Greater New Haven Help Alliance
95 Hamilton St.
New Haven CT 06511
Contact Information
Address 95 Hamilton St.
New Haven, CT 06511-
Telephone (203) 466-8990 x
Fax 203-773-9033
E-mail info@helpnewhaven.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
The Mission of Greater
New Haven Help Alliance is to form genuine alliances of both faith-based and
otherwise secular people and organizations who desire to work together toward
enhancing the lives of New Haven youth. We offer three basic programs:
1. Gang of Dads is a mentoring program serving young men (ages 12-17) through both group and one-on-one mentoring. Mentees are boys who lack sufficient positive adult male influences in their lives. Prospective mentors and mentees are encouraged to participate in at least two of our monthly group meetings before a match is made. The program elements of The Gang of Dads are F-Fun, A-Academic Success, C-Community Service, E-Employment/Entrepreneurial Skills, and S-Skills for Life (FACES).
2. GNHHA has offered a 4 week Summer program for New Haven students of High School age for over 10 years. The students meet each weekday morning for team building and leadership development. In the afternoons, they are brought to work sites throughout the city. They are paid $200 per week as a stipend. NOTE: After 10 consecutive years of running this program, we are taking a one year hiatus during the Summer of 2017. Personnel changes and budget uncertainties have caused us to take a step back and begin planning for 2018.
3. Our third program is an Adopt-a-School program, now in its fifth year at the Lincoln Bassett School. We supply tutors and in in-school mentors.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 2008
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Todd Foster
Board Chair Todd Foster
Board Chair Company Affiliation Church on the Rock
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $25,000.00
Projected Expenses $25,000.00
Statements
Mission The Mission of Greater
New Haven Help Alliance is to form genuine alliances of both faith-based and
otherwise secular people and organizations who desire to work together toward
enhancing the lives of New Haven youth. We offer three basic programs:
1. Gang of Dads is a mentoring program serving young men (ages 12-17) through both group and one-on-one mentoring. Mentees are boys who lack sufficient positive adult male influences in their lives. Prospective mentors and mentees are encouraged to participate in at least two of our monthly group meetings before a match is made. The program elements of The Gang of Dads are F-Fun, A-Academic Success, C-Community Service, E-Employment/Entrepreneurial Skills, and S-Skills for Life (FACES).
2. GNHHA has offered a 4 week Summer program for New Haven students of High School age for over 10 years. The students meet each weekday morning for team building and leadership development. In the afternoons, they are brought to work sites throughout the city. They are paid $200 per week as a stipend. NOTE: After 10 consecutive years of running this program, we are taking a one year hiatus during the Summer of 2017. Personnel changes and budget uncertainties have caused us to take a step back and begin planning for 2018.
3. Our third program is an Adopt-a-School program, now in its fifth year at the Lincoln Bassett School. We supply tutors and in in-school mentors.
Background Our original mission included the opening of a Youth Center to be located at 95 Hamilton Street.  As a result of a variety of obstacles that stood in our way, we have been wonderfully forced to take our efforts beyond the walls of our intended site; hence the formation of our collaborations with the adopt-a-school program, Gang of Dads, and the Summer Youth Initiative.
Impact 2016 accomplishments

1. Hired part-time administrator to serve the Gang of Dads program.
2. Started our fifth year of serving the Lincoln Bassett School through the adopt-a-school program.
3. Completed our tenth year of our Summer Youth Initiative
4. Provided 4 hours of anger management training to our Gang of Dads mentees.

2017 Goals
1. Add 7 new mentors and match with mentees.
2. Implement Junior Achievement curriculum and start a business for mentees to run.
3. Implement mentorcore program management software.
4. Train and certify mentees in first aid/cpr.

Needs Ongoing needs: Volunteer tutors and mentors.

Financial: While our Summer Youth initiative will take a one year hiatus in 2017, ongoing expenses for the Gang of Dads amounts to $9,000 per year, including a part time administrator.




CEO Statement Churches have largely been a sleeping giant in the realm of collaborative social services.  We are delighted to see the interaction of area churches and secular organizations to raise up volunteers in areas of non-religious needs of young people. In that regard, the work that we do is groundbreaking and quite promising. 
Board Chair Statement As founder and President of the Help Alliance, it has been a joy to see ideas, resources, and energy applied toward the societal wounds we endeavor to address. It has become quite clear that people want to help, and given sensible opportunities will roll up their sleeves to do so. The Greater New Haven Help Alliance is a viable, effective organization steadily gaining in both momentum and impact. 

