Leeway
40 Albert St
New Haven CT 06511
Contact Information
Address 40 Albert St
New Haven, CT 06511-
Telephone (203) 8650068 x
Fax 203-8650399
E-mail admissions@leeway.net
Web and Social Media
Mission
Leeway, an integral part of the continuum of AIDS care, is committed to being a center of excellence in providing inpatient rehabilitative and palliative care so that those with AIDS can live as independently as possible.
This expert care is respectfully provided with compassion and without regard to race, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender or sexual orientation with a focus on the integration of body, mind, and spirit. We are committed to promoting quality of life and dignity to all those with HIV/AIDS.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1990
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 Heather Aaron
Board Chair William Dyson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Not applicable
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $6,470,000.00
Projected Expenses $6,470,000.00
Statements
Mission
Leeway, an integral part of the continuum of AIDS care, is committed to being a center of excellence in providing inpatient rehabilitative and palliative care so that those with AIDS can live as independently as possible.
This expert care is respectfully provided with compassion and without regard to race, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender or sexual orientation with a focus on the integration of body, mind, and spirit. We are committed to promoting quality of life and dignity to all those with HIV/AIDS.
Background Timeline:
  • 1995: Leeway opened its doors to provide care, comfort, and compassion to individuals with HIV/AIDS.
  • 1996: Leeway’s medical staff adds antiretroviral medication to care plans and adds a spiritual support program for residents and families.
  • 1997: Leeway actively recruits and utilizes volunteers in an effort to create more community involvement. Complementary medicine is added to the care regimen.
  • 1998: The Catherine Kennedy Foundation is created to help ensure the longevity of the organization.
  • 1999: Leeway hosts the National Conference on AIDS and Long Term Care.
  • 2000: Leeway adds 10 additional beds to its 30 bed facility.
  • 2001: Leeway begins to explore supportive housing needs and options for people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • 2002: Leeway increases advocacy activity at the State Capitol. The organization creates a Speaker Program to present prevention and awareness programs to schools and community organizations.
  • 2003: Leeway expands medical services to include behavioral health care.
  • 2004: A Therapeutic Recreation Department is added to the services offered at Leeway.
  • 2005: Leeway manages 5 supportive housing units.
  • 2006: The Leeway Alumni Organzation is founded.
  • 2007: Leeway purchases the Leeway-Welton property for supportive housing expansion.
  • 2008: The Medicaid AIDS waiver presents new opportunities for Leeway.
  • 2009: Leeway launches the Quality of Life initiative.
  • 2010: The Leeway-Putnam supportive housing sites opens.
Overall description:

Leeway, an integral part of the continuum of AIDS care, is committed to being a center of excellence in providing inpatient rehabilitative and palliative care and creating new treatment options so that those with AIDS can live as independently as possible. This expert care is respectfully provided with compassion and without regard to race, national origin, age,  religion, handicap, gender or sexual orientation with a focus on the integration of body, mind, and spirit. We are committed to promoting quality of life and dignity to all those with HIV/AIDS.

Our 40-bed skilled-nursing center provides intensive medical, nursing and behavioral health services in a nurturing and positive environment. We are the only skilled-nursing facility in Connecticut dedicated solely to caring for individuals with HIV/AIDS. Residents also receive appropriate treatment for addictions, mental health diagnoses, and a variety of chronic illnesses that accompany HIV/AIDS.
Impact 1. We provided housing case management services to 31 tenants in our supportive housing units.
2. We broke ground on Leeway Welton which will provide 10 new housing units upon completion to HIV/AIDS individuals.
3. We increased Leeway Alumni membership by 50% and we were able to provide them with 24 enriching activities throughout the past year.
4. Leeway has seen a 22% increase in education and employment endeavors for our residents.
5. The renovation of Leeway was completed (re-paved the parking lot, new windows were installed, a new HVAC system was placed, and Leeway received new paint work).
Needs

1. The capital funds for and the establishment of the RCH program to fill the gap in the continuum of care for HIV/AIDS individuals.
2. Funding for education and training.
3. A new electronic medical record system.
4. A nursing call system.
5. A new HVAC unit.

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Health Care / Nursing Facilities
Areas Served
East Haven
Hamden
Milford
New Haven
State wide
West Haven
Leeway primarily serves HIV/AIDS indivudals from greater New Haven area, but extends services state wide.
Programs
Description

Leeway is a 40 beds skilled nursing facility, it is the only sub-acute nursing home in the State devoted to AIDS care. Leeway is uniquely equipped to address the mental and physical challenges of people with HIV/AIDS. In the past 5 years, Leeway has developed clinical expertise to address the complex clinical and social issues of patients who are graduating from in-patient care to independent living. The services provided in Leeway include clinical services, dietary services, therapeutic recreation, and social services such as groups, substance abuse counseling.

Population Served People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS / Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers / Homeless
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.
Leeway seeks to provide a safe, medically sound, and nurturing environment for those with HIV/AIDS.

Residents will have individualized wellness plans.

Residents will have improved health statuses.
 
The issues of discharge, end of life, nutrition, drug tolerance, and spirituality will be addressed.
 
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 will have an increased quality of life and have the ability to return to independent living in the community.

Description
Leeway has 31 supportive housing units including Leeway-Putnam, Canterbury Gardens, and 5 scattered site units. Leeway is currently in the process of creating an additional 10 units.
 
