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									Defining Grace
       2008: AN ANNUAL REPORT
                         You live with somebody.                         You are a child.                                 You have a family.
                         You don’t know how it happened, you don’t       Somebody you know—maybe even somebody            You work hard, but you don’t make a lot of
                         know how it got to be this way, but you are     you love—hurts you. Maybe they scream at         money. And then you get sick. Really sick.

          It is the
                         scared of this person. You never know what      you. And hit you. Hard. A lot. Maybe they do     You miss weeks of work. You don’t have
                         will set him off into a rage and cause him to   things to you and then threaten you, telling     insurance. Your landlord is demanding the
                         start beating you. You are powerless every      you to never tell anybody about it. You can’t    rent, and you don’t even have enough money

nature of grace
                         time he rails into you and then starts in on    understand why they make you feel so bad all     to go to the grocery store and get food for
                         your children. You are helpless.                the time. You are scared.                        your kids. You are desperate.

        always to      i m a g i n e                                     y o u                            a r e                   e m p t y
  fill that which                                                        These stories are real; they are heartbreaking tales that come through the

         is empty.
                                                                         doors of Mission Granbury on nearly a daily basis.

                                                                         The people that tell them are shattered, confused, anguished. They are empty. They
                                                                         are the reason Mission Granbury was formed—to help fill the void created by domestic
                                                                         violence, abuse, and poverty.
                                                                                 This is not just an annual report, with an accounting of expenses and budgets. This
                                                                         is a ledger of generosity: Mission Granbury has been allowed to help hurting people by
                                                                         you, our donor and supporter, who have graced us with compassion and financial gifts.
                                                                                                                                                             I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for
w h o                          w e              a r e …                                                                                                          making it possible for me to have a chance at a
 Mission Granbury is a community-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving a rural county with very few resources. Formed in                        new beginning, free from abuse & fear…thank you for
 response to the murders of nine women and children in 1997, the organization has grown over the past 10 years into a strong,                                   giving me a new chance at life…God bless you!
 professional agency. Using a holistic approach and collaboration, Mission Granbury has developed a unique model that pulls
                                                                                                                                                                         — A comment from a former resident of the family violence shelter
 together a variety of inter-related human service programs under one “umbrella agency.” Offering specific, concrete and practical
 assistance, our purpose is to offer unduplicated programs and services that are essential to the well-being of our community. We treat
 each person and family with dignity—assessing every individual situation—and help them move towards healing and self-sufficiency
 through these core programs:

 The Ada Carey Center
 for Women & Children
                                     Victims Assistance
                                     Resource Center
                                                                       CASA (Court Appointed
                                                                       Special Advocates)
                                                                                                          Emergency Assistance
                                                                                                          Network (EAN)                       It is good for us to think that no
 Emergency shelter and crisis
 intervention for victims of
 family violence and their
                                     Counseling, advocacy, and
                                     support for crime victims—
                                     especially victims of family
                                                                       Serving abused and neglected
                                                                       children through specially
                                                                       trained volunteer advocates
                                                                                                          Assisting families in crisis with
                                                                                                          information & referral, case
                                                                                                          management, and emergency
                                                                                                                                              grace or blessing is truly ours
 children. Services include a 24/7
 family violence crisis hotline.
                                     violence, sexual assault, and
                                     child abuse. Community
                                     awareness and educational
                                                                       who promote each child’s best
                                                                       interests and serve as their
                                                                       voices in court.
                                                                                                          financial assistance for basic
                                                                                                          needs such as utilities, rent,
                                                                                                          and prescriptions.
                                                                                                                                              till we are aware that God has
                                     activities work toward
                                     stopping violence against
                                     women and children.
                                                                                                                                              blessed some one else with it
                                                                                                                                              through us. PHILLIPS BROOKS
                                                         Grace is love that cares and stoops and rescues.                                                                                                                                           JOHN R.W. STOTT

