Safety Center, Inc.

Sacramento, CA   |  www.safetycenter.org

Mission

Safety Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1934. Our mission is to reduce injuries and save lives by empowering our community to make positive life-changing decisions. Governed by a voluntary Board of Directors (with the exception of the President & CEO) Safety Center is headquartered in Sacramento and operates seven offices throughout California.

Ruling year info

1983

President & CEO

Elizabeth McClatchy

Main address

3909 Bradshaw Rd

Sacramento, CA 95827 USA

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EIN

94-2831134

NTEE code info

Safety Education (M40)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

• The number one cause of death to children in the United States is injuries caused by preventable accidents. • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens and nine out of ten cases of addiction start in adolescence. • Motorcycle fatalities continue to increase while other areas of traffic safety have seen significant gains. • No one should be injured or die as a result of an unsafe act at work, however more than 470,000 job related injuries and illnesses were reported in California alone last year. • Drivers convicted of a DUI who complete a state-licensed DUI program, are less likely to have a repeat offense. • While driving helps older adults stay mobile and independent, the risk of being injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash increases as you age. An average of 648 older adults are injured every day in crashes. Safety Center aims to reduce the number of injuries and deaths to preventable accidents through safety education and training.

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?

Alive at 25

teen driving safety interactive classroom program

Population(s) Served

Safety Center's one-of-a-kind children's program, Safetyville USA, has been instilling safety values in children since 1984.

Complete with sidewalks, crosswalks, stop lights and signs, abandoned building, police and fire stations, dentist office, grocery store - and much more - this 1/3 scale town sits on three and a half acres.

Groups of children (Kindergarten - 2nd grade) visit Safetyville, typically on field trips, to take a docent guided tour.

At Safetyville USA children learn how to recognize potential hazards through pedestrian role-play. They then have the opportunity to practice the skills necessary to help keep them safe.

The safety lessons learned at an early age will be carried with them making them safer adults, parents and employees.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2019)

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.

Our mission is to reduce injuries and save lives by empowering our community to make positive life changing decisions.

We believe that the message of safety needs to be given at all stages of life.

We start laying the foundation of safety by engaging children with age appropriate safety lessons in our miniature city – Safetyville USA.
Our teen programs help reinforce safe decision making skills for the most vulnerable and peer influenced age group.
Our Workplace Safety & Health programs strive to create a culture of awareness and responsibility for safety in the workplace.
Our Alcohol and Drug programs empower positive behavior change through court referred driving under the influence (DUI) and drug diversion programs.
Seniors, too, have unique safety needs. Our Mature Driver program helps aging drivers learn how to compensate for reduced mobility and reflexes – keeping them safe on the road.

We advance our mission by promoting lifelong safety and health through a variety of community and professional programs.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Safety Center, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/22/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Michael WIlliams

Hefner, Stark & Marois, LLC

Term: 2017 - 2019

Greg Augst

SMUD

Scott Grubb

Harbison-Mahony-Higgins

Linda McCurdy

Skyline Scaffold, Inc.

Tony Velez

Empire Safety & Supply

James Eastman

Sacramento Metro Fire Department

Michael Alverez

No Affiliation

Liz Arioto

Flintco Pacific, Inc.

David Becker

James Marta & Company

Paulette Bruce

Paulette Bruce Public Relations

Joe Chiodo

Sacramento Magazine Corporation

Rick Cwynar

Wells Fargo Bank

Matt Doyle

Sacramento Area Sewer District

Dave Gwiazdon

Panera Bread

Barbara Hayes

SACTO

Steve Hibbs

Vision Service Plan

Derrick Jarvis

E & J Gallo Winery

John McCullough

Wells Fargo of CA Insurance Services, Inc.

Fred Mills

Mills & Associates

Kenneth Munson

Sunverge Energy, LLP

Ellie Shaw

Shaw Media Consulting

Ralph Sugimoto

TPBS, LLP

Dave Tognetti

Raley's

Joe Whalen

CBS Radio

Nick Witry

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Jacquie Zeigler

No Affiliation

Elizabeth McClatchy

Safety Center Incorporated

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
  • 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