MOVING MOVING FORWARD FORWARD 2015 ANNUAL REPORT 1
SAFE HOMES & ENVIRONMENTS
s we think about our accomplishments in 2015, we are proud to reflect on the lives that were impacted and changed through our commitment to healing children, strengthening families, and building community. Serving more than 5,100 individuals through counseling, adoptions, safe housing, and training allowed us to ensure 100% of our high school seniors graduated, 89% of our families were strengthened or stayed together, and 100% of our youth were protected from repeated abuse and neglect. Every day, we are lucky enough to witness those we serve overcome challenges that are often beyond their control. These challenges can lead to a path of homelessness, drug abuse, incarceration, and a loss of self-worth. The common thread of our client’s success is our trauma informed care approach that is designed to help our children, young adults, and families pivot toward a new future of hope and confidence. We haven’t been able to do this alone. Your support has been critical in making our community a safe and nurturing environment and we hope you’ll continue to lend your support as we help our community’s most vulnerable. As you will see throughout this report, CHRIS Kids is now CHRIS 180. For the past 35 years, we have helped children in our community become functioning adults. We realize, as our children have grown, so has our organization and we are proud to announce our new name, CHRIS 180 – Changing Directions. Changing Lives. We believe that potential is a right, not a privilege and we are dedicated to our children, youth and families to help them reach their happiness, health, and success despite challenging circumstances. Yours in service,
Kathy Colbenson, LMFT President & CEO
Sheila Weidman-Farley, Georgia-Pacific Corporation Chair, Board of Directors
Since 1981, CHRIS 180 has transformed more than 55,000 lives and is a pioneer among mental health, child advocacy, and family welfare providers.
SERVED by Program
MISSION To heal children, strengthen families, and build community.
Counseling Center 2,137
CHRIS stands for our CORE VALUES Creativity, Honor, Respect, Integrity & Safety
Community Service Programs
To improve the community by providing children, adults, and families with high quality, trauma informed behavioral health services and support systems.
Many of the members of our CHRIS 180 community, including the children in our foster and group homes, older youth in our supportive housing program, and families seen at the counseling center, have all endured some form of trauma throughout their lifetime.
CHRIS 180 saves, serves, and protects abused, neglected, traumatized children, youth, and families through positive, solution-focused programming that empowers them to change the direction of their life. We accomplish our mission through an array of individualized programs that empower children and families to heal from past trauma, provide safe and stable homes and environments, teach life skills, and impact public policies. Age Range
YOUR DOLLARS AT WORK
Program & Services
85% of your donation goes directly to support our programs.
CHRIS Counseling Center The CHRIS Counseling Center ranks in the top 7% of mental health providers in the state of Georgia with the goal to strengthen individuals and families by increasing the ability to manage life stressors and mental health concerns, build coping skills, improve communication, and enhance each client’s ability to function. Utilizing 18 different evidence-based practices, services are provided in the clinic, in the home, school, or other community locations by licensed professionals and paraprofessionals who are all trained in trauma informed care. This year, we opened the Gwinnett satellite office of the CHRIS Counseling Center, allowing us to expand our reach and impact, especially among the Hispanic community. Counseling partnerships formed in 2015: – Atlanta Public Schools – Grady Trauma Project – Securing Resources for Consumers – Global Villages CHRIS Counseling Center Outcomes: – 39,154 therapeutic sessions provided – 79% of individual clients attained a treatment goal –9 5% of client families feel less stress within the family
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JourneyZ Group Homes Throughout eight group homes in Fulton, Dekalb, Douglas, Gwinnett, and Clayton counties, the JourneyZ program provides safety and healing to abused and neglected foster children, ages 6-17, with severe emotional and behavioral problems in a supportive home environment. Children receive counseling services at the CHRIS Counseling Center, mentoring, and educational supports as well as engage in extracurricular and volunteer activities. Children go to public schools, play sports, participate in after-school activities, have chores, and receive an allowance just like other kids their age. JourneyZ Outcomes:
115 YOUTH SERVED
–3 9% of youth were reunited with their family vs. Georgia’s reunification rate of 29% – 1 00% of youth were safely housed and protected from repeat abuse and neglect –7 5% of youth who were discharged to an independent living/transitional living program chose to move to the TransitionZ program at Summit Trail Apartments
