Non-Profit Roundtable with Compass Center and Extraordinary Ventures

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  • 1 http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/top-ten-lists/2012/mounting-evidence-critical-need-adult-transition-support
    Once young adults turn 22, they age out of the public school system and suffer greatly limited services. Two years after high school, more than half of young adults with ASD had not worked at all nor received any vocational training1
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  • Non-Profit Roundtable with Compass Center and Extraordinary Ventures

    1. 1. Welcome to the Non-Profit Roundtable Presented by DSI Comedy July 9, 2014
    2. 2. Creating Meaningful Jobs for Adults with Autism Van Hatchell November 18, 2013 Social Entrepreneurism in the Community
    3. 3. Who We Are: Extraordinary Ventures, Inc. • Takeaways: – A real business – Employing 40 adults on the spectrum – A replicable model
    4. 4. Who We Are: Extraordinary Ventures, Inc. • Unique Features: – A portfolio of businesses – Jobs designed and focused on the individuals – Serving the whole spectrum – Young entrepreneurs managing the organization
    5. 5. The Crisis {1 in 2} Services disappear School and other supports
    6. 6. The Crisis 500,000!
    7. 7. What Do Families Do? • Fight for limited services • Face a job market with few opportunities • Eventually, many give up
    8. 8. EV Structure: A Balanced Portfolio EV Laundry EV Gifts Other EV Bus Crew Event Space Rentals EV Office Solutions 2013 Paid Employment Hours by Venture
    9. 9. Many Jobs are Overwhelming
    10. 10. EV Fits the Job Around the Person
    11. 11. A Sample of EV Jobs Bus Crew Vacuum Clean seats Wash windows Supervise duties
    12. 12. A Sample of EV Jobs Laundry Sort & inventory Operate machines Fold & pack Pick up & delivery
    13. 13. 50% Growth 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 2010 2011 2012 2013 Number of Employees: 2010 - 2013
    14. 14. The Real Payoff
    15. 15. The Real Payoff
    16. 16. The Real Payoff
    17. 17. The Real Payoff
    18. 18. The Real Payoff
    19. 19. Lessons Learned 1. Get started 2. Accept trial and error 3. Focus on local markets 4. Treat it as a real business
    20. 20. Our Goals To provide meaningful jobs for our employees. To inspire and motivate. To be a model.
    21. 21. Discussion and Next Steps
    22. 22. Van Hatchell EV Managing Director www.extraordinaryventures.org
    23. 23. Safety, Security, Self-Sufficiency
    24. 24. Our Agency Self-Sufficiency Services (all of North Carolina) ◦ Career Services ◦ Financial Literacy Education ◦ Legal Resources ◦ Workshops ◦ Adolescent Programs ◦ Resource Referrals ◦ Resource Room Domestic Violence Services (Orange County) ◦ Crisis Counseling (in person or 24- hour hotline) ◦ Emergency housing/Shelter placement ◦ Support Groups ◦ Court Advocacy ◦ Community Outreach Formed from the merger of Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County and The Women’s Center in July 2012 Serve women, men, and children
    25. 25. Our Mission Compass Center for Women and Families helps individuals and families prevent and end domestic violence and become self-sufficient. We provide domestic violence crisis services, career and financial education, assistance with legal resources, and adolescent empowerment programs.
    26. 26. Career Services One-on-one career appointments with an experienced counselor on an on-going basis ◦ Resume/cover letter writing ◦ Interview skills ◦ Career exploration ◦ Job search techniques Workshops ◦ Topics such as Linkedin and Social Media Job Search Strategies and Building Career Confidence
    27. 27. Legal Services  Community Legal Project ◦ 30 minutes with supervised UNC Law student  Legal Information Service ◦ 15 minute phone call with attorney  Family Law Workshops ◦ Such as Introduction to Separation and Divorce  Family Law Book  Attorney Referrals
    28. 28. Financial Literacy Education  One-on-one financial appointments with an experienced counselor on an on-going basis ◦ Create a budget ◦ Develop savings plan ◦ Address credit/debt issues  Free tax preparation  Financial Coaching and Support Group  Workshops ◦ Topics such as Me, Myself, and ID Theft and Sticking to a Budget that is Right for You.
    29. 29. Adolescent Empowerment Programs  Teens Climb High  M.A.G.I.C. (Media Analysis of Gender and Image Construction) ◦ One-time presentations and multi-session groups for middle and high school youth ◦ Trainings, resources, and consultation to educators and parents.  Start Strong
    30. 30. Information and Referral and Resource Room  First Response Volunteers provide resources and referrals ◦ For example: financial assistance, housing assistance, mental health resources, etc.  Resource Room (210 Henderson St.) ◦ Community resources, computer use and local telephone use
    31. 31. Domestic Violence Crisis Counseling We work with victims of domestic violence, their friends and family. 24 hour hotline: (919) 929-7122 In person appointments 9-5pm Monday-Friday Emotional support Safety planning Assistance in finding safe shelter Support groups Assistance with protective order paperwork Community referrals 911 Cell phones
    32. 32. Civil and Criminal Court Accompaniment  Assist clients in understanding their rights as a domestic violence victim.  Assist clients in completing paperwork for Domestic Violence Protective Orders  Advocate present in court to provide support to victim
    33. 33. Support Groups For Women ◦ Domestic Violence Support Group ◦ Domestic Violence Support Group Part II ◦ Separation and Divorce Support Group ◦ Art of Healing (Domestic Violence Art-Based workshop) For Children ◦ Children’s Coping Skills Group (Homestart residents only)
    34. 34. Community Education To raise awareness and prevent domestic violence in our community we offer community education programs for community members, professional groups, and teens on a variety of topics. Provide information at community events, volunteer fairs and in academic environments.
    35. 35. Compass Center Sources of Income Agency Income (based on 2012-13 Audited Financials) Income and In-Kind Contributions State Govt Grants 38% United Way 7% Local Govt Grants 14% Foundation Grants 9% Bus & Com Donations 6% Individual Donations 12% Endowment 4% Events 10% State Govt Grants 33% United Way 6% Local Govt Grants 12% Donated Facility 9% Bus & Corp Sponsors 5% Individual Donations 10% Endowment 3% Events 8% Foundation Grants 8% Donated Services & Supp 6%
    36. 36. Compass Center Overall Expenses
    37. 37. Compass Center for Women and Families Self-Sufficiency Services 210 Henderson Street, Chapel Hill (919) 968-4610 Domestic Violence Services (until Aug. 1) 207 Wilson Street, Chapel Hill (919) 929-7122
    38. 38. Communications  Website and Blog  Social Media presence (Facebook and Twitter)  Monthly e-newsletters  Community calendars  Brochures  Flyering  Staff visits and e-mails to referral partners  Meeting with funders and donors
    39. 39. Challenges  Increasing awareness of services in Hillsborough and Northern Orange County  Post-Merger name recognition/branding (services beyond domestic violence crisis)

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