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One Step Ministry

 7 Whatney Ste A
 Irvine , CA 92618
[P] (949) 458-2425
[F] --
[email protected]
Lynn Tadlock
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Organization DBA One Step Ministry
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 46-0507047 00001


Mission StatementMORE »

One Step is a Christ centered non-profit that houses homeless single parent families and equips those at risk of homelessness to live fulfilling lives.

Mission Statement

One Step is a Christ centered non-profit that houses homeless single parent families and equips those at risk of homelessness to live fulfilling lives.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $120,513.00
Projected Revenue $133,015.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Transitional Housing
  • Emergency Housing
  • Book Club
  • Financial Counseling
  • Family Camp

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Mission Statement

One Step is a Christ centered non-profit that houses homeless single parent families and equips those at risk of homelessness to live fulfilling lives.

Background Statement

One Step began in 2007 when director Jackie Jordan had a vision for housing homeless single parent families in empty rooms of "empty nester" families for 30 days. God blessed the program and we soon offered parenting classes, mentoring, Kohl's cards for back to school clothes and a "Dinner for a Week" event to offset expenses for the families we served.
In 2012 we opened "Our House", a condo in Lake Forest that houses 3 single parent families for up to 6 months. While housed at Our House, the single parents work with volunteers on job acquisition, resume and interview skills, parenting skills, cooking skills and are taught how to make and keep a budget. In addition to teaching much needed skills we minister to their spiritual needs by listening to their back story and sharing God's truth with the parents and children through bible study, church attendance and one on one mentoring.
We started a Boys & Girls Mentoring Ministry so parents can attend parenting classes and other One Step programs while godly men and women do fun activities and bible studies with their kids.  This program offers much needed free childcare so the parents can engage in classes and attend various activities such as our annual retreat. 
Family camp was a dream come true for director Jackie Jordan. She too is a single parent of four girls that was raised by a single mom and she saw the pattern of single parents raising kids who would then become single parents. Family Camp is a fun weekend that teaches both husband and wife, and parent to child relationship skills while offering a camp filled with activities to enjoy and make lasting memories.
One Step values serving others, therefore we offer opportunities to serve others through Kids Around The World, Second Harvest Food Bank and HomeAid
We have been given permission to use and teach the following classes:
Christ Life Ministries - "The Ultimate Journey" a 3 Phase personal journey to Christ centeredness.
Arrow Leadership - A two year mentoring program allows us to use their mentoring program to train our mentors.

Impact Statement

2017 Accomplishments:

  • One Step housed 10 homeless families last year, 4 of which were supplied a house full of beds, furniture, linens and kitchen items needed when they moved into their own home.
  • One Step sent 20 women to retreat.
  • One Step took 15 families to family camp at Catalina Island complete with small group meetings, water activities and great family bonding experiences.
  • One step blessed over 50 families with a Christmas turkey dinner and toys to put under the tree, all of which were donated by our wonderful supporters
  • One Step provided inspirational and educational books for over 50 single parents.

Goals for 2018:

  • Identify 3 new Host Homes to offer additional emergency shelter to homeless single parent families.
  • Completely fund our transitional housing program for single parent mothers
  • Identify 50 new volunteers for event planning & fundraising
  • Expand the One Step program into other Orange County churches

Needs Statement

  1. "Our House" for single parent moms: Our House provides housing to 6 or more families a year that have one or more teen. Our operating expense is $2,700 per month.  Currently we have monthly donations of $1,612.00, leaving a deficit of $1,088.00 per month.
  2. No Cost Family Camp:  A family vacation led by intact families. Single parents and their children can see how loving men and women treat one another and operate as a family. We offer activities like paddle boarding, archery,  snorkeling, sailing etc... Lessons learned & memories are priceless! Our cost is $200 per family member, or $10,000.00 annually. 
  3.  No Cost Boys & Girls Events: We bring godly men and women into the lives of single parent children through events and activities they otherwise wouldn't be able to afford. Annual cost $6,000.00
  4. Retreats:  Spiritual, mental and physical refreshment. Single parents pay $45,  we cover the balance and arrange for free transportation. Our boys & girls mentors provide a campout weekend to provide childcare while the parents enjoy a weekend away. Cost is $5,750.00

