Hope for Children and Families Inc
8375 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota FL 34243
Our mission is to Empower the hopeless.Providing Permanent Supportive Housing, and wrap around services, veterans, single moms and unaccompanied youth. We serve to empower, mentor, and provide safe, sober/clean, low income housing.
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Wendy E Vasquez
Board Chair Affiliation n/a
General Info
Organization DBA
Hope for Children and Families INC
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2015
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Mar 2019
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Other Documents
Impact Statement
We are working towards:
  • Facilitate resources which provide for the educational, charitable, and social welfare activities connected with the rehabilitation of people with addiction suffering with dependency and related disorders.
  • The organization will develop a plan for each individual to treat all aspects of the disease- physical, emotional and spiritual.
  • The organization will introduce community engaging activities through church, clubs, and community events providing the opportunity to develop, lead, and become a responsible member of our community. 
  • We believe again, that empowering people through Christ is the unique and transparent way, so people can sustain, become productive, and they can give back to their families and community.
  • Currently we serve community workers whom have to complete community hours.
  • We do Homeless Outreach on a monthly basis providing food and hygiene products.
  • We Interact with work - release inmates by referring them to the primary services, such as food stamps, free transportation, and budgeting classes that we provide.
  • We Interact with single moms and homeless in a weekly basis providing information through thrive classes in local churches that are already schedule ahead.
  • We share information and network with other shelters and halfway houses in the county.
  • We are working towards two more houses to serve single moms and children under 21 years old.
Needs Statement
  1. Housing for our Homeless clients when they get out of jail. $ 151,000
  2. Housing for single parents who are trying to get their children back.(required by the programs that we are trying to work with DCF in a case plan, so they can win the custody of their children). $35,000
  3. Emergency transportation for residents or clients $ 5800
  4. Apply for Identification cards or any for of identification $ 3700
  5. Food and Hygiene items $ 3800
Background Statement
Our purpose is to empower people to improve their circumstances by providing permanent housing with structure.
The main objective is to take everybody into consideration, but most important people who are willing to change and be the change for our community. Homeless widows, single parents and orphans are increasing. Based on experience it requires building relationship with the heartbroken, homeless, and people with addiction.Love and Empower the hopeless for success.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
FL- Hillsborough
Areas Served Comments Sarasota and Manatee
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Secondary Org Type Youth Development
Tertiary Org Type Education
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
Our vision is to empower neighborhoods, and reduce homelessness. Knowing the reality of many since they are in jail or living at the streets, We are able to walk them through our permanent homes and support them with programs that are currently available. We offer empowerment life skills classes, such as financial and budgeting, NA meetings, community hours, culinary arts, and training for office work.
The program promotes efforts by its grantees to build relationships between street outreach workers with runaways and the  homeless community.
The program’s ultimate goal is to prevent the sexual abuse or exploitation of young people, single mothers living on the streets or in unstable housing.
The Outreach program is done in a weekly basis to the homeless located in Sarasota and in Bradenton.
We provide food and minister with God's word.
We provide clothes and sources to spend nights at emergency shelters. 
Budget $11,000
Category Housing, General/Other Emergency Shelter
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy No
Population Served Families Males Adults
Short Term Success
  1. Develop personal relationships and trust
  2. Provide emergency products & services
  3. Share information about/make connections to community resources
  4. Serve as a companion as people navigate the often-complex social-service system
  5. Serve as a liaison between people experiencing homelessness and the broader community
  6. Gather data
  7. Help people escape homelessness and regain self-sufficiency
Long Term Success
Empowering financially, spiritually, and love to give back to the community.
Program Success Monitoring
Monthly meetings with clients.
Spiritual support. 
Program Success Examples
Family reunification acting us a guardians.
Homeless moms and kids that we help to get back on their feet
Link with job success and careers.
Volunteers who are giving back to our community. 
This program is starting by mentoring parents who have currently a case plan with the State of Florida (Sarasota -Manatee Coalition).
Guide them in the financial aspect, when parents get released from jail usually they become part of a vicious cycle coming back drugs or increasing the number of homeless.
When parents have never being in jail, they believe that the case plan is the final countdown to lose their children, but with our mentors goals will be accomplished.
