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Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana


A BBB Accredited Charity since 02/16/2012.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana
Phone: (260) 456-4534
Fax: (260) 745-5200
Address: 4919 Coldwater Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46825-5532
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Website: www.eastersealsarcnein.org
https://www.facebook.com/eastersealsarcnein?autologin=true
Report Issued Date: July 6, 2016
Report Expiration Date: August 16, 2017
Original Business Start Date: January 1954
Principal: Ms. Sheri Ward, Director of Development
Customer Contact: Ms. Sheri Ward, Director of Development - (260) 456-4534 or
Email Address:
Type of Business: Charity - Local
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

The Arc of Northeast Indiana

Stated Purpose

Easter Seals Arc's mission is creating solutions, changing lives.
Easter Seals Arc's programs are designed to help people with disabilities build relationships and skills, enjoy leisure activities, obtain employment and be integrated into the community.


Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.


BBB Charity Seal Participation

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Programs

Each year the agency empowers 2,000 children, youth and adults with intellectual disabilities ages 0-seniors and their families to become as independent as possible. Easter Seals Arc (ES Arc) programs and services are designed to help people with disabilities build relationships and skills, enjoy leisure activities, obtain employment, become tax-paying citizens and be integrated into the community. The agency helps families challenged by disabilities gain knowledge, resources and coping skills to better manage their lives.

Community Support Services-
Child Care Center: ES Arc's Child Care Center is open to the community and serves 120 children and youth ages infant to 18, including those with special needs those who are neurotypical.
Adult Day Care (ADC): Serves 140 low-functioning adults age 18 (out of high school) and older. Approximately 60% are severely disabled and 25% are seniors. The ADC is the only local adult day center that has programs customized for people with disabilities.
Community Recreation: Annually provided 600 adults with disabilities recreational opportunities that would not otherwise be available.
Supported Employment Program: This program is provided to teens and working-age adults with disabilities. The program works to match individuals with disabilities to job training opportunities (internships, job shadowing, etc.).

Residential Services-
Group Homes: The agency owns and operates nine group homes in Allen County serving 60 adults with disabilities who choose to transition from family homes or institutions to community living. 5 to 8 people live in each home.

Supported Living-
Behavioral Services: Master -level Behavioral Consultants are contracted by ES Arc and provide services to adults with disabilities and their families. The consultants work to identify goals and develop customized plans to achieve desired behaviors, such as anger management and social skills
Respite/Caregiver support: Respite services are available to individuals with disabilities who are covered through the MedWaiver program; caregiver support services are available to anyone with disability needing services, including those not covered by MedWaiver.
MedWaiver Services: The following services are provided to individuals with disabilities who are covered through the MedWaiver program: Adult Foster Care, Community Habilitation, Residential Support.
Home-Based Services: ES Arc is contracted by the Department of Child Services (DCS)to provide Supervised Visitation and Family Centered Casework Services to children and families challenged by disabilities who have substantiated cases of abuse and/or neglect.
Family-Centered Casework Services-ES Arc has been providing Home-Based Family Centered Casework Services since 2001. This program is to improve caretaking and coping skills, enhance family resilience, support health and nurturing relationships and promote children's physical, mental, emotional and educational well-being.
Network for Safe Families Program-Offered as a collaborative effort with the non-profit organization, SCAN, this program provides families in crises the parent education and support needed to prevent child abuse/neglect, including at-risk families challenged by disabilities.
PROJECTSDRIVE GROUP (PDG)-Manufacturing facility services to more than 260 working-age clients with intellectual disabilities.
ES Arc's Ability One program fulfills a federal government service contract to provide custodial services to the E. Ross Adair Federal building in downtown Fort Wayne.
Assistive Technology Award Program services low-income students with disabilities grades K-12, ES Arc's Assistive Technology Award Program provides specialized adaptive equipment that cannot be purchased through other public/private programs.

For the year ended December 31, 2015, Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana's program expenses were:

Community Support:$2,093,759
Rehab and Work Services:$2,777,266
Residential Services:$3,217,540
Supported Living:$10,122,534
HUD Residential Home Fund:$169,809
 
Total Program Expenses:$18,380,908

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Donna Elbrecht
CEO Compensation:$226,255
Chair of the Board:Dan Metzger
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Fast Print
Board Size:18
Paid Staff Size:350 full time, 150 part time

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:Easter Seals Arc raises funds through direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, scripts of TV or radio appeals, grant proposals, planned giving and Internet appeals.


Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


Financial

According to Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana's Audited Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2015:

Income
 Group home$3,878,152
 Medicaid Waiver$12,334,631
 Other Governmental units$1,140,486
 Program Service fees$401,688
 Production income$759,334
 Grants$300,203
 Contributions$413,811
 Other$29,679
 HUD subsidy$143,022
 Title XIX Medicaid$66,740
 Special events$164,500
 Medicaid vacancies$-1,583
 HUD Vacancies$-5,154
 Investment Income$48,973
 Realized and Unrealized Loss on Investments$-71,015
 Bad Debt Expense$-6,000
 Loss on Medicaid Contingencies and Settlement$-84,900
 Total Income:$19,512,567
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
% of total
Income
 Programs:$18,380,908 91.11%94.20%
 Fund Raising:$276,205 1.37%1.42%
 Administrative:$1,517,776 7.52%7.78%
 Total Expenses:$20,174,889
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$-662,322
Beginning Net Assets$7,530,474
Ending Net Assets:$6,868,152
Total Assets$9,465,433
Total Liabilities$2,597,281

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