Heartland, Inc. dba L'Arche Heartland
8137 Santa Fe Dr.
Overland Park KS 66204
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 341-2265
Mission Statement
  1. To make known the gifts of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities revealed through mutually transforming relationships. 
  2. Foster an environment in community that responds to the changing needs of our members.
  3. Engage in our diverse culture, working together toward a more compassionate society.  
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Thomas Marquis
Board Chair Mrs. Johanna Telke
Board Chair Company Affiliation Department of Homeland Security
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1984
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
  1. To make known the gifts of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities revealed through mutually transforming relationships. 
  2. Foster an environment in community that responds to the changing needs of our members.
  3. Engage in our diverse culture, working together toward a more compassionate society.  
Background Statement
L'Arche International was founded in France in 1964 when Jean Vanier welcomed two mean with a disability to live with him. Having heard the cry of persons with intellectual disabilities living in an institution, Jean believed that a warm and loving environment would have a significant impact on the lives of these two men. His desire was to create a home with them based on the Beatitudes. With that desire, but no formal knowledge of persons with disabilities or training in this area, they began their journey together. Heartland welcomed persons with disabilities in 1987. Core members (persons with disabilities) and assistants (persons without disabilities) live in a community sharing a home. Core members choose employment as well as social and recreational activities that they find interesting and challenging. Our community is governed by a local volunteer board of directors and licensed by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services. We work closely with families and guardians of persons with disabilities as well as professionals and government officials to ensure a high quality of life. L'Arche's founding roots are in the Roman Catholic tradition but is now ecumenical and embraces many cultures and religious traditions. It has been called on of the most significant Christian ministries of the 20th Century. L'Arche's humble beginnings of one man's desire for two persons with disabilities to live with him and share his home, have grown into an international network of communities. Today there are over 140 communities in more than 35 countries. The international Federation provides spiritual, emotional and educational support to individual communities through its national, regional and international structures.
 
The Heartland community was founded in 1987.  The committed group faced many zoning challenges but garnered support to change many of the laws that prevented people with disabilities from living in the community.  We have grown to five homes and 2 day services in the Johnson County area.   
Impact Statement
Our accomplishments include:
  1. Celebrated our 30th Anniversary in Overland Park, KS.  Our celebration dinner raised a record breaking $40,000 as we introduced live auction components.  This was an increase from the previous record of $25,000.  
  2. Successfully merged our two day program options into one space to maximize the choices we can offer to all persons with disability in our programs.  
  3. Increased our recycling partnerships to 42 local businesses where persons with a disability go on a regular basis to collect the business' plastic, paper, and aluminum recycling.  
  4. Accompanied our five homes through the grieving process after the death of a person with a disability who had been in our community for over 27 years. 
  5. Successfully responded to an urgent situation in Johnson County by welcoming a new person with disability into one of homes once the individual had received crisis funding from the state.    
Needs Statement
  1. Recruiting 3 new members to our Board of Directors with backgrounds in either Human Resources, Fundraising and Development, or Medicaid service administration / advocacy.
  2. Last fiscal year we made intentional choices with our reserve funds to allow for time to grieve the passing of one of our persons with disability who had been with us for 27 years. We also renovated the basement in two of our homes that had been damaged with water. These choices increased the overall quality of life for everyone in our community, but resulted in a 4% negative shift in our reserves ($47,000 dollars over the course of a year).  It is our goal to use this fiscal year to raise the funds to restore our reserves.  
  3. Updating and turning over our 10 vehicle minivan fleet.  Targeting donations of $10,000 per year (on top of our other fundraising goals) to be able to trade in oldest / highest mileage vehicle in our fleet every 3 years.  We hope this more strategic approach makes maintaining a safe and operative fleet an easier reality.   
  4. Recruiting live-in assistants to join our community.   
  5. Expanding our business recycling partnerships to further enhance the quality and quantity of day time activity options of persons with disability in our programs while increasing our visibility in the wider community.
Service Categories
Group Homes
Disabled Persons' Rights
Areas of Service
KS - Johnson County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

L'Arche Heartland exists to show that through embracing differences we can recognize and celebrate the giftedness of all persons.   

As we celebrate 30 years of forming community with persons with intellectual/developmental disability (I/DD), L'Arche Heartland is humbled to continue being a witness to the transformative experience through relationship.  Over the past year we have increased our impact on the Greater Kansas City area by diversifying our services and expanding our network of partners in friends.  On a regular basis there are now 42 local businesses that not only see service being performed by a person with I/DD, but now have the opportunity to enter into relationship with this amazing population.   
 
We have used the past year of financial and operational health to put structures in place to formalize our succession and recruitment of board members, as well as our internal and external communications.  We have become more proactive in the areas of: board governance, vehicle maintenance, house updating, and donor relations.  
 
With a rapidly changing posture from federal lawmakers regarding the future of medicaid services, it is essential that we continue to diversify our revenue streams to allow for security and longevity of our community in Overland Park, KS.  L'Arche exists in a beautiful and yet fragile state.  We depend on the generosity of our supporters, commitment of our volunteer board members, as well as the recruitment of dedicated direct care assistants in order to maintain the highest quality of life for the persons with I/DD we serve.  Thus allowing us to impact the greater Kansas City area with the inclusion of adults with I/DD in our wider culture.    
Programs
Description

We provide residential and day supports for adults with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible. As a faith-based organization, we provide community programming including prayer nights, monthly potlucks, community recreation activities, retreats, and opportunities to form relationships with others.

