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En Able Presentation

  1. 1. Mission/Tagline: Unlocking Potential for Adults with Developmental Disabilities Vehicle Purchase and Maintenance Project
  2. 2. Description of Agency <ul><li>en Able offers residential, day habilitation, and community living support services to more than 100 adults with developmental disabilities in Metro-Atlanta. en Able operates 19 personal care homes and three work centers in North and South Fulton County. </li></ul><ul><li>Day Services prepares and assists individuals in becoming part of their broader community. Preparation training might include, but is not limited to: money management skills, social skills, rights advocacy, vocational skills, identifying and participating in volunteer opportunities, attending a local senior center, and maintaining health and fitness at a local gym. </li></ul><ul><li>Supported Employment Services are offered on a case by case basis. Mobile work crews consist of individuals receiving training with direct assistance, oversight, and monitoring by en Able Job Coaches while earning wages for work performed. </li></ul><ul><li>en Able offers Community Living Support Services to individuals in their own homes or apartments or with family members. In either case, the goal is to support people to live as independently as possible by providing coaching and assistance in the areas requested by the person and/or the family. As with all en Able services, we support people to become part of their community. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Proposed Use of Funds <ul><li>en Able requests funding for its Vehicle Maintenance and Replacement Project towards the purchase of a new full conversion wheelchair lift van. This project was established in 2008 as an ongoing fund in answer to the organization’s annual budget shortfall. en Able receives state funding of approximately $55,000 per each person served. It costs approximately $60,000 per person to provide quality support and services to each individual. That amounts to a state budget gap shortfall of $5,000 per person served. </li></ul><ul><li>Additionally, en Able has received only 8.5% in increased funding over the past 27 years. Further, the state mandated a 3% across-the-board cut in Medicaid funding effective July 2009. This decrease in funding equals an annual loss of $150,000 for en Able , or $12,500 per month. </li></ul><ul><li>The budget shortfall and recent decrease in state funding have made it extremely difficult for en Able to make room in its budget for much needed vehicle repair and replacement. en Able currently owns and maintains a fleet of 29 vans used to transport the persons served on a daily basis. Two of the wheelchair lift vans used to transport those using mobility aids have very high mileage and are costly to repair and maintain. They must be replaced as soon as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>en Able’s mission is to support the choices of those we serve by unlocking their potential. The addition of two new wheelchair lift vans will allow en Able to offer individuals with mobility issues safe and reliable transport to and from the activities and inclusion opportunities that encourage them to reach their goals. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Agency Income <ul><li>en Able’s funding sources are as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>Primary income is from state Medicaid waiver funds that are received by the agency for the services provided to people living in the personal care homes, participating in Day Services, and receiving Community Living Services in their own homes. </li></ul><ul><li>Donations and grants from individuals, businesses, churches, civic organizations, and foundations in the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Proceeds from four annual fundraising events (Gala, Wine Auction, Golf Classic, and Fashion Show). </li></ul>
  5. 5. Prior Charity Guild Funding <ul><li>In February 2009, en Able was selected to receive a $20,000 grant award from the Charity Guild to be used for the build out of our North Fulton Day Services facility. We are immensely grateful to the Charity Guild for this funding, and are pleased to be selected to present to you again this year. </li></ul><ul><li>The grant will be used to add space that is critical as en Able seeks to provide much-needed specialized training for those served in our Day Services and Supported Employment programs. Those we support will be able to focus on their specific area of programming while the additional space decreases noise and confusion. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Agency Expenses <ul><li>en Able’s Current Budget: </li></ul><ul><li>Program Services - $5,200,000 / 81% </li></ul><ul><li>Management & General - $1,050,000 / 16% </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising - $150,000 / 3% </li></ul>
  7. 7. Agency Strengths <ul><li>en Able’s key strengths are as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>The year 2009 marked en Able’s 30 th year of providing excellent care to adults with developmental disabilities in Metro-Atlanta. </li></ul><ul><li>en Able is a positive influence in the community and collaborates with several other agencies to advocate on behalf of those we serve. </li></ul><ul><li>en Able has an active volunteer Board of Directors that works hard to give voice to each person served. </li></ul><ul><li>en Able underwent positive leadership (executive and departmental) changes in 2008 and 2009 that have empowered the organization and led to unprecedented accountability and transparency. </li></ul><ul><li>en Able has developed a quality staff that is dedicated to supporting the individuals we serve with the utmost care and respect. </li></ul><ul><li>CARF, a highly regarded accrediting agency, remarked after its review of en Able in September 2009 that the organization's leadership is highly respected by its stakeholders. CARF also stated that the vision, conduct, and actions of en Able's leaders have been a key feature in creating a culture of respect that contributes to the high quality of service delivery. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Agency Challenges <ul><li>Budget Shortfall </li></ul><ul><li>en Able is currently faced with a budget shortfall of $5,000 per person served. This shortfall totals more than $500,000 annually since en Able serves more than 100 adults. </li></ul><ul><li>en Able , like other human service agencies, was hit with a 3% across-the-board funding cut in July 2009 as the result of the state having to trim its budget of $2 billion. </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Another challenge we face is fundraising in these difficult economic times. en Able has added a fourth annual fundraising event, a summer Wine Auction, to help raise funds in support of the organization and those served. Two of these annual events have taken a significant hit as our generous supporters have had to tighten their belts and give less to en Able . </li></ul>

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