Kansas City House of Hope
P.O. Box 4073
Overland Park KS 66204
Christmas tea 2016
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 262-8885
Mission Statement
Our mission at Kansas City House of Hope is to provide a comprehensive treatment program for hurting teen girls ages 12-17, with the ultimate goal of family unit restoration. Through our residential program, teens will experience the transforming power of love through non-denominational Christian counseling and education. In addition to our residential program, we also offer outpatient counseling for both boys and girls and their families. Focusing on the family is what makes House of Hope Kansas City different and successful.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Leslie Alford
Board Chair Dr. Larry Daugherty
Board Chair Company Affiliation Maranatha Acadamy, retired
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2004
Former Names
Freedom House Ministries, dba Kansas City House of Hope
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement Our mission at Kansas City House of Hope is to provide a comprehensive treatment program for hurting teen girls ages 12-17, with the ultimate goal of family unit restoration. Through our residential program, teens will experience the transforming power of love through non-denominational Christian counseling and education. In addition to our residential program, we also offer outpatient counseling for both boys and girls and their families. Focusing on the family is what makes House of Hope Kansas City different and successful.
Background Statement Kansas City House of Hope was established in 2005 and immediately started providing Kansas City community with affordable outpatient counseling with a licensed professional. In the fall of 2007, property was acquired and our comprehensive residential treatment center was launched. However, Kansas City House of Hope is an affiliate of a nationwide network called National House of Hope that provides professional guidance and over 130 years of experience in the residential treatment model. Kansas City House of Hope is one residential treatment center of eleven nationwide, with another seventy currently being developed.
Kansas City House of Hope is different from other residential facilities in four ways. First, the program is faith-based. The counseling, schooling and home-style environment the teens live in while in treatment have a spiritual emphasis. Secondly, family therapy is required. Other residential facilities in the Kansas City metro area offer family therapy, but they do not require family therapy. Kansas City House of Hope believes in rehabilitating the individual as well as the system in which he or she came from in order to assure continued success. The intensive family therapy component sets Kansas City House of Hope above other residential treatment facilities. Thirdly, Kansas City House of Hope operates on a sliding-scale fee for service. Access and affordability of all therapy and residential treatment is a priority; therefore, Kansas City House of Hope maintains a sliding scale fee based upon the guardian's three prior years of tax returns.  Finally, because Kansas City House of Hope does not accept government funding, we are able to accept families from outside of Kansas as well. While in treatment, each teen will participate in a 4-phase system that incorporates an individual and family counseling program, residential and life skills program and each teen will attend an on-site, accredited school. Once the teen completes the comprehensive, 4-phase system, she will successfully graduate from the Kansas City House of Hope program. Our ultimate goal is family unit restoration and for each teen to become a contributing member of society.
Impact Statement
House of Hope Kansas City has been operating as a residential therapeutic home and offering outpatient counseling for more than a decade.  More than 500 teens and their families have been impacted by our program.  The overall benefit to the community is invaluable, as healthy families are the core to our success as a society.   Many of the residents have obtained their High School Diploma though Hope Academy. 
 
In 2016, House of Hope Kansas City had the largest number of graduates who completed out entire program and achieve their High School Diploma from Hope Academy.  In 2016, the State of Kansas approved an increase in capacity for our campus.  We are now able to serve up to 24 residents ages 12-17.  In 2016, House of Hope Kansas City began efforts to increase services available to parents.  Our website has been updated to provide more resources to the entire community and to increase awareness about how to help teens who struggle.
 
For 2017, we are working to raise more than $200,000 at our Stars and Spurs Barbeque and Auction held in September.   We are increasing our training for staff, making sure that every aspect of working with teens and their families is covered.  In 2017, we also would like to start a parent support group for the community at large.  This would be offered to those who are not in our residential or out patient programs. 
Needs Statement

Kansas City House of Hope offers both outpatient counseling and residential care for teens ages 12-17.  Costs associated with providing these services exceed $5,000 a month; however, families are only asked to pay $2,960 a month.  We also offer a sliding scale fee structure because a vast majority of our clients (75%) cannot afford full tuition.

House of Hope KC's most important need is always donations to allow us to continue to offer a sliding scale fee structure to those families unable to afford the average $100 an hour for counseling each week; much less the $2,500 a month for residential care (which is only a fraction of our monthly costs).   
Service Categories
Residential Mental Health Treatment
Secondary & High Schools
Youth Development Programs
Areas of Service
National
KS
MO
House of Hope Kansas City serves families in the Midwest and further.  With the parental interaction required, families from further distance have more difficult time if they live further than a days drive, but many families have done the program with great success.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
House of Hope KC has effectively communicated its message of hope for troubled teens across a broad spectrum of Kansas City's faith community. As a result, the local affiliate of this national organization got off to a great start in recruiting five effective board members and receiving donations from a diverse cross section of the community.  We rescue hurting, runaway teenagers from the destructive forces invading society.  We serve these teens by offering them hope and future though love, Christian Counseling, teaching and education based on God's word.  The credibility and commitment of our executive director and board members has played a key role in establishing an effective organizational plan with proper funding from the beginning.
 