Leeway supportive housing offers support, recreational, and case management services. Leeway’s alumni/tenant program encourages economic self-reliance, provides support services and access to existing community resources for food, clothing, health services, and other quality of life programs or services, and assists our clients in effectively managing their permanent housing. Support services at Leeway are designed to provide permanent, safe, affordable housing to persons with disabilities, including HIV/AIDS, who are struggling with homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Leeway has developed and implemented a wraparound case management model that includes resource-intensive service plans.
 
Population Served People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS / /
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.
1. Increase participation in vocational training and volunteerism
2. Residents' housing stability will be maintained
3. Increase participation rates in treatment services for substance use and mental health
4. Encourage participation in the Leeway Alumni Society for advocacy, education, community building and peer support networks
 
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.
1. Help tenants maintain health and encourage independent living
2. Encourage recovery, enhanced quality of life, and sense of self-determination
3. Build community connectedness and personal empowerment
 
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Pam B. met a new man who said all the right things and made her feel loved again, but as a crack cocaine user, he led her into addiction.

Today, Pam is recovered. It was not an easy road. She had been on the streets for two years and was at a point too sick to get up off a street corner. “I thought I was going to die and I knew I didn’t want to die on the streets,” Pam recounts. Fortunately, she was taken to a hospital and then to Leeway, Inc., the state’s only skilled nursing home for people with AIDS.

At Leeway she had a bed and a place to eat regular meals. She began to take her medications and to feel better. Once her health was stabilized, she could focus on her addiction and depression. She began attending residents’ groups and meetings. She had forgotten how to laugh, but had found it again at Leeway.

 Pam applied to Leeway’s supportive housing and was accepted. “I can come and go as I please. I am allowed to make choices. I love it here.”

Pam now advocates for people who suffer from HIV/AIDS and homelessness. For her advocacy work, Pam received the Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition’s (CARC) Clarence Daniels consumer advocacy award, and was elected to CARC’s Board of Directors. Pam is also an active participant in Narcotics Anonymous and worked to bring the 12-step meetings to Leeway, where she now facilitates meetings.

Leeway has enabled Pam to start anew and runite with her family. Looking ahead, she has set many goals. She would like to take a trip abroad, to study English at Yale, and to return to work. She would also like to write a motivational book with daily readings for people with HIV/AIDS.

“Leeway saved my life,” says Pam, “And now I want to give back.”

CEO/Executive Director
Heather Aaron
Term Start July 2010
Email haaron@leeway.net
Experience

Heather Aaron is Leeway’s Executive Director. Ms. Aaron brings over two-decades of professional experience in designing and implementing public health programs. Ms. Aaron received her Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Health Administration from the Yale School of Medicine in 1985 and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Hospital Administration from Quinnipiac University. She is a member of the American Heart Association, the American Hospital Association and has served as president of the Delta Foundation a non for profit community based organization serving youth. Her leadership, dedication, and excellence in all aspects of healthcare administration received recognition by the 2008 Cambridge Who’s Who. She has provided leadership in hospitals and nursing homes in the tri-state area as a CEO and CFO and is very committed to the future of Leeway and the mission to continue to be a leader in HIV/AIDS care delivery.

Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 47
Number of Part Time Staff 19
Number of Volunteers 30
Number of Contract Staff 12
Staff Retention Rate 92%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 22
Asian American/Pacific Islander 5
Caucasian 32
Hispanic/Latino 7
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 18
Female 48
Unspecified 0
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
Board Chair
William Dyson
Company Affiliation Not applicable
Term July 2011 to July 2014
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
William Aseltyne
John Booss
Pamela Brooks
Patricia Comer
Shenae Draughn
Robert Hamilton
James Macdonald Jr
Eric Minotti
Howard Reitman
Brian Robinson
Melinda Schoen
Jerry Spignesi
Kathryn Sylvester
Michael Virata
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 11
Female 4
Governance
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 20%
Board Co-Chair
Howard Reitman
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01 2011
Fiscal Year End Sept 30 2012
Projected Revenue $6,470,000.00
Projected Expenses $6,470,000.00
Credit Line Yes
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 Year201020092008
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$73,900$94,184--
Government Contributions$586,102$336,640$547,080
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$586,102$336,640$547,080
Individual Contributions----$144,026
----$5,341,151
$5,767,690$5,692,799$452
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,639$1,634--
Membership Dues------
Special Events----$35,083
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$52,075$40,707--
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201020092008
Program Expense$5,335,450$5,015,900$5,485,337
Administration Expense$1,153,752$1,125,171$522,700
Fundraising Expense$161,783$150,264$167,621
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.970.980.98
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%80%89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue25%35%3%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201020092008
Total Assets$4,751,960$4,678,889$4,908,613
Current Assets$1,260,240$1,147,125$963,622
Long-Term Liabilities$817,429$596,779$611,760
Current Liabilities$358,689$410,480$526,168
Total Net Assets$3,575,842$3,671,630$3,770,685
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201020092008
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountState of Connecticut-DMHAS $295,012State of Connecticut-DSS $184,139 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountState of Connecticut $184,138State of Connecticut-DMHAS $121,543 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --City of New Haven-DOH $13,892 --
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201020092008
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.512.791.83
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201020092008
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets17%13%12%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Goal $5,000,000.00
Dates Jan 2013 to Dec 2014
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Comments
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Address 40 Albert St
New Haven, CT 06511
Primary Phone 203 8650068
Contact Email admissions@leeway.net
CEO/Executive Director Heather Aaron
Board Chair William Dyson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Not applicable

 

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