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Italian Home for Children Inc.

 1125 Centre Street
 Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
[P] (617) 524-3116
[F] (617) 524-5201
www.ITALIANHOME.org
info@italianhome.org
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INCORPORATED: 1982
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-2103799

LAST UPDATED: 10/15/2015
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Italian Home for Children exists to help children and their families thrive through progressive programs.

Mission Statement

Italian Home for Children exists to help children and their families thrive through progressive programs.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2012 to June 30, 2013
Projected Income $14,198,145.00
Projected Expense $14,412,706.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Boston Center for Children
  • Community-Residential Treatment Programs
  • Cranwood Children’s Services
  • Mental Health Clinic
  • Therapeutic Day School

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

Italian Home for Children exists to help children and their families thrive through progressive programs.

Background Statement

The devastating influenza epidemic of 1918 orphaned many Italian children of Boston's North End, and the community and clergy responded by establishing the Italian Home for Children to care for these orphans. During the first fifty years, Franciscan sisters devoted their lives to raising and teaching thousands of children at the Home.  
As decades passed, the needs of the children arriving at the Home began to reflect more complex crises. Today, the Home's focus is providing residential and day treatment services for emotionally disturbed children of all nationalities. 
Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Italian Home for Children serve children with significant emotional and behavioral disorders between the ages of 4 to 13 years old in our campus-based programs. Outreach programs serve children up to 18 years old.

Impact Statement

Core Values:
Protect the rights of children;
Promote the highest standards of education, care and treatment for children;
Support and preserve the relationship between a child and his/her family and community;
Accept the family system as the one in which the child is most likely to succeed;
Assist children and families in all efforts that promote a healthy reintegration at the earliest possible time;
Exist as a resource for children and families irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion or national origin.

Needs Statement

As is the case with most non-profits, financial independence combined with financial support are critical to our existence and the programs and services the Italian Home for Children provides to at-risk youth in and around Boston, MA.

CEO Statement

As we expected the past year has seen a steady expansion of our non-residential services.  The trend away from reliance on residential services is one we recognized and planned for in the future.  Our dedicated staff deserve a lot of credit for their patience, understanding and flexibility in a year when schedules, responsibilities and programs were subject to what seemed like constant adjustment.  Their commitment and loyalty allowed us to achieve a measure of stability in an era of uncertainty for agencies like ours.  Revenue from program services was somewhat less than we budgeted but expenses were also below budget.  Once again our fundraising success was the difference maker.  
After implementing our Therapeutic Mentoring and In-Home Therapy services the past couple years, it appears the services have been successful.  First and foremost we succeeded with the children and families we worked with by building skills in youngsters and improving relationships in families who were at-risk for disruption.  We also succeeded in strengthening our relationships with both public agency and private agency partners.
Italian Home remains committed to our staple services of residential treatment and special education although we recognize that demand for these services may continue to decline.  In the future, we will continue to grow newer community-based services while at the same time preparing for yet another re-procurement process undertaken by the state agencies that contract for services to vulnerable populations.
Although there are many changes occurring now in child welfare, the strength of our talented staff and committed volunteers combined with the indefatigable support of our donors will help us survive and thrive.  We really have to.  There are kids depending on us.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher F. Small
Executive Director 

Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
SOUTHEAST REGION, MA
The Italian Home is a residential and day treatment facility for emotionally and behaviorally challenged children of all races, nationalities and religions. On any given day about 100 children attend the programs in the Jamaica Plain campus, while about 20 children are enrolled in the Cranwood programs in East Freetown, MA.  The Italian Home for Children specializes in the assessment and treatment of a variety of behavioral and mental health concerns.  Every year the Italian Home assists hundreds of children and provides its services to children throughout Massachusetts.

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Children's and Youth Services
  2. Education - Special Education
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

No

Programs

Boston Center for Children

Our Community-Based Acute Treatment program (C-BAT) provides stabilization and comprehensive assessment services for 30 children.  Each child participates in an intensive short-term program of individual, family, group and milieu therapy as well as daily educational tutoring. Imbedded in the Boston Center are Transitional Care Unit (TCU) beds for children who no longer meet hospital level of care but whose disposition plan is not yet finalized.
Budget  $12,285,511.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  --

Community-Residential Treatment Programs

These programs provide community-residential services of varying durations for 21 children. Services offered include milieu treatment, individual therapy, focused group treatment, spiritual enrichment, intensive family treatment and family preservation services. Services are delivered through the 766 Residential Education Program or the Behavioral Treatment Residence (BTR). The 90-day post-discharge outreach component (CRISS) continues to be attached to this program and is delivering successful results.  
Budget  $12,285,511.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  --

