Center for Head Injury Services

aka CHIS, Center for Specialized Services,   |   St. Louis, MO   |  https://www.headinjuryctr-stl.org/

Mission

Empowering people with disabilities to reach their maximum potential by developing skills, creating opportunities, and shaping brighter futures.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Donna L Gunning M.Ed., CRC, LPC

Main address

11828 Lackland Road

St. Louis, MO 63146 USA

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EIN

43-1554015

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Adult Day Program

The Center offers day programs that provide cognitive enrichment, stimulating recreational activities and meaningful social interactions. Participants set personalized goals, engage in prevocational and community-integration activities and receive assistance with activities of daily living.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

The Center offers day programs that provide cognitive enrichment, stimulating recreational activities and meaningful social interactions. Participants set personalized goals, engage in prevocational and community-integration activities and receive assistance with activities of daily living. Offers sensory stimulation, behavior therapies, occupational and speech therapies, and enrichment programs.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

The Center is dedicated to assisting people in finding meaningful, paid employment. Our employment services include vocational evaluation, skills assessments, career exploration, vocational training, individualized job placement services, on-site job supports and continuing job-retention services. The Center also helps youth with their transition from school to work.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

The Center owns and operates social enterprises (Destination Desserts, a gourmet dessert bakery and food truck, Destination Café, a full-service restaurant, and Wags in a Bag, an all-natural dog treat bakery) as a means to provide training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities. All of the products from the Center’s social enterprises are handmade, packaged and sold with an integrated workforce.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Talent Connect is an innovative training academy and employment project with a focus on the manufacturing and distribution industries. We partner with local businesses to provide participants with industry-specific training and employment placement services.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

The Center offers continued rehabilitation services to maximize quality of life and increase independence. Our licensed physical, occupational and speech therapists provide skilled therapy treatments and our licensed rehabilitation counselors offer individual, family and group counseling sessions.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

For many people with disabilities, barriers in their communities take away or severely limit their ability to live independently. The Center offers a holistic approach to support the diverse needs of individuals wanting to gain the skills to live independently, maintain employment and be safe in their community.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Adaptive equipment can help a person with everyday tasks, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, eating, walking and being mobile. The Center helps people get the equipment and devices they need to become and stay independent.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

Accreditations

CARF 2017

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2017

Financials

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Center for Head Injury Services

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Mark Riordan

Stifel

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No