Capital City Youth Services, Inc.
2407 Roberts Ave
Tallahassee FL 32310-8136
Contact Information
Address 2407 Roberts Ave
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Telephone (850) 576-6000
Fax 850 576-2580
E-mail Jess.Tharpe@ccys.org
Web and Social Media
Donate Directly to this Organization http://ccys.org/give.html
At A Glance
Organization DBA
CCYS
Some Place Else
Family Place
Going Places Street Outreach
Safe Place
Former Names
Someplace Else
Organization's type of tax exempt status Exempt-Other
EIN Number 59-3184365
Year of Incorporation 1993
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $2,328,261.00
Projected Expenses $2,328,261.00
Mission Statement
Capital City Youth Services' mission is to promote the healthy development of youth and families.
Needs Statement
Our most pressing needs change on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis because we are often providing our youth and families with some basic needs. Overall organizational needs however consist of:
 
1. Unrestricted funds, much of our federal and state funding is earmarked for certain programs and services.
2. The funding and means to do volunteer training, our volunteers must have a background check in order to interact with our youth
3. Resources to devote to outlying counties
4. Mentors willing to devote time to developing our youth
5. Funding for training for our staff and youth counselors
 
Impact Statement
Three goals which CCYS accomplished during fiscal year 2012/2013 are: 
  • 91 % of shelter youth returned to an appropriate placement after completing services     
  • 82.5% of Non-Dependent youth were not adjudicated 6 months after completing services.
  • 83% of youth and families completing surveys reported that they were "better able to make postive changes," OR "better able to solve their problems" after completing services.

These three goals are standard measures of success for CCYS each year.  As we have added/will be adding additional programs within the last year - we will be adding corresponding measures of success in the coming months.  Strategic plan development is currently in process.
Background Statement
 

History: “Three Hots and a Cot,” was the mission of Capital City Youth Services (CCYS) when we opened our doors to runaway and homeless children back in 1975. Known then as the YMCA“Someplace Else”Youth Shelter, we offered hot meals and a place for kids to stay when they had nowhere to turn. Someplace Else provided a safe shelter where runaways could get off the streets and have someone to listen to them and help them return home.

 

In 1993, “Someplace Else” separated from the YMCA and became more than a runaway shelter. With a new name,Capital City Youth Services, a new location and an expanded mission, we began to address the underlying problems that often lead to children running away or experiencing crisis at home or school. Reaching out to youth and families across eight counties, we found parents struggling to keep their children away from juvenile crime and drugs. We also learned how difficult and confusing it can be for children growing up in crisis and, sadly, we saw how abuse tears families apart.

           

           Our programs continued to grow, soon offering a continuum of services to youth and families. Under the umbrella of CCYS, we named our shelter program Someplace Else, and our non-residential program, The Family Place. Since that time, our number of shelter beds has grown to 18, and our staff are responsible for all eight counties of the Big Bend, trying to reach families before they reach the breaking point. We have an outreach program called Project Safe Place (a national program), which is a network of businesses and public locations who agree to display the Safe Place sign and act as a “door to services” for youth who are on the streets or in crisis. Safe Place is run by different programs in 40 states. In late 2012, we added a newly funded street-based program called Going Places which targets young people ages 16 to 21 who find themselves without a stable living situation or the skills they need to be successful. The ultimate objective of this program is to move the young person into a more stable situation. In January of 2014 our Transitional Living Program opened it doors to provide 12 to 18 months of residential services for select youth 16 to 18 years of age. While in the program, youth will be required to attend school, work part-time and participate in programming focused on skill-development and increasing their ability to live independently.We expect to open the doors of the new Transitional Living Center in the spring of 2013.

 

CCYS is a local, non-profit organization dedicated to providing counseling, shelter and support services to children, youth and their families residing in Leon and the surrounding seven (7) counties. The primary goals of the agency include prevention of violence and victimization by getting youth off the street, family preservation, delinquency prevention and dependency prevention. 

 

CCYS works to:
-Alleviate the immediate problems of youth during runaway or other crisis episodes;
-Get youth off the street and into a more stable situation;
-Reunite runaway, transient and other youth in crisis with their families, when appropriate;
-Strengthen family relationships;
-Help parents and youth decide on future courses of action;
-Prevent juvenile crime;
-Prevent domestic violence, victimization and abuse of youth, whether in the home or on the street.

