Vogel Alcove

Rewiring Brains, Repairing Hearts, Restoring Families

aka Vogel Alcove   |   Dallas, TX   |  https://vogelalcove.org

Mission

Vogel Alcove's mission is to help young children and their families overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness.

Ruling year info

1987

President/CEO

Ms. Karen R. Hughes

Main address

PO Box 150948

Dallas, TX 75315 USA

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Formerly known as

Dallas Jewish Coalition

EIN

75-2133827

NTEE code info

Child Day Care (P33)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

More than 4,000 children in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolitan area go to sleep each night without a home of their own. Our mission is to help young children and their families overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness. It is vision that every child in our community has a home, a self-sufficient family and a foundation for success in school and life.

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?

Therapeutic Early Childhood Program

Our early childhood program serves children ages 6 weeks – age 5, in 14 classrooms serving infants, toddlers, and preschool children. Our total enrollment capacity is 134, and last year (2021) we served a total of 157 children. The program is open, Monday -Friday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm.

The curriculum we utilize integrates Conscious Discipline, which is an evidence-based and researched-backed approach to classroom structure and behavior management. This methodology informs how we provide trauma-informed care and how we emphasize social and emotional learning in our classrooms.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Children thrive when families thrive. Our Family Support Department’s goal is to help create healthy, self-sufficient families. Our licensed master social workers help families address their most immediate needs—from food, clothing, and diapers to crisis intervention, mental health support, housing, and employment.

Parents and their social workers work together to set goals and develop a plan to reach their idea of self-sufficiency, including enrolling them in GED or ESL classes or referring them to job training programs.

Vogel Alcove's Parent Opportunity Center (POC) provides Job Ready Training, Career Ready Training, and Networking/Support activities. The POC has a full computer lab and resource center that parents use to work on resumes, take online classes, or look for jobs. Regular workshops are conducted on parenting strategies, financial literacy, and budgeting, as well as peer-support group sessions to connect families with each other for development of a support system.

Population(s) Served

From June – August, Vogel Alcove offers a comprehensive and therapeutic summer camp program (Camp Vogel) for the older siblings of the children we serve. These children (Kindergarten – 8th grade) participate in a full-day camp that provides a wide range of activities, including arts/crafts, swimming lessons, field trips, outdoor adventures, sports, social/emotional programming, and activities to keep reading and math skills sharp during the summer months.

Population(s) Served

Vogel Alcove's health clinic is staffed by a licensed pediatric nurse practitioner. In addition to providing first-aid, our nurse oversees medication management, consults with parents, and makes recommendations for specialized care when necessary. Our nurse also ensures that all children in our care receive well-child or well-baby exams.

We partner with Children’s Health and Parkland Hospital through the Homeless Outreach Medical Services (HOMES) program to provide routine, onsite medical and dental care for the entire family. Our team of contract developmental therapists includes physical, speech, and occupational therapists who work with our young children to make sure they meet their developmental milestones.

Population(s) Served

Behavioral health care services are a critical part of providing trauma-informed care for families striving to overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness.

Vogel Alcove launched our mental health care program in 2019 to meet the needs of our families who lack access to consistent, free behavioral health care services.

Since that time, we have grown to providing therapy services to 93 individuals during our 2021 fiscal year (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021) As part of the family intake process, we have implemented a screening tool called Connected Minds that every parent may complete using a tablet or their cell phone. Our social workers recommend parents schedule visits to our in-house therapists as needed. The program is evolving to meet our families' needs. We now offer one-on-one therapy for older siblings and immediate family members. This year we have hired a fulltime onsite adult therapist and we contract with 6 licensed therapists.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 2022

Awards

Nonprofit of the Year 2019

D Magazine

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 students who exhibit kindergarten readiness

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Therapeutic Early Childhood Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of individuals who receive individual (one on one) therapy services from July 1, 2021 - July 1, 2022.

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

Children and youth, People of African descent, People of Latin American descent, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Behavioral and Mental Health Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Programming for Vogel Alcove's one-on-one therapy services commenced in our 2020 Fiscal Year.

Total children/families served by Vogel Alcove.

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

Children and youth, People of African descent, People of Latin American descent, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Therapeutic Early Childhood Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted our ability to serve more families and children with our services beginning in 2020. However, we continued operations throughout these challenging years.

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.

Vogel Alcove is aiming to accomplish the following overall indicators of success with our work:

(1) All Children attending Vogel Alcove will function at the appropriate social/emotional stage of development; (2) Improved behavior outcomes for children identified as experiencing challenging behaviors; (3) Provide psychotherapeutic treatment for children and adults through the onsite Vogel Alcove mental health care clinic; AND (4) Increased family stability.

To accomplish these goals, we measure our success with screenings, questionnaires, and benchmarking for all of the children and families enrolled in our programs. Vogel Alcove families are screened by our licensed master social workers using the Self-Sufficiency Matrix (Snohomish County Self-Sufficiency Taskforce, 2004) at the time of program enrollment, with quarterly follow-up screenings during that month's one-on-one case management services meeting. Its key outcome scales, including Career Resilency/Training, Education, Employment Stability, and Income, contain five anchored points ranging from "In Crisis" to "Thriving."

All children receive a baseline screening within 45 days of entering Vogel Alcove from a licensed professional using Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ). Children are then assessed three times yearly using the E-LAP (0-3-year olds) or LAP-3 (3-4 year-olds). Data collection deadlines are November, February, and May. The CIRCLE Assessment is performed semi-annually to screen and monitor Pre-K4 children's learning in order to determine kindergarten readiness. Baselines are conducted in September/October, with final assessments completed in May. All children are also screen for social-emotional growth using the Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2) to determine whether they need one-on-one behavioral health services with one of our licensed child therapists.

Vogel Alcove is the only organization in the Greater Dallas metropolitan area that provides free, high-quality, early childhood care, along with comprehensive wraparound services to families struggling with homelessness. For 35 years, Vogel Alcove has been known as a safe and nurturing childhood learning center for homeless children while parents work and go to school to rebuild their lives. In fact, more than 17,000 homeless children have benefited from the agency's childcare services since Vogel Alcove's founding in 1987. Because of our efforts, we are now (in 2022) among only 5% of early childhood learning centers nationwide to have achieved National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation. NAEYC's rigorous standards offer parents the assurance that approved programs provide high-quality education in a safe and healthy environment. We also partner with Head Start of Greater Dallas and the Dallas Independent School District (DISD).

During our most recent fiscal year (2021) Vogel Alcove provided services to 191 children and 136 families.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Vogel Alcove

Board of directors
as of 05/20/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Scott Wilson

Staubach Capital

Term: 2015 - 2022


Board co-chair

Ms. Ann Marie Painter

Perkins Coie, LLP

Term: 2004 - 2022

John Wander

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Alice Barnett

Suzie Bovine

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Susan Hirsch

Alan Perkins

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Sandra Wells

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Scott Wilson

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Perry Kaufman

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Geoff Bailey

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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 3/7/2022

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
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/15/2022

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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.
  • 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.