Benilde Hall
3220 East 23rd Street
Kansas City MO 64127-4201
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 842-5836
Mission Statement
To promote balanced and responsible independent living by preventing the relapse of chemically dependent homeless persons through housing and substance abuse treatment so they can work and live without the havoc and chaos caused by addiction and homelessness.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. William Kent Jewell
Board Chair Mr. Edwin Golden
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1997
Former Names
The Lay Volunteers of DeLaSalle
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement To promote balanced and responsible independent living by preventing the relapse of chemically dependent homeless persons through housing and substance abuse treatment so they can work and live without the havoc and chaos caused by addiction and homelessness.
Background Statement Benilde Hall began providing transitional housing and substance abuse treatment to indigent homeless men in 1993. In 1997, Benilde incorporated as its own agency, separating from the founding board, the Lay Volunteers of DeLaSalle. Since 1993, more than 3,000 men have received housing and treatment. In 2001, Benilde moved to its current location at 3220 East 23rd Street on the eastside of Kansas City, Missouri. Executive Director Linus Benoit realized that when a man left Benilde Hall, the true struggle began and that permanent supported housing was greatly needed. In 2006, Benilde Hall opened Matt Talbot a 12 unit permanent housing apartment building for men who successfully completed the Benilde Hall program. The men of Matt Talbott continue with aftercare treatment while becoming mentors and role models within the Benilde Hall community. Benilde is unique because: Benilde Hall provides mental health services to dual disorder clients (substance abuse & mental illness) clients. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for dual disorder clients is being piloted. The therapy, a best practice model, blends cognitive-behavioral interventions with eastern mindfulness while focusing on balancing acceptance with active change and problem solving. It teaches constructive ways to deal with emotions and stress through medication, group work and individual practice. Benilde uses a multi-level approach to treatment. As clients progress in their treatment they are expected to provide leadership and support to clients starting the treatment. This ripple effect to relapse prevention creates a supportive active community that values sober and clean lifestyles.
Impact Statement

  • In 2016 Benilde Hall served 457 men in the transitional living and permanent housing programs, of which fifty-six percent (56%) were veterans. The client make-up consisted of Caucasian (50%), African American (48%), Hispanic (2%).  
  • Upon entering the program, all were homeless and all were abusing drugs and/or alcohol. The primary drugs of choice for the population served were cocaine (28%), and marijuana (32%). Seventy percent (70%) of clients had a mental illness in addition to addiction issues.   

In addition to continuing the services to the clients of Benilde Hall the following accomplishments have been achieved:
  • Sixty-seven percent (53%) successfully discharged the program with increased income, stable housing, and abstinent from drugs & alcohol. 
  • Benilde Hall provided 12,241 units of group counseling for substance abuse treatment. For mental health treatment, 4,810 units of Dialectic Behavior Therapy and 896 units of Seeking Safety were provided. Individual substance abuse counseling provided 2,747 hours to our clients. Three hundred sixty-four hours (364) of psychotherapy and 109 hours of psychiatric services were also provided.
  • Benilde Hall continues to be a United Way Agency
 
The goals for 2017 include:
  • Operating and reaching full capacity for the VA Safe Haven project with a recently acquired contract from the Veterans Administration. 
  • Kicking off the Benilde Hall Capital Campaign for expansion.
Needs Statement
Program & facility expansion to meet current needs, fixtures/furnishings/equipment, twin sheets, bath towels, volunteers, financial support, and jobs for clients. 
 
