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H.I.S. House (Homeless Intervention Shelter House)

 907 N Bradford Avenue
 Placentia, CA 92870
[P] (714) 993-5774
[F] (714) 993-5768
[email protected]
Carrie Buck
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 23-6393377 00001



Mission StatementMORE »

HIS House supports people to overcome homelessness and achieve independence.

Mission Statement

HIS House supports people to overcome homelessness and achieve independence.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $598,000.00
Projected Revenue $600,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Compassion Cupboard
  • Transitional Shelter Home
  • Second Step Housing

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

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Mission Statement

HIS House supports people to overcome homelessness and achieve independence.

Background Statement

In 1989, the Placentia Presbyterian Church, utilizing an old three bedroom two bath farmhouse next door, began the Homeless Intervention Shelter House known as HIS House.  A volunteer committee and a part-time resident manager ran the shelter. A family with a newborn baby was among the first residents.  They had been living in a tent in Featherly Park.
HIS House has undergone two major expansion remodels and now consists of 13 guest rooms, five restrooms, library, two kitchens, two family rooms, a living room and resident manager quarters. Each family lives in a private guest room, singles share a room with another single. During the 4 month program, adults are provided classes to help secure employment and save money for permanent housing.
Since its inception, HIS House has been home to over 3800 families, singles and children.
HIS House would not exist without the contributions of time, talent and money from many individuals, congregations, organizations, businesses and government entities from our local community and beyond.

Impact Statement

In 2018, we assisted 42 families, and a total of 133 people experiencing homelessness. Of the 133 people 64% were children.
We had near 85% occupancy and 82% of the families at HIS House moved to permanent housing after their stay. The average monthly income at entry for our residents was $550 and at exit increased to $1850. 
The Board of Directors has many prominent members of our community and come from varying work and volunteer backgrounds. In 2018 the board and staff completed a comprehensive strategic plan that will guide the HIS House from 2019-2021.

Needs Statement

HIS House is looking for professionals with a passion to help others to join our board. 
With the reduction of government funding for Transitional Shelters in Orange County, we continue to increase private funding to offset waning funding. 
In 2018, HIS House hired a Development Manager and is fundraising to purchase an additional home.

CEO Statement

HIS House is it is one of the few transitional shelters in Orange County that house families of all configurations. We often have blended, multi-generational, and single-parent families staying at the shelter. In addition, HIS House is the only program in Orange County who will accept a father being reunified with his children. Our community living environment really builds a sense of community that I hope the graduates continue wherever they go.
HIS House does with so little income and so few staff. There is much to do strategically to upgrade the board toward a governance model, diversify funding and deepen our programs.

Board Chair Statement


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Giving opportunities include: Checks, CC online, In-Kind to House and Thrift Store, Planned Giving via Wills and Trusts.Many Volunteer Opportunities include Receptionist, Maintenance, Mentoring Clients, Serving  on our Governing Board and Advisory Board.

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
An examination of the last residence of clients indicates they come from all areas of Orange County and beyond our regional area. We are an access point for homeless individuals and families in North Orange County. We work with other programs to connect people to housing when we are at capacity and are a member of the Family Solutions Collaborative.

Organization Categories

  1. Housing, Shelter - Temporary Housing
  2. Human Services - Homeless Services/Centers
  3. Human Services - Thrift Shops



Compassion Cupboard

The Compassion Cupboard is the HIS House food pantry. We provide a weekly grocery bag of food to families in need who attend the local soup kitchen.
Budget  $1,200.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Services for the Homeless
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Families Homeless
Program Short-Term Success  This is our first year of the Compassion Cupboard. We have given over 400 bags of groceries to over 50 families in just 6 months. 
Program Long-Term Success  The partnerships we have with other programs enable us to keep costs down while providing needed food to the homeless and economically disadvantaged in Placentia. This will allow the Compassion Cupboard to have continued sustainability. 
Program Success Monitored By 
Number of pounds of food distributed annually and number of families impacted. 
Examples of Program Success  --

Transitional Shelter Home

Transitional Shelter assists homeless families, couples and individuals to regain self-sufficiency through housing, training, counseling, and personal support. Each family lives in a private guest room, singles share a room with another single. During the four to six month program adults secure employment and save money for permanent housing.
Budget  $250,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Emergency Assistance
Population Served Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated Homeless Families
Program Short-Term Success  All clients receive substantial amount of class time in finance, budgeting, life skills, resume writing and interviewing. 
Program Long-Term Success  HIS House has served over 2700 individuals and families. The last statistics several years ago indicated over 35% of clients were placed in permanent housing.  
Program Success Monitored By  Staff and Board oversight of program effectiveness.
Examples of Program Success  --

