Human Services

Family Care Network, Inc.

aka Family Care Network; FCNI

San Luis Obispo, CA

Mission

The mission of the Family Care Network is to enhance the wellbeing of children and families in partnership with our community.

Notes from the Nonprofit

All Family Care Network programs received National Accreditation from the Joint Commission in April 2014.

Ruling Year

1992

CEO/Founder

Mr. Jim Roberts

COO

Mr. Jon Nibbio

Main Address

1255 Kendall Road

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 USA

Keywords

Child, youth, family, foster, transitional, mental health, wraparound, parent, trauma, housing, therapeutic, shelter, intern, mentor, volunteer, tutor, behavioral, TAY, Central Coast, stabilization, p

EIN

77-0159090

 Number

2524616240

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Low-Cost Temporary Housing (includes Youth Hostels) (L40)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Family Care Network's mission is to "enhance the well-being of children and families in partnership with our community." We strive to keep families together and enable and empower children and families who have dealt with significant trauma. From the surface, San Luis Obispo County looks like an affluent area all around, but many don't know how many children and families struggle to make ends meet and to keep their families safe and off the street. Thousands of children and families experience poverty, abuse, and neglect. Family Care Network works to help those in these vulnerable positions.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Resource Family Services

Family Support Services

Transitional Age Youth Services

Early Intervention & Prevention Services

Community Linked Services

Behavioral Health Services

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of clients served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of tutoring administered

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of mentoring

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of mentors recruited

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children placed in foster homes

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of licensed foster families as a result of the organization's efforts

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

This is a 99% rate of success.

Number of youth and families for whom a strengths-based assessment is completed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Every one of our clients has a strength-based assessment completed.

Number of people in the area with access to affordable housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

228 is the number of clients, but this does not include the client's family, which would drastically increase this number.

Number of accolades/recognition received from third-party organizations

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Family Care Network won the Pacific Eye Gives Back Challenge in Dec. 2018 and KSBY's "Your Favorite Charity" contest in March 2019. Both wins were a result of a voting poll completed by the community.

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

At the very heart and core of this mission is our goal to help the most vulnerable children and families within our community who have experienced significant trauma because of crime, poverty, abuse, neglect, or homelessness.

FCNI believes in providing "strength-based and needs driven services", which focus on empowering families to become self-sufficient rather than system dependent. Pursuing the best outcomes, accountability and transparency are also some of our guiding philosophies.

FCNI's four major services areas are: Education, Housing, Sponsor a Child, and Foster Care & Family Support. Woven throughout these areas are FCNI's Mental Health Services, which provide the foundation of all of our services and prove to be the vital first step with families affected by trauma, allowing them to get the help they need to heal. Our Education services help the youth in our care realize their dreams through education. The youth in our care have all journeyed a difficult road, filled with limited opportunities and unmet needs. Without having their basic needs met and a support system in place, foster youth struggle to achieve academic, career, and personal goals. FCNI covers the financial cost of academic-related expenses for our 750+ foster youth, taking the financial burden off of our youth so they can focus on achieving their dreams. FCNI also provides one-on-one guidance and life skills development to ensure our youth are provided a safety net of care until they can successfully achieve self-sufficiency. FCNI's Housing services provide stability through safe, affordable housing. In our county, the cost of living and limited opportunities have forced many of our local families and youth into homelessness. FCNI owns and operates nine properties and provides affordable housing support services to over 400 households a year; including both homeless families and at-risk youth transitioning from foster care. FCNI's Sponsor a Child service area responds to special childhood and family needs. When a child is placed in foster care or a family is struggling, the challenges they face are overwhelming. As a consequence, celebrating the simple joys of childhood- birthdays, holidays, or school achievements- are either overlooked or deemed impractical. Missing out on milestone events only adds to their trauma- increasing their feelings of hopelessness and of being marginalized. FCNI works to ensure that our youth are given every opportunity to experience joy and full inclusion in childhood experiences. We know the importance signified in purchasing graduation robes, class rings, prom or formal wear, yearbooks, letterman jackets, etc. We also make sure our youth participate in special activities such as taking advanced music lessons, playing sports, and going to summer camp. Our Foster Care & Family Support services focus on finding those special parents and families who can provide compassionate care and stable homes for our children in need of foster care. The fact is that the entire nation is facing a critical foster family shortage, while the number of children in need continues to rise. When there are no local foster families, children are often placed in hotel rooms with staff or moved from placement to placement. These difficult circumstances only increase the trauma our foster youth already experience. We recruit, certify, train and retain foster families who can provide a stable and loving home to our children in need.

Our success rate is based on real,-life-changing successes, such as children and youth being successfully reunited with family; children and youth being diverted from higher levels of care or being institutionalized; foster youth successfully transitioning to independent living; children stabilizing their high-risk behaviors so they can be successful in school and at home; and families securing permanent housing and the life skills necessary to become fully self-sufficient.

Over the past 30+ years, FCNi has successfully served over 17,000 children and families. In our most recent fiscal year, we served over 2,000 children and families- 100% of whom were low income- with an overall success rate of 90%. We will continue to advocate for children and families in vulnerable situations and work with them to ensure they live healthy, full lives together.

External Reviews

Awards & Accreditations

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) - Behavioral Health Care Accreditation 2014

Affiliations & Memberships

Alliance for Children and Families - Member 2005

Foster Family-based Treatment Association 2006

Financials

Family Care Network, Inc.

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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?

Yes

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?

Yes