Human Services

BOBBY TRIPODI FOUNDATION

  • Independence, OH
  • www.cornerstoneofhope.org

Mission Statement

CORNERSTONE OF HOPE IS A BEREAVEMENT CENTER THAT IS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING SUPPORT, EDUCATION, AND HOPE TO GRIEVING CHILDREN, TEENS, ADULTS, AND PROFESSIONALS WHO SERVE THE BEREAVED. WE ARE NOW OFFERING GRIEF SUPPORT SERVICES AND EDUCATION TO THE COMMUNITY OUT OF T WO LOCATIONS: CLEVELAND, OHIO (OUR NORTHEAST OHIO OUTREACH OFFICE IN INDEPENDENCE, OHIO) AND COLUMBUS, OHIO (OUR CENTRAL OHIO OUTREACH OFFICE IN UPPER ARLINGTON, OHIO)

Main Programs

  1. Individual and Group Counseling Services

ruling year

2004

chief executive for fy 2003

Mr. Mark Tripodi

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Keywords

grief, mental health, youth, children, bereavement, art therapy

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EIN

34-1945499

Also Known As

Cornerstone of Hope

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Personal Social Services (P50)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

Cornerstone of Hope provides support, education and hope to those who are grieving. Grief can be isolating and individuals and families may not be equipped to deal with the changes adequately enough to survive the loss without suffering major consequences. Cornerstone's programs are led by certified professionals and Master's level interns who welcome those who are grieving with open arms, giving them the tools to cope with their loss and make positive choices on their grief journey. It is our goal that clients leave here feeling better about themselves, their altered family unit and about their ability to make decisions in the wake of their tragedy.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Individual and Group Counseling Services

We provide individual and group counseling services for grieving individuals and families. Programs within this category include Taking F.L.I.G.H.T. (Families Living in Grief and Healing Together), art therapy, in-school counseling, and the inner city traumatic grief initiative.

Category

Human Services, General/Other

Budget

Population Served

Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    To assist children, teenagers, and their parent(s) or guardian(s) to move through the grief process and help them find healthy ways to readjust to life without their loved one.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    To provide professional, excellent and accessible support for those who are grieving by offering individual and family counseling, support groups divided by age group and type of loss, in-school programs, inner city programs, memorial services, art therapy, and summer grief camps for youth.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Cornerstone currently has eleven full-time employees, three part-time employees, twelve graduate interns, one undergraduate intern, one high school intern and more than 100 volunteers. The full-time staff is comprised of the Executive Director, seven clinical staff, and two administrative support staff. In addition, on an as-needed basis Cornerstone utilizes 4-6 clinicians, which are estimated to equal two full-time equivalent positions. Cornerstone also employees 20 group facilitators who lead the support group sessions.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have served over 25,000 individuals in our eleven-year history, and currently about 3,300 per year. Over 90% of our clients report that after concluding their counseling or support group sessions they are able to identify at least three healthy skills for coping with their grief.

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THE BOBBY TRIPODI FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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BOBBY TRIPODI FOUNDATION

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. Mark Tripodi

BIO

Through a life-changing personal experience, my wife and I discerned God’s call to establish a non-profit bereavement center to serve Northeast and Central Ohio communities. Cornerstone of Hope was officially recognized as a 501.C.3 tax-exempt organization by the IRS in January of 2003.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Linda Neiheiser

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?