Beulah Heights First Pentecostal Church (Social Integration Program)
782 Orchard St
New Haven CT 06511
Contact Information
Address 782 Orchard St
New Haven, CT 06511-
Telephone (203) 361-2448 x
Fax 475-238-8271
E-mail rspears@beulahheightschurch.org
Mission

The mission of the Beulah Heights Social Integration Program is to empower individuals toward self-directed healthy lifestyles by creating a culture that promotes personal growth, wellness, professional development, and community building as they transition into greater New Haven after incarceration.

The Beulah Heights Social Integration Program seeks to do this by providing:

Trauma informed clinical services, case management, access to online educational resources, financial resources for legal documents (State ID, Birth Certificate, and Social Security Card), life coaches, and personal growth retreats.

Linkages and referrals to other service providers including, vocational, educational, spiritual, employment, entrepreneurial, wellness, and family services.

At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 2003
Former Names
Beulah Heights First Pentecostal Chuch
Organization's type of tax exempt status Exempt-Other
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Bishop Theodore L. Brooks Sr
Board Chair Bishop Theodore L. Brooks sr
Board Chair Company Affiliation Beulah Heights church
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission

The mission of the Beulah Heights Social Integration Program is to empower individuals toward self-directed healthy lifestyles by creating a culture that promotes personal growth, wellness, professional development, and community building as they transition into greater New Haven after incarceration.

The Beulah Heights Social Integration Program seeks to do this by providing:

Trauma informed clinical services, case management, access to online educational resources, financial resources for legal documents (State ID, Birth Certificate, and Social Security Card), life coaches, and personal growth retreats.

Linkages and referrals to other service providers including, vocational, educational, spiritual, employment, entrepreneurial, wellness, and family services.

