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Mirci

Upholding Mental Health

Columbia, SC   |  www.mirci.org

Mission

Mirci provides behavioral healthcare, outreach services and affordable housing for people who are vulnerable to the adverse consequences of mental illness. Mirci's vision is to be the place where people can find a way forward.

Ruling year info

1962

President and Chief Executive Officer

Julie Ann Avin

Main address

1408 Gregg St.

Columbia, SC 29201 USA

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EIN

57-0984185

NTEE code info

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Mirci believes that positive mental wellness is essential. We aim to be the place where people can find a way forward. Our strategy is to provide behavioral healthcare, outreach services and affordable housing options for people who are vulnerable to the adverse consequences of mental illness.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAM

Permanent, subsidized housing with behavioral health services for individuals, families and youth who have a mental illness.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Assists individuals with applying for and maintaining mainstream benefits such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security income and SNAP.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Outreach teams identify people who are experiencing homelessness in places where they congregate (parks, woods, abandoned buildings, shelters); provide them essential needs (hygiene, food, transportation) and engage them into services such as behavioral and medical health care, benefits enrollment and housing.

Population(s) Served

Transitional housing for male identifying youth who are 17-22 and experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. Residents can reside for up to 18 months while they work or attend school and develop skills for independent living.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Men and boys

Mirci provides community based behavioral health treatment for people who have severe and persistent mental illness and who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Meeting people in their homes and in places they they prefer to meet as well as our service center reduces barriers to treatment for those who struggle with tradition care models.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Homeless people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Men and boys, Homeless people

Related Program

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAM

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Un-duplicated numbers of clients who have been provided permanent supportive housing for adults, unaccompanied youth and families.

Number of youth receiving services (e.g., groups, skills and job training, etc.) with youths living in their community

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Men and boys, Homeless people

Related Program

Transitional Housing Program for Youth, Young Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Mirci began providing outreach and center based services to youth in 2017.

Number of treatment and support plans that include behavior support plan

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Men and boys, Homeless people

Related Program

BENEFITS ASSISTANCE

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

MIRCI connects adults and unaccompanied youth with access to behavioral healthcare, shelter, and community resources through the Homeless Outreach Program.

Homeless outreach engagement

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Homeless people

Related Program

HOMELESS OUTREACH PROGRAM

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Mirci engages adults and unaccompanied youth who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk to provide access to services including behavioral healthcare, shelter, and community resources.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Mirci's goal is to support people who have serious mental illness to manage the negative consequences which can include homelessness so they can live independently in the community. Our programs are community based to reduce obstacles to services. The services are comprehensive including behavioral health care, assistance accessing benefits to increase income and access to health care and providing permanent supportive housing that is scaled to income and includes 24/7 support and services.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): a "hospital without walls, ACT teams include psychiatrists, clinicians, case mangers, and nurses who take treatment to clients including their homes, preferred meeting spots or our service centers.
Benefits Assistance: Mirci assesses clients for mainstream benefits eligibility to increase their income and access to health care (Medicaid, Medicare, VA). Mirci employs SOAR, an evidence based practice for assisting people to access Social Security and Social Security Disability Income.
Housing First: Mirci employs a Housing First Approach for it permanent supportive housing programs for people who are experiencing homelessness. Housing First is a HUD endorse best practice that directs people into housing without requiring they be "housing ready." The stability of housing makes it easier for people to participate in health care, behavioral health care and to address crises in their lives.
Trauma Informed Care: Mirci's practices are trauma informed.
Transitional Housing: Transitional housing is a recommended strategy for youth who are homeless or at risk. The 18 months of subsidized housing with 24/7 support offers youth the opportunity to develop lifeskills, become employed or advance their skills or education.

Mirci has provided community based services to people who have mental illness for over 60 years and has provided supportive housing for 30 years. Mirci's staff includes psychiatrists, certified Masters level counselors and case managers who provide behavioral health treatment to clients. The ACT team meets Dartmouth fidelity standards. Mirci's staff also includes certified property managers.

Mirci is accredited by CARF International in Assertive Community Treatment, Community Integration, Crisis Intervention, Outpatient Treatment and Supported Living.

Mirci was awarded three-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) in 2022. This is the highest level of accreditation awarded by CARF International and signifies rigorous adherence to the CARF Accreditation Standards, as well as excellence in designing and operating programs to benefit those served by Mirci.

Mirci opened a 10-bedroom Transitional Home for Youth (age 17-22) identifying as male in October 2018. Mirci is developing a second home to serve female identifying youth that we anticipate opening in 2024.

Mirci enrolls over 300 people/year in behavioral health treatment and houses over 300 adults, families and youth in its supportive housing programs.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Mirci

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Lucy Easler

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Term: 2024 - 2026

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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 and 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/30/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.