SISTERS ROAD TO FREEDOM INC
P.O. BOX 1084
LEXINGTON KY 40588-1084
Contact Information
Nonprofit SISTERS ROAD TO FREEDOM INC
Address P.O. BOX 1084
LEXINGTON, KY 40588 1084
Phone (859) 5367677 5367677
Fax 859 5367677
Contact Name THERESE WRIGHT
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2015
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Please mail all monetary donations to: 
SISTERS ROAD TO FREEDOM, INC.
P.O. Box 1084
Lexington, KY 40588-1084
 
In-Kind donations: 
School supplies, art supplies, clothing, shoes, accessories, t-shirts for summer program 
 
We can pick up or you can also mail to:   
SISTERS ROAD TO FREEDOM, INC.
P.O. Box 1084
Lexington, KY 40588-1084
 
Volunteer Opportunities:
 
*We are in need of someone who can update and upkeep our website
 
*Videographer
 
 
 
 
Statements
Mission Statement Sisters Road To Freedom, Inc. is a non-profit organization providing women with inspiration and encouragement.  This organization assists or refers women who are seeking spiritual, financial, medical, psychological, and educational assistance to government, educational and other non-profit agencies.
Background Statement

In 2010, Founding Director, Therese Wright, received the vision for Sisters Road To Freedom, Inc. after a speaking engagement where she shared her story of abuse and overcoming.  

Sisters Road To Freedom, Inc. conducts and facilitates healthy lifestyle and wellness workshops; seminars on the needs of teen and teen sexual practices; legal clinics, domestic violence seminars and empowerment workshops. In addition, quarterly Clothing Giveaway to families in need.

From January of 2011 to present, Sisters Road To Freedom, Inc. has held numerous empowerment workshops and seminars impacting women and teen girls, including the well-received “Molding Of Generation Divas” program for teen girls.

Sisters Road To Freedom, Inc. also serves the community directly and indirectly, which include food assistance, legal clinics, clothing giveaways for families-in-need; monetary assistance for medical bills, water, electric/gas bills, and other emergency needs.

Sisters Road To Freedom, Inc. has developed and facilitated seminars specifically for incarcerated women at the Fayette County Detention Center, Martin Luther King Academy, various churches and groups in Kentucky, and has worked in conjunction with other non-profit organizations and educational institutions.

Impact Statement
Accomplishments from the past year: 
*Served over 100 families with clothing/shoes/accessories for all seasons
*Assisted women with emergency financial assistance and food assistance 
*Served over 50 youth at 2014 Molding of Generation Divas Summer Program
*Worked with volunteer attorneys to provide FREE Legal Clinics
*Organized community health fair  
 
 
Current Year Goals:
*To increase funding
*Assist more families with food, clothing, and emergency financial assistance
*Serve more youth at the 2015 Molding of Generation Divas Summer Program 
 
*Quarterly Clothing Giveaway To Families In Need
*Molding Of Generation Divas
*Conduct and facilitate women and youth programs at churches and other organizations   
*Conducted FREE Legal Clinics  
Needs Statement
Computer and Printer  .........................................................  $  1,000
Full-time Staff to carry out programs and services .............. $60,000 
Tech-savvy volunteer/assistant to upkeep and update website and
other media ..........................................................................  $     500
T-shirts for Molding Of Generation Divas Program
for Youth ..............................................................................  $    500
Printing of brochures, letterheads, envelopes, postcards .....   $   500
 
CEO/Executive Director Statement

Sisters Road To Freedom, Inc. is unique because this organization offers:

Easy, simple, respectful and confidential assistance

Encouragement to women getting back and walking on the road to freedom

Development of a Life Plan

to get them on the road to freedom

Easy access to Personnel, especially Director

Information availability and assistance for women and their families

A family will never be turned away. If the organization cannot assist, we will make a referral to other agencies

Board Chair Statement
I am pleased to report that 2015 was a year of success for Sisters Road.  Our domestic violence conference held last October was well-received by the community.  Sheriff Kathy Witt and her staff did an awesome job of educating the community and domestic violence survivor, April Ballentine, told her story publicly for the first time since that gruesome night that has her immobilized to a wheelchair. We will continue to provide services and programs to the community that are meaningful and beneficial.  
 
Sisters Road continue to face the challenge of funding. We are working on finding grants that will allow the CEO to be in full time position. We believe this will allow more direct assistance to clients and the community as a whole.   
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Youth Development / Youth Development Programs
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Personal Social Services
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Scott County
Clark County
Fayette County
Lexington, Fayette County
 
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact.
Sisters Road is trying to accomplish the following: 
1) Full-time staff - CEO and Assistant
2) More public awareness of the services and programs the organization offers FREE to the community  
3) Funding from private donors for our annual summer program which expands each year  
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?
We are working tirelessly in researching grants that are applicable to the services and programs we offer.  
Through more networking. 
 
