New Transitions Center

New Transitions For Growth

aka New Transitions Center   |   Roanoke, TX   |  http://www.NewTransitionsCenter.org
This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission

A community based center providing day training, education, life skills and community engagement to enhance the lives of young adults with special needs and the loved ones who support them. ​

Ruling year info

2019

Acting Executive Director

Amber Caldwell

Main address

212 James Street

Roanoke, TX 76262 USA

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EIN

83-1051394

NTEE code info

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Young adults with special needs lack opportunities and resources for programs as they transition into adulthood. 100% of young adults age out of public support services at age 22. Of those, only a percentage have access to vocational, residential and day-habilitation programs covered by the state of TX. Majority are left to care for their loved ones, typically requiring a family member to stay home and be out of work themselves. Advocates in the special need’s arena, not unlike other causes, work in silos. Efforts to raise funding, host events, share resources and collective efforts are fragmented leading to inefficiencies and the wasting of scarce resources. Opportunities to promote change and make an impact require overcoming significant barriers, competing with established institutions and protection of the status quo. The Center is the only community Day-Habilitation space for young adults with significant special needs in Roanoke, TC serving the North Texas - Fort Worth Region.

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?

The Center - Day Habilitation

The New Transitions Center enhances the lives of young adults with special needs and the loved ones who support them. This newly founded non-profit opened its doors Jan 2020 to families in need in the heart of Roanoke, Texas. Our programs support those members of the community with a higher need who cannot be accepted into vocational programs and want to continue to focus on learning and growing their life skills after finishing high school. The Center offers structured daily programs, education, life skills, special events and community based field trips, that address the unmet needs of this community.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities

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 overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

The Center - Day Habilitation

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people on the organization's email list

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

The Center - Day Habilitation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

The Center - Day Habilitation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

The Center - Day Habilitation

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

The Center - Day Habilitation

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

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 programs support those members of the community with a higher need who cannot be accepted into a vocational program and want to continue to focus on learning and growing their life skills after finishing high school. The Center offers structured daily programs, special events and community-based field trips, that address the unmet needs of this community. We are the first in Roanoke but we hope to not be the only as a recent article posted by the local ABC affiliate WFAA highlighted the significant need of these individuals:

“More than 155,000 families of people with intellectual disabilities are currently on 10-year or more wait lists to receive help from the state of Texas to support therapy and critical needs.”

The New Transition Center is striving to meet those needs locally and serve as a model that can be replicated across the state.

The Center supports young adults with varying degrees of intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities. Several individuals in the program need assistance with ambulation and personal hygiene. As The Center serves those that have a more profound need we strive to maintain a 1:4 staff to participant ratio to ensure quality programming and care for participants. Social interaction and community engagement are some of the biggest challenges for this population due to their significant needs and safe transportation for those with mobility issues poses a challenge for our program. The Center offers community based engagement to provide safe and consistent interaction and life skills for participants.

We offer daily programming Monday - Friday with various membership options. Our community outings and special events are scheduled throughout the month and we hold fundraising engagements periodically during the year. The Center tracks individual goals using a protected electronic record system - Therap. Each participant's progress on individual goals are recorded as well as daily activity logs. Quarterly meetings with participant parents review progress and programming is adjusted to accommodate changes in individual goals. Program staff are supported by a volunteer Clinical Expert and Advisory Committee that meets quarterly to review and contribute to activities and strategies to improve educational programming.

We strive to maintain a 1:4 ratio of staff to participants to ensure safe, high quality engagement with participants. The Center can accommodate up to 6 participants per group session in the current space and we are looking to expand our facility to triple capacity by 2021. In May 2020 we received a grant from The Heart Space Initiative to purchase a community vehicle that is handicap accessible and will provide access to increased community activities and programming at The Center.

In Jan 2020 The Center opened its doors to families in need. We had an inaugural group consisting of 4 memberships and two staff. Due to the COVID19 crisis we temporarily closed our program Mid March 2020 and plan to reopen June 1, 2020. During our hiatus we have focused on staff development, participant recruitment and fundraising. We received a grant from The Heart Space Initiative to purchase a community vehicle that is handicap accessible and will safely accommodate our participants. We plan to purchase the vehicle by end of Summer 2020 and hope to build out our community outing activities once it is safe to do so. We also plan to move forward with an expansion project to increase the physical capacity of out facility space. We currently have a 1500 sq. ft facility and are limited in our capacity. Moving forward in this space it is important that we practice social distancing therefore our capacity is even more limited. Therefore, as a Board we decided to fast track fundraising to expand the space. We are hoping that by Spring 2021 we will have tripled our capacity by expanding the facility an additional 2000 sq. ft.

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

    1:1 Meetings with Partners and Clients,

  • 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?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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New Transitions Center

Board of directors
as of 5/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jay Bender

Texas Health Resources, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Term: 2019 - 2022

David Meltzer

Retired CFO, Treasurer

Amber Caldwell

Acting ED, Secretary

Jessica Maloy

VP Wealth Management, Board Member

Zachary Jones

Anesthesiologist, Board Member

Risa Bender

Co-Founding Parent, Board Member

Scooter Gierisch

Mayor of Roanoke, TX, Board Member

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/28/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data