Horizons
PO Box 323
South Windham CT 06266-0323
Contact Information
Address PO Box 323
South Windham, CT 06266-0323
Telephone (860) 4561032 x
Fax 860-4564721
E-mail cmcnaboe@horizonsct.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
To create and sustain person-centered opportunities for each person with special needs where they live, learn, work and play.
 

 GUIDING PRINCIPLES

We see the whole person and focus on competence and capacity.  We specialize in finding the unexpected in people.

We create options based on each person’s unique needs and preferences and promote their independence and success.

We learn together with the people we support and engage all of our partners: parents, staff and the people we serve to discover what works.

We find solutions.  We solve problems and overcome barriers.

We respond to the changing needs of individuals, families and the community.

We foster outcome-based teams, collaborate and celebrate accomplishments.

We maintain supportive environments and maintain and renew them to exceed licensing requirements and State regulations.

We maximize resources, embrace the challenges of creative fundraising and exercise stewardship for a positive future.

We serve people who are developmentally disabled and have other challenging social and emotional issues. Many of the individuals we serve have autism, others are multi-handicapped and have limited mobility; others also have hearing or vision losses. Most of the people we serve take medications daily and many others receive daily medical support for seizure disorders, diabetes, or behavioral impairments. People with developmentally disabilities typically make up 1-2% of the general population across all geographic areas.

At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1979
Former Names
Camp Horizons
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 Ms. Chris McNaboe
Board Chair Mr. Adam D. Milne
Board Chair Company Affiliation Pfizer, Inc.
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission
To create and sustain person-centered opportunities for each person with special needs where they live, learn, work and play.
 

 GUIDING PRINCIPLES

We see the whole person and focus on competence and capacity.  We specialize in finding the unexpected in people.

We create options based on each person’s unique needs and preferences and promote their independence and success.

We learn together with the people we support and engage all of our partners: parents, staff and the people we serve to discover what works.

We find solutions.  We solve problems and overcome barriers.

We respond to the changing needs of individuals, families and the community.

We foster outcome-based teams, collaborate and celebrate accomplishments.

We maintain supportive environments and maintain and renew them to exceed licensing requirements and State regulations.

We maximize resources, embrace the challenges of creative fundraising and exercise stewardship for a positive future.

We serve people who are developmentally disabled and have other challenging social and emotional issues. Many of the individuals we serve have autism, others are multi-handicapped and have limited mobility; others also have hearing or vision losses. Most of the people we serve take medications daily and many others receive daily medical support for seizure disorders, diabetes, or behavioral impairments. People with developmentally disabilities typically make up 1-2% of the general population across all geographic areas.

Background

Horizons was founded in 1979 emerging out of a major social movement focused on human rights for people with developmental disabilities. During an era when many people with disabilities lived in large dehumanizing institutions or were kept apart from the mainstream of life in school and communities, sisters Chris and Kathleen McNaboe, who were both special education teachers at the time, believed passionately in the capacity of their students and knew they just wanted the same things out of life most others take for granted. At that time, others in the Human Service profession were skeptical and questioned their vision. But they pushed on and cultivated partnerships, learned from experts, took risks and inspired others. So with the help of many talented people who shared their passion, Chris and Kathleen created a non-profit organization and opened a summer program for 45 children and adults with developmental disabilities at a rented facility.

Chris and Kathleen then went on to dream bigger, envisioning a permanent property as a hub for year-round, community-based opportunities. Parents, who believed in the mission of Horizons, formed a limited partnership to enable the purchase of the current Horizons property in 1985. This allowed Horizons to do much more. Horizons was then approached to create homes for people who wanted to move from Connecticut’s institutions or from their aging parents’ homes. And parents reported they desperately needed respite throughout the year so “Weekends in the Country” was created. Requests poured in and Horizons responded by developing Educational Support Services Supported Employment and Options, and a wide variety of Supported Living opportunities. Now years later, so much has changed, yet the heart and soul of Horizons remains the same. The focus on each person’s unique gifts, preferences and capacity is the essence of Horizons.

