KIDS IN THE MIDDLE INC

Divorce Hurts. Kids In The Middle Helps

aka KITM   |   St. Louis, MO   |  http://www.kidsinthemiddle.org

Mission

Kids In The Middle's mission is to empower children, parents and families during and after divorce through counseling, education and support.

Ruling year info

1980

Chief Executive Officer

Katy Walter

Main address

2650 South Hanley Road Suite 150

St. Louis, MO 63144 USA

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EIN

43-1192510

NTEE code info

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling (P46)

Single Parent Agencies/Services (P42)

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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?

Group Counseling for Children

Each child participating in Group Counseling will first meet individually with the Group therapist to establish rapport, continue the assessment regarding appropriateness for Group Counseling and explain how the Group works. Children are placed into groups with up to seven peers of the same age and grade level. In addition to discussion, Kids In The Middle therapists utilize a variety of age-appropriate therapeutic activities with children in the Group Counseling sessions such as art therapy, play therapy, content-specific games and books, skill-building exercises, social skills exercises, and role-playing. Through the Group Counseling experience, children will successfully learn and utilize positive coping skills. They will benefit from a connection to other children experiencing similar family issues as well as from the confidential and professional assistance of a Kids In The Middle therapist. In Group, children help each other move past the trauma that has been affecting their lives. Children become better equipped to express their fears, concerns, wants, needs and desires so that they can establish a better relationship with their peers and families, and eliminate social and emotional factors that might inhibit their ability to achieve academically and in society.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

The co-parenting relationship can be challenging to navigate at various seasons of life. The onset of the separation, when there are big decisions to be made regarding children, a co-parent gaining a new significant other- these are just a few of the challenges that can arise. It is helpful to have the support of other co-parents in an environment that offers strategies and techniques for managing these challenges for a successful co-parenting relationship. For this reason, Kids In The Middle offers co-parenting groups that give parents much-needed support and guidance.

Population(s) Served

Family Counseling is a helpful way for the entire family or a parent and child to talk about issues together. The goal of family counseling is to create better relationships and communication within the family. We choose to include different family members in our family counseling sessions, depending on the family’s needs.

Population(s) Served
Families

We also offer Individual Counseling for Children. Individual Counseling is recommended when the needs of the child are better addressed in a one-on-one setting. It is common for Individual Counseling to be supplemented in addition to Group Counseling. These sessions are typically conducted weekly, and activities vary based on the age of the child but include a variety of therapeutic approaches, including play therapy, sand tray therapy, and art therapy interventions

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Individual Counseling for Parents enables parents to stabilize themselves emotionally so they can focus on the needs of their children. This service is solution-focused and centers on the parent’s ability to adjust to single parenting and learn how to assist their children through the family transition.

Population(s) Served
Parents

Forming a successful co-parenting relationship is often challenging for parents after separation and divorce. Co-parents each have an individual session with an expert Kids In The Middle therapist, then meet jointly. Joint co-parenting counseling helps parents who generally get along, but have a few issues they cannot agree on and would like some assistance.

Population(s) Served
Parents

Kids In The Middle also offers support for blended families as parents form new homes. These sessions typically begin with the parents and may expand to include other members of the blended family. The goal is to clarify roles in the family and strengthen relationships.

Population(s) Served
Families

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 therapy hours provided to clients

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

Parents, Families, Non-adult children

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.

• In the first two years of the planning cycle (2022-20258), the Agency will work to recover from the effects of the pandemic and stabilize its operations with an initial focus on returning to pre-pandemic levels of client service, fundraising, and financial stability.
• The Agency will maintain execution and delivery of core services in accordance with COA standards, while working to expand service offerings to meet additional client needs and achieve its stated goal in its ten-year impact statement: “By 2031, Kids In The Middle will provide 45,000 kids life-changing social and emotional skills to heal from the trauma of divorce and separation.”
• The Agency will move fundraising efforts from a high dependence on successful special events to efforts that are focused on major gifts and can grow donor support to a level that effectively addresses the infrastructure needs of the agency.

• We began to offer in-office counseling services in January 2022. This will help us achieve our direct service utilization goal of 50% and maximize billing to the Agency’s major funders. We plan to diversify our revenue by offering expanded services; such as the Parenting Class launched in late 2020.
• KITM is working on building relationships with local school districts to partner and provide in-school based group counseling services to children of separation and divorce.
• KITM hired a Director of Development to focus on major gifts and the implementation of the annual fund development plan.

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.), Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, 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,

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

    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,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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KIDS IN THE MIDDLE INC

Board of directors
as of 03/24/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Eric Moyer

UBS Financial Services

Debbie Weber

Keller Williams Realty

Cathy Goldsticker

Armanino

Eric Moyer

UBS Financial Services

James Pursley

Sikich LLP

Daniel Reising

Clayton Behavioral

Angela Schaefer

Worth Clark Realty

Andrew Sharon

Merrill Lynch

Kevin Smith

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Stephanie Jones

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Chuck Vogel

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Pamela Kramer

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Belinda Martin

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Luke Smith

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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 3/2/2022

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:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/02/2022

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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 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.