Beauty for Ashes Womens Homes Inc
236 147TH ST NE
BRADENTON FL 34212-1670
Mission
To make a positive difference in the lives of women who have been recently released from incarceration – primarily women who have been drug and/or alcohol abusers and/or who have been victims of human trafficking; to provide a safe place to share honestly and confidentially through one-to-one interaction with a certified Christian counselor specializing in working with their particular disorders and struggles; to inspire and equip individuals so they can know the healing power of God’s love through the ministry of His Word.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair James W Hanna
Board Chair Affiliation Volunteer
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Beauty for Ashes Women's Homes
Beauty for Ashes Women's Home
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2015
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes May 2017
State Registration Yes Apr 2017
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $15,120.00
Projected Expenses $59,301.00
Impact Statement

Accomplishments:

1. We have coached dozens of locally incarcerated women, helping them understand the love of Jesus Christ and that God has a plan for them.

2. We hope to house as many women ex-offenders as possible, coach them on getting jobs and completing GED’s or technical school and report the accomplishments in 2016.

Goals for 2016:

1. Open and furnish our first residential facility to house 6 to 8 women.

2. Admit the first 6 to 8 women residents in the home.

3. We look forward to a 80% success rate where the women will get GED’s, jobs, and not return to incarceration.

Needs Statement

1. A house for our first residents. $250,000

2. Move in expenses for the new house – utility deposits, cleaning supplies, security system, etc.. $1,000

3. A van for transporting residents to job interviews, shopping, etc.. $15,000

4. One year of general operating funds to cover expenses for the women’s home including utilities, food, drug test kits, etc. $43,000

5. Volunteer grant writer.

Background Statement
Formed in 2015, Beauty for Ashes Women’s Home is an organization devoted to providing safe housing and making a positive difference for women in transition from prison, jail, or short-term rehabilitation to living as productive members of society.

We strive to help women find their identity in Christ and this world, guiding them toward a life free of substance abuse, dependence on others, and shame over their past challenges and mistakes.

We offer counseling through Certified Christian Counselors and mentors who walk alongside the women to guide, love, and believe in them while they learn to believe in themselves again.  We assist them in finding jobs, pursuing careers and any schooling necessary to get where they want to go.  We help them to dream of a future with a purpose without drugs, make informed choices to improve their lives, and teach them their significance - that they may become independent women who can live free from government assistance and live empowered to be the women God intends for them to be.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL
FL- DeSoto
FL- Hardee
FL- Hillsborough
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Housing, Shelter
Secondary Org Type Human Services
Tertiary Org Type Mental Health & Crisis Intervention
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Local correctional facilities are crowded with women who, although they’ve made mistakes, are capable of being contributing members of society, leading healthy and happy lives. Many of them have been abused and have been victims of human trafficking, or were drug abusers or addicts, and all are suffering consequences of bad decisions. 

 

Many of them have lovely children that have been removed from their custody. The children need their mother’s. None of the ex-offenders want to go back to jail. They don’t wake up in the morning hoping to be incarcerated again. One problem though is that when they come out of jail, having no other place to go, they return to their old neighborhoods, hanging around their old acquaintances, and go back to their old destructive habits. Most of them don’t know anything else – this is their life.

 

Our organization is driven with the desire to give these women a chance to succeed. We plan to do that by offering a safe, supervised place to live. A place away from their old acquaintances, increasing the chance for success. Our plan is structured from the time they wake up in the morning until the time they go to bed at night. Their time will be filled with Christian coaching sessions, recovery classes, bible study, job hunting skills, crafts, studying for GED or other certifications and volunteering in the local community.

 

Our program is not for everyone. We enforce strict compliance for house rules and schedules, and have zero tolerance for drug /alcohol use, and violent acts/words.

 

We sincerely thank you for your help and donations.

Programs
Description
Women in the program are coached by Certified Christian Coaches and mentors through their transition process.  Transition includes teaching them to believe in themselves, learning to live with past mistakes, living without substance abuse, setting and pursuing educational goals, and finding a job.
 
Coaching also includes teaching them to dream of a future with a purpose while making informed choices to improve their lives, and teaching them of their significance - that the are able to become independent women who can live free from government assistance and  empowered to be the women God intends for them to be.
Budget $57,960
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Females Offenders/Ex-Offenders Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers
Short Term Success We encourage residents to stay in the program for 9 months to a year.  We believe it is imperative for their success to stay in the program long enough to become grounded in who they are in Christ, become strong enough to be independent, and yet not so long that they become dependent on the program we offer.

