Folks at Home
PO Box 291
Sewanee TN 37375-0291
Mission Statement
Folks at Home in Sewanee coordinates services to empower individuals to live at home with dignity in the community they love.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Kathleen O'Donohue
Board Chair Rev. Dr. Jo Ann Barker
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 2011
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
 
 
Projected Expenses $154,715.00
Projected Annual Revenue $154,715.00 (2017)
Statements
Mission Folks at Home in Sewanee coordinates services to empower individuals to live at home with dignity in the community they love.
Background

Folks at Home (F@H) began in 2008 as a vision by dedicated community members to create a nonprofit organization that would allow community members to age at home in the community they love. Boston’s Beacon Hill Village (BHV) was chosen as the organization’s model. Otey Memorial Parish designated Folks at Home as a sponsored project and provided office space to support the efforts of formation and incorporation. Kathleen O’Donohue was hired a the founding Executive Director in 2009 and 2010 saw the launch of services and programs. F@H became an independent nonprofit organization in early 2011.

We coordinate services to empower individuals to live at home in the community they love. We do this through education, information and referrals, and by coordinating access to services via our network of volunteers and vetted vendors.

In 2016, we tabulated over 2350 direct services that were delivered to more than 119 people, including transportation, home visits, consultations, care and service coordination, information and referrals, as well as our pro bono Equipment Exchange of accessibility items.

Our Care Team Partners Support Group met weekly, serving 4-6 family members with a trusted support system. In addition, 107 evidence-based classes were offered, with 16 Boost Your Brain and Memory classes benefitting 20 people. Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention conducted 107 classes serving 47 adults and a one-day event at DuBose reached 175 Grundy County fourth graders with their teachers and parents.

2016 was also our first year benefitting from the skills and time of a Canale Intern, a Bonner Leader, and an Americorp VISTA, an expansion of our strategic partnership with the University of the South. Community Engaged Learning students had the intergenerational opportunity of home visits with elders. Our Autumn and Spring Actions for Elders is a new service opportunity for students that will be ongoing.

Impact

Accomplishments 2016

1. Programs: A new evidenced-based program, Boost Your Brain and Memory, was introduced and two new volunteers facilitated two courses of the eight-lesson series with ten participants in each. The Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention 12-lesson course was offered twice. We secured funding to expand both programs to the wider community in 2017.

2. AmeriCorps VISTA: We secured a one year full-time volunteer member position for August 16- 17. We worked on organizational capacity by building on our unique services and programs and creating, expanding, and strengthening systems to increase the organization’s ability to function effectively and meet its mission. A second VISTA member worked with our E.D. one hour weekly on grant proposals and identifying new funding.

3. Strategic Partnerships: August 2016 began our first time benefitting from the skills of a Canale Intern, a Bonner Leader, and an Americorp VISTA, an expansion of our strategic partnership with the University of the South. The Bonner worked to improve our website. The Intern did weekly friendly home visits with two elders and needed program support. Our VISTA created the Autumn Actions for Elders, a new service opportunity for students. Community Engaged Learning students had the intergenerational opportunity of home visits with elders.

4. Strategic Planning: We secured funding and hired a consultant who guided and facilitated us through our first strategic planning process. Over nine months, the committee/subcommittees met, formulated new mission and vision statements and did major work on leadership transitions and long-range planning goals.

Goals for 2017

1. Programs: Boost Your Brain and Memory will be offered in three new community locations. Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention for beginners will be offered three times. We will create operating procedures for existing programs and explore new program possibilities.

2. AmeriCorps VISTA: We will work with our full-time volunteer (VISTA) member through August 2017 on existing and new program systems. This includes researching and writing best practices for Volunteer Management as well as office and client service procedures. Our telephone reassurance program, Just Checking In, will have operating procedures. We’ll launch a new outreach program, the Village Ambassador Program. A second VISTA member will work with our E.D. one hour weekly on grant proposals and new funding sources.

3. Strategic Partnerships: University student intern and volunteers will work throughout the academic year. Work will continue on our website. The Canale Intern will do home visits and program support. The VISTA will formalize an agreement with a student service organization to continue the Autumn and Spring Action for Elders.

4. Strategic Planning: We will complete a plan with detailed goals and strategies to guide our organization into the next two-three years.

