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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
[email protected]
Patti McKenna
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INCORPORATED: 1982
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-2103799

LAST UPDATED: 07/20/2018
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 provides an integrated network of powerful and effective programs to help children and families with emotional, behavioral, and educational challenges thrive in their communities.

Mission Statement

Italian Home for Children provides an integrated network of powerful and effective programs to help children and families with emotional, behavioral, and educational challenges thrive in their communities.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Income $16,496,330.00
Projected Expense $16,694,813.00

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 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

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


Overview

Mission Statement

Italian Home for Children provides an integrated network of powerful and effective programs to help children and families with emotional, behavioral, and educational challenges thrive in their communities.


Background Statement

Founded in 1919 to care for orphans after the influenza epidemic ravaged the North End of Boston, Italian Home for Children has evolved from a home for children without parents to an integrated network of powerful programs that help children and families with emotional, behavioral, and educational challenges thrive in their communities.

Recent program expansion has included purchasing Cranwood Children’s Services, a group home program in East Freetown, MA in 2000 and taking sole ownership of a previously co-owned mental health clinic in Brighton, MA in 2012. Over the past four years we have also added in-home clinical services designed to prevent the need for out-of-home placement.


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

This message takes on a special meaning to me because it’s my first chance to articulate a vision for the future of Italian Home for Children. Inspired by our storied history of providing help to the most vulnerable, our truly wonderful staff, and an incredibly dedicated base of volunteer and professional leadership, we will continue to empower the children and families we serve. For close to 100 years Italian Home for Children has rallied around a powerful mission of providing the best and most meaningful care to children, adults, and families of all backgrounds. More recently we’ve harnessed that experience and the competencies we’ve developed in order to expand our service mix and geography. For example, in the past five years we’ve started offering cutting edge outreach services in a growing number of communities. With a new leadership team it is now a perfect time to pause and ask some questions of our stakeholders so that we can meet the central mission. If we served you, how could we have provided even more help? If you are plugged in to your community, where are there unmet needs? If you work for us, how can we become the employer of choice in our field? If you’ve donated time, energy, or a financial contribution, did we exceed your expectations? In my short time I can already relate examples of how we can actualize this process. For example, when a close and well-connected colleague found out I was coming to IHC she told me that more in-home services were needed for children with Autism. Hearing this, I tuned in to some parent groups in our service area and found out that there were, in fact, long waiting lists as providers struggled to serve everyone who needed help. Now we are asking our current staff how we could become the employer of choice in order to attract well trained staff who would deliver these services. We are also building a strong state of the art development department so that we can earn the capital needed for the startup of new and exciting programs like this. Over the course of the next year we will be excited to share our progress toward opening up this new service line! As we close in on 100 years we will continue our long tradition of providing the highest quality programs rooted in deeply held core values. To that end I’m hoping that each person reading this can help us by answering one of the above questions. We truly need your help so that we can serve even more children in significant ways in the years to come.

Alan Jacobson

Chief Executive Officer


Board Chair Statement

“The one who works with his hands is a laborer. 

The one who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.

The one who works with his hands and his head and his heart is

an artist.”

St. Francis of Assisi

I am pleased to address this letter to all of the “Artists” who have supported Italian Home for Children this past year. Italian Home receives all types of support from a variety of sources. From some, we receive vital financial support to fund our programs. From others, we receive in kind donations of goods and services that they are uniquely able to provide. And, from groups and individuals like the ones we honored in this years Annual Report, we receive direct and active engagement in special projects throughout the year. None of this support is a luxury for Italian Home for Children. In fact, each type of support is essential for us to function at the levels that our children and families require and deserve. It is also essential to support our culture and identity as an inclusive and collaborative organization that empowers all of us to achieve our greatest potential as caregivers. Ultimately, it facilitates more favorable outcomes for the children, adults and families in our care. I consider our management and employees to be in this group of “Artists”. Yes, they choose to do this work as their profession, but they do so in an extremely demanding field that does not offer significant financial reward. In spite of that dynamic, many of them provide organizational support that transcends their job description, putting their “hands and hearts and minds” into this work which makes Italian Home for Children a true mission driven organization. This kind of behavior cannot be created. It evolves over time and is one of our best attributes. A human services agency like ours has many organizational challenges. And one of our more interesting challenges, as we grow and attract more engaged volunteers is ensuring that we can manage them in a fashion that is most productive for Italian Home for Children and most gratifying for the volunteers who are moved to help us. We will always need your support but we also need your leadership to mobilize and leverage this support to properly represent the mission of Italian Home for Children in your community or organization. Alongside our CEO Dr. Alan Jacobson, I encourage all of you who read this to participate and take a leadership role in the future of Italian Home for Children!