 
While the organization has pinched a penny to a fault, we have not been afraid to make bold investments as opportunity has arisen. Our challenges are not unlike most of the virtuous causes that sometimes sound like a cacophony of voices asking for the donor dollar. The success of our organization is not a simple or short story to communicate, thus, it requires much effort to get the right people to invest the time to understand the need and probability of success if properly funded. The teenage years are critical years, often representing the last chance for an at-risk young person.  
Programs
Description Kansas City House of Hope offers both resident and non-resident counseling services for teenagers and their families. Kansas City House of Hope requires individual as well as family counseling for the teen and their family. The frequency for non-resident counseling is weekly to bi-monthly, with family sessions monthly, at a minimum. The frequency of resident counseling is weekly and family counseling weekly. Parents are also required to attend parenting classes for two hours on Thursday evenings.
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Specialized Therapy
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success In addition to the long-term outcomes listed above, a standard form is to be filled out by multiple people who know or work with the teen (counselor, teacher, house staff, parent(s), the teenager). The evaluation is to be done within the first month of entering Kansas City House of Hope and reflect where the teen was upon entrance into the program. It is filled out again by the same people upon exit from the program. The compilation of the data should give an accurate assessment of their progress in the relevant areas in an unbiased way. Many teens, because of their current circumstances, are suffering from depression. Therefore, every teen is given a Childhood Depression Inventory (CDI) once a month during the duration of counseling services. The ultimate goal is to decrease their CDI score during the course of counseling by working of their individual goals and objectives described above.
Long-Term Success Kansas City House of Hope's mission statement includes two critical elements: to reconcile the family unit and for the teen to become a functioning and contributing member of society. When entering the program, many teens are not communicating with their parents because they are in rebellion. Therefore, if the teen is not functioning within the home, oftentimes they are not functioning within society. Each teen and family has a treatment plan with goals and objectives to outline the counseling treatment. The teen will accomplish and resolve all goals and objectives before terminating counseling. Fall of 2006, Kansas City House of Hope purchased and successfully zoned our residential facilities in Merriam, Kansas. We are zoned to accept sixteen teenage girls on a revolving basis. Kansas City House of Hope seeks to operate at full capacity in order to make the most efficient use of our donated money.
Program Success Monitored By
There are two objective measurement tools given and two subjective tools used with the teens. The two objective tests are as follows:
  1. The score of the Childhood Depression Inventory (CDI). The goal is to lower the score over the course of time. 
  2. The pre and post standardized evaluation 
The two subjective measurement tools are as follows:
  1. Progress of each teen is monitored in weekly staff meetings between the counselor, house staff and teacher. 
  2. Each teen and their counselor develops a treatment plan within a month of entering Kansas City House of Hope with goals and objectives to be achieved or in working order by the time the teen graduates.
Examples of Program Success This is a start-up organization and data is still being collected to show the successful program. Orlando House of Hope boasts a high success rate in reuniting teens with their families, here is one such story: My name is Tasha. I'm 16 years old. It all started with my step dad. He sexually abused me from when I was three until I was 13. I had a lot of hurts and a lot of walls built up over the years. I started fighting with my mom, getting expelled from school and acting as though I didn’t have a single care in the world. My mom decided she was sick of my behavior, and sent me to a non-My mom decided she was sick of my behavior, and sent me to a non- Christian program. I was very rebellious, cursing out the staff until they finally had to let me go. At this point in my life, I was confused, frightened and wanted help - but couldn’t let go of my hurts. My mom found out about House of Hope and brought me here. My life began to change with the help of God and the love of the staff here.
Description Kansas City House of Hope provides a loving, stable family environment where residents are expected to accept responsibility, respect authority and relate effectively to peers and adults. To accomplish these goals, teens receive instruction in living skills and are supervised by a 24-hour house staff. Teens are assigned specific household duties and chores. Responsibility is earned and tested through a 2-week orientation and 4-phase program, which rewards the teens' performances and attitudes.
Category Health Care, General/Other Patient & Family Support
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success Kansas City House of Hope is a long-term treatment program, which includes an orientation and 3-phase program. Each phase has different requirements in the areas of life skills, spiritual enrichment, respect for peers and authority and personal healing and growth. Achievements and improvements can be monitored through a steady progression towards the third and final phase. Because Kansas City House of Hope is working with humans and not robots, "phase freeze" as well as "phase demotion" can and does occur. However, 95% of our teens will successfully graduate and reintegrate into their families and society.
Long-Term Success Ultimately, teens graduating from the House of Hope program will be productive and contributing members of both their family and society. Our parent organization in Orlando, Florida boasts a 95% success rate in reuniting the family unit. Kansas City House of Hope intends to have the same results through our comprehensive residential program. Each teen lives with other teens in treatment along with a trained, 24-hour house parent. This set-up not only models a healthy family environment, but also teaches teens invaluable life skills and respect for authority. The expectations for the teens at House of Hope are high. They attend school year round 32.5 hours a week, counseling, exercise, life skills training and chapel during their stay at House of Hope. The synergy of all these programs in addition to the love they receive from every staff member, literaly transforms their lives on a holistic level.
Program Success Monitored By Each week, our entire staff comes together to discuss the progress of each resident in treatment. There are objective requirements for each phase that each resident must complete. In addition to the objective requirements, leadership and a concerted effort in counseling must be demonstrated. A steady progression towards the third and final phase and finally the teen graduating and entering back into their family life demonstrates the program's success.
Examples of Program Success In the past 12 months, Kansas City House of Hope has served 115 and parents through our residential and outpatient counseling program. Teens’ hearts are being transformed with the knowledge that they are treasured individuals who are unconditionally loved by the staff and their family. Mothers and fathers are learning how to be leaders in their household and model the authoritative love to their teens once again.  Evidence of success can be taken from the following quotes of past residents:

