PBJ Connections Inc

aka PBJ Connections   |   Pataskala, OH   |  www.pbjconnections.org

Mission

PBJ Connections provides professional behavioral health therapy for children, adults and families through horses, counseling and nature.

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Ms. Holly Jedlicka

Assistant Director

Erica Lewis

Main address

9734 Jug Street Road NW

Pataskala, OH 43062 USA

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EIN

20-5935457

NTEE code info

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

PBJ Connections addresses the need for culturally competent, client-centered mental health treatment. We know there is a need for mental health treatment in the Pataskala, Ohio area, and seek to fill that void. We also know that EAGALA model equine assisted psychotherapy and other experiential therapies are sometimes more effective with clients, and we seek to provide alternative treatment options.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

A PONY Program

School-based psychoeducational groups focused on leadership, empowerment, coping skills and self-esteem. Groups follow the EAGALA model of equine assisted psychotherapy and personal development and typically last ten weeks.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

This program provides individual and family EAGALA model equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP) sessions in Central Ohio. Clients must have a diagnosable mental health disorder. PBJ Connection is able to bill insurance for the majority of CONNECT sessions.

Population(s) Served
Adults

PBJ Connections provides traditional office therapy and assessment out of their Pataskala, Ohio office. Sessions are billable through insurance mental health coverage and sessions are provided by independently licensed social workers and counselors.

Population(s) Served
Adults

PBJ Connections provides corporate team building sessions utilizing the EAGALA model of equine assisted personal growth. Three session packages are available to meet the needs of a variety of professional groups.

Population(s) Served
Adults

PBJ Connections provides monthly wellness workshops utilizing the farm atmosphere, the horses, and art. PBJ Connections has partnerships with Mount Carmel and The Ohio State University to provide Wellness Workshops to various populations, including women over 40 years of age.

Population(s) Served
Adults

PBJ Connections provides a six-session experience for families who would like to improve communication, learn healthier coping skills, and invest in their future as a family. The program is private pay only. Sessions follow the EAGALA model of equine assisted psychotherapy and personal growth.

Population(s) Served
Adults

EAGALA model life skills groups for Veterans. Free of charge.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

Individual and group expressive arts therapy sessions provide an innovative way to help children and teens have more self-awareness and healthy self-expression.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

Healing Connections is a four day immersive program designed to address the lasting impact of trauma. Experiencing trauma can have significant effects on mental health including PTSD, Depression and Anxiety that impact daily life. Healing Connections is centered around the power of healthy relationships with ourselves and others to generate healing.

This unique approach combines education about trauma, equine (horse)-assisted learning activities, and trauma processing exercises facilitated by a therapist in a group of peers with similar life experiences.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association 2007

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people who received clinical mental health care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Adolescents, Children, Preteens, Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Become a source of EAGALA model equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP) research to validate the effectiveness of EAP.

Position EAP as the therapy of choice.

Continue to grow our client base.

Year over year funding will be sustainable and predictable to support our planned growth.

PBJ Connections is using a Goal Deployment Matrix to track measureables, milestones and goals. Teams and sub-teams have been developed to manage various aspects of the organization's goals.

PBJ Connections is focusing on six different programs and is striving to maintain fundraising revenue in 2022 and to increase grant revenue. We have hired a part-time Development Director.

PBJ Connections has expanded to two full-time staff, two part-time staff and seven contractors to provide sessions. Staff also manages daily operations.

Our Board of Directors manages teams that include: fundraising, outreach, finance, strategic planning, volunteerism, and grants.

We have an active Advisory Board.

We have expanded our clinical team to include seven licensed mental health professionals and are paneled with most insurance companies.

We partner with three service locations.

We have an active volunteer base and many active program partners, such as The Ohio State University.

We have provided over 25,000 client hours since our inception.
We have developed eight successful and unique programs.
We have developed partnerships in referrals, funding, service-delivery and research throughout central Ohio.
We have become the most highly recommended EAGALA model EAP program in central Ohio.
We have the only Advanced certified EAGALA facilitator in central Ohio.
We have added the Healing Connections program and increased our presence in Licking County.

We are continuing to work on research looking at the efficacy of equine assisted psychotherapy in collaboration with The Ohio State University and internally.
We continue to seek additional funding support from the community.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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PBJ Connections Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/26/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Elizabeth Rice Bernard

ERB Educational Consulting and the Wellington School

Term: 2021 - 2022

Rebecca Snyder

Licking Memorial Health Systems

Lisa Holcombe

LEAD Head Start

Jennifer Deck

Edward Jones

Kelly Galindo

Greencrest

Joy Medlock

Franklin County Children's Services

Meridan Thomas

Franklin County Public Defender

Cindy Vivekanandam

Flecha Law, Ltd

Noelle Suarez-Murias

Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/4/2022

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