EASTERSEALS-GOODWILL NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN INC

aka Easterseals-Goodwill   |   Great Falls, MT   |  www.esgw.org

Mission

Easterseals-Goodwill creates opportunities that change lives in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Utah through workforce development, disability, clinical and children's services. Goodwill stores provide paid employment experiences for individuals from all walks of life, and related programs help people with disabilities and other barriers find and keep jobs. Adults with disabilities in Great Falls, MT and Sheridan, WY develop skills to live as independently as possible through day and residential programs. Children with disabilities in Provo, UT receive early intervention services. Teens and young adults with autism in Utah receive workplace/education preparation services. Clinical services in southwest Idaho and central Montana help adults with specialized health care needs.

Ruling year info

1949

President/CEO

Michelle Belknap

Main address

PO Box 2509

Great Falls, MT 59403 USA

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Formerly known as

Northern Rocky Mountain Easter Seal Society, Inc.

Easter Seal Society-Goodwill Industries of Montana, Inc.

The Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults of Montana

Montana Society for Crippled Children and Adults

Montana Society for Crippled Children

Montana Chapter of the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Inc.

EIN

81-0232125

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Easterseals-Goodwill is addressing the needs of underserved populations to live as independently as possible with dignity and respect. Adults with disabilities, children with disabilities, young adults with high functioning autism, adults with barriers to sustainable employment, and adults with specialized medical needs are among those we serve.

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?

Workforce Development Services

To help adults gain independence through employment, job training and workforce development services through our Goodwill stores, Senior Community Service and Employment Program (SCSEP), and other programs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

To provide early intervention, autism services, pediatric therapy and various enhancement programs to children, teens and young adults.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Infants and toddlers

Adults with development and physical disabilities in Great Falls, Montana and Sheridan, Wyoming develop skills to live as independently as possible through day and residential programs.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

Provide adult day services, home care, hospice, behavioral health and other specialized clinical needs

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Substance abusers

Where we work

Accreditations

CARF 2019

Affiliations & memberships

CARF 2019

Montana Nonprofit Association 2019

Idaho Nonprofit Center 2019

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

We envision a world where, regardless of their resources, everyone has access to care, skills, and support they need.

Easterseals-Goodwill will:
• Provide employment and job training opportunities in Goodwill retail stores and warehouse operations in Montana, southern Idaho and Utah.

• Increase the number of people served, with a focus on disability, workforce development, and clinical services.

• Continue to improve upon services already provided in children's services, disability services, clinical services and workforce development programs in Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Idaho.

Easterseals-Goodwill has several key strategies to achieve our goals that have proven successful in the past, and which we will continue to develop in the future:

Partnerships with two strong national nonprofit organizations: Our dual affiliation with Easterseals Inc. and Goodwill Industries International assures expert consultation, knowledge sharing, and training on how to implement sustainable and evidence-based service delivery throughout our four-state organization. These affiliations provide access to leading edge research on the effectiveness of promising practices. Easterseals, Inc. is the nation's largest provider of services to people with disabilities. Goodwill Industries International is a leader in workforce development programs with more than 100 years' experience assisting people with disabilities and disadvantages to move from poverty to self-sufficiency. Both of these organizations have strong brand presence and are recognized as "trusted experts" by community leaders, stakeholders, donors and the people who receive our services.

Strong Leadership and Staff: To make our vision a reality, Easterseals-Goodwill leadership staff is comprised of seasoned professionals that lead programs, identify unmet and emerging needs, and collaborate with businesses, government agencies, other nonprofits organizations and community partners. We intend to continue to recruit and retain outstanding employees at all levels within the organization.

Utilizing best practices: Easterseals-Goodwill will continue to use industry best practices to meet our organization's goals. A robust business intelligence program will enhance our decision making. Internal check-points will ensure we are providing exceptional services to some of the vulnerable people in our communities, such as adults with significant developmental disabilities.