With deep and sincere gratitude,

Michael A. Papile

Chairman of the Board


Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
SOUTHEAST REGION, MA
Communities of focus for Italian Home for Children are encompassed in the Greater Boston area inside the route 495 belt and the South East region, serving specifically the cities of Fall River and New Bedford and their surrounding towns. 

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Children's and Youth Services
  2. Education - Special Education
  3. Mental Health & Crisis Intervention - Mental Health Disorders

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. Alan Jacobson
CEO Term Start Aug 2016
CEO Email [email protected]
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 184
Number of Part Time Staff 110
Number of Volunteers 250
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 49
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 5
Caucasian: 88
Hispanic/Latino: 11
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 141
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 228
Male: 62
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 Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Exempt

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 Daniel Brennan
Board Chair Company Affiliation South Shore Bank
Board Chair Term Oct 2017 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Daniel Brennan Parent, McLaughlin & Nangle Voting
Mrs. Liz Cahn Gift Planning and Fundraising Services --
Mr. R. Kelly Cameron Massachusetts Institute of Technology --
Mrs. Tina Cantu Independent Director --
Mr. Pete Day Piper Jaffray --
Ms. Marcia Fowler Bournewood Health Systems --
Mr. Charles Giacchetto By Design Construction Voting
Mr. Peter Maglia Hammond Residential Voting
Mr. James V. Marano Jr. Kushner & Marano, PC Voting
Mr. Mark Michaud Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Voting
Mr. Mike O'Hanlon Wayfair --
Mr. Michael Papile Covington Associates --
Mr. Steve Popeo Goldman Sachs Voting
Mr. Brian Possi Sanofi Genzyme --
Mrs. Cara Real Independent Director --
Ms. Gisele Rizzo N/A Voting
Mrs. Rosemarie Rudin N/A Voting
Mr. Ciro Whooley CurtisPharma --

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: 17
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 6
Male: 12
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 100%
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 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $12,872,172 $14,836,635 $14,392,308
Total Expenses $13,971,358 $15,482,760 $15,870,937

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $114,511 $95,696 $205,420
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $114,511 $95,696 $205,420
Individual Contributions $653,608 $2,250,499 $1,152,654
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $11,728,590 $11,995,969 $11,807,130
Investment Income, Net of Losses $-48,299 $-625 $423,102
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $252,457 $346,438 $775,520
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $171,305 $148,658 $28,482

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $12,090,365 $13,491,238 $13,804,406
Administration Expense $1,380,556 $1,510,527 $1,414,046
Fundraising Expense $500,437 $480,995 $652,485
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.92 0.96 0.91
Program Expense/Total Expenses 87% 87% 87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 49% 18% 31%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $7,927,736 $12,253,347 $12,142,657
Current Assets $2,578,415 $3,041,216 $1,961,590
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $3,291,604 $2,730,343
Current Liabilities $1,205,639 $1,142,560 $912,532
Total Net Assets $6,722,097 $7,819,183 $8,499,782

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
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 $1,663,400.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 99.50

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Capital Campaign Purpose Expansion of school and residential program space, replace AC Condensers, become more energy efficient i.e. solar panels, upgrading of current space for children, etc.
Campaign Goal $5,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates July 2018 - June 2020
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 2.14 2.66 2.15

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 27% 22%

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


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

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