Alpha and Omega Freedom Ministries Incorporated dba Hannah House
P.O. Box 339
Wauchula FL 33873-0339
Mission

Our Mission is to provide food, shelter, education, and support for those   who are experiencing short or long-term adversity due to Domestic Violence or Homelessness by providing access to education, sustainable services, and counseling.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Dr. Nicholas Timmerman
Board Chair Affiliation Seveigny Eye Center
General Info
Organization DBA
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Supported Organization Alpha & Omega Freedom Ministries
Former Names
Gillespie Counseling Center
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2006
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes May 2017
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $225,446.00
Projected Expenses $225,000.00
IRS Letter of Determination
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Impact Statement
Accomplishments this past year:
  • In the past year we have helped homeless women and children, domestic violence victims, addicts, as well as domestic violence abusers to heal their inner child so that they can become independent and able to function in society without drugs, alcohol, or domestic violence.   We also provided food for the elderly and homeless. (approximately 1460 annual total).
  • We added a new water filtration system to our Hannah's Apartment Complex.
  • We added a new storage facility to our property.
  • We continue to build strong relationships with our Courts, probation offices, sheriff's department, DCF, and One Hope United  They refer client's to us for counseling and shelter. 
  • We were able to re-unified three families living in our shelter with the help of DCF and our Courts
Goals for the Next Year:
  1. We are working to raise the funds to pay off the Hannah's House shelter mortgage and our offices.
  2. We will continue our efforts to staff for HMIS Case Management, Bookkeeping, Receptionist, and retail store staff.   
  3. We will continue to enhance our public image through pictures & stories in the local papers, social media, website updates, presentations at businesses, churches and civic organizations, along with sending out information to surrounding counties.
  4. Expand our Green House for a sustainable food source, retail outlet, and vocational horticulture training facility.
  5. Hannah's Hope Chest retail thrift store will be selling new household fixtures of all types, new bedding and possibly storage units of various styles and sizes. 
Needs Statement
Our top needs for Hannah's House DV Shelter and Hannah's House Complex:
  1. Pay off Hannah's House DV shelter mortgage.  $150,000.00
  2. A  15 passenger van  new or used, but in good shape   Approx $25,000
  3. Operational funds $25,000 to $45,000.  
  4. Redo duct work to improve air flow in Hannah's House - $5000
  5. Additional bedroom and bath - $30,000

Background Statement

Alpha & Omega Freedom Ministries, Inc. started in 1982 as a prison ministry and help for those inmates who were coming back into the community.  During the course of this ministry, the owners, Mr. & Mrs. John and Lorraine Gillespie opened Alpha and Omega Freedom Ministries in 1988 and a half-way house for men in 1994. In 1999 John and Lorraine went to a drug and alcohol treatment facility for 10 months of training, returned home and began Gillespie’s Counseling and Training Center from their training.

In 2006 the Hannah's Hope Chest thrift store was opened and in 2007,  with the help of a generous donor who gave the funds for a down payment ,Hannah’s House Domestic Violence Shelter was founded  

In 2008,  Hannah’s Hope Chest—then called Hannah’s helpers—was started to aid the shelter in funding for paper goods, personal items and food for those we serve.  

In 2012, Hannah’s House Complex, a 17 unit apartment complex was built to house women and children who were either DV victims or suffering from homelessness.  These women have to have some form of income, whether child support, part-time or full-time jobs, disability or other income.  The rents range from about $40.00 to $500.00 according to the income the women receive.  These women also receive counseling and assistance as needed to get them to a better place in their lives.  Although the apartments are deemed permanent supportive living, many of the women only stay for about 3 to 6 months as their lives improve. 

The biggest success for us is not just how we have grown through the years with our physical plant but how we are accepted in the community as a necessary agency for social change in the residents of Hardee County.  We service through counseling, food distribution and Hannah's House & Complex on average about 110 people each week.  For our county, this is a great number.  This past year we received more referrals from other agencies whose numbers have doubled so much that they can no longer serve the people in their counties.  Some were sent to other counties for safety reasons. In that same sense, other counties send their domestic violence victims to us.

We have served (and continue to) and help residents of Hardee County, as well as Highlands, Desoto, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Glades, Okeechobee and some from out of state.

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL
Areas Served Comments
Our primary is Hardee County, but we also serve DeSoto, Highlands, Polk, Okeechobee, Charlotte, Hillsborough, Sarasota and Manatee.  We have also been known to take people from Orange County and out-of-state, due to the nature of domestic violence issues. There is no limit on where they come from or how long they can stay.
 
