Lee's Place, Inc.
216 Lake Ella Drive
Tallahassee FL 32303
Contact Information
Address 216 Lake Ella Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Telephone (850) 841-7733
Fax 850 841-7702
E-mail Brenda@leesplace.org
Web and Social Media
Donate Directly to this Organization http://www.leesplace.org
Donate to this Orgs Endowment Fund at Community Foundation http://www.cfnf.org/index.cfm?p=ways-to-give
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At A Glance
Organization DBA
Lee's Place
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Charity Type I Supporting Organization
EIN Number 59-3685124
Year of Incorporation 2000
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $303,091.00
Projected Expenses $303,248.00
Mission Statement

To provide quality therapy to adults, children, and families, regardless of their financial circumstances, who are coping with loss, trauma, and life changing experiences, while offering specialized training and education to the community.

Needs Statement
  1. Front sign updates with vinyl lettering
  2. Business and individual donations to cover operating expenses. We carry no debt and no accounts payable past 30 days. We take the running of our business seriously, but do need donations to pay for the basic operating of the business of helping people in need.
  3. Donations of routinely used items such as paper, drinks, and snacks for our clients, and art supplies for children's therapy.
  4.  6-8 dining chairs 
 
Impact Statement
Recent Accomplishments:
1. DoveTales - a storytelling fundraising event. The 2013 premier event was a big success. Nearly sold out, we received wonderful reviews from attendees. Storytellers are already committed for October 23, 2015 event
2. Increased the number of trainings and public appearances
3. upgraded computers and website
 
Goals:
1. Grow our new major Fall fundraiser, DoveTales, into a sold out event that raises a significant portion of our annual budget
2. create a second music fundraiser in April
3. Raise more awareness in the community of our programs,who can be helped by our services, and how the community can support us
4. Raise awareness in the community of the need for business and individual donations 
4. Continue to grow our recognition as experts for all  grief, loss, and trauma concerns and needs through more public appearances, published articles, and trainings
 
Background Statement

Lee’s Place is a unique and caring non-profit grief and loss counseling center.  We serve children and adults adjusting to loss, trauma, or life changing experiences with licensed, trained professionals in a nurturing environment. We are centrally located in an old, revitalized 1930’s home in the heart of Tallahassee. Peace and serenity are the first impressions as clients approach the building and are immersed in the sights and sounds of our gardens, pond, and quiet spaces. The house is furnished with living room style seating and play areas for children. The waiting room offers a calming atmosphere with gentle music, and the kitchen has snacks and drinks at no charge so physical needs are met first. Our therapists tailor treatment to the unique needs of each client and family. After the first session, every child goes home with a soft, new teddy bear.

Therapy services are offered on a sliding fee scale, making grief support accessible irrespective of financial ability, health insurance, or other life situations. We serve clients of any race, religion, gender, starting at age four. Our clients are dealing with a broad spectrum of loss, including death, divorce, foster care, incarceration, and trauma. Lee’s Place is a loss expert in our community, offering training and education to parents, students, health practitioners, and the community. We are first responders for local schools who have experienced the death of a student or teacher.

Lee’s Place was founded in 2000 by Dr. Brenda Rabalais after the death of her son, Lee, who died of bone cancer at age 14. She was a licensed therapist when she went through her grieving process and chose to create a safe and nurturing counseling center for anyone suffering loss. Her vision was that a family’s economic status should not be a barrier to receiving therapy. Our fees are adjusted according to client’s income and number of dependents. 

Lee’s Place therapists help clients heal from the paralyzing pain of loss, and learn to integrate loss into their lives. They are guided though the journey of becoming engaged, productive members of their community again. Working at 97% capacity each month, our three full time therapists remain committed to each client’s individual needs. Friends and family members are our top referral source. Our trusted presence brings regular referrals from schools, doctors, attorneys, and law enforcement. We educate the public through articles, conference presentations, and our website, and provide educational outreach workshops to schools, community groups, and professional organizations.

Service Categories
Counseling
Human Services
Counseling
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Areas
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Franklin
Gadsden
Jackson
Jefferson
Leon
Wakulla
In the north panhandle of Florida: City of Tallahassee, Leon County, Jefferson County, Wakulla County, Taylor County, Gadsden County, Franklin County 
CEO Statement/Executive Director Statement
 
Description
Lee’s Place is a unique and caring non-profit grief, loss, and trauma counseling center. We serve children, teens, and adults adjusting to loss, trauma, or life changing experiences by licensed, trained professionals in a nurturing environment. Peace and serenity are the first impressions as clients approach the building and are immersed in the sights and sounds of our gardens, pond, and quiet spaces. The house is furnished with living room style seating and play areas for children. The waiting room offers a calming atmosphere with gentle music. The adjacent kitchen has snacks and drinks at no charge, so physical needs are met first to ensure the best results for each therapy session. Our therapists tailor treatment to the unique needs of each client and family. After the first session, every child goes home with a soft, new teddy bear.

