Child Advocates II of Tallahassee, Inc.
PO BOX 3992
TALLAHASSEE FL 32315-3992
Contact Information
Address PO BOX 3992
TALLAHASSEE , FL 32315
Telephone (850) 320-0816
E-mail childadvocates2@gmail.com
Web and Social Media
Donate Directly to this Organization http://gal2.org/donate/
At A Glance
Organization DBA
CAII
Child Advocates II
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
EIN Number 59-2928659
Year of Incorporation 1990
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $12,000.00
Projected Expenses $11,000.00
Mission Statement

Through fundraising, we support the Guardian ad Litem Program in providing for the needs of abused and neglected children in Leon, Franklin, Gadsden, Wakulla, Jefferson and Liberty counties.

Needs Statement
The top needs for Child Advocates II are:

1. funds to support the children of the Guardian ad Litem Program;
2. volunteers to serve on the Board; and,
3. community sponsors for events and/or needs for the Guardian ad Litem Program
Impact Statement
The accomplishments for the last year include providing the needed funds on a daily basis to help families involved in the Guardian ad Litem Program; and with our 2013 Holiday Wish List matching community sponsors with children's wish lists to provide a little needs and joy during the holidays. The 2013 project provided gifts for over 400 children who are served by the Second Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program as an advocate or as a courtesy GAL for those from other circuits.
Background Statement
Formed in 1988, Child Advocates II (CAII), Inc. is a charitable, not for profit 501(c)3, volunteer group that supports the Guardian ad Litem Program in the Big Bend areas which consists of the following counties: Leon, Franklin, Gadsden, Wakulla, Jefferson and Liberty. The CAII’s board members are all volunteers that work towards two main goals: 1) Fund raising and 2) Community Awareness of the Guardian ad Litem program.
As of October 2013 there are currently 465 children in the Guardian ad Litem Program. There are also 340 volunteer Guardians ad Litem in the Big Bend Area. The Guardian ad Litem is the child’s advocate during the court process when children are removed from the home because of child abuse, abandonment or neglect.
Under 20 persons, the staff at the Second Circuit Guardian ad Litem office are the supervisors and management of the cases and of the many volunteer Guardians ad Litem. Between the Guardians ad Litem and the CAII board members the vast majority of the services and support are by volunteers!
CAII has virtually no overheard. No paid salaries or an office. CAII wants to make sure that the majority of the money raised goes directly to the children’s needs. These needs can be clothing, schools supplies; home supplies (beds, linens, furniture), etc. CAII’s monetary donations help to supplement the needs of the children that cannot be met from state funding. This may also include funding legal needs for the court process to assist with the child’s case.
 
Many fund raising events are held every year such as Golf Tournaments, Children’s Holiday Wish List, and Dinners. The fund raising events allow Child Advocates II the ability to help support the children in the Guardian ad Litem Program. CAII is committed to promoting the well-being of abused, abandoned and neglected children in Leon, Franklin, Gadsden, Wakulla, Jefferson and Liberty Counties through volunteer support, fund raising, community awareness and special projects.
Service Categories
Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Children's and Youth Services
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Areas
Franklin
Gadsden
Jefferson
Leon
Liberty
Wakulla
Description
Child Advocates II provides funds so support children in the Dependency program. Funds may be provided for items such as: medical care, summer camp, clothing, or beds. There may also be funds provided to help with utility bills or rent for the home where the child resides when other resources are not able to help.
Budget $15,000.00
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Short Term Success
Meet the needs of the children and their families involved in the Guardian ad Litem Program.
Long term Success
Meet the needs of the children and their families involved in the Guardian ad Litem Program.
Program Success Monitored By
Reports by the Director of the Guardian ad Litem Program at the Child Advocates II Board meetings provides feedback on whether or not the Board is meeting the objective of supporting the children.
Examples of Program Success
One example of how the Board provided funds was to provide funding which allowed a young man to attend a basketball tournament out of town. This young man is someone that attends school regularly, studies hard, and exhibits a talent for basketball. Although, nothing may come of it other than he was able to play with his team in a tournament, there were professional scouts in attendance at the game which provided an opportunity for him to be seen and possibly lead to college scholarship.
Description
Each year, Child Advocates II coordinates a Holiday Wish List Project which matches community sponsors with children involved in the Guardian ad Litem Program. We receive wish lists from children and their families which include clothing sizes and special requests (toys, etc.). Community sponsors (individuals, organizations, schools, businesses, etc.) then purchase items the children based on the wish list. The wish lists are primarily for children 12 and under. For teenagers 13-19, we work to provide gift cards so they can purchase items they need or want.
 