CHRIS Clubhouse The CHRIS Clubhouse uniquely addresses the needs of 15-21 year olds with a mental health and/or substance abuse diagnosis. The Clubhouse provides learning opportunities in a fun environment that help youth make a successful transition to adulthood. Life Skill and Support services include:
Enrichment activities include:
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employment planning GED preparation college readiness, tutoring drivers education healthy meals & snacks
recording studio video games movies social & enrichment outings volunteer service events
•9 3% of youth had no new legal involvement •9 6% of youth maintained a stable living arrangement •8 3% of youth discharged demonstrated improvement in functioning on the CANS, a national measure of improvement
TransitionZ at Summit Trail apartments TransitionZ at Summit Trail Apartments provides living quarters at our Summit Trail apartment complex for older youth, ages 17-24, who are homeless or who have “aged out” of the foster care system. Some residents are parenting their own children and others are single. The program provides counseling and life skills support. Residents are required to attend school or work at least 30 hours per week. The program offers a supportive environment as young people launch an independent life. The program includes a Transitional Living Program and Emergency Assistance, which provides both support and emergency housing for homeless youth. – Of the clients enrolled as a senior in high school, 100% graduated in May 2015 – 83% of eligible residents were working and/or in school; 58% were working and in school –T wo years after moving out on their own, 97% of the formerly homeless and aging out youth who received help at our Summit Trail Apartments are safely housed and 90% are working and/or in school Within our TransitionZ program, is the Transitional Living Program which has five spaces available within two units to individuals ages 17-24 with the availability to stay up to 18 months. While participating in the program:
– 100% became employed – 43% transitioned to supportive housing at Summit Trail Apartments
(81 YOUNG ADULTS AND 14 CHILDREN)
– 100% were safely housed upon leaving the program – 86% continued working with their Life Coach after discharge Also within TransistionZ, the Emergency Assistance Program prevents young adults with mental health issues who are up to age 35 (and their families) from becoming homeless and helps those who are already homeless by assisting them in securing stable housing, financial assistance and employment while they receive support, guidance and instruction designed to foster self-sufficiency. – 98% became and remain housed – 96% are working – 21% of those working are also in school
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“BEFORE I CAME TO CHRIS 180, I WAS HOMELESS AND STRUGGLED TO KEEP PERMANENT HOUSING. I WAS ANGRY AND DESTRUCTIVE. DURING MY TIME AT CHRIS 180, I LEARNED TO MANAGE MY EMOTIONS AND MY PAST, AND TODAY, I HAVE A SAFE PLACE TO LIVE AND HAVE CHANGED THE DIRECTION OF MY LIFE.” Jaylon, CHRIS 180 Summit Trail Apartment Resident
100% Safety was ensured for of all children in all families
Keeping Families Together Keeping Families Together helps Georgiaâ€™s most challenged children and their families build a plan of support and services that establishes safety and stability in their homes and strengthens the family unit. Utilizing the High Fidelity WrapAround model, families receive prevention, reunification and/or support services to help them achieve their goals so that, in the future, families and the individuals within the families have the skills to help themselves.
Families were strengthened, avoiding disruption through hospitalization, incarceration or the out-of-home placement of a child
CHRIS Adoption Services
In 2015, 53 individuals were served through the CHRIS Adoption Services, including one sibling group of three, three sibling groups of two, and seven individual children. Six prospective adoptive families completed both IMPACT training and an additional 14 hours of required training in trauma.
Youth classified as designated felons graduated and had no new juvenile charges and remained with their families.
The Adoption Services program recruits, prepares, and supports families who will adopt children in Georgiaâ€™s foster care system and includes counseling services for children and families both pre- and post- adoption. In addition, our two Gateway Foster Homes enable sibling groups in foster care to stay together and work toward reunification or adoption. Since the programâ€™s inception, there have been no adoption disruptions.
CHRIS Training Institute CHRIS Training Institute provides quality training in evidence-based practices and philosophies to other nonprofits, state agencies, service providers, and interested community members as well as to CHRIS 180 staff. During 2015, 962 individuals received training. 507 individuals received training in Trauma STARs (a foundational learning experience in trauma informed care); 85 individuals were trained in how to conduct a Trauma Assessment; 368 were trained in the prevention of child sexual abuse; and 249 were trained in bullying prevention. In addition, courses in Youth Mental Health First Aid, Adult Mental Health First Aid, Working with LGBTQ Youth and many other professional courses were offered throughout 2015.
