Allies In Caring, Inc.

A place to connect, learn and thrive.

Hammonton, NJ   |  www.alliesincaring.org

Mission

The primary purpose of the organization is to help underserved individuals who have emotional or behavioral problems move toward recovery, health, and greater independence through counseling, education and community support. By focusing on leadership, advocacy, and excellence in promoting culturally-responsive, mental health services for diverse populations, we recognize that persisting racial and ethnic disparities in health care are major clinical, public health, and societal problems. ​​

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Mrs. Ivette Guillermo-McGahee

Main address

PO Box 108 100 S. Second Street

Hammonton, NJ 08037 USA

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EIN

46-4084227

NTEE code info

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Mental Health Disorders (F70)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

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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?

Intensive In Community Services (IIC)

Intensive In Community Services for children & youth with behavioral and emotional problems
Services we provide:
Our services include:

• Initial clinical assessment
• Bio-psychosocial evaluation
• Medication management
• Individual, group, and family therapy
• Preventive therapy
• Psycho-education
• Group therapy

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Foster and adoptive children

Intensive In Home Services for children & youth with co-ocurring diagnosis; behavioral and emotional problems and developmental disabilities.
Services we provide:
Our services include:

• Initial clinical assessment
• Bio-psychosocial evaluation
• Medication management
• Individual, group, and family therapy
• Preventive therapy
• Psycho-education
• Group therapy

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with disabilities
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

For eligible children, youth, and young adults under age 21 with challenging behaviors and developmental disability

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with disabilities
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

EmpoderArte is about empowering youth to develop skills to navigate the future, Here they will discover their personal talents, interests and the areas of growth so they can meet the challenges of the future.
Participating youth will learn about the opportunities that might be available, learn about how to handle stress and develop skills necessary for getting a job and being successful at school. Other skills they will focus on include communication, stress management, teamwork, and conflict resolution as well as learning how to organize and plan their time, set goals, manage budget to meet their needs, how to conduct themselves in an interview, how to complete a resume or job application, work ethics and how to live independently in the community. Youth will also be linked to volunteer opportunities to experience and explore what is a good fit for them.
All of these topics and instruction through EmpoderArte, will increase their chances for a better future.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Young adults
Adolescents
Families
People with disabilities

At ConVivir Wellness Hub, we offer affordable telehealth counseling services as well as walk-in counseling services for anyone going through depression, anxiety or any other mental health challenge. Services are offered in English and in Spanish.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
People with disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

ConVivir Wellness Hub 2020

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 leadership positions held by organization staff in community initiatives

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The company Director and the Community Engagement Manager both participate in many community leadership positions and efforts including the Hammonton Health Coalition, Hammonton Heart and Soul, etc.

Number of coalition meetings

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

All meetings for Hammonton Health Coalition meetings (group co-initiated by Allies in Caring)

Number of participants counseled

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Free teletherapy hotline through ConVivir Wellness Hub

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All people benefited through efforts by ConVivir Wellness Hub, virtually and through resource provisions through COVID.

Number of participants engaged in programs

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These numbers include the families we serve through our providers offering counseling to youth as well as all programs through ConVivir Wellness Hub which started virtually in 2020 during COVID

Number of families served

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

These numbers cover Allies in Caring's programs for IIC, IIH and ISS and the youth and families served from our providers.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

1. Offer a cost-efficient service: We currently reduce the exacerbation of symptoms and risk behaviors, empowering families to take an active role in managing their health and wellness. In turn, we reduce the need for higher number of resources and more costly interventions. Our services contribute to reduction of crime and accompanying strain on the justice system. At the same time, we improve clients’ the probability of high school graduation, and as a result boost labor market benefits.
a) Make it easier for families to get help reducing the stigma around having mental and emotional challenges by utilizing a strengths based and culturally affirmative approach, b) Promote the family's active participation in treatment by utilizing a skills development approach c) Facilitate commitment and adherence as a result of having access to professionals who share and/or understand their language and cultural values.
2. Attract, develop and retain the best staff: We offer to the community the talent and expertise of our staff. Talent recruitment, development and retention of Hispanic staff is a key element of our value to the community.
3. Improve our internal governance and operations capacity: To ensure the success of current programs, secure organizational sustainability, and support the expansion of our services, we need to enhance our capabilities at all levels. We will further enhance and build our clinical expertise, systems and structure so that we can more effectively carry out our mission.
4. Expand our programs: These improvements will result in greater access to treatment for Hispanics and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in South Jersey; improvements will also allow us to join the DCF system of care as well as other State partner agencies in their efforts to ensure the safety, well-being and success of children, youth, families and communities.
5. Increase our cash flow: Currently our cash flow is very tight. Enhancing our financial performance will help us ensure that we can sustain our operations for the long term, retain our staff and develop new programs that will support the recovery process.

