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Member Spotlight: Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)

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PCAR’s mission is to eliminate all forms of sexual violence and advocate for the rights and needs of victims of sexual assault. By providing funding, training/training materials and assistance to a network of rape crisis centers serving all 67 Pennsylvania counties, provides access to quality victim services and prevention education. Furthermore, PCAR’s impact goes far beyond Pennsylvania’s borders by:

  • Operating the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), which identifies, develops and disseminates resources regarding all aspects of sexual violence prevention and intervention.
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  • Collaborating with the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)PreventConnect to operate Raliance. 
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  • Operating Raliance founded in 2015 through a multimillion-dollar seed investment by the National Football League, with a mission of ending sexual violence in a single generation while promoting prevention by awarding grants, advancing correlative research, policymaking and more. 
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  • PCAR also founded and operated AEquitas: The Prosecutor’s Resource on Violence Against Women that became an independent 501c3 in October of 2015. 
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    PCAR Success with First Nonprofit

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    Left to right: Cecilia Piazza, Heather Pachkoski, Joe Geiger

    PCAR joined our Unemployment Savings Program (USP) in 2000 with a 39% savings over what they were paying in state unemployment taxes. Since then, they have saved over $200,000! Cecilia Piazza, First Nonprofit’s Vice President of Member Services, visited PCAR in April 2018 to discuss their membership. She along with USP Board Member and President & CEO of First Nonprofit Foundation, Joe Geiger, presented Heather Pachkoski, Chief Financial Officer of PCAR, with an award for excellent membership.

    We look forward to many more years of success with PCAR! For more information on their services, please visit their website: www.pcar.org

    Member Spotlight: Blue Water Developmental Housing

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    We are pleased to spotlight First Nonprofit Unemployment Savings Program member, Blue Water Developmental Housing (BWDH)! BWDH provides a variety of housing and support services through CARF*-accredited residential and community based programs in Marysville, Michigan for people with special needs and those involved in their lives.

    Since its founding in 1976, BWDH has empowered, educated and supported individuals with disabilities through a variety of services, including their Residential Program. The Program offers community living in family-like settings of its ten group homes in two counties and 16 supportive living arrangements. The homes administer an array of social, medical and health services to over 200 individuals. Staff also assist individuals with Skill Training in order for them to develop the tools necessary to live as independently as possible.

    Through the Enriching Community Life Program, para-professional staff provide community-based support that is designed by the individual using a person-centered planning process. Individuals have the opportunity to choose from a variety of curriculum based skill sessions. Each session provides “real life” experiences to increase individual skills such as problem-solving techniques and to establish connections in the community.

    Success with First Nonprofit Group – Savings of over $170,000!

    In 2013, First Nonprofit Group estimated a 2014 SUTA cost of $47,265 for Blue Water Developmental Housing. As a member of our Unemployment Savings Program BWDH would only pay $27,659 that same year. By enrolling, BWDH had an immediate cash savings of $19,606 in 2014 and has saved over $179,451 through 2017 with First Nonprofit. That’s over a 60% savings!

     

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    We look forward to many more years of success with Blue Water Developmental Housing! For more information on their services, please visit their website: http://www.bwdh.org/.

    * Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

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