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OCD Massachusetts, Inc. (Obsessive Compulsive Foundation Inc.)

 OCDI, 115 Mill Street
 Belmont, MA 02478
[P] (781) 775-1127
[F] --
www.ocdmassachusetts.org
[email protected]
Jennifer Alosso
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INCORPORATED: 1995
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-3401380

LAST UPDATED: 05/03/2016
Organization DBA OCD Massachusetts, Inc
Former Names Obsessive Compulsive Foundation of Greater Boston, Inc. (1995)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

The mission and goals of OCD Massachusetts are to:

  • Educate the public and professionals about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in order to raise awareness and improve the quality of treatment provided in the commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Improve access to resources for those with OCD and their families in the commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Advocate and lobby for the OCD community in the commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Mission Statement

The mission and goals of OCD Massachusetts are to:

  • Educate the public and professionals about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in order to raise awareness and improve the quality of treatment provided in the commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Improve access to resources for those with OCD and their families in the commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Advocate and lobby for the OCD community in the commonwealth of Massachusetts.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015
Projected Income $3,500.00
Projected Expense $3,500.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • OCD Massachusetts Lecture Series

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Overview

Mission Statement

The mission and goals of OCD Massachusetts are to:

  • Educate the public and professionals about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in order to raise awareness and improve the quality of treatment provided in the commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Improve access to resources for those with OCD and their families in the commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Advocate and lobby for the OCD community in the commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Background Statement

OCD Massachusetts is a non-profit affiliate of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF). We are a locally based group made up of people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders, as well as their families, friends, professionals and others.
 
IOCDF, our parent organization, was founded in 1986 by a small group of individuals with OCD and now reaches out to people with OCD, their families and mental health professionals worldwide. IOCDF holds an annual conference that offers education and support for people of all ages that may be suffering from OCD, as well as treatment strategies and cutting edge research for treatment providers. They also publish a quarterly newsletter with articles of interest to the OCD community.
 
OCD Massachusetts was started in 1995 by Denise Egan Stack, current president of IOCDF and past president of OCD Massachusetts. At that time, OCD Massachusetts ran one lecture per month at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA.  The lectures were designed to educate the public regarding OCD and OCD treatment, and they were given by local experts in the field.  OCD Massachusetts has grown to offer monthly lectures at two additional locations, UMASS Medical School in Worcester and Smith College in Northampton. Support groups are also run before and after each talk. Our services have always been offered at no cost and have been well attended through the years.

Impact Statement

OCD MA's main accomplishments for 2014 are:

1) Continued delivery of monthly lecture series statewide on a broad range of topics relating to OCD. These lectures feature local and nationally known experts, and take place at McLean Hospital in Belmont, at UMass Medical School in Worcester, and at Smith College in Northampton. (The Smith College series is newly added in 2014.) The lectures cover treatment options, the latest research, and many other topics relevant to those affected by OCD, and are free and open to the public, with peer-led support groups following each talk.

2) Organizational development, including growth of board of directors, initiation of revision of bylaws, revision of entity's branding and logo, engagement of outside advisors, and improvement of internal processes.

3) Initiation of community outreach lecture series, to bring information about OCD to organizations and institutions in the broader community. In October, 2014, OCD MA delivered its first lecture, to an educational outreach organization in northern Massachusetts, to educate educators and parents about the science underpinning OCD, as well as current treatment approaches. Patient perspectives were included. OCD MA plans to extend this program in coming months.

 

OCD MA's main goals for 2015 are:

1) Develop new funding sources, to allow for increased programming growth.

2) Continue to deliver existing programming, including the three locations for the monthly lectures, and expand to fourth and fifth locations, with North Shore and Western MA as targeted areas.

3) Expand community outreach via delivery of frequent informational programs/lectures to community organizations.


Needs Statement

1) OCD Massachusetts is in need of more effective outreach strategies. Although we have regular attendance at our three monthly lectures, there are many more people in the state that are suffering, or has a loved one that is suffering from OCD and are looking for resources.

2) OCD Massachusetts is in need of educational and promotional materials. Pamphlets, postcards, etc will help us in educating the public about OCD as well as promote the free services that we offer.

3) OCD Massachusetts is in need of volunteers to serve as expert speakers in our monthly lecture series.

4) OCD Massachusetts is in need of translators to help us reach out to more diverse communities within the commonwealth through our lectures and our educational materials

5) OCD Massachusetts is in need of building its board of directors with members that have specific skills that will help move our organization forward. Board members with experience in fundraising, technology and graphic design would be particularly helpful in allowing OCD Massachusetts to reach out to more people in need of services.


CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

STATEWIDE
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Organization Categories

  1. Mental Health & Crisis Intervention - Mental Health Disorders
  2. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy -
  3. -

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

OCD Massachusetts Lecture Series

OCD Massachusetts offers educational lectures that are open to the public. Lectures are held monthly during the academic year at McLean Hospital in Belmont, UMASS Medical School in Worcester and Smith College in Northampton, MA.

