2020 ANNUAL REPORT
DEAR FRIENDS & SUPPORTERS
It is difficult to talk about this past year without addressing the global shift brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and its drastic impact on every individual, business and nonprofit in our state and country. As the new CEO of Catholic Charities West Michigan, I didn’t know what to expect coming into an agency during this time of crisis but I have been incredibly impressed by how adaptable and dedicated our team has been. When the pandemic hit Michigan, we were deemed essential workers and stayed open to continue to serve the poor and vulnerable members of our community. We transitioned to take-away meals and groceries at God’s Kitchen and the Muskegon Food Pantry, we switched to Telehealth counseling sessions to continue to serve our behavioral health clients, and we created procedures to allow our families to stay connected virtually and through social-distanced meetings. Due to safety restrictions, we also had to adapt our events and presented a free, livestreamed Raising Hope program as well as a ticketbased Soup’s On For All “event,” where we offered soups, bread, dessert and more to be picked up or delivered. All of this while the majority of our staff worked from home! Staying positive during this difficult time, as a staff, has been instrumental to our success. As you can see on page 2, our teams did their best to keep virtual meetings fun with themes like beach day, “Dress like a Man” and M&M’s. A highlight of this year has been the development of our new Muskegon campus,
where we recently opened the Kolbe Center, a much-needed detox facility, and will open our new administrative building in the late Spring. The Kolbe Center is an example of how we adapt our programs to meet the greatest needs in our communities and it will be the missing piece of the puzzle for those struggling with addiction. The need is especially great in Muskegon, which has been listed as the eighth highest county for drug and alcohol deaths per capita in the country and, until now, individuals looking to safely withdraw from alcohol or drugs had to travel to Grand Rapids or Traverse City to receive care. In a struggling world, Catholic Charities is always here to provide help and create hope. We work to feed the hungry, counsel those who struggle, and build strong families and there has never been a time in my life where it feels like there is a greater need. This pandemic has touched everyone in our communities and I hope the people and stories in this report showcase the vital work we are doing to offer our support. Thank you for choosing Catholic Charities to help address these critical issues, and more importantly, for choosing to be a part of the restoration of lives in our community. Many blessings,
David Bellamy | Chief Executive Officer Catholic Charities West Michigan
CCWM BOARD OF D IRE C TORS Conor Dugan (Chair), Jennifer VanHorn-Pfeiffelmann (Vice Chair), Laina Mills (Treasurer), Mary Brandon (Secretary), Fr. Matthew Barnum, Russ Daniel, Brad Fowler, Gregory Guest, Jack Hoedeman, Dan Lupo, Brad Mathis, Michael Naltner, Scott Opperman & Janet Veldhouse
CCWM COMMI TTEE ME MB E RS Ryan Mullaney, Marcia Ritzenhein & Lisa Wolf
GOD’S KIT PROVI HUNDR MEALS EVE TO AN EM HOMELESS IN GR AND
TCHEN IS IDING EDS OF ERY WEEK MERGENCY S SHELTER D RAPIDS.
TOMAS GOD’S KITCHEN PATRON AND LOCAL ARTIST
“I COME TO GOD’S KITCHEN BECAUSE I’M POOR AND NEED HELP. HOW HAS IT HELPED ME? I DON’T GO HUNGRY! I’M AN ARTIST WHO WORKS OUT OF MY HOME TO SELL MY ART, IN ORDER TO PAY MY ELECTRICITY BILL.”
THIS YEAR, WE Served more than 100,000 free to-go meals to the hungry Provided hundreds of free meals to an emergency shelter in Grand Rapids Provided free baby and toddler goods to 3,258 children Helped 585 adults and children, through our work with 110 Senior Corps volunteers
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROVIDED OVER 3,000 TELEHEALTH COUNSELING SESSIONS TO CLIENTS IN NEED OF SUPPORT, DURING THE PANDEMIC THIS YEAR, WE Counseled 2,982 individual patients Worked with 512 clients on issues of domestic violence Provided opportunities for post-abortion healing to 43 women
THIS YEAR, WE
PROVIDED HELP & CREATED HOPE FOR 37,046 INDIVIDUALS OFFERED 28 PROGRAMS REACHED 26 COUNTIES, IN 9 LOCATIONS THROUGH...
