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Rea of Hope, Inc.

Total Qualifying Score: 8
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 : Yes (as of 12/31/2019)
Q7. Budget Level: $250,001 to $1.5 million – 5 (Last Fiscal Year Actual Income)
Q8. Restricted Reserves: Yes – 0
Q9. CARES Act Funding: Yes – 0
Q13. Participation by Executive: No


Rea of Hope, Inc.
Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia 25301

County (ARC Region) Kanawha
State (ARC Region) West Virginia


Q1. Mission:

The purpose of the Rea of Hope (ROH) is to help West Virginia women suffering from alcohol and/or drug addiction by teaching the life skills and self-sufficiency required to reach sustained recovery, while providing safe, affordable, and supportive housing for them and their children.

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

ROH empowers women and enables them to experience transformation in their lives by breaking the bonds of addiction through utilizing an abstinence based model. Change is fostered through education, behavior modeling, maintaining a safe environment, addressing healthcare needs through referral, and utilizing 12-step programs for spiritual help. Strong community relationships establish a sense of interdependence; referrals are made as needed on an individual basis. ROH encourages residents to become a part of the community, develop self-respect and become self-reliant. One way this is achieved is through full-time employment, and for those on disability, full-time volunteering (our goal is for all residents to be employed or volunteering within 30 days of admission). Residents demonstrate fiscal responsibility by paying program fees, taxes and fines. The residents have an opportunity to “practice life” by being responsible employees, following a schedule, and learning to care for themselves.

Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: No

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 9/3 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 9/3 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $896,697/$896,697

Q6. Fiscal Year: July-June

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $973,673 / $762,173

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $896,697 / $896,697

Balance Sheet

Q8. Restricted Reserves (Amount): Yes ($71,534)

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): Yes ($96,000)
Received From: federal payroll protection   Date Received:
For What Purpose(s): to cover payroll and hazard pay

Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

The Rea of Hope (ROH) has already experienced loss of funding as a direct result of Covid-19. The ROH was forced to cancel its annual fundraiser “The Miracles on Lee Street Dinner and Silent Auction” this year, which was projected to raise $95,000. This fundraiser earns money through ticket sales, sponsorships, an auction, and donations. It is used to meet general program expenses.
Two grants that ROH has received for the last 10 years totaling $19,500 ($7,500 First Presbyterian, and $12,000 McDonough) were denied this year due to shifts in funding priorities. We typically receive $50,000 from churches and individuals; however, their incomes and abilities to donate are all uncertain during the pandemic as they are experiencing financial difficulties. The $114,500 setback during the first three months of the pandemic has hurt our budget for general program expenses. ROH counts on funding for general program support in order to fill in gaps in funding for critical services and program continuation.
In response to the immediate crisis, the Rea of Hope (ROH) expended approximately $5,000, to restructure service delivery and operations. Our cleaning supplies costs increased, and we had to purchase personal protection supplies. These costs also included buying furniture and creating a quarantine room in case one of our residents became ill. All visitation and passes were stopped, including child visitation. In order to keep our residents in contact with their children, we purchased 2 i-pads for their use. The i-pads also allowed for remote case management. We paid for and began to utilize Zoom for all staff meetings, and resident meetings. Eventually, we had to send all nonessential employees to work from home. As of now, all employees are back to work; however, we still utilize zoom meetings and adjust protocols for passes and visitation per the Governor’s guidelines.


Q11. Top Three Concerns:
Keeping everyone safe and preventing an outbreak
admissions to treatment centers are down, decreased referrals for a period of time will we be able to fill our beds
economy and impact on donor base and foundations

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

The program will help address long term concerns about the pandemic on nonprofits and to create a plan to adjust to differences is the economy in order to still provide services.


Q12. Applying as a Proposed Cohort? Yes

List of Organizations in Proposed Cohort:

Q13. Executive Director or CEO Will Participate in the Program? No


Executive Director of Rea of Hope, Marie Beaver, is also its founding director. She has overseen the growth of the program from one house with 10 women to six properties with 30 women and 17 children. Her knowledge is vast regarding long term planning and financial management. Ms. Beaver is currently training the Office and Data Manager, Heather Darr, in grant writing and management. Ms. Darr needs to gain knowledge and understanding of financial planning, reading a budget, etc. The course will help the organization long term; having an additional grant writer frees the Executive Director to focus on other ongoing projects.

Q14. Top Two Choices for Cohort Instruction:

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

Course #2 Choice: 2-Short-term Financial Management

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-Winter 2021: 10-Week Course (Jan. 25. 2021 – Apr. 4, 2021)


Name: Heather Darr, Office and Data Manager

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

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