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APPLICANT

Just For Kids Child Advocacy Center

Total Qualifying Score: 7
County (ARC Region): Yes
State (ARC Region): Yes
Q3. IRS Status: Nonprofit – 2
Q4. Parent Entity: Yes – 0
Q5. 2 or More Full-Time Employees : Yes (as of 12/31/2019)
Q7. Budget Level: $250,001 to $1.5 million – 5 (Last Fiscal Year Actual Income)
Q8. Restricted Reserves: Yes – 0
Q9. CARES Act Funding: Yes – 0
Q13. Participation by Executive: Yes


CONTACT & LOCATION INFORMATION

Just For Kids Child Advocacy Center
Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia 25801
304-992-9434
Email
www

County (ARC Region) Raleigh
State (ARC Region) West Virginia


ORGANIZATIONAL & FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Q1. Mission:

Our mission is to create a safe community for children and families by preventing and responding to child abuse through teamwork, collaboration and services.

Q2. How organization aligns with ARC’s Plan & Goals:

Just For Kids provides support to every family in the three counties we serve.  By providing a unique service to families whose children have suffered from criminal abuse including sexual, physical and emotional abuse, our Child Advocacy Center serves as a hub for a team of law enforcement, child protective services and other social services to investigate abuse, provide advocacy to the families, counseling to children who have disclosed abuse and on-going prevention and awareness training in the community.  The health and well being of the children and families we serve is the driving force of our work.  All of our services are free of charge and we are the only organization in the three counties that provides this coordinated response to child abuse.

Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: No

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 8/2 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 8/2 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $525,000/$495,000

Q6. Fiscal Year: Calendar

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $514,000 / $502,000

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $525,000 / $495,000

Balance Sheet

Q8. Restricted Reserves (Amount): Yes ($60,000)

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): Yes ($71,000)
Received From: SBA Loan through United Bank   Date Received: 4-20-20
For What Purpose(s):

Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

Just For Kids was not able to hold our Spring Fundraiser, hold any of our face-to-face trainings or promote our work at local and regional events.  In addition we have had to purchase equipment to ensure safe working conditions for our staff who are front line workers interviewing children who have been abused, meeting with their family members and accompanying them to court when necessary.  We have instituted strict protocol to maintain as safe an environment as possible, including adding additional office space so that our counselor could see individuals without interfering with the general operation of our organization.  The bank building where we are located donated the space, but we had to paint, recarpet and equip the space with camera’s for safety at considerable cost.

Q11. Top Three Concerns:
Staff member getting Covid and having to reduce or stop providing interviews to children
Funding from any of our many funding streams drying up and not having enough reserve to get through and having to lay people off
Children not having the means to report abuse to trusted adults because of their isolation

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

As a non-profit that has always relied on at least half of our funding to come from fundraising, we have always been challenged by developing fundraising campaigns that have been effective.  It is clear that new approaches must be developed in these Covid times and we see this training as a way to brainstorm with others and hear from experts in the field of fundraising on new ideas.  It is likely that state and federal funds will be reduced over the next few years and as an essential service to the community we want to ensure our sustainability.  Just For Kids has a committed and hard working board that is willing to look at new and innovative methods to achieve our goals and we feel confident that with support like this training we will be best equipped to move forward.


COHORT INSTRUCTION

Q12. Applying as a Proposed Cohort? No

Q13. Executive Director or CEO Will Participate in the Program? Yes

Q14. Top Two Choices for Cohort Instruction:

Course #1 Choice: 1-Fundraising

Course #2 Choice: 2-Long-term Financial Management

Q15. Desired Course Schedule for Cohort Instruction:

#1 Desired Course Schedule: 1-Fall 2020: 11-Week Course (Nov. 9, 2020 -Jan. 24, 2021)

#2 Desired Course Schedule: 2-Winter 2021: 10-Week Course (Jan. 25. 2021 – Apr. 4, 2021)


APPLICATION SUBMITED BY:

Name: Scott Miller, Executive Director

Application Approved by Organization Director or CEO? Yes, Approved by Executive Director/CEO

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