Humanitri 2010 Annual Report

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Humanitri 2010 Annual Report

ANNUAL

2010 REPORT

TAKING

STEPS...

to reach out with help and hope

to families in need.


MISSION STATEMENT

Humanitri’s Mission is to strengthen

families facing personal crisis by

channeling principles of faith and

social responsibility to improve their

quality of life.

AT A GLANCE

Humanitri assists families impacted

by homelessness, incarceration, single

motherhood and poverty. Through

a broad base of core programming,

we are able to help families rise out

of some of the most difficult times

in their lives.

85 ¢ of every dollar that we spend

goes directly to our programs.

OUR MINISTRIES

INMATE & PRISONER

FAMILY SERVICES

Jail Chaplains

Inmate Family Transportation

Next Steps Home:

Ex-Offender Program

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

& PARTNERSHIPS

Let’s Connect Youth Program

Hospital Chaplains

Homeless to

Home Sweet Home:

Volunteer opportunities

HOUSING & HUMAN

SERVICES

Transitional Housing Program

ANCHORSS

(Alliance of Neighborhood

and Community Housing

Organizations Resettlement

and Supportive Services)

Second Step:

County Transitional Housing

Rapid Re-Housing

Young Family Parenting

Center and Boutique

Child and Family Advocacy

2010 FINANCIAL

HIGHLIGHTS

Based on audited financial

statements for the years ended

December 31

SUPPORT AND REVENUE

2010 $1,894,359

2009 $1,752,558

2010 SOURCE OF SUPPORT

AND REVENUE*

n 67 % Grants and Contracts

n 13 % Contributions

n 9 % United Way

n 7 % Investment Income

n 3 % Program Fees

n 1 % Special Events

EXPENSES

2010 $1,825,783

2009 $1,545,849

2010 EXPENSE TYPE

n $1,556,946 Programs

n $ 152,602 Administration

n $ 116,205 Fundraising

TOTAL NET ASSETS

2010 $ 2,289,247

2010 DIRECT CLIENTS

1,072 Clients received

extensive and/or long term

services in small groups or

one-on-one (not duplicated in

Indirect Clients served, below).

2010 INDIRECT CLIENTS

8,929 Clients served one-time,

infrequently or participants in

group services.

*Humanitri follows the principles

and practices of the Donor Bill

of Rights for charitable giving.

Humanitri has met all 20 standards

for charity accountability set forth

by the Better Business Bureau.

For information: www.humanitri.org.

DEAR HUMANITRI SUPPORTERS,

In 2010 we took another huge step

forward by introducing two new

programs that combine our work with

inmates, housing, and parenting to

reach out with help and hope to even more families in need.

Our ability to serve additional mothers and children was made possible

by the 2006 merger that combined Lutheran Ministries Association,

Good Samaritan, and Friend of Moms. The merger not only preserved

the programs, services and ministries that you supported in our founding

organizations; by merging we have continued to expand them.

2010 was a year of accomplishments for Humanitri as we:

• Continued to directly help over 1,000 clients this year.

• Tripled our transitional housing units for homeless families

in St. Louis County.

• Duplicated the Boutique and Parenting Center at Chapel of the Cross

by opening a second location in downtown St. Louis.

Programmatically and organizationally we are thriving, even during

these challenging economic times. We are very pleased to report that

our finances were strong in 2010, and that 85 cents of every dollar we

spent went directly to our programs.

At Humanitri, we work, pray and celebrate as one, recognizing the

gifts that each employee, client, donor and volunteer has contributed.

We thank our funders, volunteers and supporters for your faith in us and

your help in our mission to help our neighbors in need. We ask that now

more than ever, you help us sustain our forward momentum in every

way that you are able.

Thank you, and may you and your family have a blessed, peaceful and

happy summer.

Robert Otrembiak

President and CEO

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TAKING STEPS TO REACH OUT WITH HELP AND HOPE TO FAMILIES IN NEED

Our NEXT STEPS HOME ex-offender re-entry

program is the culmination of four years of

hard work that brings together all the skills

and programming expertise of our staff.

For over 25 years, our predecessor, Good Samaritan, was a leading

resource for housing in the metropolitan area. The City and County

of St. Louis and the United Way have recognized our excellence in

program delivery for both our transitional and permanent housing placement

programs. For more than 100 years Lutheran Ministries Association

has worked with inmates in the city and county jails, and their families,

through a variety of programs and ministries. Our new Next Steps Home

program brings these ministries together to stabilize families, build

communities and reduce crime.

Next Steps Home helps non-violent, non-sexual ex-offenders who have been

out of prison for at least six months to secure permanent housing and

reunite with their families. We have partnered

with landlords to identify safe, affordable housing.

