to reach out with help and hope
to families in need.
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.
INMATE & PRISONER
Inmate Family Transportation
Next Steps Home:
Let’s Connect Youth Program
Home Sweet Home:
HOUSING & HUMAN
Transitional Housing Program
(Alliance of Neighborhood
and Community Housing
and Supportive Services)
County Transitional Housing
Young Family Parenting
Center and Boutique
Child and Family Advocacy
Based on audited financial
statements for the years ended
SUPPORT AND REVENUE
2010 SOURCE OF SUPPORT
n 67 % Grants and Contracts
n 13 % Contributions
n 9 % United Way
n 7 % Investment Income
n 3 % Program Fees
n 1 % Special Events
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
*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
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.
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.
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
FURNISH NEW UNITS
adopted a room or an
entire living unit and
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.
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
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
of the ELCA
Rev. Mark Below
ST. LOUIS, MO
PERMIT NO. 4298