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CHILDREN IN CRISIS INC

Providing Homes... Keeping Brothers and Sisters together

aka Children in Crisis, Inc.   |   Fort Walton Beach, FL   |  www.childrenincrisisfl.org

Mission

Children in Crisis is a local, non-profit charity committed to “Providing Homes…Keeping Brothers and Sister Together.” Children in Crisis, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of caring people, working together to provide homes and keep brothers and sisters together. We give a home to the abused, neglected, and abandoned children of our community. Before Children in Crisis, there was no Emergency Shelter in Circuit One (which includes Okaloosa, Walton, Escambia, and Santa Rosa Counties in Northwest Florida) for young children removed from an unsafe environment on short notice. Without CIC and the stability it brings, many foster children would be moved from home to home, some as many as ten times per year. We have given a safe, loving home to over 995 children

Ruling year info

2005

President and CEO

Mr. Kevin Maloney

Main address

1000 Luke's Way

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 USA

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EIN

65-1196220

NTEE code info

Foster Care (P32)

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Our programs

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Children in Crisis, Inc

Children in Crisis, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of caring people, working together to provide homes and keeping brothers and sisters together. We give a home to the abused, neglected, and abandoned children.
Before Children in Crisis, there was no Emergency Shelter in Circuit One (which includes Okaloosa, Walton, Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties in Northwest Florida) for young children removed from an unsafe environment on short notice.
Without CIC and the stability it brings, many foster children would be moved from home to home, some as many as ten times per year. The Children’s Neighborhood provides a home to an average of 100 children per year. Since opening our doors in 2008, CIC has been called “home” by over 950 children. Providing these children with 123,857 days and nights of a safe, loving environment to grow and thrive.
At The Children’s Neighborhood, sibling separation is minimized and it is our priority to keep brothers and sisters together. Our neighborhood is growing, our campus is now built up of an Emergency Shelter, five-family foster homes and Opportunity Home, with 8-studio apartments for the young adults that age out of Foster Care. In addition, we have a clubhouse and Administrative Offices. Your commitment to helping sustain operations of the Children’s Neighborhood is vital to our success. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of hundreds of children.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Students

Where we work

Our results

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Days of Care

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Goal #1: Sustainment Funding

Secure adequate funding to sustain operations of The Children’s Neighborhood and the CIC operations budget to support our mission, vision, goals and objectives

Goal #2: Continue implementation of Phase II of the CIC Construction Plan

Continue implementation of Phase II of the CIC Construction Plan with next home when construction and sustainment funds are secure.

Goal #3: Operations Excellence

Deliver and maintain quality in all CIC residential programs.

Goal #1: Sustainment Funding
Increase membership in the Kids Club, Godparents, and Guardian Angel programs.
Conduct Change for Children Campaign in Okaloosa and Walton counties and increase funding.
Host Annual CIC Golf Tournament in Spring and increase participation
Continue to increase the awareness and relationship with the Faith Community
Increase the size and impact of the Faith Community Committee
Develop partnerships with faith organizations
Institute special or designated offerings
Expand support in Walton county
Expand support in Santa Rosa county
Develop support in Escambia county
Participate in community events
Emerald Coast Foundation—August
Sugar Sands Charity Golf Classic—October
Participate in United Way Campaign:
In Okaloosa and Walton Counties
Florida United Way
Participate in Combined Federal Campaign
Establish new community fundraising partnerships
Increase grant research, applications submitted and revenue
Increase personal contact with potential donors
Encourage local businesses to get involved and conduct fundraising events
Develop a marketing plan for Santa Rosa county
Develop a marketing plan for Walton county

Goal #2: Continue implementation of Phase II of the CIC Construction Plan
Secure funding to build the next family foster home
Verify sustainment funds are available for an additional home in the operations budget
Secure a placement contract with Families First Network
Research utilization potential for home
Research trends in foster care
Consider Legislative efforts and lobbyist options

Goal #3: Operations Excellence
Maintain positive quarterly reports from DCF/FFN
Maintain an 85% favorable score on all exit interviews
Maintain high educational standards
Develop pre/post educational reading assessment, (Gates - MacGinitie Test or individual informal reading inventory)
Track student achievement
Track hours of tutoring
Quantify goal achievement in Transitional Living Program
Educational assessment
School/educational goals
Life goal achievement
Budget/money management

Financials

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CHILDREN IN CRISIS INC

Board of directors
as of 01/17/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Hu Ross

Bo Arnold

CIC's Past Chairman

Carolyn Chesser

Sharilyn Darnell

CIC's Past Chairman

Bonnie Hall

CIC's Vice Chairman

Betty Hefner

Kitty Johnson

CIC's Past Chairman

Dr. June Linke

Don Litke

CIC's Past Chairman

Hu Ross

CIC's Chairman

MaryJane Ross

Lucie Wade

Jennifer McDaniel

Secretary

Dick Schoditsch

Treasurer

Van Fuller

Tawanda Brown

NWFSC Representative

Tracy Mank

Allie Noah

Charlie Nix

Tracy Poe

Kalah Porter

Rusty Anchors

Mel Caswell

Shawna Crist

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/17/2024

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/29/2023

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Data
  • 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 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.
  • 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.