Benilde Hall
3220 East 23rd Street
Kansas City MO 64127-4201
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 842-5836
Fax 816- 421-5026
Mission Statement

The mission of Benilde Hall is to provide services for treating addiction, mental health, and homelessness so individuals may return to the community as responsible, employed, and permanently housed contributing members of society.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. William Kent Jewell
Board Chair Mr. Tim Larson
Board Chair Company Affiliation MMC Contractors
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1997
Former Names
The Lay Volunteers of DeLaSalle
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer

Donating to Benilde Hall is simple, mail a check to the facility or go to www.benildehall.org to donate online.   

Benilde Hall graciously cooperates with donors and friends choosing to make a planned gift to support our mission.  If you have chosen to include Benilde Hall in your estate plan, please let us know by contacting kjewell@mail.benildehall.org or by calling 816-842-5836. 
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

The mission of Benilde Hall is to provide services for treating addiction, mental health, and homelessness so individuals may return to the community as responsible, employed, and permanently housed contributing members of society.

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 east-side 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 2017 Benilde Hall served 437 men across all programs. Fifty percent (50%) were Caucasian, 48% were African American, 1% were Hispanic, and 1% were Asian.
  • Upon entering the program all were abusing drugs and/or alcohol. The primary drug of choice was marijuana (41%) and cocaine was the secondary drug of choice at 24%. Seventy percent (70%) of the clients had a mental illness in addition to their addiction issues. Forty-five percent (45%) had legal issues and sixty-seven percent (67%) were veterans.

In addition to continuing the services to the clients of Benilde Hall the following accomplishments have been achieved:
  • In 2017, 285 clients were discharged from the program with 65% of the clients successfully discharged meeting all three main objectives of the program. 65% of discharged clients increased work skills and income, 76% of clients maintain abstinence from drugs & alcohol, and 69% of clients obtained and remained in permanent housing
  • Benilde Hall was awarded a FHLB in the amount of $745,707 to make campus improvements and expand programming
  • Benilde Hall continues to be a United Way Agency
The goals for 2018 include:
  • Completing renovations to the campus to improve and expand programming.
Needs Statement
Program & facility expansion to meet current needs, fixtures/furnishings/equipment, twin sheets, bath towels, volunteers, financial support, and jobs for clients.
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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 5000 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
Senior Staff
Title Clinical Director
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 16
Paid Contractors 2
Volunteers 12
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
Treatment Provider of the YearCOMBAT2017
Recovery Support Outstanding PerformerMissouri Department of Mental Health2017
Unsung Hero for Treatment in KCKC-SATRSC2017
Maurice Vanderberg Award for Excellence in ServiceHomeless Services Coalition of Greater Kansas City2009
Kansas City Beautiful Honorable Mention AwardKessler Society2009
Gold StandardHomeless Services Coalition2009
Appreciation RecognitionWashington Wheatley Neighborhood Association2008
Alice Warren AwardMissouri Housing Trust Fund2006
Governor’s Award For Excellence in affordable housing & servicesMO Governor's Office2006
Administration AwardCOMBAT2001
Terry Trafton AwardKansas City Chemical Abuse Council1999
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. Tim Larson
Company Affiliation MMC Contractors
Term Jan 2018 to Jan 2020
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Joan Dickey
LaTanya Dumas
Tonya GundersenBullseye International
Mr. Wm. Kent JewellBenilde Hall
Tim LarsonMMC Contractors
Lynda McClelland
Kenneth Pegue
Keith Shuttleworth
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 4
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, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $2,104,842
Projected Expenses $2,125,602
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2016, 2015, 2014: 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 Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$196,526$125,004$162,769
Government Contributions$1,508,582$1,670,297$1,743,607
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$1,508,582$1,670,297$1,743,607
Individual Contributions------
$24,659$27,976$35,625
$515,057$292,471$225,705
Investment Income, Net of Losses$2$2$7
Membership Dues$0--$0
Special Events$39,275$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0--$0
Other$50,672--$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$2,019,308$1,817,468$2,026,546
Administration Expense$292,646$246,814$173,196
Fundraising Expense$134,190$108,913$102,237
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.950.970.94
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%84%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$1,489,653$1,690,744$1,815,246
Current Assets$111,421$176,842$191,471
Long-Term Liabilities$236,871$274,891$306,901
Current Liabilities$72,039$48,143$83,190
Total Net Assets$1,180,743$1,367,710$1,425,155
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.553.672.30
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets16%16%17%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
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.  
If you have any questions about the financials, please contact us.
Other Documents
Annual Report2015View
Benilde Hall Annual Report2014View
Benilde Hall Annual Report2013View
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. Tim Larson
Board Chair Company Affiliation MMC Contractors
Year of Incorporation 1997
Former Names
The Lay Volunteers of DeLaSalle