Needs

1. Increase funding and diversify sources

2. Continue work on development of Member Services & Programs Management Systems. Focus on our the implementation of our new Village Ambassador Program and conduct events to both recruit, connect, and nurture members. Explore new programming

3. Continue work on development of our Volunteer Management Systems. Explore ways to both recruit, connect and nurture volunteers. Continue work to revitalize our Timebank Skills Exchange Program. Assess current system & recommend improvements informed by best practice research.

4. Conduct thorough and vigourous knowledge transfer with the outgoing Americorp VISTA, the founding Bookkeeper, and Executive Director.

5. Continue the growth of the Board of Directors with vigorous work in committees and new, strong members as we undergo leadership transitions.


Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Support us in any of these ways. Donate by mailing a check or via PayPal on our website. Become a Sustaining Member. Donate your gently used medical equipment to our Equipment Exchange (walkers, wheelchairs, canes, etc.).
Volunteer your skills and time to us and share your gifts with the community. You can also join out Timebank Skills Exchange Network. 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / Senior Centers/Services
Secondary Organization Category Human Services / Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations
Tertiary Organization Category Health Care / Patient & Family Support
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Franklin
Our initial service area is on the South Cumberland Plateau from Sewanee (37375) to Monteagle (37356), including portions of Franklin, Marion, and Grundy counties, which have a poverty rate of 15%, 19%, and 26%, respectively. For these extremely rural areas in southern Appalachia, gaining access to basic needs like transportation, social interaction, and health programming can be particularly difficult for older adults, especially those with mobility and health problems.
Board Chair Statement

Another year has gone by for Folks at Home. It has been an exciting positive time with some frustration.

Successes

As reported last year, our founding Executive Director, Kathleen O’Donohue, will resign effective 12/31/17. Having been aware of this for over a year, the board have been actively searching for her replacement. A committee has solicited, screened, and interviewed applicants. This has been done in a healthy way and we are confident that the next director we hire will be the finest of the group. Kathleen has been openly helpful in this process: a sign of cooperation on all sides.

Kathleen continues to be stellar in her vision for this organization. She has expanded from direct client care to offering the community services that make Folks at Home more well-known and also give people ways to improve their lives. She supervises University students volunteers and interns. There is no end to her creativity in making Folks at Home’s mission known to those who need our care.

AmeriCorps VISTA members have been assigned to us and they have worked on organization infrastructure. The VISTA has researched and helped implement volunteer background checks and has been instrumental in starting the Village Ambassador program, an effort that solicits new members by inviting and educating the public through small group gatherings.

We have participated in several training sessions offered by the Center for Nonprofit Management. Although our board still needs improvement, because of these sessions I as president have instituted a board training session and have delegated assignments to each board member so that all feel empowered to achieve more.

Challenges

We continue to be challenged by financial needs. We appreciate our stalwart givers but we are in need of new contributors. The Ambassador program is one way to address that. Our Development Plan is being implemented with each board member being given several names of people to visit personally and ask for their donation. We are asking board members to be proactive in their fundraising.

The board is an all-volunteer group, all of whom have good intentions and good hearts and give their all. This year we are inviting several new members to come onboard who are active and well-known in the community. By expanding the board vision, we will become better known and participation in Folks at Home will grow.

We face the challenge of transitioning from our founding Executive Director to an unknown choice, knowing that their gifts may overlap but will be different. Our staff is happy but faces anxiety about this change, which we as a board do our best to allay.

This past year I’ve had two major surgeries and I am fortunate to have a husband who assists me with driving and home care. I am fortunate to have excellent insurance through Medicare and a supplemental policy. Folks at Home was created because the needs in the community are great for those who do not have in-home care or adequate financial stability, something that I have reflected on personally this year. We have a mandate to continue this organization with the intention of helping others with compassion so that they may lead dignified lives and that’s what we plan to do.

CEO Statement

Folks at Home is located in Sewanee, a unique, rural college town with a long-valued history. The community roots are strong and deep, creating a desire to "age in place and age in community" while remaining vitally engaged in the life-long learning opportunities of our multigenerational environment.

 
Folks at Home is one of two (2) open “villages” in Tennessee in the national Village to Village Network. "What exactly is a Village? “Villages are nonprofit, grassroots, membership organizations that are redefining aging by being a key resource to community members wishing to age in place. Villages are a social support network for their members that provide necessary services, (such as transportation, technology assistance, running errands to the pharmacy and grocery store), community engagement activities and other important resources crucial to aging interdependently. A Village reflects the community it serves and transforms the "Silver Tsunami" of aging baby boomers into a "silver reservoir" that grows and strengthens its community.  

