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Strength In Support (SIS)

 23461 South Pointe Drive, Suite 310
 Laguna Hills, CA 92653
[P] (949) 505-5015 x 6
[F] --
www.StrengthInSupport.org
[email protected]
Jill Boultinghouse
FOUNDED: 2012
INCORPORATED: 2012
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Organization DBA --
Former Names CVOC-Strength in Support (2013)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 46-1896501 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

SIS' mission is to provide mental health services to military personnel, veterans, and their families, including individual and family therapy, vet to vet mentorship, and workshops, to address all areas of our heroes’ wellbeing.  These mental health services will be delivered in a timely manner.  No longer will a service member or a family member of a vet call for help and hear that there is not an available appointment for 6 weeks.  Nor will our military families reach out for help and hear that they are not eligible because they are not a veteran.  Our veterans will not reach out for help and hear that they need to come in and fill out 30 pages of paperwork before they can even talk to someone.  No veteran, nor their family members will ever hear that they are not eligible for services since they are not combat veterans.  No one will ever be turned away for the inability to pay.  At Strength in Support no veteran or family member of a veteran will hear no.  They will hear "Thank you for your service and your family's service. How soon do you want to come in?"

Our vision is for every service man, service woman, veteran, and their family members to have the mental health services, resources, and support that they earned, deserve, and need.

Mission Statement

SIS' mission is to provide mental health services to military personnel, veterans, and their families, including individual and family therapy, vet to vet mentorship, and workshops, to address all areas of our heroes’ wellbeing.  These mental health services will be delivered in a timely manner.  No longer will a service member or a family member of a vet call for help and hear that there is not an available appointment for 6 weeks.  Nor will our military families reach out for help and hear that they are not eligible because they are not a veteran.  Our veterans will not reach out for help and hear that they need to come in and fill out 30 pages of paperwork before they can even talk to someone.  No veteran, nor their family members will ever hear that they are not eligible for services since they are not combat veterans.  No one will ever be turned away for the inability to pay.  At Strength in Support no veteran or family member of a veteran will hear no.  They will hear "Thank you for your service and your family's service. How soon do you want to come in?"

Our vision is for every service man, service woman, veteran, and their family members to have the mental health services, resources, and support that they earned, deserve, and need.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $540,000.00
Projected Revenue $540,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • COUNSELING
  • Vet on Vet Mentorship
  • Recreational and Educational Workshops

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

SIS' mission is to provide mental health services to military personnel, veterans, and their families, including individual and family therapy, vet to vet mentorship, and workshops, to address all areas of our heroes’ wellbeing.  These mental health services will be delivered in a timely manner.  No longer will a service member or a family member of a vet call for help and hear that there is not an available appointment for 6 weeks.  Nor will our military families reach out for help and hear that they are not eligible because they are not a veteran.  Our veterans will not reach out for help and hear that they need to come in and fill out 30 pages of paperwork before they can even talk to someone.  No veteran, nor their family members will ever hear that they are not eligible for services since they are not combat veterans.  No one will ever be turned away for the inability to pay.  At Strength in Support no veteran or family member of a veteran will hear no.  They will hear "Thank you for your service and your family's service. How soon do you want to come in?"

Our vision is for every service man, service woman, veteran, and their family members to have the mental health services, resources, and support that they earned, deserve, and need.


Background Statement

SIS has a rich history of service. Its founding board members have served veterans and their families in Southern California for decades through their private clinical practices and informal mentoring. In the last few years, as they saw how military funding did not meet the needs of simultaneous wars over the past decade and how lack of funding impacted veteran service availability and wait-times and reduced advocacy for military families, they knew something needed to change. While veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan have not been treated as poorly as previous generations of veterans, namely those who served in Vietnam, the lack of available services is resulting in equally severe consequences.

Thus, a small group of passionate people, including veterans, military family members, therapists, and businesspeople formed SIS as a fiscally sponsored nonprofit project of Charitable Ventures of Orange County in March 2013. In December 2013, SIS was granted full independent 501(c)(3) status. SIS Founders are excited to continue to pull together the infrastructure needed to become a trusted center and resource for veteran services in Southern California. We currently have seven clinicians including four Marriage and Family Therapist interns though our partnership with USC, local universities and and interns. 


