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Families First

VISION & MISSION VISION: A community where all children and families flourish. MISSION: To ensure the success of children in jeopardy by empowering families. At Families First, we work to create thriving, self-sufficient families who will, in turn, create communities with a collective commitment and responsibility to the success of their children. We work to ensure that families in need know where to come first, so that their children never come last. We recognize that one program alone cannot break the cycle of poverty, so we synchronize dozens of programs and initiatives that operate within three broad impact areas to create strong solutions that lead to long-term self-sufficiency and success. These impact areas are:

Connecting Families

Strengthening Families

Sustaining Families

Families First offers programs and services that help connect children and youth to families, and families to resources and support to make sure all children have the opportunity to thrive in lifelong, loving relationships. These services include adoption and foster care, post-adoptive family resources, residential living, and our “permanency connections,� where families, communities, and agencies come together to ensure stronger support for our youth.

Being a part of a strong family unit can be the difference between success and struggle for Atlanta’s children. Families First provides programs and services that help build up our families, with an emphasis on coaching and guiding parents on how to be strong people, so that they can raise strong children. We offer individual, family, couples, child, and group counseling, as well as crisis and family violence intervention. Workshops on anger management, parenting and co-parenting, early literacy, pregnancy, and post-partum complications are among the other resources we provide the community to strengthen families through times of trauma and difficulty.

We combine housing and social services to provide solutions that help our community members live more stable and productive lives. Families First understands the complex challenges faced by our clients and communities, so we collaborate with other agencies to promote family self-sufficiency. We do this through asset development and financial literacy education, community engagement strategies, and supportive and transitional housing.

We have pursued our mission in Atlanta for more than 126 years, and impacted 37,000 women, children and families in just the past year. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Families First can respond whenever and wherever we are needed.



Anisa International volunteering at Adopt-A-Family

for Connections & Change


hen you think about community, our hope is that you think of connecting hearts and souls; and of connecting

The Zeist Foundation, United Way of Greater Atlanta, and staff at Optum 360 donated and assembled eight new bikes to students at Whitefoord Elementary.

children, especially those in vulnerable situations, with

adults who will serve as the anchors they may not have otherwise. At Families First, we believe that every child deserves a lifelong, loving relationship with a caring adult, and we see the lasting impact of those connections every day. There are extraordinary opportunities throughout our lives and within our community to form these deep, authentic connections with a child who needs you. These connections may be through an adoptive or foster parent relationship, as a volunteer, or a mentor with our Make-It-Click

The Atlanta Edelman office decorates duffle bags for foster care children

program. These are opportunities to not just enrich the lives of others, but to enrich our own lives in immeasurable ways. When we talk about what it means to be the one to make a difference, let’s continue to keep in mind what happens when an entire community comes together to ensure stability and strength for its children and families. Through togetherness and connectivity, children and families become inspired to be the one for the community that raised them, and inevitably, we launch a

Members of the Junior League of Atlanta work with our Weaver Gardens residents by planning workshops and field trips.

continuous cycle of love and support when we all choose to be the village, and to truly be the community. At Families First, we know that a child’s potential is in jeopardy when their families are vulnerable and our communities are fragile. Now, more than ever, Families First is committed to inspiring and leading a paradigm shift towards a shared vision of a community where all children and families flourish, and that mobilizes individual and collective commitment and responsibility for the well-being and success of all children. Thank you, for being a part of this journey,

TriNet employees help beautify the Weaver Gardens courtyard

and for leading the charge with us.

Julie Salisbury 2015-2016 Board Chair

Kim Anderson Chief Executive Officer

3 Scholarship recipient Ronnisha Clinkscales receives congratulatory hug

Galvanizing Community to

BE THE ONE Temple Sinai Preschool Tova Glenn has helped co-chair the Tzedakah Tots program at Temple Sinai since 2009. Tzedakah means “to give aid” or “justice” in Hebrew. They have been adopting families for the winter holidays for over 11 years!

General Electric Sponsors Real World Youth Conference 2015 General Electric has sponsored our Real World Youth Conference for the past four years. The Real World Youth Conference is a one-day conference which gives attendees the opportunity to participate in an assimilation of the ‘real world’, hear from interactive speakers, and have an opportunity to receive resources and support from participating partners in the community. Activities are designed to teach important life skills including self-knowledge and decision-making, the relationship between education and success in life, budgeting and purchasing decisions, time management, making good moral decisions, and living a healthy life. General Electric has provided facilities, volunteers, supplies, food, and developed the curriculum and activities for the conference.



A Conversation with Board Member, Doug Aldridge Claire Maxwell (Families First Marketing & Communications Specialist): How did you first become involved with Families First? How long have you been involved?

now signing his first apartment lease. What stands out the most is how he has been through so much at a young age, but his heart has remained so pure. Monzavia is incredibly gifted artistically, musically, and in his skateboarding. He is taking all of the right steps to putting these many blessings to work.

