Keeping Help & Hope in Mind

East Islip, NY   |
GuideStar Charity Check


EIN: 11-2637292



Notes from the nonprofit

We are passionate about serving those in the community who have cognitive decline or other dementias. We are a resource for families and caregivers, health professionals, and the community at large with education, training, and programs that are all free of charge. We have amazing social workers who conduct care consultations and recreational therapist who help make memories and engage brain games. The support of the community enables us to offer all these programs and services to the Long Island population.

Ruling year info


Executive Director/CEO

Ms. Lauren Vlachos

Main address

200 Carleton Avenue

East Islip, NY 11730 USA

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Subject area info

Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia

Population served info


People with psychosocial disabilities

NTEE code info

(Alzheimer's) (G83)

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


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Families who may think a loved one has dementia can contact us and receive free care consultations and referrals. Those with the disease can come to programs focused on Brain health, memory activities and equine therapy. Families can attend free education programs and support groups. Plus we have fun respite programs for caregivers. All free to the Long Island 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?

Art Expression Program

Partnering with Assisted Living, Nursing homes, and other community centers, we provide training and art supplies to communities to host a once a month art program. The program culminates in an art show hosted where participants come and view their work on display. We have partnered with the Islip Art Gallery to display for 2022

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

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.

To be the help and hope that those traveling the Alzheimer’s journey need. To be a resource and advocate for families and caregivers.

We are focused on #3 and helping families stay healthy and navigate the healthcare system

Highly trained and educated staff

We serve about 15 different families a month with care consultations. Run 15 support groups a month, have art, music and Brain Games every month and go out into the community and put in free education talks.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Families, health professionals, caregivers, and those with cognitive decline

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

    Case management notes, 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 are expanding our programs to offer hybrid and zoom support groups. Folks want support but cannot drive. We are also working with community leaders to reach other demographics with cognitive decline.

  • 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?

    They become invested in our programs and services and want to help us succeed.

  • 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 the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,


Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2021 Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center 2020 Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.63 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 17% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESOURCE CENTER, 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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$10,986 $145,464 $962,997 -$190,995 -$282,681
As % of expenses -1.4% 20.1% 167.4% -27.8% -38.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$60,032 $101,811 $923,122 -$222,465 -$326,422
As % of expenses -7.3% 13.3% 150.0% -30.9% -42.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $875,227 $870,818 $1,556,992 $496,470 $446,579
Total revenue, % change over prior year 14.9% -0.5% 78.8% -68.1% -10.0%
Program services revenue 6.0% 5.8% 4.7% 13.2% 5.2%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 45.3% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 93.9% 94.2% 95.3% 41.4% 94.8%
Other revenue 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $771,486 $722,979 $575,354 $687,906 $729,290
Total expenses, % change over prior year -7.5% -6.3% -20.4% 19.6% 6.0%
Personnel 34.8% 40.0% 49.7% 54.6% 59.3%
Professional fees 5.6% 11.9% 10.5% 7.6% 13.8%
Occupancy 1.8% 2.1% 2.9% 2.5% 2.4%
Interest 2.4% 2.1% 2.2% 1.5% 1.8%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.1% 1.9% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 55.4% 43.7% 32.7% 33.8% 22.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $820,532 $766,632 $615,229 $719,376 $773,031
One month of savings $64,291 $60,248 $47,946 $57,326 $60,774
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $14,276 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $166,952 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $884,823 $826,880 $663,175 $957,930 $833,805

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 0.2 2.1 0.0 7.4 4.8
Months of cash and investments 0.2 2.1 0.0 7.4 4.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -3.8 -1.7 13.5 7.3 3.4
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $13,241 $125,681 $460 $424,237 $293,235
Investments $1,106 $1,231 $1,340 $1,381 $0
Receivables $403,590 $417,611 $1,349,278 $465,657 $423,190
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,416,513 $1,408,571 $1,408,571 $1,575,387 $1,575,387
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 19.2% 21.8% 24.6% 24.0% 26.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 35.9% 33.1% 15.0% 12.7% 19.7%
Unrestricted net assets $897,878 $999,689 $1,708,111 $1,398,045 $1,071,623
Temporarily restricted net assets $120,000 $122,500 $355,950 $443,467 N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 N/A
Total restricted net assets $120,000 $122,500 $355,950 $443,467 $443,467
Total net assets $1,017,878 $1,122,189 $2,064,061 $1,841,512 $1,515,090

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Material data errors No No No No No


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

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

Executive Director/CEO

Ms. Lauren Vlachos

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.


Board of directors
as of 01/19/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Adam Demetri

Demetri Law Firm

Term: 2022 - 2024

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 8/3/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/03/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.