Human Services

Pony Bird, Inc.

aka Pony Bird   |   Mapaville, MO   |  www.ponybird.org

Mission

The Mission of Pony Bird is to provide quality care to non-ambulatory persons of all ages with significant intellectual and physical disabilities. Pony Bird's Vision of the Future is to be the premier provider for maximizing the quality of life for non ambulatory persons with significant intellectual and physical disabilities.

Ruling year info

1980

President/CEO

Mrs. Sara Sucharski

Main address

PO Box 190

Mapaville, MO 63065 USA

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EIN

43-1188096

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Neurology, Neuroscience (G96)

Nerve, Muscle and Bone Diseases (G50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Pony Bird's services eradicate barriers to adequate healthcare access for individuals with disabilities. The health care system is not serving many individuals with disabilities well. Those living with physical disabilities receive less preventative care, have a higher incidence of chronic conditions, and visit the hospital and emergency department more often. Apart from Pony Bird, individuals with significant intellectual and physical disabilities cannot access quality community living resources that promote positive health outcomes. Often, individuals who transition out of Missouri Children’s Division or who do not have natural supports are referred to nursing homes or assisted living communities. We provide 24/7 care, community integration, recreation, and enriching programs that empower individuals to live their best possible lives.

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?

Residential

Provides 24 hour support for up to 60 non-ambulatory persons of all ages with significant intellectual and physical disabilities which are medically fragile.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Provides respite services to non-ambulatory individuals with significant intellectual and physical disabilities.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Provides day services to individuals from the community that are non-ambulatory with significant intellectual and physical disabilities. These services are provided 225 days per year six hours daily.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with physical disabilities

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Pony Bird's Vision of the Future is to be the premier provider for maximizing the quality of life for non ambulatory persons with significant intellectual and physical disabilities. The Core Values of Pony Bird are: •Compassion, Dignity & Respect: All persons are unique and shall be treated with respect, compassion and dignity. •Family: Provide all services in a family environment. •Well Trained & Dedicated Staff: A dedicated, loyal and qualified staff is essential to accomplish our mission. •Ethical Professionalism: We will maintain the highest standards of professionalism and ethical behavior. •Efficacy & Efficiency: Operations are outcome based with a responsibility for financial sustainability. •The Whole Person: We consider the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual needs of each person.

1. Staff Recruitment - We have expanded the area's in which we seek out staff. We have held job fairs. We attend job fairs. We are using all resources that are available to us to secure staff. 2. Staff Training - We have made many changes to our staff training program. We have extended the amount of training. 3. Retention of Staff - Three years ago our staff turnover was approximately 76%. Today our staff turnover is approximately 48%.

Pony Bird, Inc. leads the way in non-ambulatory care in Missouri. Year after year the Missouri Department of Mental Health and the State of Missouri have noted our capacity to provide services in our region where a significant gap would exist otherwise. Both entities have encouraged expansions. In 1977, we began as a home for 10 children. Today, we serve hundreds of individuals and their families annually.

Individual positive health outcomes, longevity, quality-of-life will be measured through individual service plans and goals achieved toward determined outcomes. Progress will be monitored with data reflecting the increase in the number of staff and a decrease in staff turnover. Staff training will be assessed with pre- and post-test and evaluation of the training.

Currently, we have 143 employees. An ideal number would be 160. We continue to work toward this goal. Staff turnover is down from 76% to 48%. We have implemented internal data tracking systems to evaluate progress toward desired outcomes. We are exploring strategic capacity growth initiatives with community partners to further expand our reach and impact.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Pony Bird, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 8/6/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Charlie Wooten

Roberts, Wooten, and Zimmer Law Firm

Term: 2020 - 2023


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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? Yes

Keywords

Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Physical Disabilities