Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley

Empowering Independence

aka Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley   |   Dayton, OH   |  gesmv.org

Mission

At Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley our mission is to empower people with disabilities and other disadvantages to achieve independence and improve their quality of life.

Notes from the nonprofit

During 2019, Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley assisted 20,545 individuals of all ages with life-changing services. The age breakdown is as follows: * Birth to 11 years - 4,953 (24.11%) * 12 to 15 years - 1,261 (6.14%) * 16-24 years - 1,923 (9.36%) * 25-34 years - 3,437 (16.73%) * 35-44 years - 1,945 (9.47%) * 45-54 years - 1,598 (7.78%) * 55+ years - 5,428 (26.42%)

Ruling year info

1942

President & CEO

Lance Detrick

Main address

660 South Main Street

Dayton, OH 45402 USA

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EIN

31-0537112

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley is on a mission to help individuals with disabilities and other disadvantages to take back their independence. • 1 in 8 people has a disability • 1 in 5 adults in the US experiences mental illness in a given year • 27 percent of people with disabilities are living in poverty, more than double the rate for those without disabilities These are just statistics but a Goodwill Easterseals we know many of the faces behind these numbers and unique stories. We see people living with disabilities who are thriving, often because they’ve had a helping hand to guide them over the rough spots and they build a full, satisfying life. But we also see people who are isolated, living in poverty, idle. These are the people who need GESMV. We provide 40+ specialized services to over 17,000 adults and children annually in 23 west central Ohio counties and is the area’s largest not-for-profit provider of training, education, placement and vision services.

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?

Main Street Recovery Center

To provide culturally competent, collaborative treatment services rooted in personal wellness and recovery.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers

Where we work

Accreditations

CARF - 2019-2022 2019

AbilityOne Program 2020

Affiliations & memberships

Better Business Bureau 2020

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area 2020

United Way of Greater Lima 2020

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 clients served

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

People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of adults receiving employment services

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

People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children receiving services

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

Infants and toddlers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of individuals receiving behavioral health services

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

People with psychosocial disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of seniors receiving services

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

Seniors

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of individuals with developmental disabilities receiving services

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

People with intellectual disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of individuals who received computer skills training to improve opportunities for employment

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth and adults who obtained employment

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children receiving free cars seats to prevent disabilities

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

Infants and toddlers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who received free child development screenings to help ensure they get a good start in life

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

Infants and toddlers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of individuals treated at the Main Street Recovery Center

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

People with psychosocial disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of individuals receiving support through the Miracle Clubhouse

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

People with psychosocial disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of individuals receiving free medical equipment for disability related needs

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people with vision loss with access to broadcasts of readings of national and local newspapers and magazines to help them stay connected to their community

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Adults with developmental disabilities receiving employment services to provide a sense of pride and self-worth

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

People with intellectual disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Adults with developmental disabilities receiving day time support and care in a group setting create opportunities for interaction and community engagement

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

People with intellectual disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Personal care and homemaker services provided to assist individuals with developmental disabilities to foster independence

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

People with intellectual disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Seniors receiving services that allow them to remain independent as long as possible.

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

Seniors

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Seniors participating in A Matter of Balance, a specialized training program to help seniors reduce the risk of falls

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

Seniors

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley is working for a day when all people with a disability or disadvantage have access to the support and services they need to live, learn, work and play with full inclusion in the life of their community.

To do this, GESMV is constantly evaluating needs in the community, providing new services and expanding existing services to help people with disabilities improve their quality of life. Infants, seniors and individuals in between, with physical, vision, hearing and learning disabilities as well as those with mental health challenges and economic disadvantages, are receiving support they need to thrive every day.

But the statistics say there are still people in need and so there is still much work to be done. This year GESMV strives to increase the number of individuals receiving services including reaching more children and seniors in need, helping prepare and place more individuals in need of employment in meaningful jobs, hiring more individuals with disabilities within the organization and providing critical support for veterans and individuals with mental health needs.

By 2020 GESMV will impact the lives of more than 21,000 individuals who might otherwise struggle through life or fall through the cracks. Here’s how:

We will engage in our community and create meaningful impact in our community by listening to stakeholders, responding to needs, and building relationships.

We will grow our financial capabilities, enhancing our mission through improving our financial position and strengthening our financial capacity.

We will increase and build our operational capabilities through a commitment to continuous improvement.