The Horizons Board of Directors gets to know the people we support in many ways. They volunteer on Intake Days to meet campers/families and host pre-board meeting dinners on a regular basis. 

Attitude is another important aspect of our person-centered philosophy which ensures that each person supported, their family and other stakeholders have an active voice. Barbara McGrath, the aunt of Margo M., captured the Horizons attitude nicely when she said, “What you do is not just providing services. It’s making a life for people. You all take Margo for who she is and enjoy her for who she is.”

Impact

Accomplishments This Past Year

1. Developed new Supported Living opportunities for 24 individuals.

2. Implemented new transition and support options for twenty-two individuals and completed the construction of the New Employment and Education Center.

3. Secured gifts and pledges to match the $650,000 Milne Family Challenge Grant to support the Horizons Commons Project.

Goals for the Current Year

1. Move physically from a Camp to a Campus. Create a positive, inviting face to the Babcock Hill Road properties. Complete the Horizons Commons Project to lend greater coherence and elegance to the public and camp zones.

2.  Enhance the appeal of our website. Expand the use of social media.

3.  Advance our Board of Directors. Recruit innovative members. Create Audit and HR/Compensation Committees.

4. Attract new donors. Engage in constituency development and education. Connect constituency development to fundraising efforts.

5. Take advantage of ways to increase revenue and tap into alternative sources of revenue. Engage in mission based growth.

6. Create more effective internal tracking systems and maximize use of the capacities in Time Force, Blackbaud and Camp Brain. Look ahead and devote resources to the development of customized systems. 

Needs

Need 1: Horizons’ most pressing need is to reach the Horizons Commons fundraising goal of $2,400,000 to begin construction of the Horizons Commons building in September 2013. To date we have a total of $1,792,481 in cash, pledges and grant awards.

Need 2: We continually work to recruit, hire and train staff who demonstrate a passion for and the skills to implement our mission.

Need 3: Our current contracts and agreements with the State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services are in continuous states of negotiation and refinement as the current State budget climate and allocation systems do not recognize the true costs of providing person-centered services and supports. Securing alternative sources of funding and support are an on-going need.

 

CEO Statement

Horizons embraces a unique person-centered approach with the people we support and with our staff. All of the details matter. We craft opportunities that address each person’s unique needs and learning potential. We serve people who have been kicked out of other programs or denied services due to their unique and challenging circumstances. Our positive design and engagement strategies provide individuals with life-transforming experiences. There is no one else in Connecticut that does what we do.

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers
Secondary Organization Category Education / Elementary & Secondary Schools
Tertiary Organization Category Employment / Employment Preparation & Procurement
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
National
International
Horizons serves 13 states and 1 foreign country:  California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and England.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Our entire organization embraces a ‘person-centered” philosophy that shapes all that we do from our direct support staff, to the cooks at summer camp and the people who work in our business office. The mission of Horizons guides us to see each person as competent and capable regardless of the extent of their disability. Since many of the people we serve have limited language skills or rely on alternative means of communication such a sign language, gestures and pictures, we use all methods possible to discover what is important to each person and learn how we can enhance and improve their quality of life.


 

At Horizons, we continually engage the person we support, their parents, family members and other stakeholders in planning, creating and evaluating our work together with a focus on positive outcomes. This fosters each person having anactive role in program decision making and shaping policy at Horizons.

 

We have a reputation for getting behind people who have encountered many challenges along the way or were considered problematic to other organizations. We facilitate life-changing opportunities by using our positive, person-centered approach. This approach is also well grounded in effective teaching and behavioral support strategies. In just the past year alone nine people moved into new homes and, buoyed by Horizons Supported Living, are experiencing more success, independence and joy than anyone previously thought was possible.

 

And these successes happen because as Jean E., parent of Tom E., once said “Everyone puts their heads together to troubleshoot through the rough spots.” And by getting to know each person’s passions, Horizons is instrumental in helping achieve dreams.

Programs
Description

Horizons  supports  nearly 1,700 people annually. Everyone is in the spotlight. Horizons Staff consider people not programs. Each person’s goals become our goals and we work together to make them happen. We are mindful of how important it is to ensure that everyone stays in the spotlight. This is what makes Horizons so different.

