ANNUAL REPORT 2016
READY FOR TOMORROW, TODAY
We are grateful for the lives entrusted to us and we are honored to be at the forefront of California’s Care Reform which we feel will better meet the needs of children and families. We are excited to begin reporting in this digital format and hope you find value in our work as a community benefit organization. It is part of our broader effort to offer more transparency to our values, provide easier access to our performance and demonstrate our personal commitment that has formed the foundation of Promesa’s exceptional record of client success and overall well-being.
Thank you for your support,
Lisa Weigant, Chief Executive Officer
VALUES IN ACTION
Caring staff members communicate Promesa’s values with even the smallest of their daily interactions.
Learn how Jesse Lee, one of our mentors, helps kids through their pitfalls and the possibilities of success that exist for them. His commitment is born of his own journey-his deeply personal support reflects all that Promesa stands for.
Michael Der Manouel Sr.
Lisa Weigant, M.A.
Chief Executive Officer
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
San Luis Obispo
Specialty Residential Living
Two additional targeted residential programs - for pregnant and parenting teens and for juvenile males with sexual offending behaviors – are continuing to provide tailored individual treatment and meet very specific community needs with their specialized therapeutic services.
Managing The STRTP Change
Because the smooth integration of California’s new Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program strategy into our programs is critical to the quality of care we provide, we began transitioning from a more traditional residential treatment model in 2015 and are currently managing the changeover by:
Intensive Treatment Foster Care Program
Youth and families struggling with behaviors requiring a higher level of care require
a quicker, more focused assessment with more intense support. Promesa responds with the timely evaluation, additional staffing, professional counseling and other clinical and community resources needed to stabilize the situation and regain the path to healthy personal development and stable family support.
Transitioning From Foster Care
Moving from Foster Care to independence is a dangerous and almost always fearful stage of personal development for children who have been in crisis. The Promesa
THP + FC team offers three housing models – single site, shared apartment and
host family environments – to meet almost all accommodation situations facing
18-21 year olds in transition Our THP team works helps participating youth avoid homelessness by quickly placing them in living environments, using the National Foster Care Transitional Tool Kit as a guide, and providing intensive therapeutic treatment that supports their move to independent living with a permanent connection to a responsible adult.
Because clear vision, commitment and vigilance are keys to effective change management, Promesa began making significant organizational adjustments in 2015 to prepare for new state standards. The implementation of these adjustments continues so the quality of client outcomes and accountability of Promesa programs, services and staff will not only comply with the new standards, but make the intended spirit of the CCR changes and the Department of Social Services’ hopes for the new standards – and for the children who depend on them.
Many of our clients consistently speak with great appreciation of our staff's ability and say the quality of group content they provide and its relevance to their lives are largely the reasons they stick with it. And, as they come to learn, sticking with it day-by-day is the most fundamental requirement of sobriety - and the key to a healthier life.
Our financial stability allows us to best support the unique needs of our clients, allows for adequate resources to assist
those we serve, and optimizes our ability
to keep our services innovative, creative
and customized. Our demonstrated sustainability as a provider, encourages
trust from our partners that we are well equipped to meet the needs of the clients entrusted to our care.
7120 N. Marks Ave Suite 110
Fresno, CA 9371
Foster Family Agency Office
2815 G Street, Merced