MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF SOUTH CAROLINA
PO BOX 1925
BLUFFTON SC 29910-1925
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Mental Health America of Beaufort-Jasper
Address PO BOX 1925
BLUFFTON, SC 299101925
Telephone (843) 757 3900
Fax (843) 757-3911
E-mail mwalsh787@hargray.com
Projected Annual Revenue $233,000.00 (2017)
Mission Statement  

The mission of Mental Health America of Beaufort and Jasper Counties is to promote wellness and support to those with mental illness through advocacy, education and service.  We also sponsor and/or implement community service to educate the public in order to promote a healthy society in which those with mental illness are accorded respect, dignity and the opportunity to achieve their full potential free from stigma and prejudice.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Michael Walsh
Board Chair Sandra Leath
Board Chair Company Affiliation self employed, community volunteer
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1976
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission  

The mission of Mental Health America of Beaufort and Jasper Counties is to promote wellness and support to those with mental illness through advocacy, education and service.  We also sponsor and/or implement community service to educate the public in order to promote a healthy society in which those with mental illness are accorded respect, dignity and the opportunity to achieve their full potential free from stigma and prejudice.

Background Mental Health America has been in the Beaufort and Jasper county area since 1972.  As one of the oldest mental health organizations in the country, MHABJ has consistently evaluated the mental health needs of the local community and either advocated for ways to meet those needs, or built programs to meet those needs.  MHABJ has operated a psychiatric rehabilitation program since 1991 designed to meet the needs of people with severe and persistent mental illnesses.  Specifically, the Island House program is designed to help people with severe and persistent mental illnesses to build solid recovery and rehabilitation plans that will allow them to stay out of the hospital and to lives the lives that they want to live.  Since its inception, MHABJ has also operated a free referral service for anyone wishing to connect with mental health and wellness care.  That program continues in addition to our free educational and advocacy programs.  Among other things, MHABJ offers free educational programs on suicide prevention, developing mental health skills in kids, mental wellness throughout the lifespan and 39 other educational programs designed to enhance the overall mental health and wellness of our community.  These programs have always been, and will always be, free to those that need them.
Impact
1.  We've kept 10 people with severe and persistent mental illnesses in their homes and out of the hospital this year.
 
2.  We've helped 5 individuals recently released from institutional care to build effective rehabilitation and recovery plans that are designed to help them to live the lives of their choosing and remain outside of institutional care.
 
 3.  We've developed a highly respected and effective program, achieving a full three year accreditation award from the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Needs
1.  Our Medicaid-based funding has been cut 50% in the past year and half, resulting in a dramatic financial crisis and endangering our most basic programs.  We are desperately in need of donations to help offset these losses.
 
2.   Due to Medicaid cuts, we have an operational cost deficiency of $50,000 per year.  We are in need of funding to continue our ability to meet the needs of people with severe and persistent mental illnesses.
 
 3.  We contract with a wonderful outside psychiatrist to consult on our psychiatric rehabilitation program and to provide psychiatric care to our clients.  This program costs $18,000 per year.  We are in need of funds to cover this cost.
 
CEO/Executive Director Statement My name is Dr. Michael Walsh.  I am the Executive Director and Clinical Director for Mental Health America Beaufort/Jasper.  I joined MHABJ in 2005, when I was working on my Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling.  I have since gone on to get that Masters degree as well as a Ph.D and taken an appointment as a faculty member at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.  I chose to stay on at MHABJ because I passionately believe in community mental health care and the benefits it can bring to my local community.  In my years with MHABJ, I have seen the power and the value of strong mental health advocacy and programming, and I am thrilled to continue to be a part of that as we move forward.  From the value of an individual member of Island House staying out of the hospital and then returning to the workforce and his former home, to helping community members learn vital new skills in Suicide Prevention, or recognizing signs of depression and alienation in kids, I have had the privilege to be on the front lines of helping our community to grow and, in some cases, to heal.  I feel honored to continue to be able to do that each day.
Board Chair Statement My name is Sandy Leath.  As the Chair of the Board at MHABJ, I have had the opportunity to see what programs like Island House can do for individuals and what programs like QPR, a suicide prevention program, can do for communities.  I am proud to be involved with an organization that selflessly gives back to the community and is such a vital part of our community's health and continuity.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments We help all individuals, regardless of ability to pay, to access and benefit from the mental health care resources here in our community.
Areas of Service
Area
Beaufort County
Jasper County
All of Beaufort and Jasper Counties in South Carolina   
Board Chair
Board Chair Sandra Leath
Company Affiliation self employed, community volunteer
Term Jan 2015 to Jan 2017
Email sandy.islandclub@yahoo.com
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Sheryl Kaufman Board Member
Alan M Metevia New York State Gov't - retired, community volunteer
Beverly Stiles Community Volunteer
John Varga Board Member
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 6
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 80%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Risk Management Provisions
Automobile Insurance
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Employee Dishonesty
General Property Coverage
Other Boards
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Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Dr. Michael Walsh
Experience Michael Walsh came to MHABJ while in graduate school studying Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychiatric Rehabilitation at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.  Mike had a career in business prior to his work at MHABJ, bringing a sense of professionalism and business savvy to the role of Executive Director.  Since starting with MHABJ in 2005, Mike has earned his Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from the USC School of Medicine as well as his Ph.D in Counselor Education and Supervision with a focus on Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychiatric Rehabilitation from the University of South Carolina School of Education. Mike chose to stay on board with MHABJ after obtaining his graduate degrees due to his deep person belief in the work and the mission of MHABJ.
Staff
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 30
Contractors 2
Retention Rate 90%
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Diversity Policy Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Adult Day Services - 1 year2013
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Adult Day Services - 3 year2016
Programs
Description A psychiatric rehabilitation program designed to help people with severe and persistent mental illnesses to develop the psychological and social skills needed to manage their recovery and live the lives of their choosing.
Budget $300000
Short Term Success Each day, helping people to learn the psychological and social skills to enhance coping and resilience.  The goal is that these individuals will develop the skills to stay out of institutional care and to love the lives that they live.
Long Term Success Helping people to stay out of the hospital and to live productive and fulfilling lives will result in a healthier community.
Program Success Monitored BY We monitor re-hosptitalization rates as well as quality of life, as reported by our clients.  
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Revenue $233,000.00
Projected Expenses $300,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$283,044$304,683$263,068
Administration Expense$60,699$64,747$43,675
Fundraising Expense$996$3,442$50
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.801.090.98
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%82%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue3%3%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$320,495$356,552$333,378
Current Assets$34,056$52,628$134,897
Long-Term Liabilities$114,390$150,573$148,750
Current Liabilities$107,002$28,758$39,333
Total Net Assets$99,103$177,221$145,295
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.321.833.43
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets36%42%45%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes May 2016
Nonprofit MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Address PO BOX 1925
BLUFFTON, SC 299101925
Primary Phone (843) 757 3900
Contact Email mwalsh787@hargray.com
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Michael Walsh
Board Chair Sandra Leath
Board Chair Company Affiliation self employed, community volunteer
Year of Incorporation 1976