Selah Freedom
PO Box 21415
Sarasota FL 34276
Mission

Selah Freedom exists to confront the issue of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation through advocacy, training and restorative services. 

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher
Board Chair Mr. William Russell
Board Chair Company Affiliation CEO Sarasota Housing Authority
History and Background
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Awarded a competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years?
Incorporation Year 2012
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $1,000,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,000,000.00
Additional Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of Determination
State Info
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes June 2014
State Registration Yes Jan 2014
Statements
Impact

Accomplishments & Goals

Selah Freedom received our 501(c)3 inception in 2011, and since then we are excited to share that much progress has been made in our mission to confront sex trafficking and exploitation through advocacy, training, and restorative services! We were blessed to receive a $250,000 Matching Grant from the Pentecost Family Foundation, which our generous and dedicated supporters helped completely match in both 2013 and 2014! In 2014 Selah Freedom officially enacted our Board of Directors and expanded our Advisory Board.
 
In 2013 Selah Freedom opened doors to our first residential home for survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation.  We have served 12 survivors  through our Residential Program, and will expand this number to reaching over 50 women in 2015. We will accomplish this through our three=phase model for those we serve: "Rest. Restore. Relaunch." Our "Rest Home" in Tampa, which we are positioned to open in early 2015, will serve as the first phase for women coming into our program. They will have the opportunity to "Selah" (Hebrew for "rest"), and decide if they are prepared for the Selah Freedom program. Next, they will move to the "Restore" phase of housing, in which they will receive trauma therapy, personalized education planning, job placement assistance, art therapy, SMART Horse therapy, mentorship, and more! Lastly, women will transition into the final phase, Relaunch. This phase includes a personalize independent living program tailored to help women relaunch into society as the independent, healthy, productive individuals they are destined to be!
 
2014 also saw the launch of My Life, My Choice Prevention Program for at-risk teen girls. This program has a 90% success rate at preventing girls from being commercially sold! In 2014 Selah Freedom's Prevention Program reached 48 girls. In 2015 we anticipate tripling our reach to reach at least 150 girls.
 
Our Outreach Program encompasses training law enforcement on a quarterly basis so that they are equipped to address sex trafficking and aid victims in need. It also includes a sex trade support group on the streets and in the jail system. This program reached 150 women in 2014, and is poised to reach over 400 in 2015! This program also provides mentorship services to survivors.
 
The Selah Freedom Awareness Program reaches over 20,000 people per year and is vital in creating educated, engaged community members. We find that many we speak to through our Speakers Bureau and Community Booths at events are still unaware that Florida is #3 in the nation for sex trafficking, and our region #2. As we share awareness, individuals are encouraged to take action through financial support, volunteerism, and inviting Selah Freedom to share our mission with their circle of influence. Selah Freedom also has launched several Training Programs to educate and equip community members and those seeking to gain the tools needed to launch care for survivors: CSEC 101, Ride The Wave Global Training, and Organizational Development Mentorship Program.
 
In 2015 Selah Freedom will:
  • Open upscale vintage boutique
  • Expand Awareness
  • Increase Partnerships
  • Triple women served through our programming 
 


Background

     “Who will give them a home?” Out of this question, Selah Freedom was birthed.  In the summer of 2010, A women's leadership event came into Sarasota with the desire to highlight a cause. One question was asked...

     "What is happening in Sarasota and Manatee counties that needs to be exposed?"

     The question revealed these counties were part of a hub for human trafficking. Florida is in the top 3 in the country for sex and labor trafficking.  

     A team then formed to learn more about how Selah Freedom could help and serve this violated population. The process began with attending trainings, conferences and informational seminars.

     On October 1, 2011, Selah’s vision was announced to 120 local leaders in Sarasota, and since then numerous alliances have been formed. Selah is working in tangent with local politicians, law enforcement, churches and business leaders. In addition, collaborations have been formed with rescue agencies, a national network of safe houses, trafficking task forces and federal agencies.

