Mission:

THE SUMMIT COUNSELING CENTER PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING, SCHOOL-BASED THERAPY, SUICIDE PREVENTION & MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS EDUCATION USING AN INT ... (More)


 summitcounseling.org
 |  2750 OLD ALABAMA RD STE 200 Johns Creek GA 30022-8553

The Summit Counseling Center Inc. is headquartered in Johns Creek, GA, has an EIN of 58-2424268, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible.  It is classified by the IRS as a Charitable Organization, with a ruling year of 1999.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Overall Score (BETA)

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.

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Finance & Accountability Score (BETA)

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score

This Beta V1 of Finance Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from latest filing year 2018.



Finance & Accountability Rating Highlights

Higher Effect on Score

Board Composition

14/15 Independent

We look for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of members identified as independent.

Lower Effect on Score

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

35.13%

Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

Total Revenue

$2,557,921

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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points (BETA)

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Overview

Overview

The Finance and Accountability Score provides a basic measure for organizational health. At this time, it comprises 100% of a charity's Overall Score.

Program Expense Ratio

87.90%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


For a passing score, Charity Navigator looks for a ratio of 70% or higher. Charities in the 50%-70% range receive zero points for their Program Expense Ratio score. Charities that fall below 50% will receive zero points for both of their financial metric scores, Program Expense Ratio AND Liabilities to Assets Ratio.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

14/15 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Review/Financial Audit

Audited

Higher effect on score


For organizations larger than $1million in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an audit.


This indicator is not part of the score for organizations less than $250k in total revenue and is removed from the scoring methodology.


For charities under $1 million but over $250K in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an Audit, Review or Compilation.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

35.13%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.


Source: IRS Form 990

Website Listed

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component


Source: IRS Form 990

Data Sources

IRS Forms 990 are provided courtesy of Foundation Center.

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Impact & Results Score (BETA)

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Impact & Results Rating Highlights

This organization's programs include:

Amount Spent
% of Program Expense
Program Description

$1,814,612

89%

OUTPATIENT COUNSELING SERVICES PROGRAM FOR ADULTS, CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS:THE SUMMIT'S COUNSELING SERVICES PROGRAM PROVIDES INDIVIDUAL, COUPLES, FAMILY AND GROUP COUNSELING SERVICES TO ADULTS, CHILD ... (More)

$165,037

8%

PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING PROGRAM:THE SUMMIT PROVIDES SCREENINGS AND ASSESSMENTS FOR ADULTS, CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS. THE SUMMIT DEVELOPED COST-EFFECTIVE, EARLY INTERVENTION S ... (More)

$26,700

1%

THE SUMMIT WAS THE PRIMARY FOUNDING AND SPONSORING ORGANIZATION OF THE NORTH FULTON MENTAL HEALTH COLLABORATIVE. THE MISSION OF THE NFMHC IS TO CONNECT AND CATALYZE STAKEHOLDERS TO CULTIVATE AN ACCESS ... (More)

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Overview

Overview


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Impact & Results scores are not available in Encompass Rating System Beta V1.

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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

The Summit serves over 2,500 individuals annually providing a wide range of specialty services for individuals, couples and families. Summit is committed to improving access to high-quality services, improving risk factors and outcomes, increasing capacity to integrated services and providing coordinated behavioral health services in school-based and community settings without compromising quality. The challenge is to ensure growth is strategically planned so that it doesn't put a burden on the infrastructure. Summit’s is committed to sustaining a quality workforce, stable finances and effective oversight. The Board of Directors is committed through the Strategic Plan to long-term sustainability of the organization in fulfilling its mission and vision. Primary goals include: 1. Expansion of Summit OnSite's School-Based Therapy programs. In June 2015, The Summit began the Summit On-Site School-Based Therapy Program through a community partnership with Fulton County Schools. The goal of the program was to remove the barriers to students getting help: Stigma, Transportation, and Funding. Summit is currently serving 21 Fulton County elementary, middle and high schools with plans to expand to 7 more schools in the Fall of 2019. 2. Increase Client Assistance Fund (CAF) to reach low income women, children, and families. Reaching out for help can be one of the most difficult actions a person can take; and without the ability to pay, oftentimes seem impossible. The Summit's Board of Directors and staff are dedicated to continuing to grow our capacity to offer more affordable and assessable behavioral health services to residents in our large, diverse service area. Increasing CAF is a key component. 3. The Summit’s Capacity Building Projects are designed to sustain a quality workforce, stable finances and effective oversight. Capacity Building projects will strengthen the organization's existing operations to position in amid this strong growth period. The Board of Directors is committed through the Strategic Plan to long-term sustainability of the organization in fulfilling its mission and vision. Capacity Building Projects include leadership development, team building, organizing and refining Office 365 SharePoint sites and access rules and training; financial reporting optimization to comply with processes and reporting and comply with new laws; optimize clinical reporting and database systems; and clinical training to bolster the clinical staff knowledge and skills.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

