Latisha's House Foundation
216 Patrick's Crossing
Williamsburg VA 23185
Mission Statement

Latisha's House Foundation Inc., is a holistic centered nonprofit that provides survivors of sex trafficking and prostitution with a safe place to heal and grow. At Latisha's House women have the opportunity for a new beginning; they learn life skills, complete education, receive evidence-based, trauma informed counseling, job training and have the opportunity to realize their potential in an unconditionally supportive environment.

 

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Elizabeth Ameling
Board Chair Mr. Steve Hibbits
Board Chair Company Affiliation President of Cincinnati Savings and Loans- Retired
Contact Information
Address 216 Patrick's Crossing
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Telephone 757 741-2798
E-mail latishashouse@gmail.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2014
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $168,500.00
Projected Expenses $93,464.00
Statements
Mission

Latisha's House Foundation Inc., is a holistic centered nonprofit that provides survivors of sex trafficking and prostitution with a safe place to heal and grow. At Latisha's House women have the opportunity for a new beginning; they learn life skills, complete education, receive evidence-based, trauma informed counseling, job training and have the opportunity to realize their potential in an unconditionally supportive environment.

 

Impact
Latisha's House prides itself on the impact that it has made in over 27 women's lives in the past two years.  In the last year we have witnessed women who have been trafficked as young as 12 years old start a new life.  These women have started to work through years of trauma associated with their victimization, they are developing new skills, volunteering in the community, are employed and many have advanced their education through acquiring their G.E.D. and attending college.
 
Also, with our small beginnings as a nonprofit we have doubled our income in the period of a year. This past year at our 4th Annual Christmas Gala we doubled our contributions from the previous year.  Latisha's House carries no debt and sustains itself with both monetary and in-kind contributions.
 
Latisha's House has awarded multiple scholarships through our scholarship fund to women who have attended community colleges, private and public universities.  One of our clients recently finally achieved her dream of going to culinary school to become a chief.

  
Needs
The pressing needs that are presented to Latisha's House continue in client care and general operations.  We provide many services onsite and with partnering organizations.

We would like to expand our current program to include substance abuse counseling. These services are currently offered through partnering organizations that are off-site; $25,000 annual increase would meet the need of a part-time onsite substance abuse counselor.

Education is a large part of our program to equip survivors to become productive employees; an annual increase of $10,000 toward our scholarship fund would benefit our current program.

Transportation costs are always a need; an annual increase of $7,000 toward transportation would improve operational costs.

Latisha's House staff works on stipend and volunteer basis. It is our objective to pay our staff salaries commensurate with the current recommendations; a $ 35,000 annual increase would allow for salaries to meet those recommendations.

Latisha's House Administrative team offers their services on an in-kind basis to the mission, we would like to offer these employee's a salary; a $75,000 annual increase would meet that need.

Background

Latisha’s House Foundation is a nonprofit founded in March of 2013, after Elizabeth Ameling, our Executive Director and Founder encountered a young women on the streets of Chicago, IL.

The young women was 25 years old, HIV positive, had been raped and had been on the street since she was 12 years old. She had no identification, address, education or social security card. She and other ladies were forced to perform sexual acts in exchange for money and beaten or in danger of losing their lives if they did not. She had to depend on her trafficker for sustenance needs such as clothing, food or shelter.

Latisha described a life that was filled with fear, the threat of assaults, being hungry and forced to live a life that she did not want but did not know how to escape. Elizabeth and her team rescued Latisha and took her to a safe house where she was able to begin a successful new life. The idea for Latisha’s House began in Chicago and would become a reality in the Greater Hampton Roads area in 2013.


Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Amelia County
Ashland
Chester
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Dinwiddie County
Ettrick
Essex County
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Matoaka
Petersburg, City
Powhatan County
Prince George County
Richmond County
Sussex County
Charles City County
Gloucester County
King and Queen County
Lancaster County
Louisa County
Mathews County
Middlesex County
New Kent County
Northumberland County
Charlottesville-Albermarle
Hampton Roads
Northern Neck
Northern Virginia
Shenandoah Valley
Southside Virginia
Southwest Virginia
Statewide
National
Other
Westmoreland County
Latisha's House has served Henrico County, Richmond City, Chesterfield, Mathews County and Gloucester.  We also have served the greater Hampton Roads and the Commonwealth of Virginia at large. We serve nationally through the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Steve Hibbits
Company Affiliation President of Cincinnati Savings and Loans- Retired
Term Jan 2016 to Jan 2018
Email mhibbits@cox.net
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Rev. Charles Mullay
Company Affiliation Associate Rector, St. Martin's Episcopal Church
Email chuckleith@cox.net
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Jeffery Ameling President of Property Adjustments Inc.
Mrs Elizabeth Ameling Executive Director and Founder
Col Sharon Baker Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway
Mr. Steve Hibbits President of Cincinatti Savings and Loan- Retired
Mrs. Mary Anne Lemere Senior Counsel, Ferguson Enterprises
Rev Charles Mullay Associate Rector, St. Martin's Episcopal Church
Mrs. Leith Mullay Former Director of Nursing Coalition for the US Government
Mrs. Lillian Woolfolk Former James City County Librarian
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 98
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 7
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 8
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Elizabeth Ameling
Staff
Full Time Staff 4
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 2
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 1
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Collaborations
Memorandums of Understanding:
Christine Bott Schmuker, M.A., L.P.C., Sunflower Services, LLC
Dr. Vanessa Snyder, Regent University/ Richmont Graduate University
Center for Child & Family Services
Lackey Clinic
Marijane Harper Flower Therapist
Claire Duval, Yoga/ Dance Instructor
Monica Smith, Holistic Life Coach
Rebecca Bozora, MA, Clinical Mental  Health Counseling
Catherine Hatcher, MA Clinical Mental Health
Williamsburg House of Mercy
Albert Mitchum, Director of Internal Affairs
Shannon Taylor, Commonwealth's Attorney
Bruton Parish Church
Lillian Woolfolk  
 
Programs
Description
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $168,500.00
Projected Expenses $93,464.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$89,251$35,282--
Administration Expense$20,331$10,108--
Fundraising Expense$499$613--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.821.69--
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%77%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%1%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$57,090$75,988--
Current Assets$15,353$32,412--
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$1,430$0--
Total Net Assets$55,660$75,988--
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities10.74----
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%--
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application 2/2017View