Remerge of OK County Inc
PO Box 2845
Oklahoma City OK 73101
Tax Exempt Status Exempt-Other
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
ReMerge of Oklahoma County
ReMerge
Mission Statement ReMerge is a comprehensive female diversion program designed to transform pregnant women and mothers facing incarceration into productive citizens.
Contact Information
Contact Name Terri Woodland
Contact email twoodland@remergeok.org
Address PO Box 2845
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
Phone (405) 2087201
Fax 405-7227104
County Oklahoma County
OK
Alternate Phone 405 6131533
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.remergeok.org/donate
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer ReMerge of Oklahoma County is looking for Young Professional volunteers, in-kind donations such as hygiene items, GED tutoring and resume writing, as well as any monetary support. Please call us at 405-208-7201 or donate at www.remergeok.org/donate.
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $1,360,222.00
Projected Expenses $1,360,222.00
History and Background
Year Founded 2011
IRS Ruling Year 2014
State Registration Expiration May 2017
Statements
Mission ReMerge is a comprehensive female diversion program designed to transform pregnant women and mothers facing incarceration into productive citizens.
Background
ReMerge is a female diversion program designed to reduce the female incarceration rate in the state of Oklahoma. Our state currently incarcerates females at twice the national average and incarcerates more women than anywhere else in the world, per capita.
 
Working with women with minor children or women who are pregnant, ReMerge endeavors to reduce the rate of intergenerational poverty and incarceration. ReMerge offers these women an opportunity to completely change the life trajectory for themselves and their families. Accepting the first participant in September, 2011, ReMerge has enrolled 162 participants and has graduated 80 women from the program. ReMerge has positively impacted the lives of 210 minor children by keeping their mothers out of prison. We are also proud of our 4% recidivism rate which sits lower than the state of Oklahoma's.
 
ReMerge was established in May 2011 through a collaboration of 25 local nonprofits who saw a need to address the high rate of female incarceration in Oklahoma. Until March 2014, ReMerge was incubated by United Way of Central Oklahoma until ready to become a separate non-profit. ReMerge became a stand-alone 501(c)3 organization in 2014.
Impact
Accomplishments: 
1. We have graduated 80 women from the program and have impacted the lives of 210 minor children. 
2. Our recidivism rate is 4%.
3. We have a custom built database to track  program goals and  outcomes to monitor individual and  program success.  
Goals:
1. Increase treatment and impact on our participants' children and their care givers.
2. Maintain recidivism rate lower than that of the state of Oklahoma.
3. Increase funding base.
Needs
Three of our biggest needs right now are affordable, safe housing for our women in - and out - of the program, felon-friendly employment opportunities, and funding to help with general operating costs. It costs approximately $17,000 per woman for one year of direct services. 
CEO/Executive Director Statement

Oklahoma incarcerates more women than any other state in the nation, negatively impacting the lives of children and families across our state.  In addition, the economic impact on our state is staggering. The cost to incarcerate an individual in the state of Oklahoma is approximately $19,000 per year. ReMerge offers comprehensive services for $17,000 per year while keeping mothers in the community with their children.

ReMerge is unique because we target a distinct population-mothers of minor children and women who are pregnant. Our goal is to impact the intergenerational cycles of incarceration and poverty while setting the entire family on a positive path to recovery and hope.

Participants are referred to the program by their attorney and approved by the District Attorney’s office. Assessments are completed by Oklahoma Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and participants are accepted into the program based on need and risk for reoffending. The program is individualized, with each participant working the 4 phases at their own pace. Barriers are removed so women can be successful in completing all program requirements.

Participants are required to reside in supervised, safe, sober housing for the first half of the program. During their time in ReMerge, the women are supervised by the Oklahoma Dept. of Corrections. Our probation and parole officer supervises the women, conducts random drug testing, and visits the participants in their homes. Program hours are from 9:30-3:00 each day. ReMerge works closely with the District Attorney's office and the Public Defender's office to have criminal charges dismissed or reduced after successful completion of the program. This positions the women for improved employment opportunities and housing options.
 
ReMerge began as a collaborative effort when the United Way of Central Oklahoma convened 25 nonprofits to collectively design a program to impact the rate of female incarceration in Oklahoma County. We rely on our many community partners, private and public funding, and community support to run the program. A complete listing of community partners can be found on our website. 
 
ReMerge accepted the first participant in September 2011. To date, 69 women have successfully graduated from the program. Upon graduation, women have the option of participating in our ReMerge Continuing Care program where they continue to participate in services, access emergency flex funds, and maintain positive relationships with staff and participants.   


ReMerge is an amazing program offering treatment, recovery, and hope for mothers and their children!
Board Chair Statement

We are truly making a difference. Attend a graduation of our ladies, listen to their stories, hear the cheers of their children and “sisters” in the program, and know that they are changed and are continuing to evolve into productive citizens, good mothers, and reliable employees you are proud to know. Never has a “village” worked together better toward a common goal of reducing the rate of incarceration of our women.

