Divorce Hurts. Kids In The Middle Helps

aka KITM   |   St. Louis, MO   |
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EIN: 43-1192510


Kids In The Middle's mission is to empower children, parents and families during and after divorce through counseling, education and support.

Ruling year info


Chief Executive Officer

Erin Eberhard

Main address

2650 South Hanley Road Suite 150

St. Louis, MO 63144 USA

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Subject area info

Mental health counseling

Family counseling

Single parent support

Population served info

Non-adult children

NTEE code info

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling (P46)

Single Parent Agencies/Services (P42)

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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?

Group Counseling for Children

Each child participating in Group Counseling will first meet individually with the Group therapist to establish rapport, continue the assessment regarding appropriateness for Group Counseling and explain how the Group works. Children are placed into groups with up to seven peers of the same age and grade level. In addition to discussion, Kids In The Middle therapists utilize a variety of age-appropriate therapeutic activities with children in the Group Counseling sessions such as art therapy, play therapy, content-specific games and books, skill-building exercises, social skills exercises, and role-playing. Through the Group Counseling experience, children will successfully learn and utilize positive coping skills. They will benefit from a connection to other children experiencing similar family issues as well as from the confidential and professional assistance of a Kids In The Middle therapist. In Group, children help each other move past the trauma that has been affecting their lives. Children become better equipped to express their fears, concerns, wants, needs and desires so that they can establish a better relationship with their peers and families, and eliminate social and emotional factors that might inhibit their ability to achieve academically and in society.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

The co-parenting relationship can be challenging to navigate at various seasons of life. The onset of the separation, when there are big decisions to be made regarding children, a co-parent gaining a new significant other- these are just a few of the challenges that can arise. It is helpful to have the support of other co-parents in an environment that offers strategies and techniques for managing these challenges for a successful co-parenting relationship. For this reason, Kids In The Middle offers co-parenting groups that give parents much-needed support and guidance.

Population(s) Served

Family Counseling is a helpful way for the entire family or a parent and child to talk about issues together. The goal of family counseling is to create better relationships and communication within the family. We choose to include different family members in our family counseling sessions, depending on the family’s needs.

Population(s) Served

We also offer Individual Counseling for Children. Individual Counseling is recommended when the needs of the child are better addressed in a one-on-one setting. It is common for Individual Counseling to be supplemented in addition to Group Counseling. These sessions are typically conducted weekly, and activities vary based on the age of the child but include a variety of therapeutic approaches, including play therapy, sand tray therapy, and art therapy interventions

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Individual Counseling for Parents enables parents to stabilize themselves emotionally so they can focus on the needs of their children. This service is solution-focused and centers on the parent’s ability to adjust to single parenting and learn how to assist their children through the family transition.

Population(s) Served

Forming a successful co-parenting relationship is often challenging for parents after separation and divorce. Co-parents each have an individual session with an expert Kids In The Middle therapist, then meet jointly. Joint co-parenting counseling helps parents who generally get along, but have a few issues they cannot agree on and would like some assistance.

Population(s) Served

Kids In The Middle also offers support for blended families as parents form new homes. These sessions typically begin with the parents and may expand to include other members of the blended family. The goal is to clarify roles in the family and strengthen relationships.

Population(s) Served

The School Outreach Counseling (SOC) Program is a unique, group counseling service provided by Kids In The Middle. The SOC program incorporates an evidence-based therapeutic model, Children of Divorce Intervention Program (CODIP), which is specifically designed to help children cope with challenging family transitions. We work with children using discussion, art activities, games, books, and journals. Our therapists help children learn how to:
– Understand and accept changes in their family
– Work through their grief, sadness, anger, or grief
– Express feelings appropriately and develop healthy coping skills
– Learn how to stay out of the middle of adult conflict
– Stay connected and build healthy relationships with both parents
– Children are referred to the groups by counselors, social workers, teachers, and other school personnel
KITM therapists work with family transitions including parental separation, divorce, remarriage, and children living in single-parent homes. Sessions curre

Population(s) Served

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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 therapy hours provided to clients

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

Parents, Families, Non-adult children

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


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.

