Harvest Tabernacle Of Sarasota Inc
209 N LIME AVE
SARASOTA FL 34237-6123
Mission
Our mission is to champion hope and transform lives by revitalizing neighborhoods and providing service-enriched housing programs.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Rev. James W Minor
Board Chair Dr. James R Minor
Board Chair Affiliation Sarasota County School Board
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Harvest House
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1983
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Oct 2018
State Registration Exempt Dec 2017
Financial Summary
 
 
IRS Letter of Determination
Name
IRS Determination LetterView
Impact Statement
Recent Accomplishments:
  1. In 2016, with a total of 68,852 bed nights, we served 215 families through our Home Again permanent supportive and transitional housing programs, 98 families through our Family Haven emergency shelter (with 218 children), 262 individuals through our Freedom residential substance abuse treatment center, and 66 US Military Veterans through our V.E.T.S. transitional housing program for veterans.
  2. Last year, by recommendation of Dr. Marbut and in collaboration with the Lee Wetherington Foundation and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Harvest House opened the Lee Wetherington Family Village – 16 apartments designated to serving working poor families and 18 to 24-year-old young adults who are homeless – two populations that have been falling through the services gap in Sarasota County.
  3. In 2016 we saw a 33% increase in individual contributions. Historically, Harvest House has not been an organization with a focus on private contribution and public awareness, but because the organization's bed count has increased from 102 to over 400 in the last five years our need for individual donations is greater than ever. 
Goals for 2017:
  1. Developing a strategic plan to provide our Freedom Program services, our residential drug and alcohol recovery program, in Manatee County.
  2. Continue to develop more effective programing and services for our clients by maintaining our relationships with our community partners including the Family Haven Alliance and HMIS, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, and many others.
  3. Cultivate new relationships within the community by creating new volunteer opportunities and developing effective communication strategies, including redesigning our website, to cultivate and acquire new donors and retain existing donors.
  4. Establish a legacy planned giving society with 5 recorded planned gifts by the end of the calendar year. 
  5. Open the New Heights Program - a specialized program to serve 18 to 24-year-old young adults who are homeless, assisting them in seven key areas life: vocation, education, social, financial, health, leadership, and dreams. 
Needs Statement
  1. Permanent Supportive Housing: 28 apartments for families who are homeless. Families receive supportive housing with case management and life skills classes to prepare families for meaningful employment and housing stability. $100,000
  2. New Heights Unaccompanied Youth Transitional Living Program: New Heights provides transitional housing with wrap around case management and support services for youth ages 18 to 24 who are homeless; many of which have aged out of foster care. $100,000 per year. 
  3. 15 Passenger Van: We often drive clients to job interviews, court dates, counseling sessions, and recovery classes. We are requesting funding for one 15-passenger van to help transport clients: $42,000
  4. Rapid re-housing funding for families who come through the Haven: $3,500 per family
Background Statement

For 25 years, Harvest House has been dedicated to perpetuating hope for families and individuals looking to overcome poverty and homelessness so that they may lead independent, sustainable lives. Harvest House developed their innovative approach into a program model that provides housing and social services together for individuals with a history substance abuse, families, and veterans who are homeless. The solutions are as individual as the cause and may include financial assistance, counseling, job skill training, and/or education.

Harvest House is one of this region’s largest social service providers, but they are unique in that they focus on revitalizing neighborhoods and transforming lives to build better, stronger communities. Their history began after Pastors Jim and Peggy Minor moved to Sarasota, Florida where they planted The Harvest Church in 1984. The church is an integrated congregation whose passion is to love and serve the broken and bring hope to the hopeless; however, we do not require that our clients share our faith.
 
Harvest House began its work treating individuals with substance abuse in 1992 with six beds for men. When their success rates increased substantially Harvest House pioneered a program model that provided housing and social services simultaneously. They expanded this model – housing and stability first, then social services and personal development – to treat women with a history substance abuse and help families and veterans who are homeless. With 406 beds, Harvest House has flourished in this community where the need for affordable housing is so great.
 
