Breaking Free Ministry Inc
PO Box 54391
Contact Information
Nonprofit Breaking Free Ministry Inc
Address PO Box 54391
Phone (859) 227-1221
Contact Name Jeanie Lemaster
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2016
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Contact: 859-227-1221 

Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement Our Mission is to provide resources to women, men and families affected by addiction to find freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ and provide shelter and counseling services.
Background Statement
 Breaking Free Ministry,Inc was birthed after I witnessed the struggle in my own family and with a friend's son. He wanted to go to a facility for help with his addiction. He had to wait many months, for financial resources, to go to the residential treatment facility. There was no safe place for him to wait to prevent him from walking back down that dark path of destruction. The wait was too long and heroin took his life in January 2016. My hope is to be the hands and feet of Jesus and provide resources to others bound by addiction, depression, anxiety and destructive cycles which can be broken by transforming lives through the love of Jesus Christ.
We received our 501c tax exempt status in May, 2016.

We believe we serve a gap in care that can transform lives and provide the resources necessary to help these women and men.Individual empowerment and self-determination have always been strong components of the organization. The organization was conceived and organized to address the emotional, economic, and recovery needs of individuals affected by addiction and to assist in the successful transition to life in a positive environment. Our mission is accomplished by addressing the critical issues of education, physical health, and personal development through programs and services that exercise high standards of ethics, coupled with best practices in management and accountability. We are dedicated to helping each person reach their individual potential by providing high quality, life-extending care and demonstrating passionate commitment to excellence.
Impact Statement
1-Community Awareness- reaching out to all walks of life and sharing our stories of how addiction affects all of us: sons, daughters, parents, children, grandchildren and friends.

2- Holistic Safe House - will provide a 30 day Initial Recovery program that has two components: Initial Entry and Initial Recovery.

3-Safe Crisis Homes -homes where those suffering from substance abuse and addiction, homelessness can reside while waiting for placement into treatment centers. Our goal is to keep them safe from returning to the streets and begin their journey to recovery.
We want to take our Holistic Initial Recovery Centers and safe Crisis Homes to city to city to provide a supplement to treatment to treatment centers.
Needs Statement Breaking Free Ministry, Inc began in vision in January 2016 and we submitted our 501c non profit in May and received our status in 501(c) tax exempt status the end of May. Last year, we were able to use a house to serve women but the home was needed again so we are in the midst of looking for another property in Central Kentucky. This facility  will house 8-16 women for the 30 day Initial Program. We have been provided, beds, furniture, and willing volunteers who have the desire to serve these women. We have a nutritionist and counselors who will be volunteering on site to help these women once a week to help coach and teach life skills to the women. Our vision is to provide a safe crisis home for women in the area until they can get into treatment program. We are in need of funding to purchase property or donated property.

Breaking Free's vision is to grow and provide more beds and a place for women and men  in Lexington, Ky, Garrard County and in Richmond, Ky for Holistic Initial Recovery House and Safe crisis home. 

A current goal is financial funding to keep our doors open for our current property. The cost to run the home is $15,000 a month to be able to provide the safety, and necessities needed to help these women heal and grow into the women of purpose and healing. 

Another current goal we have is scholarships. The cost of the 30 day Holistic Detox program is $1800. We need donors to provide scholarships for those who cannot afford treatment.

Currently, the three integral components of our strategic plan are:
1- Financial Assistance- $50,000 to complete our goals for this year
2- Acquisition/donation of property to house women for holistic Initial Recovery centers and safe crisis homes.
3- Volunteers for women 
CEO/Executive Director Statement Breaking Free Ministry,Inc  is unique in its approach to substance abuse and addiction. Our goals are to provide Holistic Initial Recovery Safe House for Women and also provide crisis safe homes for both women so that they can have a safe place to stay.We provide natural products to help with symptoms of withdrawal and our program has shown women have gone through withdrawal with decrease symptoms in 36-48 hours. we then begin restoration of physical and mental needs to accomplish a clearing of their system.We believe we serve the gap and help women to remain safe while waiting for treatment.
Board Chair Statement Our goal is to help women who are struggling with addiction and need a safe place to begin healing. We believe our community awareness and working with state agencies to discuss addiction to help families and youth on the dangers of substance abuse is all part of the pillars of care needed to bring wholeness to the individual.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Housing & Shelter NEC
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Half-Way House (Short-Term Residential Care)
Geographic Areas Served
Fayette County
Jessamine County
Clark County
Madison County
Garrard County
Boyle County
Mercer County
We look to have a Initial safe house in these counties but accept women from all of Kentucky.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. Breaking Free Ministry will address head on the problem of addiction doing our part to help restore women back to God, family and ultimately impacting future generations to come. This holistic program will address addiction from a spiritual perspective and yet will also address the clinical and social side as well. We will offer clinical counseling, individual and group as well as job skills training through Social Enterprise opportunities. We envision the women coming out of the Breaking Free  program to have potential employment opportunities with our Social Enterprise  network to build lasting opportunities for women
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?

Our strategy is to continue raising awareness and assessing all community needs for women and youth. Our co-founder works with the US Attorney HEAT group and speaks at various middle and high schools as well as jails and government meetings. Secondly, to reopen our Transformation House for women for Initial recovery. Thirdly, Our goal is to provide a long term crisis house where they can continue to get healing but also begin job training, and begin being a part of our social enterprise where we can help community with jobs and where these women can work and begin a clear path to sustainability in productive lives.

CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals? We have various ways we are utilizing our capabilities. For instance, we have online giving, monthly supporters, fundraising events and Church support. We have had continued support from various church groups. Some of our internal resourcing has come in the form of networking with our board members which as led to our participating in local fundraisers, as well as making sure we as a board have the correct coverage from insurance perspectives. We have   volunteers at this point who assist with the day to day operations of the ministry. We also have had continued support through various partnerships in our community via churches, local chamber and local businesses. All have rallied to help us this last year and are working to locate a new house and willing to help us get it ready and support us in fundraising and other local events we have been apart of to drive donations and awareness.
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?

Board Investment - Building diversity within the board along with leadership training and financial investments

Celebrate Recovery Launch – Our co- founder is a leader in Celebrate recovery so this will be feasible once we relaunch the house.

4. Identify Breaking Free rental property - Housing for 4-6 women to start up to 16 women, close to town for easy access to work, court and other needs. 5. Identify House Manager.

2. Create one or two DBA’s for Social Enterprise under Breaking Free focused on helping to facilitate womens through the SE program creating job skills training and employment opportunities. (examples, Thrift Store, Garden shop, Wellness Shop, Event Planning,  etc)

ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far? The house has been a great community gathering if you will of support and volunteers coming to help make this a reality. Since our previous house, we saw lives changed and watched as women moved into long term treatment. We have had many people from the community, city leaders, government officials and others share how addiction has impacted their own families and that we need something like this to combat addiction. As for what has worked and what has not worked so much within our progress thus far really has been truly all positive, however, yes we have learned some things along the way.
Board Chair
Board Chair Kenneth Scott Lemaster
Company Affiliation Co-Founder
Board Members
Mr. Brent Ireland The Kingdom CenterVoting
Mr. Kenneth Scott Lemaster Co-FounderVoting
Mrs. Jeanie Lemaster Co-FounderVoting
Mrs. Gwin Minter community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Cameron Minter community VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Amy Smith MS KY-LPCC-S OH-LPC Masters in clinical counseling
Mr. Jamie Strunck Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Carla Strunck Co-FounderVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 86%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 30%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 65%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Carla Strunck
Company Affiliation Co- Founder
CEO Comments

The total cost for implementing our flagship programs in the coming year- 2018 for both programs to be fully implemented is more than $150,000.  We are a growing organization with dedicated, responsible, and goal-focused members who appreciate the tremendous generosity of our contributors in offering financial assistance to support our labor of love. Breaking Free Ministry depends entirely on your donations. We currently are not receiving any federal or state funding in support of programs.

CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Jeanie Lemaster
Term Start Mar 2016
Experience I am an RN of 33 years and have been a Board member of Non-profit organizations in the past. My background is administrative and clinical services.
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 20
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 7
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 20
Unspecified 0
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
Description The Holistic Detox Program will be a 30 day program with two components of Initial Entry and Detox Recovery for the rest of the 30 day program to include inner healing, counseling and life skills. Once they complete the Detox Program they can enter the 4-month Treatment program of inner healing, life skills and foundation concepts in their self, life and finances. After the 4-month treatment program, they will move into a 3-month transitional program designed to begin a healthy, productive lifestyle.

Our other goal for our women's Mod
Budget 15000 per month
Category Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Public, Society Benefit, General/Other
Population Served Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers, Adults,
Program Short Term Success By the end of the program, women and men will be ready to receive a long treatment program to include continued counseling,  life skills, financial goals, education goals.
Program Long term Success Our ultimate change is to provide inner healing and life skills and counseling to keep women and men healthy with life skills to manage their life.
Program Success Monitored By Women and men will enter into treatment facilities.
Examples of Program Success
We had 9 women come through our program and we saw a 100% success in the initial recovery phase holistically. 50% of the women went on into long term recovery.
We have had the privledge of working with the Governors office on a opiate addiction campaign. 
Description Safe Crisis Homes -homes where those suffering from substance abuse and addiction, human trafficking, sex industry, and homelessness can reside while waiting for placement into treatment centers. Our goal is to keep them safe from returning to the streets and begin their journey to recovery.
Budget 15000 per month
Category Housing, General/Other Crisis Shelter
Population Served Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers, Adults,
Program Comments
CEO Comments our biggest challenge we are facing currently is finding another property either for purchase or donation. We have staff available and currently have our Medicaid application on hold. Our goal is to find another property and begin the licensure and accreditation process.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Oct 2017
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
We work with state government, US Attorney office, city officials and churches and other non- profit organizations.
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $50,000.00
Projected Expenses $26,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$7,382----
Administration Expense$5,728----
Fundraising Expense$9,730----
Payments to Affiliates$3,009----
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.54----
Program Expense/Total Expenses23%----
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue22%----
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets------
Current Assets------
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$800----
Total Net Assets$49,251----
Form 990s
2016 2016-990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Purchase property
Goal $200,000.00
Dates Nov 2017 to May 2018
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration Yes
CEO Comments We are in the midst of looking and obtaining property for our housing for women. We also are volunteer based until we obtain Medicaid  License once we get property secured. We have counselors, nursing, peer support, auditors and billers ready to assist at property   
Foundation Staff Comments This organization received its 501c3 status in 2016 so does not yet have a full year of financials.
Address PO Box 54391
Primary Phone 859 227-1221
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Jeanie Lemaster
Board Chair Kenneth Scott Lemaster
Board Chair Company Affiliation Co-Founder