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Human Services
Tertiary Org Type Housing, Shelter
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
The success of the organization has reached not only our small county, but larger ones as well.  We receive many referrals from surrounding counties.  We also have such a good reputation with the judicial agencies in town, that they send people to us regularly.  They have seen the progress that we have made with ex-offenders and want to keep sending people on probation to us for counseling, so they can get on the right path.   I have been with AOFM, Inc. for a long time!  The Gillespie's have such a heart for the people here.  They want everyone to change for the better and become successful for the future.  I have such a desire for the organization that several years back, I started counseling the men, the abusers and addicts to make the changes they need to be able to either become a family again with their loved ones or become stable enough to hold down a job and support their families.
Every member of our Board gives in various ways, monetarily and physically through fundraising, counseling, and being a soundboard for the Executive Director when she needs our help.  One of our board members has helped cook, clean, volunteer at the store and also at the fundraisers.  Another is a Spanish interpreter, on call when the need arises.  Another provides deep discounted alarm services for the complex and the other buildings.  Another helps read over grants prior to sending them out and making suggestions for changes to ensure better chances for acceptance. Another is helping with the bookkeeping and getting it all in order. One lives in Sarasota and drives to Wauchula very often to help out wherever she can. We are all hands on and never deter from making a big change in the lives of others!

We believe in this organization and do whatever it takes to help keep it going through the years.  Yes, we have challenges financially to keep this organization afloat but we are always looking for better ways to gain funding and look to a brighter future.  Also, it is hard to keep volunteers in our organization.  Many of the clients we serve want to volunteer and they do, but they move on as they become whole again and self-sufficient.  One of the quirks here is that another ministry is often mistaken as ours, that is why we have been pushing to get our ministry and organization out there to the public.  Due to our being a domestic violence shelter, we have not really "advertised" the fact, but we have other avenues such as the homelessness and the addictions programs that we offer that should gain interest.  We have been putting out some ads in our local paper and also pictures of current events, of course leaving out our DV victims in the process.  The pictures we have on our websites and Facebook pages have all given their written approval to be photographed for the good of fighting domestic violence.  We have used stock photos as well, so that we did not photograph our victims as they first came in. One lady had been so badly beaten, that we thought she would lose her eyesight, but she was able to heal and go back to work within a couple of months while staying at our shelter.  She is independent and happy! As an optometrist, this also makes me happy!

