MINISTRIES FOR SYNERGETIC WELLNESS INC
PO BOX 4256
BEAUFORT SC 29903
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Ministries for Synergetic Wellness (MSW)
Address PO BOX 4256
BEAUFORT, SC 29903
Telephone (843) 770-9947
Fax (843) 525-6116
E-mail reneesutton@healthierhealing.com
Projected Annual Revenue $3,800.00 (2016)
Mission Statement Ministries for Synergetic Wellness (MSW) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit bringing integrative healthcare options to your healing journey at an affordable cost. We have a vision for holistic and conventional treatments to work together in an affordable, higher conscious healthcare system that uses interfaith, multicultural healing practices, which is tailored to support an individual’s own unique healing crisis or wellness plan. Our mission is to approach healing with integrative and wholistic healing art therapies to those with co-occurring mental conditions and disabilities at affordable or free cost based on income level or current situation.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Renee Sutton LPC
Board Chair Renee Sutton LPC
Board Chair Company Affiliation President
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2014
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Ministries for Synergetic Wellness (MSW) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit bringing integrative healthcare options to your healing journey at an affordable cost. We have a vision for holistic and conventional treatments to work together in an affordable, higher conscious healthcare system that uses interfaith, multicultural healing practices, which is tailored to support an individual’s own unique healing crisis or wellness plan. Our mission is to approach healing with integrative and wholistic healing art therapies to those with co-occurring mental conditions and disabilities at affordable or free cost based on income level or current situation.
Background
The vision to assist those in crisis with an integrative approach began with the founder's own bout with cancer 25 years ago and her husbands paralyzing accident when integrative medicine gave them a higher quality of life and brought them out of multiple crises, leading them back into the working world. Having a family member with Autism and seeing the need in the community to help those with Autism and other mental health conditions that cause loss of independence or work skill changes, have also fueled the fire to create a Synergetic Wellness Home that teaches hospitality as a skill and provide wrap around services as a last step in mental health treatment. 
 
This therapeutic retreat home will deliver mental health programs and services that support clients to recover and live independently. The underlying programs have been established through the following stages. Beginning in March 2015, our Integrative Healing Arts Sampler continues to take place with licensed volunteers from various healing arts and therapies that are considered integrative, who educate health care attendees and provide services such as; integrated counseling, case management, acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, reflexology, healing touch, acupressure, Spiritual Assessment, Interfaith pastoral care. Individualized treatment plans  toward specific health goals and interventions are established with each client. The sampler serves as outreach and fund raising, evolving eventually to a fully operational clinic.
 
Along with this sampler, we began our monthly Healthcare Study Group in March 2015, to educate and support health practitioners about integrative health options and bringing spirituality in facilities/practices. We attended a health fair in January 2016 for networking and marketing as outreach for scholarship recipients and establishing connections with healthcare providers.
 
Since February 2016, we delivered weekly Self-Care Education classes and workshops on stress management, mindfulness meditation, healing touch, spiritual reflection, caregiver renewal, anger management, empathetic communication, and acupressure. The psychoeducation is a foundation to empowerment and independence for the Synergetic Wellness Home and proven with current scholarship recipients success. We use an integrated health triage to ensure that appropriate healing arts are applied at the right time with the right practitioner. The first stage of development for this process was completed and implemented in 2016. 
Impact
We currently serve over 75 clients in which 25 met criteria for free service scholarships. We delivered 15 monthly Integrative Healing Arts Samplers with massage, acupuncture, spiritual assessment, prayer, reflexology, cranial sacral, chiropractic and counseling/coaching services, treating overall 75 clients in the last year. We completed a free Integrative Healthcare Study Group for five health practitioners, who wanted to integrate spirituality into their professions in an ethical manner and develop therapeutic, healing relationships with client/patients, to promote individualized treatment plans that address the whole being. We completed 12 Self-Care education classes and workshops to further empower individuals in their own health care and utilize prevention measures (Relaxation techniques, stress awareness, Therapeutic Mindfulness Meditation, Spiritual Reflection, Acupressure Self-Care, Caregiver Renewal, Anger Management, Empathetic Communication). The Wellness Thrivers: Cancer Survivor's Support Group was formed and marketing campaign has begun to inform community.
 
