PO Box 302
Frankfort KY 40602-0302
Contact Information
Address PO Box 302
Frankfort, KY 40602 0302
Phone (502) 875-4062
Fax 502 875-4853
Contact Name Cindy Owen
At A Glance
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer To donate directly to our organization, please send check or money order to ROSM, P.O. Box 302, Frankfort, KY  40602-0302.  ROSM also appreciates in-kind donations of stamps, copy paper, envelopes, pens, post-it notes, and letter sized manila folders.  Your consideration of any of these avenues to help those who are less fortunate is greatly appreciated.
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

The Resource Office for Social Ministries (ROSM) is a cooperative effort of Franklin County public services, private agencies, churches, and city and county government. ROSM’s mission is to meet the needs of individual and families who are either homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless, or not able to provide the basic necessities of life for themselves or their families, such as utilities or medicine. ROSM’s goal is to help these people maintain stable living conditions and provide referrals for other available assistance that will help them in their efforts to sustain themselves.

Background Statement
During the early 1980's when the current Federal spending cuts in social services programs were first being felt, several churches in Frankfort identified a need to coordinate and monitor an ever-increasing amount and variety of individual requests for aid in the community.  Requests for utilities, rent, clothing, food, and medical attention, among others, were at a crisis level and it was clear that more cooperation was in order to meet the demand.  Many were aware that there was not enough clear communication among existing helping agents, including churches, to ensure the fairest, most efficient, "non duplicated" delivery of services.  It was at that juncture that ROSM was established to function, as it does today, as a coordinating agency for emergency assistance for those in need in Franklin County.
Impact Statement
In the last three years, the amount spent on services has steadily increased while funds available have fluctuated. We are constantly looking for resources to assist the various needs brought to our attention each day.  Our recent effort is to identify various types of resources available in Franklin County in addition to what ROSM can offer. We plan to make a list available of all resources available in Franklin County and work with all local area churches and service agencies to better meet the needs of people in our community.   
Needs Statement
The needs of individuals and families in Franklin County are greater than the community resources. This includes what ROSM has been able to offer. In addition to financial contributions, Board members who have a compassion for helping others and willing to work to those ends are often sought, and volunteers are always welcome who would like to assist with office tasks.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
ROSM works hard to partner with individuals, local area churches, and agencies and work together to assist individuals and families in need in Franklin County. Our desire is to help people with immediate needs and assist them in being able to sustain themselves in the future. 
Board Chair Statement
Religious leaders call ROSM to identify sources of help, to verify needs and to prevent duplication of services to families.  Social agencies call ROSM to find assistance for people who do not qualify for other programs for funds.  ROSM makes connections so that people can find needed food, clothing, shelter, rent, utilities, transportation, medical care or other emergency needs.  The office serves as a referral source and clearing house for the area.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Housing Support
Tertiary Organization Category Health Care / Health (General and Financing)
Geographic Areas Served
Franklin County
ROSM serves clients in the Franklin County, Kentucky area.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. ROSM is a nonprofit agency that has proven itself a good steward of resources for over 35 years as a cooperative ministry in Franklin County, Kentucky.  We have become a major community resource for agencies and churches by providing information to help determine what services are provided and prevent duplication of assistance.  With the screening process ROSM performs, clients can be referred to other agencies that have the resources to aid the individual or families in addition to receiving help from ROSM.  Screening also verifies the legitimacy of the need that is requested.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? ROSM currently receives income from city and county grants, private grants, endowments, churches, fundraisers and individuals.  It is our goal to expand resources in each of these areas, and we have begun a direct program that initiates conversation about our organization and generates interest in the community through face-to-face meetings, civic presentations, and individual approaches.  The Executive Director job description includes these activities and the Board will also take a more proactive approach.  
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals? ROSM is in the process of meeting with local churches, agencies, and property owners to become informed of existing resources. ROSM will then share this collective information with these same entities for the purpose of better serving those in need. Beginning May 2018, ROSM will reintroduce annual training and begin to invite local resource representatives to present information and for networking purposes.
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact? From 2014-15 to 2017-18, the percent of clients ROSM assisted increased 7% while funds available actually decreased. This data is possible because other entities were able to partner with our efforts and assist as well. While ROSM continues to increase funding, we also seek ways to assist clients when we can't. We are thankful for our partners who contribute monetarily and through direct client assistance. Increasing our partnership is a measure of success as well as the percent of clients assisted. We will continue work on growth in both of these areas.