The Village Movement started with Beacon Hill Village in Boston over 15 years ago and today there are over 200 open Villages and more than 150 in development in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Village to Village Network and the Village Movement will not only impact Villages and their members, but the lives of countless families, caregivers and members of the broader community they serve.

Villages do impact the social determinants of health. They are a resource for growing the social support networks of their members. Villages assist in the overall coordination of care. The lives and health of members are impacted by better access to health care services and increased confidence in their ability to live independently and have a better quality of life." The Village to Village Network


Programs
Description

Family Support Programs

Folks at Home (F@H) Care Partners Support Group
A weekly support group for people in caring roles. “The care partner concept redefines people’s roles and responsibilities. It acknowledges that opportunities to give and receive are abundant and experienced by everyone involved in the care relationship. The term “care partner” evens the playing field, as it is often easy to get trapped in the traditional, one-dimensional, care giver to care receiver relationship. Care partners work together toward mutual objectives and benefits. Care partners help each other be their best.” The Eden Alternative dictionary

Budget unbudgeted
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Peer Counseling
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, People/Families of People with Health Conditions, Other Health/Disability
Short Term Success Family members and spouses caring for loved ones gain support from their peers in a confidential, safe, and loving environment.
Long term Success Family members and spouses caring for loved ones gain information, support, education, and resources from their peers and professionals on an ongoing, weekly basis that is available over the years.
Program Success Monitored By Participants are in regular contact by e-mail with a Folks at Home staff member. Participants are periodically interviewed by Folks at Home staff member for feedback. The group currently has several new members who have joined with long-term members.
Examples of Program Success
The Group has been meeting weekly since its inception in March 2012. The Peer Facilitator was a member of the original group. Participants wrote "The weekly Caregiver group has been a life saver for me; all in the group are providing care for a family member. It has given me a place to talk about how the week has gone, the daily challenges and joys and a place to cry with people who understand what I'm going through."  "Recently my father died after a 10 year process of decline with Alzheimer's. The caregivers group offered me community, a circle of new friends who were also dealing with the loss or pending loss, of a loved one. To have a place to go, to listen and be listened to is the greatest gift. We are there for one another, holding sacred space as we sort out issues and the next right thing to do surrounding our loved one's care. There are no words to adequately describe the gifts I feel each week being in the presence of such remarkable people, the caregivers of a loved one."
 
 
Description

Health Programs

Boost Your Brain & Memory Program
Folks at Home is pleased to offer the Boost Your Brain & Memory Program! This program consists of eight, one hour sessions that include evidence-based memory strategy activities, a short video, discussion and goal setting. 

Folks at Home, in partnership with Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging and the National Village to Village Network, is offering the opportunity to participate in an 8 lesson program called, Boost Your Brain & Memory. The group meets once or twice weekly for an hour. Each meeting a new topic on brain health is introduced. Sessions are comprised of a review of the previous week’s content and goals, a short video with discussion, memory activities, and goal setting for the week ahead. Subjects covered include healthy eating, physical activity, social engagement, stress alleviation, mindfulness and memory strategy activities.

Budget 3000
Category Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, Adults, People/Families of People with Health Conditions
Short Term Success Immediate outcomes occurring from the beginning of until the end of the eight classes will be measured.
Long term Success Data from the pre and post course Outcomes Measurement Surveys and Course Evaluations will be monitored, reviewed, and acted upon.
Program Success Monitored By Participants will be encouraged to complete a pre and post course Outcomes Measurement Survey. Participants will be encouraged to complete an evaluation of the course and instructors.
Examples of Program Success
The first series of classes reached the full capacity with 9-10 students, all of whom completed the course. All surveys indicated enjoyment of the course. The post-course surveys also showed an increase in attempting to eat more brain-healthy foods, increase intellectual activity and adopting new brain healthy activities. 
 
