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Tributaries International, Inc.

Gloucester, VA   |  www.tributariesinternational.org

Mission

Tributaries International promotes mental health, community capacity building, child protection, healing and reconciliation, and community development.

Ruling year info

2008

Executive Director

Kay Helm

Main address

P.O. Box 510

Gloucester, VA 23061 USA

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Formerly known as

Friends of TOUCH, Inc.

EIN

13-4348221

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

Christian (X20)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is a great need worldwide for mental health services, especially trauma. But those resources can be hard to access, expensive, or nonexistent - especially in the developing world. Often, mental illness and trauma is misunderstood and as a result people experiencing these issues can suffer additional trauma, stigma, and abuse.

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?

Mental Health Training Program

The Tributaries International mental health program equips service providers with training to recognize and respond to mental health needs in the community. We provide basic training in mental health, trauma, and counseling for informal and formal provider groups, with an emphasis on low-resource settings.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Training to prevent abuse, and to help children heal from grief and trauma.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

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 free participants in conferences

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Mental Health Training Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Mental Health Training Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We typically train 200+ people each year. Low numbers in 2020-21 were due to COVID. Most places where we work also have extremely slow and/or expensive internet.

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.

Increase understanding and capacity for mental health care
Decrease stigma and abuse
Equip informal providers with counseling skills
Connect informal and formal service providers for referrals
Increase protection for children
Increase capacity for crisis response
Equip the church to be a safe place for those struggling with mental health

Train informal service providers to address mental health issues and provide a proper response.
Train facilitators to increase the capacity of a community to meet mental health needs.
Develop training materials: Understanding People, Mental Health, and Trauma, Baby Finds Grace

Dr. Lyn Westman, the Mental Health Program Consultant, has over 35 years experience with international service. The training program is based on an established model used since 2007. Trained program participants have successfully replicated training in several areas, including India, Nepal, Thailand, South Africa, Togo, Benin, and more.

Most of the program will be soon be available as an online course.
Prior to COVID, training expanded from Africa into Asia and South America.
The training manual, Understanding People, Mental Health, and Trauma, and the children's book Baby Finds Grace, are now available in English, French, and Spanish.
Social workers in DRC reported they used the children's book, Baby Finds Grace as an initial intervention with 40,000 children in the two years since we introduced the book.
The program has been used in healthcare settings, with police and military, to train staff and volunteers from other NGOs, in churches, and in schools and orphanages.
With partners in Nepal and a grant from GlobalGiving, we completed construction of over 20 homes near the epicenter of the devastating 2015 earthquake.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Tributaries International, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/11/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rev. Dr. Ken Cramer

LightHouse

Term: 2021 - 2023

Denise Ouellette

No Affiliation

Lyn Westman

Ken Cramer

LightHouse

Kay Helm

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/20/2021

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/19/2021

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.