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SUCCESSFUL SURVIVORS FOUNDATION

 PO BOX 9924
 NEWPORT BEACH , CA 92658
[P] (949) 307-6067
[F] --
http://www.successfulsurvivors.org/
[email protected]
Lindsey Eastman
FOUNDED: --
INCORPORATED: 2011
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Organization DBA --
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Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 27-3205162 00000

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

Successful Survivors Foundation exists to help survivors of abuse succeed specifically because of what they’ve been through. Survivors of childhood abuse can become Successful Survivors by mining the lessons from the pain and applying them to their lives, by learning work ethic, and by developing positive character traits.

Mission Statement

Successful Survivors Foundation exists to help survivors of abuse succeed specifically because of what they’ve been through. Survivors of childhood abuse can become Successful Survivors by mining the lessons from the pain and applying them to their lives, by learning work ethic, and by developing positive character traits.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2016
Projected Expenses $120,000.00
Projected Revenue $120,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Computers for Kids
  • Parenting Videos
  • Your Real Success

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Overview


Mission Statement

Successful Survivors Foundation exists to help survivors of abuse succeed specifically because of what they’ve been through. Survivors of childhood abuse can become Successful Survivors by mining the lessons from the pain and applying them to their lives, by learning work ethic, and by developing positive character traits.


Background Statement

Successful Survivors was established to provide necessary tools to help victims of various trauma succeed because of what they have been through.  Since our incorporation in 2011, SSF has had various initiatives aimed to help Foster kids and families alike.

Impact Statement

To help survivors of abuse break the cycle of abuse and poverty through work ethic and character building training, by providing scholarships to those current and former foster kids who are willing to do the work to become Successful Survivors, by providing the tools necessary to help them succeed, and by recognizing and and applauding the behavior we want to see more of in our society.


Needs Statement

  • Computers for Kids: provides qualifying foster youth college students with the computers they need to continue their education.
  • You Can Do This Parent!: a parenting video series that shows families healthy ways (and wrong ways) to deal with inevitable conflict.
  • YOUR REAL SUCCESS Program, an employment development program designed to help survivors create their own authentic success through leveraging their unique combination of strengths, talents, and coping mechanisms through work ethic and character development.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

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Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
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Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  2. Human Services - Foster Care
  3. Education - Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

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Programs


Computers for Kids

  • Computers for Kids: provides qualifying foster youth college students with the computers they need to continue their education.
Budget  $350,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Education & Technology
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success 

Computers for Foster Youth Campaign (CFYC) is a project by Successful Survivors Foundation, Inc. (SSFI) and Orange County Department of Education, Foster Youth Services (FYS) to increase access to, and build skills in information technology (IT) for students in foster care. The goal is to champion, through a trauma-focused lens, each student on his or her path towards educational success.

Program Long-Term Success 

With the world’s cultural shift in technology, there is an increased demand on students (K-12 and College) to possess informational technology skills to be competitive in today’s employment market. This is evidenced by the technology focus in Common Core State Standards in which students must demonstrate proficiency in the use of computers & applications, responsible use of technology, and ability to use technology for research, critical thinking, and problem solving. U.S. News (2014) identified the 5 Must-Have Tech Skills for College Success: typing ability, online etiquette, software suite basics, online research ability, and privacy/security awareness.


As students in foster care leave the protective foster family environment, attention to their varied needs and effective preparation is growing. The “digital divide” (access and use of technology) is a concern for at-risk students, and students in foster care are one of the groups most vulnerable. They often lack IT access and skills due to: their family of origin being without technology, residential placement instability, educational discontinuity, and emotional and/or behavioral problems associated with trauma and family disruption. In addition, technology skills are not included in case plans for developing independent living skills (Finn, Kerman & LeCornec, 2005). In recent focus groups conducted in Orange County, students in foster care overwhelmingly shared they felt the impact of the “digital divide.” They shared that devices are available for use at school, but their access is limited at home; many times there is not a computer or access to internet.

