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Common Threads Family Resource Center

aka Common Threads   |   Madison, WI   |  www.commonthreadsmadison.org

Mission

Our mission is to enhance the development of children with emotional, behavioral, cognitive and sensory differences and provide their families with quality support and direction. We accomplish this by offering a variety of innovative, academic and therapeutic services and opportunities.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Kate Poppe

Main address

1717 N Stoughton Road

Madison, WI 53704 USA

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EIN

20-5196210

NTEE code info

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our mission is to enhance the development of children with emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and sensory differences and provide their families with quality support and direction. We accomplish this by offering a variety of innovative academic and therapeutic services and opportunities.

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?

Common Threads School Program

Serves students aged 5-21. Specializing in Autism support.

Population(s) Served
Children and 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 people who received clinical mental health care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of clients we saw in a mental health capacity in our clinic.

Number of people who received clinical occupational therapy care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of clients we saw in an occupational therapy capacity in our clinic. In 2019, our staff of occupational therapists shrank, but in 2020 we've added staff to allow for more clients.

Number of mental health clinic visits provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of client visits for mental health services.

Number of occupational therapy clinic visits provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of client visits for occupational therapy services. In 2019, our staff of occupational therapists shrank, but in 2020 we've added staff to allow for more clients.

Number of clients served by Common Threads' Service Facilitators

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Facilitation of Dane County services for clients focusing on client's needs and ensuring that the service plan delivery helps the client to achieve the highest level of independent functioning.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

We believe we can provide a path to more successful, self-determined lives for individuals with autism, mental health, trauma, sensory, behavioral, and cognitive needs. We will use our knowledge and cutting edge methods to train others, further widening our impact. We envision a society that celebrates neurodiversity. We will work toward that goal by elevating the significance of a transdisciplinary approach in ensuring meaningful life outcomes for those we serve.

We are focused on developing and implementing cutting edge standards in both our school and clinic programs.
We have created a focused Autism Clinical Team to deepen their professional skill and experience in serving autistic individuals.
We have added additional curriculum to our school program to provide more comprehensive services.

We have a committed staff who work extensively to expand their knowledge of autism and apply that knowledge within our programs.

We've served hundreds of families in the Madison area, offering programming that meets them where they're at and supports them in accomplishing their goals.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Common Threads Family Resource Center

Board of directors
as of 06/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Barbara Schlaefer

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 ? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/9/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/09/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.