Family Tree, Inc.

Empowering Change. Transforming Lives.

aka Family Tree   |   Wheat Ridge, CO   |  http://www.thefamilytree.org

Mission

Family Tree partners with all people to prevent and overcome the interconnected issues of child abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness to promote safety, healing and stability across generations. We serve the seven-county Denver metro area, which includes Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson counties.

Ruling year info

1977

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Scott Shields

Main address

3805 Marshall St.

Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 USA

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EIN

84-0730973

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Family Tree’s mission is to help people overcome child abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness to become safe, strong, and self-reliant. Through our integrated approach, we offer supportive services to children and their families, and empower thousands of individuals annually to discover their own strengths to create lasting, positive change.

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?

Family Tree Programs

Three (3) Primary Service Areas: Children's Services, Domestic Violence Services and Housing and Family Stabilization Services.

 Child & Youth Services (CYS):
1. Community Family Resource Team (CFRT): 120-day home-based therapeutic program providing crisis intervention, school-based assistance, and support to stabilize families, keeping youth safely in their homes.
2. SafeCare® Colorado: nationally-recognized, in-home program providing direct skills training in parenting, child safety, and child health.
3. Kinship Programs: home-based financial/supportive services for relative caretakers striving to maintain stability/housing for children in their care.


 Domestic Violence Services (DVS):
1. Roots of Courage (ROC), formerly known as Women In Crisis (WIC): 45-day confidential residential shelter, case management, and support for survivors and their children. ROC is the only emergency facility of its kind located in Jefferson County, CO and serves the seven-county Denver metro region.
2. Legal Advocacy Program (LAP): increase immediate and long-term safety through civil/criminal legal advocacy and crisis intervention.
3. Domestic Violence Outreach Program (DVOP): increase safety/healing, and decrease isolation of survivors and their children through advocacy in a safe, community setting.
4. Parenting Time Program (PTP): provide a safe environment for children to spend time with non-custodial parent(s).

Housing and Family Stabilization Services (HFS):
1. House of Hope (HOH): 90-day shelter, case management, and support for women and their children experiencing homelessness, prioritizing services to Arapahoe County, CO residents, as well as the Metro Denver region.
2. Homelessness Program (HP): comprehensive support, case management and employment guidance, stabilizing individuals/families and providing access to affordable housing.
3. Generational Opportunities to Achieve Long-term Success (GOALS): up to 9 months of comprehensive assistance, including housing and wrap-around support services for Arapahoe County families experiencing homelessness.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Low-income people
Homeless people
Victims of crime and abuse

Where we work

Awards

Torch Award 2009

BBB

Outstanding Non-Profit Orgonization Award 2009

State of Colorado

Samaritan Award 2011

Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance

Business of the Year 2011

City of Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Non-Profit of the Year 2019

Wheat Ridge (CO) Chamber of Commerce

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.

Family Tree is dedicated to deliver integrated, mission-driven and client-centered services that result in a positive impact on people in our community experiencing crisis, trauma and oppression.

Family Tree STRATEGIC GOALS (2020-2022)

I. Deliver integrated, mission-driven and client-centered services that result in a positive impact on people in our community experiencing crisis, trauma and oppression.

II. Ensure the organizational culture embodies Family Tree’s mission, vision and values and our team includes people who are dedicated, diverse and highly-skilled.

III. Enhance and strengthen community awareness, engagement and advocacy to increase programmatic and financial success.

IV. Ensure a sustainable, responsive infrastructure and financial foundation to provide capacity for the organization to flourish and evolve.

CIP

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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?

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

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Family Tree, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 3/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kami Welch

Arvada Chamber of Commerce

Term: 2018 - 2021

Scott Shields

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Kami Welch

Arvada Chamber of Commerce

Scott Payant

Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association

Catherine Hildreth

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Timothy Pfeifer

Cherwell Software LLC

Ted Clifton

Rubin Brown, LLP

Amber Becker

Denver Federal Center

Linda Becker

The Becker Law Firm LLC

Monica Buhlig

Centura Health

Taylor Robertson

Vitalant

Cheryl Wink

Englewood City Council

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 ? 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 01/25/2021

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
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/19/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.