CEO Statement

One Step is unique because we serve an unmet need in South Orange County by housing single parent families with teens. Most programs don't house children that are 12 or older in multifamily transitional homes. We saw the need and decided to make it our niche. 
Other programs require clients to have a car and/or a job. One Step doesn't require either. We are happy to help families get to a place where they can qualify for other programs or achieve financial stability on their own.
Most programs charge for their services and have clients save 30% of their income. Recently One Step eliminated our service fees and now we simple take a $200 security deposit for cleaning and have clients save 30% of their income. Every dime we take from families in distress is given back to them when they move out. We provide their housing, utilities and internet service for up to six months. 
We walk alongside each family encouraging, developing and empowering them to improve their quality of life financially, emotionally & spiritually. 

Board Chair Statement


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

There are many ways to make a donation.You can mail a check to: One Step Ministry, 7 Whatney Suite A, Irvine CA. 92618 You can make a one time or recurring donation through your bank's online bill payer to One Step Ministry, 7 Whatney suite A, Irvine CA 92618You can make a one time online at www.onestepministry.orgYou can make a one time or set up a recurring donation by calling Lynn, the One Step Treasurer at 714-936-7989You can set up a recurring ACH donation by sending us a cancelled check to 7 Whatney suite A, Irvine, CA 92618There are many ways to volunteer, here are just a few.Financial Counseling - meet one on one using teaching single parents to use a simple excel budget sheetBoys & Girls Events - We have quarterly activities for the boys and girls of single parents. Events include: camping, boating, baseball games, Monster Jam, ice blocking etc...Parent Mentoring - we meet bi-weekly in groups to encourage, develop and empower single parents.Brake Installer - Install lifetime warranty brakes for single parentsGifts Team - We have three gifts a year: January - Healthy Homes Cleaning Supplies, August - Backpacks and Kohl's Cards, December - Turkey, Toys & More.Fundraiser Team - We have two events a year and are always open to new ideas and help.Donation pick up team - Pick up donations of household items and furniture and take them to single parents in need.

Geographic Area Served

North Orange County
South Orange County
Santa Ana to San Clemente

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Single Parent Agencies/Services
  2. Human Services - Family Services
  3. Housing, Shelter - Temporary Housing



Transitional Housing

"Our House" multi-family transitional facility houses up to three single parent families at a time for up to 6 months. While being housed volunteers work with residents to acquire employment, housing and a car if needed.
Budget  $32,400.00
Category  Housing, General/Other Transitional Housing
Population Served Homeless Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Our Single parent families leave not only with a better understanding of how to maintain a household but they also understand the value of giving back and helping others.
Program Long-Term Success  One Step has a 92% success rate on helping single parent families attain self supportive housing. 
Program Success Monitored By  Because those that we have housed stay in touch and many get involved with serving others through our program we know they are continuing to learn and grow as parents and individuals.
Examples of Program Success 
A single parent that was brutally abused found herself in the hospital. Needing a series of surgeries she soon lost her job. having two teens and two younger children she was turned away from every shelter she called for help. 
They told her if she put her older boys in a youth shelter they would house her and her girls that were younger. Deciding to keep her family together they slept in their car.
Her oldest son got a part time position and learned of One Step Ministry. They called us and within two days they moved out of their car and into the master bedroom of "Our House". They found Our House to be a safe dwelling and each child had their own bed. During their stay the mom endured needed surgeries and soon was looking for work. At the end of their stay they moved into a condo close by and still attend One Step events and TerraNova Church.

