CHAOTIC SPYDER FOUNDATION

untangling the web of childhood ptsd

Edison, NJ   |  www.chaoticspyder.com

Mission

Chaotic Spyder provides resources for kids having Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to enable them to re-gain their childhood. The specific objectives and purpose of this organization shall be: to provide information about childhood PTSD for parents and adults; to provide information about childhood PTSD for siblings and children directly affected with the disorder ; to provide service dogs to children affected with PTSD when appropriate; to provide scholarship for treatment to families affected by childhood PTSD; to sponsor, host and/or participate in events and activities that promote the health and well-being of families affected by childhood PTSD.

Ruling year info

2017

Founder

Liam Klein

Main address

1789 Route 27 #134

Edison, NJ 08817 USA

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EIN

81-4568634

NTEE code info

Victims' Services (P62)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (F12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Chaotic Spyder Foundation is dedicated to providing service dogs to children living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) regardless of ability to pay. We rescue dogs from high-kill shelters to be trained and placed with youngsters who will benefit from the companionship and understanding of their highly qualified friend. Dogs that do not meet the rigorous standards to become service animals are placed by us in loving forever homes. In this way, we benefit children and dogs!

Our programs

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

Education

When a child is diagnosed with PTSD information about the disorder and how it affects children is not easily found. Chaotic Spyder Foundation wants to be a one stop location for families to find out about the disorder, what to expect, what treatments are available, and how they can help their loved one.

Population(s) Served

Chaotic Spyder knows how much animals can impact our lives and how vital service dogs can be for some children suffering from PTSD. We pull dogs from high kill shelters to train as PTSD service dogs to get them to the kids who need them

Population(s) Served

We know how expensive therapy can be which is why we have partnered with Intensive Trauma Therapy groups across the country to give grants to children suffering from PTSD to attend their program. We never want a child to not get the help they need because their family cannot afford it

Population(s) Served

To help honor a special trauma therapy dog, Chaotic Spyder Foundation started a pet food pantry program to help keep families together. We help people keep their pets at home when finances would otherwise mean they have to send them to a shelter. We also help other 501c3 rescues with much needed food and supplies due to emergency and unexpectedly large influxes

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Tessa's Table

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our Tessa's Table program has helped numerous families since its inception in mid 2018 & continues to grow - during the pandemic, 12 new families every 72 hours in the month of April 2020 alone.

Number of suppliers with whom the SME/Coop/Enterprise has an agreement, contract, or ongoing business relationship as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animal clinics/shelters improved as a direct result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Tessa's Table

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Helping supplement their supplies when an influx of animals comes in from abuse, hording, or natural disaster

Number of children served

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Education

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

families reaching out to us for direct help with therapy services, grants information, service dog applications, support

Number of children received specialized mental health services for their PTSD as a result of grants

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of service dogs trained and placed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Service Dogs

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

our 1st dog was placed in the 1st quarter of 2020 - the numbers at left reflect the dogs in training

Number of applicants applying for service dogs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Service Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

as people find out about us the number of applications for help and for service dogs is increasing quickly and more than doubling each year.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

It takes a TON of money to train and raise a service dog and we know how much our founder, 13 year old Liam Klein's mom went through to get his life-saver, a Great Pyrenees, Einstein. To think where Liam would be without him,.we never want another family to have to worry about that kind of thing. Our goal is to have every child with PTSD be supported in the way that they need. This may mean something as simple as information or referrals to specialists, all the way to needing a fully trained service dog to be able to function and regain their childhood.

The service dogs we train are pulled from overcrowded rescues and high-kill shelters. So we give both a dog and their child a second chance. The rescue aspect is very important. People often say those who adopt a pet maintain that they, not their pet, were the true rescue. With my Foundation this concept is more profound. Knowing that from every 10 dogs that fit the service profile perhaps only two will end up service dogs due to strict requirements. Therefore, we will adopt out the well trained "wash-outs," making sure they are well placed, loved and cared for. The Foundation also started a pet food pantry so people can keep their pets instead of having to turn them over to the already crowded shelters, keeping more families together. Additionally, I am working on a children's book with Einstein's help to tell HIS story. Not only will it get more information out there about PTSD in kids, but also much needed factual information about service dogs. It will also help raise money for the Foundation so we can rescue more dogs and help more kids!

Chaotic Spyder Foundation is actively rescuing dogs from shelters and raising the funds required to have them trained for placement with a child in need. We make our accommodation known via social media, word of mouth and through advertisements. We identify children struggling with PTSD through referrals from professionals as well as directly from the families themselves.

Working with Flipcause to organize, manage and utilize our data wisely, we confer with our team and fundraising expert to identify funding opportunities and develop optimum strategies of approach.

In addition, through our "Tessa's Table", the Foundation accepts donation of pet food and supplies to distribute to people and families who are not able to afford to feed their pets which has been extremely needed during the pandemic.

Founded in 2017 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Chaotic Spyder Foundation continues to utilize all available means to spread the word about our important work including social media, publicity, and events. In addition, we have formed partnerships with professionals such and Intensive Trauma Therapy groups, as well as local professionals in various cities throughout the USA who specialize in childhood trauma therapy. Our Founder has established a connection with the Monmouth City's Pet Food Pantry, along with local food pantries for people, through his Tessa's Table component of our work.
We have advised and referred a few children to specialists to get the help they seek based on their level of need.
We have placed a serive dog with a child in need and are in the process of making our second placement.
And, ultimately, our mission remains to raise the funds required to rescue dogs from shelters to be professionally trained to become much-need, life-saving service canines for children struggling with PTSD

Financials

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CHAOTIC SPYDER FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 4/30/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Liam Klein

Chaotic Spyder Foundation

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 ? No
  • 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? No