2015 Donors Corporate & Foundation Donors A Friends’ Foundation The AEC Trust Amerigroup Community Care Anne & Michael Greenbaum Donor Fund Anonymous Assurant Foundation The Atlanta Foundation Atlanta Women’s Foundation Atlantic Trust Company Audrey and Jack Morgan Foundation, Inc. Bank of America Besse Johnson & George Blanton Allen Foundation Blake’s on the Park Bob Steele Salon Brooks, McGinnis & Company Bryan Cave LLP Buckhead Rotary Club CA Technologies The Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Foundation The Thalia N. & Chris M. Carlos Foundation Centene Management Company LLC The Cheek to Cheek Tour Citizens Of Georgia Power Coldwell Banker Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Cox Automotive Cox Enterprises DeKalb School Employees Foundation Delta Air Lines, Inc. Diversified Computer Solutions The Robert and Polly Dunn Foundation Edelman USA EZ Agape Foundation For The Kid In All of Us, Inc.
Gannett Foundation (now Tegna) Gay Construction Georgia Power Company Georgia-Pacific Corporation The Wilbur & Hilda Glenn Family Foundation The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership The Warren M. Gump Fund Hewlett-Packard The Home Depot, Inc. Homrich Berg IBM Employee Services Center John & Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc. John Martin Law Fund Jones Day Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation Kaiser Permanente The Kendeda Fund The Philip I. Kent Foundation Kiwanis Foundation of Atlanta, Inc. Lorde-Rustin Giving Circle Macy’s Matching Gift Program Mary Allen Lindsay Branan Foundation Merancas Foundation, Inc. Meredith Corp National Philanthropic Trust Newell Rubbermaid Peach State Health Plan Primerica Publix Super Markets Charities Rheem Saint Mark United Methodist Church Sam P. Alterman Family Foundation Seyfarth Shaw LLP The Sherwin-Williams Foundation Silverman Construction State Bank & Trust SunTrust Banks Theisen Consulting LLC.
Thomas H. Pitts Trust Three Sisters Charitable Fund Tower Wine & Spirits Tsunami Jims UBS Financial Services, Inc. Private Wealth Management United Way of Greater Atlanta UPS Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Walmart – Store #3775 Waterfall Foundation, Inc. Wells Fargo William Josef Foundation Zeist Foundation, Inc
Individual Donors $10,000 + Alice & Byrd Ball Kathy & Pete Colbenson Shelley Giberson & Ron Carmichael Cindy Simpson & Lisa Galm Maryann Toub Sheila Weidman & Ed Farley $5,000 – $9,999 Kappy & Duane Ackerman Donna & David Brown Tracy & Lee Crump Robin Cutshaw Carolyn & Keith Donnelly Enid & Jerry Draluck Margaret Graff & Richard Higgins William Harding & Roland Roscom Barbara & Robert Harkey Renee & Tom Houle Camille Kielty & Robin Forbes Bill Kunz Jennifer Markman & Brian Ottaviano
Mary & Joe Moeller Susan & Hugh O’Farrell Martha & David Pacini Laura & Jacien Steele Christine Vatidis & Mary Barnes $2,500 – $4,999 Jody & William Andrade Manny Beauregard & Don Vellek Dr. Lucas Beno Jonathan Doss & Scott Oglesby Jennifer & Chad Duncan Temple Elliott Bernadette Faber & John Nadobny Gail & Rich Gilmore Mona & Bob Harty Cheri & Greg Hecht Caroline & Marc Heilweil Wade Hughes Scott Light Terrin & Rich McKay Nandy & Wes Millner Jeff Mills Avery & Valerie Munnings Loretta & James Parham Brooke & Bill Pendleton Lissa & Mark Phillips Christopher Wade $1,000 – $2,499 Angie Allen Edzel Alovera Rep. Kathy Ashe & R. Lawrence Ashe, Jr. Thomas Bat & Rod Rusyniak Jay Bernath Brian Boatright Sharon & Brian Bowling Kathy & Alan Bremer Cindra & Marshall Brown Jill & Steve Church