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far? ROSM is experiencing a change in thinking.  We are broadening our thinking beyond immediate client need to include how the client sustains his/her future budget. By deliberately thinking in this way we offer more than a one-time fix. We try to ensure the client can make it in the months to come. By locating available resources and identifying what resources the client might need and then making the connection, we think we are able to help in a deeper, broader sense than just paying a one-time bill and then leaving the client with no where to turn next month. We have not accomplished every step needed to serve in this way, but we are working toward it and making considerable progress.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Rodney Williams
Company Affiliation Capital City Christian Church
Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2019
Board Members
John J Avent John J. Avent, CPAVoting
Ms. Carol Banks South Frankfort Presbyterian ChurchVoting
Ms. Marti Booth Franklin County Fiscal CourtExofficio
Rev. Jackson Brewer Ministerial AssociationVoting
Rita Brothers Good Shepherd ChurchVoting
Kathy Carter City of FrankfortVoting
Fran Crumbaugh First United Methodist ChurchVoting
Claudette Delk First United Methodist Church
Tommy Haynes Community VolunteerVoting
Louis McClain Peaks Mill Christian ChurchVoting
Dr. John Opsata First Christian ChurchVoting
Rev. Scott Rollins Highland Christian ChurchVoting
Debbie Snapp Good Shepherd ChurchVoting
Rev. Glenn Spaulding Ministerian AssociationVoting
David Starkey Memorial Baptist ChurchVoting
Elizabeth Walsh First Christian ChurchVoting
Mr. Rodney Williams Capital City Christian ChurchVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 82%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 50%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 72%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Dr. John Opsata
Company Affiliation First Christian Church
Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2018
Standing Committees
Human Resources / Personnel
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
CEO Comments
It's not as simple to meet the emergency needs of individuals and families who are living on the fringe of homelessness as it once was.  Burgeoning requests from the community needy for emergency help: rent, utilities, medicine, food, clothing, and doctor bills, tax the resources of area agencies and churches.  Many of the social agencies seek assistance through ROSM for those who do not qualify for their programs.  ROSM supplies an organized approach by acting as a coordinating agency, verifying the needs of families and individuals who seek help, identifying resources to fill those needs and by preventing the duplication of services.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Cindy Owen
Term Start Dec 2017
Experience Cindy Owen is ROSM's current Executive Director.  Cindy has a background in education. Her experience includes teaching mathematics at both the secondary and university levels, and directing programs in both the Kentucky Department of Education and the Education Professional Standards Board, specializing in the area of assessment. Cindy has begun networking in the community to broaden the scope of service for ROSM and looks forward to continuing her service in partnerships to assist those in need.
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 5
Volunteers 16
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
Danny Garland Jan 2014 - Oct 2017
Alene Ransdell Apr 1982 - Jan 2014
Senior Staff
Title Financial Administrator
Title Operations Administrator I
Title Operations Administrator II
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
NonManagement Formal Evaluation No
CEO Comments
Regarding contributions from Board members, our Board of Directors have representation from area churches.  ROSM tracks the donations made by individual churches and we know that some of those include contributions by Board members.
ROSM provides emergency assistance for individuals and families that do not qualify for other types of assistance.  The types of assistance include rent payment, mortgage payment, utility payment, non-controlled medicine purchases, medical appointment payment, and other help based on the request.  Decisions are based on available funds that can be used to help the client and verification through case work of the client's current situation that caused the emergency need.  The verification process requires extensive casework, but is done efficiently so that the client receives timely assistance.
Budget 214200
Population Served , ,
ROSM serves as a coordinating agency for clients who receive assistance from local area agencies and churches.  An extensive database is kept current with information about each individual and family that have received reported help.  Agencies and churches are able to contact ROSM to inquire about the help that a client(s) has received in the past or are currently receiving.  This process helps eliminate the duplication of assistance for a particular client so that the available monetary resources within the community can go further.
Budget 500
Population Served , ,
Description ROSM provides assistance with non-narcotic medicine, cost of medical appointments, or other essential medical costs prescribed by a doctor. 
Budget $600.00
Population Served , ,
Program Comments
CEO Comments
Increased applications for assistance are received each time economic conditions decline and social services are cut.  This past year has been especially difficult on people who live in poverty.  Many are on the edge of homelessness and would find themselves on the street without assistance.  Although we are able to provide the needed casework for the volume of applications for help, donations are always in demand so ROSM has funding available to help those that need it.  If you are searching for a way that your donated funds can impact a family in the most dire way, we ask that you consider contributing to ROSM.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
ROSM works with profit and nonprofit private and public service agencies (Women's Shelter, Coalition of Committed Christians, Emergency Food Pantry, Red Cross, Sunshine Center, Simon House...), government agencies, churches, schools, hospitals, and advocates.
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $200,943.00
Projected Expenses $200,943.00
Endowment Value $200,000.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 83%
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$52,000$48,950$46,750
Individual Contributions$21,462$127,204$335,080
Investment Income, Net of Losses$128$62$28
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$22,424$5,328$2,322
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$169,092$162,366$181,286
Administration Expense$14,788$18,067$12,315
Fundraising Expense$1,246$607$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.941.001.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%90%94%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$195,832$206,243$205,741
Current Assets$195,832$206,243$205,740
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$195,832$206,243$205,741
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
CEO Comments
The Board Treasurer reviews the financial status of ROSM bi-monthly.  Because of the size of our organization, an audit would be cost prohibitive at this time. 
Address PO Box 302
Frankfort, KY 406020302
Primary Phone 502 875-4062
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Cindy Owen
Board Chair Mr. Rodney Williams
Board Chair Company Affiliation Capital City Christian Church