Doug Aldridge: I first became involved with Families First through LEAD Atlanta several years ago. My wife, Grace, and I have had our own experiences with foster care and adoption, so it was a natural pairing.

CM: How is your connection with Monzavia unique?

CM: How did you meet Monzavia, who was a resident at one of our male Permanency Cooperatives (group homes)?

DA: Our connection to Monzavia is most unique for us because of his age. Most of our previous foster care experiences have been with younger children, closer to the ages of our other children. When the opportunity to get involved in the life of a young adult found us, we did not have much experience in the area. However, having a teenager close by has taught us so much and taken us in such a different direction. There are so many different dynamics at play in the teenage years of life. We have leveraged our network of family and friends so much more in trying to connect Monzavia with every opportunity possible.

DA: We met Monzavia through Families First, but at two unrelated times. I first heard Monzavia’s story at Dining for a Difference in 2015 where I also had the chance to hear him play the guitar. I learned that Monzavia was a resident at Families First’s Cherokee Boys Cooperative, and that he had already been through quite a lot as a teenager. Grace met him through the partnership between Families First and Serenbe Stables. Monzavia, along with other youth in the Families First Cooperatives, participated in the Serenbe Strides outreach riding program. Getting to know him made an impact on each of us completely independently, so the connection is very significant for us. CM: What were some of the first activities you did together with Monzavia and what was it about him that drew you and Grace to want to get to know him more deeply?

CM: How have you seen Monzavia grow and how has he enriched your life? DA: With so many milestones in front him, seeing Monzavia’s confidence grow at each step has been the most inspiring part for us. Monzavia has touched everyone in our family. He has 5 younger brothers and sisters in our house who look up to him and love him, just as he has numerous friends pulling for him. You can’t help but want to root for a young man like Monzavia. He is destined for great things, and we are excited to help wherever we can.

DA: We came into Monzavia’s life during a time of great change for him. Grace got to witness his personal growth and kind heart, firsthand, through the weekly Serenbe Stables events. The closer we have gotten, the more milestones we have been a part of—learning to drive and getting his driver’s license, getting his first job, his first car, starting his skateboard company, and

Doug Aldridge currently serves on our Board of Directors and his wife, Grace, runs the Serenbe Strides outreach program at Serenbe Farms. Doug Aldridge is the Managing Director, Investments and PIM Portfolio Investor at Wells Fargo Bank


COMMUNITY MAKING A DIFFERENCE Corporate Spotlight: Anisa International

Anisa International has been volunteering and donating to Families First for 12 years. They participate in our Baby Basics Drive and have sponsored the “Baby Shower,” an event to honor mothers, babies, and parents in our programs, since it began 2 years ago. Each year they donate 500 backpacks, among other school supplies, to our

Anisa packs Thanksgiving meals for families

Prep-A-Scholar Back to School Drive, as well as

client, company or employee who embodies the

help pack the backpacks for the youth. Anisa is also

spirit of Miss Grant and Miss Lawson’s enduring

very involved with our Adopt-A-Family program. At

commitment to the service of children in jeopardy.

Thanksgiving, they provide an average of 150 meals

As the founders of the Leonard Street Orphans’

for families. They also donate gifts for over 30 families

Home in 1890, the parent organization of Families

for the December holidays. Over the past three years

First, Ms. Lawson and Ms. Grant’s commitment,

alone, they have donated $150,000 and 130 hours +

tenacity and compassion continue to serve as

in volunteer services to the mission of Families First.

inspiration to the board, staff and volunteers of Families First, as well as many of our clients

Anisa Telwar Kaicker, the

themselves. Each year this award

company’s founder and

highlights an extraordinary

CEO, was honored with the

commitment to service as

Service Above Self Award

demonstrated through personal

in May for her outstanding

and direct involvement with

volunteer and service

Families First.

work. She also serves on

By Ashley Uffner, Volunteer Coordinator

the Board of Directors at Families First. Anisa International has paved the way for what it means to be the one.

Anisa Telwar-Kaicker accepting the Service Above Self Award with Families First CEO, Kim Anderson

The Sarah Grant and Lucetta Lawson “Service Above Self Award” honors a Families First volunteer, board member,

Anisa volunteers redecorated rooms for Shelter-A-Family supportive housing residents.

THANK YOU for Making the New Families First Resource Center at E.R. Carter a reality! We look forward to continuing to connect, strengthen, and sustain families in Georgia at

The New Families First Resource Center at E.R. Carter.

