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Perspectives, Inc.

Breaking the cycle for at-risk families and children for total family recovery.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 11/11/2013
3381 Gorham Avenue
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Phone: (952)926-2600
Fax: (952)926-9395
Other Names Used Perspectives Family Center
EIN 41-1288300
Principal Staff Jeannie Seeley-Smith, President/CEO
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 37.5
Number of Volunteers 600+
Number of Clients Served 1027
Donated Goods Accepts donated goods
General Information
Board Chair James Kremer
Number of Board Members 22
Board meetings with quorum 10
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 11.64
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Supportive Housing Program: • Women housed: 75 • Children housed: 141 • Residents employed, in school or job training: 72% • Of the 42% percent of mothers who entered the program without custody of their children, percentage who were reunited: 98% • Average school attendance: 90% • Celebrated 12 months or more of sobriety: 60% • Families who moved into permanent housing: 70% • Hours of Clinical Services: 3667.5 • Clients reporting an increased quality of life: 77% Kids Connection: • Students enrolled (unduplicated) 112 (Summer Enrollment K-5th: 62) (School Year Enrollment: 89) • Retention from Summer program to school year program: 81% • Met district attendance goal of 90%: 86% • Average school attendance rate: 93% • Raised reading levels by ½ grade level: 51% • Raised math levels by ½ grade level: 61% • Maintained or improved their academic performance: 85% (Average of reading and math) • Students improved their social/behavioral skills: 71% • Hours of parent involvement in program (Jan-Dec 2012): 394.75 • Parents annual satisfaction rating: 100% • Students report improvement in: Reading and Math: 94%Problem Solving: 85% Parenting Time (Supervised visitation for court order non-custodial parents) • Children served: 153 • Adults Served: 203 • Hours of supervision: 2282.5 • Hours of Parent Exchanges: 311 Employment • Total MFIP clients served within Hennepin County: 193 • Total employment placements: 30% • Percentage of supportive housing residents served: 40%
Current Goals
• Return homeless/recovering women and children to the economic and social mainstream. • Unlock potential for homeless and at-risk children by providing comprehensive academic, nutritional, and social opportunities. • Remove barriers to chemical and mental health services for homeless and at-risk families and children. • Increase opportunities for employment through counseling, advocacy, and removing barriers for enhanced education and training. • Reunite families and children by providing supervision and parent education.
Community or Constituency Served
Homeless and at-risk families and children
Geographic Area Served
Hennepin County
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $2,275,575 75.4%
Management: $415,065 13.8%
Fundraising: $327,830 10.9%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2012 2011 2010
End of Year: $570,299 $567,578 $717,312
Beginning of Year $567,578 $717,312 $576,157
Difference $2,721 ($149,734) $141,155
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $570,299
Based on information provided on 2010 to 2012
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