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Name: Tu Nidito Children and Family Services
Phone: (520) 322-9155
Fax: (520) 321-0831
Address: 3922 N Mountain Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719-1313
Website: www.tunidito.org
Report Issued Date: March 10, 2015
Report Expiration Date: February 8, 2019
Original Business Start Date: March 1994
Principal: Mrs. Liz McCuster, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Mrs. Jynnifer Dodson, Admin Director - (520) 322-9155
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: March 1994, AZ
Employees: 12 full time and 1 part time
Type of Business: Charity - Local

Additional DBA Names

Your Little Nest

Stated Purpose

Tu Nidito's mission is to create a community of acceptance, support and understanding regarding children and grief. Our vision is that No Child Grieves Alone.

The sole mission of Tu Nidito Children and Family Services is to create a community of acceptance, support and understanding regarding children in grief. The vision of Tu Nidito is no child grieves alone.


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.


Programs

Tu Nidito Children and Family Services provides comfort, hope and support for children and families whose lives have been impacted by a serious medical condition or death. Through its array of support groups and individual services Tu Nidito provides emotional, social, and educational tools to children and families and empowers them with strength and skills for the future.
Tu Nidito Children and Family Services is Southern Arizona's resource for children and families whose lives have been impacted by a serious medical condition or death.
We offer emotional, social and educational support programs to:
- Children, Teens and Families Who Are Grieving the Death of a Loved One
- Children and Teens Who Are Diagnosed with a Serious Medical Condition, and their families
- Children Who Have a Parent Diagnosed with Cancer or Other Serious Medical Condition, and their families
- Young Adults Who Are Grieving the Death of a Loved One

Tu Nidito is Pima County's "Little Nest" caring for children and their families. Since incorporating in 1994, Tu Nidito has been dedicated to delivering its mission to create a community of acceptance, support and understanding regarding children in grief. We believe that the single most important factor in healing from loss is having the support of others, and with the help of the community each individual has the natural capacity to heal. Based on this foundation, Tu Nidito has established seven programs to realize our vision that no child grieves alone.

Tu Nidito is the only agency in Southern Arizona that offers emotional, social and educational support to:
Children and families grieving the death of a loved one.
Children diagnosed with a serious medical condition, and their families.
Children who have a parent with a serious medical condition, and their families.
Young adults grieving the death of a loved one.

It seems sensible that children and families should not go through these difficult times alone. But without Tu Nidito, many would. There is no other agency that provides child centered grief support. There is no other agency that stays with an ill child and their family through, from diagnosis through treatment and if that child's illness results in death, throughout the bereavement process. There is no other agency that supports children through the parent's serious medical condition. Tu Nidito provides the Southern Arizona community a vital support system for children and families during the most difficult of times.

For the year ended December 31, 2013, Tu Nidito Children and Family Services's program expenses were:

One on One:$251,065
Family Ties:$57,863
Young Adults:$53,976
Angels by Your Side Bereavement:$57,156
Children to Children:$128,094
CPC:$63,694
Camp Erin:$62,015
Satellite:$48,234
Volunteer:$70,143
 
Total Program Expenses:$792,240

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Liz McCusker, Executive Director
CEO Compensation:$80,288
Chair of the Board:Traci Riccitello
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Attorney
Board Size:24
Paid Staff Size:12 full time and 1 part time

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:Fund raising methods include: Direct Mail Appeals, Invitations to Fund Raising Events, Print Advertisements, Grant Proposals, and Internet.


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 Tu Nidito Children and Family Services's Audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2013:

Income
 Special Events Including 9357 of in Kind Revenues$723,116
 Contributions$151,707
 Debt Forgiven$65,000
 Government Grants$60,000
 Foundation and Private Grants$159,294
 Interest and Dividend Income$14,314
 Donated Materials and Services$9,167
 Total Income:$1,182,598
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
% of total
Income
 Programs:$792,240 72.70%66.99%
 Fund Raising:$269,837 24.76%22.82%
 Administrative:$27,652 2.54%2.34%
 Total Expenses:$1,089,729
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$92,869
Beginning Net Assets$2,216,085
Ending Net Assets:$665,367
Total Assets$1,064,063
Total Liabilities$398,696

Report as of May 30, 2016 07:09
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