ChildSavers - Memorial Child Guidance Clinic
200 N. 22nd Street
Richmond VA 23223
Mission Statement

ChildSavers guides our community’s children through life’s critical moments with trauma-informed mental health and child development services.

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Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. L. Robert Bolling
Board Chair Mr. Clayton A. DeArment
Board Chair Company Affiliation Associate, Troutman Sanders
Contact Information
Address 200 N. 22nd Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Telephone 804 644-9590
Fax 804 644-9596
E-mail tmillisor@childsavers.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1952
Former Names
NameYear
Children's Memorial Clinic1946
Memorial Child Guidance Clinic1988
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $4,353,074.00
Projected Expenses $4,353,074.00
Statements
Mission

ChildSavers guides our community’s children through life’s critical moments with trauma-informed mental health and child development services.

Impact
During our program year (July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014), our program accomplishments included the following:
 
1) Mental health counseling for 436 children through 5,249 clinical hours of service;
2) 1,949.5 hours of trauma informed counseling to children and teens that witnessed or experienced a traumatic event; and
3) Mentoring and training for child care professionals to improve the quality of care and learning in preschool for 1,649 children 0-5 years old.
Needs

ChildSavers works to ensure that all children are safe, healthy, happy, and ready to learn. The goal is to provide immediate response, outpatient mental health counseling and early childhood development services so that children have a chance to reach their potential and thrive. ChildSavers accomplishes this goal through three programs:

Outpatient Therapy-ChildSavers’ professional clinicians are trained in trauma informed care and use evidenced based tools to work with children and adolescents ages 2 -17. Specialized therapies include Art therapy, Sand tray therapy, and Animal-Assisted Play therapy.

Immediate Response–ChildSavers’ immediate response team responds to traumatic scenes as well as crises. Crisis services are supportive and short term. The goal is to make appropriate referrals, either internally or externally, to longer term care and to prevent hospitalization.

Child Development Services–ChildSavers’ highly qualified early childhood specialists provide a broad range of support services to the adults who care for and educate preschool children. Services include...professional development training, credentialing, mentoring and nutrition education.

Background

ChildSavers respectfully asks your consideration of a gift of $5,000 in support of ChildSavers’ mission. This commitment provides critical mental health and child development services, particularly for marginalized members of our community, and creates avenues for parents to make better decisions about the quality care their children deserve.

Since 1924, ChildSavers has provided high-quality mental health services for children. In the last nine decades, we have added other programs to help ensure that Central Virginia's children have the best possible chance to grow up strong and healthy. Today, our mission is to guide our community’s children through life’s critical moments with trauma-informed mental health and child development services.

Ninety-one years ago, Martha Patteson (Mrs. Melville C.) Branch gathered together many of Richmond’s wealthiest and most prominent citizens to found the Children's Memorial Clinic in memory of Dr. McGuire Newton, one of Richmond’s first pediatricians. ChildSavers was one of the first ten child guidance clinics in the United States, and the first in the South. We are the oldest provider of mental health services for children in the metro Richmond area licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

ChildSavers serves children ages 0 – 17 and their families throughout Central Virginia, primarily residents of the City of Richmond and the immediately surrounding counties. More than 80% of our clients’ incomes are at or below the Federal poverty line. Most clients receive Medicaid benefits or are participants in similar health care programs run by the Commonwealth of Virginia, and receive our programs regardless of their ability to pay. The majority live in relatively high-crime, urban neighborhoods, and many live in single-parent households or foster care homes.

Our clients come from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, but most have experienced the hardships of poverty and family turmoil. In our clinical services, 80% of clients experience a traumatic event such as domestic violence, abuse, bullying, fire, robbery, etc., and we help them understand and cope with their new reality.

