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The Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health

The Center

aka The Ecumenical Center   |   San Antonio, TX   |  www.ecrh.org

Mission

The Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health is an interfaith force for hope, dedicated to alleviating suffering and facilitating spiritual, physical and emotional healing and growth for our community and God's World through services of counseling, education and consultation.

Ruling year info

1967

CEO/Executive Director

Ms. Mary Beth Fisk

Clinical Director, Psychologist

Dr. Frank Emmett

Main address

8310 Ewing Halsell Drive

San Antonio, TX 78229 USA

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Formerly known as

Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health

EIN

74-1587388

NTEE code info

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is a need in San Antonio for affordable mental health services for adults, children, adolescents, caregivers and veterans. There is also a need for more Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors, as well as Registered Play Therapists. The Ecumenical Center provides training for counseling interns, Psychology doctoral externs and Registered Play Therapists, This will provide the community with more licensed mental health professionals providing services in the San Antonio metropolitan area and in Central and South Texas. The Ecumenical Center also provides counseling service fee subsidies for over 98.8% of the clients that visit The Ecumenical Center to answer the need for more affordable counseling services.

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?

Individual, Couple, Child and Family Counseling

The Ecumenical Center offers professional help and hope in a caring atmosphere. Our counselors and educators recognize that the body, mind and spirit are interrelated. They are people of personal faith with an openness and understanding of other faith expressions, trained to incorporate, when requested, the understanding and traditions of the client's individual beliefs  in the growing and healing process.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Veterans

The Ecumenical Center has a long history of preparing medical and counseling professionals and enhancing the skills of clergy and lay leaders in the ministry of counseling and pastoral care in San Antonio, reaching out down to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. We extend the outreach to our greater community by offering ongoing programs for business professionals, students, individuals, families and couples on a variety of life issues.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Business Leaders in the San Antonio Metropolitan area and surrounding counties.
University Business students from UTSA, UIW, Texas A&M-San Antonio, Lady of the Lake University, Trinity University

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Increase the number of play therapists within San Antonio
Expand neurofeedback services for children and develop comprehensive mental health services for children
Develop satellite offices within San Antonio to better serve communities
Expand number of businesses and universities actively participating in the Ethics in Business Program

* Conduct continuing education certification programs for therapists within San Antonio
* Develop a marketing/promotion program to better inform the public about our neurofeedback and child mental health services
* Meet with local churches, places of worship and hospitals to discuss the benefits of the program and develop an implementation plan
* Review our current client base, determine which areas of the city we are not reaching and meet with institutions regarding utilizing space within their facilities to provide mental health services to individuals, couples, families and children
*Maintain art, writing and rhythmic wellness therapy workshops and offerings through the Expressive Therapeutic Arts Institute of South Texas

* We are an ecumenical organization
* We currently collaborate with several colleges, universities and businesses
* We are currently one of the few organizations that offers neurofeedback therapy within San Antonio
* We currently have a successful pastoral education program in the San Antonio, South Texas and Rio Grande Valley areas
*Professional clinical counselors are all experts in their field and very experienced
*Training site for PhD externs, Play therapy interns and Licensed Professional Counselors interns
*This Center has multiple counseling satellite locations to allow for greater access to all in the communities served

All of these activities have been assessed and satisfactorily completed through 2019 and will be measured again at the end of 2020.

Financials

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Operations

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

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The Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health

Board of directors
as of 04/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Nancy Torgerson


Board co-chair

Mr. John Weber

Norton, Rose and Fulbright

Term: 2016 - 2019

Lawrence Biedenharn

Lynne Breuer

Elizabeth Hetrick

Broadway Bank

Nancy Torgerson

John Weber

Norton Rose Fulbright

Mary Carter

Kuper Reality

Randall Singleton

Urology Clinic of San Antonio

Charles Robinson

Robinson Value Management, Ltd.

Barry Abrams

Mary Archer

Jefferson Bank

Lupita Medina

Leslie Hollon

Trinity Baptist

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 4/12/2021

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
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/06/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.