Budget  $0.00
Category  Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults Families
Program Short-Term Success 

In the short term, OCD Massachusetts hopes to raise OCD awareness and offer a place for people to receive accurate information about OCD and be able to ask questions regarding OCD and OCD treatment.

Program Long-Term Success 

OCD Massachusetts aims to reach 100% of Massachusetts residents touched by obsessive compulsive disorder whether personally or professionally. Ideally, all individuals suffering from OCD will have a proper diagnosis and reasonable access to treatment, all family members of sufferers will have the education necessary to help their loved one, and all mental health professionals will be able to accurately diagnose OCD and treat OCD with evidence based treatment methods.

Program Success Monitored By 

OCD Massachusetts is currently only capable of measuring the success of our programs by observing the attendance at each of our lectures.

Examples of Program Success 

The most important examples of the success of our lecture series comes in the feedback we get from our attendees. Many people use our lectures to motivate them to finally take that first step in seeking treatment, or they are already in treatment and they use our lectures to stay on top of the latest research.

Another exciting example of our success is our growth within Massachusetts. Not only are we expanding with lectures in different parts of the state, but we are starting to partner with other organizations (ex: The North Shore Education Consortium and Charles River Community Health) to host talks in addition to our regular lecture series and reach more residents.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Dr. Jennifer Alosso
CEO Term Start Sept 2015
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Jennifer Alosso, PsyD is a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of obsessive compulsive and related disorders. Dr. Alosso worked as a counselor at the OCD Institute at McLean Hospital for 8 years and has volunteered with the International OCD Foundation. She received her degree in 2011 from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Klarman Eating Disorders program at McLean Hospital. She is an adjunct faculty member at William James College where she supervises interns at Charles River Community Health in Brighton, MA. Dr. Alosso has a private practice in Arlington Center, MA where she see sees children, adolescents and adults.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Denise Egan Stack LMHC Sept 1995 Aug

Senior Staff

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Awards

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Affiliations

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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
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External Assessments and Accreditations

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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 5
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

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

Plans & Policies

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

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A

Governance


Board Chair Dr. Jennifer Alosso
Board Chair Company Affiliation OCD Massachusetts
Board Chair Term Sept 2015 - Aug 2016
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Denise Egan Stack LMHC OCD Massachusetts Voting
Christina Gugino LMHC OCD Massachusetts Voting
Amanda Holm The Boston Foundation Voting
Carla Kenney LMHC OCD Massachusetts Voting

Constituent Board Members

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Advisory Board Members

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Board Demographics

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

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

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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 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015
Projected Income $3,500.00
Projected Expense $3,500.00
Form 990s

2014 990

2013 990

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IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $5,182 $6,604 $2,500
Total Expenses $5,161 $5,996 $3,690

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
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Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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Individual Contributions $5,182 $5,469 $2,500
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- $1,135 --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
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Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $4,967 $5,462 $3,324
Administration Expense $194 $534 $366
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.00 1.10 0.68
Program Expense/Total Expenses 96% 91% 90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $2,379 $2,357 $1,749
Current Assets $2,379 $2,357 $1,749
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Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets $2,379 $2,357 $1,749

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

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Financial Planning

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Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
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Capital Campaign Dates -
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Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

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Long Term Solvency

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Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's IRS Form 990s for fiscal years 2013 and 2014, and per the nonprofit for fiscal year 2012. 

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

Impact

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1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

It is estimated that it takes an average of 9 years for individuals suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) to be diagnosed and 17 years to receive proper treatment. OCD Massachusetts strives to educate the public about OCD in order to increase access to care and improve the quality of treatment provided in the commonwealth. Increased awareness through our target populations is going to help us achieve these goals: Our main target populations include individuals suffering from OCD, families, and mental health and other professionals.


2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

OCD Massachusetts holds a monthly lecture series that provides free educational talks to the public on a variety of topics related to OCD and OCD treatment. Monthly lectures are offered in Belmont, Worcester and Northampton, MA. 

3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

OCD Massachusetts has established solid relationships with and local organizations and expert speakers to help execute our lecture series. We are able to provide trusted information on the topics most relevant to our lecture attendees.

4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

Quantitative progress toward our main goal is difficult to measure as we do not know how many people that use our services then go on to seek appropriate OCD treatment or help a loved one to do so. We are able to monitor attendance at our three monthly lectures which helps us determine what lecture topics are of highest interest to the local OCD communities. We are also able to monitor the amount of people that sign up for a membership through our parent organization, the International OCD Foundation, which is another great resource for OCD education. 
 
 
 
 

5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

OCD Massachusetts is proud of what we have accomplished thus far, however we have not reached all those with OCD in Massachusetts that may benefit from our services. We are hoping to expand our lecture series into more diverse communities to get information and resources to those who do not know about our regular lecture series or are unable to attend.