Impact Statement

All of us at Strength in Support are extremely proud of our accomplishments.  SIS offers appointments to every active military, veteran and their family members within a week, but usually offered an appointment within 24 hours.  No active military, veteran or family member who reached out for help was ever turned away, and often our referrals came from organizations who were unable to help because the client did not fit their specific criteria.  SIS provided services completely at the needs and want of the client, and services were often administered 3 times a week for clients in crisis. SIS provided services for over 850 individuals in 2018.
 
Our goals for 2019 include expanding our general operations and professionalizing the organization.  In 2017, our Board of Directors created a Strategic Plan to further our professionalism and impact in our military community.

Needs Statement

Strength in Support runs the risk of burning out our volunteers and Board of Directors.  SIS needs funds for clinical staff, support staff and administrative staff.  We are hoping to raise $500,000 in 2019.  Currently SIS' programs run primarily on volunteers with only a few employed and contracted licensed and pre licensed therapists, including our Programs Director/Clinical Director. In late 2018, we hired our first full time Development Director. 
 
SIS is in desperate need for volunteers to help us. Our current most pressing needs are: Board Development, PR, marketing, and fundraising.
 
Any help we receive is greatly appreciated.  

CEO Statement

Strength in Support was founded on the simple idea that these men, women and their families have served our country and now it is time for us to serve them.  Our veterans and their families are very proud and are used to being in the role of service provider and protector.  SIS is committed to serving our finest in a collaborative atmosphere based on the highest level of respect.  
Jill Boultinghouse, MA, LMFT

Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Mail Check:Strength in Support23461 South Pointe Drive, Suite 310Laguna Hills, CA 92653 Volunteer Opportunities contact:Jill Boultinghouse23046 Avenida de la Carlota, #600Laguna Hills, CA 92653 

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
We have clinics and partner sites in Santa Ana, Laguna Hills, Orange, and in cities in Los Angeles County.

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Family Counseling
  2. Public & Societal Benefit - Military/Veterans' Organizations
  3. Mental Health & Crisis Intervention - Counseling

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Programs


COUNSELING

SIS' counseling department offers individual, couple and family counseling, as well as substance abuse groups.  
Budget  $120,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Adults Families Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers
Program Short-Term Success 
100% of clients will receive services within a week.
100% of inquiries about services will be responded to within 24 hours. 
Program Long-Term Success 
80% of clients who at intake report problems with anxiety and depression will report decrease in depression/anxiety.  
Program Success Monitored By  Our clinics keep confidential records according to HIPAA; therefore, we rely on the clinical staff to provide reports that maintain clients' confidentiality.
Examples of Program Success  A male veteran cautiously attended counseling sessions in mid 2013.  He had been stationed at Camp Pendleton in the years after 9/11.  While he was stationed there his friend lost his life to suicide.  My client passed the guard tower where his friend shot himself in the head.  He had nightmares of the brain matter of his friend splattered on the windows of the guard tower.  He was receiving services at the VA, but was only given services once every three weeks.  He came to SIS because he needed more services that are appropriate to the level of depression and PTSD he was exhibiting.  For many months he attended sessions two times per week.  Late December 2013, this man reported that he felt his depression was decreasing and he was managing his PTSD better (at approximately by 50%) and his sessions have been dropped down to only one time per week.

Vet on Vet Mentorship

Mature veterans mentor less experienced veterans.  Sometimes a brother or sister in arms allows the beginning of important support and conversations in a way that a mental health clinician can not.  
Budget  $70,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Mentoring
Population Served People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities Homeless Adults
Program Short-Term Success  100 veterans will participate in the mentorship program.
Program Long-Term Success  For veterans in the SIS Mentorship program, 80% will report an improvement in well being.
Program Success Monitored By  Mentors complete weekly logs on the progress of each mentee.
Examples of Program Success  The referral for SIS' Mentorship program is astounding.  Veterans from as far as Apple Valley have telephoned in seeking assistance.  The word is out!

