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zero8hundred

 PO BOX 16392
 SAN DIEGO, CA 92176
[P] (858) 309-4436
[F] --
http://www.zero8hundred.org/
[email protected]
Kerri Dowling
FOUNDED: 2015
INCORPORATED: 2018
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Organization DBA zero8hundred
Military Transition Support Project
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 83-1268486 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

To proactively link transitioning military service members, recent veterans, Reserve and National Guard families to the broad range of resources and opportunities in the community, helping them successfully transition to civilian life. 
 
 

Mission Statement

To proactively link transitioning military service members, recent veterans, Reserve and National Guard families to the broad range of resources and opportunities in the community, helping them successfully transition to civilian life. 
 
 

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $725,000.00
Projected Revenue $1,015,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

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Overview


Mission Statement

To proactively link transitioning military service members, recent veterans, Reserve and National Guard families to the broad range of resources and opportunities in the community, helping them successfully transition to civilian life. 
 
 

Background Statement

In 2014, the Military Transition Support Project (MTSP), a planning project convened by the San Diego Grantmakers Military Family Support Working Group and a broad coalition of community leaders and organizations, gathered the input of hundreds of community members and incorporated national best practices to develop a comprehensive plan to connect San Diego’s sectors – military, social services, public officials, employers, education and philanthropy. zero8hundred was formed as a result of this collaboration. The mission of zero8hundred is to proactively link transitioning military and National Guardsmen families to a broad range of resources and opportunities, helping them successfully transition to civilian life in four southern California counties. In San Diego county alone, there is the largest concentration of military members in the world. It also has the third highest population of military veterans in the United States and more than 20,000 service members, stationed in San Diego, transition to civilian life each year. The zero8hundred program is a resource hub that utilizes both an on-demand web portal and Peer Navigators to connect transitioning service members and their families to services and resources available in a comprehensive network of existing social service agencies and employment opportunities. zero8hundred emphasizes a holistic Veterans Wellness Model approach that focuses on employment, education, basic needs, health and well-being, and social/personal connections because they are each essential to overall transition success. The experienced and trained Peer Navigators are Masters of Social Work (MSW) students or graduates who have lived experience in the military and who provide one-on-one guidance to service members and their families as they navigate their transition to civilian life. A unique distinction of zero8hundred is that it provides support for transitioning military families up to nine months prior to leaving active duty service through 12 months post service through an unprecedented Memorandum of Understanding with the Navy. In the past year, zero8hundred has further expanded its services to Reservists and National Guardsmen, living, working or going to school in four southern California counties, who are within 1 year of returning from a mobilization. We also support Gold Star families facing transition within 12 months of their loved one's ultimate sacrifice.

Impact Statement

zero8hundred began in 2014, as a planning project, convened by a broad coalition of community leaders and organizations called the Military Transition Support Project (MTSP). This coalition gathered the input of hundreds of community members and incorporated national best practices to develop a comprehensive plan to connect community sectors – military, legislative, non-profit, employment, education and philanthropy. The plan focused on supporting transitioning military families, 9 months prior to leaving active duty service through 12 months post-service, with Peer Navigation services that could connect them with the community resources they needed to craft an individualized plan for success after leaving active duty military service. The program has since expanded to include support for Post 9-11 veterans, within 12 months of separation from active duty service, as well as Reservists and California National Guardsmen during a demobilization phase, and Gold Star families facing transition within 12 months of their loved ones ultimate sacrifice.

· 84%, of those who worked with a Peer Navigator reported, 12 months post-separation, that they had no unmet needs.

· 68% of those who listed “Jobs” as their top need, and worked with a Peer Navigator, were employed within 3 months after separation from active duty and 88%, of those looking for jobs, were employed within 12 months after separation.

· 91% of those, who worked with a Peer Navigator, reported increased confidence and knowledge of transition resources.

· 84% of those who joined the program agreed or strongly agreed that they are resilient (measured by locus of control) after their work with a Peer Navigator.

To date, we have served almost 3,000 VIPs with up to 21 months of transition counseling and community partner referrals since the program began. zero8hundred has demonstrated success and continued funding ensures continued support of our transitioning military and national Guardsmen families. We remain uniquely positioned to serve as a national model while building increased support and scope of services in Southern California.