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
We are a grassroots, small rural and poor county, yet we have helped so many people in the years that we have been here.  The past two years we have struggled financially, mainly due to almost 50% decrease in giving.  Yet we have survived!  Our heart is to help as many as we can to break the chains of domestic violence, addictions, poverty, uneducated people and jobless individuals.
We accept anyone no matter race, creed, financial status, pregnant, addictions, etc. into our program.  We also accept children into our facilities since we feel a need to help the children from abusive situations.  We have help children in our facility to gain emotional support and self esteem. We help those struggling to stay and do well in school, along with those that are struggling with their parents and having behavioral issues.  One of our counselors has had training in Behavioral training and has written plans for these children so that their parents can help their children face school, home and social life. We value education so much that if a client can not pay for their GED classes, we find the monies to pay it, many times out of our own pockets.  This past year we had four young women to get their GED, two received their CNA certificate and two others went on to college to get their AA degree.  One is doing so well, with a 3.79 grade point average that she is contemplating applying to Duke University to finish her Psychology degree.  She came to us at the age of 20 and would barely give us eye contact, couldn't use a telephone, had no self-esteem whatsoever and really had very little common knowledge.  She now lives in one of our apartments, works a job while finishing her degree. She has helped us part-time as a receptionist, greeting customers and answering the phones.  Her mother was the abuser and many times would throw her out of the house.  When we received her, she was living in an orange grove.  There are many stories from the women we serve. We have sent some to Sarasota in the past couple of years and others had to go far away to get away from their abusers.  I was an abused woman myself from a previous marriage. He would beat me for spending too much at the grocery store. When feeding five children, it was not difficult to go over the amount allotted. The worst beating I had, he called my children in (ages 2 to 8 at that time) to watch him beat me. I tried to leave, but there was no help available in the community years ago. Abuse was behind closed doors and never talked about. This is why I wanted to help others who had no hope for the future, as I did.
Programs
Description When the women arrive, they are assessed as to their needs to include health, dental, optometry, mental health, educational, nutritional, vocational or any other need.  Appointments are made to our partners as needed.  We provide support and training at the home for nutrition, housekeeping, living skills, budgeting, meal planning, grocery shopping and counseling to improve self-esteem and stabilization.  While at the home, the women will also attend counseling for Domestic Violence Victims through the Community Counseling & Training Center.  We do case management so that the women will have a plan for their families when they leave our program.  
Budget $36,965
Category Housing, General/Other Emergency Shelter
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Females Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families
Short Term Success Short term goals include:  physical stabilization for 100% of the women, mentally stabilization for those who exhibit instability by 100% through our partner Peace River Center,  70% of the women will be able to meal plan, prepare a budget, shop for the meals and cook nutritional meals with assistance and training by the onsite house manager.  70% will attend all scheduled classes.  
Long Term Success
Women come to us with their children, broken and afraid for their future.  We help them to become whole again through improving their immediate health, nutrition, education, vocational skills, living skills, budgeting, meal planning and much more.  They learn who they are, acknowledge where they have been, understand what constitutes abuse and work towards gaining independence and self-confidence that they can make it.  Many of the women have only finished 7th or 8th grade.  Many have little to no job experience.  Our hopes is that every woman who leaves our DV program will have their education and job opportunities.   For the purpose of this report, 70% of the women will have a GED or equivalent, 70% will have jobs, 70% will go to a more permanent housing solution that is stable and safe.  We use the HMIS system to track their progress.
Program Success Monitoring We know what is working in this process by reports from the onsite manager and by testing the women to meal plan for a day & cook the meals for that day.  We know they are healthy and mentally stable by their appearance and behaviors.
Program Success Examples Brittany came to us at 20, no eye contact, no common knowledge although book knowledge was good.  She was scared to even use a telephone, due to her mother's abuse and controlling behaviors throughout her life.  She is a part-time receptionist for us, in her 2nd year college for AA degree and has blossomed with a great personality.  She is planning to go to Duke University, if accepted to finish for a Psychology Degree.  We have served approximately 24 women last year in the shelter and their children.  5 of the children received extra counseling with us due to their behaviors.  Another lady came to us straight from prison, living in her car and had no hope for the future. After going through counseling and our vocational helps, she came to work for us and is now a successful business woman in the community and our organization.  HMIS data will show monthly, quarterly and annual numbers for each program.  
Description The Hannah's House Complex was built in 2012 to assist homeless and victims of domestic violence to have an apartment based on their income.  The rents range from about $40.00 to $600.00.  We help the women to further their education or find better jobs and to learn about nutrition, budgeting, parenting, Domestic Violence, improving their self-esteem, safety issues and many other wonderful subjects.  We try to help each woman to gain independence and hope for their future.  We do provide transportation to and from work, school and college as needed and appointments.  The Complex has a large play area with playground equipment for children, computer room with two computers linked to internet and a printer for tenant use.  There is a community room for meetings and social events as well as a fully stocked kitchen for nutritional classes and meals.  There is also a  family room where we have children's classes while the women are in their sessions and a place for families to get together.
Budget $53,950
Category Housing, General/Other Affordable Housing
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Females Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success 75% of the women will be able to budget for the month, meeting rent deadlines and paying for overages on electricity by the 5th of the following month.  75% of the  women will have a steady income prior to leaving the program.  75% of  the women will be able to state their goals for the future and be able to state how they will be able to keep from being homeless in the future.  
Long Term Success
Women have a safe and affordable place to stay while going through a program to help them gain education and find better jobs to make a more secure future for themselves and their children.  They are also offered case management assistance to sign up for food stamps, Heartland Workforce, health agencies, mental health agencies, transportation, etc.
 80% of women served will gain either education, better job opportunities or receive their disability prior to 24 months in program.  This is considered to be permanent supportive apartments as well as a transitional phase for our domestic violence shelter victims who need longer support.
Program Success Monitoring We will know the budgeting is working if the women pay their bills on time.  We will give post tests from classes to see that the women have retained the information that was given to them in parenting, budgeting, DV victims, etc.  We will also ask each woman leaving the program where they will be moving to and determine if it is a viable placement and safe haven.  