Background
Beulah Heights First Pentecostal Church under the leadership of Elder Walter Andrews had its humble beginning on Popular Street in 1924. Elder Lambert Tolbert became the pastor in 1948 and served until his death in 1948. Elder George H. Brooks came to New Haven in 1950 from Ansonia to serve as the new pastor of Beulah Heights Church. Under the leadership of then Elder George H. Brooks the church moved from Admiral Street to the land they purchased at 782 Orchard Street and in 1965 a 'new' Beulah Heights Church was built and dedicated. In 1987 Elder Theodore L. Brooks,Sr. succeed as the pastor and under his leadership in 1989 the church experienced many renovations and expansion based on the growing congregation and the needs of the community. The church established many outreach ministries in prisons, elderly housing, substance abuse centers and shelters, now all under one umbrella the Beulah Heights Social Integration Program. 
Impact
The top four accomplishments of the church under the leadership of Bishop Theodore L. Brooks, Sr. have been:
  • The building of the church consisting of fourteen classrooms, a library and offices;
  • The redevelopment of the block the church currently sits on from a crime ridden drug infested area to a block of 15 affordable housing units for low to moderate income families seeking home ownership;
  • The development of a senior citizen complex that sits on the corner of Orchard and Munson St. and;
  • The establishment of the Beulah Land Development Corporation, the Beulah Heights Social Integration Program and the Garment of Praise Book Store.
The top four current goals are:
  • To continuance to supply affordable housing on Orchard Street for the first time home buyer thereby redeveloping the neighborhood where homeowners take pride in their neighborhood and making it a safe place for children and residence;
  • Building a 23-25 unit supportive housing unit that will support the work of the  Beulah Heights Social Integration Program;
  • Making more affordable housing and or rentals available for mixed use and;
  • Developing an endowment fund that will serve to sustain the church and its programs.
The Beulah Heights Social Integration Program started out with only the Morning Manna which is the soup kitchen. We have since added the Winter Cafe that serves as a drop in center offering educational, spiritual, supportive and spiritual services for those individuals and families at risk. The Summer Academy offers support, training and educational activities on a short term basis for 16 weeks beginning in May. We have had a Memorial Day Community event for the population that we service as well as a "Night of Sharing" for the homeless during the Christmas holiday. This year we have embarked on a partnership with the Wexler-Grant School and the James Hillhouse High School working with at risk students who are truant, low academic achievers and have low self-esteem. We hope to bridge the educational gap with inner city children by pairing them with excelling students at James Hillhouse High School. To establish a Summer Science Camp giving children a safe and educational environment for the summer learning, with high school students serving as mentors while also providing employment opportunities for youth. 
Needs
To be able to emphasize the mission statement by reaching out to the under served within the Greater New Haven Community. Being able to meet the $82,860 budget of the Beulah Heights Social Integration Program so full time staff could increase direct services and continue programming for the targeted population. The need for more volunteers to serve as van drivers on Saturday, hiring a part time bilingual case manager, a  part time program director to work on building the curriculum, program and to expanded services on during the week. To be able to provide employment opportunities, mentoring training, reward for academic excellence, provide educational trips and services that inner city students would not normally have enjoy. 
CEO Statement
As the Program Director, I carry the vision and mission of the BHSIP in providing quality services, resources, support and education to the under served in the Greater New Haven area. Our program is distinctive and unique because we are the only faith based program offering services during high risk days and times, over the weekend when most social service providers are closed. We provide a nutritious breakfast and lunch on Saturday and a hot breakfast on Sunday.  Once inside the doors of Beulah you feel the motto of the church "A church that cares about you, you and especially you"!  You are able to get clothing, personal hygiene items, bus passes and bus tokens in your search to find employment, social services support, guidance and  assistance all made available on Saturday between 7:45 am and 1:00p.m. I am proud to lead an organization where HOPE is found and grown."
Board Chair Statement We believe in the programs mission and vision as it turns the corner to meet the needs of those BHSIP serves. We look forward to the planning and guidance of the program as it develop capacity and grows to service those most in need.  Board of Directors
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / Homeless Services/Centers
Secondary Organization Category Education / Student Services
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
Areas Served
New Haven
Hamden
West Haven
East Haven
The Beulah Heights Church and the Beulah Heights Social Integration Program serves the Greater New Haven community. Some of our clients live in Hamden and West Haven. Many of our clients are from the Dixwell, Newhallville, Fair Haven and Hill sections of the New Haven.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
(BHSIP) Beulah Heights Social Integration Program.
A Place Where HOPE is Grown. 
Programs
Description
The Social Integration Program originated from The Morning Manna where we wanted to minister to the "unchurched" in the community. A place where people from the community could come to church and get some spiritual encouragement and inspiration. The  Morning Manna is now the "soup kitchen" component of the Beulah Heights Social Integration Program and serves meals during the operational hours of the Winter Cafe and Summer Academy, as an incentive for doing "the work".