Ann & Jeff Cramer Andrew Cuomo David Debarr Keith DeMaray Jennifer Dempsey Paul Fanella Karen & David Feldman Mary Franks Joe Gebbia Chris Gorman Parkey & Daniel Haggman Jackie & Robert Hale Jackie Howard Mary & Bob Hughes Hilary & Howard Hunter Janin & Tad Hutcheson Susan & Alexander Johnson Robert L. Karem, Jr. Jonathan Karron Harriet & Kip Kirkpatrick J. Ellis Loyd Debbie & Peter Maltese John McKenney Amy Goch & Mark McLeod Barbara & William Miller Michael Milligan & David Lowery John Murphy & Paul Withrow Marcia & Donald Orr Seth Persily Kay & Tom Rawlings Betsy Riley Jeffrey Riley & Doug Sturgess Robyn Roberts & Kevin Greiner Marilyn & William Rosenberg Susan Moody & Robert Schmoll Debbie & Larry Sessions John I. Spangler III Kristen Keirsey & Bill Stanhope Sandy & Walter Stewart Kruger Brock Stitts
Jayne & David Stockton Suzanne Sullivan P. Dean Surbey Sherrie-Ann Straughn & Cyril Turner Diana & Randy Waters Karen & Dick Wilbanks Thomas Willett Steve Wilson Julie Woodruff Frank Wrenn $500 – $999 Jim Anastos & David Adan Jennifer & Paul Bennecke Mary & Dale Carpenter Joseph Clements Marisa Crissey DJ Dammann & Mike Zinsmeister Julie & John Davis Geoff Dorflinger Delanor Doyle David Eidson Sara Fera Roosevelt Giles Bridget & Marcel Hannah Andrew Harris Brian Hogan Janice & Mark Jernigan Meghan Johnson Lance King John Langston Michael & Susan Masters Jack McGinnis Nancy & Jack McSweeney Barbara Miller-Murphy & Don Murphy Pete Mounts Dr. John Ouderkirk, M.D. Daniel Passariello David Paule & Gary Mann Monica Pearson
Eric Pittman Bob Rosen Ruth Rosenberg Terrie & Terry Russell Robert Schuler William Smith Jay Smithson Wendy Stewart Nicholas Tilford Douglas Voyce Drs. Sally A. West & Daniel Pollock Rosemary & William White John Willcutts Dana Williams & Thomas Woodward James Willis
Ledet Training Macy’s Inc. Joe Miller Nancy Myler Northwest Exterminating Heather Ray Sarah Ziegler Seyfarth Shaw LLP St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church Steel Restaurant and Lounge Transfiguration Catholic Church Judge William L. Tribble Walt Disney World George Wieder Dick & Karen Wilbanks Zoo Atlanta
*Names reflect giving from January 1 – December 31, 2015
Anonymous Arrow Exterminators Athena Health BB&J Linen BJ’s Bridge Catering Clean the World CornerCap Investment Counsel Eberly & Associates Emory University George Estelle Event Drapery EY Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta For the Kid in All of Us Robin Forbes & Camille Kielty Gerding Collaborative, LLC Leone Hinzman Lin F. Holoman, Jr. Ian & Carrie George James Gelin Kilpatrick Townsend
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION December 31, 2015
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES for the year ending December 31, 2015
Current Assets: Cash and cash equivalents Contracts receivable â€“ federal, state, and local Grants receivable Accounts receivable, net Unconditional promises to give, net Note receivable - current portion Prepaid expenses and other assets Total current assets Cash restricted for capital improvements Property and equipment in service, net Property and improvements not used in operations, net Note receivable â€“ long-term Deferred loan costs, net of $13,941 and $21,622 of accumulated amortization Other assets Total assets
2015 $ 413,091 1,181,995 100,000 2,340 405,156 5,775 68,184 2,176,541 169,512 10,149,678 138,842 51,348 73,673 $ 12,759,594
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Current liabilities: Accounts payable Accrued expenses Deferred revenue Current portion of notes payable Total current liabilities Line of credit payable Notes payable - long term Total liabilities
$ 199,678 335,841 10,000 77,866 623,385 308,972 6,044,511 $ 6,976,868
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Net Assets: Unrestricted: Available for operations Expended for property and equipment, net of debt Total unrestricted net assets Temporarily restricted Total net assets Total liabilities and net assets
924,667 4,213,200 5,137,867 644,859 5,782,726 $ 12,759,594
