Journeys in Community Living
1130 Haley Road
Murfreesboro TN 37129
Mission Statement
Journeys in Community Living is committed to supporting adults with disabilities in choosing and realizing their visions of where and how they live, work and socialize.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. George Cunningham
Co-CEO/Executive Director Frances Cook
Board Chair Mr. Mark King
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1975
Former Names
Rutherford County Adult Activity Center
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
 
 
Projected Expenses $5,372,225.00
Projected Annual Revenue $5,276,778.00 (2017)
Statements
Mission Journeys in Community Living is committed to supporting adults with disabilities in choosing and realizing their visions of where and how they live, work and socialize.
Background

Journeys in Community Living was established in 1975 as the Rutherford County Adult Activity Center. A name-change occurred in August 2011 to better align the organization’s name with its evolved missions.

Rutherford County Adult Activity Center was a good name 38 years ago, when the organization operated primarily as a day care & recreational center, but it is far more than that now, and the individuals here have led the way.

It is now understood that people with disabilities can:

· Work in regular jobs and be taxpaying citizens

· Live in their own homes in regular neighborhoods

· Be good neighbors and friends

· Give back to the community through volunteer work

· Make decisions about where they live and work

Throughout all these years and the changes they’ve brought, it was the people being supported who have led this journey. Their abilities, their interests and most importantly their dreams and aspirations are what paved the way forward. They continue to lead us even further into the future today!

And while it is difficult to predict where they will be heading over the next several decades—other than more into the community—a few things are certain. The people served by this organization will continue to amaze with their abilities; move and inspire with their courage; and bring joy to the daily lives of those around them.

The journey is never-ending!

Impact
 
1) live healthy and secure lives,
2) work at meaningful jobs which they enjoy,
3) live in homes of their own with whom they choose,
4) have friends and other relationships in their lives, and
5) participate in and contribute to their communities. To enrich the lives of persons with disabilities by increasing their community presence and the community's understanding of their abilities and contributions.
 
Our most significant accomplishments over the past year were to:
 
1) continued in our mission to locate and secure affordable housing for individuals we serve
2) continued to utilize our Healthcare Oversight Program to improve the health of all individuals we serve.
4) continued to increase community awareness of our agency and its mission through traditional and new media avenues.  
 
Goals: In the current year we wish to:
 
1) continue growing awareness of our agency and its mission.
2) improve staff retention by creative floater positions that allow more flexibility in staffing schedules
3) acquire community employment for several more our clients and
4) improve our program funding by expanding our grant application and fund-raising efforts.
Needs
Over the next year, we need to:
 
1) improve our financial situation. We need to fully recover from seven years without rate increases from the state in order for employee salaries and benefits to become competitive. 
 
2) continue developing a quality workforce. We must evaluate and enhance our training and development program to ensure that only the most qualified candidates are hired to aid the individuals we serve. 
 
3) increase awareness of our program. We need to take all possible steps to increase awareness and distinguish our program. This includes, among other things, developing and updating PR materials, conducting open houses, submitting information to media outlets, improving social media other online efforts. 
 
4) grow our program in an intelligent manner. We will need to continue developing our supported employment business model, as well as our Semi-Independent Living residential program, Family Based residential services, and Personal Assistance programs. 
 
5) update our equipment and facilities. In order to deliver services in the most efficient manner possible, we must replace outdated equipment. We must also consider our long-term facility needs within the framework of program expansion. 
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Mail check, online on our website (www.journeystn.org), phone donations, in-kind donations, volunteer in office or with planning fundraising events.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers
Secondary Organization Category Employment / Employment Preparation & Procurement
Tertiary Organization Category Health Care / Health Support
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Cannon
TN - Rutherford
  • Rutherford County, including Murfreesboro, Smyrna, La Vergne and all unincorporated areas of the county
     
  • Cannon County, including Woodbury and all unincorporated areas of the county 
Programs
Description

·      Long Term Success: Participants in our residential program receive the services they need to live safely and as fully and independently as possible in the community of their choice.

 

·      Short Term Success: Participants learn or improve individual homemaking skills like housekeeping, money management, cooking and recreation.