Horizons Supported Living enables individuals to live the life they want to live in apartments, group homes, etc., in area towns. Each person’s routine compliments their preferences and capacities and fosters relationships with friends, family and community.

Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities / People/Families with of People with Disabilities / People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
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.

Each person supported by Horizons in their home, apartment or condo participates in the creation of tailored living routines that complement their preferences and capacities and build relationships with friends, family and the community. 

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.

Via Horizons Supported Living, the people we support are afforded the opportunity to live the life they want to live.

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

The success of Horizons Supported Living is monitored by the person’s Individual Planning Team. The team is comprised of the person supported, family members, Case Managers from the Department of Developmental Services, Horizons Supported Living staff members and any other stakeholders. Each person and their team meet annually to develop personal goals and the related activities that will assist the person to meet their goals. Progress towards each person’s goals is assessed and reported quarterly. 

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

In the past 20 months, the Horizons Supported Living team has developed new living opportunities for eight individuals. Currently twenty-four individuals are supported where they live. Miguel was not doing well before coming to Horizons due to his very challenging behavior. Miguel now enjoys cooking on the outside grill at his home, taking long walks in the country and helping around the house with the support of a highly effective, person-centered team of staff members. Nicole had a history of problems in the community before coming to Horizons. She is now quite proud of the fact that she is able to be at the helm of the riding lawn mower to keep the lawn at her new home in Windham looking lovely and has a busy calendar of social events.

Description

Horizons  supports  nearly 1,700 people annually. Everyone is in the spotlight. Horizons Staff consider people not programs. Each person’s goals become our goals and we work together to make them happen. We are mindful of how important it is to ensure that everyone stays in the spotlight. This is what makes Horizons so different.

Horizons Educational Support Services affords students in local public schools with opportunities to maximize their transition plan and realize dreams for the future. School teams collaborate to generate positive protocols. Support Counselors engage students with challenging behaviors to experience success.

Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities / People/Families with of People with Disabilities / People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
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.

Area public schools contract with Horizons Educational Support Services to support students in Transition from High School to the life after high school. We support students to develop employment skills using the community as a classroom.  Students are engaged in internships based on personal interests and capacity or they move immediately into work with our support.

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.

Education opens doors. Horizons Educational Support Services help students maximize their transition plan and realize their dreams for future success.

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

The success of Horizons Educational Support Services is monitored by an Individual Education Planning Team. The team is comprised of the student, their family members, teachers and other staff from their school, the members from the Horizons Educational Support Services team and any other stakeholders. Each person and their team meet annually to develop educational and transition goals and the related activities that will assist the person to meet their goals. Progress towards each student’s goals is assessed and reported quarterly. 

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

Currently, Horizons Educational Support Services supports twenty-eight students. Students are afforded a seamless transition from high-school to life after high school because we contract with both the schools and the Department of Developmental Services and the Bureau of Rehabilitative Services. We partner with teachers and families to identify and use effective intervention strategies with students who have considerable difficulty in school due to challenging behaviors. These features are what makes Horizons Educational Support Services truly unique.

Description

Horizons  supports  nearly 1,700 people annually. Everyone is in the spotlight. Horizons Staff consider people not programs. Each person’s goals become our goals and we work together to make them happen. We are mindful of how important it is to ensure that everyone stays in the spotlight. This is what makes Horizons so different.

Horizons Supported Employment and Options assists people to find jobs that match their talents and interests. Job Coaches support workers to experience success and job satisfaction. Options connects students transitioning from high school to employment or to creative combinations of community-based routines designed to meet unique needs and preferences. Options also delivers tailor-made opportunities for adults growing older and adults with physical or multiple disabilities.


Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities / People/Families with of People with Disabilities / People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
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.

Horizons Supported Employment and Options connects students who are transitioning from high school to employment as well as delivering tailor-made opportunities for adults who are growing older and for adults who have multiple disabilities.

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.