Our day services, the L'Arche Academy and the L'Arche Green Express Studio, focus on creative expression sustaining the environment through relationship building.  Green Express partners with local businesses and adults with disabilities visit the businesses weekly to collect aluminum, plastic, and paper recycling.  We believe that by sharing the gifts of adults with developmental disabilities in the greater Kansas City community we will not only help our environment, but transform society by building relationships. 

Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served Adults, , Other Named Groups
Short-Term Success
  1. Residents feel they are sacred and unique. 
  2. Residents feel encouraged and supported.
  3. Residents grow spiritually, emotionally, socially, and vocationally.
Long-Term Success Developmentally disabled individuals will have a place to call "home" in every sense of the word. Including physical space, community, independence, and relationships and friendships.
Program Success Monitored By Feedback and monitoring by Case Manager and Assistants. Each resident have an annual plan that allows for them to set goals and objectives for themselves. Results are documented throughout the year.
Examples of Program Success
  • Continuously have requests for expansion from the community. 
  • Took a community road trip to Chicago
CEO Comments We provide residential supports to adults with developmental disabilities. Each person is encouraged to grow spiritually, emotionally, socially, and vocationally. We provide opportunities for this growth by ensuring that people participate in activities of their choice in the greater community. One example of such activity includes community vacations with other L'Arche communities across the country. Each person with a disability has an annual plan that outlines their goals for the coming year. This plan is made in conjunction with a circle of support for that person In this way we can ensure growth and satisfaction. We also have annual reviews by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services from whom our license is issued. In addition to this we are reviewed by Johnson County Quality Assurance Committee and the Johnson County Developmental Disabilities Organization. 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Thomas Marquis
Term Start July 2015
Experience Thomas has been employed at L'Arche Heartland for over 12 years, as a live-in assistant, Community Coordinator, and most recently as our Community Leader / Executive Director.  Graduating summa cum laude form MidAmerica Nazarene University with a bachelor's in Theology, Thomas has given his entire professional life to the community of L'Arche Heartland. 
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Ms. Kathy Newham June 1996 - Dec 2007
Senior Staff
Title Day Services Coordinator
Title Community Coordinator
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 27
Paid Part-Time Staff 2
Volunteers 5
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 80%
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 Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
Johnson County Developmental Disabilities Organization (affiliate agency); Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Downtown Overland Park Partnership, Craftworks Foundation  
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Provider of the MonthJohnson Co. Developmental Disabilities Organization2005
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments L'Arche Heartland is the local community of L'Arche International. We are governed by a local volunteer board of directors and operate independently of other L'Arche communities. We are licensed by the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitative Services. We are currently exploring ways of increasing the size of our board of directors and diversifying the membership. Though we do not have a formalized strategic plan, our community has written a 5 year plan which outlines goals and areas of growth which guides us in our development.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Johanna Telke
Company Affiliation Department of Homeland Security
Term July 2017 to June 2018
Email johanna.telke@gmail.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms Sarah Diehl Miller Lexmark
Mr. Brian Dillbeck Lockpath, LLC
Ms. Sue Melena Center School District
Mr. Kurt Roberts KPMG
Ms. Johanna Telke US Dept of Justice
Sr. Lucy Walter Sisters of Charity, Leavenworth, KS
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 0%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Executive
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
CEO Comments L'Arche Heartland is the local community of L'Arche International. We are governed by a local volunteer board of directors and operate independently of other L'Arche communities. We are licensed by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services. We are currently exploring ways of increasing the size of our board of directors and diversifying the membership. Though we do not have a formalized strategic plan, our community has written a 5 year plan which outlines goals and areas of growth which guides us in our development.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $1,200,635
Projected Expenses $1,197,206
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2015, 2014, 2013:  Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line items may include contributions from individuals.  
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$626,900$553,145$561,263
Administration Expense$232,525$190,121$186,109
Fundraising Expense$0$2,863$0
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.021.030.97
Program Expense/Total Expenses73%74%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%7%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$866,124$722,541$721,386
Current Assets$213,416$241,388$205,165
Long-Term Liabilities$485,685$354,200$375,804
Current Liabilities$4,765$5,845$7,915
Total Net Assets$375,674$362,496$337,667
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities44.7941.3025.92
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets56%49%52%
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
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments Currently our largest stream of revenue is Kansas HCBS program. We need to continue that earned income and supplement it with grants, donations, and fundraising dollars to ensure long range financial security for our community. We have one annual fundraiser and a holiday appeal in December.
Organization Name Heartland, Inc. dba L'Arche Heartland
Address 8137 Santa Fe Dr.
Overland Park, KS 66204
Primary Phone (913) 341-2265
Contact Email heartland@larcheks.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Thomas Marquis
Board Chair Mrs. Johanna Telke
Board Chair Company Affiliation Department of Homeland Security
Year of Incorporation 1984