Changes in unrestricted net assets: Revenues, gains and support: Grants and contracts Contributions In-kind contributions Interest income Special event revenue, net of $222,654 and $270,032 in direct expenses for 2015 and 2014, respectively Rental income Gain (loss) on disposal of vehicles and building Settlement income Other income 111,976 Total revenues, gains and support Net assets released from restrictions Total unrestricted revenues, gains and support
$ 9,579,244 962,028 149,062 740 197,721 362,056 (7,275) 375,000 11,730,552 1,068,654 12,799,206
Expenses: Program services: Counseling Services Wraparound and Community Services JourneyZ TransitionZ Clubhouse AdoptionZ Training Institute Housing and Property Total program services
2,946,179 1,460,098 3,561,722 905,674 432,536 250,141 147,664 1,129,682 10,833,696
Supporting services: Management and general Fundraising Total expenses Increase in unrestricted net assets
1,086,084 509,868 12,429,648 369,558
Changes in temporarily restricted net assets: Contributions Net assets released from restrictions Decrease in temporarily restricted net assets Increase (decrease) in net assets Net assets, beginning of year Net assets, end of year $
793,740 (1,068,654) (274,914) 94,644 5,688,082 5,782,726
2015 Board of directors Sheila Weidman-Farley, Georgia-Pacific Corporation Chair
Debbie Sessions, Porter Keadle Moore, LLC Treasurer
Mona B. Harty, Delta Air Lines Vice Chair
Todd Markle, Superior Court of Fulton County Secretary
Brian Bowling, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Conroy Boxhill, Edelman Ron Carmichael, Elavon, Inc. Kathy Colbenson, CHRIS 180, Inc. Jennifer Dempsey, Bryan Cave, LLP Carolyn C. Donnelly, Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management Chad Duncan, Accenture Bernadette J. Faber, UBS Private Wealth Management Rich Gilmore, Sherwin-Williams Marcel Hannah, Bank of America
Thomas J. Houle, Homrich Berg Nandy Millner, Merrill Lynch - PBIG Jonathan Karron, Boys and Girls Clubs of America J.D. Kellum, Keller Williams Realty Terrin McKay, Community Volunteer Mark McLeod, Emory University Counseling & Psychological Services Martha Pacini, Georgia Piedmont Technical College Robert A. Schmoll, Jones Day Katerina Taylor, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Thomas Watson, Hyundai
2015 Advisory Council Kenneth F. Britt, Alston & Bird LLP (ret.) (Co-Chair) Ann Cramer, Coxe Curry & Associates (Co-Chair) Alice Ball, Community Volunteer The Honorable T. Jackson Bedford, Jr., Fulton County Government Patty Bedford, Community Volunteer Jay Bernath, C&S Wholesale Meat Company Sheila Dramis, Lowden & Associates Curley Dossman, Jr., Georgia-Pacific Foundation Ken Felts, NFP Executive Benefits Susan Grant, CNN (ret.) Robert S. Harkey, Delta Air Lines (ret.) Angele Hawkins, New Hope Enterprises Patrick Healy, Peach State Health Plan Marc Heilweil, Spectrum Advisory Doug Hooker, Atlanta Regional Commission Tad M. Hutchenson, Delta Air Lines, Inc. Robert Karem, UBS Private Wealth Management Timothy V. Killenberg, N3
B. Mitchell King, Georgia Power Kip Kirkpatrick, II, Alston & Bird LLP (ret.) Steve Kolski, Community Volunteer Bertram L. Levy, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Kenneth Menendez, Ellis Funk Brooke Pendleton, Community Volunteer Marietta G. Petters, Community Volunteer William C. Philbrick, Sitara International, LLC Eric Pittman, Vital Solutions Dr. Mark Rapaport, Emory University School of Medicine Bill Rosenberg, Northwestern Mutual Marilyn Rosenberg, Kidd Rutherford Designs Arnie Silverman, Silverman Construction Project Management Cyril Turner, Delta Air Lines, Inc. Karen Wilbanks, The Robert & Polly Dunn Foundation Gil Wolchock, LexisNexis Frank Wrenn, Habitat for Humanity International
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