Rewarding work fills more than just hours. Horizons Supported Employment and Options assists people to find jobs that match both their talents and interests.

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

The success of Horizons Supported Employment and Options is monitored by an Individual Planning Team. Each person’s team is comprised of the person supported, family members, Case Managers from the Department of Developmental Services, Horizons Staff Members and any other stakeholders. Each person and their team meet annually to develop personal goals and the related activities that will assist the person to meet their goals. Progress towards each person’s goals is assessed and reported quarterly. 

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

Currently, Horizons Supported Employment and Options supports 128 people. We support workers at jobs at UCONN, Home Depot, Prides Farm Nursery, The US Coast Guard Academy, Eastern Connecticut State University, Papa Ginos Pizza, Mystic Aquarium, Walmart, Stop and Shop. Little Lights Day Care, ArtSpace Windham, Manchester Memorial Hospital to name a few, which is a vivid testimony of program success. 

Description

Horizons  supports  nearly 1,700 people annually. Everyone is in the spotlight. Horizons Staff consider people not programs. Each person’s goals become our goals and we work together to make them happen. We are mindful of how important it is to ensure that everyone stays in the spotlight. This is what makes Horizons so different.

Horizons Summer Camp is offered eight weeks each summer. Campers and Counselors bunk together in comfortable cabins. Engaging, well-trained instructors inspire campers to learn in new and different ways during horseback riding, swimming, boating, arts and crafts, fitness, drama, pioneering, music, camp crafts, P.E., language arts, movement and dance.

Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities / People/Families with of People with Disabilities / People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
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.

Summer camp provides campers with many opportunities for success on a daily basis. In addition, parents and other family members truly appreciate and benefit from this very valuable respite, a brief interval of rest, from the responsibility of caring for their adult child with a developmental disability.  In turn their son or daughter enjoy their time away from home, filled with friends and new and interesting opportunities. 

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.

Since 1979, Horizons Summer Camp has been a breath of fresh air for campers and their families. Offered for eight weeks each summer, our camp enables campers to explore horseback riding, swimming, boating, arts and crafts, fitness, drama, pioneering, music, language arts and dance with the help of engaging, well-trained counselors and instructors.

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

There are many was that the success of summer camp is monitored. Camper and parent feedback is gleaned from a web-based survey conducted at the end of each summer camp session. Camper engagement is another powerful example of program success. The high rate of returning campers and staff as well as the amount and frequency of donations to our annual Campaign for Campers, are all positive indicators of program success.

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

Over 700 campers enjoyed summer camp 2012 and a similar number have registered for summer camp 2013. Here is what one parent had to say: “I am the parent of a twenty-five year old son with autism who attends Horizons in the summer for camp.  Every time our family has driven onto the Horizons property in the past eight years, we have been grateful for the presence and passion of the counselors and staff, as well as the quality programs provided for people with disabilities. 

To hear the cheers of the counselors and staff as my adult child arrives at camp is an incredible joy for my son and an affirmation for me as a parent.  These cheers say, ‘Come on in.  We welcome you!’  When else does my child with special needs have an entire community rooting for him in a society where people with disabilities are often treated with fear and suspicion?  Besides my son’s family and close friends, the times are few and far between. Every community needs an organization like Horizons.”

Description

Horizons  supports  nearly 1,700 people annually. Everyone is in the spotlight. Horizons Staff consider people not programs. Each person’s goals become our goals and we work together to make them happen. We are mindful of how important it is to ensure that everyone stays in the spotlight. This is what makes Horizons so different.

Horizons Weekends in the Country run from October to May. Campers enjoy action-packed weekends filled with fun and friendship. Each weekend centers around an exciting theme developed by a creative team in touch with people with disabilities and what is in vogue. 

Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities / People/Families with of People with Disabilities / People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
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.

Weekends in the Country provide campers with many opportunities for success during active engaging weekends. In addition, parents and other family members truly appreciate and benefit from this very valuable respite, a brief interval of rest, from the responsibility of caring for their adult child with a developmental disability. In turn, their son or daughter enjoys their time away from home, filled with friends and new and interesting opportunities. Horizons is the only place in Connecticut where this type of weekend respite is offered.

