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 volunteers to assist our organization in a variety of ways.  Volunteers can assist with mentoring, GED tutoring, resume writing, administrative and clerical assistance, and, research and development; in-kind donations such as hygiene items and new bedding; and, financial planning and budgeting education.  Your financial contribution will also allow us to continue our mission of keeping mothers in the community with their families.   To find out more about volunteer opportunities or to join RISE, our Young Professional Group, please contact Rose at 405-208-7206.  Please call us at 405-208-7201 or donate at www.remergeok.org/donate.
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $1,398,188.00
Projected Expenses $1,398,188.00
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 per capita than anywhere else in the world.  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. FdMerge is a 4 phase, 18 to 24 month program, designed to meet the individual and family needs of each participant.  Services include trauma informed individual and group counseling for mental health and substance abuse; safe, sober housing for the first 2 phases of the program, at no cost to the participants; health and wellness education and services, including smoking cessation, nutrition education and meal planning and physical exercise opportunities; legal aid; education and employment placement and support; parenting and family support; and, an array of other services designed to increase chances of long term recovery and self sufficiency.
 
ReMerge accepted the first participant in September, 2011, and as of January, 2018, 91 mothers have completed all requirements of the program and have graduated, impacting the lives of 237 minor children.  Our outcomes prove that when barriers are removed and evidence based models of treatment are provided, mothers can become productive citizens of our community, breaking the cycle of incarceration and poverty.  Our recidivism rate is 5%; our completion rate is 67%; and, with 91 graduates, we  have saved the state of Oklahoma $13 million dollars by  keeping these mothers in the community.  
 
Our Continuing Care program was developed early on to provide on-going support for our graduates and their families.  Graduates are invited to a monthly, peer-led support group where they can share their successes and struggles, share a family meal, and connect with their peers.  Childcare is provided.  In addition, graduates are eligible for many of the same services they received while in the ReMerge program:  legal aid, education and employment support, emergency flex funds, and counseling and support.  Our graduates are encouraged to come back anytime to share with current participants and connect with their peers.   
Impact
Accomplishments: 
1. As of January, 2018, 91 women have graduated from the program and have impacted the lives of 237 minor children. 
2. Our recidivism rate is 5%.
3. We have saved Oklahoma taxpayers $13 million dollars by keeping these 91 mothers in the community with their children in lieu of prison.    
Goals:
1. Increase treatment and impact on our participants' children and their care givers.
2. Maintain outcomes.
3. Diversify funding.
4.  Develop a robust volunteer program. 
Needs
One of our biggest challenges is maintaining annual funding streams to support on-going day to day services. Our program costs less than the cost to incarcerate a mother for one year, saves the state money, and provides long term benefits to mothers and families by breaking the cycle of incarceration and poverty.  Our community is lacking in safe, sober, and affordable housing for mothers and children.  In addition, our mothers need employment opportunities which will allow them to earn a living wage.  ReMerge will continue to work with our community partners to identify housing and employment opportunities.
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.  Our goal is to break the cycle of incarceration and poverty. ReMerge identifies high risk, high need mothers and provides an alternative: treatment, recovery, and hope.  

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

ReMerge is providing an incredible opportunity for mothers to change the trajectory of their lives.  Mothers can learn to live a life free of crime and addiction and become productive citizens in our community.  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.  In addition, by keeping 91 mothers out of prison, ReMerge has saved the state $13 million dollars.  Our biggest challenge is funding for day to day operations.  Our primary sources of funding are grants, foundations, and individual donors.  We continue to seek out new funding streams to support our mission.  Our graduate stories are inspiring and proof that ReMerge works!  

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 13
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 4
Number of Volunteers 120
Staff Retention Rate 83
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 10
Hispanic/Latino 2
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 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Sept 2016
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.

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
Mental Health Association Oklahoma
The Messages Project
Mobile Smiles
Myriad Botanical Gardens
Neighborhood Services Organization
NorthCare
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
ONIE Project
Oxford Houses, Inc.
Positive Tomorrows School
Rebuilding Together
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
Salvation Army
Smart Start of Central Oklahoma
Suited for Success
Sunbeam Family Services
TEEM
Variety Care
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
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Insurance
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 Marnie Taylor
Company Affiliation Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2018
Email MTaylor@okcnp.org
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2018
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Stephanie Bailey KPMGVoting
Ginny Bass Carl Oklahoma Medical Research FoundationVoting
Bill Citty City of Oklahoma CityVoting
Mikeal Clayton BoeingVoting
Mr. Sanford C. Coats Crowe & DunlevyVoting
Sherry Dale Mettise Consulting GroupVoting
Greg Dewey Mach ResourcesVoting
Tricia Everest Community VolunteerVoting
Kay Floyd Oklahoma State SenateVoting
Dave Husted MD BuildingVoting
Gracen Johnson Premiere SourceVoting
Jefferson Killgore Senior Wellness CenterVoting
Lindsay Laird The Arnall FoundationVoting
Chad Moore BKDVoting
Sarah Roberts Inasmuch FoundationVoting
Teresa Rose Crook Communities Foundation of OklahomaVoting
Susan Sharp PhDUniversity of OklahomaVoting
Beven Stockdell Oklahoma Court of Civil AppealsVoting
Marnie Taylor Oklahoma Center for NonprofitsVoting
Jennifer Weast BancFirstVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 20
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 13
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
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Program / Program Planning
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Building
Capital Campaign
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, 2018-Dec 31, 2018
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $1,398,188
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $1,398,188
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 Year201620152014
Total Revenue$1,177,856$1,280,529$1,118,900
Total Expenses$1,170,155$906,096$824,421
Revenue Less Expenses$7,701$374,433$294,479
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 Year201620152014
Contributions$1,177,303$1,244,802$974,572
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
------
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
----$144,144
--$57$170
Investment Income, Net of Losses$553$398$14
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other--$35,272--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$841,620$594,839$711,583
Administration Expense$189,563$231,468$112,838
Fundraising Expense$138,999$79,789--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.011.411.36
Program Expense/Total Expenses72%66%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue----0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$739,092$748,337$365,513
Current Assets$507,062$216,397$363,548
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$62,479$79,425$71,034
Total Net Assets$676,613$668,912$294,479
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities8.122.725.12
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $1,177,303Contributions $1,244,802Contributions $974,572
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $553Other - Prior Period Adjustment $35,272Indirect Public Support $144,144
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Investment Income $398Earned Income $170
Endowment? No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose ReMerge has started a Capital Campaign to build a new campus, which will be located on General Pershing Boulevard between May and Villa.  
Campaign Goal $8,100,000
Campaign Dates Sept 2017 to Jan 2019
Amount Raised To Date $4,800,000 as of Jan 2018
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 completing our capital campaign, to include a $1 million dollar endowment. 
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
 
Note:  Fiscal year 2015 "Other" revenue was a prior period adjustment.  
 
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
 
The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.
 
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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 Marnie Taylor
Board Chair Company Affiliation Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits