Family Support Changes Lives - Guided Pathways–Support for

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Family Support Changes Lives - Guided Pathways–Support for
Family Support
Changes Lives
2014 A N N UA L R E P O R T
We are changing lives by offering programs that help
children, teens, young adults, their parents and caregivers
address the challenges of emotional, behavioral, mental
health and substance abuse disorders to achieve wellness
and resilience.
Guided Pathways Executive
Director Susan Millender at
the 2014 Harvard Graduate
School of Education Family
Engagement Institute (first
row, fifth from the right).
Letter from Susan Millender, Executive Director and Evelyn ‘Sunny’ Ficca, Board President
Our second year as a King County-serving family support organization brings new and exciting
challenges of growth. Engaging families across the County in community conversations on
mental and emotional health fuels our growth, giving us a wealth of information about the
community’s strengths and needs this year. Based on this information, we are better able to
offer our neighbors opportunities to help them navigate resources and find their own unique
paths to wellbeing.
The outstanding contributions of our donors, volunteers and staff make it possible for us to
achieve successes in meeting the community’s growing needs for one-to-one peer support,
parent classes, and family social connectedness.
We are thankful for our expanding partnerships with King County’s school districts who support
our vision of a community where children and youth struggling with emotional, behavioral,
mental health or substance abuse disorders are supported to reach their full potential,
without fear of stigma. Special gratitude to Renton School District for inviting us to join their
contingency and 40 representatives of other King County school districts at the Harvard
Graduate School of Education 2014 Family Engagement Institute. The time spent connecting,
and the shared learning, informs our family engagement framework to meet the needs of
diverse families, including those who struggle with children’s complex emotional and behavioral
needs, and engage them in policy-making roles.
One of the greatest measures of our success are the stories of the families we serve. One such
story is shared in this report. This story underscores the value in supporting family members to
stay together and support each other. We deeply appreciate a caring community, our Board of
Directors, staff and volunteers for making such stories possible.
Susan Millender
Executive Director
Evelyn ‘Sunny’ Ficca
Board President
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Meet Mary and Julia
Mary Cole had become frustrated dealing with the difficulties
of parenting an acting-out teen in a stressful juvenile justice
case. A divorced mother of two, she was angry with the court,
the doctor, the school and her ex for seeming not to hear
and respond to her cry for help and needs for support for her
struggling daughter. Mary’s anger was so palpable that it
obscured the underlying sadness and worry about her daughter
and the constant conflict that marked their relationship. Answers
to the family’s challenges seemed too few and far between.
Julia’s estrangement from her mother grew.
It wasn’t until Mary began to work with Guided Pathways
Parent Partner, Gary Streile, that she began to see light at the
end of what had become a very long, dark tunnel. “Gary
helped me to see how my frustration was having a negative
impact on my communication with Julia,” Mary says. “He
helped me to understand that Julia’s choices were part of her
personal journey, not a reflection of my parenting. He worked
with me to brainstorm ideas about effective choices in the way I
communicated with my daughter and at court hearings, school
meetings and with treatment providers. I learned that I could
detach with love and disconnect from arguing with Julia. I could
focus instead on my love for her.”
“The conversation began to be about two
family members who love each other.”
- Mary Cole
BOARD OF
DIRECTORS
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Evelyn Ficca, President
Lisa Fabatz
Jamie Weber, Vice President
Sharon Ittner
Ron Jaeger, Treasurer
Crystal Lyons
Sidra Ing, Secretary
Crystal Perry
Hunday Sylvester, Youth Representative
Jody Schreven
Jerry Butler
As a result, Mary says she became less critical and more
calm and articulate in communicating her own feelings,
thoughts and wishes. “Instead of endless arguments,
the conversation began to be about two family
members who love each other.”
In a new environment that fostered a focus on
thoughtful, caring communication, and self-advocacy,
Mary and her daughter reconnected. Their issues and
challenges were faced successfully as a family. They
celebrated their strengths together.