Partnerships with government, businesses, foundations, and individuals to provide funding for disability services and supports: Easterseals-Goodwill leverages its resources to provide effective programs and services to develop a strong base of support. Through public-private partnerships, our organization delivers on its promise to change lives by providing opportunities for people to become more independent and contribute to their communities.

Strong base of support in our community: Through our Goodwill stores, we provide second homes for hundreds of thousands of affordably-priced items that are donated by and then purchased from individuals each year—all while providing employment opportunities to hundreds of people. This provides us with a broad base of community support and a strong revenue source, helping to ensure financial stability and ability to provide high quality services to people in need.

For over 70 years, Easterseals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain Inc. has been providing services in the intermountain west.

We currently operate 23 Goodwill stores, outlets, and warehouses in Montana, Utah, and Southern Idaho to provide job training and work opportunities for people of all abilities. We employ individuals from all walks of life including adults with disabilities, refugees and English language learners, young adults seeking first time work, and older adults who have been out of the workforce. Our managers and supervisors have the skills and training to provide coaching and guidance, helping each person achieve both team and individual goals.

Diverse programs are offered across the four states of Montana, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming in service centers and via in-home and community-based programs. Our programs focus on workforce development, disability, clinical and children's services. These services promote the independence of our participants, treating each person with dignity and respect. Recognizing that each community is unique, services are designed to meet local needs.

Volunteer leaders, who serve as board members to Easterseals-Goodwill, are dedicated to providing services and support for people living with disabilities and disadvantages in their communities. A respected advocate for people we serve, Easterseals-Goodwill works with other nonprofits and provider organizations to advise policy makers and assure that legislation and funding provide for the needs of people living with disabilities and those struggling to emerge from poverty into self-sufficiency.

With diverse funding for programs and services derived from Goodwill store revenues, government, corporations, foundations and individuals, Easterseals-Goodwill is a stable, strong organization that is positioned to provide outstanding services to people in need for decades to come.

With a broad mission to create opportunities that change lives, there are several areas where Easterseals-Goodwill has accomplished many goals, and will continue to improve upon these accomplishments. For example:

• We were successful at partnering with other key entities and individuals to pass “Brandon's Bill" in Montana which requires health insurance companies to cover children's autism interventions. Easterseals-Goodwill continues to advocate for public policy and funding on the state and federal level, so children and adults living with disabilities and disadvantages and their families receive essential services and supports.

• Every year in the U.S. we fail to identify more than a million young children with disabilities and developmental delays. Too many kids don't get needed early developmental services when they can most benefit; many never catch up. Our early intervention program in Provo, Utah continues to bridge that gap in these communities.

• Adults with barriers to employment continue to need help to find and keep jobs. These include older adults, adults with minimal education or job skills, individuals with scattered work histories, adults with felony records, those with limited English and/or limited reading and writing skills, and adults with disabilities. Our behavioral health program in southwest Idaho helps adults in the correction system get mental health and substance abuse treatment needed to be gainfully employed. We provide SCSEP in Utah, Montana, and Idaho for low-income older adults who need paid work experience and skills training prior to finding sustainable employment. Our disability program in Great Falls, Montana finds community-based employment for adults with disabilities. Goodwill stores offer job experience and skills trainings for individuals from all walks of life.

• An increasing number adults with developmental and other disabilities who qualify for vital day habilitation, housing and vocational services are languishing for months and even years on long waiting lists, due to state and federal budget cuts. While they wait, many lose skills and abilities already achieved due to isolation and lack of learning and social opportunities. Easterseals-Goodwill provides services in Great Falls, Montana and Sheridan, Wyoming help ensure these individuals' needs are met. We also advocate for individuals with development disabilities at the state and national level, so that they receive the services they need no matter where they live.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email, other,

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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EASTERSEALS-GOODWILL NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN INC

Board of directors
as of 2/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Koga

Greg Goins

Laura Goldhahn

Scott Wilson

Steve Baggerly

Stella Ossello Burke

Cara Piccono

Tausha Stoll

Scott Knutson

Erin Furr

Scott Wilson

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 02/17/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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