TEAM
30 Elizabeth St
Derby CT 06418
Contact Information
Address 30 Elizabeth St
Derby, CT 06418-
Telephone (203) 736-5420 x234
Fax 203-736-5425
E-mail dstroman@teaminc.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
To connect individuals and families with solutions that lead to well-being, self-sufficiency and full participation in the community.
We achieve our mission by conducting activities that focus on the needs of economically disadvantaged individuals and families residing in the Naugatuck-Housatonic Valley Region including resource mobilization, education, advocacy and service delivery.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1965
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. David Morgan
Board Chair Ms. Stephane Skibo
Board Chair Company Affiliation Senior IT Manager, Yale University
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $9,437,800.00
Projected Expenses $9,516,753.00
Statements
Mission
To connect individuals and families with solutions that lead to well-being, self-sufficiency and full participation in the community.
We achieve our mission by conducting activities that focus on the needs of economically disadvantaged individuals and families residing in the Naugatuck-Housatonic Valley Region including resource mobilization, education, advocacy and service delivery.
Background TEAM, an acronym for Training, Education, and Manpower, was founded in 1965. One of 12 community action agencies in Connecticut and one of 1,000 nationwide, TEAM provides critical human and social services to over 5,000 families in the Lower Naugatuck Valley of Connecticut and also the neighboring towns of Bethany, Milford, Orange, and Woodbridge. TEAM’s mission is “to connect individuals and families with solutions that lead to well being, self sufficiency, and full participation in the community”. The agency operates elderly nutrition programs in the Valley, fourteen early education centers or classrooms in five communities, a Valley Family Resource Center and offers home heating assistance to our 10 town area during the winter season. TEAM also offers programs to local residents facing homelessness or transitioning from a homeless shelter to an apartment and asset development services such as IDA’s (matching savings program), financial literacy and free tax preparation and operates the Valley Toys for Tots program.
Impact
     In 2013, TEAM services safeguarded seniors, provided emergency aid to those in crisis, supported needy families and assisted them to build assets, and obtain affordable preschool, housing, skills, nutrition, and connect to public resources.  Eight million public and private dollars expended by TEAM in the region benefited 5, 589 households (12,151 individuals) and improved their health and well-being, and indirectly fostered healthier children and communities.
     A part of this work included the development of a regional Diaper Bank, supported by public and private donors.  200 families were receiving monthly distributions of supplies at year end.  Distributions were organized by the Family Resource Center from its new location at our 30 Elizabeth Street headquarters.
     A new Maternal Infant and Child Development Home Visiting program was fully implemented enrolling 36 families.  Lastly, TEAM"s Early Childhood classrooms received a triennial review by the USHHS/ACF Head-Start Bureau, which confirmed that systems and performance met quality standards. 
 
Needs
     The totality of public and private resources acquired by TEAM to assist needy families never seems to meet community needs, particularly with regard to heating homes in this past extremely cold winter.  Demand for affordable preschool, particularly for infant and toddlers, significantly exceeds capacity.  Maintaining program quality, improving facilities and equipment, and telling our story are infrastructure challenges.  Hence, TEAM needs and goals include acquiring additional resources to: 1) replace two aging Meals-on-Wheels vans; 2) expand Head Start, School Readiness, Employment and Asset Development program capacity; 3) improve HR systems, website and branding; 4) upgrade IT infrastructure and software; and 5) accomplish an executive transition.  With the retirement of President & CEO Richard Knoll, finding new leadership will be critically important to the agency's future.
CEO Statement      As I approach retirement at the end of 2014, I am gratified by the scope and impact of agency services.  We are deeply committed to improving community health by giving families a let up in times of needs.  Our early childhood classrooms are dynamic learning environments, and our case managers strive daily to connect clients to local and regional resources and stabilize their lives.  TEAM fulfills a critical place in the community, leading the way in many respects, and maintaining partnerships to improve regional systems.  


