Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford
Administrative Office
839-841 Asylum Ave
Hartford CT 06105-2801
Contact Information
Address Administrative Office
839-841 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT 06105-2801
Telephone (888) 405-1183 x
Fax 860-548-9343
E-mail jromanowicz@ccaoh.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
Motivated by Christ's social teachings and respect for the richness of diversity, Catholic Charities exists to promote the dignity, self sufficiency and human potential of those in need.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1920
Former Names
Catholic Charities/Catholic Family Services
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. Marek Kukulka
Board Chair John R. Flores
Board Chair Company Affiliation Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission Motivated by Christ's social teachings and respect for the richness of diversity, Catholic Charities exists to promote the dignity, self sufficiency and human potential of those in need.
Background

Catholic Charities is a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency providing programs focused on maximizing human potential for all ages regardless of race, ethnic background, religion, or economic circumstances. Established in 1920, the agency has more than 90 years of experience serving low-income individuals, children, and families from some of the neediest Connecticut communities.

Reflecting our commitment to delivering the highest quality of service, Catholic Charities is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) with our early childhood programs nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC). Catholic Charities is also recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

In Greater New Haven, Catholic Charities annually serves over 12,000 culturally diverse, predominately low-income clients of all ages regardless of religion across 3 sites in New Haven and our Lower Naugatuck Valley and Milford Family Service Centers. Programs include Centro San Jose, behavioral health and substance abuse treatment, domestic violence programs, parenting education, immigration services, early childhood education and adoption, employment & youth services.

Impact

Over 2,500 individuals received behavioral health services from Catholic Charities in Greater New Haven and the Lower Naugatuck Valley, enabling children and youth to develop into responsible, self-sufficient adults and adults to become healthy and self-sufficient.

More than 1,000 individuals and families received family support services including case management and basic needs assistance to stabilize families.

Over 75 young children received high quality early childhood education at our two regional licensed, National Associations for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC) accredited school readiness programs.

Over 100 economically disadvantaged minority youth received high quality out of school time programming through Centro San Jose, ensuring that these at risk youth can succeed in school and are prepared for college and work.

Over 220 individuals identified resources, removed basic barriers to employment (childcare, transportation, resume) and conducted a job search through Catholic Charities’ regional Empowering People for Success Employment Program.

Catholic Charities/Centro San Jose is Connecticut's only recipient of a FY 2015 Citizenship and Integration Grant from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and is proudly working with The Immigration Strategic Funders Collaborative for Connecticut to enhance the lives of immigrants.  

Catholic Charities’ top goals for the current year include stabilizing funding for the Centro San Jose Family Center which provides critical services to over 1,000 individuals in one of Greater New Haven’s neediest neighborhoods, increase staff development and expertise through high quality professional development opportunities and continue our progress towards implementing research-based curricula and programs across all services.

Needs

Catholic Charities’ top needs in the New Haven community are to continue to grow our unrestricted donor base, secure stable funding for the Centro San José Family Center which provides critical services to over 1,000 individuals in one of Greater New Haven’s neediest neighborhoods and, increase our responsiveness to families who continue to be impacted by the economic crisis through basic needs programs.

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / Children's and Youth Services
Secondary Organization Category Human Services / Neighborhood Centers
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations
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
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Other
Hartford, Litchfield & New Haven Counties in Connecticut
Programs
Description

Catholic Charities’ Ansonia Family Service Center has been proudly serving the Lower Naugatuck Valley for 30 years. In order to meet the needs of Valley residents we provide a comprehensive array of services including; Individual, Couples, Family and Group Counseling, a Child Psychiatric Clinic, Parenting Education and Family Violence Education programming, and Substance Abuse treatment.

Our Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic for children provides a comprehensive array of services to children and youth, 5-18 years old from the Naugatuck Valley including: comprehensive diagnostic assessments, individual, group and parent-child/family counseling, and psycho-educational services. We also provide comprehensive services for the child/youth’s family members. The therapeutic interventions provided by our agency foster a supportive and nurturing environment within the home, school and the community that will increase the ability of the children and youth to develop into responsible, self-sufficient adults.

Population Served 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.

Catholic Charities administers the CGAS and Ohio Scales on a regular basis; upon admission, every 90 days thereafter and again at discharge allowing us to track both long and short term success.

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.

For children completing services 75% will experience improved CGAS and Ohio scores at discharge.

The Children’s Global Assessment Scale (CGAS) (Shaffer et al. 1983) is one of the most widely used measures of the overall severity of disturbance in children. It is a global measure of social and psychiatric functioning for children ages 4 to 16 years of age.

