Centerstone of Florida Inc
391 6th Avenue West
Bradenton FL 34205
Mission

Centerstone of Florida (formerly Manatee Glens) specializes in mental health and addictions so that health and wellness are possible for every family.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Mary Ruiz
Board Chair Mr. Timothy Knowles
Board Chair Affiliation Porges, Hamlin, Knowles & Hawk, P.A.
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Manatee Glens
Manatee Glens Hospital
Manatee Glens Addiction Center
Manatee Glens Children's Crisis Center
Supported Organization
Former Names
Sarasota Manatee Guidance Clinic
Manatee Community Mental Health Center
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1955
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Apr 2017
State Registration Yes 0
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $31,024,596.00
Projected Expenses $30,526,548.00
Impact Statement

Recent Accomplishments: 

  1. Centerstone's Call Center takes 99,200 inquiries a year from local residents seeking information, referral and treatment for emotional or alcohol and drug concerns.
  2. Centerstone's Walk-In Center welcomes more than 7,100 patients a year who can meet with a counselor to discuss their concerns without any appointment or insurance required.
  3. Centerstone provides alcohol and drug prevention services to more than 5,000 children a year. 
  4. Centerstone provides child abuse and neglect services to more than 700 families a year, participating in over 100 adoptions annually.
  5. Centerstone is a teaching institution providing training  to physicians,  medical students, nurses, psychologists, and counselors.
  6. The new Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)/Centerstone of Florida Hospital Psychiatry Residency program, makes Centerstone of Florida the fist private, non-profit psychiatric hospital to have its own medical residency program. It is one of only seven such Osteopathic programs in the country. The first residents started summer of 2014 and will study and train for four years.

 Current Goals:

  1. Expand Access to Care. Only one out of three adults and one out of four children who need access to mental health treatment actually receive it.
  2. Place patients and loved ones at the center of care. Centerstone of Florida carries hope for our clients until they are well enough to carry it for themselves.
  3. Implement solutions of Community Concerns. It is our calling to support our community as we have with solutions to problems such as homelessness, rape, child abuse and neglect, diversion from the criminal justice system, and failure to succeed in school.
  4. Maintain $17 million in annual charity care. Our Board maintains this level of service to our community despite the economic turndown, funding reductions, increased uninsured, and the prescription pain pill epidemic.

 

Needs Statement
Recovery and healing are journeys that are personal and tailored to the needs of each person and family. Children teens, adults and seniors who face trauma, major life changs, addictions, psychiatric illness and emotional disorders come to Centerstone of
Florida to quietly, yet dramatically, improve their lives.  We offer hope!
 
We are deeply committed to reaching thousands more, giving them-along with health and wellness-the gift of dignity and hope. Paying for health and wellness, even under the best of circumstances, can be a major challenge.  But when a family loses their way due to addiction or behavioral health issues, the financial demands can become even more daunting, especially if the family does not have adequate means.
 
Centerstone helps families and individuals in their quest for a better future.  Since 1955 Centerstone has transformed hundred of thousands of lives. We are committed to you and your loved ones through your journey to wellness.
 
We offer a personalized treatment team including psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, counselors and care coordinators.  We provide compassionate support  when you need it most.
 
Our most pressing needs include:
1.Hospital & Addiction Center  Facility Improvements
2.Residential Scholarships
3.Rape and Trauma Treatment Kits and Supplies
4.Children Programs Outreach Support 
5.Crisis Support Service Delivery 
 
Background Statement
Founded in 1955 as a counseling center, Centerstone of Florida is today recognized as one of the foremost nonprofit mental health and addiction centers in the country, leading the field in the implementation of co-occurring mental health and addiction treatment and trauma-informed care in Florida.We also offer child welfare services focused on family safety and reunification or adoption. Our staff of 450 doctors, nurses, counselors, case managers and administrative staff serve over 16,000 people a year including approximately 5000 children and teens--that's one out of every 30 families in our region.  
 
