Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

Counseling Connections for Change Inc

Everyone should experience hope

Pearland, TX   |  www.counselingconnections.org

Mission

We believe everyone should experience hope and we believe mental health matters. Through our faith-based counseling, education and collaboration efforts, we are the bridge to life-changing solutions and hope.

Ruling year info

2013

Chief Executive Officer

Dawn Lawless LCSW, LSOTP

Main address

PO Box 841656

Pearland, TX 77584 USA

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EIN

20-8775478

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Community Mental Health Center (F32)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We believe everyone should experience hope and we believe mental health matters for everyone regardless of their status or ability to pay. The research surrounding Adverse Childhood Experiences is staggering and is multiplying the unmet mental health needs for our friends and neighbors. Through our 4 programs, evidence-based trauma-informed therapy services are provided to build a healthier community through strengthening mental health. Since forming our nonprofit in 2013, 1.3 million dollars in free and reduced services have been provided. "Somehow, only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At Counseling Connections, we help our clients move from darkness to light, from traumatic stories that would cripple most to thriving stories of hope. We serve children, adolescents, couples, families and groups through Christian counseling and consulting, and equip and empower them to live out their God-given potential.

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?

Counseling Program

This program strengthens the mental health in our community by providing evidence-based and trauma-informed counseling to children and families.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$481,000

We inspire hope through the Courage Program when we combat the injustices of sexual exploitation by providing evidence-based, trauma-informed counseling services to victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking, children and youth with sexual behavior problems, and their families.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Parents
Budget
$80,000

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.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We take the average number of services provided each year and divide by 12 months.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Our goal is to transform communities by strengthening the mental health for our clients. Through evidence-based trauma-informed counseling services, we are able to treat the underlying root causes of the mental health needs and effectively treat for healthy outcomes. We utilize licensed and provisionally licensed clinicians and graduate interns to address the identified needs. In 2018, we discounted $237,718 in FREE or reduced services and in 2019, we provided $173,000 to our neighbors in need.

Counseling Connections for Change, Inc.is a faith-based organization that serves Brazoria, Harris, Fort Bend and Galveston counties. Through counseling, education and collaboration efforts provided to individuals and families, we are inspiring hope and strengthening the mental health for the clients we serve and the community as a whole. We are a muti-site organization reaching some of the most rural parts of our community. Through play therapy, activity-based interventions for adolescents, marriage counseling and specialized groups to at risk youth, we will improve the mental health in our community.

We hire licensed therapists and host supervision for counseling professionals seeking to complete their licenses. This supervision strategy reduces barriers to accessing quality mental healthcare services.

We know that we have achieved success when our clients have met their individualized goals, their symptoms are reduced and their quality of life has improved. Progress is measured electronically at every 4th session by self-report.

To date, our agency has discounted over $1.3 million dollars in FREE or REDUCED services. We have served over 6,500 unique clients with a 90% success rate.

Financials

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Operations

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

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This organization has no recorded board members.

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 11/04/2019

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
Female, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/04/2019

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
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.

Keywords

faith-based, mental health