Wesley Heights
580 Long Hill Ave
Shelton CT 06484
Contact Information
Address 580 Long Hill Ave
Shelton, CT 06484-
Telephone (203) 929-5396 x
Fax 203-944-8290
E-mail dlawlor@umh.org
Web and Social Media
Mission

To provide a continuum of services that supports health, independence, and dignity.  We build this continuum on the belief that a relationship-centered philosophy best sustains body, mind, and spirit.

 

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 M Lawlor
Board Chair Mr. David M Lawlor
Board Chair Company Affiliation United Methodist Homes/President and CEO
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission

To provide a continuum of services that supports health, independence, and dignity.  We build this continuum on the belief that a relationship-centered philosophy best sustains body, mind, and spirit.

 

Background

The United Methodist Homes and its affiliates are successors to the former Methodist home for the Aged at Danbury, CT, an aging 36-bed facility which was closed in 1968 when its residents and patients were transferred to the newly-opened 90-bed Bishop Wicke Health Center on the United Methodist Homes campus in Shelton.

Two years later, in 1970, the 182 unit Wesley Heights, an independent living community, was opened, offering 92 apartments and 90 one- and two-bedroom cottages for retirement living. 

A model example of a federally-subsidized housing community, Wesley Heights meets the needs of moderate income individuals. A HUD grant grant helped fund complete renovations of all apartments in the middle court beginning in 2006. 

Wesley Heights serves people of all faiths.

Impact
Wesley Heights cares for approximately 180 seniors from the local community each and every day, providing a low cost housing environment with the availability of health care services.  All of our apartment rents are subject to rent control by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and therefore provide a safe place to live for those with limited options.
 
Needs The apartments at Wesley Heights are subject to rent control by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  As such, services such as activities for social interaction and the availability of health care services are not charged to residents.  These costs total approximately $100,000 each year for which we rely upon funding from grants and donations.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Health Care / Health Support
Areas Served
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
State wide
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Connecticut-Fairfield County-Shelton
Programs
Description
Choose either cottage or apartment living. Cottages feature living room, kitchen, bath & either 1 or 2 bedrooms. Apartments offer a choice of all sizes, full bath, ample closet space & nearby laundry facilities.
Monthly rental includes: All utilities except telephone & cable television; 24-hr security; emergency call-for-aid signaling; routine maintenance; parking; HUD rental subsidies available to those who qualify.
Meals include breakfast, lunch and supper served in main dining room with a variety of menu choices.  Beverages and snacks are available in the cafe.
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
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. Our residents comment how much they enjoy their new apartment, how very comfortable they are in their new home.  Wesley Heights has provided affordable housing for seniors in the Shelton area since 1970.
Description Explore the gardens and pathways on our 39-acre campus. Enjoy parties, concerts and educational programs.  You may also take advantage of the: Activity Rooms, Library, Sunroom, Village Store, Cafe, Beauty and Barber Shop
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals 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.
New residents become more social and make new friends.  All residents are invited to participate in the social life and activity programs of Wesley Heights.
Many activities such as coffee hour, manicures, cards, knitting club and others, are offered weekly with bingo, musical entertainment and parties as the favorites with approximately 30-40 residents in attendance.
The new library has a computer, magnifying machine, as well as daily newspapers and lots of large print books.  It is opened 7 days and utilized by many residents.
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. Residents report that participation in the programs keeps them connected to their peers and how much they enjoy new friendships.  The Sunroom is used as a family room with puzzles, reading, knitting, card games, social events, etc. and is used by 30-35 residents on a weekly basis.
Description Transportation, housekeeping and laundry services.  On-site Wellness Center offers balance and strength training, exercise classes and a heated exercise pool.  Physical, occupational, speech and massage therapy is also available.
Population Served / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
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. Wesley Village transportation is available 5 days each week and for Sunday services in the Shelton area.
Description
Assisted Living Services, available through CareLink, a not-for-profit subsidiary of United Methodist Homes and licensed to serve Wesley Heights, provides assistance with bathing, dressing and personal care.
To support assisted living services for those of limited income & who need an individual care plan or short-term intervention during illness, the Resident Service Coordinator at Wesley Heights will identify a resident who will benefit from this program.  Funds may be provided through the following grants:  The David N. Lane Trust for Aged & Indigent Women or The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals 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.
Residents have an increased self-esteem/enhanced quality of life, which leads to increased socialization and reduces self-imposed isolation.
Residents gain physical and cognitive benefits by consistently taking the right medication and in a timely manner.
Because residents are seen regularly by experienced staff trained to identify early changes in physical or memory status can be referred to the nurse, physician or family members.
CEO/Executive Director
Mr. David M Lawlor
Term Start Dec 2011
Email dlawlor@umh.org
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 31
Number of Part Time Staff 22
Number of Volunteers 50
Number of Contract Staff 6
Staff Retention Rate 70%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 48
Hispanic/Latino 4
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 24
Female 29
Unspecified 0
Board Chair
Mr. David M Lawlor
Company Affiliation United Methodist Homes/President and CEO
Term Oct 2014 to Sept 2016
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Mr. Peter Belval Vice President of Wesley Village Operations
Ms. Victoria Dompierre Secretary United Methodist Homes
Mr. Gary Maglio Director/Treasurer United Methodist Homes
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 1
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01 2015
Fiscal Year End Sept 30 2016
Projected Revenue $3,827,530.00
Projected Expenses $4,401,660.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
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
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Government Contributions$1,203,709$1,141,796$1,200,416
Federal$1,203,709----
State------
Local------
Unspecified--$1,141,796$1,200,416
Individual Contributions------
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$2,943,981$2,823,247$2,660,471
Investment Income, Net of Losses$6,109$484$431
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other--$72,042$76,471
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$3,667,547$3,681,304$3,282,734
Administration Expense$1,023,624$931,605$1,078,686
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.890.880.90
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%80%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$11,010,349$11,354,429$11,741,863
Current Assets$193,333$109,464$156,939
Long-Term Liabilities$941,265$911,395$748,722
Current Liabilities$828,391$664,969$639,736
Total Net Assets$9,240,693$9,778,065$10,353,405
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountUS Dept. of Housing & Urban Dev. $1,203,709US. Dept. of Housing & Urban Dev. $1,141,796US Dept. of Housing & Urban Dev. $1,200,416
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.230.160.25
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets9%8%6%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments
Wesley Heights typically runs at a GAAP loss, but breaks even on a cash flow basis.
Wesley Heights was the recipient of an Assisted Living Conversion Grant from HUD. Grant proceeds approximated $10 million, and were recognized as income over a 3 year period. Grant proceeds were used solely for the renovation and improvement of the Wesley Heights congregate building, making the facilities more suitable for the frail elderly.  In exchange for this grant, Wesley Heights agreed to remain subject to rent control for the next 20 years.
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 580 Long Hill Ave
Shelton, CT 06484
Primary Phone 203 929-5396
Contact Email dlawlor@umh.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. David M Lawlor
Board Chair Mr. David M Lawlor
Board Chair Company Affiliation United Methodist Homes/President and CEO

 

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