Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc.
3100 NE 83rd Street
Suite 1001
Kansas City MO 64119
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 468-0400
Mission Statement

To provide prevention and recovery-oriented mental health and substance use services which are quality assured and person-centered, with increased attention to the “whole person.”

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Tom Petrizzo
Board Chair Ms. Chelly Pfeifer Board Chair
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1990
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

To provide prevention and recovery-oriented mental health and substance use services which are quality assured and person-centered, with increased attention to the “whole person.”

Background Statement

Tri-County Mental Health Services (TCMHS) treats more than 8,000 individuals each year through a combination of caring staff and our unique provider network that includes agency-based clinical staff and community-based psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, case managers, hospitals, and volunteers.

  1. At least half of TCMHS consumers have a serious mental illness. They learn to effectively manage their mental illness, obtain safe affordable housing, achieve a satisfying social life, and obtain and maintain employment.
  2. Children who are seriously emotionally disturbed receive intensive after school care during the school year, and day treatment during the summer. This keeps children at home rather than in an institution.
  3. Outpatient programs provide individual, family and group counseling to treat a full array of behavioral health problems.
  4. TCMHS provides Clay and Ray County Drug Courts and Platte County DWI Program with treatment services that allow first-time offenders to participate in intensive rehabilitation. 
  5. TCMHS prevention and education programs serve more than 40,000 young people in Northland communities each year. Coalitions of parents, students, law enforcement representatives, and schools have helped reduce the sale of alcoholic beverages at community festivals, set up a tracking system for beer keg sales, and monitored business compliance with underage tobacco sales.
  6. TCMHS is located in the Northland Human Services Center on the Maple Woods Community College Campus. TCMHS was created to ensure that people remain in the community, not in institutions. Empowerment and independence give strength to our consumers. Consumers are full partners in their own person-centered recovery process.
Impact Statement

Simply stated, Tri-County's impact is hope. Through comprehensive mental health and substance use services, Tri-County helped more than 8,000 consumers in Clay, Platte and Ray counties make progress on the road to recovery and independence in the 2016-18 fiscal year. Tri-County extends its impact through an innovative and effective network of dozens of mental health practitioners and established community agencies that focus on all human services needs of individuals and families. Collaboration serves the interests of our consumers, and allows us to offer more services than we could ever hope to provide without our network of support.

Tri-County is working to help more adolescents cope with behavioral health and substance use issues. Thanks to tremendous cooperation from school districts, Tri-County is now providing Mental Health Liaisons in the North Kansas City and Park Hill School Districts, helping students and their families react quickly and effectively when issues arise.

 
Tri-County is also adopting the Zero Suicide approach to suicide prevention, a comprehensive approach developed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and the National Action Alliance for Suicide prevention. Tri-County is working constantly and creatively to make the Northland a safer place to live and work. 

Tri-County is accredited by CARF and certified by the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

Needs Statement
  1. Additional resources for medical services.
  2. Resources to better link primary care for those with behavioral health needs.
  3. Resources for improved care coordination between mental health and co-occurring disorders, such as dementia, domestic violence, addictions, etc.
  4. Tri-County needs more advocates in our community, aware of the scope of mental health and substance use issues, and able and willing to recognize the signs of people in need, so they can be directed to the help we can provide.
  5. Employers who are willing to hire our consumers. This is an opportunity to hire pre-screened, capable workers who are qualified and able to meet and exceed job expectations. 
Service Categories
Community Mental Health Centers
Children's and Youth Services
Mental Health Disorders
Areas of Service
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
MO - Ray County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
From its inception more than 25 years ago, the growth and expansion of mental health and substance use services at Tri-County Mental Health Services (TCMHS) has been significant. TCMHS success lies in:
  1. Our quality staff and management team
  2. A provider network which includes qualified professionals throughout the community
  3. A board representing diverse areas of the three counties that TCMHS serves 
From a non-profit organization with no home and no clients prior to 1990, the agency now serves over 8.000 consumers annually, and provides prevention services to over 40,000 youth. TCMHS has a permanent home in the Northland Human Services building on the Maple Woods Community College campus in Kansas City, Missouri. TCMHS positively impacts the lives of children, adolescents, adults and seniors in the communities which we serve. The Board of Directors of TCMHS is committed to the financial strength of the agency. TCMHS Board utilizes diligent oversight and external audit of the management and utilization of funds. The Board recognizes the funding challenges, but also relies on the ability of our management to find ways to make the most of our funds to meet the needs of the residents in the Northland.
 
