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Communities for People

We foster hope

BOSTON, MA   |  www.c4p.org
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Communities for People

EIN: 04-2573248


Mission

For over 45 years Communities for People (CFP), has remained a leader in community-based approaches to support children, youth and families in the state foster care system. We offer a wide range of impactful programs and services in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including family support and preservation, treatment foster care and adoption support, and a variety of small residential and independent living programs for teens. We focus on achieving permanency, making lifelong connections within the community, and developing independent living skills. Our goal at CFP is to provide youth and families with the services and support they need to thrive independently and as part of their communities.

Ruling year info

1981

President/ CEO

Craig Gordon

Main address

418 Commonwealth Avenue

BOSTON, MA 02215 USA

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EIN

04-2573248

Subject area info

Child welfare

In-home aid and personal assistance

Youth services

Youth mentoring

Group homes

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Population served info

Children and youth

Families

Foster and adoptive parents

Adolescent parents

Non-adult children

NTEE code info

Group Home, Residential Treatment Facility - Mental Health Related (F33)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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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?

Intensive Foster Care (IFC)

We believe that children do best in family settings and should remain in their own community whenever possible, which is why we also offer unbundled services from the Intensive Foster Care (IFC) team to work with potential kinship or adoptive parents. These services can last six weeks to six months and are driven by the familys goals and objectives to help ease difficulties transitions, return a child home, or work to prevent a child from being removed from their home.
Our IFC team works closely with foster parents to ensure the kids in their care are receiving the additional, individualized support they need, including therapy and behavioral modification plans. We know it can be challenging to take in a foster child under the best of circumstances and want to ensure that every foster family feels supported as they work to provide a safe environment for their foster child.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Foster and adoptive parents
Foster and adoptive children

Independent Living (ILP) is an outreach-supported apartment setting for youth who are 17-21 (RI) or 18-22 (MA) who have shown progress in community-based residential programs, were previously homelessness, or in a foster home. Length of stay varies depending on the youths age, goals and needs. Through things like financial literacy classes, vocational support and career readiness, help learning about available community resources, and practicing soft skills, youth leave Communities for People better prepared to live truly independently as a young adult. This is particularly important because youth who have been previously part of the foster care system or homeless are at a significantly higher risk of becoming homeless, incarcerated, or otherwise off-track than their peers.

Population(s) Served

Communities for People is proud to offer specialized services for children, youth and families in Rhode Island who are in a Communities for People licensed foster home and need additional support or cannot be served in traditional foster homes. Most youth and families receive support through these programs for 3 9 months, with services starting within 48 hours of Communities for People receiving a referral from the Department of Children, Youth and Families. Youth and families receive face-to-face support every week, as well as additional remote meetings, and Communities for People is always available for emergency support 24/7 when needed.

Population(s) Served

Our Family Care Community Partnership (FCCP) program works with a range of community partners to help prevent child abuse, child neglect, and juvenile delinquency in the cities of Pawtucket, Central Falls, and East Providence. The program accepts referrals from schools, physicians, state and community agencies, as well as self-referrals.

We all know it takes a village to raise a child, but the reality is not everyone has a village to turn to right away. With a 95% success rate of keeping families together, FCCP uses a wraparound approach that helps families build and expand their natural support network of friends, family and neighbors as well as community supports such as religious communities, school, and community agencies.

Families identify the areas they believe need the most help. Any family with a child(ren) between 0 18 years old who are experiencing parenting challenges, serious life stressors, emotional, behavioral and/or a mental health crisis may be eligible.

Population(s) Served

Communities for People is proud to be the Lead Agency partner with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) for the Harbor and Hyde Park DCF Area Offices, coordinating care for over 1,000 families. Every DCF Office in Massachusetts contracts with private providers to serve as their Lead Agency to help ensure families are receiving the additional support they need from other contracted providers. We also have educational coordinators in the Harbor, Hyde Park, Jackson Square and Park Street DCF offices who help ensure the educational rights and needs of youth involved with DCF are met, overseeing everything from school transfers, to summer school, transportation and everything in between.

Population(s) Served

Communities for People offers home-based services to all eligible families in Rhode Island. Our staff are here to provide support through in-person and virtual check-ins, and 24/7 on-call help is also available. We provide assistance within 48 hours of Department of Youth, Children and Families (DCYF) referral, and most families receive home based services for 3-6 months. One of the many reasons home-based services are so important is because they can eliminate barriers to receiving treatment by bringing the clinical support directly to the familys home.

Population(s) Served

Communities for Peoples array of community living programs provide children and youth as young as thirteen and up to their 22nd birthday with support that promotes individual empowerment and prepares them for adulthood. All our community living programs are designed to simulate the experience of living independently as part of a community. These programs are particularly important for preparing youth for either returning home or living independently.

