Child Center - Marygrove

Giving Children Roots to Heal and Grow

aka Marygrove   |   Florissant, MO   |  marygrovechildren.org

Mission

Sharing the love of Jesus Christ, Marygrove provides a safe home, compassionate care, and high-quality mental health services to children who have experienced significant trauma, to restore their childhood, and equip them for their future.

Ruling year info

1946

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Michael P. Meehan

Main address

2705 Mullanphy Ln

Florissant, MO 63031 USA

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Formerly known as

Child Center - Marygrove

EIN

43-1024440

NTEE code info

Group Home, Residential Treatment Facility - Mental Health Related (F33)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Marygrove serves nearly 200 children and young adults each day who have been diagnosed with behavioral, emotional, or other mental health disorders. These diagnoses are often the result of abuse, neglect, abandonment, and trauma. Marygrove offers a continuum of services including therapeutic residential treatment and foster care, an on-campus special education school, transitional and independent living. All youth at Marygrove are working to manage their mental health conditions and develop the skills to move to a less restrictive environment. A customized treatment plan for each child includes individual, group, and family therapy. A treatment team of mental health and educational professionals monitors each child's progress to ensure positive outcomes. After Marygrove, the client returns to a responsible relative, a foster or adoptive home, or lives independently.

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?

Therapeutic Residential Treatment Program

Marygrove is one of the largest therapeutic residential treatment programs in the region serving children, adolescents and families from over 120 counties in Missouri and Southern Illinois. Six residential 'cottages' - Willowood, Evergreen, Rosewood, Aspen, Cedar and Cypress - provide a safe and stable living environment while youth receive help to manage emotional and behavioral issues that often stem from a history of abuse, neglect or other early traumas and learn skills that will help them be their best possible selves.

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

Drury House is an on-campus psychiatric group homes that provide a foundation of support as young men pursue academic, occupational and other life skills that advance them towards healthy and productive adult lives.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Non-adult children

Marygrove's ILP includes Sequoia Apartment Services (SAS), a supervised, scattered-site apartment program and Grewe House, an independent living home located outside the entrance of the Marygrove campus. Young people in ILP live independently but receive support with education and occupational goals, parenting skills, and other life-skill development that help them move toward self-sufficiency.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Parents

Marygrove's four therapeutic foster homes - Sycamore, Clinton, Arbor and Seton Houses - provide children with serious emotional issues a family setting and support conducive to healthy growth and development. Trained foster parent(s) provide supervision and guidance, which enables the young people to develop the confidence and skills that will help them transition back to their families, to an adoptive home or independent living. These children continue to receive treatment services through the main campus.

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

The mission of Marygrove's Education Services is to provide each resident with an educational pathway that will help them achieve academic success and promote positive treatment plan outcomes. MES works in collaboration with over 20 public, special education, vocational and other community schools to identify the optimum, least restrictive learning environment, resources and support for each student to position them for the best possible educational experience.

The Marygrove School is an on-campus private special education school for children who require more therapeutic support during the day. It also offers tutoring, summer school and academic support for all residents.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Students

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA) 2017

Affiliations & memberships

Catholic Charities USA 1983

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 volunteers

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The 2020 volunteer metric is significantly lower due to COVID-19. In response to the health pandemic, Marygrove restricted outside visitors from coming onto the campus as a safety precaution.

Number of clients served

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Data after 2018 consists of direct clients only. Staffing challenges related to Covid impacts the number of kids Marygrove can help. Number of kids in 2021 is significantly reduced because of this.

Number of participants reporting change in behavior or cessation of activity

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

*2020 and 2021 metrics impacted by COVID-19 challenges Measured in several ways including: decrease disruptive behavior, decrease parental stress, improve performance on treatment goals.

Number of direct care staff who received training in trauma informed care

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

*2020 metric impacted by COVID-19 challenges. Staff training includes: mandatory training, training provided at team meeting, training through Catholic Charities, etc.

Number of direct care staff who received training in primary prevention strategies and other techniques to avoid the need for restraint and seclusion

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

*2020 metric impacted by COVID-19 challenges. Staff are trained in deescalation techniques in orientation and receive annual refresher. Staff receive individual and group training as needed.

Number of clients in residential care

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Hours of mentoring

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The 2020 volunteer metric is significantly lower due to COVID-19. In response to the health pandemic, Marygrove restricted outside visitors from coming onto the campus as a safety precaution.

Average length of stay (in days)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Therapeutic Residential Treatment Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

*2020 metric impacted by COVID-19 challenges. The data for 2019 and 2018 represents the average across all programs. Data for 2015, 2016 and 2017 are Therapeutic Residential Treatment Program.

Average number of clients served per day

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

*2020/2021 metric impacted by COVID-19 challenges. Includes all programs.

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.

Marygrove opened its doors in 1849 as an answer to the need to care for troubled girls. Over the years, Marygrove has expanded the programs offered and now serves a greater number of youth, both boys and girls. Marygrove provides ongoing programs for children who have been abused and/or neglected, and as a result, have emotional, behavioral, psychological and neurological disorders. At Marygrove, the youth receive medical care and therapy that help them manage behavioral issues with the goal of successfully transitioning back into the care of a responsible family member, a permanent home, or to independent living.

Marygrove’s behavioral health services include:

Therapeutic Residential Treatment “cottages” provide a safe and stable living environment while youth receive help to manage emotional and behavioral issues.

On-campus and community based Therapeutic Foster Homes where children learn to trust and engage positively in a family setting.

On-campus psychiatric group Transitional Living homes provide support as young adults pursue academic, occupational and other life skills that advance them toward healthy and productive adult lives.

A community based Independent Living program where young people, including teen parents, learn important skills which move them toward self-sufficiency.

Marygrove School is an on-campus, private special education school for children who require more therapeutic support during the day.

Marygrove is one of the largest residential treatment facilities in Missouri and known for helping youth who have been unsuccessful at other agencies. The average program success rate is 83%. Marygrove is accredited by the Council on Accreditation. The Director of Quality Assurance submits quarterly benchmarking data to Behavioral Pathways Systems to compare with similar national level agencies. Marygrove staff receive a minimum of forty hours of training each year and are experienced in identifying client needs and providing proper care. Therapists are certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, an evidence-based practice intervention for children and adolescents. The program model used is Trauma Informed Care, an evidence-based program for residential treatment. Staff turnover rate is 10% lower than the national average. Marygrove partners with area agencies to ensure client needs outside of our scope of services are met.

Marygrove has successfully absorbed two other children’s treatment agencies in the last ten years. Many residential treatment facilities for children have closed due to the severity of the issues that the children are presenting. Societal problems, such as homelessness, domestic violence, gun violence, and substance abuse have increased during the last few years, thus affecting more children. Marygrove plans to continue to respond to the changing needs of children and the programming required to address these needs.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Child Center - Marygrove

Board of directors
as of 02/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Robert Porter

David Helms

Samuel Jenkins

Dr. Deborah Kerber

Nicole Amling

Bob Cerame

Kelley Coalier

Rachel Covington

Michelle Heavens

Elliott Henry

John Key

Brigid McNamara

Gary Meyer

Erin Rataj

Michelle Schafer

Kris Schuster

Mike Stengel

Chiung Tyan Tan

Michael Walsh

Ted Wheeler

David Wilson

Theresa Ruzicka

ex officio

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 1/31/2022

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data