CALVARY HOME FOR CHILDREN

Help, Hope, Hope

Anderson, SC   |  www.calvaryhome.org

Mission

Calvary Home provides help, hope, and home to abused and neglected children. Our vision is to build an exceptional community of nurturing homes for displaced children in the Upstate through our campus. We strive for every child to be nurtured in a welcoming, reliable, and Christ-centered home and be united with their family as a more physically, emotionally, and academically stable individual.

Ruling year info

1998

Executive Director/Pastor

Greg Skipper

Main address

110 Calvary Home Cir

Anderson, SC 29621 USA

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EIN

57-1068943

NTEE code info

Residential, Custodial Care (Group Home) (P70)

Foster Care (P32)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Calvary Home for Children provides help, hope, and home to children who have experienced abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment. Often the children we serve have experienced extreme trauma, deplorable living conditions, and drug exposure due to generational cycles of weakened family structure. Through the Calvary Home cottages, staffed by full-time foster parents, Calvary Home seeks to provide a home where sibling groups of multiple ages and genders can live together under one roof while their birth parents seek stable housing and work, and complete their treatment plan with the Department of Social Services (DSS). For children who are unable to reunited with their birth parents, Calvary Home provides a home and family structure until the child is adopted or reaches independence.

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?

Calvary Home Cottages

Calvary Home Cottages is a residential program serving up to 24 children at a time. Calvary Home has 3 ranch style cottages, each with full-time "Mom and Dad" who care for 6-8 children. Every house has its own personality to contribute to our foster neighborhood. Foster parents spend countless hours working with each child's emotional health, spiritual development, education, and after-school activities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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.

Number of youth who demonstrate that their school attendance has improved

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Calvary Home Cottages

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Many children who enter the foster care system struggle with school attendance due to family instability. During their time at Calvary Home, school attendance stabilizes for each student.

Number of individuals who are receiving timely health/dental exams

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Calvary Home Cottages

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Foster parents ensure that each child has yearly medical, vision, and dental appointments in addition to appointments made when issues arise.

Number of foster youth living with siblings

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Calvary Home Cottages

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Calvary Home Cottages

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Estimated dollar value of clothing and household goods donations

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

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

In 2019 Calvary Home tracked the dollar value of physical donations that were given to Calvary Home.

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.

The mission of Calvary Home for Children is to provide help, hope, and home to abused and neglected children in Upstate South Carolina. In completing our mission, Calvary Home nurtures every child physically, emotionally, academically, and spiritually, so they can break the generational cycle of abuse, neglect, and instability.

Calvary Home hires full-time sets of foster parents to provide loving structure, routine, and consistency for the children in their home. By living full time at Calvary Home, foster parents are able to create a family atmosphere and comradery among the various children and sibling groups. All full-time staff members attend training throughout the year to grow in their knowledge and practice of caring for children who have experienced trauma.
Calvary Home strives to keep life in foster care as normal as possible. Children are encouraged to participate in sports, band, chorus, and other extra-curricular activities. Additionally, Calvary Home also provides Math and English tutoring throughout the school year and summer, life skills training, and counseling.
As part of its program, Calvary Home staff members collaborate to create care plans for each child, and these care plans are reviewed every six months. These plans ensure needed areas of change are addressed, and progress is being made. Calvary Home also conducts yearly life skills assessments for children over 13 to gauge the child’s readiness to enter the world, and what gaps need to be addressed.
Finally, by utilizing volunteer groups to help maintain the beauty of our campus, we are able to redirect funding that would go towards campus maintenance and upkeep to program activities for the children.

Calvary Home has been blessed immensely with the resources for achieving its goals. These resources include:

- 9 dedicated full time staff members
- 5 foster families who have a combined 50 years of experience
- A beautiful 22-acre campus that is home to:
o 5 Foster Homes
o A Vocational Arts Center
o An Administration/Resource Office
o A Solar Field
o Room to grow!
- Community support that includes individuals, churches, businesses, and foundations who unite to provide the funds needed to keep
Calvary Home’s doors open.
- Trauma Informed Training
- Collaboration with the Department of Social Services

- In 20 years, Calvary Home has constructed 5 houses, with plans to construct another 4. Currently Calvary Home can provide homes for up to 28 children. When campus is complete, the capacity will be raised to 48 children.
- In 2019, Calvary Home was able to provide home for 11 sibling groups (2 or more children from the same family) on our campus. In 10 of these cases, all of the siblings were able to reside in the same cottage.
- Academic Success:
o In the 2017-2018 School Year, for children who were able to take both the Fall MAP Test and the Spring MAP test, 80% showed
improvement in reading, and 100% showed improvement in math.
o 100% of high schoolers earned all the academic credits they attempted and were promoted to the next grade.
o 100% of middle schoolers were promoted to the next grade
o 60% of elementary schoolers were promoted to the next grade
- 75% of the children who were discharged from Calvary Home between 2017 and 2019 were either reunited with their family or kin, or went to an adoptive home.

Financials

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Operations

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

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CALVARY HOME FOR CHILDREN

Board of directors
as of 7/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Dave Baker

Palmetto Leadership Center

Term: 2018 - 2018

Scott Clark

PlanFirst

Brandon Cox

United Capital

Dexter Williams

Daniel Builders

Clay Wickiser

Wickiser Physical Medicine

Dave Baker

Palmetto Leadership Center

Gail Walters

Mary Wallner

Retired Elementary Educator

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? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/28/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data