Examples of Child Welfare Consulting Work with a Nonprofit:
How We Helped Four Oaks Develop a Holistic Delivery Model
Four Oaks is a child welfare, juvenile justice, and behavioral health agency based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, that offers services state-wide. Four Oaks came to Bridgespan with the vision of developing a holistic service delivery model under which they would link services together seamlessly to ensure that recipients receive all of the services they need to be successful. Bridgespan helped Four Oaks understand the strategic operational steps needed to launch the “TotalChild” initiative, focusing particularly on a clear understanding of how services, organizational alignment, funding, and performance measurement needed to change to achieve the vision and enable continued rapid growth. The project culminated in a business plan and a detailed implementation plan. In the years since developing this plan, TotalChild has not only succeeded in its original design but also expanded the model to serve larger, more diverse populations.
What Youth Villages Has to Say About Working With Bridgespan
"Bridgespan's expertise, experience and business acumen has helped us look at the Child Welfare System very differently. They've consistently encouraged us to think deeper about our mission, driving us to have much greater impact in helping our country's most vulnerable children and families—especially helping young adults aging out of the foster care system—live successfully."
CEO, Youth Villages