     It is Selah Freedom’s desire to abolish modern day slavery in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Our vision is to transition our area to a solution center for modern day slavery.

Needs
  • $10-$50 Gift Cards to Target or WalMart for Outreach Team
  • $5 – $25 Gift Cards to McDonald’s, Chic-Fil-A, or Little Caesar’s Pizza for Prevention Team
  • Donated vehicles for survivors in Relaunch Phase (Independent Living)
  • Fence for Residential Property
  • Copy Paper & Office Supplies
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
Many people comment that they are amazed at how far Selah Freedom has come in the past two years. And a question I am often asked is how I did it? I do not even hesitate to respond, “We have the most amazing team, each person divinely brought to us at just the right time - when their role became essential." I am thankful I have what it takes to hold this brilliant force together but the success of Selah Freedom belongs to each of them and to each of you! The community- from law enforcement, elected officials, faith-based organizations, local business owners, donors, our advisory board, volunteers, other not-for profits and foundations, has also been amazing! The alliances and partnerships we have forged have helped us bring this very dark issue to light, when just a couple of years ago, no one wanted to believe this was happening… not here! not in Sarasota!
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL
IL
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Housing, Shelter
Tertiary Org Type Employment
Programs
Description

Selah’s Residential Recovery Program is a 12- to 24-month program which provides safe housing and comprehensive restorative healing for women. The program consist of three stages: Rest (Assessment), Restore (Residential) and Relaunch (Independent Living). Selah Freedom Residential Programming includes live-in coaches, special education teachers, clinical social workers, psychologists and survivor-leaders/mentors. In addition, volunteers provide victims with counseling, basic life-skills training that include budgeting, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, personal hygiene, as well as GED support and job placement assistance.

Selah Freedom decided to address the need for residential programming that would help female survivors 18-28 years of age benefit from a safe place to heal in the Southwest Florida region. By addressing this age range, Selah Freedom create great impact impact due to the fact that the 18-28 age bracket characterizes both the highest activity level in the Southwest Florida region as well as the highest program completion rate.   
One specialized service provided to Client/Participants includes Rapid Resolution Therapy, a proven technique that was originally developed to successfully treat returning veterans who suffered from severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and that is now available to Selah Freedom Survivors to remove the effects of trauma while opening a new pathway for freedom from the distress of their former life. This program is delivered by Dr. Jason Quintal and Associates.
Budget $200,000
Category Housing, General/Other Emergency Shelter
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served Victims Females Adults
Short Term Success
  • By the end of the 1st phase of the programming, 80% of the clients who did not have GED’s will have taken the GED test.
  • By the end of the 1st phase of the programming, 80% of the clients will understand and be able to communicate their personal gifts and passions.
  • By the end of the 1st phase of the programming, 90% of the clients will test drug free.
  • By the end of the 2nd phase of the programming, 80% of the clients will have selected a vocation to pursue.
  • For staff members working with the clients, 100% will receive on-going training to understand the emotional and physical needs of each client
Long Term Success
  •  For human trafficking victims who complete programming, 77% will have success with employment and job skills.
  • For human trafficking victims who complete programming, 77% will experience emotional healing that frees them to understand and communicate personal healthy life options.
  • For human trafficking victims who complete the programming, 77% will become a productive citizen to the community.
  • For human trafficking victims who complete the programming, 77% will become advocates in helping to abolish human trafficking in our community.
How Program is Monitored
  • GED tests will be given when the survivor is fully prepared to take the test. Academic instruction and support will be given by a certified teacher to establish an individualized plan that meets the educational needs of the survivor to prepare for the GED.
  • Daily and weekly sessions will be done with Selah staff to help the survivors identify their strengths.
  • Random drug tests will be given to monitor each survivor.
  • The opportunity for volunteers to attend seminars and conferences will be made available to receive on-going training. A log book will be kept to record training for each volunteer.
Examples of Program Success

Selah Freedom looks forward to being able to share multiple success stories. Since our home is not open yet, the following is an example that we will strive to emulate.