Counseling services are available to families as

they make the transition to living together and

begin to assimilate into mainstream society. Case

managers work with clients for up to eighteen

months to ensure their success.

The program officially began in March 2010

with a goal of assisting 10 client families within

the first year and 20 families within two years.

By May 2010, ten families were enrolled, and

by August we had a waiting list of more than

30 candidates. Successful applicants had to meet

specific criteria: they had to have a job, the ability

to pay their own rent, and they had to make a

commitment to reunite with their families.

GENEROUS FUNDING for

Next Steps Home is provided

by a grant from the Lutheran

Foundation of St. Louis

which makes new programs

possible through support

of our ministries.

1,000 DONOR GOAL:

Humanitri continued to

solicit annual donations

for our 1,000 Leaves of Hope

campaign to support over

1,000 clients every year.

When Pam was released from

prison she had nowhere to go.

She told her case manager that being homeless

was distressing, with endless days of turmoil and

no viable means of support. “Sometimes, death

seemed like a better option,” she said.

Although they had few resources, her parents

allowed her to live with them. She slept on the

floor for a year, but finally had to move into a

shelter. From there, she found a transitional

housing program and began to take important

steps to improve her life, including participation in Humanitri’s

new housing program for ex-offenders, Next Steps Home.

It has been three years since Pam was released from prison and became

homeless. Through Next Steps Home, she currently has an apartment

of her own and is enrolled in a junior college nursing program. She has

overcome adversities, and she is learning to make better choices, which

has improved her self esteem.

REBUILDING LIVES

AND FAMILIES

Group meetings and

home visits offer

support and education

to clients and their

families. Above, Loretta

Walters, Next Steps

Home case manager,

meets with Pam and

her two daughters to

discuss school, home

life and family relationships.

Having strong

positive family relations

are an important part

of the re-entry process.

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TAKING STEPS TO REACH OUT WITH HELP AND HOPE TO FAMILIES IN NEED

Our SECOND STEP program has helped

families move out of homeless shelters

and into apartments or permanent housing.

Beginning in January 2010, we expanded our St. Louis County

Transitional Housing Program (THP) by 21 units, a 60% increase in our

capacity to serve homeless families. At the same time, we adopted a new

operating model in which we rent affordable living units for participants

for up to two years until they are able to pay their own way. (Our original

34 transitional housing units are still owned by Humanitri, which pays for

their maintenance and upkeep.) One distinct advantage of this new model

HOMELESS TO HOME

SWEET HOME

VOLUNTEERS HELP

FURNISH NEW UNITS

Volunteers from

local congregations

adopted a room or an

entire living unit and

donated everything

that the rooms needed

for our Homeless to

Home Sweet Home

program. In 2010,

hundreds of volunteers

pitched in and turned

all 21 new living units

into real homes for

our client families.

is that when the family completes the twenty-four

month program in transitional housing, they no

longer have to move out of the unit. Because they

have an income, they are able to sign the lease and

take over rent payments. This adds another layer

of stability to families that have experienced a

significant amount of uncertainty.

Ebony, a single mother with

two daughters, ages five and

six, was expecting a third child

when she became homeless.

She was unemployed and no longer able to pay

her rent due to circumstances beyond her control

when she entered the Second Step: County Transitional

Housing Program. Shortly after moving into an

apartment, Ebony gave birth to her son and began searching

for employment. She completed a training class and became certified

as a Microsoft Office Specialist. Ebony obtained part-time employment

through the SWIFT Employment Program and was eventually offered

a full time position. She recently received a raise and her goal is to

graduate and maintain permanent housing within the next six months.

She also enrolled her children in daycare and the oldest now attends

school. Ebony is progressing through the program by setting goals

and achieving success when each goal is met.

RELATIONSHIPS KEY

STEP TO SUCCESS

Ebony meets regularly

with her case manager,

Amy McCarthy, to

discuss her plans and

goals. Case managers

work very closely with

their clients and the

positive relationships

that develop between

them are one of the

keys to their success.

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1120 South Sixth Street, Suite 120

St. Louis, MO 63104

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

John Schoedel – Chair

Ida Jefferson – Vice Chair

Janet Schaper – Treasurer

Cynthia Jackson – Secretary

Dr. Sharon Baumgartner

Affiliated Social Ministry

Organization Agency

of the ELCA

Rev. Mark Below

Ruth Castellano

Christine Cleary

Jeff Figge

EQUAL HOUSING

OPPORTUNITY

NON-PROFIT ORG

U.S. POSTAGE

PAID

ST. LOUIS, MO

PERMIT NO. 4298

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