In our most recent class of 6 participants, 3 are over 81 and 3 are between 71-80. Results on the post -survey indicated that five are extremely likely to refer a friend to the course. All have adopted new healthy brain behaviors, tried something new, eaten more brain healthy foods, and used memory strategies discussed in the program. 
Description
Health Programs 
Tai Chi for Health & Fall Prevention
For beginners, this is a 12-lesson series of classes that consist of slow movements, gentle postures and relaxed minds and bodies. Perfect for all ages and levels, this class consists of standing and moving postures. 
Ongoing Tai Chi
This is a weekly ongoing opportunity to play Tai Chi for those who have completed both the Tai Chi for Arthritis Program and Tai Chi for Arthritis 2. New lessons will include Taiji Qigong Shibashi in addition to increasing the depth of the known Tai Chi movements. 
Budget 3000
Category Education, General/Other Adult Education
Population Served At-Risk Populations, Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, People/Families of People with Health Conditions
Short Term Success
By the end of 12 classes, participants will have learned the core principles of Tai Chi for Fall Prevention.
Long term Success Data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) confirms that Tai Chi is one of the evidence-based programs for Fall Intervention / reduction / prevention. Randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that Tai Chi can reduce falls and associated injuries among older adults.


Program Success Monitored By Participants will be encouraged to complete a pre and post course Outcomes Measurement Survey. 
Examples of Program Success
In 2015, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention became a sponsored program of Folks at Home. We offered one beginners course in 2015. In 2016, we offered one course in the winter and had requests for a second course in the summer. The course has been offered in the community since 2011 by the same instructor, certified by the Tai Chi for Health Foundation and listed on the Arthritis Foundation referral network. 
 
One long-term participant in her 80s remarked, "Incidentally, I have forgotten to tell you that I think Tai Chi has helped to keep from falling on several occasions, when I thought I should have!" The post-course surveys indicated that several participants felt an increase in their sense of balance and lessened risk of falling. Another remarked "I learned to use better control with walking with techniques from the class. Overall skills enhance daily living."
Description

Telephone Reassurance Program

Just Checking In provides a periodic or daily phone call to members who request this service.

Volunteers and staff make phone calls to members and provide the reassurance that someone is checking in on them. This is not an emergency response or crisis management service, but a friendly, neighbor-to-neighbor phone call. In case of failed contact, the Program protocol is followed to phone the client’s designated person or local public safety office.
Budget unbudgeted
Category Human Services, General/Other Personal Social Services
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, Elderly and/or Disabled, At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success The Just Checking In Telephone Reassurance Program has always been available to our members but underutilized. We successfully implemented a program summer 2016 and expanded it in 2017. We researched best practices and established procedure guidelines from established programs. 
Long term Success
Elders and older adults living alone are reassured that someone cares and knows they are there. Isolation, insecurity and stress are reduced.
Community engagement is increased. These reports are based on public data sources.
Program Success Monitored By We will use the guidelines from national established programs to monitor what is working and what is not. We will check in with clients and volunteers.
Examples of Program Success Upon launch of the program in the summer of 2016, we had an immediate response from ten community volunteers willing to make a Just Checking In call. A recipient of the JCI Daily phone call e-mailed this request: "Can you send me a list of email of the folks who are on my call team- I want to thank them." In 2017, two elders who live alone were paired up as a JCI team. One calls the other every morning and the other initiates a call each evening.
Description

Timebank Program

Making a Mountain of Good!
We have a unique program named The South Cumberland Plateau Timebank. The vision of our Timebank is to promote cohesive communities across the South Cumberland Plateau. A service exchange or time bank is a network of individual, organizational and business ‘members’ that provide services, track and bank their hours and then spend those hours to get their own needs met. One ‘member’ provides a friendly, neighborly favor to another and records the time they spent doing so.

Core Principles 
Recognizing people as assets                                                            
Valuing work differently 
Promoting reciprocity
Building social networks
Budget unbudgeted
Category Community Development, General/Other Rural Economic Development
Population Served Adults, Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated, Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Short Term Success Starting in the Autumn of 2016, a VISTA member will begin revitalizing this underutilized asset. By the summer of 2017, the South Cumberland Plateau Timebank program will have held an orientation and training session for new members. 
Long term Success

Public documents and case studies show how different models of timebanking are currently operating to: improve mental ill health; regenerate disadvantaged communities; reduce isolation and improve the health of older people; and improve the well-being of young people.

Program Success Monitored By Research into best practices will be conducted for monitoring what works and what doesn't.
Examples of Program Success By the summer of 2017, we will be able to report data on program successes.
CEO Comments

Folks at Home offers multiple Pro Bono programs and services that are offered for the public good and welfare without any cost to the clients. For the past two years, there were over 108 (2015) and over 80 (2016) people who have received Pro Bono services. 2017 data will show that many new people have participated for the first time in our Pro Bono programs. We have launched new programs and partnerships and have ideas for many more.