Thanks to successful service and mission delivery, we outgrew our main office in Midtown. So in the Fall of 2014, we launched the Family Matters Capital Campaign to raise $13.3 million to purchase and renovate the former E.R. Carter School. The new location is a short distance from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta University Center and directly across the street from the Ashby Street MARTA station, making us more easily accessible for our clients and the communities we serve. We are now located at 80 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard, NW Atlanta, Ga 30314



The Spunky Spirits Circle, a women’s group from Eastminster Presbyterian in Marietta, has been donating through Adopt-A-Family for 20 years.


Thanks to the support of our donors, sponsors and volunteers Families First was able to touch the lives of more than 37,000 children and families over the past year. We extend sincere gratitude and appreciation to all of our partners.


City Of Atlanta City of Roswell DeKalb County Government Department of Community Affairs Fulton County Human Services Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential Georgia Department of Human Services Georgia Department of Human Services – Georgia Division of Family and Children Services Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (Office of Child Support Services) Georgia Division of Family and Children Services

(Office of Prevention and Family Services) Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (Promoting Safe and Stable Families)

CORPORATIONS, ORGANIZATIONS $10,000-$99,000 AEC Trust & FOUNDATION Amerigroup Corporation PARTNERS Anisa International Annie E. Casey Foundation $500,000+ United Way of Greater Atlanta

$100,000+ The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta The Cousins Foundation Fidelity Foundation Holder Construction Company The Imlay Foundation Jesse Parker Williams Foundation, Inc. Kaiser Permanente Foundation The Pittulloch Foundation The Wilbur & Hilda Glenn Family Foundation

Arby’s Restaurant Group Atlanta Women’s Foundation Bank of America The Coca-Cola Foundation Daniel P. Amos Family Foundation, Inc. The Edward Colston Foundation Inc. Genuine Parts Company IMA Corporate Interiors LLC Kaiser Permanente Foundation The Kennedy Foundation Mary Allen Lindsey Branan Foundation Publix Super Markets Charities

The Rich Foundation The Sandeep Soni Family Foundation Fund Thalia and Michael C. Carlos Foundation, Inc. Teach for America United Way of Metro Atlanta - Specific Care

$1,000-$9,999 2492 Fund AdvancED America’s Charities Aon Foundation AT&T Emplyee Giving Campaign Atlanta Foundation The Benevity Community Impact Fund The Balloun Family Foundation The Brian and Susan Banner Family Fund CA South Carmax volunteers decorate bags for the Duffle Bag Drive.


Camp Younts Foundation The Carmax Foundation The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Designated Gifts The Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Inc Concessions International The Cross Foundation DeKalb School Employees Foundation Frances Hollis Brain Foundation The Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. Gas South, LLC GE United Way Campaign Georgia Baptist Healthcare Foundation The Hagedorn Fund Hendrick, Inc. IBM - Hearts & Hands Together Ira C Herbert Family Foundation Inc The Kay Family Foundation Lennox International Mark C. Pope III Foundation The Mary Ryan & Henry G. Kuhrt Foundation McMaster-Carr Supply Company Meeting Street South Network For Good New York Life Foundation North Georgia Community Foundation Parents as Teachers National Center, Inc. PNC Financial Services Group Regency Centers Rich Real Estate Services The Richard C. Munroe Foundation RSUI Group, Inc. The Selig Foundation Steamhouse Lounge Inc.

Suntrust United Way Campaign United eWay Vern and Florence Martin Charitable Trust The Virgil P. Warren Foundation Willis C. Helm Charitable Trust

$999 and Below Allstate Giving Campaign Amazon Smile Foundation Anonymous Donor (Cash) Ben Hill United Methodist Church BoardWalk Consultants Children’s Healthcare Support Fund Clayton School Employees Foundation, Inc. Combined Federal Campaign First Presbyterian Preschool Kindergarten Fisher & Phillips Greater Horizons Junior Achievement of Georgia The Kroger Company MARTA Employees Charity Club McKesson Foundation Mitchell-Kupferberg Charitable Fund The National Crittenton Foundation Premier Home Design & Remodeling Six Feet Under St. Vincent de Paul Society, Inc. Ultimate Staffing Services United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Inc. United Way of New York City UnitedHealth Group Employee Giving Campaign Warner Summers Architecture and Interior Design Wittenbach Business Systems Women of Reform Judaism at Temple Kol Emeth

INDIVIDUAL GIVING $10,000-$99,000 Alan R. Abrams Kenton & Amy Brown Paul Brown Dr. Jettie Burnett Sunny H. Burrows James B. Carson Paul Garcia The Mary Malone and John M. Martin Family Jim & Ibby Mills Felicia Speetjens

