COASTAL BEND WELLNESS FOUNDATION INC

Corpus Christi, TX   |  www.cbwellness.org

Mission

Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation's mission is to enhance health and wellness in the Texas Coastal Bend area through treatment, outreach, education, prevention, and intervention; actively encourage and support mobilization through group and individual advocacy; and leverage resources to support service delivery systems to address community needs.

Ruling year info

1987

CEO

Mr. Bill J Hoelscher

Chief Operating Officer

Mrs. Meredith Grantham

Main address

2882 Holly Road

Corpus Christi, TX 78415 USA

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EIN

74-2429518

NTEE code info

AIDS (G81)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation works to assist those in our community who face health disparities, who often are marginalized, and lack access to equitable care. We address health and wellness needs in a holistic manner, providing access to care for the body, mind and spirit.

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?

HIV Client Services

Provides services for HIV positive people through medical case management and access to ambulatory care, mental health, HIV insurance, co-pays and COBRA, dental treatment, HIV medications, medical transportation, food pantry, emergency financial support, short term and long term housing assistance. Counties served: Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Kenedy, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio

Population(s) Served
People with HIV/AIDS

Community Health Outreach creates a healthier community by promoting self efficacy to reduce ones risk of HIV/STI/Hepatitis through education, testing, and community support. Community Health Outreach also includes Recovery Support Services (RSS). RSS provides a range of short- and long-term coaching services all aimed at helping people with opioid use disorders to initiate and sustain their recovery journey. BWF makes condoms available, accessible, and at no cost to our community. Condom distribution sites ensure that the condoms are available, for free, to anyone who requests them. Community Health Outreach staff distribute harm reduction interventions to modify sexual and drug using risk behaviors. The Red Cord Initiative (RCI) is a prostitution diversion aimed to provide practical, emotional, and social support for those involved in sex work through mobilization and engagement of community partnerships. Staff engage in targeted outreach, comprehensive HIV prevention education, and navigation services to coordinate access and follow-up for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Counties Served: Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio

Population(s) Served
Adults

Youth Programs offers substance abuse prevention programming for various Coastal Bend counties. These services include prevention education curriculum, presentations that educate on substance misuse prevention, alternative activities to foster peer bonding and diversity, and a community coalition geared towards changing environmental norms to ensure healthy messages are sent to young adults. Counties served: Brooks, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Kenedy, Live Oak, Nueces, San Patricio

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Licensed Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Facility, General Mental Health Counseling, Parenting Classes, and Case Management. Counties served: Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Kenedy, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation provides adult primary health care services, focusing on the promotion of health and early diagnosis of common health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. CBWF is a community health and wellness center, providing affordable, quality services. Infectious Disease management of HIV and Hepatitis also available. CBWF also provides pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Mobile Health Center provides confidential care in a comfortable setting, which allows CBWF to provide primary health care through service area. Counties served: Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Kenedy, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Coastal Bend Pride Center provides the resources, tools, staff and physical space to empower its members to achieve health and wellness goals, connect with one another and the broader community, advocate for justice against discrimination and inequality, and promote opportunity in a safe and empowering setting. The Pride Center recognizes intersectional components of identity and supports social justice efforts for all. We celebrate, advocate, educate and eliminate (hate). The Coastal Bend Pride Center is the only LGBTQIA+ community center in all 12 counties of the Coastal Bend of South TX. It provides education, advocacy, social opportunities, support and linkage to resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual community of South Texas.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

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 people living with HIV/AIDS receiving services.

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

People with HIV/AIDS

Related Program

HIV Client Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

HIV/AIDS services include medical treatment, case management, oral health, mental health, access to medications and lab work, transportation, food pantry, emergency financial assistance and housing.

Number of patient visits

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

Adults

Related Program

Health Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Primary health care provided to community, regardless of ability to pay.

Number of people tested for communicable diseases.

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

Adults

Related Program

Community Health Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

No-cost testing provided for HIV, Hepatitis C, and STIs.

Number of people engaged in mental health services.

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

Adults

Related Program

Behavioral Health

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Mental Health services include general counseling, substance misuse case management, and substance abuse outpatient treatment.

Number of youth provided universal prevention services the preclude the onset of the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Youth Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Youth receive evidence based interventions in the classroom setting, to provide education and life skills, which promote healthy and drug-free lifestyles.

Number of LGBT+ people receiving services.

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

LGBTQ people, Adolescents

Related Program

LGBT Pride Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Coastal Bend Pride Center is an internal safe-zone space providing the LGBT+ community with specialized resources, to include youth programs, cultural competency education, and social support.

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.

Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation's goals are to provide health and wellness initiatives in the Texas Coastal Bend: Goal 1: To provide core medical and support services to HIV positive memebers of the community. Goal 2: To provide outreach and prevention services and ot identify those who are infected with HIV/STD/Hepatitis but undiagnosed and get them into treatment as well as reduce the spread of infectious diseases through behavior management. Goal 3: To provide counseling and addiction services through evidence based interventions. Goal 4: To provide prevention education to adolescents who are at-risk of substance abuse and tobacco use and to assist families build core values leading to life long health and wellness.

Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation has a successful history of seeking and receiving funds to provide services to the Texas Coastal Bend, as well as developing new initiatives to improve the lives of those we serve. CBWF provides core and support services to HIV/AIDS clients in the communities we serve. Primary services provided are medical case management, such as medical adherence and financial assistance for ambulatory and pharmaceutical requirements; non-medical case management by providing social support services; disease education through outreach and prevention programs; substance abuse services; and housing. Currently 500 HIV positive people benefit from these services. CBWF does more than just provide services to those who are HIV positive. Our mission is to also provide outreach and prevention services to identify those who are infected but undiagnosed and get them into treatment as well as reduce the spread of HIV and other contagious diseases, such as Hepatitis, through behavior management. Yearly, CBWF provides 2,900 free HIV tests; 1,400 people receive risk reduction education; and 3,600 outreach contacts are made. The re-entry population has been identified as a high risk group in the spread of HIV and STDs, so 210 men are provided with harm reduction techniques and provided HIV testing yearly. CBWF provides substance abuse case management and treatment options at no cost to those seeking help in stopping the abuse of drugs and/or alcohol. 15.3% of HIV positive people are Intravenous Drug Users. 200 people receive no cost substance abuse treatment every year through CBWF programs. CBWF's education program, Project Turnaround, has been providing prevention services for 15 years to adolescents who are at risk for substance abuse and participate in other risky behaviors. The program promotes active participation to enhance factors that protect and bolster the resilience of vulnerable youth, as well as build core values within families. Project Turnaround educates over 15,000 children in the community on substance abuse issues through evidence-based curriculum, prevention presentations, and community events. Services are provided in 16 independent school districts throughout the Coastal Bend. 100 families receive health initiative training and parenting skills to strengthen their resolve to promote physical and emotional health.

Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation has over 30 years of experience in providing services. Based on strong relationships with community service providers, CBWF is able to leverage resources existing in the community to supplement programs rather than supplant. All staff is trained in multiple service areas, making program expansion smooth. CBWF, based on meeting program outcome expectations, has received funding consistently for over 15 years, allowing for uninterrupted services. CBWF is also the only agency providing support services in the area for HIV/AIDS clients.

Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation continues to meet programmatic goals, as set forth in contractual agreements with funders. Long-term goals for the agency is to expand services to meet the growing needs of our community and those citizens that are often disenfranchised. Currently, CBWF's strategic plan encompasses four areas: Leadership & Advocacy, Expansion of Services & Sustainability, Development, and Employee Satisfaction. Leadership & Advocacy: Continuous recruitment of board members that represent the community, including areas that are often disconnected by distance; Development of ongoing training opportunities to educate motivate and prepare current and future leaders and advocates; Increase agency recognition through involvement in community activities; Advocacy for clients, specifically those who have no voices or who are shut out by the main stream. expansion of Services & Sustainability: Substance abuse treatment programs are expanding, including fee based and contractual with state agencies to allow for self supported programs to survive during economic difficulties; Youth education programs are expanding by seeking additional grants, as it is the one area of increase in state funding; Reserve funds through ongoing fundraising and fee-for-service programs allows for continued stability. Development: Community awareness through social media is progressing to allow for greater and widespread support; Strategic grant seeking to allow for diversification of programming; Evaluation of service is ongoing, to allow for strong programs and to remain focused on outcomes. Employee Satisfaction: Continuous work towards employee retention through the development of an Employee Advisory Team, Wellness Programs, and incentive programs; Training opportunities allow for a better informed staff and allows for program development by allowing staff to move seamlessly between programs based on need.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Clients expressed concern with the times we offered certain services. Based on feedback we have expanded access to services on some evenings and weekends.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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

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COASTAL BEND WELLNESS FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 3/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Liana Gonzales

Liana Gonzales Law Firm

Term: 2018 - 2019


Board co-chair

Lee White

Alazan Builders, LLP

Term: 2018 - 2019

Mary Hamilton

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Brad Snyder

Snyder and Associates

Kenny Wood

Burlington's

Robin Carstensen

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Michelle Hunnicutt-Hollenbaugh

Texas A&M university-Corpus Christi

Sherdeana Owens

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Denise DeLaRosa

Community

Jerry Cantu

International Bank of Commerce

Bruce Wilson

MetroMinistries

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? 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 10/16/2020

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/16/2020

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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 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.