This year's goals include continuing the monthly Integrative Healing Arts Sampler and start a second Healthcare Study Group to identify empirical evidence for application of complementary/integrative options as a traditional interdisciplinary team using Synergetic Wellness™ concepts for triage decision-making in order to reduce health care costs, support local healthcare professionals as a community, and develop a process for Integrated Health Coaching. These efforts support outreach and educational goals to promote integration into the traditional health institutions with higher standards, raising quality of care, and increasing holistic and culturally relevant options for holistic, tailored treatment plans. We offer ongoing classes at affordable rates or free for scholarship recipients and a free Cancer Prevention Support Group for cancer survivors to learn self-care, prevention, and wellness.
 
We require another $4000 in operating expenses for the four above goals. We would like to extend the Integrative Healing Arts Sampler education and outreach to Relay for Life, nursing homes, and other parts of the county, which requires additional funding of $2000.  In 2017, we have plans to put in place a 2-person model home to provide "therapeutic independent living" as next stage of recovery from a mental health crisis or a high functioning client on the Autism spectrum as the client leaves rehabilitation, parents home, or group home towards independence. This later effort requires asset financial aid estimated at $105, 500.
 
On Year Performance Success in determining local need and interest:
*Average 30% return rate of clients at samplers (50% for scholarship recipients.
*Avg 40% client return rate, who supported effort through payed services
*Avg 20% return rate of cleints that are utilizing 3 or more services at their monthly visit
*Completed 12 psycho-educational classes with 29% of attendees taking multiple topics (average of 3 classes)
 
Needs
Program Manager $7650
Office & sampler space ($3600)
Medical Database Software ($500 per month)
Portable computer ($1150)
Portable Computer stand/ desk ($55)
Portable scanner/ printer ($60)
Chairs ($39.68 office plus $147.97 set of 4 folding)
Chiropractic portable table ($1000)
Outreach Expenses ($400)
CEO/Executive Director Statement
Our volunteer practitioners are licensed, insured, and certified in specialties, giving their time to reduce the cost to those who cannot pay for these types of services. Organizational success is measured by operating within budget tracked through our financial models to maintain zero profit, operating at <8% reserves. Data is complied and tracked for treatment duration, number of sessions, number of practitioners, type of treatment, sequence of approaches.
This organization and program is in initial phase and by one year of operation, 25 clients have been reached who did not have insurance, chronic conditions with chemical sensitivities, homeless, mental conditions but unaware of how to find counselors or were turned away from state agencies. We have provided them with free services, plugging them back into community resources, and provide the public a low cost way to learn and use holistic approaches and interventions as a part of their wellness goals.
 