Program Success Examples HMIS data will be input into the system, including exit review where we will be able to see where the tenant will be moving.  We do here from our tenants from time to time.  One moved away to Alabama with family, but she was able to have a place of her own next to the family.    We mentioned Brittany that is in 2nd year college.  She is in the apartment complex presently but plans to live on campus at the 4 year college of her choice.    Another grandmother raising her three grandchildren received her AA and now is in managment at the facility that she is working in.  We could go on and on about the progress of the individuals.  One young lady received her GED while in the shelter and is now moving into the apartment complex with her young son.  She is is first year college and plans to continue to get her AA and then on to physical therapy school.  We do make a difference in these women's lives.
Description We help them learn the skills they need to work a job: showing up on time, leaving as scheduled, communicating with supervisor, working daily, staying on tasks assigned, asking for new tasks when completing, filling out forms, etc.   In Hannah's Hope Chest (thrift store) the ladies learn to cashier, inventory control, pricing items and taking care of customers.  We also have agricultural/ greenhouse for those who want to learn horticulture, learning to pot plants, fertilize them, take cutting s to root, sales and customer service. One other area is in the office of our Counseling Center for reception, data entry and office assistance.  The clients learn to answer the phone, use office equipment, type letters, put books together, and other duties as assigned.  The volunteer hours will count towards job skills as they sign up for Heartland Workforce to find jobs in the future.
Budget $35,205
Category Human Services, General/Other Thrift Shop Operation
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Females Offenders/Ex-Offenders
Short Term Success As the women in our services are coming to completion, 75% will receive gainful employment through the Heartland workforce or on their own after going through our skills training sessions.  The HMIS system will track data to determine at exit if the women have viable jobs prior to leaving our facilities.
Long Term Success Men and women alike will gain job skills to be able to use in job searches and resumes.  Offenders and Ex offenders will work off community times allotted by the court system.  Homeless and DV victims will learn job skills as mentioned above.  Time sheets are completed daily.  Weekly skills sheets are completed.  Data is entered into the HMIS system.  Case management for those in our shelter and complex will have progress or lack thereof in their case files.  People from the court systems have probation officers that check on their clients and we submit written reports to them as needed.  Progress is determined through the skills sheets as to tasks that are done and behaviors on the job.  75% of all people in this service will complete tasks assigned.
Program Success Monitoring We use data sheets, counselors notes, and exit reviews to know if the program works.  Plus the immediate supervisors give us input as to behaviors and time spent on the job and following instructions.  Self reporting as the client is leaving the facility will determine if they have valid job to go to or other source of income so they may have stable return to the community.
Program Success Examples One of our young ladies recently in the shelter had no job experience, did not want to work, had been living on the street and had a young child when entering our program.  For the first month, she had no desire to do anything productive with her life.  Now she is a part of our Store cashiering program.  She has adapted well and looks forward to coming to work.  She is also working on getting her GED and wants to find a good job for her and her child's brighter future.  Since this is a new program, we have very little statistics presently, but we have seen changes in behaviors with those in the program and others are getting used to learning new things.  We have three ladies presently from the shelter in our program.   One of the ladies who was in our program while she was in the shelter is now working full time at a local boat battery manufacturing plant and is now living in her own apartment at our complex.  Another lady needed to file for disability due to her knees need replaced.
Description Formerly known as the Gillespie's Counseling Center, this program is designed for the entire community at large.  We receive people from all walks of life, all ages, all races, creeds, etc. in need of counseling. We counsel in anger management, parenting, DV victims's counseling, DV abusers' counseling, addictions, etc.  The court systems, probation offices, sheriff's departments, DCF, One Hope United, NuHope, School systems, and other agencies send people to our center for counseling and/or to go into the shelter.  We have earned a great reputation for changing lives for the better and even have reconciled families, 
Budget $99,830
Category Human Services, General/Other Family-Based Services
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Females Males Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success Most classes have materials to go along with the information.  The client fills out the forms as they go.  We also have pre-tests and post tests in some of the curriculum.  The children's counselor does a pre-assessment and provides input into the behavioral plan as needed and keeps all paperwork to put into files.  For many of the clients, we have to send in progress reports and number of classes that the person has attended.  We also have the HMIS system for tracking counseling hours and clients. We expect each individual to gain knowledge of the subject and be able to answer questions regarding the subject matter.  The counselors keep track of participation and if the person is comprehending the information that is given.  By the end of  4, 8, 12,or 24 week class, the client will be able to recall what was learned and how he/she can relate to the information given.  90% will have been in every class assigned & reports to other agencies will be given such as probation.
Long Term Success
1.Parenting classes--each parent that attends and participates gains knowledge about the behaviors of their children, their own views about parenting, how to parent effectively--ie: consistent, preset determinations of infractions result in what disciplinary actions, etc.  There are pre tests and post tests for the counseling
2. Domestic Violence victims counseling--each client will learn about the wheels of violence and the wheels of non-violence, teaching the women about their abusers, what constitutes abuse and how to stop abuse  (We also have abusers classes that add what triggers the rage and abuse)  We get to the whys and hows of the person's life that caused the person to react the way they do to their loved ones and stop the anger.
3.   We also offer building self-esteem, educational, vocational, addictions and various other counseling classes.
4.  We do individual and marriage counseling as well.  Individual for children and teens is available upon request. 
Program Success Monitoring The success is noted by the offenders staying out of jail and not having repeat attempts towards violence of a loved one.  Also success is noted by each client able to stay clean through random drug screens, women staying safe from offenders and becoming successful in the community, finding jobs, finishing school, etc.  This will be through self-report, drug screens, Sheriff's reports, court system statistics, etc. as well as our HMIS data base comments by counselors.
Program Success Examples 90% of our addictions counselees will be drug and alcohol free by the end of the 12 week period.  90% of the counselees will have no other arrest by the end of the 24 week period.  80% of the women will have gone back to school and found jobs at the end of the 24 week period.  For example:  Joe S. came in for domestic violence caused by excessive drug use.  We will drug screen randomly two and three times during the 24 week period.  If classes are missed, we followup with Sheriff report and probation to make sure that Joe is not arrested at the time.  Probation will then get in touch with Joe to make sure that he complies with his program.  Further if DCF has ordered parents to come to our counseling, we keep tabs on when they come, when they missed, drug screens if necessary and how they participate in classes.  Basically, it is the same for all classes and counseling.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization

One of the challenges we face, is having the money to pay qualified help for all of these programs. We have volunteers but that doesn't always work. We've struggled with having a long term House Director (house mom) due to no money to pay. Some of our volunteers work many hours to fill these positions but most work other jobs too. We still could use some more help in the office and with the children.  With the size of our organization growing by leaps and bounds, the staff and volunteers have not caught up with the progress.  There have been very little monies for operational and salaries in particular.  Presently, we only have one full time Complex manager and one part time store manager that are able to be paid. No one else, including our 80-90 hours a week Executive Director, board members, counselors or full time IT/handyman are paid on a regular basis. We do have wonderful volunteers and those that keep on working even if we cannot pay them.  We still need to help alleviate some of the strain on these folks that work so hard to keep the organization going.  There is no question that we would be moving forward to greater and better things if we had enough financial help.  For one thing, Hardee County does not have a men's or families' shelter.  We do have 2 addictions facilities in Hardee county but Hannah's House is the only domestic violence/homeless shelter for women and children.  We have had to turn away way too many women and their children. Around the holidays it gets worse and it is so hard to say "No, I'm sorry we have no room". We do refer them to other locations, but this is difficult if they have jobs here to go to other counties without any form of support.  We have linked with other partners and other counties' organizations to discuss the problems.   Our unemployment rate is one of the highest in the state and we are in the top four poorest counties with our neighboring county Desoto being No 1.  It is an ongoing process to help our citizens.

