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Evelyn Douglin Center for Serving People In Need, Inc.

Also Known As: The THRIVE Network
241 37th Street 
Suite 604
Brooklyn,  NY  11232


  • This organization is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.
  • Financial information in this report is derived from the organization's June 30, 2016 Form 990.

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Chief Executive Profile

As a Change Agent, Charles has a distinctive style, uncompromising in his goals, tough methods for dealing with social injustice, but always charismatic in his approach, almost conveniently getting the other side to see his point of view.  He is the Chief Executive Officer for EDCSPIN Inc, as well as a professor at Baruch College/CUNY; he is not only an advocate, but a man of many talents, a mentor, a teacher, a foundation builder, strategist, problem solver, world traveler and a fighter for social justice. Charles' has single handedly revamped EDCSPIN's brick and mortar. He has brought light and hope to all areas of operations. In bringing that light, he still refutes the spotlight. His focus remains focused on the individuals we serve and their families. Mr. Archer has served on research delegations to Cuba and is a professional abroad policy catalyst for change.



Founded in 1996, the THRIVE Network is a 501(c)(3) social services agency dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families who are in need of crucial services to enhance their lives. Every day we support more than 1,000 individuals and their families throughout Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. We are proud of how much has we have accomplished in our first two decades. It is a privilege to serve our communities. OUR VISION Enhance the lives of people in need. OUR MISSION We offer programs and services to individuals so they reach their potential. OUR VALUES In pursuing the mission of enhancing the quality of life for persons with disabilities and their families, we pledge to conduct ourselves according to the following values: We serve others because it inspires us.  Whether we are supporting individuals and their families, partners, employees or donors, we receive enormous satisfaction from being of service. We live our vision every day. We embrace challenges, and, in doing so, we change the lives of individuals, partners, communities and the world. We are accountable. First and always to those we serve. We do what we say and we say what we do. And nothing short of excellence will satisfy. We operate with integrity.  We hold ourselves to the highest industry and ethical standards. We never give up. We are resourceful problem-solvers. Teamwork and collaboration are cornerstones of how we get results. We respect every individual. We treat each other with fairness and dignity. We promote honest communication and inclusiveness.


Program:Reimbursement program
Budget: $18,834,494
Category: Human Services
Population Served: Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Program Description:

The agency has a reimbursement program funded by the State, a small day training program, case management service and in-home training. Additionally, our weekend recreation program provides a much needed therapeutic service to families in Brooklyn. Our legal services program provides advocacy to persons who otherwise could not afford an attorney.

Balance Sheet Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016

Total Note: The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities also must be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.
Assets July 1, 2015June 30, 2016Change
Cash & Equivalent$1,620,186$851,689($768,497)
Accounts Receivable$3,102,176$5,478,379$2,376,203
Pledges & Grants Receivable$0$0$0
Receivable/Other Due to changes in the 2008 Form 990, this data is no longer reported.$0$0$0
Inventories for Sale or Use$0$0$0
Investment/Securities Due to Changes in the 2008 Form, this value now includes Publicly Traded Securities as well as Other Securities. $0$0$0
Investment/Other Due to various changes in the way this data is reported in the 2008 Form 990, it may not be possible to accurately compare this data from the 2008 form 990 against the same field on prior forms $0$0$0
Fixed Assets The 2008 form does not distinguish between LBE as investments and LBE as fixed assets. This value is equivalent to the sum of both line items on earlier forms (Part IV line 55 plus line 57). $2,827,474$2,461,921($365,553)
Other Program Related Investments is now a separate field on the new form, Part X-13(A) and (B). $933,819$968,051$34,232
Total Assets:$8,483,655$9,760,040$1,276,385

LiabilitiesJuly 1, 2015June 30, 2016Change
Accounts Payable$1,876,355$1,751,363($124,992)
Grants Payable$0$0$0
Deferred Revenue$0$0$0
Loans and Notes The value on this line may now include payables to former employees, disqualified persons and unrelated third parties. $3,001,921$3,628,912$626,991
Tax-Exempt Bond Liabilities$0$0$0
Other Due to various changes in the way this data is reported in the 2008 Form 990, it may not be possible to accurately compare this data from the 2008 Form 990 against the same field on prior forms $250,000$750,000$500,000
Total Liabilities:$5,128,276$6,130,275$1,001,999

Fund Balance:$3,355,379$3,629,765$274,386


Basic Information

Chief Executive:Mr Charles Archer, Esq, MPA, CCEP, CHC, 6S
Contact: Mr Charles Archer, CEO
Telephone: 718 -965-1998
Fax: 718 -965-6030
Year Founded: 1996
Ruling Year: 1997
Fiscal Year End Date: June 30, 2016
Assets: $9,760,040
(from Jun 30, 2016 Form 990)
Income: $29,134,232
(from Jun 30, 2016 Form 990)

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