  • “Before coming to HOH my self-esteem was non-existent but now I am confident and happy for who God created me to be.”
  • “I came to HOH angry, depressed and hating so many.  Now I know how to show my emotions appropriately and am making new friends.”

It has been said that one life affects over 100 lives. In that case, in the past 12 months serving over 115 teens and parents, it equals over 11,000 lives touched and multiplies our success for generations.

Description Each student attends an on-site school. The program offers a high school diploma, transferable credits and junior college-level courses. Upon arrival, each student is given a diagnostic test, which determines an appropriate level in each course. An individualized educational program is then designed for each student, allowing them to progress at their own pace. Many students who arrive at House of Hope behind in their grade level are able to quickly make up their grade level.
Category Education, General/Other Guidance & Counseling
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success Success is measured by students progressing forward within their appropriate grade level for each subject.
Long-Term Success Many teens arrive at Kansas City House of Hope with the mindset that they are "failures". Because of their prior delinquency and truancy, many teens arrive behind in their current grade level and feel their is no hope. At Kansas City House of Hope, we believe education is key in rehabilitating the whole person and boosting their self-esteem. Because of this belief, extreme value is placed upon succeeding in school. It is best stated through this statement from an Orlando House of Hope teen: "When I was younger, I was diagnosed with ADHD. All my life I had poor grades. I was failing. At House of Hope, my grades are great! I even got elected to Who’s Who of American High School Students." Bryan, age 17. At House of Hope, every teen excels in their subjects because of the individual attention given by the full-time House of Hope teacher, volunteer tutors and house staff. The goal at Kansas City House of Hope is that each teen leaves House of Hope at or above their grade level.
Program Success Monitored By State of Kansas
Examples of Program Success
Kansas City House of Hope's, Hope Academy, tests each teen when they arrive for education placement.  A majority of the teens when they arrive are behind in their studies, but are able to not only catch up, but get ahead.  Our most recent high school graduate, was able to catch up and not only graduate on time, but was the first in her family, including parents and grandparents, to graduate high school!  
 
Recently, our principal was advised that one of our current residents was asking her teachers for her grade average within an hour or so of taking a test instead of waiting for it to show up in her grade book.  Upon asking the teen why she was doing this, she answered that she had never earned good grades before and after passing a test was so excited and wanted to see her new score.
 
Witnessing the excitement of these teens at their new-found accomplishments, especially being the first in their family history to graduate from high school, one can see their future is changed forever!
CEO Comments Evaluation forms to monitor outcomes measurement often overlap between our counseling and residential programs. We have placed them under the "counseling program"; however, those two programs are very fluid, overlapping and flowing into one another.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Leslie Alford
Term Start Apr 2015
Experience

Leslie Alford is a Kansas City Native with 20+ years in the television news industry and 5 years running a water quality non-profit. 

