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DCCCA INC

Improving Lives

Lawrence, KS   |  www.dccca.org

Mission

DCCCA provides social and community services that improve the safety, health and well-being of those we serve.

Ruling year info

1975

Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Lori Alvarado

Main address

3312 Clinton Pkwy

Lawrence, KS 66047 USA

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EIN

23-7368880

NTEE code info

Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Prevention Only) (F21)

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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?

Behavioral Health Services

DCCCA’s behavioral health programs use best practices in treatment of behavioral addictions from the perspective of trauma informed care. Residential and outpatient treatment for substance abuse and mental health services are provided by DCCCA across the state of Kansas. Our therapists and chemical dependency technicians use only best practices in their work and approach treatment of behavioral addictions from the perspective of trauma informed care. Our residential facilities for women provide in-house childcare centers where both the women and their children can begin to learn to live as a family addiction free. Additionally, DCCCA now offers virtual therapy services for adults and adolescents seeking substance use or mental health treatment.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
Pregnant people
Adults
Caregivers
Parents

DCCCA staff are here to provide support through each step of the journey: from the initial contact, to training and on-going supports once children are matched to a foster/adoptive home. Each family is assigned one DCCCA Specialist who will visit with the family on a regular basis to ensure that their needs are met, with 24/7 support for the family. DCCCA also provides free training, personalized matching, two paid respite days/month, twice monthly reimbursement, individual & family therapy, liability insurance, support groups, and foster family appreciation events. Our programs include Traditional Family Foster Care, which includes Child In Need of Care, Emergency, Respite, Kinship, and Intellectual Developmental Disability care, and Specialized Programs such Serious Emotional Disturbance Respite, Professional Resource Family Care, and Police Protective Custody.

Population(s) Served
Foster and adoptive parents
Foster and adoptive children

Family Preservation Services (FPS) provides in home, intensive, therapeutic and/or case management services to families in crisis when children are at high risk of out-of-home placement. Referral criteria is specific to the level of service identified to meet a family’s needs in maintaining their child(ren) safely in the home. The goal of family preservation is to prevent children from being removed from the home when it is safe to do so. S.T.A.R.T. is a specialized in-home service for families who have co-occurring substance use and child welfare concerns, including pregnant women using substances and families whose infants were born substance exposed. The approach pairs Case Managers with Family Support Workers, known as family mentors with lived recovery experience, to facilitate timely access to risk reducing interventions and addiction treatment.

Population(s) Served

The goal of Traffic Safety programs is to reduce traffic fatalities on all roadways. We provide public information and education to protect citizens from avoidable injury or death on roadways with a focus on Occupant Protection, Impaired Driving, Novice Drivers, Distracted Driving, Older Drivers, Motorcycle Safety, and Underage Drinking. The SAFE (Seatbelts Are For Everyone) program is a DCCCA initiative developed in 2008 focused on increasing teen restraint compliance through education, positive rewards and enforcement. This teen run, peer-to-peer program is designed to reduce the number of motor vehicle-related injuries and fatalities among teens in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Iowa. DCCCA also facilitates We Kan Drive, which provides an opportunity to remove barriers to obtaining a driver’s license for youth in foster care as well as young adults that were previously in foster care that are receiving Independent Living Services through DCF in Kansas.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families of origin
Pregnant people
Children and youth
Families of origin
Pregnant people

Prevention programs empower and educate community coalitions to develop substance abuse and mental health preventative services. By working with the Kansas Prevention Collaborative to design and develop learning modules and training resources we are able to address the technical needs of collaborative community prevention efforts. Working with the Partnerships for Success programs in Kansas and Oklahoma, DCCCA Prevention is taking on the issue of prescription drug abuse and connecting with community resources to spread education and resources about the growing epidemic.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
Substance abusers
Substance abusers
Adults
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 groups brought together in a coalition/alliance/partnership

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

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is a metric tracked by our Community Based Services team.

Number of new homes that take a priority placement

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

Children and youth, At-risk youth, Foster and adoptive children, Foster and adoptive parents

Related Program

Fostering & Adoption

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This incorporates our primary responsibility of recruiting/training foster homes and our mission to serve youth, especially teens & sibling groups, that we have defined as "priority" placements.

Percent of cases with children maintained in home

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

At-risk youth, Families, Caregivers, Children and youth

Related Program

Family Preservation Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percent of episodes with a successful discharge

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

Substance abusers, Pregnant people

Related Program

Behavioral Health Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Percent of episodes with a successful discharge. It is important to note that typical substance use treatment success rates are 40-60%, and substance use disorders require long-term ongoing care.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • 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,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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DCCCA INC

Board of directors
as of 03/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ernesto Hodson

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 3/1/2022

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:

Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/21/2022

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 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 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.