                                              we live in a community of caring and generous people. Out of a total of $1,147,307 that Mission Granbury               the last three years have seen poverty, child abuse, and family violence hurt more people than ever before in Hood
                                               raised in 2008, $629,032 came directly from individuals and organizations in our community. This repre-               County. While 12.6% of the population lives in poverty, another 14% is the “working poor”—low-income families
                                               sents nearly a doubling in the amount raised four years ago when I joined Mission Granbury’s Board of                 struggling to provide basic needs for their households. At Granbury ISD, 40% of the children are on the free and
                                               Directors. Our community experienced a growth in demand for Mission Granbury’s services and you responded             reduced lunch program. Exacerbated by economic stressors, child abuse investigations rose by 78% and violent
                                               generously. You graciously helped to provide the resources we needed to fulfill our mission in our community. On      crimes against women increased by 103%. As a result, the number of clients needing services from Mission Granbury
                                               behalf of Mission Granbury, I want to say thank you for your support.                                                 skyrocketed by 150%.
                                                  This, our first Annual Report to our supporters, is designed to inform you of how your generous contri-                    Because of your awe-inspiring compassion and extraordinary generosity, Mission Granbury has been a bea-
                                               butions were spent in 2008. By reviewing the charts in this report you will notice some important things. For         con of hope and help for so many of these families in crisis. Together, we helped over 12,000 poor, abused, and
                 Barry Van Duzee, phD          example, Mission Granbury was originally established to provide shelter for abused women and children. Later,         victimized men, women, and children during 2008—this is 22% of the population of Hood County! The vital services           ginger glover eways
                        Board President                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Executive Director
                                               we added emergency aid services as the need for such services developed and grew. In 2008, our budget for our         you provide improve, change, and often save lives. Here are a few examples of your grace in action:
Emergency Assistance Network program was as large as our budget for our Family Violence Center. Our organization grew and adapted to meet our community’s                    Jack, a young adult disabled by epilepsy, lives with his elderly mother on her fixed income of $800 a month. A new medication that would control his seizures
needs as they evolved. Also, government grants provided 46% of our total income in 2008, and we used that money to pay for 72% of our salary expenses. This          cost $1,200 a month—more than their total income. Our Case Manager arranged for Jack to get free medication through a pharmaceutical assistance program. He
allowed us to leverage what our community gave us for services to our clients. We remain committed to effectively and efficiently using the money you give us.       now has a part-time job at a discount store and helps his mother with living expenses.
        Mission Granbury’s Board of Directors focused on its governance responsibilities to assure that as Mission Granbury grew in size, it also grew in its                Four severely neglected young siblings (ages 7, 5, 4 and 2½) were placed in four separate foster homes when they were removed from their parents. Their
professionalism and fund raising capabilities. Over the last several years, our Board put in place a Strategic Plan driven oversight process to assure we make       CASA volunteer worked diligently for several months to reunite the children by finding a “forever” family who adopted all four of them.
progress toward our strategic goals. We also put in place a Board Committee structure to handle the increased work load the Board experienced as our organiza-               After five years of emotional and physical abuse, Megan’s partner knocked her front teeth out and threatened to kill her children. She found a safe haven at
tion grew, and we began work to establish a system to enable donors to make special bequests. These and other actions were taken to assure we experienced the        the Ada Carey Center for Women & Children, where she received case management and counseling. She later wrote to say “thank you for listening, for believing in
growth in professionalism and fund raising capabilities necessary to support our organizational growth.                                                              me…I felt safe and had time to analyze my situation and options for the future. I know now that I am worth something…I can make a good life for my kids.”
        Mission Granbury’s Board of Directors, its staff and its personnel are committed to fulfilling our mission in our community in a positive and professional           Because of you these success stories, and hundreds like them, are possible. We thank you for gracing us and the clients we serve with your compassion and
manner. Thank you for your trust and for the support you gave us as we worked to fulfill our mission.                                                                generosity. God bless you!
Thank you for all Mission Granbury does for people and community.
Years ago you helped my family and we are very grateful. At this                                                                                                                                                                        i n c o m e
                                                                                            Mission Granbury’s purpose is to assist people in crisis. But as a non-profit our
time, we are able to give a little back and can help someone else.                          organization has two key tasks: first, to generate the capital that will allow
A note received with a donation check from a former client. Her husband had just            us to successfully implement our purpose on an ongoing basis; and second,
left her when she came to us. She was working four jobs to make ends meet.                  to make sure that we utilize any monies we receive in the most effective and
We helped her get medication for her son who had juvenile diabetes.                         responsible manner.
                                                                                                        Mission Granbury is completely dependent on the generosity of in-                                                                     Government Grants

                                                                                            dividuals and businesses in Hood County to operate. Our service record has                                                                           $518,275
                                                                                                                                                                                                   United Way                                       46%
                                                                                            allowed us to receive national and state grants that provide significant revenue,                      $45,612
                                                                                            and we continue to receive these monies through diligent grant writing efforts.
                                                                                            Our yearly fundraising event, The Christmas Tree Gala, which has been a very