Through partnerships with hospitals, physicians and law enforcement, we accept referrals for more than $17 million in charity care a year. We are able to offer this extraordinary level of service through grants and donations from federal, state and local government as well as foundation and community donations.  Our average cost per patient served is less than $2,200 a year. Seventy per cent of our inpatients rate Centerstone of Florida's care as "excellent"--far exceeding average national customer service levels (HCAPS). We achieve these cost efficiencies and high customer satisfaction through compassionate care, community partnerships, disciplined business practice, high productivity and innovation. 
 
Centerstone of Florida is accredited by the Joint Commission. We specialize in difficult-to-treat adult and childhood mental health and addiction disorders including: 
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Bipolar and Schizophrenia Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity
  • Alcohol and Drug Addiction
  • Prescription Pain Medication Abuse

Centerstone of Florida is a teaching hospital offering psychiatric care for both children and adults.  We provide training for more than 200 medical, doctoral and clinical students each year with a number of universities--including LECOM--across the country.    
 
Centerstone of Florida is recognized nationally for its innovative care.  Centerstone of Florida's Access Center is a 24/7 "emergency room"  for those with mental health and addictions emergencies. Centerstone of Florida's Walk-In Center provides evaluations and counseling--no appointment necessary and no charge for the first appointment.  The "hospital without walls" (our FACT Team) allows seriously ill patients to continue to live in their own homes.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
FL
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Mental Health & Crisis Intervention
Secondary Org Type Mental Health & Crisis Intervention
Tertiary Org Type Human Services
Keywords
mental health, addiction, children's services, family counseling, sexual assault, scholarships
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
As a  healthcare executive, I am acutely aware of the economic and regulatory pressures that weigh on Centerstone of Florida.   The management team is fiscally disciplined and accountable.  I truly believe there is no nonprofit in our area that can produce more results for the money.  As a board we receive a dashboard of key fiscal indicators, cash flow projections and clinical performance outcomes.  Centerstone of Florida is a nonprofit that operates as a business.  Staff productivity standards, fiscal benchmarks, effective use of technology and clinical excellence are in full play at Centerstone of Florida to assure a quality and cost-effective service.
 
Our Board includes an impressive group of community leaders including healthcare executives, school officials, political experts, business entrepreneurs and others with a passion for our mission.  We take our governance responsibilities seriously.  
 
With an aging capital infrastructure and rising demands for service, the Board knows that major capital investments are needed for renovation and expansion.
 
Changes in healthcare in the next few years will be profound although hard to predict.  As a Board, we are committed to moving this agency away from its traditional posture as a social service agency in the community toward a position of a fully integrated health care provider.   This is an historic change but a necessary one.  One indicator of our commitment to this change is a sizable investment in an electronic medical records system.  Another is our application to train physicians by offering a psychiatric residency.  
 
As a Board, we want to give this community our best.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

The mental health and addiction disorders treated at Centerstone of Florida are not rare. Almost every family has a loved one affected by a behavioral health disorder. Yet only one out of every three adults and one out of every four children who needs treatment seeks it. There are many reasons, including the stigma of these disorders. We are committed to changing that stigma. Centerstone of Florida must not only offer state-of-the-art treatment, we must also offer reassurance to families and their loved ones through education, personalized care, welcoming staff and inviting surroundings.


Centerstone of Florida serves one out of thirty families in our community. If we were to rely onstate funding alone, we would have to close more than half of our current services. We expand our reach into the community with support and resources from local governments, public agencies, businesses, service clubs and individual donors. We believe we earn the trust and confidence of these supporters each day by meeting the needs of our community. I am proud that our staff donates to Centerstone of Florida annually and many more volunteer at events.
We reach out to the homeless, many of whom find themselves on the streets because of untreated mental illness or addiction. We respond to rape victims in emergency rooms. We deliver alcohol and drug prevention services in the schools. We work with the Sheriff to provide mental health and addiction services in the jail and after release. We also work with judges to provide supervision of their cases. Our psychiatrists go to local hospitals and primary care practices to provide consults and evaluations.

