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Square One GJM

Total Qualifying Score: 4
County (ARC Region): Yes
State (ARC Region): Yes
Q3. IRS Status: Nonprofit – 2
Q4. Parent Entity: No – 1
Q5. 2 or More Full-Time Employees : No (as of 12/31/2019)
Q7. Budget Level: Above $3 million or below $100,000 – 0 (Last Fiscal Year Actual Income)
Q8. Restricted Reserves: Yes – 0
Q9. CARES Act Funding: No – 1
Q13. Participation by Executive: Yes


Square One GJM
Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio 45631

County (ARC Region) Gallia
State (ARC Region) Ohio


Q1. Mission:

Square One’s mission is to provide victims of Gallia, Jackson and Meigs Counties a safe and confidential space to connect to the local resources, to offer emergency shelter and to teach a multitude of skills that would empower clients to self-sufficiency.

Q2. How organization aligns with ARC’s Plan & Goals:

We believe that our mission aligns with the goals of the Appalachian Regional Commission by not only addressing the health and saftey of the residents by providing a space where they can seek shelter and resources but buy also teaching skills that will allow residents to become successful in maintaining a life free from abuse and trauma.

Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: No

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 0/0 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 0/0 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $428,936/$428,936

Q6. Fiscal Year: Calendar

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $0 / $0

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $428,936 / $428,936

Q8. Restricted Reserves (Amount): No ($12,000)

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): No ($0)
Received From:   Date Received:
For What Purpose(s):

Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

In January 2020, we were approved for the Capitol Budget Grant.  This grant would provide us with the funding needed to not only purchase the building that our shelter would be housed in but to also complete all renovations needed to be able to open.  Once the pandemic hit, the Capitol Budget Grant was scrapped and we had to start all over.  However, even though everything shut down, crime didn’t stop.  Victims were left with nowhere to turn to for safety.  Although we weren’t able to shelter them, we knew we had to do something.  With no funding, we hit the streets.  We provided food boxes, cleaning supplies, personal hygene items and guidance.  We litterally met our clients where they were to fill the needs that they had.

Q11. Top Three Concerns:
Providing salaries for employees
Being able to be financially secure as an organization
Being able to grow as an organization

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

As a new Non-Profit and first time Executive Director I think this program will allow me to learn how to bring financial stability and growth to my program.


Q12. Applying as a Proposed Cohort? No

Q13. Executive Director or CEO Will Participate in the Program? Yes

Q14. Top Two Choices for Cohort Instruction:

Course #1 Choice: 1-Long-term Financial Management

Course #2 Choice: 2-Mission & Operations

Q15. Desired Course Schedule for Cohort Instruction:

#1 Desired Course Schedule: 1-Fall 2020: 11-Week Course (Nov. 9, 2020 -Jan. 24, 2021)

#2 Desired Course Schedule: 2-Fall 2020: 6-Week Course (Nov. 9, 2020 – Dec. 18, 2020)


Name: Ashley Durst, Executive Director

Application Approved by Organization Director or CEO? Yes, Approved by Executive Director/CEO

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