Human Services

NEWDAY SERVICES FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES

aka NewDay Services

Fort Worth, TX

Mission

NewDay Services impacts children's lives by empowering their parents to gain the tools they need to redirect their lives. Clients come from the Courts, Child Welfare and Community Agencies. NewDay's goal is to place families on a path to healing. Ultimately, children are at the heart of every NewDay program. “NewDay meets people at the point of their need and walks beside them providing inspiration, vision, practical tools and life coaching." NewDay works throughout North Texas serving clients referred from Child Protective Services in all 19 counties of the Texas CPS Region 3. The major counties being served are Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant encompassing the cities of Dallas, Denton, Plano/McKinney and Fort Worth.

Ruling Year

1998

Principal Officer

Mr. Tommy Jordan

Main Address

6816 Camp Bowie Blvd W, Ste 112 c/o Tommy Jordan

Fort Worth, TX 76116 USA

Keywords

juveniles, fatherhood, child welfare, family finding, mediation

EIN

75-2736992

 Number

8374033284

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Family Services (P40)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

NewDay works to improve the lives of North Texas Children. For mothers/fathers already involved with CPS, this means that their children will be less likely to be placed in foster care or if already removed, the children will be returned to their parent(s) sooner. Children removed from their homes and placed in substitute care have a difficult road ahead. As adults we think a child removed for neglect/abuse ends the crisis, however, for the child, the crisis not only continues, but escalates.

The Healthy Parenting program activities promote economic stability, foster responsible parenting and healthy marriage and co-parenting skills. Programs are designed to teach parents how to become fully engaged in their children's lives, to learn how to remain under control in stressful situations, and to help them regain access to their children with whom they may be disconnected, i.e. placed in substitute care.

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Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Chaplaincy

Families Offering Children Unfailing Support (FOCUS) for Fathers

FOCUS for Mothers

Fatherhood: EFFECT (Educating fathers for empowering children tomorrow.)

Family Services

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of program graduates

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Males,

Parents

Related program

Families Offering Children Unfailing Support (FOCUS) for Fathers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

At least 75% of fathers who begin the program will complete 8 of the 10 classes to graduate.

Number of members from priority population attending training

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Males,

Adults,

Parents

Related program

Families Offering Children Unfailing Support (FOCUS) for Fathers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

75% of NewDay's FOCUS for Fathers/Healthy Parenting program participants will graduate from the 10/13-week course.

Number of participants reporting change in behavior or cessation of activity

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Males,

Adults,

Parents

Related program

Families Offering Children Unfailing Support (FOCUS) for Fathers

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

99% of fathers report changes In their behavior. Fathers report a 54% increase in ability to respond calmly to conflict with the child's mother; A 42% improvement in parenting skills.

Number of clients who self-report increased skills/knowledge after educational program/intervention

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Males,

Adults,

Parents

Related program

Families Offering Children Unfailing Support (FOCUS) for Fathers

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

99% of Fathers report a 50% growth in them learning their fatherhood role. 30% increase in their ability to communicate with and stay connected to their children at various ages.

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

NewDay works under a firm set of values/goals that permeate all service delivery: Children need both their mothers and fathers; fathers care about their children and want to be the best dads they can be; it's never too late to develop a relationship with your children; mothers and fathers parent distinctly and both styles are valuable to children; fathers can only control themselves and not the mother of their child; and fathers need to work in partnership with their child's mother to benefit the child.

Judge Glen Whitley, Tarrant County Commissioners Court, 'We do not believe that the answer to everything is Government. It is collaboration with organizations like yours (NewDay) that makes the difference. What you do for the children but also with the adults is something to be admired and shown as an example not only in this area but really throughout the state and throughout the country... You have proved through your efforts and your determination that it works."

NewDay works to keep families with children united by strengthening their families and increasing responsible mother/father involvement in the lives of their children. We provide services to program participants through a comprehensive relational engagement strategy, using a variety of techniques and resources designed to build on participants' strengths and overcome barriers. The activities promote economic stability, foster responsible parenting and promote healthy marriage and co-parenting skills. NewDay leverages the expertise of culturally competent mentor-navigators to provide mothers/fathers a single point of contact to overcome barriers and navigate services across multiple systems/resources.

