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Connecting Everyone with Second Chances

Connecting Everyone with Second Chances

aka The Kearney Center   |   Tallahassee, FL   |  https://kearneycenter.org

Mission

Connecting Everyone with Second Chances' mission is to offer help and hope by creating solutions that provide a path to self-sufficiency to those in poverty.

Ruling year info

2016

Chief Executive Officer

Samantha Vance

Main address

P.O. Box 2194

Tallahassee, FL 32316 USA

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EIN

47-4589916

NTEE code info

(Human Service Organizations) (P20)

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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?

Kearney Center, Emergency Shelter

The Kearney Center provides emergency and immediate services to those experiencing homelessness in the Big Bend region of Northwest Florida. From free shelter to an onsite clinic, this state-of-the-art facility is the first step in helping stabilize someone who is experiencing homelessness. Our services include temporary emergency shelter, meal services, medical and dental services, comprehensive case management, and referrals through onsite community partners.

More than 35 onsite community organizations partner with The Kearney Center to connect clients with career assistance, computer skill training, GED/education classes, resources to obtain benefits, counseling, substance abuse resources, civil legal services, veteran services, and more.

In 2021, there were 189,068 meals served, 2,937 unduplicated people served, 1,384 cases managed, and 463 individuals moved into housing.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims of crime and abuse
Unemployed people
Victims of disaster

CESC Health Services provides a holistic approach to healthcare for individuals in our community who are underserved and misunderstood. To set clients up for success, CESC Health Services provides The Kearney Center clients with long-term medical and dental care.

Since 2006, the Evening Nurse Clinic has helped thousands of clients by providing vital sign assessments, first aid, and over-the-counter medication. In 2017, CESC opened a Dental Office to address the oral health of our clients.

In 2019, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare (TMH) partnered with CESC to open a state-of-the-art Transition Center at The Kearney Center. Together TMH and CESC’s talented staff work together to ensure the medical needs of our clients are taken care of.

In 2021, 3,257 individuals were seen in the medical clinic and 9,621 prescriptions were paid for and provided to clients.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims of disaster
Victims of crime and abuse
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client 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 develop return-on-investment analysis., To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • 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

  • 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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Connecting Everyone with Second Chances

Board of directors
as of 09/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rick Kearney

Mainline Information Systems

Term: 2015 - 2022

Rick Kearney

Mainline Information Systems

Russell Rainey

Russell B Rainey, DMD

Tony Grippa

RYZE Claim Solutions

Ken Kniepmann

Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops

Patrick O'Bryant

Messer Caparello, P.A.

Ana Melendez

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Jamal Sowell

Indelible Business Solutions

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 3/23/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/15/2021

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 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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 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 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.