Village Initiative
3004 N 27th Street
Kansas City KS 66104
Mission Statement
Helping returning citizens (ex-offenders) and their families rebuild their lives as they endeavor to reintegrate back into society to become productive citizens.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Randy George
Board Chair Mr. Randy George
Board Chair Company Affiliation Roswell Church of Christ
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2017
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement Helping returning citizens (ex-offenders) and their families rebuild their lives as they endeavor to reintegrate back into society to become productive citizens.
Background Statement Village Impact relaunched in 2017 with the Family Life Resource Center to reach ex-offenders and their families. Statistics reveal that KCK has the second highest population of reentry individuals in the state of Kansas. Village Initiative launched to provide this underserved demographic with mentoring, transitional housing, job training, and addiction counseling to prepare them to re-enter our community as productive citizens. Since launching, we have seen countless families transformed and secure employment, housing, and freedom from addiction.
Impact Statement
  1. Renovated and launched 7,000 sq.ft. Family Life Resource Center with increased capacity, utilizing extensive volunteer teams and donated in-kind materials from throughout the community.
  2. Provided over 200 hot meals to children of reentry families.
  3. Served over 75 reentry families in our opening year, helping them rebuild their lives as they reintegrate into society.
Needs Statement
  1. Secure a full-time case manager
  2. Adding another professional counselor
  3. Providing adequate funds for supporting job preparation and entrepreneurship with job preparation for returning citizens
  4. Additional transportation and transportation support, gas, etc.
  5. Funds for transitional housing
Service Categories
Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment
Family Services
Crime prevention
Areas of Service
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement Through our program, recidivism has reduced, families have been stabilized, gainful employment has been secured, and lives have been transformed through addiction counseling. Our challenges include providing safe transitional housing for families, as well as facilitating holistic transformation in the individuals we serve. As a local business owner and someone who has worked in the KCK schools for over 15 years, I have seen the number of incarcerations in the community and felt compelled to be a part of the solution rather than a part of the problem.
Programs
Description
The Family Life Resource Center is focused on a holistic approach to offering wrap-around services to ex-offenders, addicts, and their families to be productive members of the community. Services offered include job-placement, transportation, ID/birth-certificates, mentoring, parenting classes, food, clothing, licensed counselors (addiction, domestic violence, anger management, grief), state-approved addiction treatment, transitional housing, and a computer lab.
 
Village Initiative has three on-site, dedicated Addiction Recovery Counselors. They provide a safe space for our patients and their family members to process through the struggles of addiction and recovery. They also develop plans to avoid relapse early in the recovery process with the patient, to minimize the risk of relapse. Their role goes far beyond just listening and offering advice, extending to empowering patients to recognize underlying problematic behaviors and take action to change them.
Category Human Services, General/Other Emergency Assistance
Population Served At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success One of the chief culprits for recidivism we have encountered is addiction. We believe that sustained sobriety and long-term recovery are achievable goals for anyone who has the proper guidance and support. In order to reach and sustain long-term recovery, we advocate continuing care for our patients, which can include longer periods of treatment, helping patients join long-term support communities, facilitating aftercare support, resourcing the patient’s family, and offering varied methods of treatment (individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, etc.).
Long-Term Success The recidivism rate for the state of Kansas averages 34%. Our ultimate goal is to transform the reentry population of our city/county by greatly reducing the recidivism rates of Wyandotte families through wrap-around support and counseling services.
Program Success Monitored By We measure the total number of individuals who receive services, graduate our programs, and successfully acclimate into the community. We also maintain case management and counseling files for our clients and families to track progress. Furthermore, we keep a close working relationship with our clients’ parole officers to ensure lasting progress is being made for our families.
Examples of Program Success
One of our clients, Maurice, came to us with literally nothing. We were able to help him fine a home, acquire new clothes, get a drivers license, acquire a job, and attend meetings for addiction counseling. Maurice wrote us a letter saying, “The people there have showed me so much love that I never want to go back to the way I was living.” He goes on to write, “A person who is getting out of prison or has addiction problems should stop here because all the things they seek are all here at the Village Initiative.”

Another client, Mike, wrote to us that “I know they always have my best interest in mind and they will do whatever they can to make sure I succeed.” He went on to write “The beautiful thing is that they would do for anyone what they’ve done for me…If someone wants help and put out some effort for it, the Village Initiative will be there for them.” 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Randy George
Term Start Feb 2017
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 2
Paid Contractors 0
Volunteers 125
Retention Rate 100%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 3
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 2
Male 1
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Randy George
Company Affiliation Roswell Church of Christ
Term Feb 2017 to Feb 2019
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Randy GeorgeRoswell Church of Christ
Darin KennedyPastor
Riley LockridgeLicensed Addiction Counselor
Dr. James MaxwellSouthwestern Christian College
Selena Overton-GantVillage Initiative
Dr. Antwan RandolphOptometrist
William Celester WhiteKVC Behavioral Healthcare
Rolanda WilliamsAttorney
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 7
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $390,990
Projected Expenses $390,990
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$6,010$3,162$1,551
Administration Expense$33,509$6,212$6,302
Fundraising Expense$5,711$2,110$689
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Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.221.101.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses13%28%18%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$11,951$1,988$830
Current Assets$11,951$1,988$830
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$11,951$1,988$830
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
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Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Other Documents
Organization Name Village Initiative
Address 3004 N 27th Street
Kansas City, KS 66104
Primary Phone (913) 291-1600
Contact Email rageorg@yahoo.com
CEO/Executive Director Randy George
Board Chair Mr. Randy George
Board Chair Company Affiliation Roswell Church of Christ
Year of Incorporation 2017