ChildSavers ensures that all children are safe, happy, healthy, and ready to learn. Our goal is to provide outpatient mental health counseling and early childhood development services so that children have a chance to reach their potential and thrive. Your gift deepens our long history of services to Richmond and allows us to focus on the critical needs of our community’s children. ChildSavers currently offers two unique program areas to meet those needs.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Ashland
Chester
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Dinwiddie County
Ettrick
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Matoaka
Petersburg, City
Powhatan County
Prince George County
Sussex County
Charles City County
Gloucester County
King and Queen County
Lancaster County
Louisa County
Mathews County
Middlesex County
New Kent County
Northumberland County
Charlottesville-Albermarle
We serve children/adolescents and their families and caregivers from throughout Central Virginia.  The bulk of our clients live and work in the greater Richmond region, including the independent Cities of Richmond, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, and Petersburg and the Counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Clayton A. DeArment
Company Affiliation Associate, Troutman Sanders
Term July 2016 to June 2017
Email clayton.dearment@troutmansanders.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Jon Baliles City of Richmond, City Council
Mr. P. Rodney Blevins Senior VP and Chief Information Officer, Dominion
Mr. Roger L. Boeve Community Volunteer
Mr. Clinton M. Bowes Ernst & Young
Mr. Ron Carey Studio Squared
Ms. Ana Cristina Clark Community Volunteer
Ms. Jenny Connors Esq.Partner, WilliamsMullen
Mr. Clayton A. De Arment Troutman Sanders LLP
Mr. Robert P. Gorrell Jr.Nationally Syndicated Political Cartoonist
Mr. James E. Hinterlong VCU School of Social Work
Ms. Judy Pahren Capital One
Ms. Eileen Pedante-Stone UPS Freight
Mr. Gregory Robins Robins Foundation
Ms. Linda V. Schreiner MeadWestvaco Corp.
Mr. Richard P. Solana D.V.M., Ph.D., DABTRetired, Altria Client Services
Mr. Fred Thompson Senior Strategic Advisor, ScoutComms
Mr. E. Carlton Wilton Jr.Real Estate Developer
Mr. Thomas L. Winston Wells Fargo Bank
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 75
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Standing Committees
Audit, Compliance and Controls
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Marketing
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. L. Robert Bolling
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Mr. Gene Gregory Interim Vice President of Finance
Mr. Thomas P. Millisor Vice President, Development
Mr. John Salay
Ms. Linda Whitaker Vice President of Administration and Human Resources
Staff
Full Time Staff 35
Part Time Staff 5
Volunteers 150
Contractors 4
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services - Accreditation2007
Programs
Description

The first few years of a child's life are critical to his or her development and future success. Our highly qualified early childhood specialists provide a broad range of support services to the adults who care for and educate preschool children. Services include...professional development training, credentialing, mentoring and nutrition education.

During our 2013/14 program year, our Child Development Services staff served 1,649 children, 88 child care centers and 355 home child care providers.

Population Served Adults
Budget $1,750,000.00
Short Term Success
Our Child Development Services Department offers a myriad of services for child care providers and the families with whom they work.  Among the short-term goals for some of the services we provide are:
  • Participants in our trainings/workshops will complete post-tests with scores of 80% or better, thus demonstrating mastery of the subject matter.
  • Eighty or more percent (80%+) of home-based providers receiving our Van Visits (through which we offer mentoring/assessment services and provide educational toys/games and health/safety equipment to those who, because of time and financial constraints, cannot come to us) will achieve an improvement of at least 5 points on their environmental rating scales, administered by our program specialists during the course of visits.
  • Our program specialists will assist mentoring clients in the setting and accomplishment of 700 short-term goals.
Long Term Success
Child care providers/early childhood educators will have access to the important services and resources, including professional development training, that will enable them to offer the best possible care and education to the countless thousands of young children with whom they will work throughout their careers.  Moreover, parents and guardians will have improved access to safe and nurturing care options for their young children.
Description

Unresolved childhood mental health issues have been linked to poor academic performance, high dropout rates, and an increased use of public services later in life (i.e., more tax dollars spent on incarceration and criminal justice, welfare, etc.). Our professional clinicians are trained in trauma informed care and use evidenced based tools to work with children and adolescents ages 2 -17. Specialized therapies include Art therapy, Sand tray therapy, and Animal-Assisted Play therapy.

During our 2013/14 program year, our Outpatient Therapy staff worked with 436 children and provided 5,249 hours of therapy.

Budget $1,215,000.00
Short Term Success
Annual Guidance Clinic goals include:
  • 70% of clients whose cases are closed during the course of any given program year will show improvement (i.e., behavioral/therapeutic);
  • 65% of clients will achieve at least three-quarters of their treatment goals.

Treatment goals are set by clients in conjunction with their clinicians, our staff psychiatrist, and other relevant individuals (e.g., parents, guardians) as appropriate.  Typically, clients with treatment goals are those who have attended at least four sessions.  Examples of treatment goals include avoiding conflicts with siblings, ceasing to get into trouble at schools, exhibiting ability to manage anger appropriately, etc.

Long Term Success
Unresolved childhood mental health issues have been linked to poor academic performance, high dropout rates, and an increased use of public services later in life (i.e., more tax dollars spent on incarceration and criminal justice, welfare, etc.).  It is therefore essential to intervene early, during children’s crucial formative years, to provide access to mental health services for those who would otherwise be likely to go without.  Through age-appropriate, best-practice methods such as play therapy and art therapy, our Guidance Clinic offers Central Virginia's young people a better chance to grow into healthy, productive adults.  We offer our services without regard for clients' families ability to pay.
Description

Responding to children's needs in the immediate aftermath of traumatic events or mental health crises can help prevent, or decrease the severity, of future mental health and behavioral problems. Our Crisis Intervention team responds to traumatic scenes as well as crises. Crisis services are supportive and short term. The goal is to make appropriate referrals, either internally or externally, to longer term care and to prevent hospitalization.

During our 2013/14 program year, the Crisis Intervention staff provided 1,950 hours of therapy to children & teens that witnessed or experienced a traumatic event.

Budget $525,000.00
Short Term Success
Our annual goals are for 55% of program clients to show improvement by the time their cases are closed, and for 70% of program clients to show no psychological/behavioral health deterioration as a result of their traumatic experiences.
Long Term Success
Unresolved childhood trauma is correlated with poor academic performance, substance abuse, gang membership/violent behavior, and other indicators of poor social/emotional development.  By providing immediate-response therapeutic services to children and adolescents affected by trauma, which include helping them develop coping skills that can be used in future stressful situations, we help ensure that they have a better chance to grow into strong, healthy, productive adults.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $4,353,074.00
Projected Expenses $4,353,074.00
Endowment Value $1,023,737.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage (if selected) 4
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$651,219$291,517$825,325
Government Contributions$1,236,361$1,277,972$0
Federal$957,746$975,154--
State$278,615----
Local------
Unspecified--$302,818--
Individual Contributions$697,409$803,426$635,430
$168,750$270,500$308,000
$1,432,837$1,140,961$2,184,137
Investment Income, Net of Losses$119$4,004$44,550
Membership Dues------
Special Events$30,975----
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$13,320$17,144$13,298
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$3,343,963$2,992,379$2,935,297
Administration Expense$577,045$544,296$560,306
Fundraising Expense$318,348$269,310$265,489
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.001.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses79%79%78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%10%15%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,456,032$1,534,683$1,637,799
Current Assets$1,060,397$944,969$989,846
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$325,900$387,185$489,840
Total Net Assets$1,139,132$1,147,498$1,147,959
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.252.442.02
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView
Comments
Organization Comments


Foundation Comments
  • Audited financial statements and Form 990s prepared by Mitchell Wiggins & Company.
  • Revenue from the Capital Campaign broken out by Individuals and Foundations and Corporations based on paperwork provided to the Community Foundation by the organization.