Human Services

Cornerstones of Care

Kansas City, MO

Mission

Our mission is the core of what we do. It honors our history, reflects our day-to-day and focuses on the future. It leads us in designing and delivering programs that improve the lives of 10,000 children and families. Our mission is simple and yet complex — to partner with companies, other organizations and the community at large for safe and healthy communities. Our vision is to help the children and families we serve to achieve health, happiness, confidence, competence and self-sufficiency.

Ruling Year

1997

Preisdent/Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Denise Cross

Main Address

300 East 36th Street

Kansas City, MO 64111 USA

Formerly Known As

Gillis Center

Marillac Center

Ozanam

Healthy Families

Spofford

Keywords

Children, Foster Care, Child Abuse Prevention, Healthy Families, Advocacy, spofford, ozanam, gillis, marillac,

EIN

43-1689138

 Number

8351703555

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Foster Care (P32)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

~ There is a need for more foster care homes, specifically those homes who can support children with elevated health needs or sibling groups as both the numbers of children coming into care and the evidence that children heal best when in a home in the community continues to grow.

~ State reimbursements to foster families do not cover the costs of raising a child. Foster families need additional support to purchase clothing, provide medical supplies, furnish bedrooms, etc.

~ Children need to know that there are adults who care. When people from the general public come out to participate in activities with the children, they see they are not alone.

~ Youth aging out of foster care are left on their own with no support for housing, education, or even everyday basic needs. This leads to many becoming homeless.

Our programs

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

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Foster Care and Adoption Services

Education

Mental and Behavioral Health Services

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

~ Recruit foster families, specifically treatment foster care (TFC) homes. We currently have 10 active homes and 11 in the training/qualifying TFC process.

~ Secure funding support for foster families who must purchase clothing, provide medical supplies, furnish bedrooms, etc. above and beyond what state reimbursements allow.

~ Boost volunteer support, specifically as positive role models for our kids as Reading Buddies, Mentors, hosting birthday parties, playing games and working on beautification projects on a campus.

~ Secure funding support or unused supplies to help youth aging out of care set up their own apartments, receive scholarship assistance, funds for transportation and gift cards for clothing.

~ Expand foster care and treatment foster care recruitment services from NWMO to the St. Louis metropolitan area. Begin hosting informational sessions in both regions to recruit more homes.

~ Share the needs of foster families and youth aging out of foster care with corporate partners and the community at large - there are more needs in our community than the children in our education day treatment and residential treatment programs. Begin recruiting volunteers from this pool to interact with the youth aging out of foster care to see the need first-hand.

~ Offer donors the option to restrict funds to the program they are most passionate about.

~ Begin a Youth Advisory Board to boost volunteer support, specifically as positive role models for our kids as Reading Buddies, Mentors, hosting birthday parties, playing games and working on beautification projects on a campus.

Staff are collaborating together to work on processes and implement action steps to address these needs. By working together, we feel strongly that we can meet our goals with what we have in place and planned.

In-kind and monetary (both restricted and nonrestricted) donations will increase, as well as committed volunteers.

~ We have expand foster care and treatment foster care recruitment services to the St. Louis metropolitan area and are hosting informational sessions in both regions to recruit more homes.

~ We have begun recruiting volunteers to interact with the youth aging out of foster care to see the need first-hand, and are in the midst of creating a Youth Advisory Board to boost volunteer support.

~ We now offer donors the option to restrict funds to the program they are most passionate about. An article was written in our print newsletter highlighting this feature and all our business reply envelopes now provide the option.

~ We are beginning to look at setting up a recurring donor program.

External Reviews

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA) [for Children and Family Services] - Accreditation 2014

Child Placing Agency 2014

Healthy Families America 2015

Awards

Affiliations & Memberships

Alliance for Children and Families - Member 1998

Financials

Cornerstones of Care

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Operations

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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