BRONZE2023

A Broader Living Experience

aka ABLE   |   San Rafael, CA   |  https://www.broaderliving.org/

Mission

ABLE's mission is to meet the diverse needs of our residents and to provide an environment that empowers them to engage their lives actively and become a part of their community. Our facility provides each resident with active treatment programs -- assertive and organized efforts to enable her/him to reach the fullest developmental capacity. This relational approach involves an integrated, individually tailored program of services to help each resident function with as much independence and self-determination as possible. We are committed to supporting our clients’ health and wellness and enhancing their quality of life.

Ruling year info

1995

Administrator/QIDP/Director

Sam Yates

Main address

25 De Anza Way

San Rafael, CA 94903 USA

Show more contact info

Formerly known as

DeAnza House

EIN

68-0226748

NTEE code info

Independent Housing for People with Disabilities (L24)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2023, 2022 and 2021.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

As a non-profit residential facility for adults with developmental disabilities, ABLE aims to meet the diverse needs of our residents and to provide an environment that empowers them to engage their lives actively and become part of their community. To achieve this goal, ABLE strives to provide each resident with active treatment programs, individually tailored to help each resident with as much independence and self-determination as possible. We enthusiastically encourage innovation in service that reduces restrictiveness of the residential setting and enhances the developmental opportunities for both residents and staff. Finally, we recognize that ABLE House needs to be a space that residents, staff, and the families and friends who support them will always find to be a warm and inviting space they will all proudly call home.

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?

ABLE

ABLE recognizes that every person with a developmental disability is capable of personal growth, development, and learning. We view community integration as an interactive process, which includes community awareness and education. We enthusiastically encourage innovation in service that reduces restrictiveness of the residential setting and enhances the developmental opportunities for both residents and staff.

Our management style is based on team decision making and valuing the needs of each resident, our staff, and management personnel.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

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.

To provide our residents with the best care possible for their individual needs, ABLE aims to attract, train, and support a team of Direct Support Professionals and Medical Professionals who are guided by our Director, Sam Yates.

In addition, ABLE is currently partnering with Dominican University, in particular, its Occupational Therapy and Registered Nursing Programs. Through this partnership DU faculty and students are able to engage with ABLE residents and gain valuable experience, while ABLE residents receive additional support and ABLE staff receive additional training. Based on the success of this partnership, ABLE plans to continue it going forward and find innovative ways to expand the relationship, since it benefits both ABLE and DU.

Finally, we seek to improve the lives of our residents and staff by continuing to making significant investments into ABLE House.

ABLE is actively recruiting more staff and DU students, increasing their training, and finding more ways to support them financially.

In addition, ABLE is establishing an endowment, whose earnings are designated to benefit the ABLE staff.

Finally, ABLE will run targeted campaigns to improve its facility.

ABLE's Director has a strong background in onboarding and training staff. ABLE's partnership with DU also enables it to gain feedback on staff training and make continuous improvements.

ABLE has established two committees -- the Finance Committee and the Community Engagement Committee -- whose members will focus primarily on our fundraising efforts.

In addition, ABLE has hired an experience grant writer to expand our reach in seeking the support of both individual and corporate or foundational donors.

ABLE's Director has created an innovative onboarding program to enable new staff to learn their roles more easily and effectively. Sam has worked closely with DU faculty to improve staff training this past year.

Beyond the establishment of the two committees and the hiring grant writer, ABLE has made significant investments in its staff and facilities, including the renovation of the resident bathroom facilities.

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 identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

A Broader Living Experience
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

A Broader Living Experience

Board of directors
as of 12/09/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

LaVerne Prager

Eve Holguin

Brian Jones

Terry Jones

Marin County Free Library

Dan Kramer

IIE

Kathy Terlicher

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/9/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

No data

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data