 
There are human trafficking survivors who are leaving their mark on society in a positive way. Through their restoration, they had to recapture their destiny that was stolen from them. Theresa Flores was a sex trafficking victim as a teenager. Currently, she travels around the country sharing her story to spread awareness about how recruiters are placed in our middle and high schools to make captives of innocent children. She writes about her tragic encounter in The Slave Across the Street.  Each victim has a destiny that needs to be fulfilled and they need a safe place with an effective program to help put the pieces of their life back together. Where does a victim go when they are rescued? They cannot return to the life they were taken from…they are not that person anymore. Who will give them a home? Who will give them restoration? Selah Freedom can give them the chance they deserve of a future filled with hope and promise.
Description

A strong partnership with local law enforcement has been established. Selah Freedom provides training for Bradenton and Sarasota Police and Bradenton and Sarasota Sheriff’s Departments. Instead of viewing the woman as a perpetrator, Selah Freedom’s training has helped law enforcement recognize these women as victims of sex trafficking and/or exploitation, and perceptively refer them to the proper services they need. Selah Freedom’s street outreach and jail outreach are also programs that meet the victims where they are often found in order to provide a connection between their needs and Selah Freedom services. Selah Freedom's Outreach Program also provides support groups to women on the streets and in the jail system, and mentorship resources to survivors.

Budget $40,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Personal Social Services
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served Adults Females At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success
By the end of the mentorship program 75% of survivors will:
 
  • Exhibit increased social manners and life skills
  • Be able to maintain a schedule of school or work
  • Show consistency in walking out their next step mental health programs 
Long Term Success
  • 75% of the women that participate in the mentor program will maintain personal contact and accountability with their mentor for a minimum of 12 months
  • 75% of women that go through Selah's mentor program will have completed their GED and assistance with job placement  
How Program is Monitored
  • Amount of girls that participate, entrance evaluations by mentors and survivors, as well as exit interview by mentor and survivor.
Examples of Program Success We will be using the programming and curriculum implemented by Wellspring Living in Atlanta Georgia area. Selah's number of participants will increase at the rate of success established by their organization.
Description

Selah Freedom is now the only organization in Florida certified to facilitate the nationally acclaimed youth prevention program, My Life, My Choice, developed in Boston for 12-17 year old at-risk girls. The survivor-written and survivor-led curriculum is proven to lower the chance of girls being sexually/commercially exploited by over 90 percent. Selah Freedom is growing its partnerships with the local agencies that serve these young, vulnerable girls. Selah Freedom’s survivor staff and leaders are excited to bring the value of this life changing training to Florida.

Budget $20,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Personal Enrichment
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served Adults Females At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success
  • 70% return to group after first experience in finding a unique and safe environment.
Long Term Success
  • 70% leave sex trade within one year of attending.
How Program is Monitored
  • Number of repeat attenders lowered 70%.
Examples of Program Success
Personal stories will tell our success, as we will model after a program called Treasures out of California. Following are some of their success stories:
 

I started stripping when my best friend in college suggested it for her 21st birthday. What seemed like an exhilarating adventure of girls-gone-wild quickly became a host of lies and destruction from the pit of hell.

Groping eyes and hands became an eerie sense of familiarity that crept up from experiences felt too many times past. I owned a false sense of power that preyed on the perversion of darkness. I exuded fantasy behind a mask that hid shame, desperation, loneliness, and a low sense of self-worth… utter brokenness. All I wanted was to be loved.

I cried out when I couldn’t pry myself from going in and out of dancing over the next six years. It was a horrific lure of lust and greed. I realized I couldn’t do it on my own when The pain took everything I thought I had successfully achieved away. 

I stopped rebelling and surrendered one day at the edge of the ocean. I finally realized that there had to be more.