These programs adhere to a strong child- and family-centered philosophy that is respectful of the trauma the youth we serve have experienced in their homes, communities, and involvement in the child welfare system. We incorporate this approach throughout all treatment planning. Young people in our care will work with their team from Communities for People and their community supports to come up individualized goals for their time in residential programing, and prepare for their future.

Population(s) Served

Communities for Peoples spectrum of residential programs provide youth as young as 12 and up to their 21st birthday with support that promotes individual empowerment and prepares them for independence moving forward. All our community living programs are designed to simulate the experience of living independently as part of a community. The youth and their support team are invited to meet with the program treatment team to review the program services and structure and create a clear plan to support family reunification or independence in the community.

Population(s) Served

Youth Development Services (YDS) Program is an exciting program to provide transition-age youth with additional support to help develop life skills as they are transitioning out of state care. Services include life skill and vocational assessments, financial literacy education, matched savings account, mentor connections, career/work readiness services, youth advisory group (SPEAK) participation and more. All YDS programs are designed to create a safe space for youth to receive support from adults and peers, and develop meaningful, trusting relationships.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults
At-risk youth
LGBTQ people
Foster and adoptive children
Adolescents
Young adults
At-risk youth
LGBTQ people
Foster and adoptive children
Adolescents
Young adults
At-risk youth
LGBTQ people
Foster and adoptive children

Where we work

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Financials

Communities for People
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2022 Audited Financials, Communities for People
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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

1.92

Average of 1.60 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0

Average of 1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

18%

Average of 19% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Communities for People

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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Communities for People

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Communities for People’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 $193,935 $521,062 -$351,924 -$615,237 $1,510,427
As % of expenses 1.4% 3.3% -2.2% -4.4% 9.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $124,566 $433,018 -$432,324 -$713,249 $1,423,491
As % of expenses 0.9% 2.7% -2.6% -5.1% 9.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $14,444,861 $16,502,968 $15,929,473 $12,776,219 $18,086,040
Total revenue, % change over prior year 3.6% 14.2% -3.5% -19.8% 41.6%
Program services revenue 0.9% 0.9% 1.3% 1.6% 0.9%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.4% 0.4% 0.6% 0.4% 0.4%
Government grants 98.5% 98.4% 97.1% 95.7% 96.6%
All other grants and contributions 0.1% 0.2% 0.8% 0.1% 0.1%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 2.2% 2.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $14,285,860 $15,998,663 $16,297,810 $13,840,909 $15,810,737
Total expenses, % change over prior year 6.5% 12.0% 1.9% -15.1% 14.2%
Personnel 64.7% 62.2% 63.6% 64.3% 58.4%
Professional fees 1.7% 1.9% 1.9% 1.9% 2.1%
Occupancy 9.5% 10.0% 10.2% 10.8% 9.7%
Interest 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.8%
All other expenses 24.0% 25.8% 24.2% 22.8% 26.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $14,355,229 $16,086,707 $16,378,210 $13,938,921 $15,897,673
One month of savings $1,190,488 $1,333,222 $1,358,151 $1,153,409 $1,317,561
Debt principal payment $16,077 $18,398 $0 $0 $4,182,478
Fixed asset additions $0 $103,426 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $15,561,794 $17,541,753 $17,736,361 $15,092,330 $21,397,712

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.2 1.0 2.2 1.0 0.0
Months of cash and investments 2.1 1.8 3.3 4.7 1.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.1 3.1 2.7 2.6 3.4
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,425,680 $1,281,571 $2,934,936 $1,105,853 $8,755
Investments $1,015,040 $1,088,154 $1,604,221 $4,311,411 $2,437,461
Receivables $1,692,577 $1,920,364 $1,660,032 $1,692,550 $3,188,494
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $2,290,576 $2,394,002 $2,441,002 $2,472,662 $2,520,682
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 63.8% 64.7% 66.8% 69.1% 72.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 34.2% 32.2% 50.5% 64.0% 37.8%
Unrestricted net assets $4,116,196 $4,549,214 $4,116,890 $3,403,641 $4,827,132
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 $4,116,196 $4,549,214 $4,116,890 $3,403,641 $4,827,132

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

President/ CEO

Craig Gordon

Craig Gordon has over 40 years' experience in the field of child welfare with a proven track record of mission-driven program development. He has served in multiple roles at Communities for People, starting there as a direct service worker and rising to senior leadership positions, including the most recent 8 years as COO. Craig has served in leadership roles on multiple public and private committees in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island working to improve service delivery to vulnerable youth and families.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 01/08/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Boyce Slayman

David Dubinsky

Dubinsky Law, PLLC

Jim Vincent

RIPTA

Kelly Hynes McDermott

Hynes Communications

Susan Fink

Law Offices Of Greenwood & Fink

Deanna Morales

Providence Police Department

Patrick Martin

KLR

Joseph Leavey

Founder, CFP

Craig Gordon

CEO, CFP

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/19/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Contractors

Fiscal year ending
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