• In the first two years of the planning cycle (2022-20258), the Agency will work to recover from the effects of the pandemic and stabilize its operations with an initial focus on returning to pre-pandemic levels of client service, fundraising, and financial stability.
• The Agency will maintain execution and delivery of core services in accordance with COA standards, while working to expand service offerings to meet additional client needs and achieve its stated goal in its ten-year impact statement: “By 2031, Kids In The Middle will provide 45,000 kids life-changing social and emotional skills to heal from the trauma of divorce and separation.”
• The Agency will move fundraising efforts from a high dependence on successful special events to efforts that are focused on major gifts and can grow donor support to a level that effectively addresses the infrastructure needs of the agency.

• We began to offer in-office counseling services in January 2022. This will help us achieve our direct service utilization goal of 50% and maximize billing to the Agency’s major funders. We plan to diversify our revenue by offering expanded services; such as the Parenting Class launched in late 2020.
• KITM is working on building relationships with local school districts to partner and provide in-school based group counseling services to children of separation and divorce.
• KITM hired a Director of Development to focus on major gifts and the implementation of the annual fund development plan.

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 bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, 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 aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 Kids In The Middle Audited Financial Statments 2018 Kids In The Middle
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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.42 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 18% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of KIDS IN THE MIDDLE 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 $74,209 -$30,564 -$159,705 $220,083 -$210,734
As % of expenses 5.0% -2.2% -12.9% 17.5% -15.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $48,488 -$53,974 -$181,074 $197,305 -$229,092
As % of expenses 3.2% -3.9% -14.4% 15.4% -16.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,555,604 $1,316,870 $1,028,955 $1,475,873 $1,200,985
Total revenue, % change over prior year -5.8% -15.3% -21.9% 43.4% -18.6%
Program services revenue 49.8% 49.3% 42.2% 33.3% 40.9%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 50.2% 50.6% 58.3% 66.7% 59.0%
Other revenue -0.1% 0.0% -0.5% 0.1% 0.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,482,099 $1,362,579 $1,238,525 $1,254,769 $1,409,093
Total expenses, % change over prior year -0.3% -8.1% -9.1% 1.3% 12.3%
Personnel 76.0% 74.0% 70.8% 66.4% 66.9%
Professional fees 2.9% 3.1% 2.8% 6.8% 9.2%
Occupancy 12.7% 14.0% 16.2% 16.1% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 8.4% 8.8% 10.1% 10.7% 24.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,507,820 $1,385,989 $1,259,894 $1,277,547 $1,427,451
One month of savings $123,508 $113,548 $103,210 $104,564 $117,424
Debt principal payment $3,385 $3,642 $0 $188,200 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $21,819 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,634,713 $1,503,179 $1,384,923 $1,570,311 $1,544,875

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.9 4.3 4.9 4.6 2.2
Months of cash and investments 4.9 4.4 4.9 4.6 2.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.2 4.0 3.3 4.7 2.3
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $602,601 $492,790 $507,297 $480,482 $257,385
Investments $0 $5,952 $2,607 $0 $0
Receivables $255,538 $267,183 $246,679 $232,146 $236,212
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $209,552 $203,740 $205,430 $213,392 $130,648
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 66.2% 66.0% 66.1% 74.3% 68.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 13.0% 11.0% 36.9% 7.0% 64.5%
Unrestricted net assets $580,151 $526,177 $345,103 $542,408 $313,316
Temporarily restricted net assets $255,155 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $1,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $256,155 $243,491 $193,656 $194,677 $197,303
Total net assets $836,306 $769,668 $538,759 $737,085 $510,619

Key data checks

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


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chief Executive Officer

Erin Eberhard

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 01/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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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 1/19/2023

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
Female, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/02/2022

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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 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.


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