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma County
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Mental Health & Crisis Intervention/Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment
Tertiary Organizational Category Mental Health & Crisis Intervention/Mental Health Treatment
Programs
Description

ReMerge is a female diversion program intended to reduce the rate at which Oklahoma incarcerates women. The program is an intensive, 18 to 24 month program providing an opportunity for women with children to receive treatment in lieu of prison.  Services include treatment for mental health, trauma, and substance abuse; parenting and family therapy; domestic violence education and counseling; health care, education, and basic needs; medical and dental assistance; job training and placement; and coordinated services for children and families. ReMerge is an intensive treatment program providing an array of services to remove the barriers women face when raising children alone:  safe and sober housing, transportation, education and employment support, and assistance with all court related requirements and fees.  ReMerge works closely with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and all participants are monitored by a probation and parole officer who provides supervision, monitoring, home visits, and drug testing.  ReMerge participants are on site daily and work closely with staff, community partners, the District Attorney's office, the Public Defender's office, and others to reach their goals of self sufficiency.  Upon successful complete of all program requirements, pending criminal charges are dismissed. This positions the women for improved job possibilities and housing options.

Strategy
Population Served Females Families Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Need Input from Terri
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The biggest challenges facing our organization are:  sustainable funding sources; safe, affordable, sober housing for mothers and children; employment opportunities offering a living wage for participants and graduates; and, continuing to share the message that "treatment works, recovery is possible."  Opportunities are many!  ReMerge has the distinct privilege to work with amazing, talented, strong, resilient women who share their inspirational stories of hope and recovery. ReMerge also has the distinct opportunity to demonstrate an alternative to incarceration that not only works to reunite families, but is fiscally responsible and saves the state millions of dollars.  Our model can be replicated in other areas  of the state and nation. 

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Terri Woodland
Start Date Sept 2011
Email twoodland@remegerok.org
Experience

ReMerge began as a collaborative effort when the United Way of Central Oklahoma convened a group of 25 nonprofits to collectively design a program to impact the rate of female incarceration in Oklahoma County.  At the time, I was on staff at Sunbeam Family Services and worked on the initiative for ReMerge. Once it was decided that ReMerge would be a standalone 501(c)(3), I came on as Executive Director and have been with the program since it's conception in 2011.

ReMerge remains collaborative and relies on our many community partners, private and public funding, and community support to run the program. A complete listing of community partners can be found on our website at www.remergeok.org.
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 12
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 4
Number of Volunteers 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 3
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 13
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Sept 2014
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Collaborations

ReMerge began as a result of collaborative efforts between 25 nonprofits who came together to address the rate at which we incarcerate women in Oklahoma County. We remain collaborative today and feel our ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with a number of community agencies has played a critical role in our success to date. Participants are not only educated about services available to them in the community, but also how to access them.

501tech

Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma County

Bryan Cardinale-Powell Photography

Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board

City Care

Dr. Sara Cole

Dress for Success

Family Builders

Focus on Home

HopeHouse OKC

Infant Crisis Services, Inc.

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma

Mental Health Association Oklahoma

The Messages Project

Metropolitan Library System

Mobile Smiles

Myriad Botanical Gardens

Neighborhood Services Organization

NorthCare

Oklahoma Bar Association, Women in Law Committee

OIC of Oklahoma County

OKC Metro Alliance - Firstep for Women

Oklahoma City Educare

Oklahoma Dental Foundation

Oklahoma Department of Corrections

Oklahoma Department of Human Services

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Oklahoma Health Department

ONIE Project

Oxford Houses, Inc.

Positive Tomorrows School

Prairie Thunder Baking Company

Rebuilding Together

The Recognition Company

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

Salvation Army

Schardein's

Smart Start of Central Oklahoma

Suited for Success

Sunbeam Family Services

TEEM

Variety Care

Vision Farms

Dr. Thomas Wolf, MD

Workforce Oklahoma

YMCA

YWCA

Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Community Service AwardInterfaith Alliance2015
ONE Award NomineeOklahoma Center for Nonprofits2016
Top 5 Nonprofits Making a DifferenceJournal Record2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Comments on Staff & Management
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

ReMerge is an amazing example of doing most everything right for a start-up nonprofit. Being independent only since 2014 (but incubated for 2 years prior to that through the United Way), ReMerge took advantage of this time to carefully evaluate best practices and consult with experts. ReMerge is fortunate to have a strong working board that is diversified in their skills and expertise. From the beginning, we carefully drafted bylaws, policies and procedures. We also put into place requirements and timelines for regular review of our bylaws, policies and procedures. On an annual basis, we ensure each board member has completed the Conflict of Interest form, Confidentiality Agreement and Board Member Commitment letter which carefully lays out expectations.

That said, we are new and run into issues that we realize even with the best of intentions and planning, we did not (and could not) foresee. Our Governance Committee is very active and works with all committees to ensure we are up to date and that our practices are aligned with our policies. We are willing learners – board and staff alike. We are open to change and are continually developing and employing outcome measurements to verify our decisions. ReMerge strives to be the best because only then can we truly serve our women and their children as well as our stakeholders.

