicators of educational vocational training and incarceration for former TIP program participants. The constructs of evidence based Motivational Interviewing (Miller and Moyers, 2006) and the Trans-theoretical Model of Behavior Change (TTM) by James Prochaska and Carlo DiClementeis are client centered, directive, and help the participants of TMH programs increase internal motivation for change through resolution of ambivalence and an increase in perceived self-efficacy. Positive Youth Development along with Search Institutes 40 Developmental Assets are used in working with youth and families. Research indicates that young people who are surrounded by a variety of opportunities for engagement encounter less risk and ultimately show evidence of higher rates of successful transitions into adulthood (Alberts, Chase, Naudeau, Phelps, & Lerner, 2006; Bandy & Moore, 2009). We also design all interaction in our classes and activities with the 6 protective factors of Strengthening Families Illinois in mind. Fidelity to all models is maintained by program directors auditing cases and continued training for all staff.

With our very positive outcomes over the last ten years, we have received an increasing number of referrals for our services. As we serve more clients, we have the opportunity to reach youth and families before crisis occurs. Our current planning efforts involve addressing change management as our organization continues to grow and is considered by our community as an agency that successfully helps youth and families navigate through difficult times. Along the way we have transformed our thinking and leadership style. What started as an organization providing crisis intervention services to youth, pulling them out of the raging river, has broadened to include prevention services. We've moved upstream to stop youth from falling in the river in the first place. We now provide a full scope of services with economic stability being our defining goal for all clients.

Due to our success, 16 other counties across Colorado have visited The Matthews House in hopes to replicate our model of service. We know we are embarking on a new definition of performance and feel imitation is the best form of flattery. Our performance has led to community awards highlighting our innovative actions (http://www.mycommunityfoundationnc.org/june2015). We were asked to present at the National Differential Response Conference in Seattle, WA (2014) with our local Child Welfare Director on the innovative approach in breaking down silos so that county government and nonprofits can work together to better serve families. We are also hearing from former clients about our effectiveness in their lives.

Financials

LIVE THE VICTORY INC (dba The Matthews House)
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 2022 990 2021 990 2020 990 2018 2017 2017 990 2014
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
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

1.24

Average of 0.69 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.8

Average of 1.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

13%

Average of 14% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

LIVE THE VICTORY INC (dba The Matthews House)

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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LIVE THE VICTORY INC (dba The Matthews House)

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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LIVE THE VICTORY INC (dba The Matthews House)

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of LIVE THE VICTORY INC (dba The Matthews House)’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 $44,218 -$14,040 $353,878 $740,074 -$126,587
As % of expenses 1.9% -0.6% 15.6% 30.9% -4.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $22,829 -$33,685 $336,100 $723,773 -$142,611
As % of expenses 1.0% -1.5% 14.7% 30.0% -5.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,353,052 $2,214,522 $2,729,732 $3,043,758 $2,575,104
Total revenue, % change over prior year -7.5% -5.9% 23.3% 11.5% -15.4%
Program services revenue 45.7% 52.3% 27.3% 30.5% 4.2%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Government grants 17.0% 3.4% 28.7% 32.8% 53.2%
All other grants and contributions 36.8% 43.5% 43.6% 36.4% 42.2%
Other revenue 0.4% 0.7% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $2,315,226 $2,211,825 $2,270,905 $2,398,068 $2,692,604
Total expenses, % change over prior year -12.5% -4.5% 2.7% 5.6% 12.3%
Personnel 74.7% 76.5% 67.3% 70.6% 69.3%
Professional fees 2.0% 2.5% 6.1% 6.1% 5.4%
Occupancy 5.8% 6.4% 6.5% 4.0% 4.6%
Interest 0.8% 1.0% 0.8% 0.6% 0.4%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 16.7% 13.6% 19.2% 18.7% 20.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $2,336,615 $2,231,470 $2,288,683 $2,414,369 $2,708,628
One month of savings $192,936 $184,319 $189,242 $199,839 $224,384
Debt principal payment $21,127 $24,314 $15,952 $9,960 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,729
Total full costs (estimated) $2,550,678 $2,440,103 $2,493,877 $2,624,168 $2,949,741

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.2 0.3 2.2 3.8 2.8
Months of cash and investments 0.2 0.3 2.2 3.9 2.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.3 0.1 1.8 5.4 4.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $37,211 $47,158 $420,447 $756,882 $626,185
Investments $0 $0 $0 $17,047 $12,561
Receivables $166,711 $142,526 $238,134 $155,197 $247,165
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $655,647 $655,647 $672,647 $672,647 $630,773
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 22.4% 25.4% 27.4% 29.8% 25.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 80.5% 82.1% 51.8% 31.3% 40.1%
Unrestricted net assets $120,370 $86,685 $422,785 $1,146,558 $1,003,947
Temporarily restricted net assets $27,877 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 $27,877 $43,953 $152,825 $64,573 $66,020
Total net assets $148,247 $130,638 $575,610 $1,211,131 $1,069,967

Key data checks

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

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Nicole Armstrong

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

LIVE THE VICTORY INC (dba The Matthews House)

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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LIVE THE VICTORY INC (dba The Matthews House)

Board of directors
as of 01/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Noelle Hagen

Royce Glader

Seth Silvers

Maggie Greene

Brittany Pearce

Bri Brown

Jesse Patton

Noelle Hagan

Judy Rodriguez

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/26/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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