Richmond Friends of the Homeless, Ltd.
4600 Jaydee Drive
Moseley VA 23120
Mission Statement
Richmond Friends of the Homeless was founded to strengthen and enrich the lives of the disadvantaged and homeless in our community.
 
Our mission is served by providing a nutrtitious lunch seven days a week in Richmond's most impoverished neighborhoods:  Blackwell/Bainbridge/Hillside and Jackson Ward/Gilpin Court/Mosby Court are encompassed. This includes a hearty bagged lunch on Saturdays and Sundays in south Richmond.  Breakfast and a Book is available for the children we see each day. Our goal is the alleviation of hunger in our community, as well as providing numerous much needed services to those living in poverty.  This includes blankets, clothing, warm winter items, personal hygiene kits, and food baskets.  Counseling, referral services, and regularly scheduled 'health fairs" are offered.  Special children's services include making available school supplies, book bags, funds for field trips, gym suits and graduation clothing as needed.  We provide all of our services with the time and talents of a tremendous volunteer base which includes schools, churches and congregations of all denominations, civic groups, businesses and individuals who want to make a difference in their community.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Shawnee Hansen
Board Chair Mrs. Birdie Lighthiser
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Contact Information
Address 4600 Jaydee Drive
Moseley, VA 23120
Telephone 804 608-0971
Fax 804 743-9089
E-mail shawneey@aol.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1991
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
 
 
Projected Revenue $1,662,300.00
Projected Expenses $1,662,300.00
Statements
Mission
Richmond Friends of the Homeless was founded to strengthen and enrich the lives of the disadvantaged and homeless in our community.
 
Our mission is served by providing a nutrtitious lunch seven days a week in Richmond's most impoverished neighborhoods:  Blackwell/Bainbridge/Hillside and Jackson Ward/Gilpin Court/Mosby Court are encompassed. This includes a hearty bagged lunch on Saturdays and Sundays in south Richmond.  Breakfast and a Book is available for the children we see each day. Our goal is the alleviation of hunger in our community, as well as providing numerous much needed services to those living in poverty.  This includes blankets, clothing, warm winter items, personal hygiene kits, and food baskets.  Counseling, referral services, and regularly scheduled 'health fairs" are offered.  Special children's services include making available school supplies, book bags, funds for field trips, gym suits and graduation clothing as needed.  We provide all of our services with the time and talents of a tremendous volunteer base which includes schools, churches and congregations of all denominations, civic groups, businesses and individuals who want to make a difference in their community.
Impact
In 2014 we:
  • Provided 3,300 meals each week to those who were hungry in our community.
  • Distributed record numbers of blankets, clothing and personal hygiene items.
  • Provided a Breakfast and a Book program for children living in poverty.
  • Distributed 85,000 pounds of food through our food baskets to families in crisis.
 
