Galatians 6:2 Inc dba God Raising Incredible Parents
5119 Island Date Street
Sarasota FL 34232

God Raising Incredible Parents is a faith-based, nonprofit organization started in Sarasota, Florida, that teaches Biblical principles to parents to raise their children in a safe, healthy and stable home environment.

CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Ms Linda Ann Kelleher
Board Chair Affiliation G.R.I.P Founder
General Info
Organization DBA
God Raising Incredible Parents
Former Names
Hope & Help for Single Moms
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2010
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Apr 2018
State Registration 0
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Other Documents
Nurturing Parent ClassView
Impact Statement
  1. 2013 Dad's Parenting Program developed. Bridges of America location added.
  2. 2014 Dad's class implemented. First class in Sarasota County Jail
  3. 2014 Started female classes at Manatee County Jail
  4. 2015 Upgraded our program to continue our approval for Circuit 12 Evidenced based parenting program.  ALL facilitators were trained. Added Bayside Community Church as a new location.
2016 Goals:
  1. Add male facilitators to the mens recovery pod at Manatee Cnty Jail
  2. Train all new volunteers to become facilitators.
  3. Open 3 more community locations.
  4. Raise funds for curriculum books.
Needs Statement
  1. Cirriculum Books for 600 inmates and closed programs to keep   $9000 per year
  2. Community class books and supplies $25 per person $1,000 per year
  3. Training for new facilitators $1500 this year.
  4. audio/video supples, for facilitators and new locations to run dvd GRIP program $1,000
  5. Marketing, flyers, program, fundraiser material, trifold, web site, program handouts, business cards $1,000 per year
Background Statement
GRIP - God Raising Incredible Parents is the only Faith based parenting program in Circuit 12 which is Sarasota, Manatee and Desoto County.  Our program impacts 240 parents that gaduate a year, impacting 720 children.  Those that are court ordered to take parenting (10%), 85% of them have their children returned to them.  90% of our students show increased scores in the 5 parenting subscales (Family Functioning and Resiliency, Social Support, Concrete Support, Nurturing and Attachment, and Child Development/Knowledge of Parenting)  after the 11 week program. The outcome is happier families, happier children, improvement in school for school aged children, less child abuse and foster care needed.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- DeSoto
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Religion- Related
Tertiary Org Type Human Services
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
As the Founder/Director of GRIP- God Raising Incredible Parents, I am  a single (divorced) mom that raised two adult sons.  I saw how hard it was to be a single parent and when HOPE was hard to grasp FAITH changed me and healed me through the past hurts in my marriage.  I am not a recovering addict and I have never been incarcerated but GOD has opened doors for us to walk thru in the jails, salvation army, Bridges of America to those that are incarcerated.  And they want to learn how to parent better, build up and encourage their children because they were never taught.  They have the time to read and learn and plan for when they get out of these programs and reattach to their children. they have time to begin their healing in themselves.  My HOPE for them is to build healthier, happier families and to give them HOPE again when their HOPE was so dark.  We want to attach each student to a church, and allow the family of the church to come along side them.  Give them a good foundations for themselves and their children. Allow mentors to come along side them as they did for me. My HOPE is to build up and encourage mom's and dad's to become better in themselves and for their children. I didn't do everything right, but I wish I had a class such as this to help me with power struggles, discipline, self esteem, etc.  I want to see every women or man that struggles with parenting succeed because their children need them, but they need them to be happy and whole again and that is my passion for this program.  To teach men/women how to teach their children how to thrive and survive and that is what we are called to do and to help them be spiritual leaders in their home. My heart is to decrease foster care and child neglect and abuse.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
This program is unique for many reasons, it is based around GOD, we put it right in our title.  Our organization believes when you believe in Jesus and have a relationship with him, HE will be with you always.  It gives our mom's and dad's HOPE.  Our organization is unique because we graduate and reunite health happier families.  We are unique because we are one of very few Faith based parenting programs.  We are unique because our program is approved thru the court system.  Men/Women can take our class in the community, jail, or closed programs to help complete their case plan to reunit with their children.  Our program is unique because we see change in our students around week 5, we have hundreds of testimonies of their outcome.  Our program is unique because we give MOM's and Dad's hope again.  Per the Safe Children's Coalition we are helping lessen foster care. 
This is the cirriculum we use to train our facilitators in GRIP. It allows the  judicial clients to come to our classes that have been mandated to take a parenting class.  We are approved through Circuit 12 system as a parenting class.  This is a 3 day seminar in Miami, FL or Dallas Tx.  Our facilitators were trained for the first time in 2015, this is our second year.  As we add volunteers to the ministry and spread out further into the area's, we had to have complete this seminar/class.  Last year we paid for the instructor to come to Sarasota.  I currently have 10 new volunteers waiting to be trained.  In 2017 the Director of GRIP can take the training to become a trainer under Nurturing Parent program, that allows her to train her own volunteers anytime.  Therefore funds will not be needed in 2018 for Nurturing Parent training other than supplies/food/tools.
Budget $2,000
Category Education, General/Other Curriculum Development
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers
Short Term Success
By the end of our 11th class mom's/dad's will be stronger and healthier within themselves.  They will have improved self esteem and self worth which will make a happier mom/dad and the outcome is the children will be raised in a healthy and happy setting.  Our class helps prevent children entering foster care.  We have hundreds of testimonies thanking us for providing this faith based parenting class.  Mom's/dad's have become stronger in FAITH to be the spiritual leader of their home.  They live and peace, which brings the whole family unit into a better structure of raising children the right way.
Long Term Success
Less foster care, less neglect and abuse to children.  90 % of the Women taking our class have had their children returned to them.  Families are also learning about Faith, they are connecting to churches. Children are raising their grades in school.  This class will encourage a better foundation for children therefore, they will raise their children differently. 
Program Success Monitoring
The Nurturing Program has a before/after parenting test that the students take during session 1 and then again in session 11. This allows us to taylor our class to the needs of the students. Below are the 5 construct areas and 18 competency areas:


