CHILD GUIDANCE GUILD OF BAKERSFIELD INC

Helping one child and families of Kern County

aka Guild House/Guild House Restaurant   |   Bakersfield, CA   |  tghob.clubexpress.com

Mission

A non-profit, all-volunteer operated restaurant that benefits the children and families of Kern County to provide resources to help children and families with emotional and behavioral problems.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Child Guidance Guild of Bakersfield, The Guild House, founded in 1958 by community volunteers dedicated to raising funds in support of Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic, a non-profit mental health agency for children and families. We have more than two hundred active and sustaining members. Guild House began 1966 and has had uninterrupted service to date. The Guild House volunteers offer formal dining lunches in our elegant craftsman house. The Guild House was placed on the Register of Historic Places by the Bakersfield Historic Preservation Commission in 1992. Proceeds from the Guild House benefit the Child Guidance Clinic, which has served our community since 1946. The Clinic offers mental health counseling and auxiliary services, to help children and families, from all demographic backgrounds, who experience difficulties a result of a variety of emotional, behavioral, or family difficulties. To date the Guild has donated $2.1 million to the Clinic.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Mrs. Mary Vander Werff

Main address

1905 18th St

Bakersfield, CA 93301 USA

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EIN

77-0006491

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Continuing our mission to provide $40,000.00 per year to help fund services provided by the Henrietta Weill Child Guidance Clinic. Continuing to successfully recruit and keep enough volunteers to serve lunches throughout the year.

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?

Guild House Restaurant

Guild House is a nonprofit, all-volunteer operated restaurant, serving lunch from September through June of each year. Currently, the Guild has 165 active members who volunteer their time to cook, serve customers, or wash dishes.

Volunteerism is often critical to the success of nonprofit organizations. The Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic (the Clinic) is no exception. The Clinic provides mental health and substance abuse services and the resources necessary to promote wellness and recovery for Kern County children, adults and families. The Clinic depends on the work of the Child Guidance Guild of Bakersfield for funding. The Guild is committed to raising at least $40,000.00 a year for the Clinic.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Guild House is a nonprofit, all-volunteer operated restaurant, serving lunchfrom September through June of each year. Currently, the Guild has 165 active members who volunteer their time to cook, serve customers, or wash dishes.

Volunteerism is often critical to the success of nonprofit organizations. The Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic (the Clinic) is no exception. The Clinic provides mental health and substance abuse services and the resources necessary to promote wellness and recovery for Kern County children, adults and families. The Clinic depends on the work of the Child Guidance Guild of Bakersfield for funding. The Guild is committed to raising at least $40,000.00 a year for the Clinic.

Population(s) Served
Families

The Child Guidance Clinic is a private, non-profit, outpatient mental health center for children and families.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

Where we work

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.

Annual distribution of $40,000 to the Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic.

Guild House is a nonprofit, all-volunteer operated restaurant, serving lunch Monday through Friday from September through June of each year. Currently, the Guild has 165 active members who volunteer their time to cook, serve customers, or wash dishes.

Volunteerism is often critical to the success of nonprofit organizations. The Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic (the Clinic) is no exception. The Clinic provides mental health and substance abuse services and the resources necessary to promote wellness and recovery for Kern County children, adults and families. The Clinic depends on the work of the Child Guidance Guild of Bakersfield for funding. The Guild is committed to raising at least $40,000.00 a year for the Clinic.

Guild House is a nonprofit, all-volunteer operated restaurant, serving lunch Monday through Friday from September through June of each year. Currently, the Guild has 165 active members who volunteer their time to cook, serve customers, or wash dishes.

Volunteerism is often critical to the success of nonprofit organizations. The Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic (the Clinic) is no exception. The Clinic provides mental health and substance abuse services and the resources necessary to promote wellness and recovery for Kern County children, adults and families. The Clinic depends on the work of the Child Guidance Guild of Bakersfield for funding. The Guild is committed to raising at least $40,000.00 a year for the Clinic.

The Guild House is pledged to raise $40,000 to contribute to the Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic each fiscal year. We have continually been able to meet this obligation, and often exceed our required $40,000. In 2018-2019 Fiscal Year, an additional $5,000 was awarded to the Clinic.

Quarterly distributions this fiscal year at on target and the $40,000 goal will be accomplished.

Guild House is a nonprofit, all-volunteer operated restaurant, serving lunch Monday through Friday from September through June of each year. Currently, the Guild has 165 active members who volunteer their time to cook, serve customers, or wash dishes.

Volunteerism is often critical to the success of nonprofit organizations. The Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic (the Clinic) is no exception. The Clinic provides mental health and substance abuse services and the resources necessary to promote wellness and recovery for Kern County children, adults and families. The Clinic depends on the work of the Child Guidance Guild of Bakersfield for funding. The Guild is committed to raising at least $40,000.00 a year for the Clinic.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve the community by offering a gourmet lunch three days a week, along with take-out lunches. We offer opportunities for special events throughout the operational year at the Guild House. All the profits from lunches to events go toward the support of our goal to donate at least $40,000. per year to the mental health needs of children and their families in our community. Currently our donations go to Henrietta Weill Child Guidance Clinic. To date we have donated over $2.1Million to the Clinic, which serves a wide demographic range of clients. The Child Guidance Guild - The Guild House staffed only by volunteers who are proud of the work they do at the Guild House to support the mental health needs of children and their families since 1952.

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

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Suggestion box/email, Social Media/webpage,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We obtain various forms of feedback: 1. Internal feedback recently resulted in changing one of stations where our servers were running into challenges. 2. To better serve our clients, we started take-out service. This helped to maintain our community obligations and to meet our budget during the pandemic. 3. Our suggestion box frequently impacts our menu items, via changes or elimination, or adding new menu items (beverages) at the request of our clientele. 4. We receive feedback from the non-profit our funds to support - they inform us how the funds we donated are used as well as to offer opportunities for us to learn more about the people that benefit from our donations. 5. We improved our social media outreach to receive customer suggestions and to reach more demographic groups.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    1. Customer Feedback - The feedback we receive from our customers allows up to remain current and competitive with the pricing of lunch and special events. We depend on customer feedback to improve menu choices and special dietary requests. Customer feedback opens new avenues for us to offer new types of special events. 2. Volunteer Feedback - This feedback helps us to meet the needs of our volunteers, by giving them many ways to use their talents at the Guild House. By listening to our volunteers, we are able to retain a complete volunteer staff. We recently updated our organizations by-laws. Volunteers have given many suggestions in ways we can open revenue sources to maintain our goals. This helps to keep our volunteers active and involved.

  • 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 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,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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CHILD GUIDANCE GUILD OF BAKERSFIELD INC

Board of directors
as of 02/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Mary Vander Werff

Guild House/Guild House Restaurant

Term: 2019 - 2022

Mary VanderWerff

Glynda Martin

Roberta Rodriguez

Stephanie Massey

Cynthia Chase

Carol Kurtis

Shelia Eynaud

Mary Harrer

Evelyn Shearer

Board leadership practices

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/25/2022

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