Theres No Place Like Home
150 Huntington St
New Haven CT 06511-2017
Contact Information
Address 150 Huntington St
New Haven, CT 06511-2017
Telephone (203) 6248102 x
Fax 203-6249208
E-mail vanessaeichler@att.net
Web and Social Media
Mission
Founded in 1988 to provide a home for children, focusing on those with disabilities/illnesses and sibling groups. The commitment to these children is lifelong regardless of the extent of their problems. The number of children in the home usually is between 8 and 12.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1988
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Marjorie Mary Eichler
Board Chair Marjorie Mary Eichler
Board Chair Company Affiliation City of New Haven school nurse
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $109,000.00
Projected Expenses $100,000.00
Statements
Mission Founded in 1988 to provide a home for children, focusing on those with disabilities/illnesses and sibling groups. The commitment to these children is lifelong regardless of the extent of their problems. The number of children in the home usually is between 8 and 12.
Background Founded in 1988 the home serves usually 8-13 children at a time. Support over the years has come from: Friends of Children, The Community Foundation, State of Connecticut Bond money, New Haven CDBG money, Ryan White money, The Episcopal Diocese of CT, Jewish Federation, Trinity Church on the Green, Oprah Winfrey, Anthem (Wellpoint), Dwight Hall, Yale University, Gateway Community College. Additional services provided include: Family support program thru Early Connections, holiday celebrations for community families, support group for families of HIV children, and housing for terminally ill birth parents, and support to community children.
Impact All the children spent a week vacation at the Yale Outdoor Education Center. The girls went to Camp Incarnation with the Girls Friendly Society. A new pool was installed and new jacuzzi will arrive April 2014. Goal for 2014-2015 are replacement exterior door to backyard; repair or replacement of swing set; replacement of four bedroom ceiling fans.
Needs $3,000 for framing and replacement of exterior door to backyard; $100-1,000 to repair or replacement of swing set; $500 for ceiling fans. Volunteers for interior painting and yard clean-up. Volunteers to repair stockade fence in backyard.
CEO Statement President since 1988 without taking salary. Have used own saving and salary from outside employment to support the organization. Also do all grant writing, housework, yard work, cooking, minor repairs etc. We have purposely kept the organization small so that is remains family like.
Board Chair Statement We have been successful in providing home to 20 children over 25 years, and have accommodated the medical and psychiatric needs of all. The biggest challenges have been affording homeowners insurance and having enough money for general operating expenses. Insurance issue currently handled by Flannagan Associates. Operating expenses continue to be subsidized by my work as a school nurse. I do this work because I believe that children and sibling groups are entitled to a permanent home not just foster care.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / Adoption
Secondary Organization Category Health Care /
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services /
Areas Served
State wide
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
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Other
Programs
Description Adoption and legal guardianship of children with disabilities, sibling groups with the focus on minority children.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) / Elderly and/or Disabled / Families
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. Children raised here have attended college, served in the military, attended job trainings, complied with treatment plans for their medical and psychiatric health in spite of many challenges.
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. Children raised in a family atmosphere rather than an institutional atmosphere will be better prepared for adult life. Research has shown this to be true.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Board of directors evaluates outcomes yearly.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success. Daughter with severe mental health issues has been able to live independently, attend college and work part time.
CEO/Executive Director
Marjorie Mary Eichler
Term Start Feb 1988
Email vanessaeichler@att.net
Experience The president founded the organization in 1988 and met all federal, state and local requirements to be 501c3, tax exempt and a charitable organization. The president has maintained the organization in good standing with the government. The president has written all grants, filed all tax returns, maintained all records as required.
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 15
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 0%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation No
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
United Way of Greater New Haven2014
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
community service day/ building healthy communitiesAnthem Blue Cross2008
Oprah's big giveOprah's Big Give2008
Toni awardR Kids2007
Rosa DelauroHouse of Represenatives2002
public service honor rollYale University2001
Board Chair
Marjorie Mary Eichler
Company Affiliation City of New Haven school nurse
Term Feb 1988 to Apr 2020
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Andrew Fiddler ReverendRetired
Polly Fiddler Retired
Janet Rose Hutchins Retired
Sherman Malone Social worker New Haven Family Alliance
Linda Sheehan ACES, teacher
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 5
Additional Board/s Members and Affiliations
NameAffiliation
Vanessa Mary Eichler Gateway student
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2015
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2015
Projected Revenue $109,000.00
Projected Expenses $100,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
Documents
Form 990s
Form 9902013
Form 9902012
Form 9902011
IRS Letter of Exemption
IRS letter
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$89,621$117,419$141,252
Administration Expense------
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.021.111.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$278,899$277,435$264,453
Current Assets$45,756$44,292$31,272
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$278,899$277,435$264,453
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountState of CT $72,000State of CT $72,000State of CT $72,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountTrinity $750Trinity $750 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Helping Hands $150 --
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments President of the board has taken a full time job outside of There's No Place Like Home inc in order to raise the needed money to keep the organization afloat.
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 150 Huntington St
New Haven, CT 065112017
Primary Phone 203 6248102
Contact Email vanessaeichler@att.net
CEO/Executive Director Marjorie Mary Eichler
Board Chair Marjorie Mary Eichler
Board Chair Company Affiliation City of New Haven school nurse

 

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