We will cultivate people, providing an environment of learning and growth by creating opportunities for people to become their best selves.

Community Engagement: Create meaningful impact in our community by listening to stakeholders, responding to needs, and building relationships.
1. Increase the number of people impacted by GESMV
2. Increase the long-term impact of our services on people’s lives.
3. Employ more people with disabilities agency-wide
4. Be a leader among non-profits in our communities
5. Increase the number of people donating their time, talents, and resources to GESMV.
6. Develop and implement a communication strategy to increase mission awareness
7. Work to continuously improve customer relationships
8. Evaluate the possible expansion of our current CRM software to evaluate its potential to play a larger role in case management/data management.

Financial Capabilities: Enhance our mission through improving our financial position and strengthening our financial capacity.
1. Increase agency revenue and net
2. Increase and diversify program service funding and improve net
3. Increase ability to raise funds through philanthropy
4. Manage employment-related costs

Operational Capabilities: Build our operational capabilities through a commitment to continuous improvement.
1. Improve work safety
2. Maintain and expand quality initiatives
3. Expand continuous improvement efforts
4. Expand the volume of retail donations
5. Expand our ability to provide credentialed occupational skills training programs in collaboration with educational institutions.
6. Draft a Strategic IT Plan that positions technology to support the agency’s growth initiatives, including exploration of a possible Enterprise Resource Planning system.
7. Improve business processes by utilizing technology and developing more effective data analytics.
8. Actively seek to improve effectiveness and eliminate waste
9. Be knowledgeable about trends impacting our communities and services

Cultivating People: Provide an environment of learning and growth by creating opportunities for people to become their best selves.
1. Be an employer of choice
2. Develop an intentional culture
3. Cultivate skills development, training and career advancement for those we serve internally and externally

GESMV provides assistance to children with learning difficulties, veterans searching for employment, individuals with mental illness and seniors seeking to maintain their quality of life. In fact, 87 cents of every dollar contributed helps support the more than 40 programs and services that support our neighbors with disabilities and disadvantages.

Since 1934, Goodwill has been serving people with disabilities in our community. In 1999, Goodwill Industries of the Miami Valley and Easter Seals West Central Ohio merged, combining Goodwill’s focus on putting people to work with Easter Seals’ focus on increased independence for people with disabilities. While Goodwill had typically served adults of working age who had employment barriers, Easterseals focused on helping people of all ages who have disabilities be more independent in all areas of their lives. Locally, the two organizations are now one, Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley, with a single governing board and a single mission: to empower people with disabilities and other disadvantages to achieve independence and improve their quality of life. The organization serves people of all ages and ability levels.

Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley is the only local agency that serves people with such a broad range of disabilities and disadvantage across the entire age spectrum. We serve thousands of people who fall through the vast cracks between government and social services systems.

In just one year, Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley accomplished incredible results. The following are Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley's agency highlights for 2019:
• Served 20,545 people with disabilities and other disadvantages in a 23-county area helping them achieve independence and improve their quality of life
• Helped 96 adults with developmental disabilities obtain employment through the Job & Community Connections program
• Participated in tornado relief efforts in Dayton, helping 834 people get their lives back on track after the devastation
• Assisted 2,024 people in gaining computer skills so that they could improve their opportunities for employment
• The Dayton Sewing Collaborative (a nonprofit organization) moved into our Main Street campus building so that we may better collaborate with them on sewing contracts and training opportunities - this led to an acquisition of a government contract producing laundry bags for the Department of Defense allowing us to create six new jobs for people with disabilities
• Engaged more than 700 volunteers who gave 11,000 hours of their time, enhancing the services we offer the community
• Provided broadcast of readings from national and local newspapers, magazines and books to 2,377 people with vision loss or other disabilities through the Radio Reading Service, helping them stay connected to their community

It’s an impressive list, and we’re proud of how we are impacting lives every day in our service area. But we know there are still people who could benefit from the right training, a caring, supportive coach, equipment to make their life better or essential services to change the course of their path. We will continue to partner with other local organizations to help bring our services to those in need of a hand up. We will continue to practice financial responsibility and steward the resources were are given so that we can remain steadfast in our commitment and service. We will continue to be the nonprofit in the community that provided services for those might otherwise become a product of a failed system.

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?

    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 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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

Financials

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Operations

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

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Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley

Board of directors
as of 1/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joseph Zehenny

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 12/17/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
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Sexual orientation
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Disability status
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Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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