Needs Statement

The zero8hundred model uses an on-demand web portal and specially trained Resource & Outreach Specialists to be able to provide transitioning service members, veterans, Reservists, National Guardsmen and Gold Star families with connections to best-fit resources. The University of San Diego Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research confirms that a relationship with a Peer Navigator, invested in the success of a service member/veteran, as well as comprehensive access to resources creates an environment in which those transitioning are better connected to their process and their lives after service. zero8hundred relies on funding to maintain a program that has proven success in alleviating the stress surrounding transition including loss of community and insecurity about the future. Funding supports Peer Navigation as well as ongoing assessment and outreach. Our biggest current challenge is meeting the increased demand for services, both in San Diego and as we have expanded into Orange, Riverside and Imperial Counties to serve those who wish to reside there. Funding also supports continued expansion of services offered via our web portal, where recent improvements include a national database of resources offered in other states.  Further improvements are necessary to provide Orange, Riverside and Imperial County resources to service members, veterans, Reservists and National Guardsmen wishing to self-navigate and to craft a mobile application for those wishing to access resource recommendation and Peer Navigation from their mobile devices.
 

CEO Statement

When service members become veterans, they exit an institution which trained them in very specific skills, behaviors, and values: they have learned the technical skills necessary to operate weapons, technology, and machinery; they have learned to act in extremely high-stakes situations; they have learned how to operate within an institutional hierarchy. However, service members have learned these skills using an institutional language that is so specialized that it sometimes fails to translate even between different branches of the military (Source: Zogas, A. US Military Veterans' Difficult Transitions Back to Civilian Life and the VA's Response 2017).

In spite of documented improvements to the military's institutional transition programs in recent years, their effectiveness is limited by their brevity, and by the fact that service members sometimes complete the training just weeks before they are released from their military contracts: they are excited, distracted, and generally unconcerned with finding work immediately (Source: Zogas, A.). zero8hundred addresses the need for transition support that is individualized to assess and meet the unique needs of service members and their spouses. This support begins up to 9 months prior to release (zero8hundred connects with service members during their federally mandated, military-conducted transition course) and can continue for up to 12 months post-service. Consistently zero8hundred's Veterans-in-Process (VIPs) report that "waiting to provide community support until after separating from the military is not the most effective solution" (Source: Caster Center Year Two Evaluation Report).


Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Other ways to donate include; mailing a check, phone donations and in-kind donations. 

Geographic Area Served

North Orange County
Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
In addition to Orange County veterans, Reservists, California National Guardsmen and Gold Star families, we also serve those active duty military who are transitioning from or have separated from active duty and are living, working or going to school in San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties.

Organization Categories

  1. Public & Societal Benefit - Military/Veterans' Organizations
  2. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C.
  3. Employment - Vocational Counseling/ Guidance/Testing

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Programs


zero8hundred

zero8hundred (z8h) proactively links transitioning military families to a broad range of resources and opportunities in the community, helping them successfully transition to civilian life. The z8h program is a resource hub that utilizes a web portal and Resource & Outreach Specialists to connect transitioning service members and their families to best-fit, vetted services and opportunities. z8h emphasizes a holistic Veterans Wellness Model focused on employment, education, basic needs, physical and mental health, and social/personal connections because all are essential to overall well-being.  Peer Navigators are Masters of Social Work (MSW) students or graduates with lived military experience. They provide one-on-one guidance to service members and their families as they transition to civilian life. zero8hundred supports transitioning military families up to 9 months prior to separation through 1 year post service via an unprecedented Memorandum of Understanding  with the U.S. Navy.

 
Budget  $733,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Case Management
Population Served Military/Veterans Families
Program Short-Term Success 
1. Service members and families have information about and access to appropriate resources and services to best address their individual concerns, along with personal support if desired.
2. Stress related to the challenge of transitioning from military service is reduced in primary and secondary areas of concern indicated by Veterans-In-Process (VIPs).
 
Program Long-Term Success 

The zero8hundred project is the first to access service members before transition and provide continued support for a year after separation from the military. The understanding of the wide scope of needs of transitioning families is articulated clearly in the zero8hundred goals:

1. Transitioning veterans and their families have access to information and support both before and after separating from the military that facilitates successful integration into civilian life.

2. The ecosystem that supports transitioning service members and veterans is improved as a result of effective cross-sector collaboration facilitated by zero8hundred.

