The Childrens Center of the Antelope Valley

Enough is Enough! The crisis in the AV is real. What are you prepared to do?

aka CCAV   |   Lancaster, CA   |  www.ccav.org

Mission

To promote healing and provide protection from abuse through education and expert care for children and families in the Antelope Valley.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Mrs. R. Sue Page

Main address

45111 Fern Ave

Lancaster, CA 93534 USA

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Formerly known as

AV Child Abuse Center

EIN

95-4212759

NTEE code info

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (L01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To promote healing and provide protection from abuse through education and expert care for children and families in the Antelope Valley. • The local need is far greater than most people are aware of. Did you know that 20% of children in the Antelope Valley are reported for maltreatment before age 5? Did you also know that 50% of young adults aged out of foster care in LA County end up either homeless or incarcerated? Enough is Enough! • Survivors of child abuse are 9x times more likely to engage in criminal activity. These individuals may also be at greater risk for a myriad of problems including low academic achievement, drug use and teen pregnancy. This not only significantly affects the child and family, but society as a whole.

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?

Relative Support Services

By supporting adults who provide care for related and non-related children, the children can stay in a a safe and familiar environment instead of traditional non relative foster care. if you are taking care of your grandchild, niece/nephew, cousin or someone else’s child,we may be able to help you with specialized support services.

Support Services Include:
Academic Support – Advocacy – Case Management – Child Care – Clothing – Conflict Resolution/Mediation – Counseling – Mental health – Early Child Care Employment – Family Conferencing – Financial Aid – Food Pantry – Furniture/Small – Appliances – Health Care Access – Health Education – Home Approval Assistance – Individual Education Plan (IEP) – Information and Referrals – Job Placement/Development – Job Readiness Training – Legal Assistance – Life Skills Training – Medical/Vision/Dental Care Mentoring – Navigation of Services – Permanency Planning – Public Benefits Assistance – Recreation/Enrichment Activities – Rental Assistance – Support Group – Transportation Tutoring – Utility Assistance – Youth Leadership Development

When the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) detains children for reasons of child safety, Relative/NREFM caregivers are often first secured as resource families for these children.

Relative Resource Families provide substitute care for children placed away from their parents. By choosing to be a Relative Resource Parent, you are providing a temporary, safe, stable and loving home for children or youth. They remain in your home until they can safely reunite with their birth parents or an alternative permanent plan is made for the child. If reunification is not successful, then you as a relative resource parent are approved and ready to adopt that child or youth.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Families

Supported primarily through a contract with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Clinical focuses on the therapeutic needs to children and their families. Through expert and individualized care focusing on therapeutic methods with measurable outcomes, the children are able to recover and learn to cope with their trauma. Early intervention techniques such as PCIT (Parent Child Interactive Therapy) are intended to address issues for ages 2 through 7 years. For older children , and those with more severe issues, TFCBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), MAP (Managing and Adapting Practices, Seeking Safety and other modalities are used. The majority of referrals are received through the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, but there are some private insurance contracts and indigent care provided.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

To prevent homelessness and provide at risk teens and justice involved population with tools and policy change to live a productive lifestyle, despite trauma they have experienced during their lives

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Incarcerated people

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 customers reporting satisfaction with program

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

Women and girls, Men and boys, LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

90% of Clinical Clients scored 4 or 5 on a variety of questions indicating satisfaction with services. 100% of INN2 clients prepare surveys as part of the program. 80% of RSS clients answer a survey

Number of new donors

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Success is defined as adding donors contributing per year and serve as ambassadors to spread the mission of the organization.

Number of clients served

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

Young girls, LGBTQ people, Young boys, Caregivers, Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Represents number of unduplicated clients as reported to DMH County of Los Angeles. This number is cumulative for all programs at CCAV.

Number of clients who self-report increased skills/knowledge after educational program/intervention

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

Women and girls, Men and boys, LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

QA efforts for 2019 and 2020 implemented extensive jot form surveys which fully allows all programs to electronically and anonymously report these metrix results.

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.