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Senior Staff
Title Counseling Director
Experience/Biography Mary Beth English, LSCSW, has many years working with families and restoring relationships.  Before coming to HOHKC, she worked at KVC.
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 5
Paid Part-Time Staff 9
Volunteers 70
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 80%
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 Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
Kansas City House of Hope relies upon its collaborations in order to effectively run our facility.   The following agencies currently collaborate with us to provide services to our clients: Harvesters Food Network, Maranatha and Whitefield Academies, K-LOVE Radio, The Culture House, Area Wide Churches, Tabitha House, Higher M-Pact, Hope Center, Christian Youth Theater, and Christian Family Services.
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Award of ExcellenceNational House of Hope2010
Passion Award - Tier 2Servant Christian Community Foundation2007
Passion AwardServant Christian Community Foundation2008
Passion Award WinnerNational Christian Foundation2011
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments Kansas City House of Hope is collaborating at the national level. Kansas City House of Hope is an affiliate of National House of Hope that offers professional guidance and funding opportunities to its members. There is regular email and phone contact as well as a National meeting for all affiliates each year. Presently there are ten Houses of Hope operating on a residential basis, 23 affiliates who are in the process of zoning and licensure and 25 pre-affiliates who are in the process of obtaining their 501 (c) 3 tax-status. As of 2010, there are 70 Houses of Hope nationwide. Kansas City House of Hope is licensed by the State of Kansas as status of a group home.  We currently provide both outpatient counseling and residential services. Kansas City House of Hope has a strategic, six-year plan recently adopted by the Board.
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Larry Daugherty
Company Affiliation Maranatha Acadamy, retired
Term June 2012 to June 2017
Email ldaugh@yahoo.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Steve Campbell Kansas City Board of Trade
Mrs. Martha Comment, LSCSW Community Volunteer
Dr. Larry Daugherty Superintendent, Maranatha Academy
Mr. John Erickson EmeritusCommunity Volunteer
Mr. Paul Gemeinhardt Community Volunteer
Mr. Clarence Harvey Salvation Army and National House of Hope
Mrs. Susan Mayfield Community Volunteer
Mr. Lee Robertson Community Volunteer
Mrs. Marilyn Thomas Kansas City House of Hope
Mr. Steve Willman Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 96%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Capital Campaign
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dr. Martye Barnard KU Medical Center, Chairman of Behavioral Pediatrics
Mr. Jimmy Dodd Executive Director, PASTORSERVE
Mr. Tyrone Flowers Ex-Director, Higher M-Pact
Mrs. Renee Flowers Higher M-Pact
Dr. Grace Ketterman private psychiatry practice
Mrs. Anne Peterson Television Personality
Mr. Matthew Severns Kessinger/Hunter
CEO Comments Kansas City House of Hope is collaborating at the national level. Kansas City House of Hope is an affiliate of National House of Hope that offers professional guidance and funding opportunities to its members. There is regular email and phone contact as well as a National meeting for all affiliates each year. Presently there are seven Houses of Hope operating on a residential basis, 23 affiliates who are in the process of zoning and licensure and 25 pre-affiliates who are in the process of obtaining their 501 (c) 3 tax-status. Kansas City House of Hope is currently licensed by the State of Kansas as status of a group home.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start June 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End May 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $608,930
Projected Expenses $608,930
Audit Documents
2016 Compilation
2016 Audit
2015 Audit
2012 Audit
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 5/31/2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.  
  • Foundation/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
$211,506$256,801$226,205
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
$0$0$0
$142,846$264,227$121,031
Investment Income, Net of Losses$9,795$21,703$28,000
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$113,948$57,040$148,314
Revenue In-Kind$3,816$35,748$0
Other$395$475$30
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$423,435$335,923$222,371
Administration Expense$68,095$50,052$34,050
Fundraising Expense$33,676$30,505$18,910
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.921.531.90
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%81%81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%10%5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$2,030,755$2,025,527$1,822,234
Current Assets$263,069$409,506$530,923
Long-Term Liabilities$28,260$10,966$11,591
Current Liabilities$34,614$586$4,322
Total Net Assets$1,967,881$2,013,975$1,806,321
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities7.60698.82122.84
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets1%1%1%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $70,000Individual Donor $50,000 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $20,000Individual Donor $12,500 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountDickinson Family Foundation $10,000Individual Donor $10,000 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments House of Hope Kansas City is seeing a greater need for our services as our society becomes more and more intrigued by new technology.  Teens struggle more now than ever with self esteem, self worth and feeling loved.  House of Hope Kansas City works with parents and their teens to help them get reconnected in a healthy manner so their relationship is strong.
Organization Name Kansas City House of Hope
Address P.O. Box 4073
Overland Park, KS 66204
Primary Phone (913) 262-8885
Contact Email info@houseofhopekc.net
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Leslie Alford
Board Chair Dr. Larry Daugherty
Board Chair Company Affiliation Maranatha Acadamy, retired
Year of Incorporation 2004
Former Names
Freedom House Ministries, dba Kansas City House of Hope