Nativity House KC, Inc.
721 N. 31st St
Kansas City KS 66102
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 281-7722
Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide help, hope, healing, shelter, and services for young unwed mothers in a faith based environment, based on the Roman Catholic Tradition. We are open to all faiths.  In addition, the mission of Nativity House KC also serves the volunteers and donors that work with us. We operate a residential maternity shelter, in a home like environment in Wyandotte County, Kansas, that provides access to parenting classes, transportation to medical care and other needs, and an alternative to abortion that changes one life while saving another. Care and support will continue through pregnancy and for the first year of the child’s life, preparing both the mother and the child for a brighter future and giving them the knowledge of God’s promise and love.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Barbara Belcher
Board Chair Mr. Royce Bounds
Board Chair Company Affiliation Wyandotte County Sheriff Department
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2013
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide help, hope, healing, shelter, and services for young unwed mothers in a faith based environment, based on the Roman Catholic Tradition. We are open to all faiths.  In addition, the mission of Nativity House KC also serves the volunteers and donors that work with us. We operate a residential maternity shelter, in a home like environment in Wyandotte County, Kansas, that provides access to parenting classes, transportation to medical care and other needs, and an alternative to abortion that changes one life while saving another. Care and support will continue through pregnancy and for the first year of the child’s life, preparing both the mother and the child for a brighter future and giving them the knowledge of God’s promise and love.
Background Statement
Nativity House KC was started by Vin and Barbara Belcher when they purchased a small home in Kansas City, KS, formed a board, secured 501c3 status and Kansas not for profit corporation status, and gather volunteers and donors to support the cause. The house was rented to NHKC with a standard commercial lease at a term of $1/year for three years.
 
With the help of many, Nativity House KC opened their doors in May, 2014, to serve 4 mothers at a time. We quickly filled our beds because our program is the only specific maternity shelter serving pregnant women ages 18 and above. The other shelters in the community serve adolescents and have a maximum age limit of 21 years.
 
To date, 32 women and babies have received direct care from our organization. Most have been pregnant but two mothers came to us when their babies were tiny infants. We have had to say no to over 200 inquiries since opening because of lack of space. It is our goal to build Nativity Village so we can serve pregnant homeless women with only the baby they carry in their womb as well as pregnant women with children on their hip.
Impact Statement
Accomplishments: 
  1. Nativity House KC has been open and serving homeless adult pregnant women since May 2014.
  2. We serve our mothers and children on less than $200,000 per year.  Expenses in 2016 were $184,417.83
  3. To date, we have served 32 women and children directly since opening our doors in May 2014.
  4. To date, in 2017, we have had to turn away 38 mothers because of lack of space.  The impact on these women is sad because there are no other facilities in the metro area with the specific mission of helping pregnant homeless adult women and their children.
  5. From January to June, 2017, we have provided 517 bed nights, 1646 meals, 200 programs, and over 176 transportation trips for our mothers and babies. 
 