I was lost, confused, and without hope. I was walking dead. My healing journey and road to recovery have been supernatural. As I give, through the work of Treasures, I am also being given to. Although Treasures didn’t find me at the club, it helped me to stay out of them–never to return. And now I am able to help others do the same. Treasures has impacted my life by creating a safe community where I can flourish and heal by building healthy relationships with other believers. Treasures has helped me stay accountable to the truth of who I am and called to be. Through Treasures, I am reminded of how precious and valuable I am.
Description Selah Freedom trains and educates the community at large on the truth behind sex trafficking and exploitation. This is done through the Selah Freedom Speaker's Bureau, Community Booth, and by attending a quarterly Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC 101) Class. Selah Freedom also has launched Ride The Wave Global Training and Organizational Development Programming, both of which train individuals and organizations in how to successfully provide services to survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation.
Budget $15,000
Category Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served Females Adults Homeless
Short Term Success
  • Selah has seen the number of news/media articles increase on the topic of sex trafficking 100% since we have launched our mission three years ago. From no coverage 3 years ago to on average 1 story every 2 weeks on the topic.
Long Term Success
  • We measure the number of speaking engagements we are asked to moderate, and the number of attendees that sign up for our newsletter or for more information or to volunteer or make a donation.
How Program is Monitored
  • Requests to speak
Examples of Program Success
  • Awareness is growing and Selah Freedom is being asked to collaborate with law enforcement and other NPO's.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization

Selah has been diligently researching the most effective programming for human trafficking survivors. Many homes have opened quickly without sound programming and alliances in place. This situation caused great distress for not only the survivors who were not served well, but also traumatized volunteers who were not sufficiently prepared or protected. Selah Freedom has worked to provide confidence for  law enforcement and other safe house programs that we work with to restore survivors.

Over the last four years Selah has been given the gift of solid alliances and mentorships by two successful trafficking homes and organizations.  These homes are highly recommended as healthy models. 
 
Selah now serves our survivors with sound experience and sustainability as our foundation.  Selah's desire is to offer a secure, restorative and healthy environment. We have taken the step in determining our programming with great care and consideration, and are excited to provide the highest level of care.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher
CEO Term Start Apr 2010
Email elizabeth@selahfreedom.com
Experience

 

Elizabeth Melendez Fisher – President/CEO of Selah Freedom

Elizabeth Fisher, Co-Founder of Selah Freedom, is dedicated to putting an end to modern day slavery here in the Tampa Bay area and her efforts have caught the attention of the local media, law enforcement and politicians. In the past year, she was the recipient of the prestigious Tampa Bay Business Woman of the Year Award for the Nonprofit Category and has been featured in the Herald Tribune, SRQ Magazine, ABC News, and METV, among other notable publications and broadcasts.

Elizabeth and her team have raised awareness and enough money to purchase a large retreat in the outskirts of Sarasota that serves as a residential home where girls can heal, regain their self-respect and learn basic life skills. Overall, they learn that they are deserving of a different life than the one they were living.

SRQ Magazine describes Fisher as, “Part healer, part businesswoman, all resolve - if Selah Freedom is bringing light into the darkness, as the slogan says, then Fisher is the one behind the megawatt.”

Prior to Selah Freedom, Fisher worked in the Chicago area, facilitating support and recovery groups and training hundreds of leaders in group dynamics and leadership. Her professional experience also includes positions with NBC-TV and ABC-TV in Chicago.

A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Fisher received a bachelor of arts in communications before continuing her education at Illinois School of Professional Psychology where she earned a Master’s in Clinical Psychology.


Fisher leads a team that works with Bradenton and Sarasota law enforcement, prisons, outreach groups and government officials to identify victims, raise awareness for human trafficking and sexual exploitation and enact change. SRQ Magazine describes Fisher as, “Part healer, part businesswoman, all resolve—if Selah Freedom is bringing light into the darkness, as the slogan says, then Fisher is the one behind the megawatt.” She describes her job as, “…the best job in the world,” and states that “it still moves me to tears every day. You’re seeing what people thought were throwaways become something else.”

