E3 Family Solutions, Inc.

Equipping Empowering Encouraging

Bushnell, FL   |
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E3 Family Solutions, Inc.

EIN: 32-0121356


Equipping youth to make healthy choices; Empowering parents to build strong families; Encouraging communities to be family friendly;   Through intensely practical, multi-faceted, research based approaches.

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Executive Director

Mrs Darla W Huddleston

Program Manager

Wendi Hileman

Main address

P O Box 2221

Bushnell, FL 33513 USA

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Formerly known as

Peace Foundation of Sumter County



Subject area info

Youth organizing

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Adolescent parents

Single parents

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Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Our programs

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

Equipping Youth

Equipping Youth  is a positive youth development/risk avoidance program for  middle and high school students. It is designed to enhance both cognitive and social-emotional self-regulation, equipping youth with risk avoidance skills in the five key areas of drugs, alcohol, sexual activity, intimate partner violence and tobacco as well as enhancing achievement of positive academic and life goals through the emotional, physical, mental, social and financial well being that results. The key concepts that are addressed are:
1. Goal Setting
2. Risks and Consequences
3. Social Pressure
4. Peer Pressure
5. Healthy Relationships.  
The program is taught in four to six sessions of 1 to 1.5 hours each. Attendance is tracked and students take pre and post tests to measure knowledge gains as well as pre/post surveys to measure attitudinal shifts. Cost per student is $40 or about $4,000 per grade depending upon school size.

Population(s) Served

Sumter CAP is a Drug Free Community Coalition which works collaboratively with community partners to develop, implement and promote innovative, sustainable, substance free prevention strategies as well as to education families within Sumter County to ensure a safe, substance free and healthy environment for all of our teens and families.

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Goals & Strategy

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Our goal is to reach all teens in Lake and Sumter Counties with our Equipping Youth program so that they can have the information, skills and motivation to make healthy choices, avoiding high risk behaviors of drugs, alcohol, sexual activity, violence and tobacco, and learn to implement goal setting strategies for their life time so they have become productive, successful adults with strong, intact families.  We are currently in all middle and high schools in Sumter County but only four high and two middle schools in Lake County.  We need to be able to hire and train more staff to reach the other seven high and nine middle schoolers in Lake County.

E3 provided 3,324 Lake  and Sumter County Middle and/or High School students with our Equipping Youth program in 2017/18. The program includes four to seven hours of positive youth development/risk avoidance programs designed to enhance both cognitive and social-emotional self-regulation, equipping youth with risk avoidance skills in the five key areas of drugs, alcohol, sexual activity, violence and tobacco as well as enhancing achievement of positive academic and life goals through the emotional, physical, mental, social and financial well being that results. Students learn goal setting and implementation strategies that will be equally important for them as adults as well as the teenage years. The key concepts addressed are: 1. Intentional Goal Setting – Key Thought: Future; 2. Choices and Consequences – Key Thought: Personal choices, consequences and responsibility; 3. Your Brain Under Pressure – Key Thought: Who’s in Charge?; 4. Social Pressure/Healthy Boundaries and 5. Healthy Relationships: Key Thought: Respect and Commitment. Strategies for our Sumter CAP (Community Action Partnership) Drug Free Coalition are: Friday Night Done Right (FNDR), Know the Law, Hidden in Plain Sight, Red Ribbon Week, No One's House, I Steer Clear, and safe drug disposal kit provisions.

Our greatest asset is our staff and their commitment to the youth of Lake and Sumter Counties.  E3 staff has had extensive experience in managing programs and grants. The executive director, Darla Huddleston, has written proposals, procured and managed several local, state and federal grants. She has developed and taught abstinence and healthy choices education and positive youth development throughout Lake and Sumter Counties since 1999. She was a Unit Director for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lake/Sumter and after procuring a grant from Workforce Central Florida for Teen Pregnancy Prevention became director of that project for three years in Lake and Sumter Counties. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Tennessee. She has developed an excellent working relationship with the staff and board of the Lake County School System. This has resulted in approval for abstinence education and healthy choices/positive youth development classes in the high schools for the past several years. She diligently worked with the Lake County School Board for ten years to get the ABC for Teens middle school curriculum approved. After approval, she leveraged funds from local funders and this year East Ridge and Imagine Middle School also hosted the Equipping Youth (formerly called ABC for Teens) program for their students. Linda Lewis also has extensive experience in abstinence education, counseling and positive youth development including managing the YEA (Youth Education in Abstinence) project for the Christian Care Center that was funded by the Florida Department of Health. Her specialty area is in serving at-risk youth. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio State University in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Christian Clinical Counseling from Cornerstone University. She is E3 liaison to the schools, does all the scheduling for Lake County and provides assistance with classroom management training. Nicole McDaniel is the lead facilitator. She recently graduated and acquired her RN license so her knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Infections and Addictions is a great asset to our organization. Our facilitators attend various trainings in risk avoidance and positive youth development throughout the year for agencies delivering programs similar to Equipping Youth.   Four additional part time facilitators, three certified in risk avoidance strategies, also present the program as scheduled.Rozanne Grady is our Sumter CAP Coordinator.  She does a tremendous job reaching students in Sumter County engaging over 150 monthly in Friday Night Done Right No Dope/No Alcohol activities, training campus Sheriff's Officers to present Know the Law to over 1,000 middle and/or high school students each school year and engaging the community to be actively involved in "Putting a CAP on substance abuse in Sumter County.