$1,000-&9,999 Thomas E. Aderhold Karim Ahmad Doug R. Aldridge William A. Alexander Kim Anderson and Greg LeePow Yendelela Neely Anderson Betty Asbury Will Alexander and Avarita Hanson Anne H. Averett Brand Bank Duncan Beard Jeff Belkin Tracee Benzo Charlene Binder Jennifer Bloom Keisha and Derek Bottoms Paul Brown Joe Brown Russell E. Butner Sandra B. Carey Carolyn and Ralph Carl Jim and Gayle Carpenter John and Sally Carpenter Elizabeth Malone Casement Anne Cox Chambers Salvator and Marifred Cilella Kristin Clyde David A. Cole Leroy and Robbin Collins Laura Curns Teresa Dau Tread and Winifred Davis The Honorable Alford J. Dempsey, Jr. Marcia and John Donnell Kim Taylor and Triska Drake Del and Emily Early Ed Easterlin Mark Elgart Margaret L. Eskew Cindy C. Ethridge David Green Tim Gutenberger Audrey Horne Frank and Melodie Howard Yvette Humphries Janiece M. Irby Davar Irvani Hill Jeffries Jeremiah Johnson Sreegnana Kalli Trey R. Keisler Marilyn M. Keough Stacy Knight Nancy Koziol Jason Laughman Marybeth and Fred Leamer Lee Ann and Kevin Lednik David Leeds Danielle Leepow Michael Lonergan and Jacqueline Edwards Sherre Maclin Donata Rusell Major Harriet S. Malone James Comer Malone, III

In Memory of James Comer Malone, Jr. Dave W. Mathews David Mcgillivray Michele Ingram Mobley Erika Montag Valerie and Avery Munnings Nicholas F. Munson The Honorable Justice Nahmias and Ms. Catherine O’Neil Yendelela Neely Anderson Ken Neighbors Marcia Nuffer Cody Partin Michelle Paul Sharon Pauli Sam and Barbara Pettway Cooper Pierce William H. Powell Jeff Price Brittain Prigge Margaret and Bob Reiser Michael Robison Dawn D. Rock

Glenn Warren Margaret Wasson Katherine Woodruff Williams Erica Wilson Ellen Wingard Blake Winters Mary and Charlie Yates Dorothy Yates Kirkley

$999 and Below

Ellen Abarr Judy Abraham Howell E. Adams David Adams Thomas E. Adams Elizabeth Adler Marissa Albury Justin H. Alexander Tameka Allen Jeffrey Alperin Antoinette Alvarado Tiffany Friesen and Atiba Mbiwan Paul H. Anderson Sheila Bailey

Katharine D. Bremer Matt Brigham Althea Broughton Chase Broward Karen Brown Erik Bryant Tessica Burley Brion and Cindy Burris Lynell Cadray Joshua Case Rebecca Cesario Fabiola Charles Stokes Sumi Chatani Cathy Sue Ciccone Arthur J. Clement Pamella and Roland Clemmons DeRetta Cole David Cooper Ashley Council Shannon Coursey Andrea C. Crayton Mary Pat Crouch Bryan Crute Betty Jo Currie Leigh-Kristin D. Sims

The Georgia Tech Academic Success group volunteers by unloading and packing up donations at Adopt-A-Family 2015. Pam Rollins Shayla W. Rumely Julie and Randy Salisbury Zach Schaumberg Brian Schenkemeyer Linda and Tom Schulte Scott Shickler Robyn and Frank Sims Polly and Charlie Simpson Jane Malone Stefanowicz Roger and Tracy Stroud Sarah and David Sutherland Mary Rose Taylor Peggy and Kimbrough Taylor III Ludwig Van Broekhuizen Lucy and Bill Vance


Suzanne Baker Tom J. Balestreire Brantley Barrow Sandra M. Baumwald Jackie E. Berkelhamer Brandee Bible Robert T. Biccum Lee M. Birdsong Michael Bishop Jennie Blake Margo Blake Girard Blunte Beth Bly Linda S. Boatright Aileen Bolder Celeste Bottorff Benjamin Bowen Philip Brachman

George Daneker Vinice Davis Caitlin Day-Lewis Felix E. deGolian Andre Demetrius Christine G. Dempster Cindia DeVaughn Lovely Dhillon Bree Diah Allie Diaz Laura DiBacco Nancy Dion Candice Dixon Deborah Dobson Clark Dorsey Clifton Dortch Christopher Dunn Margot Early

