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Frequent Questions

Who We Are

Have you ever had a question and didn’t know where to find the answer? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

This section is a compilation of answers to the questions most commonly asked by our constituents. Just start by following one of the links below. If you can’t find the question you wanted to ask, don’t hesitate to contact us.

  1. We’re always on the lookout for individuals like you wanting to get involved. Visit our How To Help section to find out ways to donate or volunteer.

  2. We have a responsibility to our community and our donors and work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization. We make our IRS Form 990 available for review, as required by law. Visit our Financials page to learn more.

  3. Our organization takes our privacy policy seriously and takes steps to protect and ensure the safety of our supporters. We do not sell or otherwise disclose information about our volunteers or supporters outside of our immediate organization. This policy has no exceptions. We do not sell or exchange your information with any other organizations, public, private or nonprofit. For more detailed information visit our Privacy Policy page.

  4. The United States government defines at risk as:
    A school-aged individual who is at risk of academic failure, has a drug or alcohol problem, is pregnant or is a parent, has come in contact with the juvenile justice system in the past, at least one year behind the expected grade level, has limited English proficiency, is a gang member, has dropped out of school or has a high absenteeism rate.

    The youth we work with come from a variety of backgrounds and come to us for a number of different reasons. The common thread is pain. All of the youth we work with have experienced significant pain and it is this world of hurt and pain that we enter into with a message of love and hope.

  5. What is the Guidestar seal of transparency and why is it important?
    The Guidestar Seal of Transparency is a sytem used to rate non-profit organizations. GuideStar is a 501(c)(3) public charity that gathers and disseminates information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. They provide as much information as possible about each nonprofit's mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, and governance so you can take the information and make the best decisions possible about which organizations to support.