Family Care Network, Inc.

aka Family Care Network; FCNI   |   San Luis Obispo, CA   |  www.fcni.org

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 info

1992

CEO/Founder

Mr. Jim Roberts

COO

Mr. Jon Nibbio

Main address

1255 Kendall Road

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 USA

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EIN

77-0159090

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

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

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Foster Family Support Services

We provide a family-based alternative to institutional/group home care through five programs: Emergency Shelter Care, Therapeutic Foster Care, Intensive Therapeutic Foster Care; Crisis-Stabilization; and Wraparound Foster Care. The agency also provides adoptions and post adoptions services and relative placement support and services.

Population(s) Served

We provide programs designed to keep children at home, in their community and prevent institutional, out-of-home placement. Programs include Wraparound Services; Therapeutic Behavioral Services (children's ental health); Mental Health Services Act youth and children services; and outpatient counseling services.

Population(s) Served

FCNI provides five highly supportive programs to former and current foster youth, including: Transitional Housing Placement Program (THPP) for foster youth 16-19; Transitional Housing Placement Plus Program (THP+) for former foster youth 18-24; Transitional Housing Plus-Foster Care program (THP+-FC) for non-minor dependents ages 18-21; Independent Living Program (ILP, Santa Barbara County only) for former and current foster youth ages 16-24; and Transitional Age Youth Financial Assistance Program (TAY-FAP, San Luis Obispo county only) which provides financial assistance to any current or former foster youth in their quest for higher education and/or vocational training.

Population(s) Served

We provide behavioral counselors in classes for students working through emotional trauma.

Population(s) Served

Community-linked services include three areas for community involvement: 1. Community Resource Development creates and expands linkage between the agency's clients and their community; develops community-based resources to meet client needs; and conducts fundraising and establishes non-governmental funding sources to expand and develop the agency's programs.
2. Direct Client Volunteer Services includes the agency's mentoring, tutoring and intern programs. 3. Volunteer Services allow individuals, organizations and businesses to participate in and support FCNI activities and events.

Population(s) Served

Mental Health Treatment programs designed to heal, empower and stabilize children and youth through individualized, culturally-sensitive treatment programs.

FCNI is a state-certified mental health provider, offering Specialty Mental Health services, including individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, rehabilitation and crisis-intervention throughout our programs.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

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

Awards

Board Resolution - Superior Community Impact 1994

San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors

Excellence in Innovation 2004

California Association of Nonprofits

Board Resolution - 20 years of Excellence in Leadership & Social Innovation 2007

San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors

Excellent Services to Children 2000

Children's Services Network Council

Board Resolution - 25 years of Excellence in Leadership & Service Delivery 2012

San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors

Joint Senate/Assembly Resolution in Recognition of 25 Years of Outstanding Service to Children, Youth & Families 2012

California State Legislature

Affiliations & memberships

Alliance for Children and Families - Member 2005

Foster Family-based Treatment Association 2006

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 clients served

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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

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

Hours of tutoring administered

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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

Number of mentors recruited

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children placed in foster homes

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

374 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

This metric is no longer tracked.
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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.

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.

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 major services areas are Housing Support, Career and Education Opportunities, Healing trauma with positive experiences, and Family Stability and Support. Woven throughout these areas are FCNI's Mental Health Services, which prove to be the vital first step with families affected by trauma, allowing them to get the help they need to heal. 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 9 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. Our Career and 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. Healing trauma with positive experiences 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, etc. We also make sure our youth participate in special activities such as taking music lessons, playing sports, and going to summer camp. Our Family Stability and 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. 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. This area also focuses on meeting needs that stabilize and empower struggling families.

Over the past 32+ years, FCNi has successfully served over 25,000 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.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Family Care Network, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 7/14/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Craig Gill

Retired Law Enforcement

Term: 2015 -

Jim Roberts

CEO

Kim Oldfield

Business Owner

Richard Foster

Retired Executive

Dan Rowe

Senior Pastor - Trinity Lutheren

Shay Peck

Longtime FCNI volunteer and AmeriCorps employee, retired teacher

Brian Tietje

Vice Provos, Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, CA

Cameron Ingalls

Business Owner, Former Employee

Craig Gill

Retired Law Enforcement Officer

Marc Amesse

Business Executive

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