Board Chair Statement The financial model requires a certain amount of paying customers to cover costs and outreach to scholarship recipients has exceeded expectations in the first year of operation. We require financial aid for assets and operating expenses for space and staff. We have had break-through with clients, who have been struggling for years with chronic pain or mental suffering. All achieved on a minimal budget of less than $3000.  We would like to increase our outreach to free services at nursing homes and other public events. Our volunteer needs are growing, looking for already busy healthcare professionals is a challenge. Staff to provide more frequent services than once a month are needed. We are in the process of recruiting more board members and need to increase network connections with traditional healthcare providers to educate about our services.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments National Alliance on Mental Illness states “nearly 50 million Americans are uninsured". Ministries for Synergetic Wellness reaches those with mental illness, recovering from crisis with holistic options under research that are affordable and assist re-entry into working society. Helping those recover mind, body, spirit, socially, emotionally are key to improving our local community. 12.9% in South Carolina residents are in poverty and 17.3% in South Carolina were still lacking health coverage in 2014 and co-pays and deductibles are higher today with many insurance companies excluding chiropractic, massage, and acupuncture care. Depression according to J. Sarris in Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine, one in six people are impacted by depression and is on the rise. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine champions research in various treatments that are now being advertised by facilities like Cancer Center of America as ways to treat symptoms of cancer treatment. In South Carolina, ACS estimates 27,980 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2016 with an estimated 10,330 will die in 2016. For hope, check out the web site nccih.nih.gov/health/cancer
Areas of Service
Area
Beaufort County
Jasper County
Office and our Integrative Healing Arts Sampler takes place at 703 Bladen Street Downtown Beaufort, SC 29902
Board Chair
Board Chair Renee Sutton LPC
Company Affiliation President
Term Feb 2014 to Feb 2017
Email reneesutton@healthierhealing.com
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
April May Leonard RNVolunteer
Christopher Paul Maslyar Treasurer
Rev. Renee Evadne Sutton LPCFounder/President/Secretary
Evelyn Sutton Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 3
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 25%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 25%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 1
Standing Committees
Administration
Volunteer
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Comments
The Board of Directors has established a five (5) year fundraising plan which has been implemented to support the ongoing needs of the organization. A base level of direct service providers, who are not on the board, are needed to support scholarship recipients and paying customers outside of sampler services. 
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Renee Sutton LPC
Experience
-20 yrs lead in computer/telephone service development
-32 yrs adult education
-12 yrs in healing ministry as pastoral care
-12 years Certified Healing Touch Practitioner
-2.5 years counseling
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 9
Contractors 0
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Feb 2014
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Diversity Policy No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Programs
Description Monthly Integrative Healing Arts Sampler using various volunteer practitioners in the local community. For a $10 donation, you can receive a 20-minute session with your choice of therapy from volunteer practitioners, who are operating under their professional scope of licenses and certifications. Free services to scholarship recipients.
Budget 800
Short Term Success The Likert Scale (1-10) is used in treatment plan goals with tracking of modalities utilized along with frequency. The individual success is measured through the treatment plan and self-surveys. Success indicators are being tracked as milestones.
Long Term Success The sampler serves to develop empirical evidence about the benefits and use of holistic, integrative practices in an implemented environment that includes ways to navigate decision-making in treatment for best outcome at lower costs. Measurements on frequency of doctor visits, length of stay at hospitals, and self-surveys are some of the long term measures.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY We will evaluate the degree to which the Sampler is meeting needs by the quantity of clients we receive and how many of those with injury, illness, or trauma we have helped by assessment using SOAP notes and meeting the clients’ preset measurable goals. Data is complied and tracked for treatment duration, quantity of sessions, quantity of practitioners, types of treatments, and sequence of approaches. We offer a scholarship for clients to receive services for free to show we care for them as individuals, not as paying customers, to encourage regular attendance. By maintaining contact with clients and training holistic providers, we can study the benefits of holistic practices so they can be integrated into traditional health institutes.
Description The fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm -8 pm a study and fellowship group occurs to educate health care practitioners on integrating spirituality in healthcare, develop therapeutic relationship, and share ideas on how to integrate holistic options.
Budget 760
Short Term Success Health care practitioners learn to provide highest good for others through the highest, most loving wisdom for all for their patients, and will build 10 different healing character values. Two different self-surveys are part of the program to monitor their progress against specific character values.
