SIMON HOUSE INC
208 W Campbell St
Frankfort KY 40601
Contact Information
Nonprofit SIMON HOUSE INC
Address 208 W Campbell St
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone (502) 223-2138
Fax 502 223-9808
Contact Name Vonda Willey
At A Glance
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer

Financial donations are gratefully accepted for operating expenses, special projects, or the building fund.  Make checks payable to Simon House and mail to Simon House, P. O. Box 5174, Frankfort, KY 40602.  Simon House has ongoing needs for basic supplies including food, diapers, paper products, cleaning supplies, personal care items, clothing, and household goods.  Gently used women's and children's clothing, household items, and furniture are also gladly accepted.  Simon House also welcomes bequests of money, real estate, and stocks and bonds as a living legacy of the donor. 

Volunteers are essential to Simon House's operation, and both individuals and volunteer groups are welcomed.  Volunteers assist with maintenance, office work, sorting donated items, tutoring children and adults, and much more.

Financial Summary
 
 
Statements
Mission Statement
Simon House is a nonprofit organization serving homeless adult women who are pregnant or have children and other low income community families at risk of homelessness.  In collaboration with other agencies and organizations it provides a safe, stable, and healthy environment that encourages, educates, and empowers clients to become self-sufficient and productive members of our community and the larger society.
Background Statement

Simon House was incorporated in 1987 in Kentucky’s capital city of Frankfort when a young woman, who found herself pregnant and with no place to live, called the pregnancy help line and talked with a VISTA worker about her plight.  There was no program within the entire state of Kentucky at that time that could house her. The VISTA worker took it upon herself to find a place for this desperate young woman. With work and good fortune she found a dwelling that was renovated and not only helped this young woman, but provided enough space to help three other women in similar situations. Thus began the vision of what was to become the Simon House.

 

Simon House now provides a residential setting where six women who are homeless and their children can live together for up to 24 months. Additionally, assistance is provided with employment, education, child care, parenting skills, financial management, and other life skills. The program primarily serves residents of Franklin and surrounding Central Kentucky counties, but when space is available, families from throughout Kentucky are admitted. 

Simon House has been located at its current site since 1987. Originally built around 1920, the house consists of three stories and a basement. There is no outside play space for children. Due to its age and constant use by 30 or more residents per year over the past 25 years, Simon House needs continuous repairs and updating for the comfort and safety of the women and children living there. The ultimate goal is to acquire a larger, more adequate facility for the program. Besides the residential program, Simon House has a Rapid Re-housing and aftercare program for residents who have moved from the residential program to independent living. They may receive limited financial assistance to become stabilized in community housing and receive assistance with both material items (e.g., food, diapers, cleaning supplies) and case work services. Many continue to meet with the case manager to work toward self-sufficiency goals including education, employment, and housing. Simon House also provides outreach/prevention services to families in the community who may be at risk of becoming homeless. Families frequently request items such as food, clothing, diapers, cleaning supplies, and personal care items from Simon House when they cannot afford them and also pay their housing costs. These families also may obtain referrals for other needs they have such as assistance with rent and utility payments.
Impact Statement
In 2015, Simon House provided residential services to 24 families (24 women and their 39 children) for a total of 63 residents. The Rapid Re-housing program served 166 clients (63 adults and 103 children) during 2015.  This program provides limited financial and case management services to former Simon House residents or homeless community families as they obtain and transition to stable community housing.  Further, Simon House served 45 families (62 adults and 85 children) through its homelessness prevention services.  Limited financial assistance for rent and utilities can be provided to families at imminent risk of becoming homeless.  Simon House also assisted 543 community families during 2015 with material items and referrals for needed services.  

Goals for 2017 include continuing the services outlined above and serving as many clients as possible. The total operating budget for the organization is small, but the Board of Directors is planning several fundraising efforts during 2017. Our board of directors and executive director will continue to move the program in a positive direction and increase the efficiency of board and administrative functions. We will continue to enhance our volunteer program. Our goal is to have increasing numbers of residents leaving the program in 2017 with permanent housing and self-sufficiency plans that will prevent future homelessness. We also will continue our outreach to previous residents and low income families in the community in 2017 including providing them with subsistence items and case management assistance when needed. The Board will continue strategic planning to address the need for a larger and newer facility.

Needs Statement  

Increase income by $50,000 to improve client services.

Increase and better utilize volunteers ($5,000 for recruitment and management).

Replace existing facility with a larger and newer building that will accommodate more residents and provide more space for programs for women and children (cost to be determined).
 
Increase programming for children served by the agency to better mediate the trauma of homelessness and ensure their positive academic and social development.
 