The Ohio Youth Problem, Functioning and Satisfaction Scales (Ohio Scales) – Short Form (Ogles, Melendez, Davis, & Lunnen, 2000) are widely used across the nation within children’s behavioral health and juvenile justice services and utilize three parallel multiple rater perspectives -- the youth’s parent or primary caretaker, the youth, and the youth’s agency worker -- to assess mental health outcomes.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

The CGAS and Ohio Scales are the primary tools used to measure program success. The Ohio Scales have additional questions that allow us to monitor youth and parent satisfaction. Our behavioral healthcare professionals also utilize an electronic medical record system to enter progress notes.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Our program successes are measured in human terms; an eleven year old child mourning the tragic death of a grandparent by acting out is now able to resume his life with the knowledge that he does not need to ever forget this very important person in his life; a twelve year old child in a family experiencing divorce who refused to talk literally found his voice through family therapy and is now thriving in school and an unemployed young man with substance abuse and anger management issues has been able to address his substance abuse issues, look for a job without being angry, and perhaps most importantly report a more positive attitude about having a future

Description

Centro San Jose is a Family Center located in the heart of Fair Haven targeting families with children, birth to twenty one through a comprehensive array of programming including; full day, full year NAEYC accredited Early Childhood/School Readiness programming for 3-5 year olds (located at Centro San Jose and its satellite site on Grand Avenue), a full spectrum of immigration services provided by BIA accredited staff, comprehensive youth programming, basic needs programming (food pantry, diaper bank and case management), and family strengthening programming designed to strengthen and support the entire family through parent education and family literacy programming.

Population Served Families / Hispanic, Latino Heritage / Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
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.

Through the provision of high quality out of school time (afterschool and summer) programming, economically disadvantaged youth residing in one of our region’s most at-risk neighborhoods have increased their developmental assets.

Through full day, full year, licensed, National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC) accredited school readiness programming for 3-5 year olds, young English learners received the education and supports that serve as the groundwork for success in kindergarten and their entire academic career.

As Connecticut's only recipient of a FY 2015 USCIS Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, over the past year Catholic Charities provided over 300 individuals with significantly reduced cost citizenship education classes and over 200 individuals with significantly reduced cost naturalization application assistance.
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.

Through the provision of a full spectrum of immigration services Centro San Jose enhances the lives of immigrants in Greater New Haven. 

Through full day, full year, licensed, National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC) accredited school readiness programming for 3-5 year olds it is anticipated that children will receive the education and supports that serve as the groundwork for success in kindergarten and their entire academic career.

Through the provision of high quality out of school time (afterschool and summer) programming including homework assistance, tutoring, physical health/wellness programming, and opportunities for positive social interaction/belonging, challenge and responsibility, Fair Haven youth have improved their school success and are prepared for college and work.

By providing a caring environment for parents to build on their strengths, gain confidence in their abilities, learn better parenting skills, reduce barriers to employment and promote healthy growth and development in their children, our Family Strengthening programs help children and youth achieve healthy developmental milestones, allow parents to achieve their own personal, educational and employment goals, and families to build stronger communities. 

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

Catholic Charities’ early childhood education programs use the State Preschool Assessment Framework to assess children’s growth on a regular basis.

Our youth programming uses the Developmental Asset Profile (DAP) Survey by the Search Institute in order to measure the number of youth who increase their developmental assets. The DAP is one of the most used instruments in the world for measuring the internal strengths and external supports that influence adolescents’ success in school and in life. Multiple studies have demonstrated that the DAP measures those strengths and supports in valid and reliable ways.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Last year Catholic Charities’ Centro San Jose assisted over 300 individuals through our food pantry and over 200 families through our diaper bank. Over 75 economically disadvantaged young children received high quality early childhood education that provided them with the foundation they need for success in school.

Last year our results from the Developmental Asset Profile (DAP) revealed 92% of youth improved their sense of positive identity, 93% of youth improved their sense of values, 85% of youth increased their commitment to learning and 95% of youth improved their social competencies.

Description

Catholic Charities’ New Haven and Milford Family Service Centers offer a comprehensive array of programs including parenting education, behavioral health and substance abuse treatment for children, youth, families and adults, adoption, pregnancy counseling, and employment services.

Catholic Charities’ Family Service Centers serve all; regardless of race, ethnic background, religion, or economic circumstances. Many of our clients are living at or below the Federal Poverty Level. Without Catholic Charities they simply would not receive the critical services they need.

Population Served Families / Adults / Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
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.

Our Behavioral Health services increased the number of individuals who improved their ability to function and achieve self-sufficiency.

Last year, 95% of individuals served in our Empowering People for Success program (primarily single mothers) demonstrated improved problem solving skills.

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.

Approximately 78% of clients who attended more than 5 behavioral health sessions improved their M-GAF scores.