Recreational and Educational Workshops

SIS workshops are founded in the belief that not everything therapeutic happens in a counseling room. Often the social, educational and physical components of our workshops offer just the right help one needs!
Budget  $120,000.00
Category  Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Mental Health Treatment
Population Served Adults People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  36 workshops per year will be offered.
Program Long-Term Success  For clients attending workshops, 80% will report improved well being.
Program Success Monitored By  Workshop leaders gather feedback from client veterans and their families at every workshop.
Examples of Program Success 

Chris Merkle

United States Marine Corps
Sgt 90- 05

The SIS golf workshops have added surprising benefits in several aspects of my life; fellowship with my fellow veterans, learning to to work through my injuries and control my body, and — the most beneficial aspect of the program — peace of mind, trying to remember all the things necessary for a great swing then emptying it, prior to impact for that perfect swing. The brief moment in time of the swing is so crucial that like life to over think it will cause us to miss. Speaking for myself, my mind since my return has been split between the mundane existence of daily life and my idealized memories of my Friends and the war. On the green, I look down at that white ball, and think of only what I need to do to hit it squarely. Whap, look up and see it flying through the air and hear my fellow veterans in the background cheering me on. That is a great moment, one focused thought, accomplishing the immediate mission at hand, having fun. Thank you SIS.


Management


CEO/Executive Director Jill Boultinghouse
CEO Term Start Jan 2013
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
Jill Boultinghouse, MA, LMFT has been licensed as a mental health professional since 2002.  With her many years of training, education and experience, she is proficient in many theoretical orientations/schools of psychological thought, and is well versed in utilizing a wide range of psychological interventions. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist (M.F.T.) with a private practice in Orange County, California. She is a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (MFC # 39289). She holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy. 

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms Jill Boultinghouse Programs Director am licensed by the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). I am EMDR trained and a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). I have been interviewed by the Los Angeles Times and KCET on issues such as relationships, depression, and adolescents. I have been a guest lecturer for the Mariposa Women’s Center, Junior League of Orange County, local high schools and various other organizations. I am co-founder of the non-profit Strength in Support, which provides behavioral health services to veterans and their families.
Ms Amber Portz Development Director --
Ms Connie Thomas LMFT Programs and Clinical Director --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Crystal Vision Award Boeing ECF 2014

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 3
Number of Part Time Staff 5
Number of Volunteers 50
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 90%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: 3
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 3
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Dr Bob Greenberg
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term Jan 2018 - Jan 2021
Board Co-Chair Jill Boultinghouse
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term 2013 - 2018

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr Larry Behm USMC Veteran Voting
Ms Jill Boultinghouse Private Practice Clinician Voting
Mr Charles Cox Alston Law Firm Voting
Mrs. Barbara Deming Community Volunteer Voting
Dr Evan Fewsmith -- --
Bob Greenberg Retired --
Mr John Martin Morgan Stanley Voting
Ms. Kellie Nowell -- Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mrs. Karen Firestone Political Liaison NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 3
Male: 5
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits 10
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Board Development / Board Orientation
  • Finance
  • Program / Program Planning
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $561,098 $309,900 $236,404
Total Expenses $337,679 $323,360 $242,384

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$467,340 $269,869 $213,408
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- $0
Earned Revenue $5,566 -- $0
Investment Income, Net of Losses $1 $1 $0
Membership Dues -- -- $0
Special Events $78,719 $35,058 $19,141
Revenue In-Kind -- $4,972 $5,625
Other $9,472 -- $-15,286

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $269,997 $261,395 $201,523
Administration Expense $15,603 $50,075 $39,316
Fundraising Expense $52,079 $11,890 $1,545
Payments to Affiliates -- -- $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.66 0.96 0.98
Program Expense/Total Expenses 80% 81% 83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 10% 4% 1%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $368,535 $137,909 $177,269
Current Assets $359,279 $124,869 $163,054
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- $0
Current Liabilities $16,441 $9,234 $35,134
Total Net Assets $352,094 $128,675 $142,135

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 21.85 13.52 4.64

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

Strength in Support continues to work hard to secure funding through fundraising, corporate donations, grants and fees for services.  In 2018, we have raised over $150,000 in private donations through events like our 4th Annual Golf Tournament.  Our growth in the area of fundraising has expanded in 2018 and we are positioned for even more growth in 2019.

Foundation Comments

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Documents


Other Documents

Brochure (2015)

SuccessStories (2015)

No Other Documents currently available.