The Clinical Department - Focused on the therapeutic needs of children and their
families, CCAV’s highly-trained clinicians provide services such as individual, group, and family
therapy to our clients. Measurable outcomes are attained, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive
Behavior Therapy, Managing and Adapting Practices, Seeking Safety, Parent-Child Interactive
Therapy and Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to effectively manage the needs of each
client. Referrals come from our local schools, hospitals, and collaborating providers such as
the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Department of Child
and Family Services (DCFS). We take pride in ensuring no child goes unserved and, as needed,
provide in-home and contracted school-based services. CCAV is certified through Medi-Cal
and is subcontracted with Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley.

Relative Support Services (RSS) - Sponsored by the Department of Children and
Family Services (DCFS), this program provides extensive resources and support for grand
parents and other relative caregivers who are raising children due to loss of custody or other
extraneous circumstances. The array of services include academic support, basic emergency
needs, child care assistance, clothing, counseling, health care access, legal assistance, support
groups, tutoring, mentoring and life skills classes. Relative placement is a safer and healthier
alternative to foster care and CCAV is honored to support local relative caregivers.

Innovation 2 - Funded by the LA County Department of Mental Health, this program
is a Capacity Building Learning Grant which aims to provide assistance to individuals at-risk
or experiencing trauma. This program focuses on two primary strategies - Strategy 3 provides
peer mentoring to Transitional Age Youth (age 16-25 years) through a social network of TAY
Peer Support Specialists and addresses the needs of young adults affected by homelessness.
Strategy 5 provides re-entry services for transitional age youth and older adults who have
been recently incarcerated and need assistance. This strategy works to reduce stigmatization
through education and collaboration with the community.

• Money that you donate stays local and makes a direct impact in ensuring a
brighter future for children throughout the Antelope Valley.
• Every dollar makes a difference in a child’s life. 92 cents of every dollar
donated goes directly to services.
*Low administrative overhead and zero agency debt ensure that the maximum amount of funding goes to direct service
*10% of the operating budget comes from community support by way of Sponsorships and Community donations
*A State of the Art 15,000 square foot facility serves as a centrally located community hub for meetings, training, and events. For other 501(c)(3) organizations, with valid insurance and a mission and purpose compatible with CCAV, the space is completely free which assists the underserved Antelope Valley in Capacity Building.

As the only SPA 1 Legal Entity Provider that has existed since 1988, CCAV is unique because a CBO with no other corporate affiliations or regions to serve, has the sole purpose of serving the needs of the local community. When CCAV was founded, it was meant to be a safe place for children and families who were traumatized. After 32 years of operation, it has stayed true to the vision of the founders.

CCAV will continue to carefully evaluate the needs of the Antelope Valley as this uniquely geographically challenged area continues to see population growth and demographic challenges by accepting leadership positions.

Utilizing data from the LA County Health Neighborhood Report Card, The Kaiser Foundation Health Study, The Center of Health Equity and other leading organizations, CCAV will continue to fight for social change that will improve the lives of children in the AV.

In almost 32 years CCAV has accomplished its main goal as being a safe haven for any child in the Antelope Valley has access to expert and quality care regardless of ability to pay. No child referred by the Antelope Valley Hospital Forensic unit is turned away or screened for insurance.

CCAV is currently undergoing growth and expansion and close evaluation of future goals and objectives to ensure the forward success and sustainability of the organization.

Preparation is under way for a feasibility study by CCS Fundraising, a national organization that assists non profits in determining potential and future goals. The results of this study, expected to be available by September 2019, will inform the decision making of the Board of Directors as to the next goals and objectives of the organization.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have identified significant barriers to accessibility for our clients and have developed resources to resolve them.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • 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, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome,

Financials

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Operations

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

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The Childrens Center of the Antelope Valley

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

Lori Fischer

Coldwell Banker Hartwig Realy

Term: 1995 - 2018

Tonia Symenmsa-Cohen

PhD

Ken Lawrence

GEM Mortgage

Samantha Schmitz

Private Citizen

Ralph Titus

First Solar

Travis Studt

DC

Mark Maldonado

Financial Services

Joe Acosta

Electra Events

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? No
  • 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 01/29/2021

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
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data