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FRIENDSHIP ADULT DAY CARE CENTER INC

We Share the Care!

aka Friendship Center   |   Santa Barbara, CA   |  www.friendshipcentersb.org

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FRIENDSHIP ADULT DAY CARE CENTER INC

EIN: 95-3398938


Mission

Friendship Center preserves and enriches the quality of life for aging and dependent adults through innovative programs that value the dignity and worth of every person. We provide respite, support and education, enabling families to continue to be engaged in their community, careers and commitments.

Notes from the nonprofit

At Friendship Center, we foster a warm community space where older and dependent adults find social connection, companionship, and joy-essential elements often overlooked in this chapter of their lives. Aging gracefully with us means prolonging the necessity of costly residential care or full time in-home support, allowing families to stay united. Our unique, non-medical, social model day program empowers seniors to age in place, maintaining a sense of purpose and cherished connections with the people and the community they call home. Our team of professional and compassionate care providers build profound relationships with our members, facilitating open communication with families about their loved ones evolving needs, ensuring a collaborative approach in addressing mental and physical health needs.

Ruling year info

1979

Executive Director

Kathryn Westland, MPH

Main address

89 Eucalyptus Ln

Santa Barbara, CA 93108 USA

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EIN

95-3398938

Subject area info

Patient social services

Exercise

Nutrition

Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia

ALS

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Population served info

Children and youth

Seniors

Caregivers

People with disabilities

NTEE code info

Adult Day Care (P71)

Alzheimer's (G83)

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our mission is to preserve and enrich the quality of life for aging and dependent adults through innovative programs that value the dignity and worth of every person. We provide respite, support, and education, enabling families to continue to be engaged in their community, careers, and commitments.

We serve people living with physical or cognitive disabilities, such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia in a social and supportive setting. Attending our day program keeps many of our members out of long-term residential care an average of two years longer than they would otherwise. This is a huge cost-savings for families and allows members to remain at home and living with their loved ones as long as possible.

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?

Adult Day Program

Friendship Center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Participants can attend the program anywhere from one to five days each week. Each day we serve a light breakfast, full hot lunch, and afternoon snack, as well as provide a full schedule of programs and activities for members to engage in.

Our members are adults who may be socially isolated and feel more comfortable in a social and supportive setting. We also serve people living with physical or cognitive disabilities, such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

We offer programs that focus on our members’ strengths, experiences, and knowledge, rather than their limitations, while accommodating the current reality of their abilities.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with disabilities

Caregivers need support too! The staff at Friendship Center provides additional support to family caregivers by becoming a partner in care. We Share The Care! Care planning and monitoring of member’s well-being and health needs is an important part of our services. We closely coordinate care strategies with our member’s families.

We offer bi-monthly on-going support groups for caregivers in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers

The GOLD project is an inter-generational program that brings elderly and children together in classrooms to dispel aging stereotypes and reduce ageism.

Friendship Day Program members visit elementary school classrooms each month to share knowledge with students. After one of our recent GOLD project visits, a 2nd grade student remarked, "I didn't know life before TV could still be fun!"

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Seniors

The Connections Brain Fitness Program is an innovative and engaging cognitive enhancement program designed specifically for older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Featuring guest speakers from various backgrounds and industries, personalized cognitive and physical exercises, and a supportive community of friends, the Connections Brain Fitness Program is a transformative cognitive enhancement solution that empowers older adults with mild cognitive impairment to embark on a journey of cognitive growth, resilience, and lifelong learning.

Population(s) Served

Cycling Without Age is a worldwide movement that aims to provide joy and vitality to older adults through the magic of the bicycle. Through the simple act of sharing a bike ride, it weaves a sense of community and gathers unique and invaluable stories, unlocked only by the wind and wheels.

Offered at Friendship Center 2x per week.

Population(s) Served
Older adults
Seniors
Retired people
Veterans
Older adults
Seniors
Retired people
Veterans
People with disabilities

The Vitality Program is offered by Santa Barbara City College for older adults. This tuition-free program offers a wide variety of topics taught by skilled professionals in each subject. Our classes are specifically designed for adults age 55 and over, and offer a welcoming and engaging environment for students of all levels. Students develop mental acuity and physical dexterity while learning and honing new skills in a variety of topics.

We currently offer Vitality Program classes Monday-Thursday. Please visit our website for the most up to date schedule of classes.

Population(s) Served
Older adults
Seniors
People with hearing impairments
People with intellectual disabilities
People with learning disabilities

Where we work

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 families who report that service and support staff/providers are available and capable of meeting family needs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2018 100%; 2017 100%; 2016 88%; 2015 100% of respondents reported that Friendship Center has helped themselves, the caregiver, and their dependent adult loved one.

Number of older adults being supported to live at home through home care, assistive technology, and/or personal support plans

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the bulk of our work, and this number represents total number of families served by us. Friendship Center was under mandatory evacuation during Thomas fire and mudslides (Dec. 2017-Feb 2018) a

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adult Day Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Friendship Center was under mandatory evacuation during Thomas fire and mudslides.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adult Day Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Friendship Center was under mandatory evacuation during Thomas fire and mudslides (Dec. 2017-Feb 2018) and closed for on-site services from March 2020 until 2022.

Percent of members who have delayed placement into long-term care facility by over 1 year

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adult Day Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

The main goal of our services is to support and enhance our members' quality of life, as well as that of their family companions or caregivers.

Our daily goal is to provide social contact, companionship, engaging activities, nourishing meals, and supervision for the dependent adults who attend our program. For their family caregivers, we offer respite—a break from the demands of caregiving.

Ultimately, accessible and affordable adult day services support the health and well-being of older adults who wish to age in community, dwelling in their homes as long as possible. It is our firm belief that families staying together as long as possible results in a healthier emotional and economic outlook for our community.

