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DREAMS WITH WINGS INC

Everyone has something to contribute to society.

Louisville, KY   |  www.dreamswithwings.org

Mission

To empower individuals with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities and autism as they recognize their strengths, contribute to their community and pursue their dreams.

Notes from the nonprofit

While many agencies are still struggling after major loss of revenue during 2021 and strict government regulation in the post pandemic world, Dreams With Wings has been creative in it's plans to serve those with intellectual and developmental challenges. We are back to in person services, but have kept some virtual aspects to allow more people to participate while they are at home. Dreams With Wings is extremely proud of our staffs commitment and creativity in keeping clients engaged and look forward to a future of growth and continued service.

Ruling year info

2000

Executive Director

Jenifer Frommeyer

Main address

1579 Bardstown Rd

Louisville, KY 40205 USA

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EIN

61-1371540

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Adult Day Care (P71)

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

People with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities and autism need services to allow them to pursue goals many of us take for granted. A meaningful day, including activities, volunteering and socializing is critical to self worth and independence. Dreams With Wings provides the services to allow these individuals to recognize their strengths, contribute to their community and pursue their dreams.

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?

Therapies

Behavioral, Occupational and speech and language therapies provided.

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

Monday thru Friday our Adult Day Program is open for individuals to come and enjoy the day. We have programs in art and music. There are outings to community events and places. We have volunteer opportunities and much more for our clients to be involved in our city.

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

Expanding opportunities for teens to develop social and independent learning skills, leading to inclusion and a higher quality of life for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
People with intellectual disabilities

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity 2022

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 goal is to socialize and strengthen individuals with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities and autism. Therapies such as behavioral, speech and occupational enhance their daily lives. Social skills building for young teens assure greater independence into adulthood. Residential services allow people to live in a home with others and not be institutionalized. Volunteer opportunities allow those with disabilities to contribute to their community. An Adult Day Program allows for socialization and enjoyment of activities.

Our goal is to socialize and strengthen individuals with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities and autism. Therapies such as behavioral, speech and occupational enhance their daily lives. Social skills building for young teens assure greater independence into adulthood. Residential services allow people to live in a home with others and not be institutionalized. Volunteer opportunities allow those with disabilities to contribute to their community. An Adult Day Program allows for socialization and enjoyment of activities.
Every service and program we have is developed with person centered supports. People can choose how they want to pursue their dreams and our job is to give them all the tools needed to succeed.

Our dedicated staff uses person centered supports to meet each person and their capabilities where they are. Our staff is trained in every aspect of care, including behavior supports and nutrition.
90% of our income is government based medicaid payments, but we strive to expand and serve as many as possible by utilizing donor best practices and having on-going fundraisers to allow for a successful budget.
We are financially stable, making our current priority recruiting and staffing which is an ongoing challenge for all agencies.
We have expanded our recruitment efforts and looked at new platforms for hiring in order to address this challenge.

Dreams With Wings programs and services have grown each year or are in great demand shown by waiting lists for every program from residential to the adult day program.

We have expanded the summer camps for children, teens and young adults into a Teen Education Program in 2019. This in demand resource for independent living skills for teens has been funded and formed to allow this under served population to thrive in their community and families.

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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, 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 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 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 share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • 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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DREAMS WITH WINGS INC

Board of directors
as of 05/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Donna Schneiter

Mitzi Wyrick

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

Sean Downing

Paylocity

Debby Sexton

UPS

Joe Ammerman

David Harris

Kentucky State

Michael Sauer

Mike Marra

Paycor

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? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/22/2023

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/22/2022

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 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.