Long Term Success The study group teaches health practitioners how to educate, develop therapeutic relationship, and share ideas on how to integrate. Long-term success will be monitored through the number of traditional facilities and/or doctors that refer to our services or integrate prevention options into their own practices.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Health care practitioners share their experiences with their work, coworkers, and patients, and the effects of implementing what they have learned in the study group in their occupations. Evaluation feedback is collected from each attendee.
Description
2 hour classes to increase tolerance for stress, repeated each month. Classes include: Mindfulness Meditation, Relax with Healing Touch, Spiritual Reflection, Caregiver Renewal, Get Angry Creatively, Empathetic Communication. At times, a 16-hour workshop is provided on full self-care system for shock and trauma.
Budget 2830
Short Term Success The classes will educate people on the impact of constant or traumatic stress and teach different approaches to manage stress where success is measured by how often they utilize a given coping skill within a week timeframe.
Long Term Success Class attendees will learn how to process and prevent stress in daily life or specific circumstances with different approaches. For those completing classes, 90% will lower stress levels by 50% as indicated on surveys and follow-up of class attendees. 
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Classes are repeated each month, improved by attendee feedback to advance the techniques and teaching methods as indicated on self-surveys.
Description Cancer Survivor Group on first Tuesday of the month. Group covers different aspects of living as a cancer survivor, including self-care, prevention, and recovery using holistic strategies and emotional support. Outreach is being planned for yearly attendance at Relay for Life to educate and seek those in crisis or need for scholarship services.
Budget 1600
Short Term Success The support group will pass on wellness tips, aid in spiritual growth, and build encouragement for thriving post cancer treatment. The success of this type of sharing will be determined by the number of participants and how they have successfully applied their learnings over a course of time. The goal would be to have 90% of those with cancer performing 1-2 cancer prevention or symptom management measures.
Long Term Success The support group will create a community of cancer survivors who can set goals for recovery and connect with others to help each other with long term problems. Measurements will be tracked for recovery duration and quality of life as determined from self-surveys.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Wellness topic discussions will take place in which members can share recovery techniques and approaches, and evaluate their cancer prevention and symptom control process in terms of measurable goals.
Description  The Synergetic Wellness Model Home is a residential training model to house two individuals seeking the last step in recovery into independent living.  Holistic integrative options would be offered for each person's tailored treatment plan along with receiving therapeutic support and psychoeducation. The clients in the home will be trained in a hospitality job with coaching as part of career development. This end-to-end support will be established as a model for larger integrative facility. Asset costs are being requested at this time to deliver the base services and living space at a higher level of care to two clients for a 6-month period to establish baseline recovery measures prior to engaging the career and full social program.
Budget 105500
Short Term Success The short-term success will be measured through treatment plan goals for percentage of showing specific appropriate behavior, attendance to services/classes/social activities, medication compliance, home task completion.
Long Term Success We are looking to deliver two stable, independent individuals at minimum per year into the labor force. The model home will help to test the financial model established for a larger facility that would offer the jobs in the community. Applications and criteria help to determine the success of the individual. The use and success of integrative options and classes will be measured through the treatment plan goals and ability to carry out job tasks measured through job performance measurements. Duration of holding same job, apartment/home rental duration, reduction of crisis events/frequency, and reduction on length of stay or admittance in hospitals are other long term measurements.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Self-reports from attendees, treatment plan measures, percentage use of tools learned in classes, statistics of length of job position, and client employer feedback will be tools to monitor success.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2016
Projected Revenue $3,800.00
Projected Expenses $5,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,889$293--
Administration Expense$2,600$20--
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.748.50--
Program Expense/Total Expenses42%94%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets--$2,346--
Current Assets$0$2,346--
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0----
Total Net Assets$0----
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets--0%--
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountServices -- ----
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountDonations -- ----
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- ----
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose We need a facility for the 2-person home, which could be purchased or rented.
Goal $105,500
Dates Aug 2016 to Feb 2018
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of Sept 2016
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes Mar 2017
Comments
Organization Comments We will be advertising for paying customers in 2017 as this and the Synergetic Wellness Model Home are income generators.
Nonprofit MINISTRIES FOR SYNERGETIC WELLNESS INC
Address PO BOX 4256
BEAUFORT, SC 29903
Primary Phone (843) 770-9947
CEO/Executive Director Renee Sutton LPC
Board Chair Renee Sutton LPC
Board Chair Company Affiliation President
Year of Incorporation 2014