Individuals with Alzheimer's and other cognitive disorders receive important benefits from the stimulating social, educational and therapeutic activities at Friendship Center, including:

• Enriching quality of life for participants with socialization and psychosocial activities, alleviating isolation, depression, and anxiety
• Deterrence/avoidance of long-term care and the accompanying financial and emotional costs
• Respite for caregivers from the stresses of constant care for their loved ones
• Mitigating symptoms of Alzheimer's and other related dementia with socialization and engaging activities

Friendship Center's day programs is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Extended hours are also available from 8 am to 5 pm. Each day we serve a light breakfast, full hot lunch, and afternoon snack, as well as a full schedule of activities for our members to attend, including regular outings, visitors, and entertainment. This allows the person living with cognitive decline to be engaged and supported in a social environment. The day program also allows their caregiver to have the time to work, pursue activities of their own, and to take care of their own health needs.

Friendship Center also offer workshops and groups aimed at slowing and/or preventing cognitive decline, to slow the onset of dementia in vulnerable patients. Our Caregiver Navigator program helps people set up a plan of care to guide them and their families through their diagnosis with Alzheimer's or other dementia's.

Friendship Center has been in operation since 1976 and offer a secure, safe place for our day programs. There are both indoor and outdoor environments for members to enjoy.

Friendship Center provides health monitoring, dispenses medication, and helps members deal with their continence needs. Our program staff are all professionally trained in dealing with the population we serve and we strive to maintain a staff ratio of 6-to-1, which allows us to closely monitor the needs of our members.

We partner with Easy Lift Transportation to help families arrange pick-up and drop-off of members who have mobility restrictions and/or are unable to be driven to the center by their caregivers.

We also turn no one away for inability to pay, which allows the over 80% of our members who qualify as low-income to access high-quality services at a cost that they can afford.

Since Friendship Center's founding more than 42 years ago, we have been providing a place for individuals in our community to go during the day to enjoy program activities, cognitive stimulation, socialization, as well as meals and basic needs care.


We look forward to addressing the challenges of the future to partner with other agencies and contribute our strengths and experience for new and better programs for aging and dependent adults. It is important that we all are committed to contributing our strengths and experience for new and better programs for our aging population and their families--- these challenges facing CA communities will only become BIGGER when the number of seniors double in the next few years as baby boomers continue to retire.

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 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 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 share the feedback we received with the people we serve, 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?

Financials

FRIENDSHIP ADULT DAY CARE CENTER INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

24.67

Average of 46.70 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2

Average of 3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

11%

Average of 13% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

FRIENDSHIP ADULT DAY CARE CENTER INC

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of FRIENDSHIP ADULT DAY CARE 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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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $433,797 $552,819 $552,000 -$885,248 $201,272
As % of expenses 36.0% 45.0% 54.8% -89.5% 17.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $398,038 $535,560 $534,978 -$902,302 $131,564
As % of expenses 32.1% 43.0% 52.2% -89.7% 11.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,579,210 $1,473,251 $906,990 $1,401,436 $1,136,360
Total revenue, % change over prior year 8.7% -6.7% -38.4% 54.5% -18.9%
Program services revenue 52.8% 43.8% 8.5% 21.2% 46.6%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 6.5% 6.6% 8.4% 7.5% 11.4%
Government grants 4.3% 12.2% 22.8% 1.7% 2.1%
All other grants and contributions 33.7% 31.5% 48.3% 42.2% 47.8%
Other revenue 2.7% 5.9% 12.0% 27.4% -7.9%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,204,531 $1,227,581 $1,007,041 $988,751 $1,130,817
Total expenses, % change over prior year 11.5% 1.9% -18.0% -1.8% 14.4%
Personnel 67.5% 69.6% 71.4% 74.9% 72.7%
Professional fees 7.4% 6.4% 9.5% 7.6% 7.2%
Occupancy 5.3% 5.2% 3.9% 2.6% 2.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 19.8% 18.8% 15.2% 14.9% 17.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,240,290 $1,244,840 $1,024,063 $1,005,805 $1,200,525
One month of savings $100,378 $102,298 $83,920 $82,396 $94,235
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $85,000 $0 $0 $0 $305,048
Total full costs (estimated) $1,425,668 $1,347,138 $1,107,983 $1,088,201 $1,599,808

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 3.6 4.5 2.3 1.9 2.0
Months of cash and investments 54.1 60.0 84.8 71.0 65.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 38.8 43.5 59.6 49.9 42.6
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $362,634 $463,550 $191,983 $155,887 $184,312
Investments $5,070,001 $5,675,791 $6,927,718 $5,696,148 $6,002,840
Receivables $220,616 $128,979 $115,091 $114,513 $149,843
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $572,009 $566,356 $530,462 $533,729 $753,777
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 86.6% 89.5% 92.0% 94.6% 65.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.0% 2.1% 1.3% 1.6% 3.7%
Unrestricted net assets $3,974,816 $4,510,376 $5,045,354 $4,143,052 $4,274,616
Temporarily restricted net assets $1,126,504 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $631,148 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $1,757,652 $1,792,833 $2,257,511 $1,869,566 $2,315,866
Total net assets $5,732,468 $6,303,209 $7,302,865 $6,012,618 $6,590,482

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

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

Executive Director

Kathryn Westland, MPH

Kathryn served as the organizations program director from 2017-2021 and returned as Executive Director in the summer of 2023. She brings a background in ethnogerontology, dementia care models, intergenerational aged care models and public health to her role. Kathryn holder her Master's in Public Health from the University of Sydney's School of Medicine.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

FRIENDSHIP ADULT DAY CARE CENTER INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 01/02/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Pat Forgey

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 8/16/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/15/2023

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

Data
  • 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 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 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.