Donors continued

Brian Early William E. Eason Tonya Echols Russell Edghill Deborah W. Eidson Tom Ellis Lily Engleman Kathryn Ethridge The Brunson Family Leah Farmer Urcel Fields Ernest and Camille Finley Peter Finn J. DeLano Ford Yolanda Freeman Philip Friesen Larry W. Fulghum Christopher Fuller Maggie and Ross Fuller Leon Van Gelderen Rubicon Global Robert Godfrey Stan Goldberg John C. Gordon Don and Carolyn Gordon Lesley Grady Holcombe T. Green William Greenblatt Wesley Greer Birdia Greer Jane Gulley Louise S. Gunn Michael H. Pokin H. Gregory and Shannon Hagood F. Sheffield Hale Lauren Hall Jeffrey E. Harris Veronica Harts David Haskett Amin Hassan Cynthia T. Haynes John Hearn Gregory K. Hecht Erika Heller Peter Hennessy Antonio Henson Freddye Hill Michael Hillman Debbie Hillman Raphael Holloway John Holly Allison Hood Douglas R. Hooker Dean C. Houk Simone Howard Debra Hoyte-Malette Sonya Hunte Deborah Hunter Doug Hunter Dan and Lilly Immergluck Robyn Ingram Richard B. Inman Hadi Irvani Kenneth Jackson Joy Jackson-Guilford Andrevius Jefferson Karl Jennings Ken Jimenez Barbara Johnson Katherine Johnson

Just before guests take their seats at the 18th Annual Dining for a Difference. Glower Jones Marcus Jones Joshua Kalter Katie Kardian Candacy N. Kassa Paul J. Kastin Bonnie Kelly John Kenney Kate Kiefer Lee Frank and Sandra Killoran Patricia King Patricia Marie Kish Peter Klaich Matt Knight Yvonne Krauter Mary Lathem Thomas Lauth Bill and Joan Law Adriana Lawton Elizabeth Levine William W. Vance and Nicole Liddon Teresa Lo Alexandra Lofredo Teresa A. Lowery Rob Lynch Sam Maguire Cassandra Malone Sojourner Marable Grimmett Jatisha Marsh Angela Martin Michael Marzano Dennis McCaffrey Kent and Margaret McDaniel Jack McGinnis Donna Mcintosh Ernessa Mckie Scott McLane Belle and Stephen Meade Gerilyn A. Metoyer Barbara Meyer

Tiffany Millner Kim Mills Meagan Moehlenhoff Joyce W. Montgomery Lane Moore Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Morris Nathaniel Morris Linda H. Morrissey Frances L. Morton Suzanne E. Mott Dansby Kristin Murphy Shayla Nealy Jessica Newland Kim Nikles Zach Nikonovich-Kahn Joshua Noblitt Robert Norton Suzanne Ockleberry Phillip Olaleye Lori Oliver Tiffany Orr Tim Ovbey Martha Pacini Mark Peabody Carole A. Pedergraft Craig Pett Alicia Philipp Matthew Pierce Laura Pitsikoulis Julia Pittman Olga Plaut Ann Margaret Pointer Michael Polak Candra Porter Betsy Primm Diane Prucino Amanda Puckett Tereance Puryear Roger Quinby Vrishank Raghav Gurdeep S. Ranhorta Kathy J. Redgate


Ashley Reed Michele Reiner Veronica L. Richardson Tonia Richardson Shirelle Ripetta Janae’ Roberts Jean L. Robertson Pam Rosenthal Amelia T. Rudolph Donata Rusell Ross Constance C. Russell Robin L. Rutherford Napoleon Rutledge Rita C. Salain Ross Sanders Robert Sapsford Jessica Saszi Elspeth Sawyer Elspeth Sawyer Carrie Schrader Wynelle W. Scott Allison Scott Sheryl S. Sellaway Hiewet Senghor John Shannon Corey Shelton Tynetta M. Sherard Josh M. Simon Herman Sloan Tisa Smart-Washington Suzy Smith Guy Smith John E. Smith Camille Smith John M. Sparrow Kimberly Spenninck David Spinrad Shannon Stanton Howard Starks Kevin Stephens Ron Stewart Margaret Stickney Katy Stout

Amy Sturgill Justin Sullivan Heather Sumner Karli Swift Anne Swiggum Susan Switzer Teresa Sword Julia Taylor Beverly Thomas Shonda Thompson Franklin Thompson Benjamin Thompson Brenda J. Turner Bonnie Ulman Trisha Van Olphen Stephen Vault, Ph.D. Joe A. Vella Laura Wagner Julie M. Walker Gwendolyn Walker Chris Walters Eric Warren Maurice Watson Georganna H. Weatherholtz Anna Webb Lisa Weldon Albie Whitaker Patricia White Boyce Whitesides Pete Whitlow Byron Whitt Neil Wilcove Melissa Wilczek Bethaney Willis Meagan Wood Miller Wood Alec Vance and Christy Wood Pamela Wright Frank Xi Matha Young