Untreated mental health and substance use disorders, whether they be the result of trauma, stress, depression, substance use, or an array of other diagnosable problems leaves its toll on families, on businesses, on schools and on the local community as a whole. The Missouri Division of Behavioral Health reports that addiction and mental health disorders cost the state $6.3 billion annually. Programs at Tri-County addressing human needs, jobs, housing and education are all slated to reduce this incredibly high number. Tri-County focuses on prevention and treatment. It is only through that combination that TCMHS can address individual and community needs now and in the future. Financial and community support is respectfully requested from the philanthropic community.
Programs
Description
The goal of Tri-County Mental Health Services prevention services is to reduce alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and abuse by minors, and irresponsible use of legal substances by adult, as well as violence behaviors. It also includes leadership training for both youth and adults. Community-based prevention coalitions are utilized to meet the unique needs of each community. Prevention staff are certified in numerous trainings and regularly attend and present workshops and conferences that provide cutting edge prevention research and strategies. Our community coalitions, with staff support from Tri-County, have received national recognition for effective outcome-based prevention services. Our prevention coalitions have received three prestigious national awards for our measurable outcomes. We have also established a total of 12 permanent sites across 3 counties for unused/unwanted medications, located in area law enforcement facilitites.
Program Budget $220,150.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Substance Abuse Prevention
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Short-Term Success Best practice prevention strategies aim to impact 4 core risk factors; Perceptions of harm, availability, adult and peer perceptions of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and misuse of medications. Milestones relating to those risk factors can include: increasing knowledge from our educational programs; reducing retailer non-compliance sales to minors; increasing levels of communication between parent/child or passing school and/or community policies such as Keg Registration, MIP By Consumption, Clean Air, Social Host or Synthetic drug ordinances/policies.  We have also worked with limousines and party buses on contracts that keep minors from consuming alcohol, or using other drugs in their vehicles. 
Long-Term Success Ultimately, the prevention strategies favorably affect the social norms of the communities where our coalitions work - which is every school district within the three counties - Clay, Platte and Ray, by reducing the number of young people who abuse tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.
Program Success Monitored By In addition to monitoring the bi-annual Missouri Student Survey and implementing a community on-line survey, our staff uses pre and post program surveys to measure knowledge gained.  We also review with the schools and coalitions in the communities to see how the social norms are being affected within those schools and communities.
Examples of Program Success
The following are examples of recent program successes related to our Prevention efforts:
 
2014 - Conducted 522 alcohol/tobacco compliance checks, reducing non-compliance from 15% in FY 13 to 4.6% by the end of FY14.
2014 - Liberty Alliance For Youth received DFC grant - $125,000 per year.
2015 - Excelsior  Springs school district passed random student drug testing.
2015 - YWV received President's Volunteer Service Award (1,000+ hours)
2015 - Clean Air ordinance passed in Kearney.
2015 - Installed the 12th area Rx drop box (Lawson PD)
2015 - YWV received Clay County Community Health in Action Award
2015 - Increased tobacco age of sale from 18 to 21 (Tobacco 21 ordinance) in Kansas City.
2015 - YWV received the Coalition of the Year Award (State Prevention Conference)
2016 - Worked to pass Tobacco 21 ordinance in Gladstone.
2016 - YWV received National Youth Advocacy award ( Tobacco Free Kids ) 
Description Tri-County Mental Health Services offers a broad continuum of services for children and youth with behavioral health challenges. Services include individual and family therapy, psychiatric medication management, intensive in-home community support, day treatment and adolescent substance abuse treatment, and after-hours crisis services. Tri-County Mental Health offers many evidence-based treatments including: Adolescent Dialectical Behavioral Therapy; Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy.   
Program Budget $1,207,580.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Mental Health Treatment
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Short-Term Success

Stabilization of crisis, education regarding diagnosis, linkage to needed resources, development of healthy coping skills and resiliency.

