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YWCA McLean County

Bloomington, IL   |  www.ywcamclean.org

Mission

YWCA McLean County is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Ruling year info

1942

President/CEO

Liz German

Main address

1201 N. Hershey Road

Bloomington, IL 61704 USA

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EIN

37-0661264

NTEE code info

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

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?

Young Wonders Early Learning and Youth Development

Young Wonders Early Learning provides early childhood education to children from five weeks to six years old. Youth Development includes before and after school care, summer camp, and tutoring to youth from six to twelve years old.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Children and youth

YWCA McLean County's Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) helps those age 55 and older put their skills and life experiences to work for their community by facilitating volunteering through carefully matched placement and providing follow-up support. RSVP is the one-stop resource for our volunteers offering a variety of opportunities with local nonprofit agencies.

Population(s) Served
Adults

YWCA Stepping Stones, the local McLean County sexual assault program, provides 24-hour assistance for sexual assault and sexual abuse victims and their families in McLean County. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Trained and caring sexual assault advocates can be reached anytime you need them.

This free, confidential service also serves as the central sexual assault resource for McLean County. Services focus on empowering survivors, their families, and their friends on the path of healing, building relationships with professionals and agencies that will be part of the process, and educating the community about sexual assault.

Stepping Stones also welcomes the opportunity to present information about sexual assault, date rape drugs, dating violence, or rape culture to a wide variety of audiences.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Preteens
Children
Victims of crime and abuse

All programming related to our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

Population(s) Served

Labyrinth Made Goods creates opportunities that empower women who have experienced incarceration by providing professional development training, apprenticeships, and permanent employment as a part of YWCA McLean County. We reinvest all proceeds from our nonprofit social enterprise to create more of these empowering opportunities so every purchase and donation you make supports our mission. Each of our candles is hand-filled with 100 percent soy wax and premium fragrances that include blends of essential oils, extracts, and aromatic ingredients to create a unique sensory experience.

Labyrinth Made Goods also oversees and facilitates YWCA Strive, a free professional development program for individuals who struggle to secure or retain living-wage employment.

Population(s) Served
Ex-offenders
Wrongfully incarcerated people

YWCA Labyrinth Outreach Services to Women offers reintegration services to formerly incarcerated women. The overall vision is to significantly reduce recidivism.

Labyrinth addresses the needs of women released from the Illinois Department of Corrections and McLean County jail who are returning to the community. We help rebuild each woman’s dignity and nurture her growth as she develops the attitudes and skills required for productive, independent living.

Upon assessing each woman’s needs, our staff and volunteers provide support and guidance for clients to obtain the resources needed to aid them on their new journey. We are a liaison to social service agencies who provide essential services including state identification, transportation assistance, medical services, education, employment skills, clothing, and personal needs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Adults
Incarcerated people

Where we work

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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • 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, 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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YWCA McLean County

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Beverly Beyer

Illinois State University

Karla Chandler-Huffman

Heartland Community College

Dawn Carlson

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Monica Bullington

RE/MAX Rising

Sarah Crowder

Evans Junior High (D87)

Mary Dellorto

Retired

Linda Kimber

Edward Jones

Claire Lamonica

Retired

Becky Mentzer

Retired

Camille Taylor

Retired

Beth Whisman

Children's Discovery Museum

Megan Wood

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.

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 1/18/2024

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
Female, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/18/2024

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 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 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 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.