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Haven Project Inc.

 57 Munroe Street
 Lynn, MA 01901
[P] (781) 9135738
[F] --
www.havenproject.net
[email protected]
Gini Mazman
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INCORPORATED: 2011
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 45-3797693

LAST UPDATED: 10/25/2017
Organization DBA Land of a Thousand Hills Cafe
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Our mission is to equip and empower unaccompanied homeless young adults ages 17-24 from communities north of Boston with the skills and support they need to be safe and self-sufficient. We implement our mission through five essential program areas: a safety net (our drop in center), housing, employment, education, and community engagement. We perform extensive outreach in the community to encourage young adults to meet us in our drop in center where we triage each individual's situation, meet their urgent needs and build a path to stability. 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to equip and empower unaccompanied homeless young adults ages 17-24 from communities north of Boston with the skills and support they need to be safe and self-sufficient. We implement our mission through five essential program areas: a safety net (our drop in center), housing, employment, education, and community engagement. We perform extensive outreach in the community to encourage young adults to meet us in our drop in center where we triage each individual's situation, meet their urgent needs and build a path to stability. 

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Projected Income $430,000.00
Projected Expense $429,293.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Drop-In Center

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Overview

Mission Statement

Our mission is to equip and empower unaccompanied homeless young adults ages 17-24 from communities north of Boston with the skills and support they need to be safe and self-sufficient. We implement our mission through five essential program areas: a safety net (our drop in center), housing, employment, education, and community engagement. We perform extensive outreach in the community to encourage young adults to meet us in our drop in center where we triage each individual's situation, meet their urgent needs and build a path to stability. 

Background Statement

In 2011, our executuve director, Gini Mazman was compelled to start a non profit, The Haven Project, to meet a gap in services to the large number of homeless young adults in Lynn and surrounding communities. Ms. Mazman has …

Ms. Mazman approached the leadership of a centrally located downtown Lynn church, East Coast International Church (ECIC), and requested space to open a drop in center. ECIC contributed that space and continues to be a significant in-kind contributor of space and administrative support. The drop in center opened in November 2011 and through individual, foundation and community support, the organization has expanded programming, developed resources and most importantly helped over 500 homeless young adults gain the skills and access the support they needed to be safe and successful.

The Haven Project is now well known as the primary service provider for homeless young adults in Lynn and in communities north of Boston. Through our effective outreach and programming, and awareness generated by the opening of our social enterprise, Land of a Thousand Hills, we are continuing our growth both in the number of young people helped and the number of programs and services we have to offer stability to these young people.


Impact Statement

Since opening in 2012 we have served over 500 high-risk, unaccompanied young adults.

In November 2015, we opened our on-site learning lab to provide flexible and accessible educational programming for unaccompanied homeless young adults. Each day our learning lab is equipped with laptops, internet, Hi-set (GED) and ESOL software and experienced tutors to work individually with young adults.

In January 2016, we opened our social enterprise; The Land of a Thousand Hills Café. This provides opportunities for young adults in our job training program, as well as revenue to expand the capacity of the Haven Project's drop in center. Since opening, we have hired 17 youth that have paid job-training positions in the cafe in partnership with the Workforce Investment Board, who provides the funding for their salaries.

Since the Café opened, we have increased our individual donors by 50%. We project this growth to continue with the increased visibility of the Haven Project through our cafe, as customers become engaged donors and supporters of our mission.


Needs Statement

We are in need of funding to further develop our job-training program. Our program hires high-risk young adults in paid job-training positions in our social enterprise, Land of a Thousand Hills Cafe. The Workforce Investment Board funds their salary, and at this point, the only youth eligible for paid employment are clients 21 and under. Because we have clients who are 22- 24 who desperately need training to maintain a job, we are at the initial stages of creating a new social enterprise to fill this gap. Currently, we are only funded for a part-time job coach. With the success of our program we are planning to expand dramatically. Our new housing program is in need of funding to develop. In 2016, we received funds from a family whose young son died suddenly. We decided to use these funds to launch a housing program, which we are currently piloting. At this early point, we have not decided if we will launch a capital campaign to purchase a home or apartment building for clients to rent rooms.Our clients will benefit tremendously from funds to hire additional staff for our drop in center. The nature of our work is labor and time intensive; our case managers work individually with each client to ensure that their basic needs are met and that progress is made while they are with us.


