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) 787-3393 x
Fax 203-865-4985
E-mail bhsip@beulahheightschurch.org
Web and Social Media
Mission

Beulah Heights Social Integration Program (BHSIP) is a faith based non-traditional program that operates under the auspice of the Beulah Heights Church. BHSIP provides a diverse and creative approach to providing supportive services, wrap around services, resources and spiritual guidance to the homeless, ex-offender, those in recovery and clients returning from incarceration through a holistic  and evidence base approach. Our goal is to meet basic human needs, provide crisis intervention, drug & alcohol counseling and emotional support.

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 1931
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 Rev. Darrell L. Brooks
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

Beulah Heights Social Integration Program (BHSIP) is a faith based non-traditional program that operates under the auspice of the Beulah Heights Church. BHSIP provides a diverse and creative approach to providing supportive services, wrap around services, resources and spiritual guidance to the homeless, ex-offender, those in recovery and clients returning from incarceration through a holistic  and evidence base approach. Our goal is to meet basic human needs, provide crisis intervention, drug & alcohol counseling and emotional support.

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 with a focused on affordable housing for the first time home buyer, senior citizens, summer youth enrichment program, health and mental health program,homeless and incarceration. Beulah Heights Church continues to be a leading force in the city and the Dixwell Community through the leadership of Bishop Theodore and Lady L. Janice Brooks. Providing a holistic and spiritual approach to  meeting the needs of the people. Providing affordable housing is still a leading drive of the church and Bishop Brooks. Believing in a second chance for the ex-offender is still paramount philosophy of the church in performing its outreach ministry.
Impact
The top four accomplishments of the church under the leadership of Bishop Theodore L. Brooks, Sr. have been:
  • The expansion of the sanctuary that now can accommodate 500 people
  • The remodeling of the fellowship hall 
  • The organizing of a senior ministry that meets the needs of our senior citizen population and seniors in the community.
  • The organizing of a health ministry that speaks to the needs of the health disparities that exist among the membership and minorities.
  • The need to expand the Beulah Heights Social Integration Program from weekend to 2 additional days during the week to provide services to those on parole ans seeking to reintegrate back into society.
  • The need to reduce the crime rate in Greater New Haven and enhance public safety by the implementation of from Prison to Promise
  • To raise awareness of the barriers that homeless and ex-offenders deal with on a daily basis after incarceration when coming back to society
  • To get donors involved in not only giving their contribution but offer their talent and time to sow into an offenders or homeless person's life.  
  • 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
Our needs statement is to be able to continue to build the capacity of Beulah Heights Social Integration Program
To be able to expand and extend the services of BHSIP from Saturday and Sunday to Thursday and Friday which are also high risk days and times for offenders and homeless
To be able to have full time staff that can be accessible during the week as well as the weekend to provide supportive and wrap around service and spiritual guidance
 To be able to provide rooms and dormitory style rooms for the homeless or ex -offender returning from prison who have jobs through a partnership with Beulah Land Development Corporation with a cost of $300,000 that will place 10 to 15 people with s supportive on site center.
 
CEO Statement
As the Executive Director, 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 innovative creative 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.  I want each and every individual that comes through the doors of Beulah to experience the LOVE CARE and CONCERN that we have for mankind .Beulah Heights Social Integration Program a place 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.  Bishop Theodore L. Brooks,Sr
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / Homeless Services/Centers
Secondary Organization Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition / Soup Kitchens
Tertiary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Housing Support
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, however 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 found and GROWN
A place of opportunity and a second chance 
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 7:00-12:30 p.m.  The Winter Cafe serves as a warming center , a soup kitchen and a supportive services program. 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, Financial Education Case management and individualize or group counseling.
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 they have set for themselves.
The Employment Specialist will work with the Case  Manager and client to find gainful employment that the client can be successful in. 
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,because of our faith base approach.
Description BHSIP will in collaboration with the Dept. of Correction and the New Haven Police Dept. to reduce crime and enhance public safety by implementing a seamless system of services for offenders from 90 days of their release through their transition, community reintegration and aftercare in the community.Without education ,training and work experience offenders cant compete for today's jobs. The team will include an LCSW for individualized and group counseling, a Case Manager who will be support and help plan and assesses the offenders risk , needs and strengths, recommend specific, measurable goals to reduce risk,address needs and build upon strengths to sustain accountability.
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.
To get the client to commit to planning the goals they would like to achieve
To work with the staff in achieving those goals
To get a full or part time job 
To recognize and take responsibility for their offense behavior
To establish a positive support system  
 
