Villa Licci

A Community for TBI Survivors

Indianapolis, IN   |  www.villalicci.org

Mission

To provide safe and independent housing, fellowship, and dignity in a faith-centered environment for adult survivors of traumatic brain injuries.

Notes from the nonprofit

At the center of all the challenges that TBI survivors face, finding an understanding community and building lasting relationships are among the toughest and most important. Villa Licci will be a pioneer in providing these survivors with just such a place to find and build these relationships. The family-like environment at Villa Licci is designed to include shared common spaces and provide planned social opportunities to nurture friendships which contribute to an overall sense of belonging and well-being for all residents. Over the next five years, Villa Licci will continue its capital campaign, break ground, and begin construction on its first community, with a target move-in date for the first residents of 2027. Phase I of this project will feature the first residential building that contains one- and two-bedroom apartments, a community room, and a chapel. Around the community, there will be walking paths, gardens, recreation spaces, and a pond.

Ruling year info

2019

Executive Director

Richard Sontag

Main address

PO Box 80128

Indianapolis, IN 46280 USA

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EIN

83-0873470

NTEE code info

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

TBI survivors have the same needs as everyone else. In addition to basic needs such as food and shelter, there are needs to feel safe and secure in the world, to foster meaningful connections and relationships, and to feel productive within the greater society. People with a TBI differ from those with other developmental cognitive disorders in that a TBI is an acquired injury. Many lament the loss of the life they once had, which now seems unattainable. It is for this reason, that in February of 2018, eight families of adult survivors of traumatic brain injuries came together to discuss what the future could look like for their children. In researching long-term living situations, they discovered that no organization existed that catered to the unique needs of adults living with a TBI. They were determined to change that – they created Villa Licci with a mission to provide safe and independent housing, fellowship, and dignity in a faith-centered environment for adult TBI survivors

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?

Residential Housing

Founded by parents of men and women with traumatic brain injury, Villa Licci is the first residential community in the United States focused solely on adults living with traumatic brain injury. Villa Licci provides apartment-style housing where semi-independent living is encouraged in a family-like environment. Shared common spaces and planned social activities provide opportunities to nurture friendships that contribute to an overall sense of belonging and well-being for all residents. A pioneer in this mission, Villa Licci aims to one day have interdependent communities of traumatic brain injury survivors throughout the United States, serving as places of hope and well-being for this currently underserved population.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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 donors retained

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Our Goals:

1. Increase awareness and understanding of the unique challenges faced by adult survivors of traumatic brain injuries and the Villa Licci mission.
2. Provide opportunities within a residential setting to nurture friendships that contribute to an overall sense of belonging and well-being for all residents.
3. To meaningfully engage with all stakeholders, partners, donors, and agencies to build a network of volunteers and funding for the Villa Licci mission.
4. To have Villa Licci residential communities in every state, serving TBI survivors throughout the country.

The vision for Villa Licci is to be a long-term residential facility for adults who have acquired a brain injury. Villa Licci will offer semi-independent living with varying levels of caregiver support depending on the needs of the residents. Villa Licci will provide an environment that encourages residents to engage with the resident community to create a sense of belonging and an enhanced sense of self-worth for residents. Funding for Villa Licci will be provided by philanthropic partners, grants, fund raising and private contributions. Utilities and maintenance of the facility will be largely resourced from rent paid by residents supplemented as necessary from the general fund.

The purpose of Villa Licci is to provide safe and independent housing, fellowship, and dignity in a faith-centered environment for adult survivors of traumatic brain injuries. This will enhance the survivors’ quality of life by creating a social network within the residence and will alleviate the loneliness that many feel in their current circumstances. The residence will be an environment centered on faith, compassion, respect, integrity, and community. This residence will have onsite supervision for residents that require around the clock support. Caregivers will be present to assist residents with daily needs and to coordinate activities and occasional outings.