In 2016 our Care Team Partners Support Group met weekly, serving 4-6 family members with a trusted support system. In addition, 107 evidence-based classes were offered, with 16 Boost Your Brain and Memory classes benefitting 20 people. Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention conducted 107 classes serving 47 adults and a one-day event at DuBose reached 175 Grundy County fourth graders with their teachers and parents.

This is an opportunity to share our skills and resources and a challenge to adequately fund the personnel to provide these services. We want to expand our offerings and need to raise the money to fund them. We have embarked on the organization’s first Strategic Planning and plan to address these issues during this process.

Board Chair
Board Chair Rev. Dr. Jo Ann Barker
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Email joann.barker@gmail.com
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Laurence R. Alvarez Community VolunteerVoting
Jo Ann Barker Community VolunteerVoting
Pixie Dozier Community VolunteerVoting
Phebe C. Hethcock Community VolunteerVoting
Linda A. Hutton Community VolunteerVoting
John C. Solomon Community VolunteerVoting
W. Craig Stubblebine Community VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 72%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Phebe C. Hethcock
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Email phethcock@bellsouth.net
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Investment
Finance
Executive
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Risk Management Provisions
Medical Health Insurance
General Property Coverage
Commercial General Liability
Directors and Officers Policy
Additional Board Members
NameAffiliation
Anne F. Griffin Community Volunteer
William (Bill) S. Wade Community Volunteer
CEO Comments

In 2016 we secured funding and hired a consultant who guided and facilitated us through our first strategic planning process. A Strategic Planning Committee and subcommittees of diverse community members was created. Over nine months, the committee/subcommittees met, formulated new mission and vision statements, completed a SWOT analysis, and made major steps working on leadership transitions and long-range planning goals. In 2017, they conducted interviews with the staff members and a crucial volunteer. A Board member is now chair of this committee and is currently working with a local consultant to to complete the plan with detailed goals and strategies to guide our organization into the next two to three years.

A Search Committee was formed and is meeting regularly to manage the process of planning for leadership transition and succession of our founding Executive Director at the close of 2017.

A Finance Committee was formed and has met with our bookkeeper, Executive Director, and analyzed and made recommendations on the current and future budgets.

The Board President continues to be a committed and strong leader who has led the Board through these many needed actions.

 
A note on the demographics of Sewanee from the 2010 U.S. Census data. Sewanee's population is about 2300 and is 98.3% white, 3.6% Black or African American.
It is in Franklin County and is a Census Designated Place (CDP) as it is not an incorporated city.  A CDP is a "settled concentrations of population that are identifiable by name but are not legally incorporated under the laws of the state in which they are located."
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Kathleen O'Donohue
Term Start Feb 2009
Email folksathomesewanee@gmail.com
Experience
     Kathleen’s background in community building spans decades in diverse organizations and settings. She was hired by Folks at Home at the onset of 2009 as the founding Executive Director to create this local organization that the community envisioned. As a member of Village to Village Network since 2014, she serves as a Mentor, and on these two committees: Annual Gathering Planning, and Board Nomination.
     Immediately prior, Kathleen was Co-Coordinator of the Safety Net Program, Care Assurance Systems for Aging and Homebound (CASA), Madison Co., AL, 2004-2009.
     She is a licensed Physician Assistant (PA) with experience in primary care, women's health, administration, and promoting health & wellbeing, 1984 – 2009.
     Kathleen is a certified Tai Chi Instructor with the Tai Chi for Health Institute and has taught Tai Chi since 1988.
     She serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the South Cumberland Regional Land Trust, and is Treasurer of the Board for the Sewanee Community Center. She is an incorporator of the new nonprofit, Arcadia at Sewanee, completed her term as Trustee on the inaugural Board, and continues to serve on the Medical Committee.
 
