A YEAR IN REVIEW, A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT AND CEO:
Catholic Social Services of St. Clair County, Inc. has served the residents of St. Clair County for over sixty years. We are proud of our ongoing commitment to provide the highest quality service to all our clients regardless of age, race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin or income. Social problems affect many individuals and families and therefore affect their quality of life and the quality of life for our community. Catholic Social Services is nationally accredited which means we are committed to providing the best quality programs and services possible. It also means that we meet or exceed national professional standards and ethical business practices. Throughout our long history, Catholic Social Services has been able to help thousands of residents of St. Clair County. On behalf of the staff, Board of Directors, and our clients, let me thank you for your support and trust in Catholic Social Services. This report is generated to provide you, the consumer, with a snapshot of the financial status of the agency and to also let you know that we are fiscally responsible with the funds we are entrusted. The success of Catholic Social Services can only be accomplished by the hard work of our volunteer Board of Directors, who provide the leadership, and the dedicated staff of Catholic Social Services, who provide the services; and by you, the consumer, who places their faith and trust in us to help you!
Agency President & CEO: Patrick Cogley, MA, Medical/Psychological Consultants: John Mitchell, D.O.; Rick James, Ph.D. Agency Controller: Karen Dech, CPA Agency Support Staff: Belinda Barrett, Kristine Beerbower, Sally Gallagher, Marsha Kott, Amanda Politowicz, Lisa Seidel, Margaret Wilson. Board of Directors: Karen Farr, Chairperson, Patrick Mullins, Vice-Chairperson, Yvonne Williams, Secretary, Raymond Foltz, Treasurer, Patrick Cogley, President & CEO, Rev. Joseph Gagnon, Michael Harning, Dr. Nigar Hussain, Ron Kaski, Patricia Kean, Marjorie Kopp, John Needham, Rev. Thomas Seppo, Lucretia Sterling
Special Events and Fundraisers:
A Bowling Fund Raising Event was held on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Port Huron Bowl-O-Drome. The Best Dessert Contest was held on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Alexander's.
It is the Mission of Catholic Social Services of St. Clair County, Inc., to preserve, strengthen, and support the quality of life for all families and individuals within our community.
Children and Youth Services
Director: Cynthia L. Willey-King, LMSW, ACSW Clinical Staff: Sandra S. Burns, LMSW, ACSW Kimberly C. Hazel, LMSW, ACSW, Stephanie Evans, LLMSW, Support Staff: Belinda Barrett, A.Gen.Bus.
Outpatient Counseling Services:
- 356 children, youth and their families received services in the Children & Youth Services Department this year.
- Over 2385 units of individual, play therapy, family and/or group services were provided.
- CYS Parenting Groups Conducted: Three (3) Separate Sessions (8 weeks each) of Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (S.T.E.P.) Classes were held at our agency. Thirteen (13) parents participated in these groups and noted that they learned: How to be better at communicating with my children, The four goals of misbehavior and problem solving, That choices (not ultimatums) tend to be my largest asset, To talk to my child on her level, without talking down to her which opens new doors for personal growth for both myself and my child!, and I am capable of being an ˜effective™ parent”these tools have given me more confidence and a feeling of empowerment.
- Play Therapy: We have two certified* play therapists here at CSS (one also has her supervision certification); over 65 children received over 322 hours of play therapy in the Play Therapy Room.
- Pregnancy Counseling and Adoption Services: Due to a steady decline in the number consumers over the past several years, our Agency has decided to plan fully end Pregnancy Counseling and Adoption Services. We will continue to refer consumers who identify themselves as in need of such services to one of our sister CSS Agencies, and have also identified a local attorney who has agreed assist with legal services for adoption.
*The National Association for Play Therapy
Family Counseling Services/Older Adult Program
Director: Cynthia L. Willey-King, LMSW, ACSW Clinical Staff: Teresa Cieslinski, LMSW Mary Faulkner, LMSW, ACSW Camella Gild, LMSW, ACSW Laurie Goetze, LMSW, ACSW Danni Spresser, LMSW, ACSW Tanja Spencer, LMSW, ACSW, CAC-I Elizabeth Regan, MA Karlene Harbour, LMSW Ellen Gaw
- The Family Department provided 5,721 hours of service to 723 individuals.
- Ninety percent (90%) of post discharge survey respondents indicate continued progress six (6) mos. after treatment has ended.
- The Older Adult Program provided counseling services to an additional 167 consumers who were seen both in our office and their homes as needed.
- Family Department One Year Period - Oct. 2007 through Sept. 2008.
Substance Abuse Services
Director: Laurie Fagan, LBSW, CCSM Clinical Staff: Robert Dundas, MA, LBSW, CAC-R Bonnie Hoff, RSST, CACM H. Kent Krueger, MA, LPC, CAAC, Jolene Lepien-Doan, LMSW, CAADC, Tim Shannon, MA, LPC, CAAC Support Staff: Kristine Beerbower, B.A. Business
- Outpatient Counseling Services provided 3,395 hours of group and individual service to 199 individuals.
- Jail Inmate Services provided 523.50 direct service hours to over 3,600 individuals.
- Substance Abuse Prevention Services provided 370 hours of service to over 3,100 school children
- Screenings and Evaluations 246 were provided
- Department of Corrections provided services to 106 individuals.
- Community Corrections provided intensive outpatient services to 178 individuals.
AGENCY FINANCIAL REPORT
Agency Controller(s): Karen Dech, CPA Revenues:
Program Service Fees:
Client and/or Insurance Revenue $ 357,248
Service Contracts $ 647,227
Special Events: $ 15,197
Government Grants: Center for Substance Abuse Svcs. $ 50,021
Commission on Aging $ 83,134
Other Grants and Contributions: United Way of St. Clair County $ 94,349*
Donations $ 7,826
In-kind Donations $ 34,695
Corporate Support Programs $ 14,327
Income from Investments $ 165
Other $ 538
Total Public Support and Revenues: $1,304,727
Counseling Services: Substance Abuse $444,040
Children and Youth $239,004
Older Adult $183,533
Total Program Expenses $1,111,915
Fund-Raising: $ 11,003
Supporting Serv.-Management & General $149,886
Total Expenses: $1,272,804
Net assets, end of year $472,759