To this day, Harvest House has remained a pillar of hope to Sarasota's homeless community. Today, with community, government, and private support, Harvest House acquires and renovates blocks of houses in crime-ridden areas. Thus, numerous families and individuals are served, and lives, homes, and neighborhoods are transformed into vibrant communities.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Housing, Shelter
Tertiary Org Type Housing, Shelter
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
While some organizations work to revitalize neighborhoods and create affordable housing, and other organizations seek to provide case management, housing, and supportive services, Harvest House has pioneered a model for serving those who are homeless in Sarasota County that accomplishes all of these things.
 
Our vision is to ignite a revolution, compelling individuals to live beyond fear into their best life, fulfilling their destiny. At Harvest House, participants will move from fear & anxiety to confidence & freedom.
 
We want to be the last transitional center an individual or family ever enters.
Programs
Description
Emergency Shelter
  • 24 beds in 6 dorm style apartments for families who are found living in unsuitable conditions and are in need of immediate, same day housing.
  • The Family Haven is the emergency housing solution for homeless families in Sarasota County. The participants work with case managers to secure longer-term transitional and permanent housing solutions, whether within Harvest House or with another agency.
  • There is no cost to participants for these emergency services. 
Permanent Supportive Housing
  • 28 Apartments for families who are homeless. 
  • Families in the Home Again program receive up to 24 months of supportive housing with case management and life skills classes to further prepare families for meaningful employment and housing stability. 
  • We believe personal responsibility is key to success for families, so we require a maximum of 30% of their income for rent, utilities, and services.
Transitional Housing
  • 5 apartments for homeless families needing more time to stabilize after 30 days in the emergency shelter. 
Budget $654,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for the Homeless
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families At-Risk Populations Homeless
Short Term Success

80% of families will move into stable housing, as well as have raised their household income.

Long Term Success Families exiting this program will have gained the skills necessary to lead responsible lives, maintaining stable housing and employment. 80% of families who complete the Home Again program will remain in permanent housing with stable employment and never again have to battle the cycle of homelessness. 
Program Success Monitoring Success is monitored by working with the client to build a service plan and establish goals. Each of these goals are then turned into a series of achievable action steps. Clients should always be moving forward with their service plan and accomplishing the goals they established for themselves. 
Program Success Examples Harvest House follow-up case management shows that at least 80% of families who complete this program maintain stable employment and permanent housing for at least one year after program completion. 
Description
  • Up to 24 Beds for U.S. Military Veterans who are struggling with alcohol and/or drug addiction.
  • Up to 24 months of residential treatment with case management & educational groups to assist in the recovery process & prepare vets for meaningful employment & housing stability as they transition out of life limiting patterns & in to freedom.
  • We believe responsibility is key to success for veterans who are working to overcome addiction. The V.E.T.S. program is not a hand out, but a helping hand to those willing to participate in programing & work towards independence.
Budget $350,000
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Homeless Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success 75% of Veterans who have employment as a goal will be employed based on the timeline in their treatment plan, 75% of Veterans who have skills development as a goal will participate in skill training/vocational education based on the timeline in their treatment plan, 100% will participate in peer-lead or community-lead support groups on a weekly basis, 100% of participants will have developed a plan of meaningful daily activity including one or more of the following: education/training, employment, community service, counseling/peer support, personal care, recreation, family, community, spiritual connections within 30 days of residency.


