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Treehouse Ohio

Growing healthy children and communities through play

Bedford, OH   |  https://thetreehousebedford.org
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Treehouse Ohio

EIN: 82-2367306


Mission

At The Treehouse, our mission is to grow healthy children and communities through play with the vision of supporting success for all children regardless of ability level or family income

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Lauren Drobnjak

Executive Director

Claire Heffron

Main address

689 Broadway Ave

Bedford, OH 44146 USA

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EIN

82-2367306

Subject area info

Child educational development

Out-of-school learning

Early childhood education

Physical therapy

Speech and hearing rehabilitation

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Population served info

Children and youth

Parents

Multiracial people

Low-income people

People with disabilities

NTEE code info

Public Health Program (E70)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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What we aim to solve

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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?

Developmental Play Groups

Our free and low-cost developmental play groups are facilitated by licensed pediatric occupational and physical therapists and are designed to promote skills in all areas of development.

Our backgrounds as pediatric physical and occupational therapists allow us to design and facilitate play experiences that can meet the needs of all children, regardless of age or ability level. During our work as school-based therapists in the Bedford City Schools, we have seen firsthand that many kids are struggling with the foundational skills they need to be successful in school and other endeavors, including attention, behavior, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, self-regulation, social skills, and more.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with disabilities

Where we work

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?

    We serve families with children from all backgrounds and engage them in developmental skill building through play regardless of race, income or ability levels.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We recently added an additional playgroup for a specific age range based on feedback from families that they couldn't find the space for their child to attend our programming.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

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

    We have always welcomed and encouraged feedback within our organization which has cultivated a strong relationship between our staff, executive directors, community and the families we serve. We are approachable and non-judgemental making anyone and everyone feel comfortable coming to us with questions, concerns or positive feedback.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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

Financials

Treehouse Ohio

Assets info

BMF Data: IRS Business Master File

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Treehouse Ohio

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $76,810
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $23,425
Total Revenue $100,235
Expenses
Program Services $20,989
Administration $44,000
Fundraising $1,491
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $21,448
Total Expenses $87,929

Treehouse Ohio

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $72,895
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $11,922

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Lauren Drobnjak

Lauren has practiced for more than 20 years in both clinical and school-based settings. She is a graduate of the Youngstown State University Physical Therapy program. Lauren is a busy mama of 3 who thrives on chaos. Her drive to make a difference in the lives of kids has led her entrepreneurial spirit in the direction of creating opportunities for play-based wellness and skill development.

Executive Director

Claire Heffron

Claire has worked for 15 years as an OT in public and specialized school settings. She has a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from The University of North Carolina and is a mom of 3 boys. Claire started off with an undergraduate degree in magazine journalism and loves blogging as a way to combine her talents as a writer and her experience as a therapist in a unique way.

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Treehouse Ohio

Board of directors
as of 01/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Julie Clark

Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU)

Term: 2017 -

Laurie Gombash

Manu Adhen

Swagelok

Borbala Banto

Concierge CPAs

Chisomo Selemani

Baldwin Wallace University

Robin Rowell

University Hospitals

Ashley Romano

Eaton Corporation

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 ? No
  • 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 1/20/2023

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

The organization's co-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

 

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Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.