Board Chair Statement      Governance plays a key role in organizational quality, and it has been my pleasure to lead the TEAM board these past five years as they determined strategic priorities and monitor outcomes.  The local communities and foundations have been generous in their support and encouragement, offering important aid and guidance.  Volunteering at TEAM has been an incredibly rewarding, eye-opening and fulfilling experience.  I recommend it to all.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / Human Services
Secondary Organization Category Education / Preschools
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Family Services
Areas Served
Ansonia
Bethany
Derby
Milford
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Woodbridge
Other
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Programs
Description
TEAM Elderly Service Programs are designed to assist residents who are 60 years of age and older to live more independently within their homes and communities, and promote their health and well-being.  Services include:
 
- Meals on Wheels - Nutritionally balanced, hot noon-time meals are delivered to frail adults, Monday - Friday.
- Senior Community Cafes - Nutritious meals and fellowship are offered to seniors weekdays at various Valley senior Centers and Griffin Hospital Cafe.
- Homemaking Program - Assistance with light housekeeping, laundry, and shopping is available.
- Medical Transportation Program - Medical rides are available for seniors who cannot access traditonal transportation systems.
- Information and Referral - Assistance helps seniors  successfully navigate the health care and social services systems.
-Volunteer Caregivers - A program that links volunteers to needy individuals who are isolated, frail, disabled or elderly.  
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled / /
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
In 2013, the goal of TEAM 's Elderly Service program is to help stabilize the homes of 1,000 elders to avoid early institutionalization.
 
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
More elderly are developing handicaps and impediments while remaining in their own homes and cannot maintain themselves as formerly. The National Administration on Aging estimates nearly 20% of Americans, ages 65 and over, have difficulty with basic tasks of daily living. Based on these figures, over 2000 elderly in the Lower Naugatuck Valley may have serious impediments to grocery shopping, preparing meals, household cleaning, and transportation. Over the past several years, TEAM has seen a change in how the elderly assess programs to meet their needs in the Valley.  Aging residents who were previously healthy, but who were well in their 70's and 80's are now beginning to experience a myriad of health problems.  
The goal of TEAM's Elderly Service Program is to help stabilize the homes of 1,000 Valley elders to avoid early institutionalization to which TEAM has been successful.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. TEAM evaluates its Elderly Service programs by distributing client satisfaction surveys annually to clients. The Vice President of Elderly and Community Service Programs reviews the survey results and program changes are made if appropriate.

Staff of the Agency on Aging of South Central CT. conducts monitoring program reviews annually. The monitors review program and accounting files and interview clients.
Description
TEAM Early Education Programs ( Head Start, Day Care, School Readiness) provides free and affordable early education and care for children 3 to 5 years of age. Children gain essential skills that are critical to later school success. The program offerings include:
- Part day, part year, and full day, full year classes
- Centers accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- Developmentally appropriate curriculum guided by the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards
- Family Support Services
- Hearing and Visions Screenings
- Nutritious meals and snacks
- Linkages to public schools
- Valley Family Resource Center - a community-based program whose focus is to promote strong networks of resource, referral, and advocacy among families, schools and agencies to ensure the healthy development of children.
- Child & Adult Care Food Program - provides cash assistance to licensed day care providers who serve nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care.
-Early Head Start-family focused services for expectent parents and families with new babies and young children.
 
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5) / At-Risk Populations /
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
100% of the children completing TEAM's Early Education Program are better prepared to succeed in school.
Description
TEAM Housing Assistance Programs help preserve the safety and stability of families by ensuring they maintain "roofs over their heads".
- Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Program - Staff provides tenant/landlord mediation to resolve disputes in an effort to avoid an eviction so tenants can remain in their homes.
- Housing Crisis Intervention Program - Staff assists persons/families who have been forced to relocate to find emergency shelter, conduct a housing search and secure a security deposit.
Population Served At-Risk Populations / Homeless / General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
Clients served by TEAM Housing programs obtained adequate, safe affordable, unsubsidized permanent rental housing of choice.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
Clients served by TEAM Housing programs obtained adequate, safe affordable, unsubsidized permanent rental housing of choice.
 