Long Term Success It is the goal of the program to assist the VA in ending homelessness among veterans. 50% of veterans who complete this program will move into permanent housing.
Program Success Monitoring Success is monitored by working with the client to build a service plan and establish goals. Each of these goals are then turned into a series of achievable action steps. Clients should always be moving forward with their service plan and accomplishing the goals they established for themselves.
Program Success Examples Based on client records in 2016, 79% of individuals who completed this program moved into permanent housing and are self sustainable, contributing members of society. 
Description
  • 95 beds for men and 22 beds for women who are struggling with alcohol and/or drug addiction.
  • 9 months of residential recovery with case management & educational classes to assist in the recovery process & prepare individuals for meaningful employment & housing stability as they transition out of life limiting patterns & into freedom.
  • We believe responsibility is key to success for individuals who are working to overcome addiction. This program is not a hand out, but a helping hand to those willing to participate in programing & work towards independence.
Budget $600,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Specific Populations
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success At least 90% of program participants, during the course of the program, will practice sobriety, gain stable employment, attend life skills and addictions counseling sessions and save money to assist them upon graduating the program.
Long Term Success At least 30% of clients who graduate from this program will maintain a healthy lifestyle of sobriety with stable housing and employment.
Program Success Monitoring Success is monitored by working with the client to build a service plan and establish goals. Each of these goals are then turned into a series of achievable action steps. Clients should always be moving forward with their service plan and accomplishing the goals they established for themselves.
Program Success Examples 35% of participants who enter the program will graduate the program, with 30% maintaining employment and sobriety during their post-release case management period. 
Description
New Heights is a progressive program is specifically designed for 18 to 24 year old young adults who are experiencing homeless. The young adults live in a shared, dorm-like setting along with other program participants. This supportive housing program with 8 beds is designed to help young adults reach new heights in seven key areas of life:
Vocation
Education
Social
Financial
Health
Leadership
Dreams
Budget $100,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Specific Populations
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Homeless Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success

Ensure participant's foundational needs are met, such as: safe housing, nutritional food, medical/mental health issues, clothing and I.D.

Long Term Success

 

  • 30% of unaccompanied youth that were literally homeless upon entry will exit to safe housing.
  • 40% of unaccompanied youth that exit to permanent housing will maintain in housing for 180 days or more.
  • 65% of unaccompanied youth will participate in case management services 90 days post exit to permanent housing.
  • 90% of unaccompanied youth indicate that they are satisfied or very satisfied with the services provided by the program.

 

Program Success Monitoring

Success is monitored quarterly through the Homeless Management and Information System (HMIS). HMIS is a local information technology system used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness.


Program Success Examples The program is still young, therefore we don’t have many examples yet. We currently have three participants attending college - something they would be unable to do without housing stability.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization
Harvest House, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the premise that all people deserve safe, stable housing and the opportunity to renew their hope and dream again. As a pioneer in the transitional and permanent housing movement, we are the only organization in Sarasota to participate in the development, preservation, and management of affordable, service-enriched housing. This model is becoming the standard for serving families and individuals who are working to rebuild their lives. We believe that affordable housing and supportive programs improve the economic status of residents, revitalize neighborhoods, and stabilize lives.
 
We serve a variety of populations with residential programs for families, veterans, and unaccompanied youth who are homeless, and individuals with a history of homelessness, substance abuse, and incarceration.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Rev. James W Minor
CEO Term Start Mar 1984
CEO/Executive Director Email erin@harvesthousecenters.com
Experience
Pastors Jim & Peggy Minor have been preaching and teaching the good news of love for 42 years and have been married for 40 years. They have five grown children, four who serve alongside them at The Harvest, and 8 beautiful grandchildren. Jim and Peggy moved to Sarasota, Florida where they planted The Harvest Church in 1984. The church is a totally integrated congregation whose passion is to love and serve the the struggling, the outcast and the alienated.
 
The Harvest has blessed thousands of people with their outreach programs. These programs includes Free Indeed Food Bank, a food outreach, where for 25 years they have lifted the burden of the in their community in need. In 1992, Harvest House was founded as residential, drug and alcohol treatment center for men and women. The program has expanded to become the largest area social service agency providing over 400 beds which includes transitional and low-income housing, addressing the needs of the most vulnerable citizens in our community. Jim & Peggy's vision extends from the “highways and hedges” of Sarasota to around the world.
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 25
Part Time Staff 7
Staff Retention Rate % 94
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 3
Volunteers 250
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
Lee Wetherington Foundation
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Baycross Christian Family Foundation
Siesta Key Chapel 
The Patterson Foundation
Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness
Coastal Behavioral Healthcare 
Sarasota Department of Justice
Department of Veterans Affairs
Florida Department of Corrections
US Department of Housing and Urban Development 
YMCA Schoolhouse Link
Resurrection House
Family Promise 
Senior Friendship Center 
First Step 
Centerstone
United Way 211
Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice
Jewish Family & Children Service 
Salvation Army
Family Promise 
 