We should give as we would receive,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Direct Clients Aid

                                                                                            successful venue, brought in a record amount in 2008.                                                   $120,300
                                                                                                        What this chart cannot convey is how even the smallest contribution
                                                                                            makes such a significant impact on our ability to help those who need us.

     cheerfully, quickly, and without
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Individual Donations                       14%
                                                                                                                                                                                   Corporate &                             $278,331

hesitation; for there is no grace in a
                                                                                                                                                                              Foundation Grants                                24%


  benefit that sticks to the fingers.                                              SENECA
                                                                                            Direct Clients Aid: Restricted money from churches and other organizations that
                                                                                            “passes through” Mission Granbury directly to needy clients
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TOTAL INCOME — $1,147,307
                                                                                                                                                              You [Mission Granbury] have always been there when we needed
e x p e n s e s                                                                                                                                                      food or help with a bill. At first I felt shame when I had to
 { b y             p r o g r a m }                                  Our family violence shelter, The Ada Carey Center for Women and Children, is
                                                                    now nearly two years old. Able to house 32 women and their children, in 2008
                                                                                                                                                                   come in…you can’t tell I’m disabled just by looking at me…
                                                                    the shelter stayed full, a sad reflection of down economic times. This last year                            but you always encouraged me and treated me
                                                                    also saw such an increase in overall need—whether it was help with utili-
                                             $100, 209              ties, prescriptions, rent, food, or gas money—that for the first time our EAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                like I was a worthwhile person.”
                            8%                   10%
          $40,853                                                   (Emergency Assistance Network) required just as much funding as the family                                                     From a 38-year-old man with a rare blood disease.
                                                                    violence shelter.
                                                                            It remains a fact that, as one of our core programs realizes an increase
                                                                    in demand, so do the others: an abused woman in the shelter also needs legal
                                                                    help; a displaced family needs counseling and rent money. Mission Granbury

                                                                                                                                                         For grace is given not
         Shelter                                           EAN
                                                                    works carefully to make sure that our funding is carefully allocated to meet the
     $331,316                                            $350,627
          33%                                              34%      increased demands presented by each program.
                                                                            It is an unfortunate fact that in order to raise money to fund our

                                                                                                                                                       because we have done good
                                                                    programs, we must spend money. At 5.39% of budget, our fundraising
                                                                    expenses are quite modest. Our commitment to you, our donors, is to keep our
                                        Assistance                  fundraising expenses low in order to be able to use as much of your donations

                                                                                                                                                       works, but in order that
                                        $102,705                    as possible directly for program expenses.
                                                                            Lastly, our administrative costs are remarkably low compared to
                                                                    similar organizations, which average in double digits—a real testament to our

                                                                                                                                                       we may be able to do them.
                                                                    diligence in making sure that the money we are blessed to receive is used for
                                                                    the purpose it was given.                                                                                                                        SAINT AUGUSTINE
                   TOTAL EXPENSES — $1,005,062
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Of HIPPO
You guys are angels and a blessing to “ALL” who enter your door.                                                  How Salaries

You take time to care! Hood County residents surely are grateful
                                                                                                                  Are Paid                                                                                               e x p e n s e s
                                                                                                                                                                                                    { d e t a i l                   o n           s a l a r i e s }
for the job y’all do daily. Thanks to every one of you!                                                                      Unrestricted Donations
Showers of blessings, too!                                                                                                            28%
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mission Granbury requires people with compassion, talent and knowledge to
                                                                                                                                                                                                    perform a variety of tasks, whether it’s manning the phones during working
A thank you card sent to our staff and volunteers from an elderly lady living on Social Security.                                                      Government Grants
                                                                                                                                                          $338,046                                  hours, preparing meals at the Ada Carey Center for Women and Children, devel-
Mission Granbury helped her with an electric bill and groceries.                                                                                              72%
                                                                                                                                                                                                    oping education and outreach programs, or providing a sympathetic ear. These
                                                                                                                                                                                                    people are on “the front lines,” and their dedication and care to their respective
                                                                                                                                                                                                    duties is nothing less than amazing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Some of our employees have advanced degrees. Some only have a high
                                                                                                                                                                                                    school education. Most work long hours, going above and beyond the call of