Because ReMerge proceeded thoughtfully and deliberately in its set up, we can ensure incoming board members, as well as staff and volunteers, that our board governs and our staff manages. This gives me and other board members extra assurance when we accept our role to serve. More importantly, the “buy-in” of the community and our numerous collaborative partners help ensure the success of the programs at ReMerge. It is incredibly exciting to see so many different nonprofits, governmental agencies, city and county leaders, businesses, generous individuals, foundations and concerned citizens come together to support ReMerge, provide needed services and help ensure its success.

Other Documents
Board Chair
Name Sarah Roberts
Company Affiliation Inasmuch Foundation
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Email sarah.Roberts@inasmuchfoundation.org
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2017
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Sarika Agarwala Chesapeake EnergyVoting
Ginny Bass Carl Oklahoma Medical Research FoundationVoting
Bill Citty City of Oklahoma CityVoting
Mikeal Clayton BoeingVoting
Mr. Sanford C. Coats Crowe & DunlevyVoting
Sherry Dale MattisseVoting
Greg Dewey Tapstone EnergyVoting
Tricia Everest Community VolunteerVoting
Kay Floyd Oklahoma State SenateVoting
Beven Graybill Oklahoma Court of Civil AppealsVoting
Gracen Johnson Premiere SourceVoting
Jefferson Killgore Community VolunteerVoting
Aurora Lora Oklahoma City Public SchoolsVoting
Chad Moore BKDVoting
Sandra Park United Suburban Schools AssociationVoting
Sarah Roberts Inasmuch FoundationVoting
Teresa Rose Crook Community VolunteerVoting
Susan Sharp PhDUniversity of OklahomaVoting
Marnie Taylor Oklahoma Center for NonprofitsVoting
Jennifer Weast BancFirstVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 19
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 14
Not specified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Housing and Community Development
Program / Program Planning
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Our challenge, as a board, is to ensure growth is responsible and that our successes are long-term. Even though we started from a holistic perspective, certain aspects need more study and identification of issues still to be addressed. Thanks to the support and foresight of community partners and funders, we are working to expand our services to the children of the women in our program. Safe and sober housing for families is scarce in OKC and we are exploring short term and long term solutions. Continuing care is essential and needs to expand. How we do all these things, how we measure success, how we maintain excellent quality, and how we do all this in a fiscally responsible manner are heady issues for organizational leaders and the board.

ReMerge is engaged in working on solutions and exploring all opportunities to equip our ladies with the necessary tools to succeed. The board is heavily involved in using our spheres of influence to set up meetings with potential partners and ask the hard questions based on our individual experience, training and expertise. We have a strong relationship with Women in Recovery in Tulsa who has a 2 year head start on ReMerge. We’ve built a database to better measure our successes and identify our needs. We seek creative options for housing. We know there is NOT a one size fits all solution and welcome ideas. But we will always follow evidence based solutions.

We have conducted strategic planning and will continue to do so on a regular basis.
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017-Dec 31, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $1,360,222
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $1,360,222
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Revenue$1,693,672$1,303,297$492,462
Total Expenses$1,354,511$973,546$372,262
Revenue Less Expenses$339,161$329,751$120,200
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
Contributions------
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$1,081,802$675,279$452,430
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$163,000$5,000$40,000
--$404,551--
$57$346--
Investment Income, Net of Losses$398$70$32
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$448,415$218,051--
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,004,437$657,770$251,045
Administration Expense$245,138$315,130$121,217
Fundraising Expense$104,936$646--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.251.341.32
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%68%67%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue8%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$748,337$400,785$563,491
Current Assets$216,397$363,548$555,907
Long-Term Liabilities$79,425----
Current Liabilities--$71,034$12,896
Total Net Assets$668,912$329,751$550,595
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities--5.1243.11
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets11%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations & Corporations $1,081,802Foundation & Corporations $675,279Foundation & Corporations $452,430
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountRevenue In Kind $448,415Indirect Public Support $404,551Individuals $40,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $163,000Revenue In Kind $218,051Investment Income $32
Endowment? No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments ReMerge has a goal of building up to six months of reserve funding as well as beginning a capital campaign for a new building in the next five years.
Foundation Staff Comments
FY2015 and FY2014 prior year financial information is from audited financials and the prior years are from compilations provided by the organization. Financial compilations for 2012-2014 are provided as Other Documents.
 
NOTE:  The Actual fiscal years 2012 & 2013 are from 7/1 thru 6/30 under United Way of Central Oklahoma.  The dates in the GiveSmartOKC website were changed in order to show all three years comparatively.  
 
We have requested the compilation financials for FY2012 & FY2013 from January thru December from ReMerge in order to prevent overlapping of Income and Expenses during the following period: January 1, 2014 thru June 30, 2014, which appears in the audited financials from January 1, 2014 thru December 31, 2014.
 
Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year.  
Address PO Box 2845
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
Primary Phone 405 2087201
Contact Email twoodland@remergeok.org
Give with Credit Card http://www.remergeok.org/donate
CEO/Executive Director Terri Woodland
Board Chair Sarah Roberts
Board Chair Company Affiliation Inasmuch Foundation