Description
Home Heating Assistance Programs help residents living in the Lower Naugatuck Valley and the surrounding towns of  Beacon Falls, Bethany, Milford, Orange, and Woodbridge to meet their winter heating bills.
 
Financial Assistance is provided through the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) and Operation Fuel.  In addition, referrals are provided to the Weatherization Assistance Program for comprehensive weatherproofing. Households may be eligible for assistance to make their homes more energy efficient.
 
 
Population Served General/Unspecified / At-Risk Populations / Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
The program will assist 4,000 low income households annually avoid heat utility termination or fuel crisis through energy assistance.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
Low-income people avoid utility crisis and environmental safety is improved. Low income people learn how to save money through energy conservation measures.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Program is monitored annually by the State Department of Social Services.
Description
TEAM Economic Asset Building Programs help low to moderate income families move towards self-sufficiency. Services Include:
  • Financial Literacy Program - Staff provides low income families guidance and assistance in addressing major financial areas such as debt, budgeting, savings, credit, home ownership, and resource development.  Monthly financial workshops ($AFE, Savings Assets and Financial Education) are held for the community on a variety of financial topics.
  • Individual Development Accounts - Staff set up savings accounts and provides 2 to 1 dollar match to help clients purchase homes
  • Income Tax Preparation - Trained volunteers offer free income tax preparation and maximization of Earned Income and Child Tax Credits
 
Population Served General/Unspecified / Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent / Adults
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
Ten low-moderate income clients participate in the Individual Development Account Program (five year savings program) towards the goal of purchasing their first home. 
 
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
TEAM's  Economic Asset Building program is a means to provide low-moderate income individuals and families with the resources and tools to achieve greater self-sufficiency. This goal is accomplished by providing financial literacy skill building, 2:1 matching savings program and free VITA income tax preparation.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Narrative progress reports and financial reports are reported at six month intervals to the funder.  Program progress is reviewed regularly by the Program Director to review progress, successes and areas for improvement.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
Recent IDA Program results exceeded expectations,  Where 14 individuals sucessfully saved for a car to commute to work, starting a business, child's education and first home.  Along with saving, these individuals also attended financial literacy workshops held at TEAM.
CEO/Executive Director
Mr. David Morgan
Term Start July 2005
Email dmorgan@teaminc.org
Experience
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • CEO President of TEAM Jan. 2015
  • TEAM Vice President of Early Education (2006 to 2015)
  • TEAM Director of Early Education (2005-2006)
  • Site Director, Children's Center of GWHN, Inc. (1998-2005)
  • Teacher Assistant, University of Connecticut (1996 -1998)
EDUCATION
  • Bachelor of Science, Human Development and Family Relations Concentration : Early Childhood Education, University of Connecticut
  • Master of Arts, Elementary Education, University of Phoenix
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 55
Number of Part Time Staff 26
Number of Volunteers 262
Staff Retention Rate 85%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 12
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 52
Hispanic/Latino 14
Native American/American Indian 2
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 18
Female 63
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs and Terms
NameTerm
Mr Richard J Knoll Apr 1992 - Dec 2014
Senior Staff
Title Executive Vice President
Experience/Biography
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE   
  • TEAM Executive Vice President (2015 )
  • TEAM Vice President of Development (2006-to 2014)
  • TEAM Vice President of Program Operations (2003-2006)
  • TEAM Director of Community Services ( 1993-2003)
  • IBM Corporation Program Administration (1981-1993)
EDUCATION
  • Bachelors of Management, Albertus Magnus College
  • Associate of Business Management, Teiyko Post College
 