In 2016, NewDay delivered services to 1,209 Families, Fathers and 248 Mothers—positively impacting the lives of 6,558 children! We also provided spiritual guidance for 1,215 teens at the Juvenile Detention Center and 208 victims at One Safe Place (domestic violence).

One of our largest and most successful programs is FOCUS for Fathers. In 2016, a comparative analysis of Tarrant County CPS clients referred, but not graduating FOCUS vs Clients referred by CPS who graduated the 10-week class resulted in the findings below.
When completing FOCUS:
• Fathers were 3X less likely to have termination of parental rights.
• Fathers were 4.5X less likely to voluntarily relinquish their parental rights
• Mothers were 2.3X less likely to relinquish parental rights when fathers completed FOCUS

FOCUS for Fathers: Satisfaction rating from survey of caseworkers conducted by CPS at 90%+
At least 65% of fathers who begin the program will complete 8 of the 10 classes to graduate
More than 85% of graduates will indicate the class is “Very Effective".

Fathers report improvement in the follow areas (Pre and Post surveys):
A 50% growth in them learning their fatherhood role
A 40% increase in ability to respond calmly to conflict with child's mother
A 40% increase in their ability to remain under control in stressful situations
A 35% increase in willingness to work peaceably with child's mother A 30% improvement in their parenting skills
A 30% improvement in their ability to communicate with and stay connected to their children at various ages
Fathers who graduate will be 80% better equipped to engage and navigate the CPS and Legal systems

FOCUS for Mothers:
Mothers report improvement in the follow areas (Pre and Post surveys):
A 50% increase in ability to respond calmly to conflict with child's father
A 45% increase in positive attitude toward the child's father
A 40% Increase in knowing their personal strengths as a mother.
A 45% increase in their ability to remain under control in stressful situations

Fatherhood EFFECT:
Program goals and objectives include:
1.) Increase empathy toward children's needs, 2. ) Decrease belief in and use of corporal punishment,
3.) Decrease parent-child role reversal (i.e. parent behaves as if helpless and needy and looks to his own children as though they were adults who could provide parental care and comfort),
4.) Realistic expectations of children's developmental capabilities, and
5.) Strengthen attitudes about children's power and independence (i.e. beliefs about the importance of obedience vs autonomy in children).

In fall 2014, due to NewDay's incredible growth over the last six years, we received a grant from Executives in Action (EIA) 1 to help write a strategic sustainability plan for the organization. A team of five EIA Executives focused on four specific areas: finance & reporting; human resources & organizational development; fund development; and marketing & communications. EIA Project Recommendations included:
• Financial Reporting: Develop projected financial statements through 2016, by quarter, by July 30, 2015. NewDay had not operated in a quarterly rhythm. Budget was prepared in a quarterly rhythm beginning with January 2015. Completed. Improvements for projecting and tracking actual costs, start second quarter 2015 and to be part of standard operating procedures by March 30, 2016. Completed by first quarter 2015.

• Human Resources: Employee Handbook revisions. Various HR policies were re-written to meet recommendations. Due by August 30, 2015. Completed

• Organizational Development: Hire a Director of Development by June 30, 2015. Betsy A. Holland, was hired in mid-march 2015. My goal is to plan and execute multifaceted diversified fundraising initiatives starting in 2015. This will only be possible by raising more non-governmental, general operating streams of revenue. NewDay Services was considered to be in Stage 4 of the nonprofit life cycle, the Governance/Maturity Stage, which looks to management of people and systems.

• Marketing and Communications: Work on a longitudinal study for the FOCUS-fathers program in order to market successfully throughout all 19 counties in CPS Region 3. NewDay has begin the study with the work of this proposed longitudinal study. This specific funding will be used for the work of Texas Women's University PhD candidate, Felicia Murray, who will conduct longitudinal interviews with past participants as part of her dissertation and as part of NewDay's larger research goals.(Partial funding from the Community Foundation of North Texas secured) .

Board Development: Increase number of board members from seven to 11-15 members by June 30, 2017.

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/12/2020

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender Identity
Male, 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: 03/12/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data

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We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
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We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
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We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
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We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
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We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
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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

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We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
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We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
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We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
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We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
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We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
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We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
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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.