Strategic Plan Goals
Goal: Provide client-centered, evidence-based treatment that specializes in eating disorders and co-existing mental health concerns.
The Center provides integrated, multi-disciplinary care through outpatient, intensive outpatient and day treatment (partial hospital) levels of care. Clinicians (social workers, counselors, psychologists), dietitians, and medical staff provide continuity of care in one convenient location. Accessibility of care is a priority and creative solutions are continually being considered.
Goal: Provide diverse educational programs within The Center's mission, locally through internationally.
The Center provides education for families, professionals and the community through conferences, trainings at organizations in the community, webinars and videos. Education about eating disorders and exposure about our services is expanded through social media, advertising and direct contact with individuals and professionals.
Goal: Provide eating disorder research to validate and guide treatment and education.
Outcome data is gathered from intensive outpatient programs and day treatment (partial hospital) program. This information is used to inform treatment and education. The Center collaborates with research projects being conducted at other sites, as they fit within our mission.
Goal: Provide an updated infrastructure, good communications and a Board of Directors whose members are skilled and competent for Center oversight.
Board members are recruited by how their specific skills match needs of The Center, thus providing a diversity of members and expertise. The board provides oversight and guidance to assure sustainability of The Center.
Goal: Provide oversight and leadership in development projects for The Center that support The Center's goals.
The CEO has led development efforts at The Center, focusing on establishing relationships in the community and fostering connections with donors. The Center also actively seeks grants and other funding opportunities as they are available and fit the mission.
Goal: Align financial priorities with The Center's goal for continued sustainability.
The Center operates under a balanced budget, with funding from fees for service, grants and private donations. Financial solvency is paramount and financial benefits and risks are analyzed for all programs and/or projects considered.
Goal: Provide well-qualified staff with a balanced workload, a therapeutic and professional milieu and an incentive to advance.
The Center strives to recruit and retain quality staff, providing eating disorder specific training as well as professional training benefits and continuing education opportunities. Because a caring, compassionate environment is crucial for the caretakers, as well as the clients, The Center works to continuously improve the work environment, actively listening and responding to needs the staff identifies.
- FACILITY MANAGEMENT:
Goal: Provide a well-maintained facility that meets local and state compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, while offering a setting for healing and safety.
The Center owns its 3-story building and works to assure that the space is fully maximized to most effectively support the mission.
- BUSINESS MODEL:
Goal: Develop a business model that reflects The Center's mission.
The Center is a free-standing, non-profit and actively collaborates with local and national organizations that share our mission.
- SUCCESSION PLANNING:
Goal: Provide for an orderly, professional strategy in anticipation of succession needs for all who work actively with or for The Center.
Task forces and sub-committees are established, as needed, to properly and effectively identify positions needed at The Center and to identify qualifications appropriate for each role. The hiring process is methodical and intentional, assuring optimal fit with individuals who share The Center's goals and values and who are invested in its future.