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.

Horizons Weekends in the Country are offered from September to May. Each weekend is action-packed and filled with fun and friendship. Special weekend themes are developed by a creative leadership team. Campers look forward to the weekend offerings each year and register for their favorites far in advance.

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

There are many ways that the success of a season of “Weekends in the Country” camp is monitored. Camper and parent feedback is gleaned from a web-based survey conducted at the end of each season. Camper engagement is another powerful example of program success. The high rate of returning campers and staff as well as the amount and frequency of donations to our annual Campaign for Campers, are all positive indicators of program success.

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

853 weekend respite opportunities were provided to families during the 2012-2013 “Weekends in the Country” season. Families benefited from much needed respite. Horizons  received considerable grant support to support this Weekend in the Country season from five different foundations: the American Savings Foundation, The Swindells Charitable Trust, the William and Alice Mortensen Foundation, the Dime Bank Foundation and the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut. This is a powerful example of success. 

CEO/Executive Director
Ms. Chris McNaboe
Term Start Nov 1979
Email cmcnaboe@horizonsct.org
Experience Chris McNaboe is the founder of Camp Horizons, Inc. Chris spent her early professional years as a Special Education teacher learning first hand from parents and students about their hopes for a more positive future. Chris' leadership and commitment are the driving forces behind Camp Horizons growth from a summer camp program serving 45 campers the first year to a multi-program agency serving over 1000 people each year. Chris believes that "one person can make a difference" and demonstrates that on a daily basis. By seeing her incredible vision, determination, and motivation staff learn how to improve themselves on a daily basis, often striving beyond their perceived 'limits' by her encouragement.
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 124
Number of Part Time Staff 186
Number of Volunteers 200
Number of Contract Staff 5
Staff Retention Rate 93%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 24
Asian American/Pacific Islander 3
Caucasian 290
Hispanic/Latino 32
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 139
Female 210
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Organizational Manager
Title Assistant Executive Director
Title Director of Human Resources
Title Director of Finance
Title Director of Educational & Professional Services
Title Director of Supported Employment & Options
Title Director of Quality Enhancement & Staff Development
Title Director of Supported Living
Title Camp Director & Facilities
Title Director of Health & Operations
Title Director of Technology & Development Facilities
Title Communications Director
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
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Connecticut Association of Nonprofits2013
Comments
CEO Comments

Horizons was born in the late 70’s, emerging out of a major social movement focused on human rights for people with developmental disabilities. We demonstrated ongoing leadership in the field of Human Services, blazing the trail since the early days of deinstitutionalization & the Mansfield Training School Consent Decree in 1980’s. Our colleagues at Connecticut Department of Developmental Services rely on Horizons to demonstrate how to develop & provide person-centered, cost-effective opportunities for people, even the most difficult to serve, in unique proactive positive ways. We create options based upon each person's unique needs & preferences & to promote independence & success. We solve problems & overcome barriers. We maximize resources, embrace challenges of creative fundraising & exercise stewardship focused on a positive future.

Our Board of Directors includes community leaders engaged with our staff, participants, parents & partners in a hands-on fashion. Board Chairperson, Adam Milne, was recognized in the 2013 “Connecticut Magazine” as one of Generation Next’s superstars.Horizons is in the midst of a massive renewal & repositioning project due to his leadership.  He has rallied agency staff at critical junctures throughout the year, met & talked to summer campers & their family on opening days during the summer, set up a personal Horizons e-mail account to field questions & comments from family members, staff  & community members, met with potential donors & grant agency representatives, & initiated annual Horizons Galas in partnership with the Mystic Aquarium. Adam speaks from his heart when he talks about each person with disabilities having their own unique & elegant light. Adam shares his time & talent in a multitude of ways, inspiring the staff of Horizons to leave behind old ideas about charity, & dream big knowing the elegance & worth of what they do every day.