Goals: 
  1. To secure 2000 regularly supporting families to be able to have a stable financial base.
  2. Become a Bridge of Hope affiliate so we can help our mothers with better after care. This will also give us the ability to help more mothers in the home because our mothers stay in the home can be shortened by moving them to the Bridge of Hope program.
  3. Increase our funding from grants.
  4. Increase staffing at the house so as to have 24/7 coverage.
  5. Provide programming in a more organized manner.
Needs Statement
Our needs are many.  First and foremost, we need monetary donations to support this mission.  We do not receive any government funding and solely depend on private donations and private grants.  We want to have 2000 supporting families to fund our base budget.  These families' financial commitment can be as small as $8.33 per month.  Currently we have 600 supporting families.  We also have non-monetary needs.  We need volunteers to help us in the office, to teach our programs, to help with fundraising, and to help us organize our Shepherding Families program for women we could serve outside the home.  We also need gift cards to Target, WalMart, Price Chopper, Quik Trip, and Kohl's.  We could also use gift cards to movie theaters and restaurants for special occasion rewards.
Service Categories
Homeless Services/Centers
Public & Societal Benefit NEC
Areas of Service
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
We serve the entire metro area and beyond.  One of our mothers has come to us from the St. Louis area.  We have also received women from Leavenworth, KS.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Our little house has directly served 32 women and babies. It has been challenging because we serve women who are very wounded, physically, mentally, and spiritually. The crisis pregnancy is just their immediate need. These ladies come from very troubled circumstances. Many of them have been abused by families or by the men in their lives. Their education is limited. Job skills are limited. Some have been on drugs or have criminal charges that have put them in crisis.  We work to restore their personal dignity, to treat them with respect, to build up hope, and to show them they can have a brighter future for both themselves and their children. Homelessness does not have to be permanent. Some mothers seize the opportunity. Some do not, but we always plant seeds. We believe our biggest success is just being here. We can see how lives are changed for those that seize the opportunity.  An example of the impact our program has on our mothers is G.  G came to us from the St. Louis area, escaping domestic violence and chronic homeless.  She was pregnant and had a 6 month old baby boy in her arms.  She coming to us, G has received much needed counseling, health care for her and her baby, a safe place to live, and her confidence.  She has a part-time job and is looking forward with hope to her future.  Before her life fell apart, G wanted to be a lawyer and had started college.  We are working to help her achieve that dream.
 
One of our challenges are finding a way to serve the women that have severe mental health problems, severe addictions, or criminal histories of violence. We need to be able to have a facility with staff trained for these circumstances. From an administrative standpoint we need to have an increased and steady income flow. We need to be able to hire a full-time social worker/program director so our mothers can have consistent follow-through and we also need the social worker to be able to start our aftercare program, Shepherding Families. Lastly, we need to grow so we can serve more women. The need for housing for pregnant women in the metro is severe. We need to help them and to help homeless women with babes on their hips. Nativity Village needs to be built.
Programs
Description
We mentor the mothers and babies in our care modeling for them a stable life. We facilitate access to parenting classes, childbirth classes, medical care, financial education, career pathways, fulfillment of education goals, and deepening their relationship with God.
Category Human Services, General/Other Parenting Education
Population Served Females, ,
Short-Term Success Short term, I see women that come to us who are very afraid. Some of them barely speak above a whisper. Overtime, they relax and learn to trust. They open up to us and let our planned programs “sink in”. They learn a positive approach to life from our house mentors. For those women who do not stay with us, we take hope in knowing that we showed them a different and more positive way to live even if they stay is short.
Long-Term Success
We want them to be able to have personal dignity and realize their great self-worth. We hope, in the time they are with us, that the seeds we plant for healthy living will grow and that they will be able to be independent women. We strive to give them the tools they need for financial stability, to help them heal from their psychological wounds with therapy from our psychologists, teach parenting skills, and help them secure jobs and good childcare for their babies. We teach them how to run a home where love resides.
Program Success Monitored By
I will know we are successful by:
  1. The mothers who respond to our programs positively and move forward with their lives. 
  2. We are successful by having healthy babies born to our mothers.
  3. We are successful by providing a much needed port in the storm.
Examples of Program Success
Stacie L. “Nativity House KC has helped me become the woman I am today. Thank you Nativity House KC for being a part of my journey.”
  
Tamara S. “After being in the program a year they helped my cousin obtain an apartment of her own, furniture, get the baby in an amazing daycare, provided budgeting programs, and succeed overall. If you truly want to succeed and open your heart, the staff at Nativity House will ensure that you meet every dream/goal. Even though she is no longer with the program the relationships that have been nurtured for the last year have turned into unbreakable bonds.”
  
