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Children's Home of York

Empowering Families • Enriching Communities

aka CHOY   |   York, PA   |  https://www.childrenshomeofyork.org/

Mission

The Children’s Home of York empowers children to thrive, strengthens families, and enriches communities. Founded in 1865, the Children’s Home of York (CHOY) is the oldest existing non-profit human service organization in York, PA committed to serving our community’s most vulnerable children and families. CHOY has evolved to meet current and emerging needs while continuously developing approaches grounded in evidence-based practices known to positively impact lifelong outcomes of children. A team of compassionate and skilled professionals provides comprehensive, accredited, trauma informed and sanctuary principled programs and services that strengthen families and meet the complex needs of children in need of our care.

Ruling year info

1944

President & CEO

Mr. Ronald A Bunce PhD., LMSW

Main address

77 Shoe House Rd

York, PA 17406 USA

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EIN

23-1352081

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Foster Care (P32)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We envision a day when all children have the opportunity to feel safe, loved and provided with the environment needed to grow and flourish.

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?

RISE

The RISE (Reaching Independence through Support and Experience) Program is a community-based, Sanctuary informed, specialized Independent-Living-Skills residential program located within the Eastern York School District, in York, Pennsylvania. The RISE Program is approved to provide services to up to 2 individuals between the ages of 16 and 20 at the day of placement but can continue to provide services up to age 21 once admitted. RISE is a program for youth who require individualized 2:1 supervision due to their history of struggling to succeed in other residential settings and/or other lower levels of care. The program is designed to provide specialized Independent Living services and prepare the youth to either successfully live on their own as productive members of the community, or to return to their families better prepared to be a productive member of the family. In this specialized setting, the youth have the opportunity to learn and practice their independent living skills. Level based privileges allow the youth to practice skills and demonstrate responsibility and accountability in a community setting while supervised by program staff.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults

This community based program serves dependent and delinquent males ages 15 up to their 21st birthday. The program implements Sanctuary principles and equips residents with the skills they need to function as positive, productive citizens - in the family, workplace, and the community. Residents learn to take responsibility for their actions and their future. For many of our residents, that empowerment brings healing and positive behavioral changes.

Population(s) Served
Men and boys
At-risk youth

Children's Home of York's BRIDGES™ Partial Hospitalization Program is a day program for children and adolescents age 6 - 18 who are experiencing: suicidal or homicidal ideation, hopelessness, severe anxiety symptoms, trauma symptoms, impulsivity, etc. Clients receive academic instruction through the Lincoln Intermediate Unit No. 12, as well as specialized therapeutic services.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with psychosocial disabilities

Children's Home of York provides a variety of services for children, their birth families, foster families, and /or their adoptive families from birth through twenty-one years of age. Our structured family homes offer intensive support with the goal of helping children in our care secure a permanent, loving, ad forever family as quickly as possible. This includes providing services that enable reunification with the birth family or preparation and support toward adoption.

We work with a pool of resource parents (including kinship families) and offer a variety of permanency support services. We maintain an ongoing process of recruitment, screening, and training. This process enables us to offer diverse racial and ethnic environments essential to the successful placement of children, sibling groups, and children with special needs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults

Adoption services are provided for youth who are referred by County Children and Youth Services agencies, for potential families who are self-referred or referred by county agencies, and for families who have adopted and desire post adoption support.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Integrated Practice Team (IPT) is a family centered, strength based and team approach of community partners aimed to develop a comprehensive action plan with the intent of keeping children at home, while maintaining the integrity of the family. IPT will join families and community partners together to review innovative solutions for keeping children at home. During the meeting, a comprehensive, goal-driven family action plan will be created a signed by everyone present. An IPT assistant will follow up with the family for 90 days after the meeting for updates and completion.

Population(s) Served
Families
Non-adult children

SOAR is a psychiatric facility, serving clients between the ages of 13 to 18. The program implements Sanctuary principles and equips residents with the skills they need to function as positive, productive citizens in the family, workplace, and community. SOAR utilizes Trust Based Relational Intervention to promote the healing of relationships and improve the clients capacity for trust and safety, all while healing past trauma. Clients are provided with 24-hour support and supervision, utilizing a strengths-based perspective that includes opportunities of self-esteem development, relationship building, learning, and practicing appropriate coping mechanisms. Upon admission, an age-appropriate plan of care is developed, including short and long-term goals. This plan is used as an outline for the clients treatment process, as well the intent for family involvement and support through the process.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

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 children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

For the sake of accuracy, this metric only includes children served in our direct service programs, and does not include children in the families that take part in our prevention programs.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 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 people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

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Operations

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

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Children's Home of York

Board of directors
as of 03/12/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. CarrieAnn Frolio

Family First Health

Term: 2022 - 2023

Andrew Koplitz

Peoples Bank

Dale Brickley

Wellspan Philhaven Hospital

Melissa Markey

M & T Bank

Steve Klunk

Retired CPA

Rudy Kocman

Retired Kocman Insurance Group

Zachary Nahass

CGA Law Firm

Lindy Hitzell

Campbell Associates

Vicki Stewart

York College of Pennsylvania

Ilya Yakovlev

York College of Pennsylvania

Miranda King

York Suburban School District

Tom Kaizer

RKL

Natalie Williams

Healthy York Coalition

Katie Mahoney

York County Economic Alliance

Eric Hoffman

Leadership York

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/22/2024

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
Male, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/22/2024

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 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.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.