Goals for 2015 include:
  •  The continuation of meals through three program sites seven days a week.
  • Having blankets, clothing and personal hygiene items available as needed.
  • Continuing to respond to the needs of the children we see through our Breakfast and a Book and Children's Services programs.
  • Distribute 86,000 pounds of food through food baskets.
Needs
Financial concerns are always our #1 pressing need.  This is a special challenge in difficult economic climates.  All other needs stem from this. 
Background
Richmond Friends of the Homeless was begun in 1986 after our founder witnessed a young child eating from a trash can off Jefferson Davis Hwy.  Our first program site was opened in south Richmond and provided a nutritious hot lunch every Monday through Friday.  In 2002, we opened our second site in Jackson Ward/Gilpin Court where lunch is provided Monday through Friday.  In 2008, we opened a third site to provide a Saturday and Sunday meal in south Richmond.  Breakfast and a Book began in 2009, providing a child friendly breakfast and age appropriate book for each child who comes in to lunch....so they will have something to take home with them for the next morning.  We have earned the trust and respect of those we serve and of the greater Richmond community.  We continue to partner with over 95 local churches, synagogues, businesses, civic groups and schools who are a vital part of our efforts.  We are proud to provide an environment where people who want to make a difference in their community can come and directly impact the lives of those less fortunate around us.
CEO Statement
Welcome to Richmond Friends of the Homeless.  For thirty years we have been providing services to those most in need in our community.  The main thrust of our work is providing our city-wide famous lunch to those who are hungry.  Each day we see homeless veterans, the jobless, the mentally ill, forgotten seniors struggling to make it on Social Security, those battling addictions - men, women and CHILDREN of all ages who are living in poverty come to us for assistance.  It is our great pleasure to provide this lunch with volunteer efforts from men and women from all walks of life who want to make our community a better place for all of us. Thank you for your interest in our work!
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Metro Richmond
Richmond, City
We primarily serve the Blackwell/Bainbridge and Hillside Court areas of south Richmond...and the Jackson Ward/Gilpin Court/Mosby Court neighborhoods of in-town Richmond, VA.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Birdie Lighthiser
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Feb 2017 to Feb 2018
Email scespta@aol.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Candy Cecil Century Construction
Mr. Rich Chandler Exhibits, Inc.
Ms. Melissia Eck EVB
Miss Camille Hansen Richmond Friends of the Homeless
Ms. Carrie Hughes Chesterfield Dance Center
Mrs. Birdie Lightheiser Community Volunteer
Mr. Andrew Little John B. Levy & Company
Mr. Bernard Robinson Networking Technologies and Support, Inc.
Mr. Dan Scott Teltrac
Ms. Jodie Strum Atlantic Real Estate Capital
Mrs. Radhika Thirungari Capital One
Mr. Ron Voli First Capital Bank
Mrs. Kristine Wagenaar Capital One
Mrs. Annie Williams Daniel Lynch & Associates
Mr. Fred Williams Maximun Resources
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 1 (Indian)
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 9
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 90
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Standing Committees
Finance
Program / Program Planning
Nominating
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Executive
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Sheldon Drake Drake Hughes & Associated
Mr. John Hughes Drake Hughes & Associates
Mr. Marty Kelly Swagelok
Mr. Claude Souder Senior Resources
Mrs. Jennifer Wade Community Volunteer
Youth Board Members
NameAffiliation
Miss Dre'Quanna Fowlkes Community Volunteer
Miss Mercedes Hanks Community Volunteer
Ms. Mercedes Hawks
Miss Jermya Hicks Community Volunteer
Mr. Eric Jackson
Miss Zachariah Meredith
Miss Azure Minor Community Volunteer
Ms. Merica Rhodes Community Volunteer
Mr. Akim Sledge Community Volunteer
Mr. Trey Waters Community Volunteer
Executive Director
Executive Director Shawnee Hansen
Experience
Our program was founded by Shawnee Hansen after she witnessed a young child eating from a trash can in south Richmond.  It was her vision to alleviate hunger in Richmond by providing a safe and caring environment where those who are in need of a meal can come in for a nutrtitious lunch seven days a week.
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Miss Camille Hansen Assistant Director
Staff
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 1200
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Collaborations
We are pleased to collaborate with the 95+ churches (representing all denominations), synagogues, businesses and schools who are a part of our work.  We also collaborate with Homeward, The Healing Place, Safe Haven, Good Samaritan Ministries, Helping Hands, From the Heart, Grace Fellowship and other sister organizations.
Programs
Description
Hot lunch Monday through Friday at Broomfield CME Church serving the neighborhoods of Blackwell/Bainbridge/Hillside.
Budget $450,723.00
Description
Hot lunch Monday through Friday at Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church serving the neighborhoods of Jackson Ward/Gilpin Court/Mosby Court.
Budget $551,163.00
Description
A hearty bag lunch is provided on Saturdays and Sundays serving south Richmond.
Budget $14,696.00
Description
Services for children include the distributuion of book bags and school supplies with funds available for school field trips, graduation clothes and activity fees.   Enrichment programs, parties, and special events including Breakfast and a Book - where each child who comes in for lunch is given a breakfast to take with them for the next morning.  A book is also included to encourage a love for reading.
Budget $137,123.00
Description
The distribution of blankets, clothing, warm winter items, and personal hygiene kits to those in need.
Budget $305,485.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $1,662,300.00
Projected Expenses $1,662,300.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
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
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$325,921$203,767$147,620
$43,464$40,800$23,655
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Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$32,310$31,131$32,560
Revenue In-Kind$1,438,032$1,415,404$1,411,050
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,622,270$1,578,664$1,576,783
Administration Expense$38,456$32,149$31,063
Fundraising Expense$37,169$33,035$30,521
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.081.030.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses96%96%96%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue9%12%15%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$232,809$90,977$43,723
Current Assets$203,918$82,826$30,138
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0----
Total Net Assets$232,809$90,977$43,723
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 5/2016View
Comments
Organization Comments
We, as most non-profits these days, work hard to keep finances aligned with our budgetary needs.  We struggle daily to keep up with the financial needs to keep us going, as demand for our services continue to grow.  We continue to outreach and build our base of support and to grow the fundraisers and means of support currently in place.
Foundation Comments
  • Revenue from "Individuals" may also includes corporate and foundation support.