Morgan W. “I am a former resident of Nativity House KC and I am so glad that they helped me throughout my journey with them. They are willing to open their doors to pregnant women who need a fresh start. I’ve made long-lasting friendships and have unbreakable bonds that cannot be broken. Thank you Nativity House KC for all the love and support.”
Description
It is a 3-way partnership between a Nativity House KC mother and babies, a church-based mentoring group, and a professional social service worker. The purpose of the affiliation will be to end and prevent homelessness for single mothers and children with the help of trained mentoring groups within congregations. 
Program Budget $33,000.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for the Homeless
Population Served Families, ,
Short-Term Success This program is one we hope to implement in 2018. We hope to help our mothers achieve permanent housing and financial stability through employment and attain stability and enhanced self-esteem through ongoing mentoring friendships. To goal to extend in aftercare, our work for physical, emotional, social, and spiritual wholeness.
Long-Term Success To be stable financially, emotionally, spiritually, through affiliation with Bridge of Hope.
Program Success Monitored By
We will know the program is successful if our mothers:
  1. Attain and maintain permanent housing.
  2. Attain financial stability through employment.
  3. Develop a support network through mentoring relationships.
  4. Grow in holistic living, including parenting and emotional, spiritual and physical health.
Examples of Program Success
This is a program that we want to fund in 2017 or 2018.  We do not have examples of success at this time.
Description Basic life skills are taught using videos and group discussion.  The program is Earn While You Learn.
Program Budget $7,000.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Specific Populations
Population Served Females, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success We measure daily through observation and interaction and adjust as needed.
Long-Term Success
We started Earn While You Learn in January 2017.  We measure the impact and success from direct feedback from our mothers.
 
We measure mentoring impact from the direct interaction with our staff by the social success of our mothers, by observation of parenting skills, and by their ability to obtain and keep employment, and/or achieve preset educational goals.
Program Success Monitored By Program Director, Executive Director and Governing Board
Examples of Program Success
  • K is now working in a day care center and has done so well that her employer is going to get her specific training to work in the facility's head start program.   
  • G's baby has stopped crying continually and is now a happy baby because he is safe and his mother is not so frightened.  G has a job and is beginning to trust people.
  • M continues to succeed at her job, post launch from Nativity House.  Her little boy is thriving and will be 3 in September.
  • S has her own apartment and has maintained close ties with Nativity House.  Her little girl is thriving and will be 3 in July. 
  • J was able to deliver her baby successfully after an emergency trip to the hospital.  She is now home living with her mother and her boy, J is growing.  He had 3 trips to the NICU in his early life but is doing well now.
CEO Comments We are working hard to maximize our donated dollars so those who support us can know their money is being used effectively.  The programs we use, Earn While You Learn, can be replicated so we don't have to re-purchase it.  Our staff mentors as part of their daily job description.  When we are able to affiliate with Bridge of Hope we will use our social worker (to be hired) for both our in house mothers and our mothers in the Bridge of Hope Program. 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Barbara Belcher
Term Start Oct 2012
Experience Prior to current position, was Director of State Government Affairs and Policy for Merck and Company, 1988-2011. Vice-President, Farmers State Bank of Cawker City, 1983-1988. Registered Nurse, 1970-1983. BS and Diploma in Nursing, Fort Hays State University, 1970. MA, Maryvale Institute of Birmingham UK, 2012.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Senior Staff
Title Development Director
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 1
Paid Part-Time Staff 5
Volunteers 15
Paid Contractors 1
Retention Rate 1%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 3
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 2
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 7
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
We work with several agencies in the greater Kansas City area.  They include, but are not limited to Wyandotte Pregnancy Center, Advice and Aid, Mother's Refuge, The Lighthouse, Synergy, ReStart, Project Gabriel, Project Breakthrough, Connections for Success, Mercy and Truth Medical Mission, New House Shelter, Salvation Army, Rose Brooks.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Nonprofit Connect of Greater Kansas City2013
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments
Our little house has directly served 32 mothers and their children.  Most mothers have been pregnant but some have come to us with their baby already born.  The crisis pregnancy and/or homelessness is the immediate need that has brought our mothers to us but they bring with them the woundedness of very troubled pasts.  Many of them have suffered abuse from parents, boyfriends, or husbands.  Their education most often is limited making it difficult to secure a good paying job. Some have been on drugs or alcohol.  Some have criminal charges that have put them in crisis.  Some have already had a baby taken from them by the state because of their unstable living situations.  They are all very wounded.  We work to restore their personal dignity, to treat them with respect, give them hope, and show them they can have a bright future for themselves and their children.  Some mothers seize the opportunity.  Some, unfortunately, do not.  Their wounds are so severe.  We hope we have planted seeds with these women that they can draw upon later in life. We see lives changed.  One pregnant mother came to us severely abused by a boyfriend.  She left another city to get away from him.  She was scared and lonely.  G came with a baby boy on her hip and a baby girl in her womb.  Now she is happy.  Her little boy smiles all the time instead of always crying.  G is in therapy and is beginning to realize she has worth and dignity.  She has a part-time job.  She wants to go back to college but needs to get student loan debt out of collections.  We are working to help her with this.  Her dream, before the nightmare of abuse began, was to be a lawyer. We have 4 beds to meet the KC metro needs for homeless pregnant women and their babies.  The need for our program is great.  Just in the past two months we have turned away 25 women because of lack of space.
 