GIFTS IN KIND Corporation & Organization Partners Aaron’s Inc. Andretti Indoor Karting & Games Anisa International ARIPR Ashley Luke AT&T Georgia Atlanta Gastroenterology Atlanta History Center Atlanta Montessori International School Bimmer Benz Consultant LLC Briggs Market Masters BRR Architecture Call2Recycle Carter’s, Inc. Chapters Sunday School Class Chick-fil-A CNN CNN Security Coach New York Cox Enterprises, Inc. Coxe, Curry & Associates, Inc. Crowe Horwath LLP DaBroads Deloitte Delta Air Lines Delta Psi Epsilon Zeta Omega Chapter Dorsey Alston Realtors Eagles Landing Middle School Eastminster Presbyterian Church Edelman Atlanta

Emory University Ernst & Young Express Jet Airlines Exquisite Sounds Entertainment Fancy Images By Hershal Photography Services Fast Enterprises Fisher & Phillips LLP Fitness Beyond the Eye FOO Hair Design Foundations For The Future School Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys Greystone Servicing Corporation, Inc. HA&W Benefit Advisors, LLC Habif, Arogeti, Wynn LLP Helaine Woodroof Heritage High School Hilton Atlanta Holder Construction Company Jones Pierce Architects Katrina L. Lokken Psy.D. Lazega & Johanson LLC Macy’s District Office MailChimp Manheim Auctions Mather Economics Meditech Mizzou Atlanta North Highland Omicron Epsilon Pi Sorority Owen, Gleaton, Egan, Jones & Sweeney, LLP Palmetto Trust Couriers Peachtree Road United Methodist Church

Phillips Gradick Engineering Phoenix Integrated Store Consultants Pitney Bowes Prescot Services Atlanta Points of Light PrimeRevenue Protiviti Proxy Server Purchasing Power Rubicon Global Selig Enterprises, Inc. Smith Communications Partners, Inc. Softwear Automation Inc Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta Sterling Risk Advisors Stokes and Kopitsky, P.A. SunTrust Bank, Atlanta Synchrony Financial Techwood Consulting Temple Sinai Preschool The Coca-Cola Company The Delta Chi Chapter at Kennesaw State University The Dobbs Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta The Home Depot The Kroger Company Trinity School Turner Properties Walt Disney World Company Wells Fargo William Mills Agency Worley Co, Inc. Write Advisors Yik Yak Zoo Atlanta


Sylvia Adams Retonia Allen Jim Allison Taaj Alston Yendelela Neely Anderson Danielle A. Armour Dottie Bailey Chyvonne Barnes Chris Baucom Caitlan Bavely Joshua Becker Joanne Bennett Michael Bever Tim Bickerstaff Michael Bishop Christian and Eutoka Bland Jennifer Bloom Racheal Borgman Kate Bramburt Caroline Brown Matasha Burr Sarah Cain Stephanie Capezzuto Mike Chandler Jennie Coakley Roshel K. Collier Kiara and Anne Crane Abigail Crangle Kim Curnett Lawrence Day Tamika Dennis Mason Dunn Stephany Elliot Julie Erwin Kathryn Ethridge Josselyn Ezell Trish Fitzpatrick Ashley Munday` Frappier Rebekah Goddard

The 2016 Dining for a Difference scholarship winners receive their awards from CEO, Kim Anderson.


Jonathan Golshir Cody Goff Tequila Grimmage Teresa Golding Julia Granacher Richard S. Gross Margaret A. Guthman Amin Hassan Kelly Hayden Joy Herrington Michael Hilton Victoria Hood Lita Hooper Davar Irvani Becky Jarrell Jill S. Johansen Kate Krause Scott and Brittany Laux Teresa Lo Elisa Lozada Marion Lewis Jessica Ludolph Michael Lukacsko Emilian Marinov Allison McCarthy Camille Miller Brandon Mines Kathryn Martin Carrie Mathews Christina McIntire Corintha Mitchell Jessica E. Masters John Montag Nicole Miller Joseph Miller Marja Montague Tricia Mondi Kirkland Malcolm Brianna Melilli Tamara Newton Marcia Nuffer Bethany Nanamaker David Nahmias Adam Nichols Brittany Norris Pamela Oliver Sheryl Patel Patricia Parajon Cyndi Payne Shanthi Pierce Mary Pryles Melissa M. Proctor Rebecca Presnell JB Power Alyssa M. Peterson Eutoka Quillings-Bland Chris Richardson Aureen Richardson Lauren Ramsey Jade Roebuck Brittany Shim Abby Smith Adam Sadler Carrie Steffen David Sirzyle Stacy Sikes Steve Spencer Denita Sanderson Tiffany Santar Diane Soran Kevin L. Sullivan Leslie Short Trina Samuels Kevin Steiner Kim Sanders Laura Sutton

DONORS continued

Michelle Smith Gini Strobel Jeanne Stickels Jennifer Sluder Robyn Sims Rochelle Tate Shelley Tokish Alysen Thompson Jennifer Turnipseed Nedra Toney-Jordan Janay Trevillion Ashley Uffner Christi Veach Michelle Walker Natasha Wilson Rae White Robbie Whyte Shaunna Wells Sheree Williams Amy Wiley Laura Wester Elise Wettermark Joyce Weinsheimer Julia H. Woodroof Janiece Young Matha Young Kelli Young