Phase 1: A period of approximately 3 months where the women adjust to life free from destructive living habits, and become job ready. They will learn constructive coping skills, abandoning spontaneous behaviors of acting and reacting in order to survive and obtain their desired and immediate need. During this phase they will begin attending recovery classes, learning to plan for the future, learn about their behavior patterns of old dysfunctional behaviors, and learn about making choices that bring about more positive consequences in life.
Long Term Success Phase 2:  The women will continue school for GED, learn job-seeking skills, and look for work.  The women will participate in budgeting classes and be required to save money for their future outside of Beauty for Ashes.   During this time they will continue to live out newly taught life skills and will still be receiving support from Spiritual mentors and going to recovery classes.

Phase 3: The women will have developed renewed and Godly views of themselves and will be more adequately prepared to maintain a healthy living style outside of the program.  Throughout the final phase they will be searching for new living arrangements where they will be independently providing for themselves and living on their own.  Realizing the need for support from other grounded Christians and understanding that He is the Rock of their new foundation, they will continue living a renewed and restored life with purpose.
Program Success Monitoring Statistically many women are using alcohol and drugs within hours or days of their release from incarceration.  We perform random screening for drug and alcohol abuse with a zero tolerance policy.  Additionally, a dog trained for detecting particular substances randomly checks all living spaces.

Individuals’ progress through 12-step studies, Bible studies, GED preparation, resume preparation, completing employment applications, and volunteer hours will be monitored closely with statistics recorded for measuring success.
Program Success Examples A woman exiting Beauty for Ashes successfully will have earned a GED and have a job.  She will be drug and alcohol free, have a savings account with enough money to move into an apartment and get a vehicle, and confidence in living independently. She will have a changed understanding of self-worth and confidence in Christ’s love for her.  To the extent possible, amends will have been made to family members.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization Our program is for women struggling with hurts, habits, and hang-ups; Women who are in transition from places like prison, county jail, or abusive relationships.

Our program is for women who strive to become independent but need a helping hand to get there.

Our program is for women who are unsatisfied with their old lives and wish to learn to lead a Christ centered life.
 
What We Offer
• Recovery through 12 step program attendance
• Mentoring and nurturing Relationships
• Life Skills education grounded in scripture
• Classes to promote improved quality of life
• Learning to serve others through volunteering
• Job search skills
• Coping with stress
• Anger management
• Crafts/daily productivity

House Rules
Among other rules, some important rules include:
• No drugs or alcohol allowed
• Random drug tests will be conducted
• No second chances for drug or alcohol use
• No foul language
• No inappropriate music, television, videos, etc.
• No cell phones or internet access allowed until Phase III
• No male visitors to the house
• All living areas will be kept clean
• Daily schedules will be followed

What We Expect of Residents
• Abide by all House Rules
• Be respectful to staff, volunteers, and other residents at all times
• Dress and act appropriately
• Attend church services regularly
• Work the Celebrate Recovery program
• Meet regularly with a Christian Counselor
• Meet regularly with a Case Worker
• Attend daily bible study
• Not use drugs or alcohol
• Work toward GED if applicable
• Keep living spaces clean
• Search for and find a job
• Volunteer at a church or other non-profit organization

What Residents Should Expect
• Work toward our expectations mentioned above
• Submit to random drug testing
• Have moral support from our staff and volunteers
• Be provided safe clean living conditions
• Be provided an opportunity to improve their lives
• Have the love of Christ shared with them
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email jim@b4ashes.com
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 9
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations
None at this time
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
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 Yes
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair James W Hanna
Company Affiliation Volunteer
Board Term Apr 2015 to Mar 2017
Board Chair Email jim@b4ashes.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mark Denison Community Volunteer
James W. Hanna Community Volunteer
Debbi L. Hanna Community Volunteer
John J. McNaught Community Volunteer
Catherine Morton Community Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 3
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 87
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $15,120.00
Projected Expenses $59,301.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Form 9902015
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,426----
Administration Expense$0----
Fundraising Expense$0----
Payments to Affiliates$0----
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.81----
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%----
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%----
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,152----
Current Assets$1,152----
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0----
Total Net Assets$1,152----
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $2,578----
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0----
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0----
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%----
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization As a new organization, our financial challenges are numerous.  We are not yet aligned with any particular organizations for fund raising.  The women in the program will be expected to pay fees for residency on a sliding scale but what we charge them will not cover monthly expenses.  Additionally, in our three-phase program the women will be expected to spend the first phase developing suitable skills and appropriate state of mind for coping outside of incarceration and their old environments.
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from Federal 990-EZ.
Nonprofit Beauty for Ashes Womens Homes Inc
Address 236 147TH ST NE
BRADENTON, FL 1670
Phone 941 400-0590

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