TEAM
30 Elizabeth St
Derby CT 06418
Contact Information
Address 30 Elizabeth St
Derby, CT 06418-
Telephone (203) 736-5420 x
Fax 203-736-5425
E-mail dstroman@teaminc.org
Web and Social Media
 
Mission
To strengthen our community by educating, supporting, and empowering individuals and families.
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 Attorney Kate Zarro
Board Chair Company Affiliation Cassagrande Law Firm
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission
To strengthen our community by educating, supporting, and empowering individuals and families.
Background

TEAM is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation founded in 1965. President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 provided the foundation for the creation of TEAM – this act laid the groundwork for the creation of Community Action Agencies, Head Start, Legal Services, and many other initiatives to comprehensively address the complex needs of the poor and to eliminate the cycle of poverty. In President Johnson’s announcement of Project Head Start, he spoke to the importance of investing in children – 50% of those in poverty were children. Today, TEAM remains true in its multigenerational service delivery system focused on support services, early childhood, and elderly services. Please learn more under our "Impact Statement" description.


Impact
TEAM’s Elderly Services initiatives assist elderly to live more independently within their home and the community – ensuring the wellness and wellbeing of our greatest generation. Providing nutritionally balanced meals and companionship on a daily basis, TEAM is a critical safety net for the elderly and their families/caregivers. Other programs provide help with errands, shopping, housekeeping, and small chores around the home – and TEAM’s Medical Transportation Program ensures year-round ongoing access for the elderly to get to their medical appointments. TEAM is an information & referral nexus in helping elderly, senior centers, and other community members navigate the complexities of accessing social service programs, including food stamps (SNAP), legal aid, and medical coverage/options.

 

TEAM’s Support Services initiatives allows individuals and families to avoid crisis and achieve stability via basic-need services and comprehensive case management. These activities include: housing services to assist individuals in locating, obtaining, and retaining suitable housing; home-heating assistance and services to reduce energy costs; income management services that encompass household financial counseling, tax counseling/filing, and financial literacy; and assistance to individuals in acquiring the skills that promote opportunities for securing employment. In addition to direct services, TEAM’s linkages and referrals to community services compliments our integrated services focused on empowering individuals and families toward economic stability.  
 
TEAM’s Early Childhood initiatives focus on comprehensive two-generational services – ensuring both child and family are ready for success in school and in life. TEAM’s initiatives encompass wide-ranging services relating to family well-being and community engagement – TEAM’s Diaper Bank efforts witness first-hand the pressing need of families for support with diapers – and the vast potential for connecting with families.
Needs
TEAM's most pressing financial need is support for its Elderly Services that continues to experience funding reductions due to the current and future budget conditions at the State and Federal level. Seniors are our fasting growing population in the region - the lack of adequate funding will continue to increase our existing wait lists for seniors most in need, and our mission's promise to support our most vulnerable populations is greatly at stake.
 
Our second most pressing financial need is support toward our training and employment program known as GAIN (Gaining Access to Independence Now) which is also falling victim to State and Federal budget conditions. The most powerful solutions to economic mobility is education, training, and a living-wage job - the efforts of our GAIN program have been extremely innovative and successful as we continue to witness first-hand the successful growth and acquisitions of certifications, credentials, wage increases, and employment.  
CEO Statement

This year marks a special year for TEAM in which the Board proudly announced TEAM’s revised Mission Statement: To strengthen our community by educating, supporting, and empowering individuals and families. It reflects TEAM’s persistent and unwavering purpose over time – we envision a thriving region, powered by strong communities that are delivering cost-effective, high-impact services to meet the ongoing needs of individuals, families, and children. As a leading catalyst for change, TEAM is a model agency in addressing community inadequacies and potentials. We believe that successful results are made possible by working together – community partnerships are the bedrock to our achievements. TEAM’s promise of education, support, and empowerment is embodied by its high-quality program services and community engagement – we are better together.

As we celebrate 51 years, TEAM remains true in its multigenerational, anti-poverty-driven, service delivery system, focused on individual & family support services, early childhood, and elderly services.

TEAM’s immense level of positive impact over the last year made a difference for more than six thousand households and their families – and each day I witness first-hand accounts of how TEAM continues to make a difference in the lives of our communities’ most vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals, children, and families. All of this is made possible by your inspirational level of support and TEAM’s immense commitment to achieve results that matter.