 
Title Finance Director
Title Human Resources Director
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Collaborations
  • Ansonia School Readiness Council
  • Derby School Readiness Council
  • Beacon Falls School Readiness Council
  • CT Housing Coalition
  • Milford Kids Count
  • Seymour School Readiness Council
  • Shelton School Readiness Council
  • Valley Council of Health and Human Services
  • Valley Council Early Childhood Task Force
  • Valley Council Health Advisory Task Force
  • Valley Council Senior Services Council
  • VITA
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Valley United Way1963
Connecticut Association of Nonprofits2005
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Agency of the YearValley Council of Health and Human Services1999
Freedom Fund AwardAnsonia NAACP1999
First Years Last Forever AwardShelton School Readiness Council2008
Outstanding Community PartnerAgency on Aging of South Central Connecticut2014
2014 Partner AwardNew Haven Legal Assistance2014
Comments
CEO Comments

TEAM has achieved the following external Assessments and :

USHHS-ACF Head Start Bureau triennial assessment (2013);
Northeast Institute for Quality Community Action (NIQCA) Peer Review (2013) 


 

Board Chair
Ms. Stephane Skibo
Company Affiliation Senior IT Manager, Yale University
Term Oct 2009 to Sept 2015
Email sskibo8@sbcglobal.net
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Mrs. Carol DellaRocco Retired
Mrs. Lisa Diamond Graham Human Resource Development, City of Milford
Mr. Leonard Duffus Sikorsky Aircraft
Mr. Richard Feher Birmingham Group
Mr. Ken Gurin Comfort Keepers
Mr. John Hatfield Teacher, Platt Technical High School
Mrs. Lynn Kieley Assistant V.P., Branch Mgr., Newtown Savings Bank
Ms. Carolyn Maybery Community Representative, Ansonia
Mr. Sherrod McNeill Assistant Principal, Pendergast School
Ms. Laura Mutrie Quinnipiac University
Mr. Dave Rabinove Program Manager, IBM Corporation
Attorney Eugene Skowronski Attorney, Skowronksi & Skowronski
Mr. Charles Smith Apicella, Testa & Co.
Ms. Alexis Tomczak Pitney Bowes
Mr. Robert Van Egghen Perkin Elmer
Ms. Lulu Walker Retired, Ansonia Board of Alderman
Attorney Kate Zarro Attorney, Law Office of Kate Casagrande
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 9
Board Co-Chair
Attorney Kate Zarro
Company Affiliation Cassagrande Law Firm
Term Oct 2014 to Sept 2016
Email Kate@attorneykate.com
Standing Committees
Finance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start May 01 2014
Fiscal Year End Apr 30 2015
Projected Revenue $9,437,800.00
Projected Expenses $9,516,753.00
Spending Policy N/A
Other Documents
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe 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 Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$580,413$276,405$446,865
Government Contributions$7,626,436$6,930,453$7,633,815
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$7,626,436$6,930,453$7,633,815
Individual Contributions------
------
$427,000$285,629$337,706
Investment Income, Net of Losses$19,930$367$1,552
Membership Dues------
Special Events$189,087$232,149$190,157
Revenue In-Kind------
Other($125,265)($73,240)$58,064
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$8,269,916$7,389,633$7,921,825
Administration Expense$357,506$522,546$357,860
Fundraising Expense$11,993$76,598--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.010.961.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses96%93%96%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%1%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$4,878,825$4,592,905$4,910,990
Current Assets$2,312,390$1,913,069$2,085,369
Long-Term Liabilities$22,854$22,854$37,236
Current Liabilities$863,268$692,262$658,951
Total Net Assets$3,992,703$3,877,789$4,214,803
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountCT Dept. of Social Services $3,238,284US Dept. of Health & Human Services $5,053,642DSS $3,596,701
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountCT Dept. of Education $1,481,207CT Dept. of Education $1,009,141DOE $2,039,771
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountUS Dept. of Health & Human Services $1,274,579US Dept. of Agriculture $596,830HHS $1,334,961
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.682.763.16
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%1%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
Foundation Staff Comments
This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address 30 Elizabeth St
Derby, CT 06418
Primary Phone 203 736-5420 234
Contact Email dstroman@teaminc.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. David Morgan
Board Chair Ms. Stephane Skibo
Board Chair Company Affiliation Senior IT Manager, Yale University

 

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