Long-Term Success

Prevention of hospitalization, reduction in referrals to juvenile or Children's Division agencies, improved academics, improved family and community functioning.

Program Success Monitored By

Improved DLA-20 (Daily Living Activities) scores, reduction in hospital admissions, improved participation in social activities at school. 

Examples of Program Success

Youth successfully completing treatment, improved grades, no additional referrals to juvenile or family service agencies and no self-harming or suicide behaviors.

Description

Tri-County Mental Health Services provides comprehensive alcohol and drug treatment services for adolescents and adults and provides recovery services uniquely tailored to persons experiencing co-occurring disorders. A flexible combination of clinical services, living arrangements and support services are individually tailored for each client. Adolescent substance abuse program meets the unique needs of young people between the ages of 12 and 17, involving the family, schools and juvenile court system when needed. Additionally, Tri-County Mental Health provides community-based treatment for first time substance use offenders in Clay, Platte, and Ray counties through a structured Treatment Court program.

Program Budget $1,295,110.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Population Served Adults, K-12 (5-19 years),
Short-Term Success Consumers will stop use of substances, gain employment, remain engaged in treatment and participate actively in family, school and community.
Long-Term Success Consumers will maintain work, abstinence from substance use, decrease relapse, will continue school and family interactions with stable living arrangements.
Program Success Monitored By Client attendance and engagement in treatment is monitored. Client is required to be abstinent from substances. Compliance with treatment expectations. Successfully completing treatment goals and advancing toward self-directed recovery and full integration both into the family, work place or school and community.
Examples of Program Success Consumer is managing daily living skills. Measure at time of discharge of clients who have maintained sobriety, have become employed or enrolled in school and have some form of stable income. Quarterly satisfaction surveys to monitor needs of individual clients and services to meet those needs. Client returns to program for alumni groups to support new clients.
Description Employment Services provides a link in the holistic approach to mental health,wellness and recovery. The program assists mentally ill persons to obtain and retain jobs, helping them to live as independently as possible. Holding responsible jobs also allows individuals to improve their self-esteem and to function as productive members of the community.
Program Budget $185,250.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Substance Abuse Counseling
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success Short term success is defined as a person working in a competitive employment situation of their choice, working the number of hours that matches his/her needs for 90 days
Long-Term Success Long term success is defined as a person working in a competitive employment situation of their choice, working the number of hours that matches his/her needs with economic independence. 
Program Success Monitored By Each person served has an Employment plan with identified goals. Employment Plans are reviewed with the person on a quarterly basis.
Examples of Program Success Tri-County's Employment Program is CARF accredited. Program employment rate for severely mentally impaired is 41% of those in the program. The 41% placement rate is approximately twice the national average.
Description Case managers coordinate community resources to assist clients to access housing, legal issues, transportation and employment services. Client eligibility is based on diagnosis, disability and duration of symptoms, providing weekly face-to-face support or less intensive monthly monitoring. Day Program services are conducted five days a week at three different locations, providing a variety of social, recreational/educational activities specific to the needs of the individual. Increasingly care management follows evidence-based integrated practices for clients diagnosed with co-occuring mental and substance disorders.
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Outpatient Mental Health Treatment
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success Persons served are able to meet their immediate needs for housing, financial independence, support and positive relationships with family, community and the work place.
Long-Term Success Persons served meet their recovery goals and are able to live their lives with dignity, autonomy and self-sufficency 
Program Success Monitored By The satisfaction of persons served is regularly reviewed with surveys. Services are routinely monitored for quality assurance and fidelity with best practices.
