Youth Development

CHANGING COURSE FOUNDATION

  • Cedar Hill, TX
  • www.ccfdn.net

Mission Statement

Providing hope and vision for everyone.

Main Programs

  1. Therapeutic Programming
  2. Professional Staff Development
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Serving all of Texas.

Willing to expand to any area

ruling year

2002

Founder/Executive Director

Self-reported

Dr. Cathi Neal

Keywords

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Changing the Course of peoples lives

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Also Known As

Self employed

EIN

48-1266059

 Number

0986536568

Physical Address

5125 County Road 206

Grandview, TX 76050

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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

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

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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CCF's mission statement for 17 years has been to change the course of peoples' lives. The programs that we have provided for those in substance abuse treatment centers give participants the opportunity to see directly how their behavior effects those around them and provides alternative behaviors that are not destructive.

Our staff development programs have taught many participants the importance of effective communication, key leadership traits and how to make good decisions.

All our programs have taught our participants to overcome fear and step out to try appropriate risks that have allowed them change destructive behavior, how to step out for promotions, how to develop their dream jobs.

Over the past 19 years, CCF has worked with over 100,000 children, youth and adults.

Programs

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

Program 1

Therapeutic Programming

Providing Experiential Therapy for Substance Abuse Treatment Centers

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$45,000.00

Program 2

Professional Staff Development

Not available

Category

General Code

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Charting Impact

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    1.To begin a Coalition for Change in Wise County to help individuals change the destructive behaviors in their lives and to promote Compassionate Accountability© for all citizens.

    2. To provide Profession Staff Development programs for schools and corporation to teach them how to use conflict to create instead of to destroy. To provide teachers with classroom management skills. And provide staff development to enhance effective communication, group collaboration and group decision making skills.

    3. Provide Christian counseling services for financially disadvantaged and to provide staff development for churches.

    4. To provide business coaching, organizational design and development services and strategic planning consulting for non-profit and for profit organizations.

    5. To provide Experiential Therapy programs for Substance abuse treatment centers and behavior modification classes in school districts.

    6. To provide Cognitive Intervention Education Programs for individuals and groups.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Our strategies are as follows: (numbers correlate to orgnaizational aims above)
    1. Introducing ourselves and our programs to churches, corporations and other non-profits, beginning with Wise County Texas

    2. By promoting our professional staff development curriculum to schools and corporations

    3. By advertising and by informing all churches and area non profits of our Christian Counseling Services and church staff development programs.

    4. By introducing, advertising and promoting our business coaching and life coaching services through area clubs, non-profits, and churches

    5. To reach out to substance abuse treatment centers and schools inform them of the benefits of Experiential Therapy.

    6. To introduce and promote Cognitive Intervention Education programs in schools, probation offices, treatment centers and other organizations
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    CCF has developed relationships with a number of individuals, schools, treatment centers and other organizations that will allow us to continue to offer quality programs with referrals from current clients.

    CCF will also rely on their Executive Director and her new accomplishment of earning a Ph.D in Christian Counseling and her 20 years of experience in the Experiential Learning Field.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    The organization will know that we are making progress by increased number of Churches, Schools, Non-profits, Corporations, Individuals and families served.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    All of the above portray a new direction for CCF. WE have been providing Outdoor Adventure Programs for group for 20 years. CCF has serviced aver 100,000 participants in the Experiential Learning arena.

    Our Executive Director earned her Ph.D in Christian Counseling in February 2017 and she and the board decided to create programs that still used the Experiential Learning Cycle, but in a different format.

    At the current time we have worked with 10 individuals in the Christian Counseling arena.
    Have provide training to Grand Prairie Transportation in Compassionate Accountability©
    Currently contract with Tarrant County MHMR for their youth male residential substance abuse treatment program The Youth Campus.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Serving all of Texas.

Willing to expand to any area

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Funding Needs

At this time Changing Course has set a capital campaign goal of raising 2 years worth of operating expense. We have grown tremendously within the last 3 years and would like to continue that growth by providing a stable financial portfolio. Money donated at this time will be used for counseling services for those financially disadvantaged and we are currently working with several non-profits in order to help them to re-vamp their programs and find funding for much needed Youth Programs in Wise County that have been severely affected by recent county budget restraints We are working to discover what population in Wise County Texas is under-served or not being served at all.

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Founder/Executive Director

Dr. Cathi Neal

STATEMENT FROM THE Founder/Executive Director

"We are in the process of providing more and different educational opportunities, therapeutic treatment programs, and Christian Counseling and Church Leadership Development."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Roxanne Firebaugh

No Affilliation

Term: Mar 2016 - Mar 2019

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & 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?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
No
We use other methods to support diversity