      I do not at all understand the
                                                                                                                  Program                                                             Fundraising   duty to make sure that, at the end of the day, everyone who can be helped has
                                                                                                                  Salaries                                                            $753
                                                                                                                                                                                      0%            received it. While the pay scale of private sector jobs is quite a bit higher than
                                                                                                                                                                                                    non-profits, the staff of Mission Granbury present themselves as consummate

    mystery of grace - only that it
                                                                                                                                             45%                     Administration                 professionals and as more than just employees. There is no dollar value that
                                                                                                                                                                       $46,480                      can be placed on the work they do.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            As a nonprofit charity, service is our “product.” Therefore, personnel

meets us where we are but does not
                                                                                                                                                                     $62,318                        costs are our largest expense. As shown here, 72% of salaries are paid by
                                                                                                                             Victim’s Assistance                           13%
                                                                                                                                 $66,848                EAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                    government grants to provide necessary client services.
                                                                                                                                                      $83,778                                               Beyond what our staff provides, we are blessed to receive the help of

         leave us where it found us.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    over 100 volunteers who generously give their time and talents in support of our
                                                                                                                                                                                                    programs. If we had to pay for the services they provide, our salary expenses
                                                                                                                                                                                                    would nearly double.
                                                                                                                                   TOTAL SALARIES — $469,057
                                                                                                    ANNE LAMOTT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You have helped me and my children so much. My husband left us
e x p e n s e s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and it has been a huge struggle. Y’all have paid my electric bill
{ b y                c a t e g o r y }                                                                  A non-profit organization is also a business, and as such has the same expenses
                                                                                                        and challenges as any for-profit company, whether making sure that insurance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        more than once. I am so grateful…so I wanted to say
                                                                                                        coverage is adequate, getting the staff to relevant off-site training, purchasing                                                                          thank you so very much! You are amazing.
                                                                                                        enough paper for the printer, or producing marketing materials.
                                                     $40,853                                                                                                                                                                                                       From a 24- year-old single mother who works two jobs to make ends meet.
                                                         4%                                                        But the nature of our business requires another train of thought: every
                                                                                                        ream of paper bought, each gallon of gas purchased to travel to needed train-
                                                                                                        ing, every time we expand our office space and the rent increases, the result is
                                                                    Direct Aid
                                                                                                        a diminished capacity to assist someone in need. And so we strive to skillfully
            Personnel & Fringe                                         21%                              manage our expenditures, making sure that money not directly spent on client
                  $469,057                                                                              aid is for necessary and warranted expenses.

                                                                                                                   On our EAN program, for example, $212,423 of the $337,301 (63%) we
                                                                                        Rent            spend on this program goes directly to our clients, with most of the remainder
                                                                                    $39,462             going to staff salaries. Our staff provides necessary Case Management
                                                                                 Utilities              Services, information and referral and advocate on behalf of our clients.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Grace is given to heal the
                                                                   Supplies &      4%
                                                                  Maintenance                            EXPLANATION
                                          Professional             $74,197                               Supplies & Maintenance: office & shelter supplies,             Administration: bank fees, check fees, supplies for
                                            Services                   7%                                minor equipment, repairs, facilities maintenance, etc.         bookkeeping, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     spiritually sick, not to decorate
                                          $70,997                                                        Outreach & Education: public awareness materials,              Personnel & Fringe: salaries, health, dental & life
                                              7%                                                         printing, copying, books, subscriptions, reference materials   insurance, taxes, etc.
                                                                                                         Travel & Training: mileage reimbursement, workshop/            Fundraising: Special event expenses
                                                                                                         conference expenses                                            Direct Aid: financial assistance to clients such as rent,
                                                                                                         Professional Services: audit, CPA accounting services,         deposits, utilities, prescriptions, doctor’s appointments,
 Administration     Program Development    Insurance      Travel & Training      Outreach & Education

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        spiritual heroes.
                                                                                                         therapeutic counselors, IT support, cleaning services          food, clothing, etc.
  $14,656                 $3,137            $8,423            $13,029                   $16,523          Program Development: volunteer recognition, board &
      1%                     0%                1%                 1%                          2%
                                                                                                         staff meeting costs = .03%

