FCS 2015 Annual Report

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to present the Family & Children’s Service (FCS) 2015 Annual Report. The report details our agency’s significant accomplishments and achievements over the past year, our diverse programs and services, and the direct impact they have on the quality of life of those we serve.

2015 was a year of tremendous growth and progress for our 107-year-old social services agency. Guided by a three-year Strategic Plan set forth by our Board of Directors, the agency added three new programs and six new professional Board Chair Paul Stach staff, expanding the number of clients we serve by nearly 8% to more than 8,500 clients in Monmouth and Middlesex Counties and throughout the state. The growth in services directly correlates with a 5.55% growth in revenue in 2015. At the same time, we maintained our commitment to keeping management and general expenses below the nonprofit industry standard of 20% in order to serve the greatest number of people possible.

Paul Stach, Chair, Board of Directors

Two of our new programs, Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving, or JACC, and the Telephone Reassurance program were previously administered by other agencies and awarded to FCS as a result of the trust and confidence we’ve built with our many community partners. Our third new program, the Medicaid Application Assistance Program, or MAAP, was a pilot program designed to assist medically and financially eligible people meet the rising costs of long-term-care. All three programs are designed to help those with chronic illness and disabilities live safely in their homes for as long as possible.

Delly Beekman, CEO

We are grateful for the kindness and generosity of our benefactors whose support of our Mission and Vision has enabled us to expand services tackling the serious issues of homelessness, health and respite care, financial instability, childhood literacy and obesity. We are also extremely appreciative of the more than 300 volunteers whose investment of time and talent benefit our in-school volunteer programs and our Thrift Boutique, and whose work behind the scenes, planning and organizing our many events help raise critical funds to support essential services.

In the year ahead, we will strive to increase our ability to meet the needs of the many individuals and families who fall between the cracks of our society, to maintain and improve the strong financial posture of the agency and to support and expand the extraordinarily dedicated and hardworking staff of FCS so that we can continue our great tradition of accomplishment for the next 100-plus years.

Sincerely,
Paul Stach, Chair, Board of Directors

Paul Stach, Chair, Board of Directors

Delly Beekman, CEO

Delly Beekman, CEO

2016 Board of Directors

Paul Stach, Chair
Deborah Zilai, Vice Chair
Richard Angelo, Secretary
Susan C. Salkeld, Treasurer
Eric Jaeger, Assistant Treasurer
Donald P. Bush
Tony Frigoletto
Kathy Goullet
Daphne Halpern
Patricia A. Keating
Dolores Klein
Debbie O’Donoghue
Audena Reger
Madonna Robinson

B.J. Thompson & Lee Weber, Presidents Emeritae
Arlene Lospinoso, Navarumsunk Auxilliary President
Delly Beekman, CEO

2016 Corporate Advisory Council

Ronald Gillaspie - Boynton & Boynton
Gloria Nilson - Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate
Mark DeVito - JCS Partners
Kenneth Shaw - K. Shaw Construction
Charles P. Kelly, Esq. - Kelly Law, P.C.
Thomas H. Yorke - Oceanic Capital Management, LLC
John C. Morris, III - Partners Engineering & Science, Inc.
Dr. Joseph Binns - Red Bank Gastroenterology
Craig J. Ford - SeaBreeze Cleaners
Bruce S. Thompson - Thompson Memorial Home

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191 Bath Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Phone: 732-222-9111
www.fcsmonmouth.org

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2016 FCS Events

Docs of Rock, April 24th
Spring Luncheon, May 4th
Golf Classic, June 27th
Day at the Races, July 10th
Plein Air Art Show, August 21st
Bridge Tournament, September 14th
Leading Lights Gala, October 29th

Advocacy

For more than a century, the members of the Navarumsunk Auxiliary have been raising funds for and advocating on behalf of FCS. What began as an effort by a small group of local women in 1956 has resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars raised in support of our programs and services. The Auxiliary hosts two fundraising events each year: a Luncheon & Fashion Show and a Bridge Benefit. But the Auxiliary does much more than fundraising. Throughout its history, its members have served on our FCS Board of Directors, led Board committees and initiatives, and even spearheaded several agency programs. For former FCS Board Chair and current Auxiliary President Arlene Lospinoso, being part of such a dynamic group is as enjoyable as it is purposeful.