It is not easy to accomplish our mission. Florida ranks 50th among the states in per capita mental health funding and 35 out of 50 states in per capita addictions funding. Until parity laws are fully implemented, public and private health insurance continue to offer lower coverage and lower rates for the specialty care of mental health and addictions. Meanwhile, the need for our services continues to grow at double digit rates.

Centerstone of Florida is not only committed to getting care to our patients but to improving the quality of life in our community. We apply our leadership to improve education, criminal justice, health care and social services through active collaboration and progressive change with our community partners. Centerstone of Florida aspires to be not only the leading mental health and additions center in our region, but also a force for good in our community.

 

Programs
Description
Centerstone of Florida Hospital and Addiction Center offers residential and crisis treatment for adults and children.  Centerstone of Florida is the only nonprofit hospital in Manatee County. We operate 75 beds including, adult alcohol and drug rehab, as well as crisis stabilization for children and adults.
 
The Centerstone of Florida Addiction Center is a private 27-bed facility for men and women, offering client-center treatment, including help for co-occurring disorders. Our Inpatient Detox  provides safe, medication assisted and medically monitored detox from drugs and alcohol.
 
The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine/Centerstone of Florida Hospital Residency Program is the first of its kind in the country. We  train psychiatrists in adult and child psychiatry.

The Centerstone of Florida Access Center is an emergency room for adults and children with psychiatric issues. We provide assessment, crisis intervention and referrals,  24/7.  We  never charge for Emergency Services.
Budget $13,669,316
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Short Term Success
For Addiction Services, 79% of clients successfully complete treatment.
 
For Mental Health Services, 85% of clients successfully complete treatment and are stable.  
Long Term Success
Serious mental health and addiction disorders are chronic and lifetime illnesses that can be managed. A long term success for Centerstone of Florida adult clients is sustained improvement in their daily functioning as measured upon admission compared to six months later.
Program Success Monitoring
Patient satisfaction surveys are offered to all patients and approximately 400 surveys are completed each quarter.
 
Patients participate in a case staffing with medical and clinical staff to mark progress and set new goals.  
Program Success Examples
More than 95% of inpatients report Centerstone of Florida helped them with the problem for which they sought treatment.  Here is the story of two of our patients:
 
David's mother couldn't believe her ears when her teenage son admitted to her that he just didn't want to live anymore.  She drove him to Centerstone of Florida's Children's Crisis Center with her heart in her throat.  David was relieved when the Centerstone staff discovered he was not only depressed but also using drugs.  His secret was out now.  David and his family could get the help they needed.
  

Mike drank throughout his youth and young adult years. He was in and out of treatment but was never serious about it. Mike was so desperate he decided to end it all. After he came out of the coma, he decided to get serious about getting alcohol out of his life. Centerstone gave me the tools to stay clean and sober. I haven’t had a drink since that day.

Description
Outpatient services begin when someone in need calls our Call Center. Each caller receives confidential phone assessments, appointment times, referrals or information to help them or a loved one. There’s no appointment necessary at the Centerstone's Walk-In Center which provides immediate crisis intervention, assessments and referrals, and short-term counseling for those who are experiencing personal or family crisis or trauma. This includes  mental health and/or substance abuse services. The Center is open 9 am to 7 pm, weekdays. The FACT Team serves as a "hospital without walls" to provide in-home  treatment to people with severe and persistent mental health issues. Team members are available 24/7. Outpatient services include counseling, therapy groups, substance abuse counseling, family education and medication and case management.
Budget $9,977,827
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success
By the end of successful outpatient treatment, patients continue in rehabilitative addiction and behavioral health services.
Long Term Success Centerstone of Florida provides services with the ultimate goal that mental health and addictions patients will maintain recovery through outpatient services and avoid a relapse that will trigger another inpatient admission.  
Program Success Monitoring
All patients receive a client satisfaction survey.  Each quarter, approximately 400 outpatients complete surveys.
 
Each outpatient client approves a treatment plan with measurable goals. 
Program Success Examples

Here are two patients that illustrate why those in our care patients have confidence in our services.