Since 1990, The Summit has brought hope, healing and restoration to more than 10,000 adults, teens, children and families. We address a full spectrum of issues from anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and loss, to substance abuse services, providing help for individuals, couples and families, including children, teens and emerging adults. The Summit is a recognized leader in community-based mental health services and community-wide education and events designed to increase accessibility and affordability and reduce the stigma associated with behavioral health care. The Summit received its 501(c)(3) status in February 1998. In FY 2017-2018, the Summit served 2,531 unduplicated clients. 1. In June 2015, the Summit On-Site School-Based Therapy Program created a community partnership with Fulton County Schools. The goal of the program is to remove the barriers to students getting help: Stigma, Transportation, and Funding. School-Based Therapists work within preschool, elementary, middle and high school facilities, helping students overcome behavioral, emotional and/or social problems that interfere with success at school and at home. The Summit has a sliding scale fee and is continuing to increase and expand services to ensure all children, teens and emerging adults have access to quality behavioral health care. The Summit currently serves 21 Fulton County elementary, middle and high schools and plans to add an additional 7 schools in the Fall of 2019. Summit has received funding from the Fulton County's Department of Community Development and and Fulton County Schools for start-up costs for 9 additional schools. 2. The Summit developed a financial model that addresses the financial needs and resources of higher income families, middle income families and lower income families. The Summit maintains a Client Assistance Fund to subsidize the fees of clients who cannot afford the full cost of services. Clients may apply for the subsidy providing proof of income and receive fees discounts as well as fee subsidies to reduce their co-payment to no charge or an amount they can afford. The Summit has three major event-based fundraisers every year supported by sponsorships and individual donors, as well as an annual year-end giving campaign. In addition, the Summit receives public and private grants, foundation funding, community partnerships, congregational partnerships and individual contributions to support the Client Assistance Fund. 3. The Summit has identified vendors and is currently identifying funding to initiate it's Capacity Building Projects.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

The Summit has a strong and committed workforce, Board of Directors, and foundation of community support. The Summit continues to strategically explore mission-related opportunities for its school-based therapy programs and receives numerous requests to provide services in local schools. The challenge is to ensure growth is carefully planned so that it doesn't put a burden on the infrastructure. The Summit is planning to address this challenge by implementing a staff recruitment and retention plan that identifies needs over the next 3 years. Additionally, The Summit developed and implemented best practices, including expectations, for school-based therapists. Strategically The Summit will continue to review the onsite school-based therapy program and bring recommendations to the Board regarding sustainability and expansion. The Summit has implemented marketing and public awareness strategies over the last 12 months including prioritizing community partnership and engagement opportunities, including, the North Fulton Collaborative plan. Additionally, the Summit is developing referral relationship strategies, i.e. attorneys, doctors, etc.; reviewing and refining its website marketing strategy and web-oriented marketing relationships; continuing to review and streamline the payroll process; strengthening front office support at satellite locations; and planning for infrastructure/operational independence and sustainability. The Summit will continue to address these and other opportunities over the next 12 months through its Strategic Plan.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

The Summit uses a data-driven quality improvement process to measure the effectiveness of programs. To this end, staff collect and maintain data on outcomes and processes which are used to review the implementation of The Summit's mission, improve the quality of programs and services, and facilitate organizational decision-making and strategic planning. The Summit strives for at least 85%. of clients reporting they are satisfied or highly satisfied on client outcome surveys. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement is evident from the many quality control monitoring and improvement procedures in use. The Summit holds weekly Outreach and Clinical meetings, and monthly Quality Improvement Committee (QIC) meetings including a Board member and staff from each program. The QIC tracks progress program goals and discusses challenges that individual programs may be facing and develops recommendations to address the overall service delivery model. Each year, the Board undertakes a comprehensive review of the Strategic Plan.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

Recent accomplishments in the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan related to effectiveness and outcome measurements include: 1) Strengthened the Board by increasing the number of board members by ensuring representation from each satellite location; 2) Increased breadth of clinical program offerings by expanding Play Therapy, DBT, and School-Based therapy programs and counseling sites; 3) Increased the number of clinical hours by 12%; 4) Obtained grant training and support to increase number of local, state, federal and foundation grants submitted annually; 5) Compensation models reviewed and implemented with further staff incentives and scaling; 6) Strengthened Operating Reserve and paid off all lines of credit; 7) Investigated accreditation through nationally recognized Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and contracted with CARF consultant.



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