Caring Network, NFP

aka Caring Network, Illinois and Avenue Women's Center   |   Glen Ellyn, IL   |  caringnetwork.com

Mission

Since 1981, the mission of Caring Network has been to serve with compassion anyone impacted by an unexpected pregnancy.

Ruling year info

1982

President

Mr. Kirt Wiggins

Main address

1200 Roosevelt Rd Ste 114

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 USA

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EIN

36-3154700

NTEE code info

Reproductive Health Care Facilities and Allied Services (E40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Caring Network works to prevent unplanned pregnancies and provides counsel and practical help to anyone dealing with the effects of an unplanned pregnancy, empowering a mother to look beyond the challenges that lead her to seek abortion an her answer and resourcing families. Caring Network also works to provide healing to anyone suffering from a past abortion, through its Restore program. Many women and men suffer from grief, depression, substance abuse, anger, or anxiety due to a past abortion. Restore provides resources and mentoring that offer real hope.

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?

Pregnancy Help

Women faced with the possibility of an unexpected pregnancy are often alone, in search of help and information. Our centers welcome women and families with caring, non-judgmental information and support that provide hope and real choice.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Restore provides post-abortion support for women, men, and teens in group or individual settings. Restore offers hope and healing to those who are suffering from the effects of a past abortion.

Caring Network offers healing and abortion support both individually and in a group setting through their Restore program. Many people have found healing through Caring Network's Bible study group that is offered in a variety of locations around the county.
Groups are led by well-trained Caring Network volunteers that help women and men learn to deal with their grief and forgive others and themselves due to an abortion.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Clients Served

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Pregnancy Help

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Percentage increase of clients coming to Caring Network, Illinois over prior year.

At Risk Counseling and Medical Clients

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Pregnancy Help

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Percentage increase of most at risk clients served over the prior year.

Medical Ultrasound Services

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Pregnancy Help

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Percentage increase of medical ultrasound services provided to clients over the prior year.

Material Goods - diapers, formula, baby clothes etc.

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Pregnancy Help

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of clients over prior year referred for material goods. We added a new material goods location in 2014 bringing the total to 3 in-house locations where clients are referred.

Number of referrals to resources offered

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Post-Abortion Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Percentage increase of referrals to our Restore on-going counseling program

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.

Women who visit Caring Network are often overwhelmed and alone as they navigate a difficult pregnancy decision. By offering complete information on parenting, adoption, sexual risk avoidance, and abortion, as well as free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, community resource liaising, material assistance, and parenting support, Caring Network strives to empower women and equip families to thrive.

Caring Network’s team has honed its skills so that we bring the very best tools to those facing an unplanned pregnancy—a commitment to compassion without judgment, experience and skill in addressing complex issues, the latest in ultrasound technology, and a host of practical resources.

Caring Network has six centers in northern Illinois that serve women and families confidentially and at no charge. Each center is equipped with trained staff, ultrasound equipment, and an extensive network of resources to meet the diverse needs of the families we serve. Collaborations with hundreds of local organizations enable Caring Network to assist with challenges such as housing, job training, parenting skills, furnishings, and more.

Caring Network has served tens of thousands of local women, teens, and families with critical resources that have empowered them to choose life for their children and encouraged health and success. Caring Network will continue to expand its access so that more who are seeking help with an unexpected pregnancy can find it.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Those in a crisis pregnancy situation

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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Caring Network, NFP

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Diane Schroeder

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Term: 2021 - 2030


Board co-chair

Mr. Jim Ericksen

Jim Ericksen

Nordic Home Services

Peter Hubbard

Michele Gambrel

Brenda Todd

George Sifnotis

Christianity Today

Kirt Wiggins

Caring Network

Diane Schroeder

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
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/15/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/15/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.