1. Increase our market share by both positioning ourselves as an expert in working with Hispanic families agency that can help our indirect costumers (Agencies that refer clients to us)
2. Build our successes and reputation by delivering outstanding customer services, since word-of-mouth advertising is the most important marketing tactic in our field
3. Retain our current indirect costumers (Agencies that refer clients to us), by maintaining good communication, being responsive, and trustworthy
4. Maximize the cost efficiency of public relations activities and advertising, ensuring that we get the most for our marketing efforts
5. Hire new qualified staff, retain them and continuously support their development to ensure that the services they offer are highly effective and professional.
6. Offer added value to our agencies such as linkage to ancillary services to facilitate transition to improved level of functioning
7. Create new partnerships, including DCP&P, Schools, Medical offices
8. Create an ongoing feedback process to further improve our services
9. Ensure customer satisfaction to build a positive reputation with our direct costumers who can help us get more referrals.

Advantages of our organization:

1. Our mission and activities address critical community needs.
2. Our members understand and care about the communities we serve.
3. Our organization is taking the lead in identifying unmet community needs and developing innovative solutions to address those needs; we are the only organization in South Jersey focused in providing In Home services including IIH, IIC & ISS services for Hispanic children and their families.
4. We have a supportive and knowledge able Board that relates well with the Executive Director and the broader community, and reflects the diversity of our constituency.
5. The board oversees and monitors organizational performance, ensuring overall accountability.
6. We have processes in place to assure quality and compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.
7. Our staff reflects diversity of constituents served, includes bilingual, culturally competent, with sufficient training and skill level to provide services.

We have contract with The NJ DCF's Division of Children's System of Care (CSOC) to provide a wide range of services for children up to age 21 for behavioral health or developmental disability needs, including community-based services, in-home services, out-of-home residential services, and family support services.
Allies In Caring, Inc. recently got approved by the Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development (CHPRD) to provide services to Hispanic and Latino youth in South Jersey.
We have memorandums of agreement with most CSOC's partners in South Jersey, who refer clients to us. These organizations include:

1. AtlantiCare Behavioral Health
2. CapeAtlantic Ink. Integrated Network for Kids
3. Camden County Partnership for Children
4. Robins’ Nest Inc. Mobile Response
5. Twin Oaks Mobil Response
6. Capitol County Children’s Collaborative
7. CGS Family Partnership Inc.
8. Partners for Kids and Families

We collaborate with Hispanic Chamber of NJ, NJ Hispanic Leadership Summit, The Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development (CHPRD), NJ Deaf and Hard of Hearing Coalition and local churches and schools where most population is Hispanic and Latino etc.
We have contracts with regional universities providing internship opportunities and offering presentations; these universities include the following:
• Stockton University
• Rutgers University
• Rowan University
• Gallaudet University

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve all in the South Jersey community and work primarily with the underserved in the area providing resources and services in English, Spanish and ASL. We provide services for those with developmental disabilities and work to bring all community members together in a true culture of collaboration and inclusion.

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

    Paper surveys, Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Asking and receiving feedback from our constituents allows us not only to interact and provide better services, but it allows us to truly understand the whole picture of needs and resources people are looking for. Creating ways for people to truly share their successes and deficiencies allows us to adjust and help create the true societal shifts we hope to see as we listen and develop deeper relationships with people of all walks of life. Our goals are aligned with creating equity for all and implementing systems where people of all walks of life can come together and work together in community and in efforts for real change. By including those we serve in our work and planning, we can develop a richer culture that impacts each person where it most counts.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Allies In Caring, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Christopher Kosseff

Retired from University Behavioral Healthcare, division of Rutgers University

Claudia Oceguera

Global R&D / FMC Corporation

Kellyanne Facenda

OceanFirst Bank

Earl Jackson

Earl Jackson Architecture Workshop

Valerie Mattern

eResearch Technology, retired

Betsy Haines

Rutgers Dept of Psychology, retired

Mayra Bergman

PECO Communications at Exelon

Merydawilda Colon

Stockton Center for Community Engagement

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
  • 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 10/28/2021,

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
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/28/2021

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.