Villa Licci serves adults who have suffered a brain injury. Villa Licci will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status. Applicants for residency at Villa Licci will be considered by an admissions committee appointed by the Villa Licci Board of Directors. Admissions criteria will be structured to ensure Villa Licci can provide the quality of care required by the applicant and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all residents in the facility.

The first residential site of Villa Licci will be located at 18111 Grassy Branch Rd. in Westfield, IN. The building will be constructed in accordance with ADA regulations and with other considerations to serve the needs of TBI survivors.

The Villa Licci facility will be designed to provide a private living space for each resident. The design will enable grouping of residents with similar needs for care and oversight. Male and female residents will be separated. A section of the structure will be designated for residents that require 24-hour support. The facility will have at least one common area for all residents to gather for meals and social events.

The structure will include a residential apartment for use by a lead caregiver. The apartment will be part of the caregiver compensation and an incentive for long-term engagement with Villa Licci. All caregiving staff will be certified to provide assistance to adults living with TBIs.

All residents will be supported in their daily activities on an as needed basis.

We have a dedicated Board of Trustees, an Executive Director and commitment to follow through with our goals.

Villa Licci will secure funding to build the core structure through fundraising, partnerships and contributions from local corporations, gifts from philanthropic organizations, and grants. The goal of Villa Licci is to secure sufficient contributions, grants, and gifts to pay for the structure outright before residents are welcomed.

Utilities, maintenance, and upkeep for the structure will be funded through the rental payments of the residents. Residents will be charged rent based on their ability to pay. If revenue from rent is insufficient to cover operating expenses, resources from a general management fund will be used to pay the difference.

The caregiving costs will be subsidized through the Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver, CIH Waiver, and private pay. Villa Licci will partner with a provider to secure a qualified and committed caregiving staff. Villa Licci may supplement compensation for caregivers as an incentive to attract and retain top talent for this role. Funds to supplement compensation will come from a General Fund.

The General Fund for Villa Licci will be created and resourced with proceeds from fund raising activities, grants, gifts, and contributions.

In 2022 we have hired an Executive Director.
We have set up Villa Licci to succeed with best business practices.
We have already purchased the land where we will build the first residential community.
We are well into the design and function of the capital campaign to raise the needed funds.

Positioning Statement:
Villa Licci helps adult survivors of traumatic brain injuries who need community and connection in a faith-centered residential setting. Our program specifically fills this need as the only semi-independent residential program catering solely to this population.

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

     A residential community of adults living with the challenges that follow a brain injury  Providing the opportunity for medically stable adults to live with minimal supervision while maintaining personal waivers and services  Seeking to enhance each resident's quality of life through shared experiences and relationships  Designed with common areas where residents can exercise, eat, socialize and relax together

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

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Support groups,

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, 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?

    In 2022 we hired an Executive Director. We created new policies to help govern our board. We are in the process of completely re-organizing our non-profit into the best mission driven organization to serve our traumatic brain injury survivors.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

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

    It allows the Board of Trustees and the Executive Director to see the needs of those we serve in the best light. At the center of all the challenges that TBI survivors face, finding an understanding community and building lasting relationships are among the toughest and most important. Villa Licci will be a pioneer in providing these survivors with just such a place to find and build these relationships.

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

    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 act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Some of the disability challenges that each survivor faces make it difficult to get insight,

Financials

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Operations

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Villa Licci

Board of directors
as of 4/8/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Fitt

Teresa Schutzman

President - Villa Licci

John Schutzman

Villa Licci Founder's Board

Susie Fitt

Villa Licci Founder's Board

David Morton

Villa Licci Executive Board - Morton Homes Realty

William Quick

Villa Licci Founder's Board

Jan Quick

Villa Licci Executive Board

Dan Chamberlain

Villa Licci Executive Board - Cohen and Malad, Attorney

Carson Shadowen

Villa Licci Executive Board - SBC Wealth - Investments

Pam Nihiser

Villa Licci Executive Board - Rehabilitation Hospital Indiana

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 02/04/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/04/2022

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 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.