DONATE using credit card or pay pal at our website www.benidlehall.org
 
Service Categories
Homeless Services/Centers
Substance Abuse Treatment
Housing Support
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement When Benilde Hall was developed by founder Godfrey Kobets, the agency did not have the benefit of the research and experience of the 1990’s. Through the application of principles that Mr. Kobets observed working in the field, he was able to build the Benilde Hall Program on the tenets of what is currently labeled the therapeutic community (Bush and LaBarbera, March 1996). The philosophy/principles of a therapeutic community that has been incorporated into Benilde Hall’s residential and nonresidential programs are: a drug-free residential setting with treatment stages that reflect increased levels of personal and social responsibility. Peer influence, mediated through a variety of group processes, is used to help individuals learn and adjust to social norms while developing more effective social skills. The Benilde Hall Program differs from other treatment approaches principally in their use of the community, comprising treatment staff and those in recovery, as key agents of change. This approach is often referred to as "community as method” (Therapeutic Communities of America, 2007). Benilde Hall members interact in structured and unstructured ways to influence attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors associated with drug use. By following the spirit and tenets of founder Godfrey Kobets, the Benilde Hall Program has now served over 3000 indigent men who have struggled with their homelessness, addiction, and life choices to become productive, responsible members of the community.
Programs
Description
Benilde Hall provides comprehensive housing and treatment services to low income homeless men with addiction issues. Services include: 
  • Housing – Transitional housing services for 65 men and long term independent housing for 12 men
  • Substance Abuse Program - All clients must participate in a recovery program that includes group counseling, community groups, individual counseling and case management. 
  • Services for Persons with Co-existing Disorders - On-site psychological services for clients with the dual diagnosis of substance abuse and mental illness include: 
  1. Dialectical Behavior Approach groups
  2. Individual psychological therapy for the most needy clients
  3. Medication compliance program 
  • Assessment and Treatment / Transition Planning - Using a Transition Plan, the counselor and resident can coordinate needed services to meet the resident’s needs. Depending on the unique needs of each resident, necessary services are included in their plan.
Program Budget $1,445,300.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment
Population Served Homeless, ,
Short-Term Success Clients will be clean & sober, in permanent housing, employed and a contributing member of the community.
Long-Term Success The ultimate goal is for our clients to live clean, sober, productive lives. The goal is for them to be employed and living independently with balanced lives. The goal includes them taking care their health and wellness and actively being part of a supportive community.
Program Success Monitored By Outcomes are measured by housing status, income / employment improvement, abstinence - UAs, mental health symptoms, behavior, leadership & social skill improvement. Individual outcome results are tracked through MAACLink, COMBAT Connections, treatment plans, and client files.
Examples of Program Success