Population Served Homeless / Offenders/Ex-Offenders / Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
By the end of the health seminars offered through Community Health Network during the winter recess, and spring recess of the 2012-2013 school year 85% of the participants will change their eating habits that will reduce obesity and produce healthier and happier individuals.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
The program will track the number of individuals receiving suppport during the year and offer nutrition classes through Community Health Network in partnership with WIC. That 70% of the clients involved in the program will develop healthier life styles and make better and healthier food choices.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
The case manager checks in with the participants on a regular basis. 
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
Those who have benefited from the program have made healthier choices through label reading and reducing sodium intake that affected their health.
Description
The Winter Cafe  operates under the umbrella of the Beulah Heights Social Integration Program. The Winter Cafe runs from October through April each Saturday from 7:00-12:30p.m. The clients are offered breakfast and lunch, through the Morning Manna Soup Kitchen, along with educational training, support groups, supportive service and referrals. The curriculum that is offered each session is client oriented. The client goes through an orientation and intake process. The classes are offered from 8:00 to 12:00. Classes include: Computer Lab, Employment Readiness, Drug Education and Harm Reduction , Life Skills, Anger Management, Stress Management, Mentoring Training, You and Your Skills, and Celebrating Your Strengths.
Population Served Homeless / Offenders/Ex-Offenders / At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
By working with our partners 75% of the clients will be move from shelter living, to supportive housing, to room or efficiency or permanent housing, 85% of the individuals will have had financial education classes that will help them budget their finances.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
That 85% of the clients that go through the program will gain the skills necessary to be a productive individual in society. That 65% of the target population will find part-time and full time employment. That 75% of the individuals or families at risk will find supportive or permanent housing. Beulah Heights Social Integration Program will build and provide supportive housing for those having difficulty finding housing.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Case management. The case manager will meet with the clients by appointments to assess and evaluate the success the client is making toward the goals that they have set for themselves.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
The clients that have been successful are listed on our website as success stories and the others are listed in reporting that is done. 85% of the clients that are successful keep in touch with BHSIP. Many of them are still engaged in programming with us and use us as a support group,becasue of our faith base approach.
Description
The Summer Academy is a non-traditional faith base program offered to ex-offenders who are being released from prison and need the support and resources to integrate back into society. The Program runs from May to July from 7:30 until 11:30 a.m. with breakfast and lunch being served. The ex-offender develops an action plan that will help the client look at their talents, skills, goals and objectives. The client will explore more field assignments that will help them apply skills and in class training to real life situations. 
Population Served Offenders/Ex-Offenders / Homeless / Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
By the end of the 16 week classes: 75%  of  the target population will exhibit changed behavior that minimizes at risk behavior in the community. 70% of the target population will not re-offend or get new charges that will result in re-incarceration. The clients will find support in the faith- base community that will sustain and offer help in coping with triggers and negative behaviors that causes relapses.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
By the end of the 16 week summer sessions 85% of the clients that complete the sessions will have a positive outlook on their life, 70% will have developed a support system that will help them in integrating back into society and the community, 75% will understand that the church community is a source of support for the offender during high risk days and times
Program Comments
CEO Comments
Finding volunteers and new board members that have a commitment to the target population that we service. Gathering donors that are willing to make a difference in the lives of at risk youth and adults who are actively engaged in change and want a second chance.
CEO/Executive Director
Bishop Theodore L. Brooks Sr
Term Start July 2017
Email beulahheights.church@snet.net
Experience
Bishop Brooks has more than 30 years of experience in management. He currently serves at the 2nd President in the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World and oversee the budget and auxiliaries of the national church.  He serves as the Bishop for the Connecticut District Council for the PAW where he oversees churches in Connecticut and Rhode Island. He has been the  CEO of the Beulah Land Development Corporation for over 18 years building affordable housing for the first time home buyer. He sits at the head of the Beulah Heights Social Integration Program that is an outreach into the community for the chronically homeless, ex-offenders, at risk youth and those chemically dependent. Bishop Brooks has more than 30 years of community leadership that made a difference in the neighborhoods in New Haven. 
Co-CEO
Mr Richard T. Spears
Term Start July 2017
Email onespears@yahoo.com
Experience

