Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin

Taking on Disability Together

aka Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin, Inc   |   West Allis, WI   |  www.eastersealswise.com

Mission

Our Purpose Statement: To change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people's lives every day.

Ruling year info

1944

President and CEO

Mr. Peter X. Engel

Main address

2222 S. 114th Street

West Allis, WI 53227 USA

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Formerly known as

Easter Seals Kindcare Southeastern Wisconsin

Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin

EIN

39-0816849

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Autism (G84)

Recreational and Sporting Camps (Day, Overnight, etc.) (N20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

For nearly 100 years, Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for people and families challenged by disability. Now, as America faces a broad range of new issues, we make a major, positive, life-changing difference in the lives of people and families challenged by today's disabilities. The work we do every day is redefining disability for the 21st century.

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?

Children, Youth, & Family Services

Safe Babies Healthy Families provides prenatal/parenting education and coordination of care beginning from the prenatal phase up to five years post-partum through individualized home visitation services.

Population(s) Served

Our Adult Day Services supports adults with severe cognitive and physical disabilities through weekday programming and specialized activities. Easterseals offers a variety of home and community-based services affording adults and seniors opportunities to live, learn, work and play as a vital part of their own community or neighborhood. In addition, these valuable programs offer respite, support, and education for family members and other caregivers.

Easter Seals Recreation and Camp Programs provide an opportunity for children and adults to participate in extracurricular, educational, and personal development activities. The recreation programs take many forms, from sports and fitness activities, to after school play, to Saturday-night social gatherings and community outings. Our residential and day camps are available for children and adults of all types and levels of ability. Camping programs serve to let participants discover and explore their interests, values and talents.

Our Long Term Support Services provides management of long term care needs for individuals with developmental disabilities. These services help manage activities of daily living that may be limited as a result of acute or chronic conditions, and will keep people integrated in their communities. Our services are ever expanding to meet the needs and help promote wellness, independence and connectivity among the growing number of older Americans.

Our Guardianship Services Program provides critical support to people who are aging or have a disability that impairs their ability to make informed decisions about their life and welfare. We also provide support to those who are without other individuals to assist them.

Population(s) Served

Easter Seals workforce development services provide an individualized approach to assisting persons with disabilities and mental illness to make informed choices and attain their employment aspirations through evidence-based programs, Project SEARCH and Individual Placement Support. Easterseals’ approach includes an array of services and supports that ultimately lead to employment. This approach is designed to identify goals, objectives, and planning needs, and providing the supports a person needs to achieve and maintain employment.

Population(s) Served

Advocacy is offered to individuals with disabilities, parents, caregivers and service professionals, teaching them personal and political (nonpartisan) advocacy skills.

Population(s) Served

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 participants who would recommend program to others

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All program participants are surveyed annually. In 2015, 93% responded affirmatively. In 2016, 94% responded affirmatively. In 2017, 96% responded affirmatively. In 2018, 97% responded affirmatively.

Number of participants who gain employment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Work Readiness Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Staff track the number of participants (veterans, people with disabilities or mental illness) receiving training and community employment services obtain community-based employment each year.

Number of infants delivered with low birth weight

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Children, Youth, & Family Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Staff working with prenatal clients for case management document infant birth weight after the mother delivers based on hospital records.

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.

Our purpose is to change the way the world views and defines disabilities by making profound, positive differences in people's lives every day.

We will accomplish this by:
• Educating families and the community on early identification of developmental delays and signs of autism.
• Providing services early in life to improve each child's school readiness.
• Providing employment programs to ensure that students and adults secure and maintain meaningful employment.
• Providing community-based services and supports that give individuals living with disabilities and their families the opportunity to stay in their community of choice and reach their life goals.

Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin will employ the following strategies to accomplish our goals:
• Develop and adopt evidenced-based best practices that improve outcomes.
• Adapt business practices that increase effectiveness and provide better outcomes of our services.
• Connect partners from the public, private and non-profit sectors to build understanding and create effective collaborations that strengthen our community.
• Advocate for our vision and create community awareness of disability-related issues at all government levels with support from our national Easter Seals network.
• Assemble an innovative, professional, and culturally diverse team of staff and volunteers who support and create opportunities to make our vision a reality.
• Employ technology and systems that support our community-based approach and allow greater flexibility in service delivery.

Easterseals provides direct care, education and intervention services for approximately 10,000 individuals and their families each year in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Racine, Kenosha, and Waukesha Counties.
We have earned a positive reputation and have built a respected brand from nearly 80 years of service to our community. We are seen as a “trusted expert" in disability and community issues. Here's why:
• Nearly 50 years of job training experience and relationships with local employers.
• Proven ability to adapt in a rapidly changing environment through two successful mergers and multiple program expansions.
• Network of community-based facilities allows us to meet local and regional needs.
• Partnerships with leading organizations (Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, ManpowerGroup) that allow local employers and companies to engage in our mission through volunteerism, financial support and service development.
• Investment in infrastructure and human capital to achieve our vision by:
a. Bringing together the best, brightest and most passionate staff with professional experiences across the lifespan.
b. Tapping into the generosity of our region with over 500 volunteers engaged in volunteer activities.
c. Technology structure that supports community-based service delivery.

Easterseals knows that we are making progress based on the impact that our services have in the lives of the individuals we serve, as well as our overall community. The following impact statements illustrate our program outcomes:
• When identified early in a child's life, Easterseals early intervention services increases school readiness, thereby decreasing the need for special education services by 50%. This results in a savings of thousands of dollars in remediation costs for every child served.
• Easterseals autism services increases a child's ability to learn and grow alongside typically-developing peers, enabling them to develop into adults who live and work independently in our community. This results in a savings of more than $1 million per person in education and adult living costs.
• Easterseals Community Support services (Care Management Unit and Guardianship services) reduce costly institutional placements, saving an average of $452 per month for each individual in Wisconsin's long term care system. By coordinating care and tapping into community-based services, we improve the quality of life and health for individuals, enabling them to live in the community of their choice.
• It is estimated that due to caregiving responsibilities, the total retirement funds of a typical caregiver is reduced by $303,880. Easterseals Adult Day Services improves the overall quality of life and financial stability of families and caregivers of adults with chronic illnesses or disabilities, allowing caregivers to earn a living while their loved one develops new skills, has increased relationships and while their overall health needs are met.
• Easterseals Recreation and Camp programs lower children and adolescents' risk for health problems such as obesity and heart disease by engaging in physical activities that are adapted to meet their individual needs.
• Hiring individuals with disabilities saves our communities dollars and generates economic growth. In 2011, the cost for employment services in Wisconsin was $26,803,459 with annual earnings of $56,393,506 from those individuals. This is a 2:1 cost ratio.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin

Board of directors
as of 8/7/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brett Engelking

Citizens Bank

Jim McMullen

PNC Bank

John Bosbous

Retired, Caterpillar

Tom Gagliano

Morgan Stanley

Tari Emerson

Charter Steel

Jeff Squire

ProHealth Care

Bill Hughes

Johnson Controls

Daniel O'Callaghan

Harley-Davidson Motor Co.

Kim Preston

First Business Bank

Sandra Siira

Carthage College

Tom Kelly

Kelmann Restoration

Jon Neikerk

Froedtert Health

Reginald Newson

Ascension Wisconsin

Arthur Harrington

Godfrey & Kahn, s.c.

Roger Schaus

Retired, Generac

Nafessa Burdine

Manpower Group

Michael Hargarten

Retired, Northwestern Mutual

Peter Jelacic

SVA Financial

Board leadership practices

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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? No