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Youth Care & Beyond Inc.

Serving the most vulnerable with the greatest need

aka Youth Care & Beyond, Inc.   |   Omaha, NE   |  www.youthcareandbeyond.org

Mission

Transforming the lives of children, adults and families impacted by mental health, trauma and intellectual disabilities. Our goal is to change problematic and systematic behaviors and thinking to provide a positive outcome for individuals, families and communities.

Ruling year info

1980

Executive Director

Ms. Tracey Pearson

Main address

15418 Weir Street Suite 317

Omaha, NE 68137 USA

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Formerly known as

Youth Care, Inc

EIN

47-0627068

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Without our services, our clients would live in isolation. Those we serve would be socially isolated, may be forced to live in poor housing areas, assisted living facilities, and unable to work or provide for themselves. They would be more susceptible to financial, physical, and sexual abuse. Our families would stay in the court system longer and increased trauma would be the risk as they are separated. In addition those we serve would not learn the social and life skills to live “outside” of the system and may never gain the skills for self sufficiency.

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?

Best Friends In Home Program

Best Friends is our in home program. It is designed for children and adults with disabilities who want to remain in their own home.

Youth Care & Beyond staff are specially trained to provide individual support options for persons with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and other developmental disabilities.

Staff provide services such as medication assistance, budgeting, meal preparation and planning, and training for behavioral concerns to help him/her remain in the community.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with intellectual disabilities

Youth Care & Beyond offers a companion home program called Opportunities. In this program adults with disabilities have the opportunity to live as independently as possible. Adults are provided an apartment they share with the roommate of his/her choice. Staff provide services such as medication assistance, budgeting, meal preparation and planning, and training for behavioral concerns to help him/her remain in the community.

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

Our goal is to help families stay together. We work with parents and kids - offering assistance and building parenting skills to create a more stable and safer environment for the family. Our family support program works with parents and caregivers who want to become better – who recognize they need growth and are willing to do the work to improve. Our programs teach parents and caregivers how to build trust, maintain respect, and develop a relationship with their kids. Sometimes this involves learning the basics of parenting, and sometimes it is helping parents navigate the complex judicial process, but in every interaction, we are there to help.

Population(s) Served

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.

Hours of programing delivered

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

Adults, At-risk youth, Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Skill building involves bonding, coaching, guiding, and supporting the youth and adults in our program while teaching important skills they will need to be successful in life.

Hours of support group services offered

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

Adults, At-risk youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Group skill building involves bonding, coaching, guiding, and supporting the youth and adults in our program while teaching important skills they will need to be successful in life.

Average amount of improvement in behavioral problems and referral behaviors.

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

Adults, At-risk youth

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Percentage of improvement out of 100%.

Number of families who report they are supported in utilizing natural supports in their communities (e.g., family, friends, neighbors, churches, colleges, recreational services)

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

At-risk youth

Related Program

Family Support Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of direct care staff who received training in primary prevention strategies and other techniques to avoid the need for restraint and seclusion

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

Adults, People with disabilities, At-risk youth

Related Program

Best Friends In Home Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of parents engaged in less psychological aggression toward their children

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

At-risk youth, Adults

Related Program

Family Support Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth and families for whom a strengths-based assessment is completed

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

At-risk youth, Family relationships

Related Program

Family Support Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of direct care staff who received training in trauma informed care

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

Adults, At-risk youth, Family relationships

Related Program

Opportunities Adult Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

Youth Care & Beyond gives care, education, and training to individuals and families needing the support to have a normal life. The individuals and families have all experienced trauma, 94% are in the lower socioeconomic status, and more than 80% have severe mental health needs. Many have had so many terrible things happen to them before turning 5 years old such as physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. They have experienced trauma and situations no one should endure.

Our goal is to help families stay together. We work with parents and kids - offering assistance and building parenting skills to create a more stable and safer environment for the family. Our family support program works with parents and caregivers who want to become better – who recognize they need growth and are willing to do the work to improve. Our programs teach parents and caregivers how to build trust, maintain respect, and develop a relationship with their kids. Sometimes this involves learning the basics of parenting, and sometimes it is helping parents navigate the complex judicial process, but in every interaction, we are there to help.

We are a client centered, trauma informed program built on a cognitive behavioral model. All our policies, programs and procedures factor in the client first. We are small enough to make very individualized choices for those we serve. We believe that everyone should have the right to direct their own lives.

Our models of care also factors in trauma and how it affects the brain and behaviors. By remaining aware of trauma and its effects, staff are able to assist individuals in overcoming emotional obstacles and better problem solve for a more desirable future.

We are also built on a cognitive behavioral model where staff are trained to teach alternatives to behaviors that cause difficulty.

We have a wonderful evaluation process. We are making a difference in the lives of those we serve. We are collaborating with other agencies that provide similar services for different populations.

An area we need to improve is to create a smoother evaluation system. It is a cumbersome process and with fewer administrative resources, it can take a lot of extra evenings and weekends to pull quarterly data together.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve individuals and families who have experienced some trauma or intellectual disability. We help them to experience life as anyone without these challenges have.

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

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have implemented an academic program due to the feedback from clients, caseworkers, consumers, and parents. As a result youth are earring more academic credits and catching up academically.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

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

    There are fewer rules and more collaboration. We do not use company based rules. We look at each situations individually to how we can meet the need verses why we can't.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, 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 ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • 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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Youth Care & Beyond Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Erin Robak

McGill, Gotsdiner, Workman, & Lepp

Term: 2021 - 2023

Lydia Sichmeller

Marcotte Insurance

Todd Kinney

Kutak Rock

Carol Ebdon

University of Nebrasak at Omaha

Carter Jones

Community Advocate

Carol Russell

Community Advocate

Rob Zimmerman

Project Advocates

Erin Robak

McGill, Gotsdiner, Workman & Lepp, P.C., L.L.O.

Katie Hansen

Nebraska Medicine

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 2/15/2021

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
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/03/2020

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.