hearing helping healing children requires Board Governance and Accountability
Who runs Dearing House? Dearing House Child Advocacy Center is operated by the Board of Dearing House, Inc., who oversee ongoing business practices including administrative policies, hiring and managing personnel, obtaining funding, supervising program and fiscal operations, and long-term planning. Dearing House Inc maintains appropriate insurance for the protection of the organization and its personnel. Other duties of the board are to meet reporting and audit or financial review requirements established by the IRS and the National Children's Alliance Accreditation process. Our policies include written screening policies for staff and volunteers that include criminal background, sex offender registration, with requirements for supervision and specialized training of staff and volunteers.
The Board has a recruitment and screening process for board members, with a maximum number of 15, and a goal of utilizing the range of expertise necessary for sound governance and accountability, as well as recruitment of persons representing the communities and persons served. Applications for the board are available at Dearing House and reviewed by the Governance Committee before board vote.
Board Meetings: All meetings (other than personnel review) are open to the public and held on the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. During the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings are held virtually on zoom, or "hybrid" where some members are on site and others join online to assure safe health procedures. A link to the Zoom meeting is posted on every agenda and available to the public, is is the agenda. Call or come by anytime to request the agenda or information available in compliance with the Open Meeting Act.