Having survived abuse, “Holly,” who also suffers from bipolar disorder was a client of our FACT Team, but is now able to hold a job, enjoy healthy relationships, teach Sunday School and volunteer. “I received counseling and took responsibility for my own actions. I learned to love myself. They let me feel like I have hope. I take accountability and ownership of my situation.” She has learned to cope with her illness, which involves medication management and strong time management. “I have faith now. Someday I want to be a mental health counselor to help others.”

Nancy's elderly mom was really looking forward to having all her grown children together for a family reunion on the shore. No one could figure out why mom was weeping at the slightest thing. Centerstone of Florida got mom's depression under control so that she could enjoy her life and family again.

Description
Centerstone is actively supporting children and families in our community through services that include a collaboration with the Safe Children’s Coalition. We offer a holistic plan for helping more than 300 children and their families each year reunify or find adoptive homes. 
Centerstone's Children’s Community Action Treatment (CAT) Team provides services to families with children ages 5-17 who have severe mental health and/or addiction issues. Services include assessment, parenting skills, education system advocacy and case management. CAT is expanding to serve families in Sarasota and DeSoto Counties.
 
Our Children's Crisis Center treats those who are not stable enough to be outside of our highly structured 24 hour facility. It is the last remaining 
Budget $778,015
Category Human Services, General/Other Children's Protective Services
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) At-Risk Populations Families
Short Term Success
Centerstone of Florida makes the children and adults in child welfare a priority for mental health and substance abuse services. The majority of the children that come into services have been traumatized. Centerstone is able to make referrals quickly for mental health services. There is also a Psychiatrist on site bi-weekly at the Safe Children Coalition to ensure our children with emergencies can be seen for medication management, psychological and psychiatric services. Centerstone addresses case plan development and case supervision to children who are in "out of home" care assuring connection to ongoing services and continuing interventions as appropriate until solutions are reached.
Long Term Success
The long term goal is to keep families together and increase positive family dynamics.  In the event this cannot occur, Centerstone looks for stability and permanency for the children.  Centerstone of Florida strives to increase child safety, well being and permanency to sustain a healthy lifestyle for our families. The goal is to find a "forever family" for the children in care.
Program Success Monitoring The success of the Child Welfare Program is measured by state methodology performance standards determined by the Florida Department of Children and Families.
Program Success Examples
With education and strong support, we were able to put almost 81% of children back in the care of their families and out of the system. 

Eleven-year-old Kendall  cried each morning before school and was so upset she couldn't eat breakfast. When she came to Centerstone of Florida's she learned she had an anxiety disorder that she could control through medication and the calming techniques taught by her counselor. Kendall now happily goes to school, plays sports and isn't afraid to appear on camera or stage or speak in public!


Adoption creates families. “Before we even got married, we had talked about adopting,” said Melissa, who along with her husband, Ron, adopted Shelby (15 years old)and Shannon (14 years old). “When we started, we had looked into all the different adoption options—even private placements,” said Ron. “But we thought that with such a big need in the foster system, we wanted to help there.”
Description

People are surprised to hear that one third of all our outpatient services are provided in the community and not in the clinic. We go to the schools with alcohol and drug prevention and diversion services. We go to the jails to assist the mentally ill and addicted to link to treatment after their release. And we reach out to the homeless, many of whom find themselves on the street because of untreated mental illness or addiction.

Centerstone's Rape Crisis serves all ages who have been victims of rape/sexual assault. At all hours we respond to calls at three hospitals and emergency rooms. From the time the call comes to the hotline to the  counseling sessions and perhaps criminal prosecution, staff and volunteers support the victims. They also assist in advocacy and securing victims’ compensation funds. Victim advocates provide education and support. A Licensed Mental Health Counselor provides individual and group therapy.

Budget $1,721,213
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Victims Homeless At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success

100% of our rape crisis clients will experience improvement in daily functioning.

For the  jail programs, we plan to continue working alongside our partners at the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and in the judicial system. We will strengthen ties with the Community Coalition on Homelessness.

Long Term Success

For the school drug and alcohol prevention program we want to increase the number of students reached by 5 percent each year.