285 EMPLOYEES 17 BOARD & COMMITTEE MEMBERS 1,472 ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
TRAVERSE CITY (9 staff) LUDINGTON (7 staff) BIG RAPIDS (10 staff) WHITE CLOUD (10 staff) MUSKEGON (65 staff) - Kolbe Center (8 staff)
6. STANTON (8 staff) 7. GRAND RAPIDS
- Jefferson Ave. (113 staff) - Cathedral Square (3 staff) - God’s Kitchen (4 staff) 8. HOLLAND (14 staff) 9. BENTON HARBOR (34 staff)
FINANCES Transparency in Catholic Charities West Michigan’s finances is very important to us. On these two pages, you will find assets, liabilities, and net assets as well as the breakdown of our revenue and expenses.
Cash Restricted Cash Accounts Receivable Promises to Give Prepaid Expenses Property & Equipment Beneficial Interest in Assets Total
2 02 0 3,660,070 602 2,013,041 736,552 195,515 6,485,050 425,698 $13,516,528
2 01 9 2,163,878 11,121 1,735,424 757,136 225,422 3,431,629 401,673 $8,726,283
1,001,467 602 2,980,900 2,536,631 $7,406,867
5,313,553 (515,405) 1,311,513 $6,109,661
4,135,389 1,769,596 1,226,714 $7,131,699
Accounts Payable Accrued Liabilities (Compensation, Wages, Fees, Other) Funds Managed for Others Note Payable Long-Term Debt Total
NET ASSETS Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted Permanently Restricted Total
LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS
The above audited financials are based on draft figures and are subject to change.
Program Service Fees
Community Support/ Events/Other
4% Catholic Services Appeal
84% State & Federal Reimbursements
6.5% Food and Pantry Programs
Fund Development and Marketing
10% Counseling and Treatment
34% Foster Care/Adoption
37% Family Preservation and Support Programs
FAMILY MOST ESS INFLUEN CHILDRE FAMILY PR SUPPORT 2,500 LAS
IS THE SENTIAL NCE ON EN & OUR ROGRAMS ED OVER ST YEAR.
“I WENT INTO FOSTER CARE WHEN I WAS ONE, TAKEN AWAY FROM MY MOM FOR DRUG USE, AND LATER FOR ABUSE. NOW I HAVE A KID AND GO TO COSMETOLOGY SCHOOL SO I CAN BE A BETTER MOM AND SHOW A BETTER EX AMPLE OF LIFE.” THIS YEAR, WE Child Welfare Cared for 362 foster children, in 242 foster homes Placed 64 children in loving homes, through adoption Provided pregnancy counseling for 58 Women Family Preservation Provided direction and support to 2,010 families Gave 240 new parents free support and resources Reunified 75 families
MECHEE FORMER FOSTER CHILD & CCWM HAIR CARE VOLUNTEER
SERENIT YEP! PARTICIPANT, STANDING BY HER ARTWORK AT THE MUSKEGON MUSEUM OF ART
CATHOLIC CHARITIES AWARDS GRANTS TO WEST MICHIGAN NON-PROFITS WHO ARE MAKING AN IMPACT IN OUR COMMUNITIES.
CRS RICE BOWL Bread of Life Food Pantry | $2,500 Lake County Area Churches Charities
Healthy Meals for Heartside | $2,500 Degage Ministries, Grand Rapids
Healthy Homes Project | $2,500 St. Alphonsus Church, Grand Rapids
Caritas Food Pantry | $2,500 St. Mary Church, Custer
CCHD LOCAL GRANTS YEP! (Youth Empowerment Program) | $7,000 Muskegon’s Community EnCompass
Pregnancy Counseling & Support | $7,000 Catholic Charities West Michigan
VITA Tax Program | $6,000 St. Alphonsus Church
Women’s Recovery Center | $6,000 St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish
Parents for Healthy Homes | $5,000 Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan
CCWM IS F ON GIVING OF COLOR BRINGING D OF THOUGH IENCE & E TO ALL
FOCUSED OUR STAFF A VOICE & DIVERSITY HT, EXPEREXPERTISE WE DO.