 CCYS currently provides:

  • Safe shelter for youth 10 to 17 who find themselves in a crisis situation (i.e., on the street, experiencing abuse or violence at home, involved in exploitative situations, out of control at home or in school, disruption in placement, etc.);
  • Shelter services, including a unique “time out” program, for youth whose family situations are volatile or otherwise on shaky ground, or for youth who are truant, out of control or facing significant school issues;
  • Family, individual and group counseling for school aged youth (ages 6 to 17) and their families;
  • Outreach in communities and in schools; case management and referral services;
  • Street Outreach, case management and referral services for youth 16 to 21 years of age who are homeless, on the street, or otherwise at risk.
  • A transitional living program that provides eligible homeless youth 16 to 19 years of age with living arrangements while they transition into adulthood.
Service Categories
Children's and Youth Services
Youth Development Programs
Hot Lines & Crisis Intervention
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Areas
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Franklin
Gadsden
Jefferson
Leon
Liberty
Madison
Taylor
Wakulla
CCYS serves youth and families residing or working in the following counties in Florida:  Taylor, Madison, Jefferson, Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden, Liberty and Franklin as well as any non-local runaway or homeless youth in this area.
Description

Someplace Else (SPE) serves youth 10 to 17 years of age who are abused, neglected, truant, truant, runaways, threatening to run, homeless, locked out of their homes, victimized by predators, or in other situations which threaten to disrupt their lives. SPE is the last chance for many youth in crisis. Runaways come looking for food, shelter and a way back home. Law enforcement and social workers bring abused or abandoned children they rescue from life-threatening situations. Parents call when things get desperate and a short separation may save a family from falling apart, or worse. Youth, just short of getting in legal trouble, receive counseling, education and an opportunity to make better choices, instead of legal charges and have space to cool off and regroup. During their stay, they are introduced to many resources to help them appropriately deal with the issues they face today, and taught skills to help them handle future crises. Skills are reinforced through practice and rewarded through a structured behavior management system. Families are provided with referrals, resources and skills to strengthen the family as a whole and allow for successful reunions with their young people.

Category Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Population Served At-Risk Populations, ,
Program Success Monitored By CCYS operates under an extensive PQI (Performance Quality Improvement) process – recommended as a best practice by the Council on Accreditation - where designated subcommittees (Finance, Facilities, Program, Personnel) made up of staff, board members and community stakeholders meet regularly and report to a Lead PQI committee regarding issues, recommendations and progress. The Lead PQI Committee meets monthly and reviews the subcommittee reports and recommendations as well as the data collected and trends identified during that month. We have an extensive data management program into which each youth’s information is entered, and from which we are able to pull detailed reports. 
Description
The Family Place provides non-residential family, individual, and group counseling for families with youth 10 to 17 years of age (exceptions can be made for younger children based on the presenting problems). The Family Place also offers a variety of counseling and psycho-educational groups such as: anger management, study skills, conflict resolution, social skills training and many other topics which can be tailored to an individual’s specific needs. There are no charges for services and no financial prerequisites to qualify.
Category Human Services, General/Other Family-Based Services
Population Served , ,
Program Success Monitored By CCYS operates under an extensive PQI (Performance Quality Improvement) process – recommended as a best practice by the Council on Accreditation - where designated subcommittees (Finance, Facilities, Program, Personnel) made up of staff, board members and community stakeholders meet regularly and report to a Lead PQI committee regarding issues, recommendations and progress. The Lead PQI Committee meets monthly and reviews the subcommittee reports and recommendations as well as the data collected and trends identified during that month. We have an extensive data management program into which each youth’s information is entered, and from which we are able to pull detailed reports.
Description
Primarily targeted to youth 10 to 17 years of age, Project Safe Place is a partnership with local businesses to provide many "doors" to services.  Youth who find themselves on the street for any reason can go into a business or organization displaying a Safe Place sign and ask for help. The business will contact CCYS and we will arrange transporation to our shelter where our trained staff can assess the need of the youth.
Category Human Services, General/Other
Population Served , ,
Program Success Monitored By CCYS operates under an extensive PQI (Performance Quality Improvement) process – recommended as a best practice by the Council on Accreditation - where designated subcommittees (Finance, Facilities, Program, Personnel) made up of staff, board members and community stakeholders meet regularly and report to a Lead PQI committee regarding issues, recommendations and progress. The Lead PQI Committee meets monthly and reviews the subcommittee reports and recommendations as well as the data collected and trends identified during that month. We have an extensive data management program into which each youth’s information is entered, and from which we are able to pull detailed reports.
Description
This program is targeted to runaway, homeless and street youth up to age 21.  The main goal of the program is to move youth into a safer living environment and linking them with relevant and necessary services.
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Specific Populations
Population Served At-Risk Populations, Homeless,
Program Success Monitored By CCYS operates under an extensive PQI (Performance Quality Improvement) process – recommended as a best practice by the Council on Accreditation - where designated subcommittees (Finance, Facilities, Program, Personnel) made up of staff, board members and community stakeholders meet regularly and report to a Lead PQI committee regarding issues, recommendations and progress. The Lead PQI Committee meets monthly and reviews the subcommittee reports and recommendations as well as the data collected and trends identified during that month. We have an extensive data management program into which each youth’s information is entered, and from which we are able to pull detailed reports.
Description
This program, which recently opened in January 2014, is designed to help older youth (16 to 18 years of age) who are homeless or don't have a stable home situation transition into adulthood successfully.  The program will be 12 to 18 months long.  While in the program, youth will be required to pursue some sort of educational advancement (GED, High School Diploma, Trade School, Community College, etc.), hold down a part time job and participate in  life skills activities.
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Specific Populations
Population Served , ,
Program Success Monitored By
CCYS operates under an extensive PQI (Performance Quality Improvement) process – recommended as a best practice by the Council on Accreditation - where designated subcommittees (Finance, Facilities, Program, Personnel) made up of staff, board members and community stakeholders meet regularly and report to a Lead PQI committee regarding issues, recommendations and progress. The Lead PQI Committee meets monthly and reviews the subcommittee reports and recommendations as well as the data collected and trends identified during that month. We have an extensive data management program into which each youth’s information is entered, and from which we are able to pull detailed reports.
Program Comments
CEO Statement/Executive Director/Board Comments
Board Chair
Board Chair Ray Kimball
Company Affiliation Florida Resturant Association
Term Oct 2013 to Oct 2015
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Chris Alexander Massage Envy
Mr. Alvin Anderson Tallahassee Police
Ms. Marva Williams Bates Walgreens
Ms. Donna Shinholser Bergeron James D.A. Holley & Co.
Ms. Elaine Bryant EW Bryant Association
Inv. Scherri Bryant SCHOCAP Program Coordinator
Ms. Marybeth W. Colon Smith, Thompson, Shaw and Manausa
Mr. Rocky Hanna Leon County Schools
Mr. Danny Jeter Tallahassee Police Department
Judge Kathleen A. Kearney Community Volunteer
Mr. Ray Kimball Corporate Relations & Membership
Lt. Rory Robbins Leon County Sheriffs Office
Mr. Wayne Rubinas FL Commission on Ethics
Mr. Rick Shapley CADE & Associates
Mr. Matt Sirmans Florida Housing Finance Corporation
Ms. Kristina Tutton Altrua Global Solutiona
Ms. Cindy Weier Pro Bank
Mr. Micah Widen Onyx Creative Group
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 52%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Executive
Board Governance
Finance
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Kevin Priest
Term Start July 2010
Email kpriest@ccys.org
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Ms Stacy Gromatski 1993 - May 2010
Senior Staff
Title
Experience/Biography
Title Chief Operating Officer
Experience/Biography
Title Human Resources Manager
Experience/Biography
Title Chief Financial Officer
Experience/Biography
Title Program Services Director
Experience/Biography
Title Clinical Services Director
Experience/Biography
Title Development Director
Experience/Biography
Staff
Full Time Staff 44
Part Time Staff 14
Volunteers 475
Contractors 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Florida Network of Youth and Family Services2013
External Assessment and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Council On Accreditation (COA)2011
Florida Network of Youth and Family Services2012
Dept. of Agriculture2012
Dept. of Children and Families2013
Dept. of Juvenile Justice2012
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2013
Fiscal Year End June 30 2014
Projected Revenue $2,328,261.00
Projected Expenses $2,328,261.00
Spending Policy N/A
Form 990s
9902013
9902012
9902011
Audit or In-House Financial Documents
Audit2013
Audit2012
Audit2011
IRS Letter of Dtermination
Detailed Financials
 
