ChildSavers - Memorial Child Guidance Clinic

Safeguarding the emotial health of our community's children since 1924.

aka ChildSavers   |   Richmond, VA   |  www.childsavers.org

Mission

ChildSavers guides our community’s children through life’s critical moments with trauma-informed mental health and child development services.

Ruling year info

1952

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. L. Robert Bolling

Main address

200 N. 22nd Street

Richmond, VA 23223 USA

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Formerly known as

Children's Memorial Clinic

Memorial Child Guidance Clinic

EIN

54-0505927

NTEE code info

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Employment Training (J22)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Trauma is widespread across our community. Despite our growth and reach, the need for our services eclipses our capacity. Left untreated, trauma during childhood can set one on a path that leads to dropping out of school, incarceration, chronic diseases, and early death. What happens in the first few years of a child's life determines how they develop and grow. Children need a nurturing foundation before they reach kindergarten to be successful in school and life. Because many children spend the majority of their daytime hours with an adult that is not their parent or guardian, the need for quality care and education continues to grow.

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?

Child Development Services

Child Development Services (CDS) increases the capacity of early childhood education providers. By supporting providers with a broad range of training and professional development, we help them deliver quality programs to children and families. Programs include credentialing, mentoring, and nutrition education. During FY21, we served more than 30,000 children in multiple localities throughout Central Virginia.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Infants and toddlers

Unresolved childhood mental health issues are linked to poor academic performance, high dropout rates, and an increased use of public services later in life. Our professional clinicians are trained in trauma-informed care and use evidence-based tools to work with children and adolescents ages 2 -17. Therapeutic activities are child-centered and goal-oriented, and include play, art, sand tray, and canine-assisted In FY21, we worked with 668 children and provided 12,087 outpatient therapy sessions.

Population(s) Served
Boys
Girls
Adolescents
Children
Preteens
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services - Accreditation 2007

Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services - Accreditation 2019

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 children served

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

Infants and toddlers, Children

Related Program

Child Development Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric represents the number of children served across all programs within Child Development Services Program (CDS), including Child Care Aware, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and VA Quality.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

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

Adults

Related Program

Child Development Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric represents the number of participants attending CDS training sessions.

Number of unduplicated children served across all MHS programs

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Mental Health Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric represents the number of children served in our School-based services, Immediate Response, and Outpatient Therapy programs.

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.

Our fiscal year runs July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. In FY23, we plan to:

- Train 4,000 early childhood educators who could impact 39,500 children.
- Serve 940 children through more than 23,000 therapy sessions.

Through mental health therapy for children and professional development for childcare providers, ChildSavers helps build children's resiliency to trauma and ensures safe spaces are provided to nourish healthy learning for children.

Nearly 100 years ago, ChildSavers was established as the Children's Memorial Clinic in memory of Dr. McGuire Newton, one of Richmond’s first pediatricians. Martha Patteson Bowie (Mrs. Melville C.) Branch connected concerned citizens to create an innovative agency “for the purpose of giving complete physical and mental examinations, free of charge, to all children who may need the same.” We were one of the first ten child guidance clinics in the United States, and the first in the South. As our knowledge grows and the community changes, we adopt new models and best practices to meet the needs of children.

In FY21, we served more than 30,000 children throughout Central Virginia with trauma-informed mental health and child development services.

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?

    ChildSavers serves children, families, and child care providers.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

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

    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 understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.),

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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ChildSavers - Memorial Child Guidance Clinic

Board of directors
as of 07/07/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Ron Carey

Tilt + Creative Production

Term: 2022 - 2024

E. Carlton Wilton

Real Estate Developer

Roger Boeve

Community Volunteer

Judith Pahren

Capital One

Gregory Robins

Robins Foundation

Gregory Hillman

Retired, IBM

J. Read Branch

Davenport

Janine Collins

Willis Towers Watson

Cecily DiPiro

Community Volunteer

Alice Fruth

Community Volunteer

Christine Hales

Capital One

Melissa Mielke

Astyra Corp

Ke'Andra Evans

Richmond Public Schools

Melissa Nelson

Pediatrician

Anke Jackson

Community Volunteer

Deborah Valentine

Community Volunteer

Thomas Watson

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Cyril Coombs

Community Volunteer

Marian Branch

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D. Glenn Harris

Markel

James Jernigan

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Lisa Kochuba

Colonial Heights Public Schools

Joan Zantzinger

Community Volunteer

Jamie Bruno

Williams Mullen

Richie Henry

Markel

Stuart Blain

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Curtis Pulliam, Jr.

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Gail Johnson

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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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/28/2021

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
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/07/2022

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Data
  • 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 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.