To defend, rescue and restore at-risk children and communities around the world.

 |  PO BOX 120748 Clermont FL 34712-0748

Mission 823 Inc. is headquartered in Clermont, FL, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 82-5088294.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS' NTEE classification is Adoption within the Human Services - Multipurpose and Other category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2018.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)

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This organization cannot be evaluated by our Encompass Rating methodology due to only having one year of electronically-filed IRS Form 990 data.

To ensure year-to-year consistency the Encompass Rating System’s Finance & Accountability beacon analyzes the three-year average of some data provided through the IRS 990.
Charity Navigator currently only has one year of consecutive e-filed Forms 990 from the IRS for Mission 823 Inc. under the EIN: 82-5088294.
Before Charity Navigator can evaluate this organization, Mission 823 Inc. will need to e-file for additional fiscal years.

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The main purpose of the organization is to raise funds that will be used to rescue and restore at-risk children and communities around the world. donations from individuals.

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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

Mission 823 strives to identify at-risk children, assess their underlying needs, formulate tailor-made strategies for each child and achieve sustainable progress toward achieving the highest level of potential possible in each life. Creation of opportunity for independence and autonomy in a healthy and safe environment is our ultimate goal.

What are your strategies for making this happen?

Community social outreach, humanitarian assistance and specialized youth camps allow us the opportunity to build lasting relationships with children at risk and their communities. Licensed and certified professional counselors provide tools and resources that initiate the healing process for traumatized children. Construction and operation of family type homes with qualified adoptive/guardian parents provide a stable, secure environment for children to heal, stabilize and begin steps toward independence and upward mobility. Connection with tutors who help the children catch up and exceed grade level and then access to higher level education is critical to freedom. Creation of business opportunities create independence from Western support and sustainable living for young adults. Facilitating cross-cultural experiences with multi-national volunteer teams enriches the experience and broadens the sense of possibilities.

What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

We have over 20 years of experience working in the region, speak the language and understand the culture. Our U.S. based offices provide ongoing support in the form of supervision, counsel and financial resources from our extensive donor network. Our national Directors are native to and citizens of the countries in which they serve. Their paid staff and volunteer teams under their direction are nationals as well. Our volunteer networks span 3 continents and have regular contact and engagement with the programs on the field. Communication is open and frequent and enabled by technology. High level access and invitations exist in the form of growing relationships with local churches, social services and the federal government.

How will your organization know if you are making progress?

Daily communication by phone and internet as well as frequent visits to the field provide assessment of conditions, transparency and accountability for the whole team. Monthly accounting reports are reviewed and compared with conditions on the ground. Tracking the status and progress of groups as well as individual children allows us to make adjustments as necessary to achieve the highest and best results.

What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

The humanitarian needs of thousands of children have been met, thousands have found a connection point for healing resources annually and many children have been placed in permanent family homes. Youth camps and social outreach clubs have been established. Humanitarian distribution systems have been created. Brick and mortar family homes have been built and are currently operating. Human Trafficking task forces and working groups are in place and active. Expansion of our family homes and youth camp facilities is our greatest need and priority focus for the near future.


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