Examples of Program Success Consumer satisfaction surveys, quality improvement indicators, and positive program outcomes all demonstrate benefit to persons served. Outcome data indicates decreased need for psychiatric hospitalization and increased independent living for participating persons.
CEO Comments The effective execution of Tri-County Mental Health Services programs provides the behavior health safety-net for the communities that the agency serves. It is only through community based mental health services provided by Tri-County throughout the Northland that individuals can access treatment close to their homes and learn to effectively cope with their mental health needs. When we and our consumers are successful, our consumers can return to their families, work, and school, and live productive lives. Those not served often clog our emergency departments and hospitals, as well as already full jails and foster care – all more costly options for society and taxpayers. With public and private financial support to help deliver our proven programs, there is an opportunity to keep the community safe, help individuals remain productive and reduce the need for more costly services.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Tom Petrizzo
Term Start Jan 2014
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Thomas Cranshaw Oct 2005 - Jan 2014
Morty Lebedun Ph. D.June 1990 - Oct 2004
Senior Staff
Title Associate Director
Experience/Biography Employed at Tri-County from 1996 to present. Positions at Tri-County have included: Program Manager 1996-98; Director of Treatment and Prevention Services, 1998-2001; Associate Director, 2001-present. She has held positions in social, rehabilitation and mental health services since 1977. Education: MS Ed, Counseling Psychology; BA, Psychology.
Title Senior Psychiatrist
Experience/Biography Licensure: Missouri Physical and Surgeon License. Board Certification: Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Education: Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, Resident in Psychiatry; University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, Doctorate of Medicine, May 1993; University of Missouri-Kansas City, Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, July 1987. Dr. Piepergerdes is the senior psychiatrist at Tri-County Mental Health where he has worked since 1997.
Title Chief Financial Officer
Title Director of Quality & Compliance
Title Director of Assessment & Youth CPRP Services
Title Director of CPRP & Employment Services
Title Director of Development
Title HR Manager
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 103
Paid Part-Time Staff 2
Volunteers 350
Paid Contractors 98
Retention Rate 80%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 9
Asian American/Pacific Islander 4
Caucasian 88
Hispanic/Latino 2
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 85
Male 18
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
Metro Council of Community Mental Health Centers; Missouri Coalition of Mental Health Center. Joint funding applications with peer agencies in region.
External Assessment and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Behavioral Health - 3 Year Accreditation2015
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Employment and Community Services - 3 Year Accreditation2015
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Employment and Community Services - 3 Year Accreditation2015
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Outstanding PerformerIPS Supported Employment Fidelity Report - Missouri Division of Behavioral Health2013
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments
From its inception more than 25 years ago, the growth and expansion of mental health and substance use services at Tri-County Mental Health Services (TCMHS) has been significant. TCMHS success lies in:
  1. Our quality staff and management team
  2. A provider network which includes qualified professionals throughout the community
  3. A board representing diverse areas of the three counties that TCMHS serves
From a non-profit organization with no home and no clients 25 years ago, the agency now serves over 8,000 consumers annually, and provides prevention services to over 40,000 youth. TCMHS has a permanent home in the Northland Human Services building on the Maple Woods Community College campus in Kansas City, Missouri. TCMHS positively impacts the lives of children, adolescents, adults and seniors in the communities which we serve. The Board of Directors of TCMHS is committed to the financial strength of the agency. The TCMHS Board utilizes diligent oversight and external audit of the management and utilization of funds. The Board recognizes the funding challenges, but also relies on the ability of our management to find ways to make the most of our funds to meet the needs of the residents in the Northland. 
 
