NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  Ida's Place Transition House, Inc.

The recipient entity's physical address:
           46025 Durbin Road
Hammond, La 70401


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           46013 Durbin Road
Hammond, La 70401


Type of Entity (for instance, a nonprofit corporation):  Non-Profit Corporation

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          Brandi Wells
46013 Durbin Road
Hammond, La 70401


The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  7222

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $385,277

What type of request is this?  General Appropriation

Is this entity in good standing with the Secretary of State?  Yes

Provide the name of each member of the recipient entity's governing board and officers:
           Executive Director/ Human Service Professional- Brandi Wells 46013 Durbin Road Hammond, La 70401

President of the Board- Willie Wallace 1814 North Morrison Blvd. Hammond, La 70401

Board Member- Ryan Lawrence 1213 Blackburn Road Hammond, La 70401

Board Member- Kelly Perkins Thorn 303 JW Davis Drive. Hammond, La 70401

Board Member- Mildred Legard 1303 Martin Luther King Blvd. Hammond, La 70401

Board Member- Adolf Legard 106 Grant Street Hammond, La 70401

Board Member- Jamar Jones 1307 Carbin Road Hammond, La 70403

Board Member/ Treasurer- Barbara Wells 409 JW Davis Drive Hammond, La 70403

Board Member/ Chaplain- Michael Wells 409 JW Davis Drive Hammond, La 70403


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           Ida’s Place Transition House, Inc. is a transitional living program for adults with serious mental illnesses. It is our vision for persons with mental illness to live serene, joy-filled, healthy lives. Our mission is to empower holistic wellness and hope to persons with mental illness through transitional housing, supportive care, advocacy, and recovery-focused skill development in the following areas:
* Daily living and self-care
* Pre-vocational/Vocational
* Socialization
* Recreation
* Community Living
* Living Independently
* Dealing with the effects of institutionalization
Our Transitional Living Program functions as a place to provide clients with the skills necessary to transition back into the community.


What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $283,000
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $0
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $102,277

Does your organization have any outstanding audit issues or findings?  No

If 'Yes' is your organization working with the appropriate governmental agencies to resolve those issues or findings?
          Yes

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          The purpose of Ida's Place Transition House, Inc is to improve our community by providing tools for sustaining mental wellness with skills development, supportive care, and advocacy. By providing a drug free center in the Tangipahoa community; to help former drug addicts adjust to life in general society.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Goals and Objectives
1.) Health—Promote health and recovery-oriented service systems for individuals with or in recovery from mental and substance use disorders. Overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) as well as living in a physically and emotionally healthy way.
2.) Home— Ensure that permanent housing and supportive services are available for individuals with or in recovery from mental and substance use disorders. A stable and safe place to live that supports recovery.
3.) Purpose— Increase gainful employment and educational opportunities for individuals in recovery from mental and substance use disorders. Meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school, volunteerism, family caretaking, or creative endeavors, and the independence, income, and resources to participate in society.
4.) Community—Promote peer support and the social inclusion of individuals with or in recovery from mental and substance use disorders in the community. Relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.

These elements—health, home, purpose, and community—are central to recovery from mental and substance use disorders. An individual’s ability to have a successful, satisfying, and healthy life integrated in a community is fostered through the availability of and appropriate use of prevention, health, clinical treatment (including residential treatment if needed), and recovery support services that are culturally appropriate, and directed by persons in recovery (and family members as appropriate).


What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           Ongoing annually

If any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official is an officer, director, trustee, or employee of the recipient entity who receives compensation or holds any ownership interest therein:
     (a) If an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of the official and the office held by such person:
                 N/A
    
     (b) If an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of such person; the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related; and the nature of the relationship:
                 N/A

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:
                 N/A

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:
                  N/A

If the recipient entity has a contract with any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official or with the state or any political subdivision of the state:
(a) If the contract is with an elected or appointed state official, provide the name and address of the official and the office held by such person: 
               N/A

(b) If the contract is with an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official:
          Provide the name and address of such person:
               N/A

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:
                N/A

          What is the nature of the relationship? 

(c) If the contract is with the state or a political subdivision of the state, provide the name and address of the state entity or political subdivision of the state:
                 N/A

(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:
               N/A


Contact Information
name:  Brandi Wells 
                                       address:  46013 Durbin RD
Hammond, La 70401

                                       phone:  9855516744
                                       fax: 
                                       e-mail:  mrsbrandiwellsipth@yahoo.com
                                       relationship to entity:  Executive Director