Members of the Navarumsunk Auxiliary

“Involvement in the Auxiliary keeps us all connected to the agency during a different time in our lives. We are all extraordinarily dedicated to the agency and the people we serve.”
- Arlene Lospinoso, Navarumsunk Auxiliary President

Kathy Vourlos

Compassion

For more than 60 years, FCS has been providing home care to seniors and adults throughout Monmouth County with physical, developmental and mental health disabilities. FCS Director of Nursing Kathleen Vourlos says home care presents a unique opportunity to care for individuals who are at their most vulnerable. “An invitation to provide care in someone’s home is both a privilege and a responsibility,” Kathleen reveals. “The nurses, the Certified Home Health Aides, Supportive Aides and office staff take that responsibility seriously.” Our Aides carry out a personalized Plan of Care developed for each patient by our Registered Nurses. The plan may include bathing, dressing, and other types of personal care. Our aides are also an important source of routine monitoring for patients who may live alone. Their training helps them to detect conditions that may require emergency intervention and ultimately save a patient’s life.

“I am proud to be leading such a professional, compassionate
team of caregivers who exemplify our mission in action.”
- Kathleen Vourlos, Director of Nursing

Trust

In 2000, Debbie O’Donoghue joined what was then one of several FCS auxiliaries. As she tells it, the auxiliary members had so much faith and trust in the agency, she wanted to become more involved, so Debbie and her husband John decided to commit themselves philanthropically. That initial commitment has since evolved into a 16-year relationship with the agency. Debbie has served in a variety of key roles, from Chair of the annual Gala fundraiser, to Chair of the Board of Directors, to her current leadership of the agency’s Fund Development Committee. In 2012, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Debbie helped establish the agency’s Client Emergency Relief Fund (CERF), which, to this day helps fund the special needs of many of the agency’s most vulnerable clients.

“FCS has been a trusted and reliable resource in our community for more than a century.
John and I are firmly committed to making sure it is here for generations to come.”
- Debbie O’Donoghue, FCS Board of Directors

Debbie O’Donoghue, FCS Board of Directors

Clients Served by FCS in 2015

Clients Served by FCS in 2015

FCS 2014 Financials

Clients Served by FCS in 2015

FCS Programs and Services

Adult Protective Services (APS) investigates reports of suspected abuse, neglect and/or exploitation of vulnerable adults residing in Monmouth and Middlesex Counties.
Healthy Buddies pairs specially trained volunteers with at-risk elementary school children in the classroom to promote healthy behaviors and fight childhood obesity.
Home Care Service provides certified home health aides and supportive care aides to seniors and people with disabilities to assist with an array of services that allow them to continue living at home with dignity.
Home Care Grant Assistance provides home care assistance to qualified frail, elderly and disabled residents of Monmouth County, and caregiver relief for those providing care to a relative or friend.
Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving (JACC) provides a range of in-home services as an alternative to nursing home placement that enable eligible individuals to remain at home.
Medicaid Application Assistance Program (MAAP) provides support and application assistance to eligible individuals seeking Medicaid benefits to meet their health-related costs.
Operation Sleighbells provides toys, books, clothing and infant necessities to hundreds of children and their families during the holiday season.
Reading Buddies pairs specially trained senior volunteers with at-risk elementary school children in the classroom to advance early readers’ literacy skills and build confidence.
Representative Payee (Rep Payee) manages the finances of adults who are unable to manage a budget due to physical, mental health or developmental disabilities.
Statewide Respite Care provides eligible Monmouth County residents with assistance to support those caring for an elderly or disabled relative or friend.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) coordinates the deployment of more than 300 senior volunteers to nonprofit organizations throughout Monmouth County, including FCS.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) places specially trained volunteer counselors in locations throughout Monmouth County to help Medicare beneficiaries navigate the complex Medicare insurance system.
Telephone Reassurance Program offers weekend telephone safety checks to frail and vulnerable seniors in Middlesex County who have made a choice to remain living independently at home.
The FCS Thrift Boutique provides men’s and women’s clothing and accessories at deeply discounted prices and distributes free clothing to those with immediate, emergency needs.

Promoting Independence

Ten years ago, Parelee Simmons was battling physical, mental and emotional issues that impaired her judgment and left her on the brink of homeless. In desperation she agreed to seek help from FCS’s Representative Payee, a program that aims to reduce homelessness by creating financial stability for at-risk individuals. For 15 years FCS has been providing financial management services for those receiving Social Security benefits who, due to significant mental, developmental and/or physical disabilities are incapable of managing their own funds. For Parelee, Rep Payee has been essential to helping her get her life back on track. Since enrolling in the program, she has earned an Associate Degree, moved into her own apartment and is now working part-time.

“I am still a work in progress but I am learning to put one foot in front of the other
and keep walking.”
- Parelee Simmons

Parelee Simmons-Client