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)2013
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Governor's Point of Light AwardState of Florida2005
Congressional Law Enforcement Associate Service AwardFlorida's 16th District2016
Risk Management Provisions
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 2
Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2016
Management Succession Plan Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Comments
Multi-Media Comments by Organization

Harvest House is dedicated to the premise that all people deserve safe, stable housing and opportunity to renew their hope and dream again. As a pioneer in the transitional and permanent supportive housing movement, we are the only organization is Sarasota County to participate in the development, preservation, and management of affordable service-enriched housing.

With residential programs for families, veterans, and unaccompanied youth who are homeless, and individuals with a history of homelessness, substance abuse and incarceration, Harvest House has #APlaceForYou.

Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. James R Minor
Company Affiliation Sarasota County School Board
Board Term Aug 2017 to Aug 2019
Board Chair Email jrminor1@verizon.net
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Cleo Ammons Retired
Ms. Angela Bibler Retired
Mr. Rico Boeras Realtor
Ms. Sara Grottick Small Business Owner
Ms. Gretchen Hill Retired
Mr. Daniel C. Minor Harvest Tabernacle of Sarasota, Inc
Dr. James R Minor Sarasota County School Board
Mrs. Effie M. Peterson EMJM LLC
Mr. Mel Tari Mel Tari Evangelistic Association
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 5
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board Meeting Attendance % 86
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2018
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $2,070,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,890,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment Yes
Endowment Value $200,000.00
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$1,900,900$2,103,238$1,235,343
$0$0$0
$1,485,194$1,408,370$1,406,864
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$0$0
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$52,895$25,954$31,947
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$78,497$20,884$507,740
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$2,889,415$2,551,020$2,532,502
Administration Expense$284,213$500,811$428,249
Fundraising Expense$20,188$20,578$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.101.161.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%83%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%1%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$9,538,840$9,078,927$8,667,076
Current Assets$673,842$613,423$673,503
Long-Term Liabilities$6,416,429$6,280,544$6,422,606
Current Liabilities$268,809$268,451$200,575
Total Net Assets$2,853,602$2,529,932$2,043,895
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $1,900,900Contributions, gifts, grants $2,103,238Contributions, gifts, grants $1,235,343
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFreedom Program $596,820Program Service Revenue $1,408,370Rental Income $876,854
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountRental Income $530,763Fundraising $25,954Harvest House $515,010
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $75,001 - $100,000
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation $50,001 - $75,000
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.512.293.36
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets67%69%74%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization While Harvest House is registered as a DBA under the Harvest church’s Tax ID number, our financial books are kept entirely separate. Under the church’s Tax ID, Harvest House can provide a residential substance abuse treatment center to our clients in need without being licensed by the state, thus keeping our services affordable for our clients who are homeless before entering our program. 

The greatest challenge we face being under the church’s Tax ID number is that many organizations, the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation, for example, who’s mission of improving communities falls directly inline with Harvest House’s mission, do not fund “religious organizations and church or denomination-sponsored programs or events” despite that fact that we don’t ask or require our clients to share our faith.
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from compilations for tax years 2010 - 2012.  In 2013 and 2014, the organization has provided an audited financial statement which was used in its profile.  This organization is a church and is not required to file IRS Form 990s.
Nonprofit Harvest Tabernacle Of Sarasota Inc
Address 209 N LIME AVE
SARASOTA, FL 34237 6123
Phone 941 953-3154

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC. IS A REGISTERED 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE (1-800-HELP-FLA) OR FROM THE WEBSITE: WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF EACH CONTRIBUTION IS RECEIVED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY. REGISTRATION #SC-02471.