Visit
www.guidedpathways.org
to see Mary’s video story
STAFF
Susan Millender, Executive Director
Gary Streile, Parent Partner
Pam Romine, Office and Volunteer Coordinator
Mina Alvarado, Parent Partner
Zakia Ruquiya, Lead Parent Partner
Ashley Peoples, Youth Peer Coordinator
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GUIDED PATHWAYS EXPENSES 2014
1,932 DUPLICATED adults, children and youth
registered and attended a family social event,
community conversation, family-wellness workshop or
parent class.
150 UNDUPLICATED adults were referred and received
1,023 hours of one-to-one parent peer support.
Fundraising expenses: $22,953.51 - 6.17%
Admin expenses: $61,630.39
- 16.58%
Program expenses: $287,190.27
- 77.25%
Washington State House of Representatives, Representative
Tina Orwall (33rd Legislative District) visited us in Kent.
Our board youth representative Hunday Sylvester joined our
executive director to advocate for families in Washington, D.C.
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Dr. Charley Huffine lead our
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Movie Night & Conversation in Federal Way.
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Murianna Keffler and Matthew Dysert
came to Advocacy Day with us in Olympia
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION - December 31, 2014
ASSETS
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $23,306
Grants receivable 30,837
Prepaid expenses 1,341
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable $ 2,039
Accrued payroll expenses 19,689
Total current assets 55,484
Furniture and Equipment, net 15,076
Security Deposits 2,689
Total assets Total current liabilities 21,728
Unrestricted Net Assets 51,521
Total liabilities and net assets $ 73,249
$73,249
STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES - For the Year Ended December 31, 2014
SUPPORT AND REVENUE
EXPENSES
Grants Program $370,000
Contributions and
other income 2,728
Total support
and revenue $372,728
$287,190
General and
administrative 61,632
Fundraising 22,953
Change in net assets $953
Net assets, beginning of year 50,568
Net assets, end of year $ 51,521
Total expenses $371,775
STATEMENT OF FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES - For the Year Ended December 31, 2014
PROGRAMS
GENERAL AND
ADMINISTRATIVE
FUNDRAISING
TOTAL
Salaries, payroll taxes, and benefits
$201,328
$30,249
$22,507
$254,084
Occupancy
24,1075,90430,011
Professional fees
10,50018,00828,508
Travel and meals
16,953 1,430 87 18,470
Contract services
6,5701,2267,796
Telephone and internet
6,106 766 351 7,223
Supplies
6,8582067,064
Conferences and conventions
3,985 576 4,561
Insurance
2,8891,2124,101
Subscriptions and dues
1,627 308 1,935
Utilities
1,1453141,459
Advertising and marketing
571 571
Printing and reproduction
255 28 283
Depreciation
3,5968994,495
Other
70050681,214
Total expenses
$287,190
$61,632
$22,953
$371,775
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We deeply appreciate our donors and volunteers for their support,
encouragement and contributions of equipment, time and money.
Aaron Young
Jessica Barnes
Phyllis Billington
Amerigroup
Jessie Schutz
Quiaira Artis
Bonnie Fitgerald
Jody Schreven
Reyna Camille
Charley Huffine
Jolene Larson
Rich Runge
Chris North
Jordan Compton
Ron and Cathy Jaeger
Clara Evans
Jordan Weber
Roy Reinbolt
Costco - Seattle
Kristen Wells
Sara Sison
Costco- Federal Way
Lisa Fabatz
Sharon Dysert Ittner
Crystal Lyons
Lori Hendon
Shelby Rubottom
Crystal Perry
Makira Koroma
Sidra Ing
Douglas Jackson
Malia Lopez
Sunny Ficca
Emilee Pannell
Marlita Tresch
Susan Aly
Hilary Ledford
Mary Sands
Suzanne Galletly
Holding the Hope
Mathew Ittner
Tamara Johnson
Hunday Sylvester
Matt Sikora
Therapeutic Health Services
Jamie Weber
Theodore
Janella Davidson
Mental Illness and Drug Dependency
Committee
Jermain Bosley
Morgan Tresch
Unique Hebert
Jerry Butler
Murianna Keffeler
West Valley Busines Park
Pam & Dan Romine
Yana Rzhiskaya
Tim Schutz
www.guidedpathways.org
6625 South 190th St • Suite B108 • Kent, WA 98032
253.236.8264

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