PO Box 488
Richmond KY 40476-0488
Contact Information
Address PO Box 488
Richmond, KY 40476 0488
Phone (859) 623-4095
Fax 859 623-6823
Contact Name Jennifer Lainhart
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2006
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Monetary donations may be made by visiting our website at www.hopeswings.org and donating via our PayPal account.  Monetary donations may also be sent by mail to PO Box 488 Richmond, KY  40476.  In kind donations are always greatly appreciated and accepted.  Please contact our office at 859-623-4095 for information on ways to donate.
Volunteers are accepted and instrumental to the success of our program.  Volunteers work in the shelter, on fundraising teams, awareness events and other programs as needed.  Volunteers must submitt to a background check and complete a volunteer training program. Contact the organziation for more information.
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

Hope's Wings Domestic Violence Program provides a holistic approach to domestic violence services by providing programs to empower victims to make safe and permanent changes.

Background Statement
   Hope's Wings, Inc. was established in 2006 by a group of committed community members at the First Christian Church in Richmond, Kentucky. These core founders identified a need for a domestic violence program to serve women and children in the Madison County community. The vision quickly turned into a program committed to providing housing, outreach, and education to the community. In March of 2006, Hope's Wings became a non-profit organization of its own, no longer affiliated with the church. During the spring of 2007 construction of a new facility was completed. The facility has housed over 200 victims of domestic violence and administrative offices for the organization. This facility was lovingly named, "The Marilyn Issacs House" in honor of a local school teacher whose life ended too soon. Marilyn Issacs was committed to Madison County and the people residing here. She spent countless hours both inside and outside of the classroom mentoring young people. In fact, several women recieving services and employed by Hope's Wings can tell their personal stories of how Marilyn Issacs impacted them. By being a safe, compassionate and supportive place for women to recieve the help and love they need to end the cycle of violence, we proudly continue the work Marilyn Issacs and many others in our community began.
Impact Statement
Hope's Wings Domestic Violence Program focuses on self-sustainability of victims of domestic violence so that they can provide safe and secure homes for their families. We do this through our 3 phase program, securing safety and building life skills, job skills, and helping victims complete their educational goals. Since 2012, ninety-three percent of those who sought our services decided to complete these 3 phases. Out of those, 83% now maintain their own safe homes and can financially sustain themselves and their children. We are pleased with this number because national statistics say 85% of victims return to their abusers because they cannot financially sustain themselves and/or their children.
Needs Statement
Currently our most pressing need is sustainable cash flow that can be relied on when grants are no longer available.  We are also in need of education to build social media, upgrade technology and build a donor base.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
Through support, understanding, education and awareness our comprehensive and cohesive services empower victims to make safe and permanent changes.  Our intensive case management services are tailored to helping victims focus on employment, education and transitioning into independent living.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Homeless Shelters
Geographic Areas Served
Hope's Wings Domestic Violence Program serves victims living in Madison and surrounding Appalachian counties.  We do not excluded anyone from services regardless of the geographical area they reside.  Services are housed primarily in Madison County.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. It is the goal of Hope's Wings to end domestic violence in our community by raising awareness, educating, and working with the judicial system to erase barriers for victims.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? Hope's Wings hosts many awareness events and provides education to community members regarding the impact of domestic violence on a child, family, and community. We also work closely with the local law enforcement agencies to provide first response to victims of domestic violence.
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals? We are able to meet our goals thru community support and donations, but also thru a grant from the Office of Violence Against Women. We have a dedicated staff that works tirelessly to meet the needs of victims of domestic violence and our community.
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far? We have been able to collaborate with various offices within the justice system to eliminate barriers for victims of domestic violence who are seeking legal help and protection. Because of this collaboration, service of emergency protection orders has increased by 30% and more domestic violence cases are going to trial.
Board Chair
Board Chair Detective Stuart Adams
Company Affiliation Richmond Police Dept.
Term Mar 2017 to July 2019
Board Members
Detective Stuart Adams Richmond Police Dept.Voting
Kim DeCoste R.N.self employed- KY Diabetes Prevention & Control ProgramVoting
Jennie Haymond Davis Law, PSC and Estill County Attorney's OfficeVoting
Daphne Jewell Berkshire HathawayVoting
Gwen Minerich Minerich Land and CattleVoting
Judy Ridings Eastern Kentucky UniversityVoting
Maurice Roberts LowesVoting
Christel Siglock Frankenmuth Insurance and Eastern Kentucky UniversityVoting
Leslie Stapp RetiredVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Kim DeCoste
Company Affiliation KY Diabetes Program
Term Mar 2017 to July 2019
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
CEO Comments
Our organization is fortunate to have diversity among our members; our board represents individuals with various socio-economics, educational levels, age, race and gender.  Additionally, we have board membership that consist of founding members as well as new members.  This mix provides opportunity to have dedicated members knowledgeable of the history of the organization and new members with a lot of energy for organization development.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Jennifer Lainhart BSW
Term Start May 2009
Email jennifer.hopeswings@gmail.com