Untreated mental health and substance use disorders, whether they be the result of trauma, stress, depression, substance use, or an array of other diagnosable problems leaves its toll on families, on businesses, on schools and on the local community as a whole. The Missouri Division of Behavioral Health reports that addiction and mental health disorders cost the state $6.3 billion annually. Programs at Tri-County addressing human needs, jobs, housing and education are all slated to reduce this incredibly high number. Tri-County focuses on prevention and treatment. It is only through that combination that TCMHS can address individual and community needs now and in the future. Financial and community support is respectfully requested from the philanthropic community.
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Chelly Pfeifer Board Chair
Company Affiliation Retired
Term July 2016 to June 2019
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Melissa Boyd Cerner Corporation
Ms. Jennifer Goering Platte County CVB
Ms. Jill Hackett North Kansas City School District
Mr. Dan Haley Kansas City Police Department
Ms. Jan Kauk St. Luke's Health System Foundation
Ms. Christal Milligan Vice ChairCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Aerin O'Dell Orrick Schools
Ms. Jane Pansing Brown US Attorney's Office
Ms. Chelly Pfeifer ChairRetired Law Enforcement
Ms. Jera Pruitt Platte County
Ms. Rosemary Salerno Zona Rosa
Mr. Jim Schmidt Retired
Mr. Kevin Trimble ReMax
Ms. Betty Wilson Investment Advisor
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Standing Committees
Executive
Finance
Legislative
Nominating
Program / Program Planning
CEO Comments
Tri-County Mental Health Services is a pacesetter for community  behavioral health centers, establishing a 'network' of clinical professionals to provide mental health and substance use services to the residents of Clay, Platte and Ray Counties. Our array of services are comprehensive. It begins with our nationally renowned Prevention Program serving the Northland in concert with approximately 500 volunteers. Treatment services range from intake assessments to outpatient services, to case management, to day programs, to crisis interventions, to supported employment. The challenges to meet the requests for increased services to Children and Adults exist, but Tri-County has a history of viewing those challenges as opportunities to apply innovative methods of service delivery. Our agency provides services at the main facility, in four satellite locations and in the clients' homes and schools when necessary. Community-based services provided by Tri-County are particularly effective in reducing hospital stays and allowing consumers and families to remain in their homes and engage in meaningful work or school. Tri-County clinic programs are equally successful because of the agency's commitment to providing quality behavioral health services throughout the Northland.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $16,703,038
Projected Expenses $16,377,847
Endowment Value $237,010
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990. 
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals. 
Detailed Financials
 
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
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$669,816$667,621$1,137,154
Government Contributions$13,000$13,000$13,000
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$13,000$13,000$13,000
Individual Contributions------
$67,638$67,638$58,001
$14,476,738$13,675,133$13,283,469
Investment Income, Net of Losses$118,332$100,107$130,504
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$21,582$7,661$1,980
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$56,457$77,506$105,972
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$12,862,015$12,061,014$12,236,926
Administration Expense$2,304,618$2,244,794$2,216,007
Fundraising Expense$95,740$96,048$12,857
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.011.011.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%84%85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue12%13%1%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$9,822,855$9,781,414$9,563,788
Current Assets$5,848,793$5,822,650$5,717,464
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$1,024,422$1,031,999$958,364
Total Net Assets$8,798,433$8,749,415$8,605,424
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.715.645.97
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Anonymous $176,802Medicaid $4,564,254
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Anonymous $67,638County Tax Levy $3,930,785
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Anonymous $15,060State DMH POS $3,712,930
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments The agency faces many challenges in dealing with budget cuts by the Missouri Division of Behavioral Health, Medicaid, and reduced funding available from foundations and corporations on the one hand, and the increased demand for services on the other. Tri-County continues to have a strong balance sheet due to the diligence of the board and management and the innovative use of treatment resources to provide appropriate services to our target communities.
Organization Name Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc.
Address 3100 NE 83rd Street
Suite 1001
Kansas City, MO 64119
Primary Phone (816) 468-0400
Contact Email danr@tri-countymhs.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Tom Petrizzo
Board Chair Ms. Chelly Pfeifer Board Chair
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Year of Incorporation 1990