Thank you for supporting TEAM as we creatively address the complex needs of our communities, and thank you so much for all you give of yourself to the work of TEAM – you’re making a difference.

Board Chair Statement      Governance plays a key role in organizational quality, and it has been my pleasure to lead the TEAM Board as we determine strategic commitments and monitor outcomes. The local communities 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 / Family Services
Secondary Organization Category Education / Preschools
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Senior Centers/Services
Areas Served
Ansonia
Bethany
Derby
Milford
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Woodbridge
Other
Lower Naugatuck Valley

TEAM is a not-for-profit private corporation and the State- & Federally-designated antipoverty agency serving southwest/central Connecticut around the Naugatuck River Valley and surrounding region, which includes the communities of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Milford, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, and Woodbridge. Early Childhood Services are provided in the communities of Naugatuck and Waterbury.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments David Morgan
Programs
Description

TEAM’s Elderly Services initiatives assist elderly to live more independently within their home and the community – ensuring the wellness and wellbeing of our greatest generation. Providing nutritionally balanced meals and companionship on a daily basis, TEAM is a critical safety net for the elderly and their families/caregivers. Other programs provide help with errands, shopping, housekeeping, and small chores around the home – and TEAM’s Medical Transportation Program ensures year-round ongoing access for the elderly to get to their medical appointments. TEAM is an information & referral nexus in helping elderly, senior centers, and other community members navigate the complexities of accessing social service programs, including food stamps (SNAP), legal aid, and medical coverage/options.

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’s Early Childhood initiatives focus on comprehensive two-generational services embodied by the Head Start Performance Standards – ensuring both child and family are ready for success in school and in life. Programs include Head Start & Early Head Start, School Readiness & Child Day Care, Child & Adult Care Food Program, Maternal Infant & Early Childhood Home Visitation, Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships, and Preschool Development Grants. TEAM’s initiatives encompass wide-ranging services relating to family well-being and community engagement – the Family Resource Center offers all families a place to meet one another, strengthen relationships, and participate in activities to support children’s school readiness. As a component first developed during the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA), TEAM’s Diaper Bank efforts in 2010 witnessed first-hand the pressing need of families for support with diapers – and the vast potential for connecting with families.

 
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’s Support Services initiatives allows individuals and families to avoid crisis and achieve stability via basic-need services and comprehensive case management. These activities include: housing and residential services designed to assist individuals in locating, obtaining, and retaining suitable housing; home-heating energy assistance and counseling to reduce and cover their energy costs; income management services that encompasses household financial counseling, tax counseling/filing, asset-building, and personal credit; and assistance to individuals in acquiring the skills that promote opportunities for securing employment. In addition to these direct services, TEAM’s linkages and referrals to community services compliments our integrated service delivery approach focused on empowering individuals and families toward economic stability.
Population Served Adults / Families /
CEO/Executive Director
Mr. David Morgan
Term Start Jan 2015
Email davidmorgan@teaminc.org
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 121
Number of Part Time Staff 80
Number of Volunteers 306
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 85%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 35
Asian American/Pacific Islander 9
Caucasian 92
Hispanic/Latino 61
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 3 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 188
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
Title Director of Family Support Services
Experience/Biography Hired March 2013 as a Family Support Specialist in Early Childhood initiatives. Advanced to Family Support Coordinator for Support Services and Early Childhood initiatives over the last 2 years. October 2015, promoted to Director of Family Support Services. Received Family Development Credential from the University of Connecticut.  Background includes 7 years working with mental health and substance abuse population, as well as assisting children with special needs, specifically with autism and neurological disorders.  Amy also worked as a special needs Mentor for the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.
Title Early Childhood Director
Experience/Biography Mrs.  Peterson began her career with TEAM as an intern.  She was hired by TEAM in 2003.  Since that time she has raised through the ranks to become the Director of Early Childhood.  She successfully manages TEAM's Head Start and School Readiness Programs. 
Title Director of Elderly Services
Experience/Biography
 bachelor of Arts, Mass Communications, Quinnipiac University
1981 - 2011 Former Ex. Director of the Valley YMCA
2012-2015 TEAM Director of Family Support Services
2015 - present Director of Elderly Servics
 