                             TOTAL EXPENSES — $1,005,062
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MARTIN LUTHER
     Riches may enable us to                              If Mission Granbury were a for-profit company, this particular page would be
                                                          cause to celebrate. Unfortunately, the growth of our organization is due specifi-
                                                                                                                                                             g r o w t h

 confer favors; but to confer
                                                          cally to the increased demand for assistance. The nearly overwhelming jump
                                                          of people needing help from 2006 to 2007 was the impetus that compelled
                                                          our organization to re-think and improve its strategy and structure; 2008 saw

them with propriety and with
                                                          implementation of improvements within administration as well as every
                                                          program, even as we continued to meet the needs of our clients. Moving
                                                          forward, our philosophy is to treat each problem associated with growth as an                                  EAN

 grace requires a something                               opportunity to improve our organization and how we provide services.                                Unduplicated Clients Served

     that riches cannot give.                                   Victim’s Assistance Program
                                                                Unduplicated Clients Served
                                                                                                               Unduplicated Clients Served

       Even trifles may be so
                                                        1,000                                            60                                          8,000


       bestowed as to cease

                                                                                                         30                                          4,000
                                                                                                                                                              2006             2007                2008

                 to be trifles.
                                                                    2006        2007          2008       20         2006        2007         2008
                                                                                                                                                             4,456           10,245               11,647
                                                                    514         690          841                    41          38            53     2,000

                                                           0                                              0                                             0
                   C H A R L E S C A L E B C O LT O N                 164% increase in two years                      29% increase in two years                      161% increase in two years
t h a n k                            y o u                                                                                                  Love is the crowning
 The Board of Directors and Staff of Mission Granbury hope that the facts contained here have been informative, and that you have
 come away with clear view of who we are, what our mission is, and how we have used your generous contributions to fulfill it. The
 challenges we face as an organization are straightforward: as we grow to cope with the increasing numbers of families in crisis, we
                                                                                                                                            grace of humanity.                                                                                  PETRARCH

 must help our clients to the fullest extent with the resources we are given. We must remain diligent in every aspect of oversight. We
                                                                                                                                                                                                      — BOARD OF DIRECTORS —                                        — EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR —
 must consider the future of the organization with careful planning. Because of the trust placed in us by our community, we must hold                                                                                                                                     Ginger Eways
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Barry Van Duzee, PhD, President
 ourselves to the highest standard, and strive towards the excellence that is expected of us.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dan Coates, Vice President                                   — STAFF MEMBERS —
        Goethe didn’t define grace when he said, It is the nature of grace always to fill that which is empty. But he pinpointed the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Marti Barber                           Shelba Stover
 very essence. We take this opportunity to express our profound gratitude to the people and businesses of Hood County—you—who                                                                            Jake Caraway, Secretary              Operations Support Director           Shelter Operations Coordinator
 grace us with the support we need to fulfill our task: filling the terrible emptiness left by hopelessness, fear, and desperation, with                                                                  Mike Gandy, Treasurer                     Laura Doud                              Laurie Barton
 hope, love, and assurance. It is our privilege to serve those who need us not only with integrity, but with the strength and backing of                                                                       Chris Adams                   Bookkeeper & Administrative            Child Advocacy Coordinator &
 our community.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Manager                               Case Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cathey Briscoe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jean Cate                               Iris Justice
                                                                                                                                                                                                               David Brown                      CASA Program Director                     Program Assistant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Patti Carey                            Mary Davis                          Phyllis Schuster
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Judy Coates              Victim Assistance & Case Mgmt. Director             Shelter Aide

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jan McKee                          Margie Messina                        Heather McGlathery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Outreach & Education Director                  Shelter Aide
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mona Nuckolls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Naomi Gilbert                            Marie Glatzer
                                                                                                                                           Concept and design by
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Laura Power, MD                        Case Manager                             Shelter Aide
                                                                                                                                           Contemporary Communications, Inc.
                                                                                                                                           817.578.3300                                                        Jo Beth Ross
                                                                                                                                           who are proud to donate a major portion of their work on                                                Rhonda Rogers                           Heather Wood
                                                                                                                                           this piece to Mission Granbury.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Patsy Walton             Volunteer Coordinator & Case Manager                Shelter Aide
                                                                                                                                           Special appreciation to
                                                                                                                                           Bass Printing
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Cissy Wilson                          Mary Flores                             Rebecca Kelty
                                                                                                                                           for providing the printing of this piece at a                                                             Case Worker                              Shelter Aide
                                                                                                                                           discounted rate as a donation to Mission Granbury.
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