Therapy services are offered on a sliding fee scale making grief support accessible irrespective of financial ability, health insurance, or other life situations. We serve clients of any race, religion, gender, starting at age four. Our clients are dealing with a broad spectrum of loss, including death, divorce, foster care, incarceration, crime, abuse, and trauma. Lee’s Place is the loss expert in our community. We offer state-of-the-art training and education to parents, students, health practitioners, and the community. We are first responders for local schools and businesses who have experienced a death or trauma of someone close to them.
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Grief Counseling
Population Served , ,
Short Term Success

Specific Short-term Client Outcomes:

o  Improved functioning in school and work 

o  Reduction in physical anxiety symptoms 

o  Decreased feelings of worry, fear, rage, irritability and/or guilt

o  Reduction in nightmares

o  Reduction in hyperarousal

o  Increased ability to sleep well

o  Increased ability to focus

o  Increased ability to self-soothe

o  Renewed sense of safety and well-being

o  Reduced trauma symptoms and reactions

o  Increased sense of well-being

o  Increased effectiveness in parenting and supporting their child

Long term Success
Long-Term Client Outcomes: 

o   Has improved relationships with friends/family
o   Feels emotionally healthy and resilient

o   Is able to confidently return to school/work responsibilities

o   Functions with a sense of ease and security in the world

o   Feels a renewed sense of hope and well-being

Program Success Monitored By

Program effectiveness is measured quantitatively utilizing an anonymous Outcome Evaluation questionnaire, mailed three months post-therapy. Client ratings of current functioning and overall satisfaction level with our services support clinical staff and Board of Directors in measuring programmatic strengths/weaknesses, assessing clinical effectiveness, and future programming. The 2011 Outcome Evaluation reflected 89% positive results from questions such as: Therapist helpfulness in addressing the problem, Daily Functioning Improvement, Useful ways to handle the problem.

Ongoing success will also be measured through qualitative information. Garnered through our highly and specifically trained grief, loss, and trauma therapists, success is measured through various means that include assessment, observation, client report, family member reports that show decreases in problem behaviors, symptoms, psychological distress, and increases in healthy functioning, well-being, and positive affect. Other indicators include phone calls of thanks from family members. Thoughtful attention to details of each client’s needs, changes, growth, and successes is what sets us apart in the field of counseling and therapy.

Program Comments
CEO Statement/Executive Director/Board Comments
Board Chair
Board Chair Jeanne Kimball
Company Affiliation King Arthur's Tools
Term July 2014 to July 2016
Email jeannekimball2741@gmail.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ted Frazee None
Michael Kalifeh Thomas Howell Ferguson, CPA
Jeanne Kimball Community Volunteer
Jill Pope None
Brenda Rabalais Lee's Place
John Sawicki attorney -Private practice
Lucy Westfall Retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 4
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 96%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Project Oversight
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Dr. Brenda Rabalais
Term Start Dec 2000
Email brenda@leesplace.org
Experience Brenda Rabalais, PhD, LMFT, Founder/President, serves as both the adult therapist and administrative director of Lee’s Place. Her responsibilities include providing and overseeing clinical services as well as supervising the daily operations of Lee’s Place. In her administrative capacity, she reports to the Board of Directors, directs the staff, and is accountable for fiscal management of policies and procedures, and administering the budget. In her programming capacity, she develops and manages the clinical program, hires personnel, and develops the company’s outreach and educational programs.

Dr. Rabalais began her training at Auburn University, where she received a B.S. in Speech and Language Pathology, and went on to receive her Master of Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University Medical Center in 1979. Dr. Rabalais received her PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University in 1993 and was subsequently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

Staff and Board of Directors in measure programmatic strengths/weaknesses, assess clinical effectiveness and future programming. The 2011 Outcome Evaluation reflected 89% positive results from questions such as: Therapist helpfulness in addressing the problem, Daily Functioning Improvement, Useful ways to handle the problem. 
Staff
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 100
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation N/A
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2012
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2015
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2015
Projected Revenue $303,091.00
Projected Expenses $303,248.00
Endowment Value $25,000.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage (if selected) 4%
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Dtermination
Detailed Financials
 
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$140,824$161,150$212,354
Administration Expense$13,074$14,334$164,740
Fundraising Expense$26,732$32,170$15,761
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.871.031.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%78%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue26%22%10%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$482,302$502,464$499,344
Current Assets$56,736$68,204$54,780
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$2,630$152$3,686
Total Net Assets$479,672$502,312$495,658
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities21.57448.7114.86
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Foundation Comments
  • Has an Endowment at the Community Foundation.
 
Additional Documents
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
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Nonprofit Lee's Place, Inc.
Address 216 Lake Ella Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Primary Phone 850 841-7733
Donate with a credit card http://www.leesplace.org
Donate to Endowment Fund at Community Foundation http://www.cfnf.org/index.cfm?p=ways-to-give
Contact Email Brenda@leesplace.org
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Brenda Rabalais
Board Chair Jeanne Kimball
Board Chair Company Affiliation King Arthur's Tools
Year of Incorporation 2000