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Rite of Passage: A Family-focused Approach to Case Management

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM


When shopping for case management software services, most believe it is critical to find a product that is both fully customizable and accessible. However, this was not exactly the case for Matthew Gosting, Information Technology Director with Rite of Passage, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable youth through 40 plus programs spanning 15 plus states.

Mr. Gosting chose FAMCare over other software services because, “Out of the box, the FAMCare platform aligned closely to our needs – even before customization. Although FAMCare is fully customizable, the initial product is the closest we could find to what we needed for our extensive case management systems,” stated Matt.

Rite of Passage provides a continuum of services for the country’s vulnerable youth, offering clients mental health services, residential treatment, out-patient therapy, mentoring, and after school programs. In fact, at any given time Rite of Passage has nearly 2,000 “students” who are in foster care, have been sent by the courts, or are simply considered “at risk” and have nowhere else to go. Specifically, Mr. Gosting stated, “We liked that FAMCare could meet the needs of our kids, across multiple service lines.”

Another huge plus for Rite of Passage? “The people make it a great organization. The service reps are amazing! They don’t feel like an outside consultant, but rather part of us, a colleague in our own business,” said Gosting. “We were treated like family.”

Much like other clients, Rite of Passage was not only satisfied with the initial product, but also appreciates how FAMCare keeps developing and growing with them. And now, with a focus on Covid-19 occurring, Matt said, “We see that, in times of crisis, we rely heavily on systems that work and we will continue to see how FAMCare adapts to meet our future needs.”



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Topics: Case Studies, Case Study

Why Focusing on the Small Details Makes a BIG Difference In Nonprofit Case Management

Posted by George Ritacco on Jun 3, 2020 12:35:43 PM



Some people say that the devil is in the details, but some say details can be a devil to deal with!  According to Heather Lytle, Executive Director of F.A.C.T. (Family Advocacy and Community Training), an agency that mentors and empowers families to improve the quality of life and opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, “FAMCare was our first choice for case management because they understand that a small, family organization of 40 employees needs a software that focuses on the details without being too clinical.”  F.A.C.T. has been a FAMCare client since 2014 and chose them over several other products because of their ability to modify the software to fit F.A.C.T.’s needs, as well as the constant technical support that FAMCare offers its clients.

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Topics: Case Studies, FAMCare, Nonprofit General, Case Study

Create Efficient Collaboration with the Right Government Software Solutions

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 8, 2019 7:25:00 AM

We are in an unprecedented stretch of strong economic conditions where where there are more jobs then job applicants. Yet, there are still many children and families who are suffering and in need of government agency help. So many, in fact, that human services caseworkers often still feel overwhelmed by heavy caseloads and the accompanying paperwork.

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Topics: Government, Case Studies, case management workflow, case management software, caseworkers, human services, case load, social services software, social services, human services software, government software solutions

How Human Services Software Improved Care for Residential Youth in St. Louis

Posted by Dave Becker on Apr 10, 2019 3:31:53 PM

I have seen first hand how having the right human services software can really make a difference in kids’ lives. How kids that are in the system, for whatever reason, can get better treatment, better understanding and a chance to just be kids.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Case Studies, FAMCare Tips and Tools, How Clients Use FAMCare, HIPAA Compliant, peer group, human services, case load, human kindness, human services software, behavior problems, residential facility

How Can Software the Government Utilizes Affect its Respective Communities?

Posted by George Ritacco on Feb 22, 2018 1:34:02 PM
It’s something most of us don’t think about – until it doesn’t work. The software that powers government entities has far reaching implications and potential consequences for the individuals and families living in the impacted communities.
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Topics: Government, Case Studies, FAMCare Tips and Tools, FAMCare Videos

The Revolution and Sweet Briar College

Posted by George Ritacco on Jun 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

NPQ recently reported that when the board of directors of Sweet Briar College decided it was time to throw in the towel the alumnae, students, and faculty staged an uprising. The board did not factor in the fidelity and energy of the dedicated alumnae who were now mature, accomplished, and professional women. The proud graduates of Sweet Briar, an educational nonprofit, utilized social media to mobilize stakeholders and essentially establish a new governance system…then used the courts to take over the board.

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Topics: Insider, Case Studies

Choosing a System for Collaborative Care Management

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 11, 2015 4:22:13 PM

For many case workers and service providers – managing technology can be challenging. Good technology can improve data collection, process workflow and reporting. However, finding and implementing the right system is often difficult. At the end of the day, how do you know what features to look for in a great case management application? Are those features “out of the box” or something you’ll need to incorporate based on your requirements?

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Topics: Foster Care, Videos, Adoption, Case Studies, FAMCare Tips and Tools

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

Posted by George Ritacco on Apr 16, 2015 6:21:00 PM
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Topics: Child Welfare, Case Studies

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