A. Appropriate Expectations of Children

B. Developing Empathy in Parents and Children

C. Discipline with Dignity

D. Self-Awareness and appropriate Family Roles

E. Empowerment and independence


1. Getting Started

2. Nurturing Parenting

3. Cultural Parenting Traditions

4. Developing Spirituality in Parenting

5. Making Good Choices

6. Growth and Development of Children

7. Importance of Touch

8. Developing Empathy

9. Managing and Communicating Feelings

10. Managing Anger and Stress

11. Understanding Discipline

12. Rewards and Punishments (corrections)

13. Alternatives to Spanking

14. Establishing Nurturing Parentin

Program Success Examples
We are frequently being called to have our classes in other locations.  As the volunteers add, we can provide more classes, currently we run 10 classes 4 times a year. Here is a testimony from one of our moms (she is 3 years sober, regained custody of her children 6 months after our class, working, has her own home, we are still connected:

I had just come through a 20 year journey of darkness thru drugs and alcohol addiction. I was also coming out of a highly abusive and violent marriage. I was terrified, alone and more than a little defensive and untrusting of people. I just knew I was lost and alone, and these were people who showed me the love of Jesus, and how to be a better parent to my children. There are truly no words for me to express the lessons I learned and the lifelong value for our family that we have taken from the experience. My children thank Linda and her team for bringing back their Mom they always deserved and wanted."


CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
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 55
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
  • Safe Children's Coalition
  • Salvation Army
  • Sarasota Pregnancy Center
  • Bridges of America
  • Sarasota County Jail
  • Saraosta Police Dept.
  • Manatee County Jail
  • Discovery Days Preschool

External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Women of LightWomen for Peace & Happiness (Henry L. Porter Evangelistic Assoc. Inc.2014
Risk Management Provisions
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Continuity of Operations Plan
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Under Development
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms Linda Ann Kelleher
Company Affiliation G.R.I.P Founder
Board Term July 2013 to July 2023
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Ms. Catherine Cocozza Sarasota School District
Mr. Gary Crawford Galatians 62
Ms. Linda Ann Kelleher Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Mr. Bruce Killian Community Volunteer
Ms. Natalie Lampkin LMHCCreative Counseling Services
Mrs. Angela Murray ConsultantSafe Chilren's Coalition
Mr Rod Myers PastorCentral Church or Christ
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 3
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Under Development
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $13,896.00
Projected Expenses $24,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations Yes
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$5,184$2,966$803
Administration Expense$2,116$944$492
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.742.003.72
Program Expense/Total Expenses71%76%62%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$12,816$7,423$3,526
Current Assets$12,337$6,944$3,526
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$12,816$7,423$3,526
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $6,618Fundraising $5,650Contributions, gifts, grants $2,460
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $6,075Contributions, gifts, grants $2,077Fundraising $2,361
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0Purchase of Books $800 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from the organization's unaudited compilations. Contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Galatians 6:2 Inc dba God Raising Incredible Parents
Address 5119 Island Date Street
Sarasota, FL 34205
Phone 941 914-4093