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Your Harvest House

Feed. Clothe. Restore

aka Harvest House   |   Burleson, TX   |  https://www.yourharvesthouse.org

Mission

Our Mission - The Harvest House provides basic necessities, spiritual encouragement, education, and care to individuals and families in our community by following Biblical principles.

Our Vision – To help families break the cycle of hopelessness by providing resources that assist in restoring their dignity and independence.

Our Values – Harvest House will implement its mission and vision by sharing the love of Christ through service and spreading the gospel; by maintaining integrity and transparency in service and business matters and will function as a team player with other organizations in the community who seek to help those in need of nutritional, financial, or spiritual restoration.

Notes from the nonprofit

Harvest House is an established, growing nonprofit. Our goal is to continue to grow in order to provide more education such as financial literacy, parenting, job skills, etc. With financial support, we can make these goals a reality.

Ruling year info

1985

Executive Director

Mrs. Jennifer Woods

Operations Manager

Mrs Afua Tweneboah

Main address

349 NW Renfro St.

Burleson, TX 76028 USA

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Formerly known as

Burleson Ministerial Alliance Auxiliary, Inc.

EIN

75-1985674

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Harvest House works to provide assistance to families in crisis by providing free food, clothing and financial assistance. Our focus is to provide relief to families struggling with food insecurity or at risk of having their utilities cut off, as well as assisting with other basic necessities, as we are able.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Grocery Store

Food Pantry serving individuals and household with nutritious food and hygiene items.

Population(s) Served
Families

Back to school program to help families with their children's school supplies and/or uniforms.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Christmas program to help families give their children gifts.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Rental, Utilities and Prescription assistance for those individuals and households who qualify with 185% poverty income guidelines and demonstrate a crisis.

Population(s) Served
Families

A retail shop for clothes, shoes and small household items. All clients receive clothes and shoes for free.
The Storehouse is open to public and provides inexpensive, high quality items to anyone in our community. All proceeds support Your Harvest House with operational and program costs.

Population(s) Served
Families

Help families have Thanksgiving & Christmas dinner

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Burleson Chamber of Commerce 2017

United Way Member Agency 2017

United Way Member Agency 2016

United Way Member Agency 2015

United Way Member Agency 2018

Burleson Chamber of Commerce 2018

Burleson Chamber of Commerce 2019

Burleson Chamber of Commerce 2020

Burleson Chamber of Commerce 2021

Joshua Chamber of Commerce 2018

Joshua Chamber of Commerce 2019

Joshua Chamber of Commerce 2020

Joshua Chamber of Commerce 2021

Alvarado Chamber of Commerce 2020

Alvarado Chamber of Commerce 2021

Burleson Chamber of Commerce 2022

Joshua Chamber of Commerce 2022

Alvarado Chamber of Commerce 2022

Burleson Chamber of Commerce 2023

Alvarado Chamber of Commerce 2023

Joshua Chamber of Commerce 2023

United Way Member Agency 2020

United Way Member Agency 2021

United Way Member Agency 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Grocery Store

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

We are aiming to "graduate" a higher number clients by assisting them with more comprehensive services from the cycle of crisis to relief. Each year approximately 700 families do not return for services. We want to continue to grow this trend by helping families become self sufficient.

We are a donor supported, volunteer driven, community organization. Our strategies are to to intentionally educate our community on the needs of our neighbors, grow our services to help families in a manner that creates real relief in crisis, provide resources and connections that will help them get back on their feet. Through collaboration with other entities, we can strengthen our community one family at a time.

Our fully stocked pantry and retail store allow us to provide free food and clothing vouchers to families, as well as generate revenue for our operational expenses and programs; grants and individual funding help us to provide financial assistance to those in crisis.

In the past 5 years we have established an Annual Fundraising Event to help underwrite our expenses and increase our financial foundation. We are engaging in the community to raise awareness about our organization and the need in our community for this type of support. We have generated a significant increase in The Storehouse sales and textile recycling revenue. In addition, we have established a donor database to better engage our donors and donor stewardship. A concentrated effort in community engagement has seen an increase in community giving, new engaged individual and business support which has allowed us to provide more financial assistance to clients. In addition, we have increased our food allotment from 30 lbs. to 60 lbs. per family.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Economically disadvantaged people seeking basic necessities or food, clothing, and financial assistance.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We are converting our food pantry into a store-like environment to normalize the shopping experience and decrease stress.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Your Harvest House

Board of directors
as of 01/12/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Steve Steffgen


Board co-chair

Mrs. Sara Shinn

Carter Mahanay

Kari Fletcher

Blake Windham

Jessica Mack

Brandon Bayles

Sara Shinn

Steven Steffgen

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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 and 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/12/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/11/2023

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.