Emergency Housing

We provide emergency shelter for single parent families through Host Homes. Volunteers that have an available bedroom in their home allow a single parent family to move into that room for a period not to exceed 30 days. During the 30 days One Step works to help parents acquire stable housing, employment and education as needed. If at the end of 30 days the family is still homeless and has met program guidelines the family may move to a second host home for 30 days. 
After two host home stays most families are successful in acquiring temporary or permanent housing. If however, a family is still in need and has met program guidelines a third and final 30 day host home stay will be provided if available. 
Budget  $400.00
Category  Housing, General/Other Emergency Shelter
Population Served Females Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Males
Program Short-Term Success  Immediate success is seen each time we take a family off the streets and put them in an empty room of a Christians home. 
Program Long-Term Success 
No one plans to be homeless and when it happens they often don't know where to turn. Empty rooms in Christians homes are turned into 30-day emergency shelters through One Step's Host Home program. 
During their stay volunteers work with the single parent to locate needed resources, employment and high school equivalency certificates if needed. 
Through Host Home stays we are able to lead clients to educational classes needed to acquire a position that will support their family as well as parenting classes to help them be good parents.
Program Success Monitored By  One Step's transitional housing program is part of the overall HMIS (Homelessness Intervention System) in Orange County.  We have stringent rules we have to follow for placement and exiting of our residents.  In addition to these statistical forms we also administer our own surveys.  We encourage every recipient of One Step services to stay involved with One Step and eventually most become volunteers themselves and give back to the One Step community through our various fundraisers and programs. 
Examples of Program Success 

At 19, after making poor choices, Mary became a homeless, single parent. She was ready to get her life in order and applied for housing support at One Step. We placed Mary and her toddler in a Host Home. However, not having graduated High School or having a driver’s license severely limited her ability to find employment. During two different Host Home stays, One Step’s various program services enabled Mary to pass her High School Equivalency exam, attend parenting classes, and get her driver’s license. Mary began making good decisions and planning for her future. Seeing her progress, her family helped her acquire a room for rent. One Step helped furnish her room and Mary is now employed and continuing her education.

Book Club

We provide Christ centered books on topics useful to single parents. We meet bi-weekly to share a meal, encourage and pray for one another and review a couple of chapters at a time. Book Club is a place where resources are shared, and relationships are developed in a safe, fun environment.  Networking and relationships are the ultimate goal.
While parents are meeting their kids are experiencing Christ centered lessons, crafts and games, all at no charge to them.
Budget  $2,248.00
Category  Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served Families Females Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  By the end of one season in Book Club participants have formed a network of support & encouragement and gained knowledge that will enable them to be a better parent, employee and friend. In addition, their children will learn about Jesus and make new friends as they play with peers. We serve dinner to both parents and children weekly at Book Club helping stretch their grocery budget as well.
Program Long-Term Success 
Participants of Book Club will strengthen their parenting skills, enrich their relationships and identify needed resources to aid their family. In addition their children will grow in their knowledge of the bible and Jesus Christ. 
Several of the single parents choose to become leaders and go through training to help others as they themselves were helped. Therefore, many of our Book Club groups are led by single parents who have attained self sufficiency through our programs.
Program Success Monitored By  Book Club takes insecure, beaten down single parents and restores their belief in God, and who He created them to be. Parents actually become comfortable meeting with others and venture out to join other small groups after one or two sessions of Book Club. 
Examples of Program Success 
One single parent shared that she was being molested by her father while she slept at night. She was offered a new home, became a Book Club leader and now has a place of her own.
Another single parent attended faithfully for several seasons. In the beginning she wouldn't make eye contact or share due to an unfortunate event in her past. After several sessions she began to open up and then became a co leader of Book Club and was involved in many other leadership teams within One Step.  

Financial Counseling

CPA's, Accountants and other financially trained volunteers work with single parents to help them create a working budget, balance their checkbook and share local resources to meet financial needs of their family.
Budget  $200.00
Category  Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served Families Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Through financial counselors parents plan where their money will go instead of wondering where it went. They leave our program with less debt and often times a savings account in place.
Program Long-Term Success 
Parents work with volunteer financial counselors to create an estimated budget, then an actual budget. This helps parents realize how a daily cup of coffee, cigarettes, alcohol or other costly habits affect their budget. 
It gives parents the skills to teach their children to end mindless spending, which often times keeps families in a spending cycle that prohibits them from gaining self sufficiency.  
Program Success Monitored By  Our House residents meet regularly with a financial counselor as long as they are being housed, thus we can monitor the spending improvements as they implement what they are learning.
Examples of Program Success  One of our homeless single parents was eventually able to purchase her own home. She had saved over $50,000 delivering phone books and other odd jobs!