Anisa International Atlanta Housing Authority Atlanta Public Schools Atlanta Workforce Development Atlanta/Fulton County Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative Black Celebrity Giving Boston Consulting Group Boys and Girls Club Boys Scouts of America Center for Black Women’s Wellness Center for Family Resources Chop Art Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School

DeKalb County Solicitor-General Excel Federal Credit Union Family Ties Fulton County Cooperative Extension Georgia Budget and Policy Institute Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential (GCAPP) Georgia Equality Georgians for a Healthy Future Gwinnett Extension Services Jewish Family Career Services K.I.P.P. Kaiser Permanente Latin American Association Lawrence & Bundy LLC Life Long Literacy Action McClarin High School Mercy Care Mommies Without Mommies Morehouse School of Medicine NECCO Norcross First United Methodist Church Ob-Gyn & Midwife Associates Partnership Against Domestic Violence PNC Promise 686 Purpose Built Sharehouse SisterLove Spelman College St. Patrick’s Church Stinson and Associates Superior Court of Fulton County Teach for America Teen Works The Center for Children and Young Adults The Methodist Home, Macon, GA Urban Perform Voices for Georgia’s Children VOX Westside Works Workforce Development Zion Baptist Church

Anisa International hosts the 2016 Baby Basics Shower.


Fiscal Year 2015-2016 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Julie Salisbury, Chair Founding Partner, The Bee Colony

Marybeth Leamer, Vice Chair EVP, Human Resources and Administration, Cox Enterprises

Frank M. Howard, Treasurer Senior Vice President & Treasurer, Genuine Parts Company

Sunny Burrows, Secretary President, The Lookout Foundation

Dr. William Alexander, Member at Large Chief Medical Officer, Amerigroup, Corp.

Del A. Early, III, Member at Large Vice President, Brokerage, Ackerman & Company

Davar Irvani, Member at Large Director of Operations, OKA b.

Lee Ann Lednik, Member at Large Partner, Ernst & Young

Robyn Sims, Member at Large Community Volunteer

James T. Mills Jr., Immediate Past Chair Chief Operating Officer, Dominium

BOARD MEMBERS: Douglas Aldridge Managing Director, Investments, PIM Portfolio Investor, Wells Fargo

Yendelela Anderson Partner, Kilpatrick & Townsend

Jeff Belkin Partner, Alston & Bird, LLP

Keisha L. Bottoms Atlanta City Council Member, District 11

Karen Brown Community Volunteer

Sandra Carey Founding Partner, Atlanta Fine Homes, Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Carolyn Carl Vice President, Coca-Cola North America

Dave Cole Managing Director, State of Georgia, IBM Corporation

DeRetta Cole Chief Human Resources Officer, YMCA Atlanta

Alford J. Dempsey, Jr. Judge, Superior Court of Fulton County

Tiffany Friesen Director, Southeast Region, Be The Match Foundation

Audrey Horne Healthcare Management Consultant


Yvette Humphries

David Nahmias

Linda Schulte

AVP, Community Development Banker/PNC

Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia

SVP, Enterprise Consulting, Dominium

Kenneth Neighbors Partner, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Becky Kaufman

Marcia Nuffer

Partner, King & Spalding

Retired, Partner & Chief Learning Officer, McKinsey & Co.

Trey Keisler Chief Information Officer, PGS Field Services, GE Power & Water

Mike Lonergan

Will Powell Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Brian Schenkemeyer Market Head for Southeast National, Aetna

Anisa Telwar CEO, Anisa International

Ludy Van Broekhuizen Chief Innovation Officer, AdvancED

Managing Director, CIO, Georgia Oak Partners, LLC

Jeff Price Vice President, Holder Construction

Blake Winters

Erika Montag

Shayla Rumely

Community Volunteer

Community Volunteer

Managing Director, Investment Advisory Group/SunTrust



Committee Members Tom Balestreire Retired, Deloitte & Touche, LLP

Dr. Jettie Burnett

Pam Bishop

James Carson

Marketing & Non-Profit Executive, Think B 2

Dr. Juanita Carter Jim Curry Marcia Donnell Bernadette Hartfield Bill Law Olga Plaut Margaret Reiser Felicia Speetjens HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS Paul Anderson

Robbin Collins Senior Vice President, SunTrust

Krista Cosgrove ZWJ Investment Counsel

Don Demba Community Volunteer

Felix deGolian deGolian Real Estate Advisors

DeShele Denise Taylor

Members of the Board and Family Matters Capital Campaign Committee break ground at The Families First Resource Center

