Using a 501 (c) 3 organization of your choosing, you will be required to write a paper, 5 pages minimum 8 pages maximum. This paper should include a discussion and analysis of agencyâ€™s mission, services, goals, and staffing (including volunteers), and analysis of the agencyâ€™s most recent available 990 form, and a discussion of strengths and weaknesses of the agencyâ€™s financial condition. The paper should be in Times New Roman 12 point font with 1 inch margins. The paper should include the following components:
- 1)The paper should begin with an introduction stating its purpose and giving an overview of what you will be doing.
- 2)The following section should be a discussion and analysis of the agencyâ€™s mission, services, and staffing (including volunteers). This section may also include a brief history of the organization. In this section you should focus on these elements and if they are aligned within the organization.
- 3)Following this, an analysis of the agencyâ€™s most recently available 990 form. This will be a discussion of strengths and weaknesses of the agencyâ€™s financial condition. You may want to include the calculation of Program Spending ratio, Fundraising Efficiency ratio, and Days of Cash Operating reserves. These are just a few of the ratios that we will cover in the class that you can use. You need to decide which are important and which to include and provide reasoning why. Feel free to ask questions.
Using the support of readings, outside resources, and classroom discussions, provide a comprehensive analysis of the agency related to the focus area and develop a plan that could be utilized by the agency.
Include any documents (budget, 990 form, strategic plan, etc.) discussed in the paper â€“ these do not count towards the necessary pages.
In 1979, a coalition of women in Augusta formed to seek ways to assist other women who were victims of domestic violence. Although the size of the problem was unclear at the time, many of the women involved understood the need based on experiences as volunteers or professional workers in churches and social service agencies. At the time, there were no local organizations offering assistance to victims of domestic violence.
Then, in 1983, the SafeHomes shelter opened. That year, 80 women were helped and in just 2 years, more than 500 women had been helped.
In February 2014, we embarked on a $3 Million capital campaign to build a new facility that would more than double our capacity to serve victims in need. And in June 2016, we opened our new 14,500-square-foot building.
Today, SafeHomes has become much more than just a shelter and impacts the lives of more than 2,000 individuals and their families each year. A program of directed and focused services for women, men and children, we can shelter up to 24 individuals at one time in our emergency shelter, but we also offer essential aid to non-residential victims of violence through outreach.
Domestic Violence Statistics
DID YOU KNOW…
Every 9 seconds in the United States, a woman is assaulted or beaten.
1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner.
On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines nationwide receive approximately 20,800 calls.
Victims of domestic violence lose a total of 8 million days of paid work each year.
15.5 million children witness domestic violence each year.
Domestic violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.
The cost of domestic violence exceeds $8.3 Million annually.
Domestic violence is most common among women ages 18-24 and 25-34.
Only about half of intimate partner physical violence is reported to law enforcement.
SafeHomes Domestic Violence Center
The mission of SafeHomes is to transform victims of domestic violence into survivors.
We believe that every person has the right to live without fear and that no one deserves to be abused. Through advocacy, we respect the intrinsic value of each client, regardless of where they are in their journey. Through education, we help end the cycle of violence, one family at a time. And through awareness, we empower our community to take a stand against domestic violence and support victims as they transform their lives into survivors.
SafeHomes is committed to ending domestic violence through advocacy, awareness and education. We understand the need for each client to be treated with respect, dignity and understanding, and have an array of highly-specialized and comprehensive services to assist victims, regardless of the stage they are at on their journey. All services are completely free and completely confidential.
As one of 46 state-certified domestic violence centers in Georgia, we provide services to victims throughout the East Central Georgia region of Burke, Columbia, Glascock, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren and Wilkes counties.
- 24-Hour Crisis Hotline
- 30-Day Emergency Shelter
- Legal Advocacy
- Support Groups
- Life Skills Classes
- Parenting Classes
- Residential Aftercare
- Rural County Outreach
- Youth Programs (Children and Teens)
- Community Education and Trainings
16,039 SERVICES were provided to 1,863 INDIVIDUALS
462 of those individuals were CHILDREN
240 of those individuals were SHELTERED for a total of 4,463 BED NIGHTS
901 people received emergency FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
818 PEOPLE received LEGAL ADVOCACY, and 251 people received support with obtaining a TEMPORARY PROTECTIVE ORDER
650 PEOPLE participated in therapeutic COUNSELING, PARENTING or SUPPORT GROUPS
10,880 PEOPLE in our community took part in a presentation to become more educated about domestic violence and 6,872 of those individuals were TEENS learning about teen dating violence
UPON THEIR EXIT FROM SHELTER…
97% of clients secured SAFE HOUSING
82% of clients gained a means of FINANCIAL SUPPORT
86% MET OTHER GOALS they set for themselves
98% received strategies to ENHANCE SAFETY
98% gained knowledge of COMMUNITY RESOURCES
77% of victims who have access to SafeHomes’ services are able to stay employed, in contrast to the up to 50% who typically lose their jobs when domestic violence impacts the home.
Without highly specialized services like those provided at SafeHomes, victims will often leave and return to their abusive relationship 7 times before leaving the relationship permanently.
If only 50% of survivors we serve each year do not become re-victimized, the law enforcement, court, medical and productivity cost savings to the local community is more than $600,000.
Aimee Hall /Executive Director
Sharon Barber /Director of Operations and Program Services
Jennifer Frantom /Development Director
Volunteers are an integral part of SafeHomes and our mission to transform victims of domestic violence into survivors. By giving your time and talents, whether you volunteer at the administrative office, prepare a meal for the residents in our shelter or promote SafeHomes throughout a 10-county service area, you are positively affecting the community in which you live.
- If you are a survivor, it is important that you have been out of the domestic violence relationship for at least two years.
- Must be at least 15 years of age or older.
- Must understand the importance of maintaining all codes of confidentiality.
- Must have an acceptable public record and reputation.
- Must have the desire and passion to give back to the community and help those who have been affected by domestic violence.
If you are interested and meet the above qualifications, we encourage you to complete and submit a volunteer application. Upon receipt of your application, we will work with you to successfully complete the application and orientation process to include an interview, background check, reference check and 20 hours of training prior to beginning your volunteer work.