Evolve Kidscare Inc

Pasadena, MD   |

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Evolve Kidscare Inc

EIN: 87-4617212


Evolve KidsCare provides a safe structured environment where kids can be kids while parents recover freely without guilt

Ruling year info


Chief Executive Officer

Sara Burden

Executive Director

Jessie Costley

Main address

2528 Mountain Rd

Pasadena, MD 21122 USA

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Subject area info

Substance abuse prevention

Community service

Child care

Child development

Youth services

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Population served info






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NTEE code info

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Private Nonoperating Foundation

IRS filing requirement

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


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The 2020-2021 Baltimore County Needs Assessment and the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County 2022 Needs Assessment both identified substance abuse as mental and physical health disparities. After initial treatment, recovering from substance use is a critical activity during which a person learns how to maintain recovery/sobriety. Both parent and child wellbeing are negatively impacted when a parent is unable to regularly attend 12-step meetings where support is critical to sustaining sobriety. When parents take children to an adult recovery meeting , they are not able to fully concentrate. Furthermore, children who frequent recovery meetings can become desensitized to substance abuse as early as age five, setting them up for later vulnerability to substance abuse. Safe, supervised childcare allows parents to fully participate in recovery while providing support to and alleviating stress on children. Childcare is free to families; removing a common barrier to participation

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?

Evolve KidsCare

Evolve KidsCare offers free childcare to families engaged in recovery from substance use in the State of Maryland. Service delivery model that offers childcare at neighborhood partner sites where substance abuse recovery meetings occur.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
Single parents
Low-income people

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.

Provide access to affordable childcare, reduce the number of families in need of both affordable and quality childcare by 40-50 families within the first year of operations, and increase jobs and revenue for Anne Arundel County

Create revenue streams to support provision of childcare at no cost to parents in recovery from substance use, se-up and operate childcare sites around Anne Arundel County in partnership with organizations supporting recovery meetings, serve between 100-150 children and guardians within our first year at all sites; with an achievement milestone of 25%, create four positions and hire qualified candidates into Teacher and Teacher Assistance paid positions.

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.
  • 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 share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection


Evolve Kidscare Inc

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Evolve Kidscare Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $57,389
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $45
Special Events $57,389
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $159,320
Program Services $7,138
Administration $3,015
Fundraising $24,641
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $34,794

Evolve Kidscare Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $0
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $0


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chief Executive Officer

Sara Burden

Sara Burden is a Founder/CEO at Evolve KidsCare with over three decades helping families and individuals struggling with substance use. Specializing in Substance Use Addiction Treatment, Sara uses that experience to address the critical need for substance use recovery support. By focusing on empowering the next generation of recovering families, Sara has been able to put the many years of leadership and industry knowledge experience to good use. Over the years, Sara's strengths has garnered some recognition for providing support and resources in the communities struggling with substance use.

Executive Director

Jessie Costley

Jessie Costley is the executive director of Evolve KidsCare in Pasadena, MD. Her career in nonprofit management, statistical reporting, marketing and development spans more than two decades, including positions at Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland. Jessie joined the organization in 2022. “As someone who has worked in the nonprofit sector, I am appreciative and thankful to be part of an organization with a particular focus on families and children,” she said. She currently also serves as the Evolve KidsCare Board of Director, Secretary She and her husband live in Carroll County and their children. In her spare time, Jessie enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, cooking and traveling.

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Evolve Kidscare Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/29/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Sara Burden

Pete Smith

Anne Arundel County Council

Stephanie Evans

Harvest Resources

Sahar Albaugh

Maryland Wellness and Recovery

Pamela Fairbrother

Evolve Life Centers

Jessie Costley

Evolve KidsCare

Jackie Gatton

Evolve KidsCare

Chris Pedersen

Evolve Life Centers

Sara Burden

Evolve KidsCare

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 4/4/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/20/2023

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

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.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.