Chief Advisor, Dorsey Group

Maggie Fuller Community Programming and Development Coordinator, Fox Theatre

Rodney Miller

Napoleon Rutledge

Business Solution Manager,

Vice President and Assistant Treasurer, Genuine Parts Company

Alston & Bird LLP

Fran Gary

Rosalyn Moore

COO, Amerigroup

Community Volunteer

Ellen Holland

Julia Neighbors

Betty Asbury

Community Volunteer

Director, Prevent Child

Cree Durrett

Rena Kilgannon

Abuse Georgia, Georgia

CEO, Kilgannon Group

State University

Edwina Loureiro

Karanji Powell

Tony Montag Nick Munson Bernard Taylor

Partner, Design, Deem Loureiro, Inc.

Linda Smith Lowe

Bill Tipping

Consultant, Public Policy Advocate

Lucy Carpenter Vance

Andrea Lucas

Sue Wieland Mary Yates

VP of Strategic Marketing and Business Development, Johnson Research

Director, Health Plans, Cox Enterprises

Rodney Sanders Market Credit Executive, PNC Financial Services

Bradford Sims Community Volunteer

Gal Spinrad Community Volunteer

Peggy Taylor, CFA

Director, Financial

Investment Specialist & Principal, Atlanta Capital Management Company

Reporting & Internal Audit

Jon Vesely

Finance, YMCA of Atlanta

Community Volunteer

Susan Quinn

Yvette Robinson

Boyce Whitesides

Marketing Consultant

Community Volunteer



CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION Assets Cash and cash equivalents Interest receivable – NMTC Accounts receivable, net Pledges receivable, net (annual fund/programs) Capital campaign pledges receivable, net Prepaid expenses and other assets Certificate of deposit Note receivable – NMTC Investments Cash reserve - NMTC Cash restricted for capital campaign Property and equipment, net TOTAL ASSETS

2016 2015 4,005,896 4,300,747 362,825 – 922,259 629,598 598,486 595,329 937,272 5,897,018 83,983 89,495 2,500,000 2,500,000 6,015,450 – 14,419,769 12,150,397 454,000 – 3,723,131 1,659,415 9,597,552 4,267,244 $ 43,620,623 $ 32,089,243

Liabilities: Accounts Payable & accrued Expenses Accounts Payable – Construction Accrued Compensated Absences Advances Under Grants and Contracts Line of Credit Notes payable – NMTC Note Payable TOTAL LIABILITIES

600,074 725,463 124,777 23,156 – 13,330,000 – $ 14,803,470

Net assets: Unrestricted Temporarily restricted Permanently restricted TOTAL NET ASSETS

406,773 116,834 31,988 250,000 – 2,500,000 $ 3,305,595

15,699,031 13,219,529 7,249,285 10,021,822 5,542,297 5,542,297 28,490,613 28,783,648


$ 43,294,083

Revenue Comparison

$ 32,089,243

$11,060,829 $25,780,740

Program Expenses Comparison: Connecting Families Strengthening Families Sustaining Families TOTAL EXPENSES


5,312,890 1,145,593 2,162,271

4,576,924 1,778,323 1,924,181



Families First

IMPACT IN 2016 CHILD & YOUTH PERMANENCY P R O G R A M S : Family Foster Care | Mentoring | Cooperatives and Independent Living | Adoption | Literacy Improvement


of adoptive parents have shown improvement in parenting skills and knowledge

66% of our cooperative youth residents were involved with a mentor for over 1 year


homes received adoption services

HEALTHY FAMILIES & RELATIONSHIPS P R O G R A M S : Parenting Plus | Early Childhood Education (CHISPA) | Healthy Starts | Counseling


of parenting clients who completed bonding assessments reported improved bonding with their child

94% of CHISPA participants reported improved parental leadership in their children’s schools

71% of counseling clients reported improvement in their personal well-being

FAMILY SUSTAINABILITY & EMPOWERMENT P R O G R A M S : Asset Development | Housing Resources and Support | Community Support and Engagement


of Shelter-A-Family residents have maintained stable housing for at least 1 year

98% of Shelter-A-Family supportive housing residents have maintained stable housing for at least 90 days


parents have taken leadership roles in the PTA for two of the elementary schools we work with in parent engagement



80 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard, NW Atlanta, GA 30314 404-853-2800

Kim E. Anderson

Paula Moody, Director

Chief Executive Officer

Director, Child & Youth Permanency

Aisha Harris

Dr. MiShawna Moore

Chief Development Officer

Chief Programs Officer

Bradley Lawhorne

Kerwin Richards

Director, HR

Chief Information Officer

Cassandra Malone

Bethaney Willis

Director, COACHES

Chief Financial Officer

Families First Annual Report 2015-2016  
Families First Annual Report 2015-2016