 

·      Monitoring Success: each participant chooses the skills they wish to learn or improve, and progress is monitored monthly and reviewed yearly at their individual planning meeting. The overall quality of agency services is monitored through an annual quality evaluation provided by the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Satisfaction surveys by the individual and the individual’s family are also done yearly

 

 

·      Examples of Program Success: 1) an individual moved from a state institution into a small 3-person supported living home. At the time of her moved she exhibited numerous behavior problems and had serious unaddressed health issues. She now takes care of her home (shops, helps cook her meals, cleans and does her own laundry), participates in her community through volunteer work and holds down a part time job. 2) Another individual lived at home with his elderly parents who provided him with total care but gave him no access to community activities or outside friendships. He now rents his own home with two other housemates, cares for his own personal needs, is active recreationally and has a large group of non-family friends.

Budget 2801183
Category
Population Served , ,
Description

 ·      Short Term Success: participant finds employment in their chosen field

 

·      Long Term Success: participant maintains employment throughout program year, learning new skills and receiving positive job evaluation

 

 

·      Monitoring Success: each participant chooses the vocation goal and progress is monitored monthly and reviewed yearly at their individual planning meeting. The overall quality of agency services is monitored through an annual quality evaluation provided by the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Satisfaction surveys by the individual and the individual’s family are also done yearly

 

Example of Program Success: 1) participant maintains employment at a local health care center for over 20 years, receiving employee of the year award, 2) individual who is deaf and blind achieves employment at a local restaurant assembling record number of pizza boxes per hour.
Budget 41487
Category
Population Served , ,
Description

·      Short Term Success: Participants have access to primary care physicians and specialists who provide treatment for their complex physical and mental health needs.

 

·      Long Term Success: participants maintain or improve their health so that they can fully participate in their community

 

·      Monitoring Success: In addition to our annual Quality Survey through the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, our registered nurse reviews each participant’s comprehensive record to ensure that medial follow through(appointments, assessments medication administration, etc.) has been completed timely and consistently

 

·      Examples of Success: 1) an individual with serious mental health issues and chronic health problems is now working part time at a local restaurant and living semi-independently in her own home, 2) an individual with diabetes has not stabilized and able to work and volunteer in the community.

Budget 296574
Category
Population Served , ,
Description

·      Short Term Success: Participant explores his/her surrounding community, discovering recreational, employment and volunteer options

 

·      Long Term Success: participant becomes functioning and valued member of his/her community through increased autonomy, volunteer work and friendships.

 

·      Monitoring success:   each participant chooses the skills they wish to learn or improve, and progress is monitored monthly and reviewed yearly at their individual planning meeting. The overall quality of agency services is monitored through an annual quality evaluation provided by the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Satisfaction surveys by the individual and the individual’s family are also done yearly

 

Examples of Success: An elderly woman who lived in a state institution for 40 years is now a member of a local senior citizen center, where she has developed friends and goes on community trips. She has leaned to order food in a restaurant, deposit and cash her pay checks and make doctor appointments.
Budget 609350
Category
Population Served , ,
Description

·      Short Term Success: participants are provided with extensive subcontract work which affords them both income and employment skills development.

 

·      Long Term Success: participants increase their earnings over time and develop/improve a variety of vocational skills. Participants who wish outside completive employment are supported in achieving their employment goals.

 

·      Monitoring Success: each participant chooses the skills they wish to learn or improve, and progress is monitored monthly and reviewed yearly at their individual planning meeting. The overall quality of agency services is monitored through an annual quality evaluation provided by the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Satisfaction surveys by the individual and the individual’s family are also done yearly

 