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
  • CT Housing Coalition
  • Milford Kids Count
  • Naugatuck Board of Education
  • NH Legal Services
  • Seymour School Readiness Council
  • Shelton School Readiness Council
  • Valley Council of Health and Human Services
  • Valley Council Early Childhood Task Force
  • Valley Council Senior Services Council
  • Valley Council Food Task Force
  • VITA - IRS
  • Waterbury Board of Education
  • Griffin Hospital
  • Derby Senior Center
  • Seymour Housing Authority
  • CT Association of Human Services
  • People's Bank
  • Liberty Bank
  • City of Milford
  • Cornell Scott Richard O Belden Dental Clinic
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
Doing More Good AwardSalvation Army - Greater Valley, CT2015
Mildred Davey Community Partner AwardValley United Way2016
Board Chair
Attorney Kate Zarro
Company Affiliation Cassagrande Law Firm
Term Sept 2015 to Sept 2017
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Ms. Joyce Barcley The Workplace
Mr. Leonard Duffus Sikorsky Aircraft
Ms. Rebecca Flynn Big Brothers Big Sisters
Mr. Brian Fonck Newtown Savings Bank
Mr. Ken Gurin Comfort Keepers
Mr. John Hatfield Teacher, Platt Technical High School
Ms. Carolyn Maybery Community Representative, Ansonia
Ms. Laura Mutrie Quinnipiac University
Ms. Gerri O'Neil-Wild CT Coalition against Domestic Violence
Mr. Dave Rabinove Program Manager, IBM Corporation
Ms. Lauren Rosengrant Edge Fitness
Mr. Ronald Sill St. Michael's Cemetary
Ms. Stephane Skibo Yale University
Mr. Charles Smith Apicella, Testa & Co.
Mr. Robert Van Egghen Perkin Elmer
Ms. Lulu Walker Retired, Ansonia Board of Alderman
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 9
Board Co-Chair
Mr. John Hatfield
Company Affiliation Platt Regional Vocational High School
Term Oct 2015 to Sept 2017
Email hatfield.john@gmail.com
Standing Committees
Administration
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Community Outreach / Community Relations
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start May 01 2017
Fiscal Year End Apr 30 2018
Projected Revenue $20,094,788.00
Projected Expenses $20,034,336.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
Other Documents
Other Documents 3
NameYear
TEAM Annual Report2016View
TEAM 50th Year Annual Report2015View
TEAM Annual Report2014View
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals ChartHelpFinancial 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$14,089,577$9,734,462$8,717,601
Total Expenses$12,244,469$9,374,464$8,639,415
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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$1,622,535$721,166$580,413
Government Contributions$11,739,656$8,509,363$7,626,436
Federal$4,595,975$3,963,839--
State$5,023,589$1,309,981--
Local------
Unspecified$2,120,092$3,235,543$7,626,436
Individual Contributions$27,087$23,688--
------
$504,927$430,975$427,000
Investment Income, Net of Losses$125,329($8,843)$19,930
Membership Dues------
Special Events$70,043$14,850$189,087
Revenue In-Kind------
Other--$43,263($125,265)
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$11,558,969$8,797,374$8,269,916
Administration Expense$478,249$428,516$357,506
Fundraising Expense$207,251$148,574$11,993
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.151.041.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses94%94%96%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%2%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$7,593,140$5,635,941$4,878,825
Current Assets$2,668,696$2,333,577$2,312,390
Long-Term Liabilities$6,235$22,854$22,854
Current Liabilities$1,459,301$1,191,998$863,268
Total Net Assets$6,127,604$4,421,089$3,992,703
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountUS Dept. of Health & Human Services $4,595,975U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services - LIHEAP $2,614,622CT Dept. of Social Services $3,238,284
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountCT Dept. of Social Service $2,603,093U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services - Head Start $1,349,217CT Dept. of Education $1,481,207
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountCT Office of Early Childhood $2,420,496CT Office of Early Childhood $1,309,981US Dept. of Health & Human Services $1,274,579
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.831.962.68
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments


Foundation Staff Comments
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Address 30 Elizabeth St
Derby, CT 06418
Primary Phone 203 736-5420
Contact Email dstroman@teaminc.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. David Morgan
Board Chair Attorney Kate Zarro
Board Chair Company Affiliation Cassagrande Law Firm

 

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