Family Camp

A weekend getaway for single parent families led by dual parent families. During the weekend participants enjoy activities often too costly for single parents to offer their children. We take them wake boarding, tubing, & skiing, at Buena Vista recreational center or to Catalina for archery, snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking, hiking, BB guns & zip-lining.
Budget  $10,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served Families Females Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
Often times single parents are depressed and become secluded. Family Camp is a safe place that helps them get out of the darkness of depression. Parents must attend and while they might not do it for themselves they will for their children. Once at camp they receive the pampering and love from camp leaders and are taught of God's love for them. 
Many single parents reach out to someone they connected with at camp or begin attending church when they return. All are eager to return home to apply the new skills they've learned and they leave happier and refreshed.
Program Long-Term Success 
Family Camp:
Bring families closer to one another
Creates a network of support 
Creates wonderful memories
Brings hope of a better life
Teaches single parent families how family members should treat one another
Proof - Happier, hope filled families that don't feel alone. Youth attending college reaching for more out of life. 
Program Success Monitored By  Often the bond between the leader and single parent is so strong that the leader becomes a natural mentor. Seeing the light restored to single parents and the excitement in their children's lives substantiates the success of this program. This is one of the programs single parents tell me they will miss the most if/when they get married!
Examples of Program Success  Returning single parents become encouragers to those afraid to attend Family Camp. Youth that become adults give back and want to become leaders in our Boys & Girls mentoring program.  Everyone realizes there is more to life than the struggles of existence. We have a Father in heaven that loves us and has a plan for our lives, a plan that give us hope and Family Camp does just that. 


CEO/Executive Director Jackie Jordan
CEO Term Start Feb 2007
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
In addition to being raised by a single parent, Jackie raised four daughters as a single parent herself learning to navigate the hardships by utilizing a network of support and encouragement from her family, church and community. Jackie has managerial experience from owning and operating a restaurant for 10 years at which point she sold it for 25% more than the purchase price. As a manager of people for 15 years as a Tupperware manager she is acutely aware of the importance of communication and networking.
Finally as an admin assistant at TerraNova Church to the missions pastor and director of One Step Ministry for the last 10 years she has a deep dependance on God to lead her. She encourages many volunteers and leaders in One Step to a closer walk with Christ as they serve in One Step.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
-- -- --


Award Awarding Organization Year
Family Matters Christian Legal Aid Organization 2010


Affiliation Year
-- --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --


Boys Town
Christ Life MInistries

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 108
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

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

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes

Risk Management Provisions

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

Reporting and Evaluations

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

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Jackie Jordan
Board Chair Company Affiliation TerraNova Church
Board Chair Term Feb 2007 - Feb 2018
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Bill Burse Boeing Voting
Linda Dunn Knobbe Voting
Jackie Jordan TerraNova Church Voting
Lynn Tadlock Home Aid Voting
Martha Tillman Mercy House Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Christine Johnson Community volunteer Exofficio
Patricia Railey Community volunteer NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 3
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 4
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 95%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

The financial management is taking more and more time as we grow. We eventually would like to financially compensate our accountant rather than have it be solely a volunteer position.

Foundation Comments


Standing Committees



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $133,015.00
Projected Expenses $120,513.00
Form 990s

2017 990 Memo

2016 990 Memo

2015 990 Memo

2014 990 Memo

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $124,123 $105,424 $87,686
Total Expenses $106,347 $115,367 $91,978

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$43,313 $10,286 $1,628
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $42,689 $45,195 $42,514
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- $1,545 $6,299
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $37,870 $47,160 $36,049
Revenue In-Kind $245 $238 $1,196
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $92,145 $91,915 $80,464
Administration Expense $1,502 $779 $1,257
Fundraising Expense $12,700 $22,673 $10,257
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.17 0.91 0.95
Program Expense/Total Expenses 87% 80% 87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 10% 22% 13%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $56,918 $39,033 $52,241
Current Assets $56,918 $39,033 $52,241
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities $1,145 $1,044 $4,309
Total Net Assets $55,773 $37,989 $47,932

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 49.71 37.39 12.12

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income plus capital appreciation
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose

To fully Fund the transitional housing program

To start an affordable housing program

Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per financial information provided by the organization. 


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