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STARC OF LOUISIANA INC.

serving individuals with disABILITIES since 1972

aka STARC   |   Slidell, LA   |  www.starcla.org
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STARC OF LOUISIANA INC.

EIN: 72-0727074


Mission

STARC is committed to providing a lifetime of Services, Training, Advocacy, Resources and Community Connections for individuals with intellectual and developmental disABILITIES.

Ruling year info

1973

Executive Director

Mr. Mark Baham

Chief Information Officer

Mrs. Dianne Baham

Main address

40201 Highway 190 East

Slidell, LA 70461 USA

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Formerly known as

St. Tammany Association for Retarded Citizens

EIN

72-0727074

Subject area info

Public affairs

Job training

Developmental disability services

Population served info

Infants and toddlers

Seniors

People with disabilities

Unemployed people

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

Employment Training (J22)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

STARC has a big, audacious, strategic plan for a lifetime. We began in 1972 and will continue our mission indefinitely. There is no cure for I/DD (intellectual/developmental disability). For individuals with I/DD in St. Tammany and four surrounding parishes, STARC provides a lifetime of Services, Training, Advocacy, Resources and Community Connections. But it's how STARC achieves its goal that is truly awe-inspiring. Our programs and services in early intervention, respite care, work training, vocational employment, home care, day habilitation, and residential living help move individuals through a life-long process toward greater wellbeing and independence. Our reach is broad and yet our attention to detail is vigilant. At STARC, there is truly something for everyone. We advocate for policies and legislation, and passionately build community support, to further open opportunities for those with disABILITIES. We could not do what we do without the love and support of our community.

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?

STARC Early Intervention

Early Intervention services are available to children birth to age 3 who have developmental delay. STARC may, either directly or through employment and/or contracts with qualified professionals who are registered with Early Steps, provide services that include: occupational therapy, speech / language therapy, physical therapy, special instruction, family training, parent workshops, and support groups.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

STARC adult day services are numerous and varied. The services and programs are designed to assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disABILITIES in acquiring and retaining skills needed to develop independence to the fullest extent of their abilities, in work, socialization, self-help, recreation, communication and other interpersonal areas.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Seniors

The Supported Employment Program assists individuals, 18 years of age or older, with disABILITIES to find competitive work in community based integrated work settings. Supported Employment also consists of ongoing supports that enable individuals to perform in a regular work setting, including job coaching and ongoing follow along for the life of the job.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Unemployed people

STARC residential community homes provide opportunities for individuals to live in family-style homes in typical neighborhoods throughout St. Tammany Parish. Individuals receive care and support with activities of daily living, socialization, community access, and health care coordination and services.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities

STARC Waiver program provides home and community based services to individuals with developmental disABILITIES who would otherwise require institutional care. The services include individualized and family support (day and night), environmental accessibility adaptations, and supported living. Specifically, we provide assistance with activities of daily living, self-care, communication, leisure activities, community access, money management, safety awareness training, assistance scheduling medical appointments, respite and habilitation services.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Seniors

The STARC Art program is an educational and therapeutic enrichment program for individuals with disABILITIES. Artists are provided support and instruction to develop their artistic talents and create original works of art in a variety of mediums and techniques. The original works of art are scanned and reproduced into notecards which are sold in retail outlets throughout the year. A bio and picture of the artist is displayed on each note card and artwork sold.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Seniors

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 clients in residential care

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

Health

Related Program

STARC Residential Services

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children with disabilities receiving early intervention services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

STARC Early Intervention

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of clients who report a greater sense of purpose and improved overall wellness

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of direct care staff who received training in primary prevention strategies and other techniques to avoid the need for restraint and seclusion

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

STARC Waiver Services

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of families who report that service and support staff/providers are available and capable of meeting family needs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

STARC Adult Day Programs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of service recipients who are employed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

STARC Supported Employment

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

It all began with Heaven.
Heaven is the first-born daughter to Laura and Gerald Delaup. At almost fifty years old, Heaven has never spoken and requires assistance with all her daily living skills. And, yet, she is her parents' greatest teacher. In 1972, she inspired her mother to establish opportunities for individuals with developmental disABILITIES—the chance to live, work and be an integral part of the St. Tammany Parish community. Because of Heaven, STARC was born.

As Heaven's needs have grown over the years, so have STARC's capabilities. Today STARC offers more than 35 varied programs, services and supports that enrich and enhance the lives of more than 1,000 individuals with disABILITIES and their families. Heaven, for example, is a resident of The Potter's Clay Community home, where she lives happily, comfortably and safely with seven other ladies who also have developmental disABILITIES.