2016 Highlights:

  • Permanent and Supportive Housing provided to 457 men.
  • 67% successfully discharged the program with increased income, stable housing, and abstinence from drugs and alcohol.
  • Benilde Hall provided 12,241 units of group counseling for substance abuse treatment. 
  • For mental health treatment, 4,810 units of Dialectic Behavior Therapy and 896 units of Seeking Safety were provided. 
  • Individual substance abuse counseling provided 2,747 hours to our clients. 
  • Three hundred sixty-four hours (364) of psychotherapy and 109 hours of psychiatric services were also provided.
CEO Comments Based on the needs of our clients, Benilde Hall has recognized the need to enhance and expand our program in best practices by providing a holistic treatment approach to break the cycle of relapse and homelessness. As part of comprehensive treatment  we have upgraded clinical staff, implemented dual disorder treatment including Dialectical Behavior Approach groups, and established more community networks. We are providing health and oral health literacy, access, and treatment to all of our clients. We are partnering with existing community providers to provide health care systematically. This approach will ensure that clients learn how to acquire and use the health care system for lifelong care. It is our goal to provide holistic, best practice services based on the needs of our clients. Services will help them stay clean & sober, secure permanent housing, get an income source, and improve their life skills so that they can be healthy productive community members.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. William Kent Jewell
Term Start Aug 2006
Experience
  • University of Saint Mary, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Leavenworth, KS, May 2008
  • University of Saint Mary, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Leavenworth, KS May 2004
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College, Associate of Arts in Addiction Counseling, Kansas City, KS 2002
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Senior Staff
Title Clinical Director
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 16
Paid Part-Time Staff 5
Volunteers 12
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 73%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
Benilde Hall participates in the Homeless Service Coalition, COMBAT and collaborates with many community agencies including: 
  • Seton Center 
  • Helping Hand of Goodwill 
  • Full Employment Council
  • Renaissance West 
  • Imani House 
  • Salvation Army
  • Kansas City Community Center 
  • Kansas City Veterans’ Administration 
  • Veterans’ Administration PART Program Leavenworth  
  • Guadalupe Center
  • SAVE Inc 
  • Access To Recovery
  • Good Samaritan Project
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Alice Warren Award Missouri Housing Trust Fund 2006
Administration Award COMBAT2001
Governor’s Award For Excellence in affordable housing & services MO Governor's Office2006
Terry Trafton Award Kansas City Chemical Abuse Council 1999
Gold StandardHomeless Services Coalition2009
Appreciation RecognitionWashington Wheatley Neighborhood Association2008
Kansas City Beautiful Honorable Mention AwardKessler Society2009
Maurice Vanderberg Award for Excellence in ServiceHomeless Services Coalition of Greater Kansas City2009
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments Although the staff is reflective of the clients served, we recognize that the Board of Directors needs to be diversified to be reflective of the clients and community. We are in the process of recruiting and adding board members to represent a more diverse population.  Benilde Hall, through the generosity of three local funders, has begun the Cultural Competency Initiative, has a cultural competency committee with board membership, and developed a cultural competency plan.  An improved outreach strategy for attracting potential board members is a desired outcome of this process.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Edwin Golden
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Jan 2016 to Jan 2018
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Rev. Doc Edwin Golden Retired, Community Volunteer
Dr. Sarita Graham PhDSarita Lynne Ministries
Tonya Gundersen Bullseye International
Simeon Henderson YMCA of Greater Kansas City
Mr. Wm. Kent Jewell Benilde Hall
Tim Larson MMC Contractors
Mr. Brian Morales Community Volunteer
Mark Porter Kansas City Health Committee
Ray Randall CORT Furniture
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 25%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 75%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Nominating
CEO Comments Although the staff is reflective of the clients served, we recognize that the Board of Directors needs to be diversified to be reflective of the clients and community. We are in the process of recruiting and adding board members to represent a more diverse population.  Benilde Hall, through the generosity of three local funders, has begun the Cultural Competency Initiative, has a cultural competency committee with board membership, and developed a cultural competency plan.  An improved outreach strategy for attracting potential board members is a desired outcome of this process.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $2,104,842
Projected Expenses $2,125,602
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.
  • Foundations/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$162,769$130,559$149,875
Government Contributions$1,743,607$1,605,710$1,069,632
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$1,743,607$1,605,710$1,069,632
Individual Contributions------
$35,625$25,558$26,156
$225,705$199,216$220,499
Investment Income, Net of Losses$7$5$5
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$2,026,546$1,741,968$1,265,330
Administration Expense$173,196$168,492$172,123
Fundraising Expense$102,237$154,354$155,101
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.940.950.92
Program Expense/Total Expenses88%84%79%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%9%12%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,815,246$1,905,245$1,858,848
Current Assets$191,471$184,290$124,949
Long-Term Liabilities$306,901$263,802$147,175
Current Liabilities$83,190$82,022$48,486
Total Net Assets$1,425,155$1,559,421$1,663,187
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.302.252.58
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets17%14%8%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose Expanding our ability to serve additional homeless individuals in the Greater Kansas City Area.
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments
Our plan is to use evaluation data from our best practices programming to attract and secure new funders. We plan to pursue funding from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. We will continue to pursue current contracts with:
  • Jackson County Prosecutor Office
  • Jackson County COMBAT Commission 
  • US Department of Housing & Urban Development 
  • Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City 
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs 
  • Access to Recovery—Missouri Department Mental Health
  • Neighborhood & Community Services—City and State.  
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Organization Name Benilde Hall
Address 3220 East 23rd Street
Kansas City, MO 641274201
Primary Phone (816) 842-5836
CEO/Executive Director Mr. William Kent Jewell
Board Chair Mr. Edwin Golden
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Year of Incorporation 1997
Former Names
The Lay Volunteers of DeLaSalle