Jennifer Lainhart is a lifelong Madison County resident.  She began her professional career in retail management with over 18 years experience in this sector.  Due to personal and religious callings, she made the decision to go back to school and complete a social work degree she began 15 years before.  After much dedication and hard work (and two young sons in tow) she completed her Bachelors of Social Work degree from Eastern Kentucky University in the Spring of 2010.  EKU brought her to Hope's Wings Domestic Violence Program, when she completed a 300 hour practicum with the organization while still a college student.  After graduation, a position opened within the organization and Jennifer was the perfect fit.  She was hired as a case manager but quickly added grant management, fundraising, housing coordination and various other responsibilities to her resume.  In 2012 Hope's Wings Executive Director stepped down from her position to spend more time at home with newborn twins.  Once again, Jennifer was the natural fit for the position and continues to lead the organization successfully while making a name for herself in our local nonprofit management arena.


Full Time Staff 4
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 25
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Assistant Director
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Our advocacy program assists victims of violence with the support they need to navigate through the court process.  By providing a trained advocate located at the local law enforcement agency, we are able to work with and on behalf of victims from the moment they contact police. The advocate ensures  they get the support they need to focus on improving their lives.
Budget 40,000 per year
Category Crime & Legal, General/Other
Population Served , ,
Program Long term Success
Over 300 victims of domestic violence file orders of protection in Madison County courts yearly.  These victims are likely to be afraid and confused.  The support and knowledge our advocate provides helps victims find the voice they need to get the life saving protection they must have.  100% of women in court for domestic violence cases will have access to courtroom advocacy services.
Hope's Wings Domestic Violence Program provides transitional and community based housing assistance for victims ready to move into more long term living arrangements. While in this program, victims become survivors and continue to receive case management. They learn to budget, increase their employment skills, learn valuable life skills, and how to function as a healthy, safe individual or family.
Budget 200,000
Category Housing, General/Other
Population Served Victims, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Females
Program Short Term Success
90% of victims needing housing will receive assistance in one of our programs.
Program Long term Success
80% of victims will move from the emergency shelter into long term housing free from violence.
Program Success Monitored By
Success is monitored by organizations data and record keeping system.
Examples of Program Success
During the 2008-2009 year, 86% of victims that received services at Hope's Wings emergency shelter reported going into housing without abuse.  These stastics are remarkable given the high risk of returning to perpetrator that is seen nationally in domestic violence cases.
Description Hope's Wings provides safe emergency shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children. Our 16 bed emergency shelter is open 24/7 and offers a 24/7 crisis call line.  
Budget 120000
Population Served , ,
Program Comments
CEO Comments As a domestic violence program that does not belong to KY Coalition Against Domestic Violence (the State coalition), the largest challenge for Hope's Wings is securing money to support the emergency shelter portion of its services. Many Federal and State grants have made a priority in transitional housing and permanent housing services rather than emergency shelter. Therefore, Hope's Wings relies heavily upon fundraising and community donations to support the emergency shelter.  
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? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Hope's Wings collaborates with other domestic violence programs in the State, but also collaborates with other local agencies to meet client needs. Local relationships have been formed with agencies such as the Family Support Office, Pregnancy Help Center, KY River Foothills, New Opportunity School for Women, Liberty Place Recovery Center, New Liberty Homeless Shelter, Salvation Army, etc... These collaborations are important  as our clients often have other needs outside of domestic violence assistance. 
Richmond Person of the YearRotary Club2010
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, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $354,000.00
Projected Expenses $354,000.00
Endowment Value $29,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$5,000$0
Individual Contributions$319,761$310,802$360,803
Investment Income, Net of Losses--$0--
Membership Dues--$0--
Special Events$49,757$48,477$19,475
Revenue In-Kind--$0--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$296,934$261,444$303,476
Administration Expense$35,080$35,397$42,290
Fundraising Expense$32,380$34,573$42,282
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.011.100.98
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%79%78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue9%9%11%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$696,123$690,999$677,367
Current Assets$145,118$132,634$89,996
Long-Term Liabilities--$0$18,050
Current Liabilities--$0$1,183
Total Net Assets$696,123$690,999$658,134
Form 990s
2017 990
2016 990 form
2015 Form 990
2014 990 form
2013 2013 990
2012 Form 990
2011 Form 990
2010 990EZ
2009 990EZ
2008 990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration No
CEO Comments
Our financial breakdown makes our organization look top heavy in the administrative category.  It has come to our attention this is an error in how we keep records and not an accurate representation of our organization.  We employee an Executive Director who performs both administrative and program duties and hire an independent CPA to do our payroll.  Therfore, our administrative costs are not as high as our program costs.  We are currently in the process of fixing this error and a more accurate representation of the breakdown will be posted.
Address PO Box 488
Richmond, KY 404760488
Primary Phone 859 623-4095
Contact Email Hope@hopeswings.org
CEO/Executive Director Jennifer Lainhart BSW
Board Chair Detective Stuart Adams
Board Chair Company Affiliation Richmond Police Dept.