Goals & Objectives Goals
The overall goal of the Children's Village of Arizona is to provide permanent homes for
60 to 80 children in Maricopa County by December 2008. This will be accomplished
through the establishment of one Village comprised of 10 homes and a community
center as well as establishment of an administrative office and functions.
Implementation will be phased in as follows:
Phase I: Four (4) homes operational by December 2005
Phase II: Four (4) homes operational by December 2006
Phase III: Two (2) homes operational by December 2007
Operational Goal I: The Children's Village of Arizona will be known as a
quality, viable family living environment for children who are unable to
return to their birth parents.
Objective A: By August 2002, establish a Steering Committee and Subcommittees to
implement the objectives stated in this plan.
- Establish the following Committees
- Fundraising & Marketing
- Liaisons with Federal, State and Local Officials
- Volunteer Coordination
- Operations & Planning
- Land Acquisition
- Steering Committee
- Define communication and decision making processes
- Publish a calendar of meetings
Objective B: By September 2002, develop and implement a marketing / public relations /
fundraising program to raise the awareness about the Children's Village of Arizona and
begin the fundraising process.
- Hire or contract for the services of a Development Director
- Establish Quarterly Goals for Fundraising
- Include in the marketing/fund raising plan:
- Strategies for securing donated land
- Strategies for raising funds to purchase land & existing homes
- Strategies for securing the design by the College of Architecture at ASU
- Strategies for securing donated construction and materials
- Options for obtaining operating funds: donations and grants
Objective C: By October 2002, implement a public relations strategy to educate 1) the
customer agencies and 2) the public about the Children's Village of Arizona.
- Meet with the key agencies and individuals in the public sector to provide
information about the Children's Village of Arizona and seek their ideas about the
overall program design
- Create a volunteer Speakers' Bureau to communicate the Children's Village of
Arizona message to corporations, schools, and relative local government
agencies and to the general public
- Establish media contacts for radio, television and newspapers to promote the
Children's Village of Arizona
- Hire a video production company to create a promotional video to communicate
the Children's Village of Arizona message
- Write and produce Public Service Announcements to be aired on radio and
Operational Goal II: By June 2005, the site for the first Children's Village of
Arizona will be established.
Objective A: By June 2003, determine land requirements and options for location in
- Research local ordinances regarding site requirements and zoning
- Develop the pros and cons of a metropolitan location versus a rural location
- Make contact with appropriate parties for a donation or sale of land
- Identify options for location
- Determine potential cost for land and homes
- Determine what permits are required at each optional site
Objective B: By September 2003, raise $3 million for the purchase of land and/or
building and ongoing operating funds.
- Form a fundraising committee
- Hire a grant writer with the necessary credentials to write grants to obtain start up
and ongoing operational costs
- Establish a committee, knowledgeable with local government regulations, to
assist in obtaining and administering available state funds
Objective C: By September 2003, meet with neighbors, schools and local agencies who
will have contact with the Children's Village of Arizona to provide information and
establish communication within the immediate community.
- Meet with local community leaders
- Meet with neighbors to discuss the plans
- Hold a neighborhood open house
- Meet with local educators to introduce the Children's Village of Arizona and
establish process for ongoing communication
Objective D: By December 2003, finalize site selection and purchase/acquisition of land.
- Obtain financing for land purchase and complete the transaction
- Identify options for donation of building design and construction or a combination
of donation and purchasing
- Conduct review with local government officials regarding zoning, permits, etc.
- Enter into agreements for design and construction
Objective E: By June 2004, complete architecture and engineering plans and obtain the
- Hire the architectural firm
- Review draft plans
- Provide overview of the plans for local government officials and community
- Finalize Plans
- Apply for and obtain permits
Objective F: By June 2005, complete building, furnishing and establishment of four
homes and the community center / administrative offices.
- Coordinate activities with the contractor
- Monitor construction
- Seek donations for or purchase furnishings for the first four homes and
community center / administrative offices
Operational Goal III: By December 2005, open the first phase (four homes)
of the Children's Village of Arizona.
Objective A: By October 2002, review the options for licensure and select the
appropriate licensure status for the Children's Village of Arizona.
- Analyze Arizona's Child Welfare Laws, Licensing Requirements, etc.
- Analyze Arizona's Foster Care Program
- Determine and establish contact with the appropriate government departments to
discuss licensing options
- Assess the current environment based on state program directions, trends in
foster care and current gaps in services and programs for youth
Objective B: By January 2003, develop the detailed budget for three years and establish
the financial and accounting methods according to Generally Accepted Accounting
- Establish a fiscal budget for the first three years of operation that reflects the
- Estimate a projected cash flow and financial statements for the first three years
- Set up financial and bookkeeping methods according to Generally Accepted
- Hire or appoint volunteers to staff the Children's Village of Arizona office to carry
on the day-to-day operations.
- Establish employee and volunteer procedures and policies
Objective C: By March 2005, develop a policies and procedures manual and staff
- Review licensing, contracting and accreditation requirements.
- Prepare draft of key sections such as:
- Volunteer functions
- Identify and finalize other needed policies
- Review with management staff as they are hired
Objective D: By May 2005, secure contracts with the appropriate state and local
agencies for referrals to the Children's Village of Arizona.
- Determine the procurement process, timelines and requirements for securing a
contract for referrals for placement
- Respond to the Request for Proposals issued by the state agency
- Complete contract negotiations
- Finalize the referral process
- Meet with local agency officials to provide information about the Children's
Village of Arizona to facilitate the process of receiving referrals from local
Objective E: By December 2005, obtain Arizona licensure for the Children's Village of
- Review all licensing requirements
- Meet with state licensing officials to review and confirm the requirements
- Conduct a pre-licensure review to ensure all requirements can be met
- Prepare and confirm the availability of documentation requirements
- Confirm that staff meet the licensing requirements
- Review and confirm the facility meets the licensing requirements
- Submit the application for licensure
Objective F: By September 2005, hire and train administrative staff.
- Finalize job descriptions ensuring consistency with Arizona requirements
- Advertise and hire Executive Director – January 2004
- Advertise and hire Human Resources Director, Program Director and Volunteer
Coordinator – June 2005
- Hire support staff – September 2005
- Provide orientation to the Children's Village of Arizona
- Provide training
Objective G: By September 2005, implement a program volunteer recruitment and
- Seek input from other SOS Children's Villages
- Define role of volunteers
- Identify licensing and other regulatory requirements regarding volunteers
- Identify existing volunteer training programs and determine if they can be
- Develop training curriculum
Objective H: By October 2005, hire and train four qualified Children's Village of Arizona
- Implement foster parent recruitment program coordinating activities with the
- Define training program or identify existing programs that can provide training for
the Children's Village Parents
- Children's Village of Arizona Orientation and requirements
- Foster Parent / Group Home required training may be provided directly or
may be accessed through existing agencies
Objective I: By October 2005, establish referral relationships and / or contracts for
- Meet with local Department of Economic Security staff
- Meet with local behavioral health providers and learn the protocols for accessing
- Explore options for provision of independent living services
Operational Goal IV: Provide 60 to 80 youth with a stable, safe, healthy
living environment at the Children's Village of Arizona.
Objective A: By December 2006, open the second phase – four additional homes of the
Children's Village of Arizona.
Objective B: By December 2007, open the final phase – two additional homes of the
Children's Village of Arizona.