Children & Families First

Children & Families First...it's not just our name...it's our promise.

Wilmington, DE   |  www.cffde.org

Mission

Children & Families First helps children facing adversity on their journey to adulthood. We use proven methods to help families raise their children so they can flourish.

Ruling year info

1938

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Kirsten Olson

Main address

809 N Washington St

Wilmington, DE 19801-1509 USA

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Formerly known as

Associated Charities

Children's Bureau of Delaware

Associated Charities becomes Family Society

Family Society becomes Family Service of Northern Delaware

Family Service of Northern Delaware and Children's Bureau merge into: Family and Children Services of Delaware

Family and Children Services merge with Tournabout Counseling of Kent and Sussex Counties

Family and Children Services changes its name to Children & Families First

EIN

51-0065731

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling (P46)

Family Services (P40)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Healthy Babies

Work to prevent child abuse and neglect while ensuring children lead healthy, safe lives.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Infants and toddlers

Strengthens families by teaching specific skills to people who are parenting as well as providing trained foster and adoptive homes.

Population(s) Served
Families

Provide programs that ensure the quality of early care and education programs in Delaware

Population(s) Served
Caregivers

Helping teens make healthy choices -- through education, individual medical counseling and family counseling for teens with juvenile justice involvement, truancy, and family conflict.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

CFF offers school-based trauma intervention programs for children ages 5-18 who have been exposed to stressful and traumatic events.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA) 2013

Affiliations & memberships

National Alliance of Children and Families 2014

United Way Member Agency 2014

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Financials

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Operations

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

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Children & Families First

Board of directors
as of 5/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

James Klabe, Jr.

Sandra Autman

Community Member

Don Brown

Community Member

P. Clarkson Collins, Jr., Esq.

Morris James LLP

Gayle Dillman

Community Member

Peter Hazen

Radian Group, Inc.

Nancy Karibjanian

University of Delaware

James Klabe, Jr.

M & T Bank

Ellen Levin

Community Member

Anthony Lewis

Community Member

Paul McCommons

M & T Bank

Shauna McIntosh, M.D.

Women to Women

Heather O'Connell

Wilmington University

Barbara Ridgely, Ed.D.

Community Member

Kim Robbins

Hometown Drugs

Janice Tigani, Esq.

Department of Justice, Deputy Attorney General

Casey McCabe

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N. Christopher Griffiths, Esq.

Connolly Gallagher, LLP

Gina Schoenberg, Esq.

Department of Justice, Deputy Attorney General

William Britton

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Tamara DeFer

Community Member

Ranie Good

Strategic Goods

Carrie Kehner

Community Member

Katy Connolly

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Josh Kelso

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Nicole Magnusson

Point to Point Wealth Planning

John Pierson, III

New Catle County Police

Jeffrey Sills

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Dave Sweeney

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Mary Borger

WBOC (Draper Holdings)

J. Bowlsbey

JPMorgan Chase

Sherry Brilliant

Community Member

Joshua Bushweller

DE State Police Troop 3

William Collick

Cape Henlopen High School

John Collins

Red Flag Consulting

Thomas Collins, Esq.

Morris James LLP

James McMackin, Esq.

Morris James LLP

Evan Park

University of Delaware

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? 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