All Board Members contribute to the sustainability of Horizons & factor into the vision of our future & our long-term strategic plan. They assist with cultivating donors & resources & influence others to do the same.  Board members Dr. Elsa Nunez, President of Eastern Connecticut State University & Dr. Stephen Coan, President & Chief Executive officer of Sea Research Foundation, Inc., which operates Mystic Aquarium, Institute for Exploration & Immersion Learning, inspire staff by sharing their time & talents & ensure personally that individuals with disabilities served by Horizons are afforded supported employment job opportunities within their organizations.

Board Chair
Mr. Adam D. Milne
Company Affiliation Pfizer, Inc.
Term Mar 2009 to Mar 2015
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Dr. Stephen M. Coan Sea Research Foundation, Inc.
Ms. Dede Delaney Redtwig Garden Design & Maintenance, LLC
Mr. Brian Eaton Gilbane Building Company
Mr. Mark Goldberg Gateway Financial Group
Mr. John R. Mallin McCarter & English, LLP
Ms. Chris McNaboe Horizons
Ms. Kathleen McNaboe Horizons
Dr. Elsa M. Núñez Eastern Connecticut State University
Mr. L. Sanford Rice
Ms. Cheyenne Shaffer Mission Control, Inc.
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 3
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Automobile Insurance and Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Computer Equipment and Software
Directors and Officers Policy
Disability Insurance
Employee Benefits Liability
Fiduciary Liability
General Property Coverage
General Property Coverage and Professional Liability
Improper Sexual Conduct/Sexual Abuse
Inland Marine and Mobile Equipment
Internet Liability Insurance
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Professional Liability
Risk Management Provisions
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Standing Committees
Building
Capital Campaign
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
CEO Comments

We carry out our mission in unique proactive positive ways.  We create options to meet each person’s unique needs and preferences and promote their independence and success.

 

We learn together with the people we support and engage all of our partners: parents, staff and the people we serve, to discover what works. We find solutions. We solve problems and overcome barriers.  We maximize resources, embrace the challenges of creative fundraising and exercise stewardship focused on a positive future.

 

We are sought out due to our reputation for team building and positive programming. We serve individuals who have been "kicked out" or denied services elsewhere because of their challenging behavioral concerns or unusual medical conditions. Yet we specialize in finding the unexpected in people. 

 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01 2012
Fiscal Year End Sept 30 2013
Projected Revenue $3,032,071.00
Projected Expenses $3,031,356.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
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 Year201220112010
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$569,511$263,001$319,008
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
------
$2,660,503$2,344,800$2,257,306
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,113$2,741$4,893
Membership Dues------
Special Events$81,254$38,184$24,016
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$19,312$6,560$15,100
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201220112010
Program Expense$1,949,983$2,137,522$1,923,836
Administration Expense$895,372$494,585$411,873
Fundraising Expense$80,310$69,122$34,834
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.140.981.11
Program Expense/Total Expenses67%79%81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue12%23%10%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201220112010
Total Assets$5,826,227$4,807,305$4,790,489
Current Assets$915,346$735,890$1,429,781
Long-Term Liabilities$1,623,999$1,005,953$937,691
Current Liabilities$196,408$201,737$207,073
Total Net Assets$4,005,820$3,599,615$3,645,725
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201220112010
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountSBM Charitable Foundation $38,300SBM Charitable Foundation $35,000SBM Charitable Foundation $45,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountBlackhaw Fund $37,000Hartford Foundation for Public Giving $17,810Hartford Foundation for Public Giving $17,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountHartford Foundation for Public Giving $19,310Probus Club of Greater Hartford $12,420Newman's Own Foundation $10,000
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.663.656.90
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets28%21%20%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Goal $2,400,000.00
Amount Raised To Date 1795614 as of June 2013
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Comments
CEO Comments

The difference of $715, should it be realized, and will be carried over to the next fiscal year.

Foundation Staff Comments

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Address PO Box 323
South Windham, CT 062660323
Primary Phone 860 4561032
Contact Email cmcnaboe@horizonsct.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Chris McNaboe
Board Chair Mr. Adam D. Milne
Board Chair Company Affiliation Pfizer, Inc.

 

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