To have an advocate immediately available to any victim who calls the rape crisis line.  We are now providing victim-centered therapy based on her personal treatment plan, not a pre-set plan. Our goal is to continue this service.

Increase the number of clients who report an assault by 10% each year, with the ultimate of decreasing the total number of sexual assaults in our community.

Program Success Monitoring

The Centerstone of Florida Rape Crisis Center is Certified by the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence.

The Policies and procedures and protocols are reviewed by Manatee Victims' Rights Council, Children's Advisory Council, Manatee County Sheriff's Office, Trauma-Informed Workgroup, and others.

Program Success Examples

Following in-depth training, Katherine Meisenbach became a victim advocate at the Rape Crisis Center, where she’s served as a volunteer for about 10 years. In this capacity,she is on-call to respond to anyone who calls the hot-line. She comforts those in need and helps them understand their rights as victims. “I do this because some loved ones were sexually assaulted. Now I have the attitude that I can’t do anything about the past, but I can help victims understand there is a way out of the pain and a better life ahead,” she stated.


“Mary's" rape happened 30 years ago. But she was finally ready to face it and work toward healing. She attended therapy groups to gain support and process her abuse history. After two years, she wanted to pursue legal action against the offender. With the support of her advocate, she made a controlled phone call to the offender in which he admitted to the abuse. She is now attending college and looking forward to her career.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization
Centerstone of Florida believes that the personal needs of our patients can be best met by offering comprehensive levels of care ranging from inpatient to outpatient for all ages.   No matter where a child or adult enters our system of care, they will receive a comprehensive assessment of both their mental health and addictions treatment needs.  We provide both walk in services and personal appointments.  Each patient will be offered the level of care alternatives that best fit their clinical presentation, their preferences and their family resources.  We strive to match our services to the patient and not the other way around. Centerstone of Florida can offer integrated care for those with both co-occurring mental health and addictions challenges.  We provide trauma informed and recovery based care.   
 
Twice a year, the Centerstone of Florida's Board of Directors reviews all our programs for numbers served, resources allocated and responsiveness to community needs.  Centerstone of Florida will reallocate resources and redesign programs annually through our budget process to maintain a match between what we offer and what our community needs.
 
Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Mary Ruiz
CEO Term Start Aug 1987
CEO/Executive Director Email mary.ruiz@centerstone.org
Experience

Mary Ruiz has served as CEO since 1996. She has senior management experience in hospital administration, corporate and health systems planning, business development, government relations and nonprofit agency administration. Prior to joining Centerstone of Florida in 1987, Ms. Ruiz worked for both Sarasota and Manatee Counties in health and human services.

Ms. Ruiz is a graduate of New College of Florida with a concentration in Urban Studies; and she earned her MBA from the University of South Florida. She is the founding president of theNew College Alumni/ae Association.

 

Ms. Ruiz is dedicated to getting accurate information out about effective treatment and the facts and statistics to dispel myths, all with the goal of decreasing the stigma associated with mental illness, addiction and co-occurring disorders while increasing the community’s access to care. She is also active in lobbying for funds.

 

Community Service:

· Manatee County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

· Manatee County Chamber Legislative and Healthcare Committees

· New College of Florida Board of Trustees

· Blake Hospital Board of Trustees

·  Manatee County Health Care Access Task Force
·  Florida Council for Community Mental Health Board Executive Committee (15 years, past chair)

· Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association Board Executive Committee (15 years)

· Central Florida Behavioral Health Network Board Executive Committee

·  League of Women Voters (17 years)

·  Kiwanis Club of Bradenton (16 years)

Honors:

· Fellow, Florida Council for Community Mental Health

· 2004 Administrator of the Year Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association

· 2005 Commencement Speaker USF Sarasota

·  Nominee USF Distinguished Alumni

· 2009 “Woman of Achievement” American Associationof University Women

· 2011 Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association Leadership of the Year Award

· 2012 Behavioral Healthcare Champion Award

 

 