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$1,801,578$1,442,736$1,416,299
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$1,801,578$1,442,736$1,416,299
Individual Contributions$223,363$232,651$195,446
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$49$33$255
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$1,707$4,825$18,271
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$1,309,203$1,296,200$1,367,539
Administration Expense$308,395$302,888$264,987
Fundraising Expense$60,922$60,141$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.211.011.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%78%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue3%4%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$1,934,074$1,091,341$1,125,276
Current Assets$453,539$372,024$456,562
Long-Term Liabilities$476,473$202,256$232,211
Current Liabilities$344,266$123,927$148,923
Total Net Assets$1,113,335$765,158$744,142
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.323.003.07
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets25%19%21%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Our Capital Campaign was established to help fund the construction of our Transitional Living Program. Through our Capital Campaign we were able to secure about half of our construction costs. So even though we have completed the construction of our Transitional Living Program, we are continuing our Campaign so that we may continue to pay down the cost of building and establishing our Transitional Living Program.
Goal $700,000.00
Amount Raised To Date 400000 as of May 2013
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Foundation Comments
  • Financial figures were taken from the audits.
  • Contributions from foundations and corporations are included with total for individuals, as they were not separated in the audit or 990.
  • Top 3 funding sources are not reflected above as they are not indicated in the audit or 990.
 
Additional Documents
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
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Nonprofit Capital City Youth Services, Inc.
Address 2407 Roberts Ave
Tallahassee, FL 323108136
Primary Phone 850 576-6000
Donate with a credit card http://ccys.org/give.html
Contact Email Jess.Tharpe@ccys.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Kevin Priest
Board Chair Ray Kimball
Board Chair Company Affiliation Florida Resturant Association
Year of Incorporation 1993
Former Names
Someplace Else