Our challenges continue to be finding a way to serve the women that need us.  As an example, women with severe mental health problems, severe addictions, or criminal histories of violence need help but we are too small and too understaffed to help them.  We need a facility large enough to help these women with especially difficult histories as well as the homeless mother with more than one baby.  We need enough funding to hire a full-time social worker, and to have a larger facility.  We are hoping to find 2000 families that will support us on a regular basis so we can help more mothers.  Our program is the only program in greater Kansas City with the primary mission of serving homeless pregnant women and their children. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Royce Bounds
Company Affiliation Wyandotte County Sheriff Department
Term Jan 2016 to Jan 2019
Email revrlb@gmail.com
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Mr. Jack Cashill
Company Affiliation author
Term Jan 2016 to Jan 2019
Email jackcashill@yahoo.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms Hidy Aguilar Enterprise Bank and Trust
Mr. Jim Berger Berger Estate and Elder Law
Ms. Wanda Bibbs Grace Center
Mr. Royce Bounds Retired
Mr. Chris Braudis Private Venture Capitalist
Mr. Jack Cashill Ingraham's Magazine
Dr. Marsha Dannenburg MD.Children's Mercy Hospital
Mr. Mike Kern Marsh & Co.
Dr. Mike Moffitt Professional Associates
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Campus Planning and Development
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mrs. Cynthia Bounds St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Mr. Dan Brack Brack Home Remodeling
Mr. Paul Danaher Paul Danaher, Attorney at Law
Mr. & Mrs. Randy Huber A.L. Huber Construction
Mr. Jason Kasick Community Volunteer
Mr. and Mrs. Kameron and Nicole Kelly Community Volunteer
Mr. & Mrs. Greg and Carol McWhorter Quik Trip and Enterprise Bank
Mr. & Mrs. Chuck and Cheryl Micklavzina Community Volunteer
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Mies Mies Meats
Mr & Mrs. Jeremiah Nichol Leavenworth Schools
Ms. Kathy Quinn Fox 4 News
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Selenke Community Volunteer
Mrs. Linda Spencer Community Volunteer
Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Straub Straub Construction
Ms. Cathy Wolf Community Volunteer
CEO Comments Our advisory board serve in an advisory capacity, as needed, only.  Our governing board serves as a traditional governing board with oversight and policy making functions.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $284,515
Projected Expenses $284,515
Spending Policy Income Only
Audit Documents
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990-EZ.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$110,521$64,028$29,842
Administration Expense$51,204$32,181$6,809
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.150.872.64
Program Expense/Total Expenses68%67%81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$75,147$49,464$60,240
Current Assets$49,506$37,378$47,349
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$2,893$1,846$0
Total Net Assets$72,254$47,618$60,240
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities17.1120.25--
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $45,120 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $13,000 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGreater Kansas City Community Foundation $11,000 -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Name Nativity House KC, Inc.
Address 721 N. 31st St
Kansas City, KS 66102
Primary Phone (913) 281-7722
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Barbara Belcher
Board Chair Mr. Royce Bounds
Board Chair Company Affiliation Wyandotte County Sheriff Department
Year of Incorporation 2013