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Karen N. Tibbs Temporary Assistant Director/ Trustee
Anita Walker Shelter Director
Kathleen Judy Whaley Hannah's Hope Chest Store Manager
Beverly Whaley Onsite Manager Hannah's House Complex
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 5
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 12
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations
Career source Heartland for jobs, resume building, etc.; Adult Education for clients to gain GED; South Florida State College for furthering education; Peace River Center for mental health evaluations and services; Hardee County Health Department for dental and medical assist; Hayes Transport for medical appointments out of  county;  DCF, One Hope United, Sheriff's Office, Court Systems, Pioneer Academy, and other DV shelters in other counties for referrals to our program.  Hardee Help Center for rental assists, utility assists and budgeting classes; Home extension office for nutrition and budgeting classes; Smoking Cessation through Florida Hospital and medical appointments through Florida Hospital-Pioneer Medical Clinic.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Who's Who International/ Christine PriceWho's Who International2012
Women of Peace Award/ Lorraine GillespieWomen's Peacepower Foundation, Inc.2009
Cambridge Who's Who/ Lorraine J. GillespieCambridge Who's Who2009
Recognition Letter from Circuit Judge EzelleCircuit Court 10th Judicial Circuit of Florida2015
Risk Management Provisions
Workplace Violence
Commercial General Liability
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 5
Strategic Plan Adopted Oct 2015
Management Succession Plan No
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 No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization Although we are not under state of federal government licensing, AOFM, Inc., Hannah's House Domestic Violence Shelter, Community Counseling & Training Center and Hannah's House Complex is held in high regard due to the individual counselors, staff and administration.  John & Lorraine Gillespie both went through a 10 month drug rehabilitation program and completed the training so they could help others who suffered from addictions, even though they had no issues in that area themselves.  Both were also certified as Recovery Support Specialists in 2008.  Lorraine Gillespie and Esther Alavarado completed the Duluth Domestic Violence Training so they could further help the women we serve.  Christine Price, Beverly Whaley  and Lorraine Gillespie have completed the Florida Housing Training for Multi-housing programs.  Beverly worked for and has certificates for Emergency Management Coordinator.  The above are a requirements for the SAIL program through Florida Housing.  The SAIL and another smaller grant from the state were used to build the apartment complex for the Homeless.  We are also very tuned in to what is going on in the community through Hardee and Highlands Homeless Coalitions, the Women's Club, DCF and One Hope United and the other agencies we partner with to help our clients reach stability.  We continue to train our staff and volunteers in order to better assist the clients with who we work.  In August of this year, we had a Leadership training seminar with outside speakers to address all our staff and some of the volunteers who are in key positions.  We encourage continued education and personal enhanced studies by our staff and volunteers.  We have encouraged women's seminars, business affiliated courses, and going back to college for formal training, helping those people with an interest to get the degrees and training they so desire.  
Multi-Media Comments by Organization We have many ways of connecting to us.  The main one is through our website:  www.aofm-hannahshouse.org.  The pictures for the most part are some of the women and children who have come through our program.  The only portion that is not is the slide show regarding domestic violence.  Due to the nature of our shelter, we can not show pictures of our clients like this.  But the pictures were on free art regarding domestic violence.  The video may be too long for your use, but we will try to upload it to youtube and send you the link.
Other Documents
Other Document 2
Logic model
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Nicholas Timmerman
Company Affiliation Seveigny Eye Center
Board Term Jan 2004 to Dec 2028
Board Chair Email nicktim021@yahoo.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Esther Alvarado Hardee Help Center, AOFM.Inc.
Dr. Sylvia Collins AOFM, Inc. Retired Educator
Mrs. Joyce Cook Herald Advocate
John G. Gillespie AOFM, Inc.
Lorraine Gillespie AOFM, Inc.
Christine Candiff Scott Candiff Community Services, LLC.
Bette Sneider Cutting Edge Ministries
Karen N. Tibbs Self Employed (Sales)
Dr. Nicholas Timmerman Seveigny Eye Center
Vice Mayor Mary Shirley Tucker City of Bowling Green and AOFM, Inc.
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 99
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 88
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $225,446.00
Projected Expenses $225,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign Yes
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose To payoff Hannah's House mortgage and also a van or bus for transportation
Campaign Goal $175,000.00
Campaign Dates Oct 2015 to Dec 2015
Amount Raised To Date 10000 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$140,882$129,015$173,227
Administration Expense$239,903$137,297$20,612
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.510.690.83
Program Expense/Total Expenses37%48%89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue--0%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$0$2,513,930$2,544,836
Current Assets$0$57,776$2,597
Long-Term Liabilities$0$2,167,857$2,257,186
Current Liabilities$0$1,945$7,115
Total Net Assets$0$344,128$280,535
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountComplex Income $118,020Program Income $79,763Program Income $117,438
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Income $42,934Thrift Store Income $40,814Thrift Store Income $42,631
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountThrift Store Income $34,426Complex Income $35,3830 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities--29.700.37
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets--86%89%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization Although our Hannah's House Complex has had an audit done in 2011, the AOFM, Inc. organization has not.  We are also audited as to the physical plant for the Complex only.  We have a CPA who is overseeing our volunteer/board member bookkeeper and he too is volunteering his time to help us with filing our 990 and Employment Taxes along with entering and correcting the last 4 years of bookkeeping in Quickbooks. We are close to having it up to date.  Through this process we found that there were multiple mistakes due to inexperienced volunteers interring data in the computer. Some of our donations (revenue) was entered as expenses. So the above mentioned history is not necessarily correct. In 2011 we received most of the grant money for the apartments which is listed as revenue but the expenses of the building are not listed. We continue to work at getting all these past years corrected in our system. This is why we need the funds to pay a professional bookkeeper and accountant for future smooth flowing financials.  
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from Federal 990s. 
Nonprofit Alpha and Omega Freedom Ministries Incorporated dba Hannah House
Address P.O. Box 339
Wauchula, FL 33873 0339
Phone 863 773-5717 1

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