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. Our vision is that every offender and homeless individual will be prepared to be a successful parolee or individual. We then will reduce the return of parolees and ex-offenders to prison and we will reduce crime. To have an on-going support in the community. An offenders peer group is the #1 leading factor as to whether or not the individual will re-offend. 
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
The program will be monitored by the Program Director who will meet with the staff to see that benchmarks are being met
To review the month report of the Case Manager and Employment Specialist in term of the individualize reentry plan
To have the  client take responsibility for his/her own success  
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
The client will not re-offend with a new charge
The client will fulfill his obligation to the intake stipulations that has him/her in the program
The client will  find gainful employment based on his/her skills level
The client will find temporary, supportive and permanent and decent housing, 
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 those seeking a second chance and given opportunity to become a positive and productive adult in society.
CEO/Executive Director
Rev. Darrell L. Brooks
Term Start Nov 2019
Email bhsip@beulahheightschurch.org
Experience
Elder Darrell Brooks has been involved in the community for over 20 years working within the political and religious sector in the Dixwell Community and greater New Haven community.
He is committed to not only building building but building lives of those who society has considered the outcast . Elder Darrell Brooks has and is bringing new direction, fresh and innovative ideas to the Beulah Heights Social Integration Program. He has initiated new partnership and brought on new board members that will help to steer BHSIP during our new ventures. He is the Co-Pastor of the Beulah Heights Church and COO of the Beulah Land Development Corporation.  His leadership style is unique and dynamic because of his concern for the clients we service and people in general. 
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 3
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Executive Director
Experience/Biography
Leadership at the Beulah Land Development Corporation 
Asst. Pastor of the Beulah Heights Church 
Title Director of Administration
Experience/Biography
5 years of experience as Executive Director of Non-profit
6 years of pastoral Experience 
Title Program Director
Experience/Biography 20 years of experience as a manager in non-profit sector
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 New Alliance, City of New Haven, Police Dept. City of New Haven, Stop and Shop, Panera Breads, Walmart
Hill health Center, Community Health Network, Dixwell Management Team, Department of Corrections, Emergency Management Shelter, Columbus House,
The New Haven Public Library, Citizen's Bank, TD Bank, Bank of America, Key Bank Foundation, Beulah Heights Church
 
 
Comments
CEO Comments
The challenges for the organization is having developing a continuous funding source of donors to meet the demands of our mission. To establish a grant source of funders whose targeted population include providing funding to organizations that assist ex-offenders, chemically dependent individuals that are homeless and at risk of being homeless, through intervention & preventive measures and evidence based programming.. 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 Sunday Manna Service to get  to  spiritual guidance and support to meet the challenges for the coming week. Beulah Heights Social Integration Program would like to develop an endowment fund to keep the program moving in a positive direction. Our future plan is to develop supportive housing units and a sober house for both men and women with our Beulah Land development Corporation partner.
Board Chair
Bishop Theodore L. Brooks Sr.
Company Affiliation Beulah Heights Church
Term Jan 2020 to Dec 2022
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Mr. Charles BlangoCommunity Member
Rev. Harold BrooksCity of New haven
Dr. Janette JohnsonRetire School Pyschologist
Mr. Robert McLeanRetired Police Officer
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 1
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 75%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 50%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
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 2020 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 2019
Fiscal Year End June 30 2020
Projected Revenue $70,450.00
Projected Expenses $70,450.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
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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 -- ----
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Dates July 2020 to July 2021
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 BHSIP program has been providing services and supports to this population 13 yrs. The BHSIP went through internal changes due to staffing and funding  issues that lead to delay in expanding  program services for 2015 -2018. 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 a few donations. 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 men who seeks supports and guidance to overcome life challenges.
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. Some financial information from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved has been inputted by Foundation staff. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. A more complete picture of the organization’s finances can be obtained by viewing the attached 990s and audited financials. 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 203 787-3393
CEO/Executive Director Rev. Darrell L. Brooks
Board Chair Bishop Theodore L. Brooks Sr.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Beulah Heights Church

 

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