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THE TENDER INC

aka TenderCare   |   Mount Laurel, NJ   |  thetender.org

Mission

Mission: The Tender is a non-profit dedicated to providing exceptional care and support to those affected by Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia. Our day center offers personalized care, nutritious meals, and engaging activities to frail persons with dementia, while also providing respite to their caregivers. Our CARES program empowers caregivers through support groups, educational resources, and referrals. Vision: At The Tender we are committed to enhancing quality of life and making a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by dementia. Our vision at The Tender Adult Day Center is to provide older adults with mental and social stimulation, while also giving caregivers a much-needed break and access to a supportive community. Our aim is to enhance the lives of

Ruling year info

1980

Executive Director

Sophia Ruis

Main address

4501 Church Road

Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 USA

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EIN

22-2224241

NTEE code info

Adult Day Care (P71)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

The Tender Inc.

Founded in 1977 and officially incorporated as a non-profit 501c3 in 1978, The Tender embodies a steadfast commitment to our community's well-being. Rooted in integrity and equality, we're dedicated to uplifting those in need. At our core, an atmosphere of openness, transparency, and shared compassion unites our team and those we serve.

Our day center offers daily opportunities for daily achievement and acknowledgment within a serene and genuine environment. We aim to empower individuals suffering with Alzheimer’s and related dementias by creating an environment that fosters independence and enhances quality of life.

Beyond the confines of our day center, our outreach embraces caregivers with our expansive CARES (Compassion, Access, Respite, Education, Support) program. This indispensable hub encompasses a weekly support group, an array of community-connected resources, equipping caregivers with the vital supportive services needed to foster independence at home in their community.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

The Best Non-Profit Organization 2022

Mount Laurel Township

Affiliations & memberships

The Best Non-Profit Organization of Mount Laurel Township 2022

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 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

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

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THE TENDER INC

Board of directors
as of 08/24/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Linette Commisso


Board co-chair

Martine Commisso

Holman

Term: 2022 - 2024

Nancy Carman

Fendrick Morgan Law

Chris Bratton

Bratton Law Group

Joseph Foster

Holman

Kimberly Wagner

Haddon Home Care

Edward Ellis

Stifel

Giana Leuzzi

Greystar

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 8/22/2023

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
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/22/2023

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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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.