Foster Care in the US, Inc.

Helping Youth Succeed One Day At A Time

Evansville, IN   |  https://fostercareintheus.org

Mission

Increase the successful outcomes of youth transitioning from foster care

Ruling year info

2019

President

Ms. Jessica L Angelique

Main address

8114 Burch Park Drive

Evansville, IN 47725 USA

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EIN

81-2828971

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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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?

Exits To Success

ETS is our all-encompassing, 1-3 year Permanent SUpportive Housing Program. Youth within the program receive: Dedicated Case Management Services, Permanent Supportive Housing, Life Skills Education/Training, Mentoring, Mental Health Services, Medical/Dental/Vision Services, Transportation and Job Skills Education/Training

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Social and economic status
Men and boys
Women and girls

EOTO (Each One Teach One) University is the mentoring arm of the organization and pairs youth with a mentor who work with youth on day to day activities, transportation, advice, help and assistance.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The population that we serve lives at, or below, the poverty level line in the United States. We serve homeless and transitional foster care youth and young adults 18-27.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email, Youth Advisory Board,

  • 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We recently changed how we conduct client services and changed from virtual to in-person as most clients stated that they needed the face-to-face interaction and responded better to services

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Clients feel more accountable and better able to achieve their goals when they can meet face-to-face. The relationship is better, because we are receiving more referrals from current clients for new clients.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Foster Care in the US, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Jennie Illingworth

Jennie Illingworth

Nelly's

Maria McClure

UBER

Sarah Wolf

Director House of Bread & Peace Homeless Shelter

Josh Fee

Owner of Fee Construction

Joshua Case

Director of HOPE of Evansville, IN

Jodi Keen

Special Publications Editor for Messenger Inquirer

Mandy Fee

Evansville, IN Foster Parent

Paula Ralph

Evansville, IN Foster Parent

Robert Ralph

Vanderburgh County Fire Fighter

Madeline Smith

Senior Tax Associate at Harding, Schymanski PSC

Claire Meyer

Administrative Assistant

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 11/17/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/17/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 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.