STARC's devoted employees, board members, advocates and volunteers make it ALL possible....independence, quality of life, and wellbeing for people with intellectual and developmental disABILITIES.

At STARC, we are all about helping people with disABILITIES reach their full potential as independent, contributing members of our community. And have the best possible quality of life. We do that in lots of ways: early intervention, therapeutic treatment, day habilitation, job training, etc. We've helped thousands of people since we started in 1972.

STARC has offices in Slidell, La. and Mandeville, La.

Over 600 individuals with disABILITIES and their families receive services.

STARC is one of the largest employers in St. Tammany parish with 217 employees, with 36 of those having a disABILITIY.

STARC programs are reviewed quarterly, semi-annually and/or annually against goals and outcomes and we are continually evaluating them. Our programs are successful as measured by customer satisfaction surveys and other metrics.

The funding STARC receives from state and federal sources does not fully cover the cost of our programs, and our needs are constantly growing. You can help by becoming a STARC member or by supporting STARC businesses. You can also help to defray expenses and continue to provide quality services by making a financial investment or volunteering your time and talent in a number of areas.

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 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

  • 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

STARC OF LOUISIANA INC.
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
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

1.60

Average of 1.34 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

10.7

Average of 7.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

20%

Average of 27% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

STARC OF LOUISIANA INC.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of STARC OF LOUISIANA 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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $358,256 $687,723 $383,937 $839,865 $1,679,514
As % of expenses 5.1% 9.1% 5.2% 12.6% 22.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $120,774 $355,289 $11,540 $446,841 $1,271,353
As % of expenses 1.7% 4.5% 0.1% 6.4% 16.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $7,329,639 $8,252,623 $7,835,397 $7,482,356 $9,094,664
Total revenue, % change over prior year -5.2% 12.6% -5.1% -4.5% 21.5%
Program services revenue 15.4% 15.2% 72.3% 62.0% 60.4%
Membership dues 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3%
Investment income 0.1% 0.3% 0.2% 1.2% 0.0%
Government grants 80.6% 77.0% 24.2% 30.5% 35.0%
All other grants and contributions 3.5% 2.7% 2.9% 4.5% 3.9%
Other revenue 0.1% 4.5% 0.2% 1.6% 0.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $6,971,383 $7,564,900 $7,451,460 $6,642,490 $7,441,685
Total expenses, % change over prior year -2.9% 8.5% -1.5% -10.9% 12.0%
Personnel 72.7% 70.9% 74.1% 75.5% 70.5%
Professional fees 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 5.9%
Occupancy 4.8% 5.5% 4.4% 4.9% 5.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.1% 1.2% 1.0% 0.7%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 22.1% 23.2% 19.9% 18.1% 17.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $7,208,865 $7,897,334 $7,823,857 $7,035,514 $7,849,846
One month of savings $580,949 $630,408 $620,955 $553,541 $620,140
Debt principal payment $0 $113,535 $0 $136,476 $1,270,475
Fixed asset additions $1,211,327 $0 $856,235 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $9,001,141 $8,641,277 $9,301,047 $7,725,531 $9,740,461

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 5.8 7.0 8.4 10.5 10.7
Months of cash and investments 5.8 7.0 8.4 10.5 10.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.3 4.0 4.8 6.3 6.1
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $3,378,653 $4,435,101 $5,228,884 $5,807,608 $6,665,221
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $865,670 $566,460 $443,061 $490,883 $492,878
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $8,416,361 $7,293,382 $8,075,061 $8,060,419 $8,114,554
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 37.8% 33.4% 33.9% 36.1% 40.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 43.2% 41.1% 46.9% 45.2% 36.5%
Unrestricted net assets $5,179,092 $5,534,381 $5,545,921 $5,992,762 $7,264,115
Temporarily restricted net assets $496,581 $496,581 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $496,581 $496,581 $496,581 $496,581 $470,045
Total net assets $5,675,673 $6,030,962 $6,042,502 $6,489,343 $7,734,160

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Mr. Mark Baham

Chief Information Officer

Dianne Baham

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

STARC OF LOUISIANA INC.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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STARC OF LOUISIANA INC.

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Chief Chris Kaufmann

President, STARC Board of Directors

Term: 2023 - 2026

Chris Kaufmann

Bill Butcher

Betina Breaux

Bruce Javery

Charles Preston MD

Donna Bach

Eric Giroir

Frances Strayham

Linda Larkin

Lori Pausina

Michael Weiner

Susan Munster

Tatem Ruiz

Tia Friel

Jakelyn H. Gallo

Jimmy Burns

Kay Taylor

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 1/25/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

No data

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/16/2023

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Data
  • 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 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.

Contractors

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