Increase community support through improved public relations, fundraising events, and outreach ($10,000).
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Human Services / Homeless Services/Centers
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Franklin County
Anderson County
Henry County
Owen County
Scott County
Shelby County
Woodford County
Kentucky

The program primarily serves residents of Franklin and surrounding Central Kentucky counties, but when space is available, families from throughout Kentucky are admitted. 

Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. The ultimate goals of Simon House are to prevent or eliminate homelessness among families with children; to mediate the trauma of homelessness among parents and children who experience it; and to support formerly homeless families to becoming self-sufficient, contributing members of the community.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. John B. Martin
Company Affiliation Retired Registrar, Kentucky State University
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2017
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Ms. Diana Andrews RetiredVoting
Ms. Yolanda Bright VolunteerVoting
Dr. Ann H. Crowe RetiredVoting
Mrs. Kendra Thacker Dickinson Woodforest National BankVoting
Mr. Jim King RetiredVoting
Mr. Matt Kirby AttorneyVoting
Mr. John B. Martin Knetucky State UniversityVoting
Mrs. Melissa Russell Kentucky Department of RevenueVoting
Mrs. Linda Stopper RetiredVoting
Ms. Susan Turner PsychologistVoting
Mr. Kevin Welch Commonwealth of Kentucky Energy and Environment CabinetVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 74%
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 9
Standing Committees
Program / Program Planning
Building
Finance
Operations
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Vonda Willey
Term Start May 2016
Email vwilley@simonhouseky.org
Experience
Prior to becoming the Executive Director of Simon House, Ms. Willey served as an Administrator of Blue Water Safe Horizons, an agency in Port Huron, Michigan, that provides shelter and support services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, and homelessness.  She has experience in managing human resources, accounting, and grants, as well as supervising staff and providing direct services to clients.  She also previously served as a system administrator for the Homeless Management Information System in St. Clair County, Michigan.  
Staff
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 20
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 50%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Ms. Karen Black Mar 2009 - Nov 2009
Ms. Pamela Hanson July 2010 - Apr 2016
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Description Simon House provides a residential setting where six women who are homeless and their children can live together for up to 24 months. Additionally, assistance is provided with employment, education, child care, parenting skills, financial management, and other life skills. 
Budget 120,000
Category Housing, General/Other Transitional Housing
Population Served Homeless, Females, Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Long term Success

Simon House provides transitional housing to women and their children to help families move toward self-sufficiency as quickly as possible. Through this safe, stable and healthy environment Simon House facilitates each resident to achieve and maintain independence and productivity in the community by providing them with case management services that emphasize employment skills, educational opportunities, financial planning, parenting skills development, and housing opportunities.

 

Description

Simon House provides Rapid Re-Housing and aftercare assistance for residents who have moved from the residential program to independent living. This program is also available to homeless families in the community who have not had a previous stay at Simon House.  Limited financial assistance is available for helping clients establish a stable community residence.  They also may receive assistance with both material items (e.g., food, diapers, cleaning supplies) and case work services to work toward self-sufficiency goals including education, employment, and housing. 

Budget 10000
Category
Population Served , ,
Description

Simon House provides limited financial assistance and case management services to community clients at imminent risk of homelessness to help them remain in community housing and avert their transition to homelessness.

Budget 14000
Category
Population Served , ,
Description Simon House provides outreach and prevention services to families in the community who may be at risk of becoming homeless.  Families frequently request items such as food, clothing, diapers, cleaning supplies, and personal care items from Simon House when they cannot afford them and are near losing their homes.  These families also may obtain referrals from a Simon House case manager for other needs they have such as assistance with rent and utility payments.  This program is primarily funded by donations and volunteer contributions.  
Budget $5,000
Category
Population Served , ,
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2013
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $222,121.00
Projected Expenses $222,121.00
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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$133,198$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$133,198----
Individual Contributions$28,410$314,630$143,408
$30,000----
$0----
Investment Income, Net of Losses$26$51--
Membership Dues$0----
Special Events$20,331--$22,887
Revenue In-Kind$226,725----
Other$0----
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$98,183$176,684$136,628
Administration Expense$129,970$145,418$20,803
Fundraising Expense$7,819$14,468$10,351
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.961.040.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses42%52%81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue4%5%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$0$95,029$100,074
Current Assets$0--$79,630
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0--$3,000
Total Net Assets$84,001$95,029$97,074
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration No
Address 208 W Campbell St
Frankfort, KY 40601
Primary Phone 502 223-2138
Contact Email simonhouseinfo@gmail.com
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Vonda Willey
Board Chair Mr. John B. Martin
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired Registrar, Kentucky State University