Youth Development

Josiah Rich Ministries

  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • www.operationblanket.com

Mission Statement

Providing youth a safe and nurturing environment to development their unique skills for giving back to their community.

We serve homeless children and their families. We also provide assistance to organizations and agencies that serve homeless children and their families.

We provide a unique educational environment for 'at-risk' youth to thrive and development at their own pace.

Main Programs

  1. Operation Blanket
  2. Paideia Educational Heritage
  3. Blessed Hope Community Church
  4. A Sound Heart
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Santa Rosa is a city in and the county seat of Sonoma County, California, United States. Its estimated 2014 population was 174,170. Santa Rosa is the largest city in California's North Coast, Wine Country and the North Bay; the fifth most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area after San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, and Fremont; and the 28th most populous city in California.

ruling year

2001

Pastor-Teacher since 1997

Self-reported

Josiah Rich

Program Director since 1997

Self-reported

Cary Rich

Keywords

Self-reported

social service, mental health, spiritual health, family support, youth support, education, outreach

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EIN

68-0411120

 Number

6971000261

Physical Address

2581 Gobar Lane

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Also Known As

Operation Blanket, Paideia Educational Heritage, Blessed Hope Community Church

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

With very limited resources we have been very successful in fulfilling our organization's goals. We have reached over 200 families with spiritual help; over 10,000 listeners via our radio program; assisted 10+ agencies which constitutes approx. 600 individuals and families with resources; Approx. 100 students achieve academic success.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Operation Blanket

Collecting and distributing blankets to agencies that serve homeless children, their families and other members of our community.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Homeless

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$5,000

Program 2

Paideia Educational Heritage

A positive educational alternative. Providing individualized assessment and diagnosis for academic achievement. Providing a safe and nurturing environment for 'at-risk- youth to thrive a meet their potential academically.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$20,000

Program 3

Blessed Hope Community Church

A non-traditional faith based community of individuals that form a resource center for spiritual and mental well-being.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

Hispanics

Budget

$500

Program 4

A Sound Heart

An online radio program that supports spiritual health and mental well-being.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$500

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    To continuing in the areas we have been affective.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    By building upon our current model we will be able to reach more families, individuals, youth and service agencies. We will continue reaching out to businesses and organizations to help with blanket drives; reaching out to agencies to contribute to their needs; broadcasting daily radio shows; hosting meetings twice per week for spiritual and mental well-being; opening our doors to students that need academic support.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We have a small volunteer staff that is dedicated to meeting all the above needs. Although our financial resources are very limited we have managed to fulfill organization needs every month for the last 18+ years.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    The more families, individuals, agencies that request our help then we know we are accomplishing our goals and making progress.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We would like to include a gardening and/or farming project for healing and sustenance and to assist in their spirituality and develop an understanding of our inter-connectedness with nature.

    We would also like to create a retreat environment to build upon the above as well as include topical seminars for families, individuals, and youth for their spiritual and mental well-being.
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Santa Rosa is a city in and the county seat of Sonoma County, California, United States. Its estimated 2014 population was 174,170. Santa Rosa is the largest city in California's North Coast, Wine Country and the North Bay; the fifth most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area after San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, and Fremont; and the 28th most populous city in California.

Social Media

Blog

Funding Needs

The need for advertising to bring awareness to our work. Paid administration to have a focused individual to accomplish and maintain all efforts. Office space to meet, host programs and to provide storage.

Videos

photos


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Operations

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Josiah Rich Ministries

Leadership

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Pastor-Teacher

Josiah Rich

Program Director

Cary Rich

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Josiah Rich

Josiah Rich Ministries

Term: May 1997 -

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
Race & Ethnicity
This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members and Volunteers.
Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members and Volunteers.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members and Volunteers.

Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
Yes
We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
Our Educational Support Program (copied and pasted from handbook): NON DISCRIMINATORY POLICY Josiah Rich Ministries admits referred and current students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.