Staff
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 34
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 67%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Under Development
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? Under Development
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Under Development
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter2018
Senior Staff
Title Executive Assistant
Experience/Biography Frieda has worked with Folks at Home since January 2011. She is a life -long Sewanee area resident and Sewanee Academy graduate. In 1972, Frieda began working in the local full-service hospital and worked in the medical field for many years. Frieda’s most rewarding work began with her position as a business manager of a long-term skilled care facility where she began to develop an understanding of both the needs and the wisdom of the resident elders. In addition to her work with Folks at Home, Frieda is also the Parish Administrator of Otey Memorial Parish where she enjoys interacting with and getting to know the church members, the staff members and the people they serve.
Title Administrative and Service Coordinator
Experience/Biography Sarah spent a charmed childhood in Sewanee and has been back on the mountain for more than a decade. She graduated from Oberlin College and did post graduate work at The University of Missouri-Columbia and The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She taught for fifteen years in Knoxville urban schools and for three years in Franklin County. In Knoxville, she was part of HAPPEN, an initiative to train service dogs, and her most recent volunteer efforts include Grundy Canine Assisted Recovery Effort (CARE), a “cell dogs” program with inmates from the Grundy County jail. In addition to her new position with Folks at Home, Sarah professionally trains dogs under her company name Sabbath Smiles, named after her canine partner. Sarah and her brother, Eban, were very, very grateful for Folks at Home’s assistance with the care of their dad, Marvin Goodstein, and Sarah is delighted to have a job that allows her to return the favor.
CEO Comments

Workforce team management has been a major aspect of my job as Executive Director since late August 2016. Our increased workforce includes a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA, and many hours weekly with a Canale Intern, Bonner Leader, a VISTA who works on funding, as well as a six-month full-time Program Coordinator.

Board activity and committee work has also increased dramatically in 2016-2017 with new committees and intense work on strategic and succession planning.

 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2017
Projected Revenue $154,715.00
Projected Expenses $154,715.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$71,217$61,818$59,187
Administration Expense$28,629$44,066$15,316
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.050.891.19
Program Expense/Total Expenses71%58%79%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$273,202$258,884$141,280
Current Assets$101,824$83,884$141,280
Long-Term Liabilities$144,267$123,428$0
Current Liabilities$0$19,487$23,636
Total Net Assets$128,935$115,969$117,644
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities--4.305.98
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets53%48%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts, & Grants $66,362Contributions, Gifts and Grants $70,834Contributions, Gifts and Grants $67,414
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $22,345Membership Dues $21,870Membership Dues $21,028
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $16,087Investment Income $702Investment Income $14
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires June 2018
Solicitations Permit
17 TN Char Solic Permit.pdf
Organizational Budgets and Other Documents
2017 Budget Brief Folks at Home.pdf2017
Folks at Home 2016 Budget2016
Organization Comments

We received three grant awards to expand programs and increase capacity for late 2016 and 2017. A one-time, six-month grant of $28,000 from the Chancery Court pushed our budget to its largest level. These grants allowed for major work to be done on outreach and implementation of existing and new programs. We also purchased much needed equipment. Grant proposals and management is labor intensive and periods of stability may need to be interlaced with an ever-seeking of new and expansion.

The major financial challenge for F@H is to find sufficient sources for private donations and grants to fund its operations and programs. The current work on a strategic plan is addressing this by developing goals and strategies to increase community awareness and support. We have just launched a new outreach program that solicits new members by inviting and educating the public through small group gatherings.

Additional assets are that we have excellent, stable tenants and the rent payments make up a generous proportion of our mortgage payment. We have an investment fund of $60,109.

GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
Financial figures taken from Form 990.
Form 990 was prepared internally by the nonprofit.
Comments provided by Nicole Rose 08/01/2017.
Nonprofit Folks at Home
Address PO Box 291
Sewanee, TN 37375 0291
Primary Phone (931) 598-0303
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Kathleen O'Donohue
Board Chair Rev. Dr. Jo Ann Barker
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 2011

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"Women in Tennessee are in the middle of a health crisis. What are YOU going to do?" Dr. Stephaine Walker's call to action followed the launch of the TN Women's Health Report Card, which showed some clear areas of progress since the previous snapshot of women's health in our state, but also a number of areas in which there is still significant work to be done. While we are getting more mammograms and have significantly decreased our rates of breast and lung cancers, for example, cervical cancer rates have increased, and 42% of Tennessee's women have high blood pressure. Almost 1 in 5 of us smoked while we were pregnant, and 1 in 3 of us are obese. African American women experience striking disparities in rates of breast cancer, STD contraction, and infant mortality. The full 2013 report can be accessed through the link below. Read carefully, and decide what YOU are going to do to improve the health of women in Tennessee.

Public Health

The dramatic achievements of public health in the 20th century have improved our quality of life in a myriad of ways, including an increase in life expectancy, worldwide reduction of infant and child mortality rates, and the elimination or reduction of many communicable diseases. In Middle Tennessee, improvements in preventive medicine and advanced medical technology have resulted in increased life expectancy and improved health for many residents. However, significant health disparities exist in our region, resulting in poor health status often related to economic status, race, and/or gender.