Our greatest challenge right now is to keep the momentum going and to expand our base of volunteers. We find ourselves moving slowly but surely toward our goal. The more we tell the story, the more partners we find who are willing and eager to join the cause.

As is the case in so many urban settings, young people in New Haven are literally perishing for lack of a holistic support for their development. Regarding the assistance that is coming both to us and ultimately through us, we emphatically declare, "Help is on the way!" 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Youth Development / Adult, Child Matching Programs
Secondary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building / Alliances & Advocacy
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Children's and Youth Services
Areas Served
East Haven
Hamden
New Haven
North Haven
West Haven
National
International
We primarily serve the city of New Haven but have impacted lives in the Greater New Haven region. 
Programs
Description
In partnership with the Lincoln Bassett school and several area churches, we established a non-religious program to provide tutors, mentors and general classroom assistance. We are about to embark on our second year coordinated, collaborated of volunteerism at the school.
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) / K-12 (5-19 years) / Minorities
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Description In collaboration with the New Haven Family Alliance policies and curriculum has been developed and deployed to our first batch of male mentors for youth, ages 8-18. We have the first nine matches of mentors and mentees in place and we're about to train another group of about 20 men.  Mentoring tales the form of monthly mentor/mentee group meetings as well as one-on-one mentoring between meetings. The mentors receive ongoing training and feedback.  We are already starting to see notably improved school performance for some of the young men.  A similar program for young ladies is being actively considered.
Population Served / /
Description In this collaboration with the city's Youth at Work Program and several local for profit and not for profit businesses, for 4 weeks out of the Summer we bring in High School age young people for leadership and life skills development in the mornings (M-F) and then bring them to worksites for afternoon work assignments. They are paid a stipend each week.  With the training provided in the mornings, we offer much more than a Summer job!
Population Served / /
Program Comments
CEO Comments Having to redirect our efforts from an intended Youth Center to off-premise efforts has proven to be a wonderful challenge. We are finding new volunteers, collaborators and creative means for New Haven focused Youth Development. We look forward to advancements in the existing endeavors and exploring some wonderful new potential avenues of service that are currently under consideration. 
CEO/Executive Director
Todd Foster
Term Start May 2013
Email todd.foster@rocknewhaven.org
Experience 40 years management experience, 15 of which was in the private sector and the last 25 as pastor of Church on the Rock New Haven 
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 50
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
Collaborations
-Lincoln Bassset School.
-New Haven Family Alliance
-Church on the Rock for funding and volunteers
- Local Businesses as worksites for our Summer Youth Program 
- Local churches as pool for volunteers in adopt-a-school program, and Gang of Dads mentoring program.
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Person of the Year awarded to Todd Foster for work with Youth.WYBC Radio Station2016
Board Chair
Todd Foster
Company Affiliation Church on the Rock
Term May 2013 to May 2018
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Abe Colon Board Member
Dr. Charles Dike Board Member
Kia Levey New Haven MOMS- Yale University School of Medicine
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 5
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 25%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Risk Management Provisions
Directors and Officers Policy
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2015
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2015
Projected Revenue $25,000.00
Projected Expenses $25,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
Documents
Form 990s
Form 9902013
Form 9902012
Form 9902011
Form 9902010
IRS Letter of Exemption
Determination Letter
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$227,312$206,406$88,075
Administration Expense$4,124$4,927$4,526
Fundraising Expense$13,226$11,868--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.991.110.71
Program Expense/Total Expenses93%92%95%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue61%38%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$210,988$213,981$184,533
Current Assets$31,074$34,066$4,618
Long-Term Liabilities$80,554$80,553$97,329
Current Liabilities$1,688$2,395--
Total Net Assets$128,746$131,033$87,204
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities18.4114.22--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets38%38%53%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments The reduction in projected income for the year 2015 is a reflection of the closing of a daycare center that had been operating under the Help Alliance
Foundation Staff Comments
This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address 95 Hamilton St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Primary Phone 203 466-8990
Contact Email info@helpnewhaven.org
CEO/Executive Director Todd Foster
Board Chair Todd Foster
Board Chair Company Affiliation Church on the Rock

 

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