CEO Statement

The Haven Project is the only organization north of Boston that is solely dedicated to helping unaccompanied young adults ages 17-24.  This age group tends to be widely overlooked and underserved.  They often don't have the support and guidance to learn the skills necessary to become stable and self-sufficient.  When we can help these young adults to become stable, educated and employable we are, in turn, affecting outcomes in our adult homeless community.  We are essentially making lasting changes that will prevent a continuous pattern of homelessness.  We have determined five areas that are most important in changing the trajectory of these young lives.  These areas are basic needs, employment, housing, education and community.  We realize that when basic needs are not met, it will negatively impact an individual's ability to complete other tasks.  We have a comprehensive program that begins with meeting basic needs and helps them build skills and resumes with the end goal of stability and self-sufficiency.  

Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

NORTHEAST REGION, MA

We are the only organization north of Boston dedicated to providing services to this growing high-risk population. We primarily serve clients from Lynn (80%), but also other communities north of Boston including: Salem, Peabody, Swampscott, Marblehead, Saugus, Revere, and Malden. Lynn has the highest number of unaccompanied homeless high school students in the state of Massachusetts. Experts predict 6x this amount have already dropped out of traditional high school.  With support, these young people can be safe, self sufficient and can achieve their life's purpose.

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Homeless Services/Centers
  2. Youth Development -
  3. Employment - Job Training

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Drop-In Center

Our Drop-in-Center in downtown Lynn is open Tues-Fri from 4:00-7:00pm and serves as the central hub for all of our supportive services. Our program was designed with the understanding that while successful youth services such as job training/placement and education/employment support are key steps in achieving ultimate self-sufficiency for our clients, research points to the existence of caring adult support as the key ingredient in achieving successful outcomes. For most of our clients, we are the only support that they have when navigating to adulthood.  We provide direct service to more than 160 homeless unaccompanied youth ages 17-24 each year, with referrals to other youth serving organizations for hundreds more who don’t meet intake criteria based on age, homelessness or other factors. Our comprehensive intervention includes supportive case management based on positive youth development, which is embedded within all of our programming for both in-school and out-of-school youth.

Budget  $115,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Services for Specific Populations
Population Served Adults At-Risk Populations Homeless
Program Short-Term Success  Open emergency shelter and transitional housing.
Program Long-Term Success  To ensure that homeless youth are aware of and have the skills to access all of the supports available to them
Program Success Monitored By 

Internal data collection methods. Client statistics and needs measured at intake and client contact notes are maintained daily.

Examples of Program Success 

100% of clients receive basic needs upon intake, 3200 hot meals served to these individuals each year.

20 homeless young adults hired and trained in our social enterprise; 80 are assisted with outside job attainment and actively participate in preparedness courses including interview preparation, conflict resolution at work and resume development.

80% of clients receive improved access to at least one public benefit and are coached on how to access services, This includes emergency food stamps, health and dental care, and legal services.

42% of youth increase their educational credentials. This includes obtaining a high school level education, successfully complete a semester at college, attaining a career based certificate (examples include serve-safe certification, CNA certification, CPR/First Aid, Coding).


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Gini Mazman
CEO Term Start Nov 2011
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

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Collaborations

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 3
Number of Part Time Staff 8
Number of Volunteers 60
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 7
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 6
Male: 5
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Kurt Lange
Board Chair Company Affiliation East Coast International Church
Board Chair Term Nov 2011 - Nov 2018
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Robert Bishop Lynn Public Schools Voting
Heather Lynne Cahill Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. John Hinkle New England Coffee Voting
Donna Marrama Tri-Star Worldwide Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 2
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Projected Income $430,000.00
Projected Expense $429,293.00
Form 990s

2016 990

2015 990

2014 990

2013 990

2012 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $334,936 $183,148 $81,981
Total Expenses $258,845 $184,725 $75,494

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $139,671 $182,845 $75,251
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $195,190 -- $6,125
Investment Income, Net of Losses $75 -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- $303 $605
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $239,564 $184,725 $75,494
Administration Expense $16,157 -- --
Fundraising Expense $3,124 -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.29 0.99 1.09
Program Expense/Total Expenses 93% 100% 100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 2% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $154,786 $73,099 $59,128
Current Assets $154,786 $73,099 $59,128
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $2,601 $0 $0
Total Net Assets $152,185 $73,099 $59,128

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 59.51 -- --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

The financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization's IRS Form 990s. Please note, the total revenue amounts for FY16 and FY15 are the total of the items listed. As well, total expense amounts for FY15 and FY14 reflect the total program service amount listed on page 2 of the Form 990-EZ files.

Documents


Other Documents

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