Cranwood Children’s Services

Located in East Freetown, Massachusetts, these programs provide housing for a total of nineteen children.  Services include milieu treatment, individual and group therapy, intensive reunification services with biological, foster, and adoptive families, as well as intensive clinical case management. Services are delivered through the Behavioral Treatment Residence (BTR) or the Short-Term Assessment and Rapid Reintegration (STARR) program. Just like at the Jamaica Plain campus, CRISS is offered at discharge from the BTR program. 
Budget  $12,285,511.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  --

Mental Health Clinic

The clinic provides mental health services to children, adults and families through its Brighton-based clinic as well as contracts with providers in the Greater Boston area.  In addition, clinical services are provided by IHC within DCF funded programs, FCS manages the In-home Therapy and Therapeutic Mentoring programs.
Budget  $12,285,511.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  n/a
Program Long-Term Success  n/a
Program Success Monitored By  n/a
Examples of Program Success  n/a

Therapeutic Day School

Our 766 special education program consists of six classrooms with eight to ten students. Each classroom is run by a certified Special Education Teacher, Assistant Teacher and Child Care Worker. In addition, we also offer an After-School Program and a Summer Camp/School Vacation Program.
Budget  $12,285,511.00
Category  Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  --

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Imari K. Paris Jeffries
CEO Term Start May 2014
CEO Email imari@italianhome.org
CEO Experience
 
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 210
Number of Part Time Staff 30
Number of Volunteers 150
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 75
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 4
Caucasian: 130
Hispanic/Latino: 22
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 9
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 174
Male: 66
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Semi-Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr Michael Papile
Board Chair Company Affiliation Covington Associates
Board Chair Term Nov 2011 -
Board Co-Chair Mr. Arthur J. Hurley III
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Arthur J. Hurley Company
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Daniel Brennan Parent, McLaughlin & Nangle Voting
Mrs. Melissa Coppola Hegarty Coppola Realty Management Services, Inc Voting
Mr. Gene DelFavero Alcion Ventures Voting
Mr. Jonathan DeSimone Sankaty Advisors Voting
Ms. Ann Marie Escobar Bertucci's Voting
Mr. Charles Giacchetto By Design Construction Voting
Mr. Christopher Kaster Independent Director Voting
Ms. Barbara Loatman FEMA Voting
Mr. Peter Maglia Hammond Residential Voting
Mr. David Manganaro Manganaro Northeast Voting
Mr. James V. Marano Jr. Kushner & Marano, PC Voting
Mr. Mark Michaud Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Voting
Mr. Carmen Monks Citigroup Private Bank Voting
Mr. Steve Popeo Goldman Sachs Voting
Ms. Gisele Rizzo N/A Voting
Mrs. Rosemarie Rudin N/A Voting
Mr. Chris Senna Middlesex Investment Voting
Mr. Christian Senna Middlesex Investment Partners, LLC Voting
Mr. Dennis Teehan Jr. Tristan Medical Group Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 13
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 5
Male: 9
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 63%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 95%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 95%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

  • Audit
  • Board Governance
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Nominating
  • Operations

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $14,459,497 $13,506,598 $10,970,337
Total Expenses $14,346,376 $14,358,723 $11,064,990

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $322,525 $336,094 $120,562
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $322,525 $336,094 $120,562
Individual Contributions $1,432,790 $1,139,841 $893,799
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $11,489,213 $10,881,962 $8,953,737
Investment Income, Net of Losses $434,646 $309,710 $312,255
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $753,337 $810,403 $663,475
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $26,986 $28,588 $26,509

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $12,491,846 $12,598,254 $9,661,277
Administration Expense $1,362,658 $1,147,531 $899,429
Fundraising Expense $491,872 $612,938 $504,284
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.01 0.94 0.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses 87% 88% 87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 20% 27% 30%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $13,414,961 $11,613,165 $11,561,663
Current Assets $3,064,708 $2,247,133 $2,626,061
Long-Term Liabilities $1,985,343 $1,043,515 $561,096
Current Liabilities $1,023,312 $919,662 $734,908
Total Net Assets $10,406,306 $9,649,988 $10,265,659

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value $6,000,000.00
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 2.99 2.44 3.57

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 15% 9% 5%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization's IRS Form 990s.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals as the breakdown was not available.

Documents


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