This project provides a way for the community to help it's children and need and raises their awareness of the need for Guardian ad Litem Volunteers.
Budget $10,000.00
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Short Term Success
Meet the wish list needs of the children involved in the Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program and increase the awareness of the Program and it's need for volunteers.
Long term Success
Meet the wish lists of all children and families in need served by the Guardian ad Litem Program whether the child is served by the Circuit as the primary Guardian or as a courtesy Guardian for children served by other Florida Circuits. Many children are in foster homes in the Big Bend area from other counties around the state. Child Advocates II would like to be able to provide for their wish lists as well as those children served by the Second Judicial Circuit (Big Bend) courts since they are living in homes in our area and attend our schools.
Program Success Monitored By
The program is assessed each year at the end of the project to determine if all children that submitted wish lists were sponsored either by a member of the community or by funds from the Child Advocates II Board. At this time, feedback is requested on improving the project in the future.
Examples of Program Success
This project has matched sponsors with over 400 wish lists each year for the last three years. New sponsors are found each year with information provided on the Program and it's needs.
Description
Raise awareness of the Guardian ad Litem Program including it's mission and it's need for support. By raising awareness of the Guardian ad Litem Program, Child Advocates II strives to bring additional volunteers to the Program as advocates for the children.
Budget $5,000.00
Category Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Children's Rights
Population Served , ,
Short Term Success
Develop an awareness program for media to bring in at least one new volunteer to each monthly training class for the next year.
Long term Success
The ideal state for this program would be if everyone knew what the Guardian ad Litem Program was and how the Volunteers served as advocates for the children in its care. Additionally, that enough volunteers were recruited to provide 100% of the children in Dependency Care an advocate.
Program Success Monitored By
The Guardian ad Litem Director would report to the Board the number of volunteers recruited and/or retained based on efforts made by the Board's Awareness campaign.
Examples of Program Success
The Child Advocates II Board has worked with the Guardian ad Litem Program on presentations on radio and television.
Program Comments
CEO Statement/Executive Director/Board Comments
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Brian Sealey
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Jan 2012 to Jan 2015
Email brian@sealeyteam.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Tricia Bryan Community Volunteer
Ms. Michelle Johnson Community Volunteer
Mr. David July Community Volunteer
Ms. Kristine Lamont Community Volunteer
Ms. Rhonda Macleod Community Volunteer
Mrs. Leigh Merritt Community Volunteer
Ms. Dana Powell Community Volunteer
Mr. Neil Rambana Rambana & Ricci, P.L.L.C
Ms. Linda Saladin-Adams Community Volunteer
Mr. Omega Wynn Starbucks
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 7
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 55%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 0%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Standing Committees
Finance
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Brian Sealey
Term Start Jan 2012
Email sealey.brian@gmail.com
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 11
Contractors 1
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation No
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2012
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2013
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2013
Projected Revenue $12,000.00
Projected Expenses $11,000.00
Form 990s
Audit or In-House Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Dtermination
Detailed Financials
 
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201120102009
Program Expense$49,315$33,565$20,088
Administration Expense$33,224$15,089$12,868
Fundraising Expense$5,389$8,947$12,694
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.601.001.19
Program Expense/Total Expenses56%58%44%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%16%24%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201120102009
Total Assets$4,993$39,613$36,349
Current Assets$4,993$39,613$36,349
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$4,993$39,613$36,349
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201120102009
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201120102009
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
  • Financial figures were taken from the P&L Statements and Balance Sheets
  • Contributions from foundations and corporations are included with total for individuals
  • Top 3 funding sources are not reflected above as they are not indicated in the financial documents


Additional Documents
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Nonprofit Child Advocates II of Tallahassee, Inc.
Address PO BOX 3992
TALLAHASSEE , FL 323153992
Primary Phone 850 320-0816
Donate with a credit card http://gal2.org/donate/
CEO/Executive Director Brian Sealey
Board Chair Mr. Brian Sealey
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 1990