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far?
Our accomplishments: 
1) Scholarship for participant of Molding of Generation Divas program
2) Domestic Violence resource   
What we have not accomplished so far:
1) Getting donors to believe in the work we are doing because we are a small, "no-name" organization
2) Being able to receive a sizable grant so that more services and assistance can be offered to women for their families
 
Board Chair
Board Chair THERESE C WRIGHT
Company Affiliation SISTERS ROAD TO FREEDOM INC.
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
DAWN ANGARONE DIRECTORNonVoting
TERESSA GIPSON CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICERVoting
THERESE C WARRICK, M.S. DirectorVoting
TAMIKA WHITFIELD PROGRAM DIRECTORVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 95%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 5%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director THERESE C WRIGHT M.S.
Term Start Jan 2011
Email sistersroadtofreedom@twc.com
Experience
Since the age of 16 years, Therese has been leading in community service. 
 
2008 – Current: Director of Women's Ministries 
Vacation Bible School Teacher; Sunday School Teacher; conduct monthly women fellowships; organize community outreach; former Director of Youth Ministry 
2011- Current - Director, Sisters Road To Freedom Inc. 
Perform social casework of women and their families; counsel and advise women and youth on issues affecting their families; create, develop, recruit, conduct and facilitate motivational classes, seminars and workshops for women and youth; refer youth and their families to social agencies for assistance; maintain confidential records and files of women; prepare reports based on sessions with women and youth; develop and implement multicultural programs for women and youth; assist women with development of action plans for their lives; collaborate with government and non-governmental agencies to administer programs to educate the community about issues affecting families; created, developed and successfully implemented Molding Of Generation Divas Program for women and teen girls; recruitment of youth to educational conferences and seminars; engage with social agencies and non-profits to assist women with resources

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Staff
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 5
Volunteers 2
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Description

Provide assistance to women in filling out applications for public and private assistance, such as food, clothing, financial aid, job applications, college admissions, GED

Conduct Christian Urban/Real Talk sessions with teen and women

Coordinate educational workshops on sexual exploitation, abuse (physical, psychological, social, financial, spiritual) prostitution, self-esteem, self-respect, job hunting, budgeting/financial counseling, life skills development

Assist women in developing a Plan of Action for themselves and families

Ensure women are afforded the opportunities for counseling, financial assistance, legal assistance from government agencies and other non-profits

Direct women to spiritual, financial, medical, psychological, educational assistance from government agencies and other non-profit organizations

Organize healthy lifestyle workshops and health fairs - importance of getting physicals, pap smears, breast exams, immunizations for children

Keep in regular contact with women via personal visits and correspondence

Establish a working relationship with various government and non-governmental agencies

Budget 5000
Category
Population Served , ,
Description

This program is for pre-teen/teen (females, ages 10-18 years), which aims to mold into respectful young women. The program focuses on education through “real talk” seminars and meetings (group and individual) on prevention of teen pregnancies, suicide, obesity and unhealthy eating habits, higher education and job readiness; and, protection from sexual diseases and abuse (physical, sexual, and psychological).

OBJECTIVES: 
1) To bring youth together in unity, love, respect and trust for their mother/grandmother/aunt/guardian in the home;
 
2) To bring awareness and educate mothers and youth on the following issues: Teen suicide, Drug addiction, Teen pregnancy, STDs/HIV/AIDS, Teen depression, Abuse (sexual & physical), Obesity and unhealthy eating habits (anorexia and bulimia);

3) To provide a respectful forum for mothers and youth to ask professionals about everyday issues (social, medical, psychological, educational) that affect or hamper the progress of the adolescent;

4) To train and equip caring adults how to effectively and affectionately mentor their youth through the crises of adolescent years;

5) To provide applicable resources and tools for mothers who participate in the program with their youth and youth to seek help when in crisis.

Budget 2500
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), Females, Minorities
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Coretta Scott King Community Service AwardAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Beta Gamma Omega Chapter2014
“Going The Extra Mile” Community AwardFOX 56 and Becker Law Office2013
Bluegrass Connector AwardUnited Way of the Bluegrass2012
Community Service AwardKing Solomon Lodge No. 82012
Women's Month Award For Community ServiceAssociation For Belizean Artists First2012
Honorable Kentucky ColonelHonorable Order of Kentucky Colonels2011
Honorary Citizen of LouisvilleCity of Louisville1997
Time Out For People AwardLexington-Fayette Urban County Government2014
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2015
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2015
Projected Revenue $2,500.00
Projected Expenses $2,500.00
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage 0%
Detailed Financials
Form 990s
2014 IRS Letter
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Comments
CEO Comments To date, our organization's financials have not exceeded $4,000 yearly.  Most of the funding is used for the summer program and in assisting clients with emergency funding for utilities/rent/medical. 
Foundation Staff Comments This organization received its 501c3 status in April 2015 and so does not yet have a year of financial information. 
Address P.O. BOX 1084
LEXINGTON, KY 405881084
Primary Phone 859 5367677 5367677
CEO/Executive Director THERESE C WRIGHT M.S.
Board Chair THERESE C WRIGHT
Board Chair Company Affiliation SISTERS ROAD TO FREEDOM INC.