We are currently in all three Sumter County high schools and middle schools, including the charter schools.  We are in three out of 11 middle schools and four out of 9 high schools in Lake County.  Eventually we hope to have the budget to reach all of these schools.  Teen pregnancy rates as well as other risky behaviors have dropped over the last 15 years in both counties and while we don't take credit for all those reductions, we know that we have been a huge part of helping move the needle toward fewer teens engaging in risky behaviors and dropping out of school. Our Sumter CAP activities are conducted in all Sumter County schools.

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Equipping Youth to Make Healthy Choices - Positive Youth Development/Risk Avoidance Programs for Middle and High School Youth, ages 11 - 19 primarily. Empowering Parents to Build Strong Families - Programs for parents of teens and those who work with teens - Understanding the Teenage Brain, Communication Strategies and Building Protective Factors in your teens Encouraging Communities to Be Family Friendly - through our Sumter CAP (Community Action Partnership) Drug Free Coalition strategies.

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

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Adjusted direct prevention programs to enhance social media safety and human trafficking prevention since Florida is third in the nation for calls to the Human Trafficking Hotline and most parents and students do not realize how vulnerable students are to being groomed and recruited into trafficking through social media right here in our counties.

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

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


E3 Family Solutions, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.42 over 9 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.6 over 9 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 9 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

E3 Family Solutions, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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E3 Family Solutions, Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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E3 Family Solutions, Inc.

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of E3 Family Solutions, Inc.’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2014 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$16,726 $50,021 $65,335 -$47,686 -$12,386
As % of expenses -29.3% 20.9% 26.8% -9.8% -1.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$16,726 $50,021 $65,335 -$47,686 -$12,386
As % of expenses -29.3% 20.9% 26.8% -9.8% -1.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $40,408 $289,905 $309,507 $434,138 $721,686
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 0.0% 6.8% 40.3% 66.2%
Program services revenue 26.5% 2.1% 0.1% 0.1% 1.5%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.5% 0.5% 0.3% 0.1%
Government grants 43.2% 72.8% 86.9% 90.6% 92.2%
All other grants and contributions 30.3% 24.5% 11.9% 9.0% 6.1%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.1% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $57,134 $239,884 $243,716 $485,927 $734,072
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 0.0% 1.6% 99.4% 51.1%
Personnel 61.4% 54.9% 58.8% 56.3% 46.7%
Professional fees 3.4% 3.3% 3.3% 2.8% 3.0%
Occupancy 10.5% 3.6% 3.4% 3.0% 2.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 24.7% 38.1% 34.6% 37.9% 48.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2014 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $57,134 $239,884 $243,716 $485,927 $734,072
One month of savings $4,761 $19,990 $20,310 $40,494 $61,173
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $61,895 $259,874 $264,026 $526,421 $795,245

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2014 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.6 1.7 1.5 0.7 1.3
Months of cash and investments 0.6 3.9 7.1 2.4 1.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.8 3.9 7.1 2.4 1.4
Balance sheet composition info 2014 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $2,933 $33,009 $29,822 $29,506 $78,136
Investments $0 $45,586 $114,108 $69,052 $21,910
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.3% 16.2%
Unrestricted net assets $3,933 $78,595 $143,930 $96,244 $83,858
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $3,933 $78,595 $143,930 $96,244 $83,858

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2014 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Mrs Darla W Huddleston

10/10 to present Executive Director E3 Family Solutions, Inc. 7/12 Grant Reviewer – HHS Teen Pregnancy Prevention Proposals 10//06 to 10/10 CBAE Project Director ABC for Teens Healthy Choices Program 9/03 to 10/06 Grant Writer for various social service organizations 1/04 to 10/06 Teenage Pregnancy Prevention project director for Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake/Sumter Counties, Inc. and Life Choice Care Center, Citrus County 7/05 Grant Reviewer for Compassion Capital Grants Demonstration Project. 2/04 Grant reviewer for HIV/AIDS prevention grants for CDC. 2/03 Selected as a National Training Associate for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in the SMART Moves Prevention Program. 12/00 to 7/03 Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coordinator, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties, Inc.(See Highlights) 12/99 – 12/00 Unit Director, Sumter Unit Boys & Girls Club of Lake and Sumter Counties. 8/98 – 6/99 Teen Pregnancy Prevention Consultant; Children’s Home Society (See Highlights) 7/81 - 8/98 Secretary/treasurer of CDS Systems, Inc. Co-owner of security systems company, Lake and Sumter Counties. 8/94 - 8/95 Temporary, full time college reading and study skills instructor at Lake-Sumter Community College, Lake County. 9/82 - 5/94 Part time instructor at Lake-Sumter Community College, tutor in Learning Center, Lake County.

Program Manager

Wendi Hileman

Wendi is the SRAE Project Manager. She is a wife and mother of four daughters and is a certified SRAS specialist with certifications in Youth Suicide prevention, Human Trafficking and Trauma awareness training. She is passionate about providing resources to empower our youth to make healthy life choices.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

E3 Family Solutions, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 02/23/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. Mike Blackhall

The Furniture Barn

Term: 2016 - 2023

Joelle Aboytes

Department of Children and Families

Tammy Youngren

Community Medical Care Center, Inc.

Nancy Hunter

Lake County School System

Mike Blackhall

Furniture Barn

Margaret Thies

Sumter County Government, Retired

Linda Camp

Retired Nurse

Darla Huddleston

E3 Family Solutions, Inc.

Steve Truluck

The Villages Realty

Tanya Thompson

The Father's House

Christie Truluck

The Villages Realty

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? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/23/2023

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/23/2023

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  • 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.