She is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Tampa Bay Business Woman of the Year Award for the Nonprofit Category and has been featured in the Herald Tribune, Tampa Times, SRQ Magazine, ABC & NBC News, METV, and Bay News 9, among other notable publications and broadcasts. Prior to Selah Freedom, Fisher worked in the Chicago area, facilitating support and recovery groups and training hundreds of leaders in group dynamics and leadership. Her professional experience also includes positions with NBC-TV and ABC-TV in Chicago. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Fisher received a bachelor of arts in communications before continuing her education and earning her Master’s in Clinical Psychology.

Staff
Full Time Staff 8
Part Time Staff 7
Volunteers 200
Contractors 2
Staff Retention Rate % 96
Professional Development Yes
Management Reports to Board Yes
Organization Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted Sept 2013
Management Succession Plan No
Policies and Procedures No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Ms. Kindsey Neeson Director of Strategic Partnerships and Outreach
Ms. Connie Rose Director of Survivor Programming and Leadership
Mrs. Laurie Swink Director of Education
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
Selah Freedom is working in collaboration with the following agencies:
 
  • CAN
  • Sarasota Human Trafficking Task Force
  • Turn Your Life around (TYLA)
  • Clearwater/Tampa Bay Human Trafficking Task Force
  • We R For Kids, Inc.
  • Tony Nassif, Preventing Abuse, Inc.
  • CRTEC
  • Wellspring Living
  • Bridging Freedom
  • Redefining Refuge
  • Nightlife
  • Created, an outreach to prostitutes and strippers
  • Brent Woody, Attorney at Law- specializing in human trafficking
  • Sarasota Police Dept
  • Bradenton Police Dept
  • First Step
  • Sarasota Sheriff's Department
  • Bradenton Sheriff's Department
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Comments
Leadership Comments by Organization
Many people comment that they are amazed at how far Selah Freedom has come in the past two years. And a question I am often asked is how I did it? I do not even hesitate to respond, “We have the most amazing team, each person divinely brought to us at just the right time - when their role became essential." I am thankful I have what it takes to hold this brilliant force together but the success of Selah Freedom belongs to each of them and to each of you! The community- from law enforcement, elected officials, faith-based organizations, local business owners, donors, our advisory board, volunteers, other not-for profits and foundations, has also been amazing! The alliances and partnerships we have forged have helped us bring this very dark issue to light, when just a couple of years ago, no one wanted to believe this was happening… not here! not in Sarasota!

Congratulations...the first step to recovery is awareness, and we are well on our way! A huge kudos goes out to the media. Though skeptical at first, within one year, both Sarasota Magazine and the Daily Herald Tribune brought the issue of sex trafficking out of the dark and onto the front page. My hat goes off to Dave McSwane! We couldn't have created such awareness without him.
 
Thanks to all of you. By partnering with us, our beautiful survivors now have an army of love and support, two beautiful homes in which to heal and a network of compassionate professionals to walk them through each step along the path toward full restoration!
I am beyond grateful!
 
Elizabeth Melendez Fisher 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. William Russell
Company Affiliation CEO Sarasota Housing Authority
Board Term July 2014 to July 2016
Email worussell3@gmail.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mrs. Michelle Cherp Senior Accountant, Kerkering Barberio & Co
Mrs. Elizabeth Melendez Fisher CEO/President Selah Freedom
Mrs. Carolyn Mason Sarasota County Commissioner
Mr Chris McGee PNC Wealth Management
Mr. William Russell IIICEO Sarasota Housing Authority
Ms. Robyn Schmitt Southwest Airlines
Mrs. Misty Stinson Founder Selah Freedom
Mrs. Laurie Swink Founder Selah Freedom
Mrs. Susan Wilcox Freelance Writer
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Board Meeting Attendance % 96
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Audit
Audit, Compliance and Controls
Board Development / Board Orientation
Board Governance
By-laws
Campus Planning and Development
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization

Selah Freedom is pleased to announce our Advisory Board Members. We are grateful to operate under the covering and expertise of the following individuals:

 

Selah Freedom Advisory Board

Dr. Jason Quintal
Quintal & Associates
Trauma/Rapid Resolution Expert

Captain Pat Robinson
Sarasota Police Department/Bureau of Patrol Operations
Law Enforcement Expert

Scott Brogan
Partner Fresh Produce Sportswear
Retail Expert

Julie Bynum
Kerkering Barberio
CPA/Tax Manager

Elizabeth Fisher
Selah Freedom
CEO/President

Irene Gerontianos
Truth for Women- Former Chairman of the Board
Not for Profit/Compliance/Human Trafficking Expert

Mark Pentecost
It Works Global
Global Business Strategist Expert

Ava Whaley
Innovation Ink, Principal
Marketing/Communication Expert

Sandy Zannino
Wilde Automotive Management, Inc.
Human Resources Expert

Laurin Ripley
Former Habitat for Humanity Board Member
Nonprofit Consultant/Volunteer Coordination Expert

Brent Woody
Attorney/Counselor at Law
Human Trafficking Legal/Not for Profit Law Expert

Graham M. Cox, AAMS
Financial Expert UBS
Financial Services Inc.

Nick Drizos
Not-For-Profit Collaboration & Expansion Expert

Teresa Walker
Survivor Insight Expert

Diana Shoemaker
Executive Director Habitat For Humanity/ Manatee Community Relations Expert

Roland Jacobs
CEO, AspireUp – A Strategic Marketing & Brand Consulting Firm
Growth Strategy Expert

Mary Lou Johnson
Fundraising Expert

Governance Comments by Foundation
This organization has 3 board members. Only 2 are listed to protect the identity of a front-line worker whose safety could be compromised based on the challenges of this difficult mission.
Financial Info
Fiscal Year 2015
Projected Revenue $1,000,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,000,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Form 990s
Historical Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$230,980$23,406--
Administration Expense$20,587$11,096--
Fundraising Expense$8,621$11,988--
Payments to Affiliates$0$0--
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.072.37--
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%50%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%11%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$354,176$67,616--
Current Assets$347,042$58,899--
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$12,567$3,960--
Total Net Assets$341,609$63,656--
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $512,395Contributions, gifts, grants $108,320--
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $22,301Gross Profit from Inventory Sales $4,956--
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountNet Income from Sales of Inventory $2,0510 $0--
CEO Compensation
Co-CEO Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities27.6214.87--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%--
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose We are currently in a $250,000 Capital Campaign as Selah Freedom has recently relocated our Residential Program to a more rural setting. The home is situated on 4.5 acres and features a large 2,500 square foot barn that can serve as a recreation/counseling center for residential and local clients.
Goal $250,000.00
Dates Jan 2015 to Dec 2018
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Many people comment that they are amazed at how far Selah Freedom has come in the past two years. And a question I am often asked is how I did it? I do not even hesitate to respond, “We have the most amazing team, each person divinely brought to us at just the right time - when their role became essential." I am thankful I have what it takes to hold this brilliant force together but the success of Selah Freedom belongs to each of them and to each of you! The community- from law enforcement, elected officials, faith-based organizations, local business owners, donors, our advisory board, volunteers, other not-for profits and foundations, has also been amazing! The alliances and partnerships we have forged have helped us bring this very dark issue to light, when just a couple of years ago, no one wanted to believe this was happening… not here! not in Sarasota!
 
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial figures based on Federal 990-EZ/990 and unaudited financial compilations.  Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions.
Nonprofit Selah Freedom
Address PO Box 21415
Sarasota, FL 34276
Primary Phone 941 677-8840
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher
Board Chair Mr. William Russell
Board Chair Company Affiliation CEO Sarasota Housing Authority
Year of Incorporation 2012

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