Green Chimneys Children's Services, Inc.

aka Green Chimneys   |   Brewster, NY   |  http://www.greenchimneys.org

Mission

Founded in 1947, Green Chimneys is a not-for-profit organization helping young people ages 3-21 maximize their full potential by providing residential, educational, clinical and recreational services that create and nurture connections to the community and the natural world.

Ruling year info

1976

Executive Director

Dr. Edward Placke

Main address

400 Doansburg Rd Caller Box 719

Brewster, NY 10509 USA

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EIN

14-1568025

NTEE code info

Group Home, Residential Treatment Facility - Mental Health Related (F33)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Programs and results

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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?

Green Chimneys Children's Services

1. Residential Treatment Facility
2. Residential Treatment Center
3. community Based Services
4. Nursery School
5. Summer Camps

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

853 Special Education School

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Programs include: Outreach Center, Temporary Youth Shelter, TLP, Street Outreach, Health Homes Care Management, PINS Prevention Program, Mandated Preventive Services, Waiver Program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA) 2021

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Green Chimneys is a multi-faceted nonprofit organization helping young people with special needs to maximize their full potential by providing residential, educational, clinical and recreational services, in a safe and supportive environment that nurtures connections with their families, the community, animals and nature.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    In response to feedback from our students and their parents, we have increased our vocational education programs to help our high school students prepare for lives as young adults after they leave Green Chimneys. This includes off-campus jobs, on-campus apprentices, and vocational courses.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It has improved communication with the families of the students we serve.

  • 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • 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

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Green Chimneys Children's Services, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/05/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Mark Lescault

Green Chimneys

Term: 2018 - 2022

Wayne Cutler

Stephen Hays

Patricia Kaufman

Mark Lescault

Michael Otten

Christopher Platt

Richard Priore

Edgar Rodriguez

Erik Sossa

Robert Vetere

Barbara Volz

Donald Ross

Michele Greenburg

Andrew Hershon

Paul Kupchok, Jr.

Grace Scire

Sylvie Sollod

Andrew Wood

Robert Gosselink

William Fasano

Barry Meiselman

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 5/5/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/20/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.