Human Services

Ennis Center for Children, Inc.

  • Flint, MI
  • http://www.enniscenter.org

Mission Statement

With the support of the community, we preserve families when possible and create new families when necessary.

Service Areas

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Michigan

Ennis Center works with families in Genesee, Oakland, St. Clair, and Wayne and outlying Michigan counties.

ruling year

1980

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. Robert Ennis

Chief Operating Officer

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Christina Herring

Keywords

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Foster Care, Adoption, In-Home Prevention Programs, Delinquency, Sexually Reactive Programming, Children, Families, Support Services

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EIN

38-2222428

Also Known As

Ennis Center for Children, Inc.

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Foster Care (P32)

Adoption (P31)

Family Services (P40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Ennis Center works with over 2500 youth each year and over 300 abused, neglected and/or abandoned children now in foster care on any given day.  In addition, we consistently rank as one the top Michigan providers of adoption services to children, including those with special physical, emotional or psychological needs.  In the 2009-2010 fiscal year, we were able to find safe, permanent homes for 145 children.  We are also proud to be working with teens in Detroit, one of the toughest areas in the country.  Our delinquency programs seek to keep youth at-risk of delinquency out of trouble, safe, and in school.

 

Ennis Center for Children is licensed by the State of Michigan and nationally accredited by the Council on Accrediation for Children and Families.

Programs

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Program 1

Ennis Center for Children has programs for children and families needing Foster Care, Adoption, Post Adoption services, Adult Foster Care Group Home, Preventative services for Delinquency called Juvenile Justice Diversion and Reintegration Alternatives, New Beginnings, Recreation and Prevention Support, Wraparound and In home Preventative services for short term intervention, called Families First.

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Service Areas

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Michigan

Ennis Center works with families in Genesee, Oakland, St. Clair, and Wayne and outlying Michigan counties.

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA)

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ENNIS CENTER FOR CHILDREN INC
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Ennis Center for Children, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Robert Ennis

Chief Operating Officer

Christina Herring

BIO

As a graduate of the University of Michigan, and throughout an accomplished career, Robert E. Ennis has made substantial contributions to improving the lives of children in the child welfare system. Even before founding Ennis Center for Children, Inc., in 1978, he was the recipient of awards such as the Flint Urban League Outstanding Service Award (1971) and the Liberty Bell Award (1972).

In the 90s, Bob won the prestigious Hugh Whipple Award presented by the Michigan Alliance of Children's Agencies and the Advocate of the Year Award from the Michigan Federation of Private Child & Family Agencies. Also during the 90s, Bob was appointed to the Special Legislative Commission on Cost Containment convened by the Michigan Speaker of the House. He was also a member of Lieutenant Governor Binsfeld's Adoption Commission, which streamlined adoption procedures.


Recently, Bob was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Foster Care Review Board (FCRB) and the Ad Hoc Committee to oversee the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant (JAIBG). He was instrumental in the formation of the Juvenile Assessment Center and is President of the Central Care Management Organization.

In 2005, Bob was awarded the national Black Administrators in Child Welfare (BACW) Valeria Bullard Award for exceptional achievement. In 2008, Bob was awarded the Citizen of the Year Award by the Wayne State University School of Social Work Alumni Association for “dynamic leadership as an advocate promoting effective public policy and services to children, youth and families in Michigan."

Bob continues to passionately preside over the agency he founded, which has grown to include four facilities with over one hundred employees serving more than 2,500 children and families annually.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Bruce Brownlee

Toyota

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