Richard T. Spears MS, MA Psy is, an advocate with experience in health and human services;clinical psychology counseling profession, his knowledge is extensive and in depth, which represents his commitment to the helping profession. He has 20 years of experience and is currently a Clinical Consultant in New Haven/ Hartford CT, Adjunct Professor for Springfield College School of Professional Continuing Studies, Post University, and served New Haven as Alderman. He started serving as the Director for BHSIS  as of 2017 and  has seen the challenges  rewards, and success of clients and the reunification with their families. Our partnership within the community has allowed us to continue to be a program that stands in the gap for the continuum of services for the City of  New Haven. The growth BHSIP has had over the years has created  possibilities to move the program to new heights. The commitment and dedication of the staff  has helped to make BHSIP unique, through their support to be one of the leading faith based programs in the City of New Haven. Building on the  array staff  expertise will afford BHSIP the opportunity to expand services  to meet holistic needs of those it serves. We are looking toward next 5 years of growth and developing the BHSIP Family Re-Entry Center, as we serve. the community and  "move forward".

 

Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 4
Number of Volunteers 3
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 90%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Facilitator
Experience/Biography Ms. Dancy has 20 years of experience working in the field of Human Services and currently teach at Naugatuck Valley Commuity College.
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Bi-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
Non Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Collaborations
Our collaborative partners are Yale New Haven Hospital, Care of Yale, First Niagara Bank, Helping Hands, Community Health Network, Connecticut Dept. Of Corrections, New Haven Office of Parole, Stop & Shop, Connecticut Food Bank, Shop Rite of Hamden, NETTS of Bridgeport, Shubert Theater,Emergency Shelter Management Services, Columbus House
 
 
Comments
CEO Comments
The challenges for the organization is having a continuous funding to meet the growing demands of our mission.  To establish a donor list and plan fund raising events that do not conflict with the rules and regulations of the church being a faith based organization.  Trying to reach out the the funders who support  the targeted population and our mission becomes a challenge. Our targeted population are ex-offenders, chemically dependent individuals that are homeless and at risk youth from our adopted schools, who without our intervention & preventive measures will be our adult population in a few years. We have seen 15 people become productive members of society in the short 4 years the program has been in existence. They have come back to share with those who are currently in the program. Some come to the Morning Manna, because they get the week off on a positive note.  The challenge is always developing an endowment fund to keep the program moving in a positive direction. We would like to develop some supportive housing units and a sober house for both men and run away children.
Board Chair
Bishop Theodore L. Brooks sr
Company Affiliation Beulah Heights church
Term July 2017 to June 2019
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Mr. Charles Blango Community Member
Mr. Charles Blango Community Volunteer
Ms. Roberta Hoskie Outreach Property Managment
Mr. Ron Johnson Community Member
Mrs. Beverley Vaughn AT&T
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 2
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 75%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 50%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
CEO Comments
The Board of Directors of the Beulah Heights Social Integration Program is a separate entity from the Beulah Heights Church. The Board of Directors is a cross section of the community and a reflection of  the population that the Beulah Heights Social Integration Program serve. The Board of Directors have the challenge of developing strategies that further exposes the program to the community. The Board will be under going Board Development in 2017 to get a better understanding of how the board can be more inclusive and effective in the mission and vision of the program. 
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30 2018
Projected Revenue $15,000.00
Projected Expenses $15,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$4,000$19,000--
Administration Expense--$2,000--
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.00--
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%90%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue--0%--
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets------
Current Assets------
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets------
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Yale-New Haven Hospital $7,000--
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --NewAlliance Foundation $6,000--
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- ----
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Comments
CEO Comments
We are exempt from filing a 990 because we are a church and churches are exempt from filing a 990.

The BHSIS program has been providing services and supports to this population for the for over last 10yrs. The BHSIP services has undergone significant changes due to staffing and funding  issues that lead to delay in expanding  program  services for 2015 -2016. During the last two years, there were great expectations and some unfortunate disappointments as it related to missed funding opportunities. However, the families engaged in services were able to beat the odds of returning to incarceration. Most of the recent data collected during this period show continuous encouragement and room for improvement. During our last funding cycle, many families were able to locate housing and employment through the supports of our agency partners, like Believe In Me, Faith and Power Deliverance Corp and some fair market rent landlords. At least 24 individuals were seeking employment, and at least 19 found employment

The BHSIP program over the last two years funding restraints has limited its ability to completely carry out its mission. However, with limited funding and support staff and volunteers the program continues to provide services. Services are based on funding and support from individuals in the church and local college students. BHSIP continues to seek funding and expand its capacity to better serve New Haven’s most vulnerable populations. Our services continue to provide support for the homeless, re-entry, women and children and individuals seeks supports and guidance to overcome life challenges.
Foundation Staff Comments
The above financial data is specific to the Social Integration Program not the church as a whole with the exception of the audited financial statements which belong to the church.

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.  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 782 Orchard St
New Haven, CT 06511
Primary Phone 203 361-2448
CEO/Executive Director Bishop Theodore L. Brooks Sr
Board Chair Bishop Theodore L. Brooks sr
Board Chair Company Affiliation Beulah Heights church

 

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