Examples of Success: 1) Individual who initially was unable to concentrate on focused work for over ten minutes is now able to complete complex assembly tasks throughout a six-hour day with only three breaks. 2) Individual developed vocational skills and attitudes and is now working part time at a local eatery.
Budget 354791
Category
Population Served Adults, ,
CEO Comments Due to changes in how programs like Journeys are administered, our primary focus on the vocational front is to get the individuals we served employed in competitive employment. This has created an opportunity for us to develop what is currently our Production Center into a vocational training center. The vocational training center by 2019 will be time-limited, unlike our current Production Center, and will focus not only on developing direct job skills, but also on teaching individuals the soft skills they will need to get a job at a private business. This is line with Journeys' goal to help integrate clients into every aspect of community life. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Mark King
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Aug 2015 to Aug 2018
Email cmarkk@cafes.net
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr. Teb Batey Voting
Dr. Thomas Black MTSUVoting
Ms. Janet Bowman MidSouth BankVoting
Ms. Amy Byers
Dr. James Calder
Ms. Clarice Flint Voting
Ms. Lynn Foster Voting
Ms. Heather Gilbreath DeloitteVoting
Mr. Rob Jacobs Voting
Mr. Mark King Voting
Mr. Ben Mankin Voting
Dr. Richard Meeks MTSUVoting
Ms. Faye Northcutt-Knox
Ms. Bea Purdue Voting
Ms. Lori Sain-Smith Voting
Ms. Loren Sanderson Community VolunteerVoting
Dr. Sherri Stevens MTSU, St. Thomas Rutherford HospitalVoting
Ms. Barbara Turnage Voting
Dr. Leslie Unkefer MTSUVoting
Ms. Trish Waldron Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Standing Committees
Audit
Executive
Finance
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Risk Management Provisions
Accident & Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance & Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Commercial General Liability & D and O & Umbrella or Excess & Automobile & Professional
Commercial General Liability & Medical Malpractice
Computer Equipment & Software
Crime Coverage
Directors & Officers Policy
Disability Insurance
Employee Benefits Liability
Employment Practices Liability
General Property Coverage & Professional Liability
Improper Sexual Conduct/Sexual Abuse
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Property in Transit & Off Premises
Special Event Liability
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Workers Compensation & Employers' Liability
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. George Cunningham
Term Start Oct 2015
Email george.cunningham@journeystn.org
Co-CEO
Co-CEO Frances Cook
Term Start June 1984
Email frances.cook@journeystn.org
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Betty McNeely 1974 - Oct 2015
Staff
Full Time Staff 71
Part Time Staff 81
Volunteers 18
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 70%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Yes
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 5
When was Strategic Plan adopted? Mar 2013
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? No
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Community Resource Center - Nashville2000
United Way Member Agency1980
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce1978
Tennessee Network of Community Organizations (TNCO)1978
Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network2000
Senior Staff
Title Assistant Director
Experience/Biography
Title Social Services Director
Experience/Biography
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30 2017
Projected Revenue $5,276,778.00
Projected Expenses $5,372,225.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 0%
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Revenue$5,061,875$5,243,101$5,324,954
Total Expenses$5,048,266$4,995,411$5,477,874
Revenue Less Expenses$13,609$247,690($152,920)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$46,000$103,500$168,076
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$43,600$0
Unspecified$46,000$59,900$168,076
Individual Contributions$109,188($36,649)$9,530
$88,740$136,178$103,908
$4,808,869$4,982,618$5,023,337
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$0$0
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$9,078$16,246$17,109
Revenue In-Kind$0$59,900$126,076
Other$0$11,308$2,994
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$4,114,052$4,118,636$4,609,904
Administration Expense$883,820$828,842$825,154
Fundraising Expense$50,394$47,933$42,816
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.050.97
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%82%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue20%22%14%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,702,186$1,720,320$1,408,399
Current Assets$605,951$1,179,351$872,242
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$371,554$403,297$339,066
Total Net Assets$1,330,632$1,317,023$1,069,333
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.632.922.57
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Revenue $4,808,869Program Revenue $4,982,618Program Service Revenue $5,023,337
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts and Grants $109,188Federated Campaign Revenue $136,178Government Grants $168,076
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFederated Campaigns $88,740Noncash Contributions $59,900Revenue In-Kind $126,076
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Goal $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires Dec 2017
Solicitations Permit
Charitable Solicitations Permit
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
*This organization has officially changed their name to Journeys in Community Living, Inc. in 2012.
 
Financial figures taken from 990.
Financials prepared by Edmondson, Betzler & Montgomery PLLC.
Comments provided by Kathryn Bennett 3/31/17.
Nonprofit Journeys in Community Living
Address 1130 Haley Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Primary Phone (615) 890-4389
Contact Email mark.bell@journeystn.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. George Cunningham
Board Chair Mr. Mark King
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 1975
Former Names
Rutherford County Adult Activity Center

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