BABY PANTRY EXPANSION In our new Muskegon administrative building, we will be expanding the newly named St. Gianna Baby and Toddler Pantry. This free resource will continue to be open to pregnant women and parents/guardians with children up to the age of 5 years old and will provide them with diapers, wipes, formula and clothing. But, new to the program, we will offer classes on topics of safe and healthy infants/children and will be providing free incentives, like car seats and pack’n plays, to those who participate.
MUSKEGON CAMPUS OPEN The new 21,000-square-foot administrative building facility, slated to be completed in May 2021 is located at 1713 7th Street and will house more than 80 Catholic Charities employees and will provide counseling, family preservation services, foster care, adoption, pregnancy counseling, Senior Corps, and a baby & toddler pantry. The property also includes a 4,700 square-foot detox facility, called the Kolbe Center, which will treat 700 patients annually and opened on March 12, 2021.
CONTINUED DEDICATION TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION In a year where we have experienced heartbreaking racial injustice and division in our country, we will continue to be dedicated to focusing on issues of racial equity and what we can do to create an environment of unity. In this past year, we have had multiple agency-wide discussions to address these issues, including a recent virtual gathering to talk about the documentary film “The 13th.” Our leadership team has also been watching/discussing the Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man video series and read the book “White Fragility” as a group. Coming up this Summer, we will be launching our first event centered around diversity and inclusion, called Confident Kids, a free back-to-school hair care event for the foster children in our care. This event is an expansion of the crosscultural hair and skin care trainings that we offer for foster parents, teaching them about styling, hair/skin products and the cultural significance of keeping their foster children looking fresh.
RAISING HOPE (AT HOME) Raising Hope (at home) was our first virtual event and it was a great success! Our Livestreamed program featured keynote speaker Mark Weber, a Catholic Central and Notre Dame Alum who produced the award-winning documentary Poverty Inc. The “event” also included a behind-the-scenes look at the new Kolbe Detox Center and powerful stories from our clients. The virtual program received 1,061 views and we raised a record $119,135.
SOUP ’S (STILL) ON FOR ALL The Soup’s On For All event looked different this year, due to COVID-19, so we couldn’t host a huge event in-person at The BOB. However, we still sold out the “event” and raised $101,224! More than 700 ticketholders received delicious soup, made by our God’s Kitchen chefs, artisan bread, dessert, a handmade soup bowl and a free soup punch card.
SUPPORTING THE ESSENTIAL With the impact of COVID-19, Catholic Charities had to cancel three fundraising events, we increased the number of clients served, and had to make adjustments for client safety. Because of these setbacks, we initiated the Supporting the Essential Giving Week, to make up for the lost revenue and raise awareness about our essential services. Thanks to our sponsors and community, we raised $55,000!
RAISING HOPE (AT HOME) Mark Weber, Keynote Speaker Producer of the documentary film Poverty, Inc.
THANK YOU! KOLBE CENTER RIBBON CUTTING March 12, 2021
With humble gratitude, the staff and board of Catholic Charities West Michigan thanks you for your support of our mission and vision this year! Each day, we work to feed the hungry, counsel those who struggle, and build strong families through our 28 programs. We hope that the contents in this annual report were informative and affirming of your support for our work, which is unparalleled in its efforts to bring the mercy and love of Christ to everyone it serves.
HOW TO HELP DONATE We are sustained by the generosity of our donors who join us in working to love, to serve, and to teach our neighbors in need. For information about how to help, call 616.356.6207 or visit ccwestmi.org/donate.
VOLUNTEER Our volunteers are an army of selfless people who lend their time and talents so that others’ lives can be improved. For information about how you can help, please visit ccwestmi.org/volunteer.
HOW TO CONTACT CATHOLIC CHARITIES WEST MICHIGAN Administration Building 40 Jefferson Ave. Grand Rapids, MI 49503 For a full list of locations, visit ccwestmi.org/locations.
PHILANTHRO PY TEAM Working to gather support and expand our mission through fundraising, marketing, communications, and special events, please contact our staff members below. Karol Maurer | Director of Development | email@example.com Phil Meade | Marketing and Communications Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org Amanda Stetson | Events, Communications, Volunteer Coordinator | email@example.com Pedro Gomes | Foundation and Grant Specialist | firstname.lastname@example.org
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