Second Step Housing

Employed graduates of our core transitional program needing additional time to save funds and acquire housing can apply for an extension in two remote houses in the community. 
Budget  $15,000.00
Category  Housing, General/Other Transitional Housing
Population Served Families Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated Other Economic Level
Program Short-Term Success  Term of program is too short to analyze. Second home is on short-term lease from the city and we need further inspections and funds in order to purchase. 
Program Long-Term Success  Program provides additional time to prepare for permanent housing. Families are strengthen through additional supportive services. 
Program Success Monitored By  Long term follow up of families and those who enter other housing programs. 
Examples of Program Success  --


CEO/Executive Director Carrie Buck
CEO Term Start June 2015
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience


Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Teri Niebuhr -- Jan 2015

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
-- -- --


Award Awarding Organization Year
Nonprofit of the Year Placentia Chamber of Commerce 2017


Affiliation Year
-- --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --


A member of the Family Solutions Collaborative. The Executive Director is a member of the Executive Committee of the FSC.
The Executive Director is also the director of the Placentia Community Collaborative, a group of organizations in Placentia that meet monthly to provide resources to residents.

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 6
Number of Part Time Staff 5
Number of Volunteers 175
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 7
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 9
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses


CEO Comments

Additional funds for expansion of program services, facilities and staff to meet the growing need is limited due to HIS House being a subsidiary entity of the church.  Many funding entities will not fund a church, even as pass-through.  HIS House has a strategic plan for fundraising that will continue to increase and diversify our funding sources.

Foundation Comments



Board Chair Steve Roudebush
Board Chair Company Affiliation Tesoro Executive
Board Chair Term Jan 2019 - Dec 2020
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Joseph Bennington Finance Executive Voting
Cari Calvy World Restoration Damage and Disaster Clean-up Voting
Stella Ernandez Private Insurance Company Owner Voting
Denise Giambalvo -- Voting
Barbara Goff Charity's Closet Voting
Amor Hollingsworth Retired Voting
Sharon Jackson Retired Voting
Connie Lasley Realtor Voting
Viktoria Macias UPS Voting
Jo-Anne Martin Retired Voting
Scott Nelson Nelson Insurance Agency Voting
Steve Roudebush Andeavor Voting
Allen Sypherd Retired Voting
Connie Underhill Retired Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 13
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 9
Male: 5
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

HIS House has a long-standing working board culture. The board is evolving into a more governance model which is addressed in strategic planning. 

Foundation Comments


Standing Committees

  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Nominating
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $600,000.00
Projected Expenses $598,000.00
Form 990s

2017 HIS House PPC Note

2016 HIS House PPC Note

2015 HIS House PPC Note

2014 HIS House PPC Note

2013 HIS House PPC Note

2012 HIS House PPC Note

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Revenue $379,825 $381,049 $398,089
Total Expenses $366,021 $412,350 $400,947

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
-- -- --
Government Contributions $70,190 $83,948 $98,557
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $70,190 $83,948 $98,557
Individual Contributions $254,557 $265,743 $258,247
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $16,432 $14,954 $13,381
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- $7,022 $6,287
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $18,274 $3,652 $18,916
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $20,372 $5,730 $2,701

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Program Expense $302,246 $222,785 $232,208
Administration Expense $52,623 $119,627 $98,005
Fundraising Expense $11,152 $69,938 $70,734
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.04 0.92 0.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses 83% 54% 58%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 3% 20% 19%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Assets $422,351 $482,944 $516,017
Current Assets $232,820 $289,427 $453,920
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities $4,754 $39,922 $41,694
Total Net Assets $417,597 $443,022 $474,323

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 48.97 7.25 10.89

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose To purchase another home for transitional shelter.
Campaign Goal $1,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

CEO Comments

We are seeking ways to diversify our income into the private sector. In 2019 a Development Manager was added to increase and diversify funding.

Foundation Comments

This organization is under the Placentia Presbyterian Church which is in good standing and is entitled to the Federal tax exemption granted to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Financials are specific for H.I.S. House. Summary financial data is per the financials provided by the organization and consultation with the organization.


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