30 Elizabeth St
Derby CT 06418
Contact Information
Address 30 Elizabeth St
Derby, CT 06418-
Telephone (203) 736-5420 x1218
Fax 203-736-5425
Web and Social Media
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
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
To strengthen our community by educating, supporting, and empowering individuals and families.

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.


TEAM's goals include expansion of its recently established TEAM Legacy Fund, to enhance TEAM's human services as the regional safety net, and convening in addressing housing affordability.   

TEAM held its first ever Housing Forum that had 254 people in attendance who believe we can meaningfully work together toward maintaining, achieving, and improving the quality of life throughout our region! TEAM created a Housing Forum event page on TEAM's web site – the enormous interest exhibited by the attendees  along with the wide array of experts displaying the tools and resources available to TEAM’s region of towns/cities have made it clear that we have great potential to widen our array of housing choices.
TEAM's Diaper Bank has achieved both State and National recognition - it continues to serve and expand 12 communities throughout the Greater Naugatuck River Valley, and in the last year alone served 278 families and provided more than one-hundred-thousand diapers. More importantly, TEAM's Diaper Bank meaningfully connects with vulnerable families - thereby effectively working as a gateway for comprehensive family engagement and case management. TEAM's case management efforts specifically focused on the adults/parents to enhance their employability and obtain wage-improved job placement - TEAM seeks to empower these individuals to attain knowledge and skills for employment while also reducing or eliminating barriers to training and employment.
TEAM’s Head Start & Early Childhood program scored in the top 10% nationwide! The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Office of Head Start administer federal monitoring review on all of its Head Start grantees nationwide.
TEAM’s Meals on Wheels work was highlighted and praised on the 12pm & 5pm news, we gathered additional public awareness and attention when OPM awarded funding to TEAM for two (2) new Meals on Wheels trucks – this resulted in additional media publications that shared positive stories of TEAM’s work.
TEAM's most pressing financial need is support for basic needs assistance, elderly services including Meals on Wheels, financial literacy, housing assistance, and employment training/education.
CEO Statement

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. TEAM envisions 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 we celebrate more than 50 years, TEAM remains true in its multi-generational, anti-poverty-driven, service delivery system, focused on individual & family support services, early childhood, and elderly services. 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
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

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.

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
Number of Full Time Staff 130
Number of Part Time Staff 90
Number of Volunteers 601
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 22 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 188
Unspecified 19
Former CEOs and Terms
Mr Richard J KnollApr 1992 - Dec 2014
Senior Staff
Title Finance Director
Title Human Resources Director
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 Executive Liaison to Program Operations
Title Director of Support Services
Title Development & Communications Manager
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
  • 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
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 Most Good AwardSalvation Army - Greater Valley, CT2015
Mildred Davey Community Partner AwardValley United Way2016
Board Chair
Attorney Kate Zarro
Company Affiliation Cassagrande Law Firm
Term Oct 2018 to Sept 2019
Board of Directors
Ms. Joyce BarcleyThe Workplace
Ms. Jackie BlountCommunity Representative, Ansonia
Ms. Lina BowlbyLow Income Representative
Ms. Rebecca FlynnBig Brothers Big Sisters
Mr. Brian FonckNewtown Savings Bank
Mr. Ken GurinComfort Keepers
Mr. John HatfieldTeacher, Platt Technical High School
Ms. Beatrice Lugo
Ms. Laura MutrieQuinnipiac University
Ms. Gerri O'Neil-WildCT Coalition against Domestic Violence
Mr. Ronald SillSt. Michael's Cemetary
Ms. Stephane SkiboYale University
Mr. Alfred SmithCity of Ansonia; Faith-Based Leader
Mr. Robert Van EgghenPerkin Elmer
Ms. Lulu WalkerRetired, Ansonia Board of Alderman
Ms. Kate Zarro
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 10
Board Co-Chair
Mr. John Hatfield
Company Affiliation Platt Regional Vocational High School
Term Oct 2018 to Sept 2019
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Audit, Compliance and Controls
Fiscal Year Start May 01 2019
Fiscal Year End Apr 30 2020
Projected Revenue $18,990,638.00
Projected Expenses $18,932,384.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
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 Year201920182017
Total Revenue$19,448,574$17,848,179$16,024,644
Total Expenses$17,952,173$16,408,215$15,527,172
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201920182017
Total Assets$11,097,168$9,943,265$8,060,056
Current Assets$2,356,731$2,515,154$2,295,137
Long-Term Liabilities$11,968$0$6,235
Current Liabilities$1,352,259$1,744,828$1,375,687
Total Net Assets$9,732,941$8,198,437$6,678,134
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201920182017
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountU.S. Department of Health and Human Services $9,694,292U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Head Start $8,500,695U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Head Start $6,873,295
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountConnecticut Department of Social Services $3,610,360Connecticut Department of Social Services - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance $2,720,015Connecticut Department of Social Services - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance $2,726,558
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountConnecticut Office of Early Childhood $2,758,691Connecticut Office of Early Childhood - School Readiness $1,146,692Connecticut Office of Early Childhood - School Readiness $1,024,865
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
CEO 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. Some financial information from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved has been inputted by Foundation staff. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. A more complete picture of the organization’s finances can be obtained by viewing the attached 990s and audited financials. 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 1218
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Mr. David Morgan
Board Chair Attorney Kate Zarro
Board Chair Company Affiliation Cassagrande Law Firm


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