Christian Community Placement Center

Fostering positive connections for youth and families... every day

aka Connections365   |   Salem, OR   |
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Christian Community Placement Center

EIN: 94-3112571


A Christian organization compassionately serving youth and families, providing them counseling, mentoring, skill building, and education services in a safe environment, to support the development of their hope and future.

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Executive Director

Debby Lute

Main address

4890 32ND AVE SE

Salem, OR 97317 USA

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Subject area info

Mental health care

Foster care

Youth services

Shelter and residential care

Population served info



Young adults

Young boys

Adolescent boys

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NTEE code info

Foster Care (P32)

Half-Way House (Short-Term Residential Care) (P72)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

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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?

Project 180

The residential facility provides a 24/7 secure structured living environment with rotating staff for male youth in crisis. The placement varies from 7 days to 90 days, depending on the youth’s ongoing placement needs, and provides JJPO’s immediate turnaround on referrals, quick placement and thorough evaluation of the youth offender to help the JJPO find/re-establish the next/return to placement.

Population(s) Served
Men and boys

Our Mental Health Unit is dedicated to serving clients who find themselves in need of counseling and case management services. These services include one-on-one individual counseling and in-home and skills training support as needed. Connections365 services clients in Marion and Polk Counties.

Population(s) Served

Placements are determined on a case-by-case basis, in collaboration with the youth’s care team. The mentoring and skills trainer program supports youth and families referred by partnering community organizations or youth and proctors in other Connections365 programs. Mentors work one on one with youth to provide a positive relationship, skills training, respite service and crisis intervention. Currently we are providing these mentoring services for youth placed with DHS and some of our mental health outpatient clients as well.

Population(s) Served

This residential proctor model program accepts youth transitioning into the community from youth correctional facilities, other residential placements, or those needing placement with an increased level of supervision and support. This program is designed to help youth successfully transition back into the community, via either living independently or reunification with a family member. Services provided to all youth include: BRS documentation, individual, family and group counseling, educational support, vocational support, and skill building curriculum. Youth accepted into this program must meet BRS requirements and will require BRS authorization prior to placement.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth

The Continuum is a community based residential program serving young men in the custody of Oregon Youth Authority. The residential home provides a 24/7 staffed, secure, structured living environment. Placements are approximately one year in the program with intensive transition processes both into the program and from the program. Services include case management, individual, family and group counseling, educational and vocational support, and evidence-based skill building curriculum. Additional services are accessed through community providers.

Population(s) Served
Men and boys

Connections365 maintains treatment foster homes for DHS youth in need of shelter care, therapeutic foster care and therapeutic foster care with enhanced services. Connections365 uses a trauma informed model. The Shelter Program provides 30- to 90-day emergency shelter and evaluation for young people in crisis. The primary focus is to stabilize and evaluate the youth in a safe, structured, therapeutic environment until a decision can be made regarding future placement. Treatment Foster Care youth are placed with Connections365 on a six-month basis. These youth have often experienced numerous previous placement failures. The enhanced program provides extra wraparound services to support successful placement for these youth, such as specialized foster care, case management, respite foster care, and mentor and skills trainer services.

Population(s) Served

Where we work


Christian Community Placement Center
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2022 Financial Statements 2022 2020 Financial Statements
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 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.73 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 22% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Christian Community Placement Center

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Christian Community Placement Center

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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Christian Community Placement Center

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Christian Community Placement Center’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 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$144,319 $496,303 $470,294 $151,035 -$61,017
As % of expenses -6.0% 20.0% 20.4% 6.5% -2.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$226,832 $410,357 $382,665 $65,036 -$140,432
As % of expenses -9.1% 16.0% 16.0% 2.7% -6.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,526,439 $2,756,886 $3,085,764 $2,536,935 $1,728,147
Total revenue, % change over prior year 3.4% 9.1% 11.9% -17.8% -31.9%
Program services revenue 97.7% 87.9% 71.8% 74.1% 87.9%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.9%
Government grants 0.0% 0.4% 21.3% 10.2% 0.7%
All other grants and contributions 2.1% 9.1% 1.7% 5.3% 10.3%
Other revenue 0.0% 2.7% 5.3% 10.3% 0.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $2,406,226 $2,486,010 $2,303,633 $2,337,333 $2,191,056
Total expenses, % change over prior year 8.3% 3.3% -7.3% 1.5% -6.3%
Personnel 68.1% 71.6% 71.5% 70.7% 68.1%
Professional fees 4.9% 4.1% 3.9% 4.2% 6.3%
Occupancy 4.5% 4.3% 4.8% 4.8% 5.3%
Interest 3.2% 3.0% 3.1% 2.4% 1.7%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.3% 0.1% 0.3% 0.0%
All other expenses 19.3% 16.8% 16.7% 17.8% 18.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $2,488,739 $2,571,956 $2,391,262 $2,423,332 $2,270,471
One month of savings $200,519 $207,168 $191,969 $194,778 $182,588
Debt principal payment $63,052 $0 $414,684 $356,489 $72,369
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $2,752,310 $2,779,124 $2,997,915 $2,974,599 $2,525,428

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 1.5 3.5 7.3 8.3 5.4
Months of cash and investments 1.5 3.5 7.3 8.3 5.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.7 2.6 6.0 6.2 5.8
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $308,015 $718,159 $1,395,894 $1,624,062 $983,887
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $221,691 $327,775 $231,335 $200,799 $160,208
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $2,625,609 $2,681,185 $2,222,222 $1,921,619 $1,926,540
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 34.3% 36.8% 37.6% 45.8% 49.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 61.0% 61.1% 41.6% 34.6% 38.7%
Unrestricted net assets $580,269 $990,626 $1,373,291 $1,438,327 $1,297,895
Temporarily restricted net assets $301,474 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $301,474 $76,047 $387,884 $436,450 $34,558
Total net assets $881,743 $1,066,673 $1,761,175 $1,874,777 $1,332,453

Key data checks

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

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Executive Director

Debby Lute

Debby Lute has more than 25 years of progressively responsible experience in the Social Services Field and Administration. Debby has strong knowledge of both cash and accrual accounting systems, has been involved in multiple organizational startup and restructuring efforts, and has training and experience with multiple treatment approaches for both adults and children. Debby and her husband have lived in Oregon their whole lives, the majority of the time in Salem, Oregon. They have raised five children and have 11 grandchildren.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Christian Community Placement Center

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Christian Community Placement Center

Board of directors
as of 04/20/2023
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Board chair

James Pleiman


Term: 2022 - 2024

Mark Adams

Sandy Evans

Charlotte Barrett

Robert Garcia

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? No
  • 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 4/21/2022

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