Over 100 adults who completed our Empowering People for Success program attained employment.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

Catholic Charities’ Behavioral Health Programs use the Modified Global Assessment of Functioning (M-GAF), a numeric scale used extensively in practice and research to rate an individual’s social, occupational, and psychological functioning. The M-GAF allows our experienced clinical staff to measure a reduction in behavioral disruptions in daily life as well as reduced symptoms of anxiety/depression.

The Primary Service Workers in the Empowering People for Success program work with each individual to complete a Situational Assessment Survey and Family Development Plan.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Approximately 78% of clients who attended more than 5 behavioral health sessions improved their M-GAF scores.

Last year, across all Empowering People for Success services, an average of 83% of referrals were opened in a timely manner. 100% of internal Empowering People for Success Client Satisfaction Survey were positives evidenced in the CT Council of Family Service Agencies (CCFSA) Quarterly Outcomes Report.

Program Comments
CEO Comments Catholic Charities has expanded its services and programs and we now administer more than twenty-nine programs from thirty-four locations. Today the Archdiocese of Hartford encompasses the Connecticut counties we serve: Hartford, Litchfield and New Haven. We continue to challenge ourselves by being an agency that looks for opportunities that can provide help and create hope.
CEO/Executive Director
Mr. Marek Kukulka
Term Start Feb 2015
Email MKukulka@ccaoh.org
Experience
Until his appointment at Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford, Mr. Kukulka served as Executive Director for Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich. He also has extensive experience as a Program Director and Manager through his position at St. Francis Care Behavioral Health in Norwich and Catholic Charities/Catholic Family Services of the Norwich Diocese. Mr. Kukluka is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with practical direct care experience.
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 304
Number of Part Time Staff 121
Number of Volunteers 109
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 84%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 140
Asian American/Pacific Islander 11
Caucasian 131
Hispanic/Latino 143
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 108
Female 317
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Director of Planning & Organizational Excellence
Title Director of Fund Development
Title Chief Financial Officer
Title Director of Human Resources
Title Chief of Operations
Board Chair
John R. Flores
Company Affiliation Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company
Term Oct 2015 to Oct 2018
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Elizabeth Ahlstrand Seiger Gfellar Laurie
Ronald Artale Retired Businessperson/Consultant
Denise Coley Psychologist, Community Child Guidance Clinic
Anne M. Danaher Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford
Deacon Dennis Ferguson Law Offices of Dennis R. Ferguson, LLC
Thomas Griesing People's United Bank
Sue Gueble Retired Businessperson
Marie Hopkins Central Connecticut State University
Arturo Iriarte Catholic Social Justice Ministry
William Jordan SWI Glass & Metal
Patricia Kelmar PDK Associates
Deacon Robert Pallotti Office of the Diaconate
Franklin E. Perry IIBrown Rudnick
Daniel Quigley Businessperson
Patricia Reynolds Businessperson
Agnes Romanowska Reid and Riege, P.C.
Thomas Satalino Thomas J. Satalino, CPA
Bernard Smyth Pavarini North East Construction Company
Conrad A. Thamm Retired Businessperson
Patricia Weis UBS Realty Investors
Olin West KPMG, LLP
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Governance
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 80%
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30 2018
Projected Revenue $24,204,545.00
Projected Expenses $24,200,080.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage (if selected) 5%
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
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$26,403,472$26,103,283$26,675,935
Total Expenses$25,815,900$25,378,008$26,138,062
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
$1,509,840$1,812,704$1,316,412
Government Contributions$15,350,493$15,148,280$15,937,184
Federal------
State----$9,966,633
Local------
Unspecified$15,350,493$15,148,280$5,970,551
Individual Contributions$841,245$853,806$958,036
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$5,427,490$7,791,377$7,932,520
Investment Income, Net of Losses$114,072$188,841$370,040
Membership Dues------
Special Events$139,022$106,633$101,676
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$3,072,078$201,642$60,067
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$20,808,002$20,815,710$21,668,651
Administration Expense$4,517,651$4,127,965$4,029,394
Fundraising Expense$490,247$434,333$440,017
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.021.031.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%82%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue3%2%2%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$24,843,012$24,421,477$23,900,549
Current Assets$11,122,172$11,665,717$11,180,822
Long-Term Liabilities$6,833,607$6,169,959$5,672,051
Current Liabilities$2,811,246$2,409,922$2,480,435
Total Net Assets$15,198,159$15,841,596$15,748,063
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Archdiocese of Hartford $2,600,000State Dept. of Dev. Services $3,674,733
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Private Grants & Contributions $1,100,000DCF $3,258,758
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --CT United Ways $850,000State Dept. of Ed. $3,033,142
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.964.844.51
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets28%25%24%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
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. 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 Administrative Office
839-841 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT 061052801
Primary Phone 888 405-1183
Contact Email jromanowicz@ccaoh.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Marek Kukulka
Board Chair John R. Flores
Board Chair Company Affiliation Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company

 

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