 Parents will accomplish the drug tests, job interviews, and visitations with the help of their mentors, who will make themselves available to provide transportation.
Eureka program will provide the education program referral, setting up interviews, and trainings.
Our mentors will provide budget plans assistance with our financial partners.
Based in the community response we are going to start with 7 applicants who are parents with children in foster care or shelters, and with case plans from 1 year to 2 years and half.
Budget $56,000
Category Community Development, General/Other Regional Economic Development
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers
Short Term Success
By the end of 8 months of commitment, parents will be able to see that visitations will be more as the beginning of the plan, within 12 months of being clean and sober will be able to rely on their own with their own transportation and hosuing ( thi will not be provided) based in the mentoring Eureka Family Mentoring program.
Within 14 months of their program, clients will be able to speak for themselves about the great change in their life about the empowerment and support group, and business owners who are in their circle who pour into them in daily basis.
Within the end of  their case plan, clients ( parents) will be able to be responsible to take care their own families.
Long Term Success The ultimate long term goal is to make them responsible, reliable, and be supportive for their own families. To impact our community where their children not longer are under in a shelter or in a foster home. 
Program Success Monitoring This new program will be based in surveys from agencies involved, and clients.
Program Success Examples
My own experience of raising two boys for almost two years, their mom was homeless with addiction problems. I had to be the guardian and in the same I chose to be the mentor for their mom as well.
Empowering her, providing transportation, being the liaison in job interviews, providing transportation and make her able to understand that willingness makes a difference to reunify her family.
After two years mom got a job, able to be clean and sober and she was reunify with her two boys .
Empowerment, willingness, and relationship makes a lot a difference to make anyone understand how valuable they are.
In the other hand the amount that the State spends for every case could be reduce, finding a mentor who can be liaison in their personal case plan.
Home Faith Shared Living Facilities are available for male and soon for females.
Our Houses are located in Bradenton and soon in Sarasota. 
Our Program is open to the Anybody who is willing to leave the streets and able to be accountable to live free of drugs and alcohol.
We have weekly life skills classes such as culinary arts, and budgeting.  Residents must obey house rules and able to work once they are established at the residence.
Budget $97,000
Category Housing, General/Other Affordable Housing
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Males Females
Short Term Success
Residents will be evaluated on monthly basis, based on their goals and efforts.
Residents will be able to work or will be linked to our employers list.
We provide empowerment classes, NA classes, finance management classes, parenting classes.
Long Term Success
Residents  will be able to get back to society and reciprocally give to others what they learned.
Residents will gain experience on how to manage their budget.
Program Success Monitoring
For new residents there is weekly meeting with their mentors and follow up to accomplish goals and success of the program.
For residents over 9 months there is a Quaterly meeting with mentors and employers, and there is a second financial plan set up for a new job opportunities based  on training and vocational courses that our graduated residents accomplished during time.
Program Success Examples
We have graduated people who are helping in our shared living facilities and able to give back to the community in general.
Part of our volunteers have been homeless and ex-drug addicts.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email wendyvasquez.wvb@gmail.com
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 16
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Suncoast Partnership
Salvation Amy
Rotary International Foundation
Tanzania Project 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
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
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair Wendy E Vasquez
Company Affiliation n/a
Board Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2022
Board Chair Email wendyvasquez.wvb@gmail.com
Board Members
Board Members
Beatriz Alvarez Community Volunteer
Diane Fishbean Chaplain
Troy Nichols Community Volunteer
Maritza Vasquez Community Volunteer
Founder President Wendy Vasquez HOPE for CF
Alexis Zibolis Real estate
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 1
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 10
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Board Meeting Attendance % 83
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 10
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 10
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
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 $75,000.00
Projected Expenses $125,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
Currently 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
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$18,770$15,000--
Administration Expense$3,917$4,500--
Fundraising Expense$0$0--
Payments to Affiliates$0$0--
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.081.03--
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%77%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$0$0--
Current Assets$0$0--
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$0$0--
Total Net Assets$0$0--
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $22,900Contributions, gifts, grants $20,000--
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $1,5000 $0--
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $0--
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from unaudited compilations as the organization files a Federal 990-N. 
Nonprofit Hope for Children and Families Inc
Address 8375 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34232
Phone 941 587-2108