Program Success Monitored By 
The Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research at the University of San Diego developed and conducted an independent formal evaluation of the processes and outcomes of the zero8hundred program.  The evaluation first examined the two-year pilot of the program from January 2015-December 2016 and produced a Year One Report which is available at this link:
The formal independent evaluation through the Caster Center is ongoing and will continue to track zero8hundred outcomes and efficacy of processes. 
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Management


CEO/Executive Director Stephanie Kiesel Esq.
CEO Term Start Mar 2018
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Stephanie has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Communications from University of Maryland and a Masters of Public Administration in Nonprofit Management from the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. She has also earned a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law and was admitted to the California state bar in 2011. Stephanie worked in public relations for the Department of Defense at Headquarters, European Command in Stuttgart, Germany before moving to San Diego in 1994. She transferred to Washington DC in 1999 and worked in non-profit/government public relations before returning to San Diego in 2004 to join the University of San Diego. There, she served as the Director of their M.S. in Global Leadership program - a business graduate degree designed by DoD especially for transitioning military officers and senior enlisted personnel. In 2014, Stephanie took over as the Senior Director of Graduate Student Services for the University's School of Business where she provided executive leadership for all day-to-day operations and logistics of the University's graduate business programs. She served as the public face, to the military and veteran community, to drive regional awareness of the school’s graduate business programs and worked closely with community partners, including business executives, senior military personnel, non-profit organizations and military and veteran-focused service organizations, to provide student-centric graduate education programs for mid-career professionals, transitioning military personnel and veterans. Stephanie is married to CDR Marty Kiesel, who served on active duty in the United States Navy from 1993-2004, and has been a United States Naval Reservist since that time.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Sean Mahoney Jan 2014 Dec 2017

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Stacey Odell Programs Director --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Certificate of Appreciation United Veterans Council of San Diego 2018
Certificate of Recognition California State Senator Joel Anderson 2017
Congressional Proclamation Congressman Peters 2017
Outstanding Community Partner Award Able-Disabled Advocacy 2016
Certificate of Appreciation Work for Warriors Program 2015

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
OC Partnership 2018

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

zero8hundred collaborates directly with the US military through a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the US Navy Region - Southwest, national letter of approval from the US Coast Guard, and arrangements with the staffs at MCB Camp Pendleton, MCAS Miramar and MCRD San Diego.

zero8hundred also collaborates with the Orange County Veterans and Military Families Collaborative, San Diego Veterans Coalition, and San Diego Military Family Collaborative.

zero8hundred has a MOU with Goodwill Industries of Orange County (GIOC).  GIOC provides space to zero8hundred for our Resource Specialist.

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 6
Number of Part Time Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 2
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 67%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

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

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 Yes

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

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CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Joe Buehrle
Board Chair Company Affiliation SAY San Diego
Board Chair Term Jan 2014 - 2019
Board Co-Chair William York
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation 2-1-1 San Diego
Board Co-Chair Term Jan 2014 - 2018

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Stefanie Benvenuto San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Voting
Trevor Blair -- --
Joe Buehrle -- --
Alan Lerchbacker -- --
Jude Litzenberger San Diego Veterans Coalition Voting
Dixie Newman WebMD Health Foundation Voting
Jeremy Vellon -- --
William York -- --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 8
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 3
Male: 5
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 1
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 0%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Nominating

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $1,015,000.00
Projected Expenses $725,000.00
Form 990s

2018 z8h 990 substitution Consolidation SOFP & Income Statement

Audit Documents

2016 Mission Edge Audited Financials

2015 MIssion Edge Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $703,531 $433,670 $307,000
Total Expenses $588,229 $461,126 $127,024

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$696,821 $423,670 $307,000
Government Contributions $6,710 $0 $0
    Federal $5,000 -- --
    State $1,710 -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions -- $10,000 --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $455,938 $388,469 $92,134
Administration Expense $49,247 $30,357 $21,490
Fundraising Expense $43,044 $22,300 $13,400
Payments to Affiliates $40,000 $20,000 --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.20 0.94 2.42
Program Expense/Total Expenses 78% 84% 73%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 6% 5% 4%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $703,531 $433,670 $179,976
Current Assets $703,531 $433,670 $179,976
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities $25,921 $13,131 $8,853
Total Net Assets $677,610 $419,529 $171,123

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 27.14 33.03 20.33

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
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 --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.


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