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Mr. David Jacobson -
Mr. Robert H. Moore - Aug 1996
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Mr. Sean Gingras Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Ranjay Halder Medical Director
Ms. Melissa Larkin-Skinner MA, LMHCChief Clinical Officer
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 367
Part Time Staff 127
Staff Retention Rate % 77
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 1
Volunteers 7
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
Central Florida Behavioral Health Network-regional group of publicly funded behavioral health providers aiming to improve the system of care Public Safety Coordinating Council-provision of diversion services with law enforcement, judiciary and criminal justice agencies Safe Children Coalition-provision of child abuse and neglect services with Sarasota Y, Family Preservation, Youth and Family Alternatives and others  Health Care Alliance-founding member of nonprofit promoting high quality, cost effective health care for all Manatee County residents  Acute Care Committee-central receiving facility for all involuntary mental health and addictions cases with hospital emergency rooms, law enforcement and others  Manatee County Substance Abuse Coalition-eliminating under age drinking and pain pill abuse Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association--promote access to quality care for alcohol and drug disorders  Florida Council for Community Mental Health-promote best practice and expansion of services for children and adults  Florida Health Partners-a regional collaboration of providers and managed care promoting quality services for Medicaid mental health
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) - Behavioral Health Care Accreditation2012
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Administrator of the Year, Clinician of the Year, Leader of the YearFlorida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association2011
Administrator of the Year AwardFlorida Council For Community Mental Health2012
Behavioral Healthcare ChampionBehavioral Healthcare Magazine2012
Individual Achievement in AdvocacyNational Council for Behavioral Health2014
Risk Management Provisions
Automobile Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Directors and Officers Policy
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Professional Liability
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government Yes
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 4
Strategic Plan Adopted July 2015
Management Succession Plan Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Comments
Management Comments by Organization

We are striving to work more closely with our legislators in Tallahassee to raise awareness of behavioral health issues and addiction disorders.

Currently: Florida loses seven people each day to prescription pain pills, Centerstone is addressing the growing heroin epidemic in Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

Florida is 50th in per capita mental health funding.

Less than half of those who need state treatment are receiving care.

Our goal this year is to see funds increased for child welfare substance abuse treatment and to restore cuts in funding for behavioral health and substance abuse.