Program Success Monitored By 

This partnership has the goal to increase access to technology and decrease the “digital divide” by providing students in foster care with ownership of a laptop, current software, internet access, and targeted IT instruction. This goal will be met through the additional collaboration with iFoster and Orange County community colleges. iFoster, in partnership with Microsoft and its registered refurbisher, LifeSpan, will provide at a discounted rate refurbished laptops with new Microsoft Windows and Office software and tech support. iFoster also includes free mobile internet access (1GB), online test prep and tutoring programs. FYS and Social Services Agency, Children and Family Services (SSA) will recruit students for the instructional course and SSFI will obtain the laptops through iFoster. The FYS program and selected Orange County community colleges will provide eight hours of instruction on: computer and software suite basics, online safety and etiquette, and online college and career research tools. Upon completion of this course, the student is expected to have an increased proficiency in the technology domains cited by Common Core State Standards and the 5 Must-Have Tech Skills for College Success.

Examples of Program Success 

SSFI partners with community agencies to help students in foster care break the cycle of poverty and abuse through life skills training with an emphasis on education and career. One partner, FYS, serves ~1,700 Orange County foster youth residing in out of home care, ages 3-20, by providing educational case management to improve educational outcomes. Of the 1,700 foster youth, ~200 are twelfth graders. The CFYC project will focus on serving 150 twelfth graders in a three year period in order to provide them with technological skills and devices needed for college and career success.


Parenting Videos

You Can Do This Parent!: a parenting video series that shows families healthy ways (and wrong ways) to deal with inevitable conflict.
Budget  $200,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Tutorial Programs
Population Served Families K-12 (5-19 years) At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  Reduce abuse and increase communication between foster kids and their caretakers. 
Program Long-Term Success  Educate and improve conflict resolutions within the homes of foster families.
Program Success Monitored By  Testimonials
Examples of Program Success  Happier foster kids and reduced stress within families.

Your Real Success

YOUR REAL SUCCESS is designed to help participants mine the lessons out of painful experiences and use those lessons as stepping stones to becoming the strong, resourceful, resilient people they can be.

Budget  $250,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Vocational Education
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adults At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 

The purpose of the program is to lead participants through the process of mining the lessons out of what they’ve been through so that they identify the good characteristics of strength, resourcefulness, resilience, tenacity, determination, indomitable spirit, and much more, that are in them. Once participants know what’s good about them, they’re able to “change the channel” of their mind to focus on the newly identified awesomeness of who they are and what they’re capable of.

Program Long-Term Success 

When we know and can articulate our unique combination of strengths, skills, and abilities, we gain a clear vision of what our genuine success can look like. Once we can envision our real success, we can create a clear, actionable, measurable goal for its attainment; and we can begin to leverage and monetize our uniqueness to create peace, joy, health, good relationships, and financial provision previously unattainable.

Program Success Monitored By  The program is monitored by Successful Survivors Foundation.
Examples of Program Success 

This curriculum is transformational because once the information drops from their heads to their hearts, they’ll begin to believe they’re capable of creating personal and professional success. When that happens, they make better choices. When they make better choices, they get better results. When they get better results, they are motivated to go to the next level. Their lives become lives of continuous improvement. survival becomes success, and success ultimately rises to significance.


Management


CEO/Executive Director Rhonda Sciortino
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CEO Email [email protected]
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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 6
Number of Contract Staff 1
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Staff Demographics

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Plans & Policies

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Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

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Governance


Board Chair Rhonda Sciortino
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Board Co-Chair --
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Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Betsy DeGarmoe -- NonVoting
Lindsey Eastman -- NonVoting
Susie Matthews -- Voting
Barbara Moyer -- Voting
Christy Pallos-Topper -- NonVoting
Nicolas Sciortino -- Voting
Rhonda Sciortino -- Voting

Constituent Board Members

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Youth Board Members

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
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Gender Female: 6
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Board Information

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Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions --
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CEO Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $120,000.00
Projected Expenses $120,000.00
Form 990s

2014 SSF Form 990-N 2014

2013 SSF Form 990-N 2013

2012 SSF Form 990-N 2012

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IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $144,000 $43,000 $37,900
Total Expenses $150,000 $43,000 $30,000

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$120,000 $34,950 $32,270
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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Individual Contributions $24,000 $8,050 $5,630
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Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
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Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $138,900 $42,000 $27,400
Administration Expense $12,000 $3,000 $2,600
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Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.96 1.00 1.26
Program Expense/Total Expenses 93% 98% 91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $159,900 $60,900 $47,900
Current Assets $9,000 $15,900 $17,900
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities $150,000 $45,000 $30,000
Total Net Assets $9,000 $15,900 $17,900

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 0.06 0.35 0.60

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
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Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? --
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal $25,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates -
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Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Due to its size, this organization files a 990N. Summary financial data is per the financials provided by the organization and consultation with the organization.

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