Management Comments by Foundation
Planning & Policies Comments by Organization
Planning & Policies Comments by Foundation
Multi-Media Comments by Organization
Centerstone of Florida is HOPE. Hope for you, hope for your family, hope for our community and hope for a better future. Centerstone is a caring place where you do not feel rejected, isolated or alone. Instead you are empowered, encouraged and strengthened. You will know where to turn and have a plan for your life. We provide an environment of hope where health and wellness is possible for all involved.
Steadman shares that Centerstone of Florida is “A New Beginning." Steadman has a mental illness and his life was very hard. He did not understand what he was going through. Eventually, he started getting help at Centerstone and things got a lot better. Steadman states: “Centerstone of Florida helped me get on medications to control my illness and then helped me find a place to live. My caseworker visits several times a week to make sure I’m not having any problems that could set off a crisis. If I have a crisis, Centerstone intervenes.” Steadman is now an artist and won a juried art show at the Village of Arts.
Chloe would tell you that Centerstone of Florida is “A Chance To Be Myself." Chloe lost her father when she was young and later developed health problems. Due to these issues, she was bullied at school and thought about taking her own life. Chloe came to Centerstone and gained coping skills and received therapeutic help. Now Chloe is speaking out against bullying and is a healthy and happy teenager who is a leader and mentor at her school.
Augustine would share that Centerstone is “Freedom." Augustine didn’t have a father figure so he looked up to his cousins. Unfortunately they were involved with gangs and drugs. With the help of Centerstone of Florida, he has graduated High School and is making plans for a better future.
The unimaginable inner strength each one has is beyond comprehension for most individuals. Joining with our professional staff, a new beginning, chance to be yourself and freedom are within your reach.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Timothy Knowles
Company Affiliation Porges, Hamlin, Knowles & Hawk, P.A.
Board Term July 2015 to June 2016
Board Chair Email tak@phkplaw.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms Linda Agresta Retired
Mr. James F. Alderman CPA, The Rehfeldt Group
Dr. Jennifer Bencie M.D.Florida Department of Health
Mr. Paul M Duck Vice President, Netsmart Technologies
Reverend James T. Golden Minister/Attorney, Ward Temple AME
Ms. Kathy Hargreaves Shareholder- Kerkering, Barberio, CPA
Mr. Tim Knowles Porges, Hamlin, Knowles & Hawk, P.A.
Dr. Patricia E. Lucas Retired Assistant Superintendent for District Support Services- Manatee County
Ms. Nina Marshall The National Council For Behavioral Health
Ms. Margaret Moore NAMI Member
Ms. Mary Ruiz Centerstone of Florida
Mr. Robert L. Smith Manatee County
Ms. Colleen Thayer APR, CPRCSouthwest Florida Water Management District
Mr. Edward Viltz Consultant
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 6
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 8
Board Meeting Attendance % 81
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Executive
Program / Program Planning
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization The Centerstone of Florida Board seeks to govern through policy and development of the mission and vision of the organization. As a governing board, our membership averages about fifteen as we strive to work as one team.  We limit our standing committees to only two and work through ad hoc committees for time-focused projects.  All Board agenda items are addressed in depth through one of the standing committees allowing for most items to be placed on the board consent agenda.  Board meetings therefore can focus on our fiduciary responsibilities and strategic discussions.
Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $31,024,596.00
Projected Expenses $30,526,548.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations
Endowment Value $165,039.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Policy %
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years?
IRS Form 990s
9902015
9902014
9902013
9902012
9902011
9902010
9902009
9902008
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe 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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$16,897,107$15,685,849$14,963,904
Federal$0$0$0
State$13,362,552$12,107,932$9,914,677
Local$3,534,555$3,577,917$5,049,227
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$517,578$467,286$431,104
$0$0$0
$13,016,976$12,269,249$11,408,962
Investment Income, Net of Losses$42,090$31,814$40,776
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$27,066$46,261$36,178
Revenue In-Kind$626,246$764,302$698,455
Other$128,584$12,777$49,570
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$27,907,270$26,146,371$25,338,590
Administration Expense$2,331,815$2,199,867$2,234,837
Fundraising Expense$53,061$120,161$160,660
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.011.000.97
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%92%91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%1%1%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$14,633,104$15,189,450$15,105,685
Current Assets$5,400,470$6,086,895$6,048,447
Long-Term Liabilities$1,832,884$1,741,106$1,145,781
Current Liabilities$2,925,922$3,914,560$4,474,886
Total Net Assets$9,874,298$9,533,784$9,485,118
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - State $13,362,552Government Grants - State $12,107,932Government Grants - Unspecified $14,963,904
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountPatient Service Revenue $12,722,512Patient Service Revenue $12,023,005Patient Service Revenue $11,212,499
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment grants - Local $3,534,555Government grants - Local $3,577,917Contributions, gifts, grants $431,104
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $150,001 - $175,000
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.851.551.35
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets13%11%8%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Financial Comments by Foundation
Financial figures based on IRS Form 990s. Federal tax return and audit document reconcile for 2012.  Audit document provided for 2010 reconciles with 2010 Form 990. Financial figures in 2010 audit document for 2009 (shown as comparison for previous year) reconcile with 2009 Form 990. 2009 and 2008 audit documents not provided.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support, as reported on Form 990.  Total income per the audited financial statements includes the valuation of in-kind contributions.  Financial information for 2015 was taken solely from the audited financial statements as the Federal tax return was not available at time of review.  The valuation of in-kind contributions is included in revenue in the audited financial statements.
Nonprofit Centerstone of Florida Inc
Address 391 6th Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone 941 782-4299

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC. IS A REGISTERED 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE (1-800-HELP-FLA) OR FROM THE WEBSITE: WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF EACH CONTRIBUTION IS RECEIVED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY. REGISTRATION #SC-02471.