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What is CQI?
Sunrise of Pasco County, Inc. has been formally engaged in the Continuous Quality
Improvement (CQI) process since July of 2003. For the benefit of new staff members
of this agency as well as the friends, community partners and participants (both past
& present) explanation of the CQI process and how it is being used to continuously
improve client services is provided below. We are committed by internal policy to share
our CQI findings with the Pasco County community on an annual basis.
The CQI committee is made up of several selected staff members and stakeholders
outside the agency. The CQI committee meets monthly and it is meant to be a safe place
to honestly and genuinely tackle the improvement needs of our agency. The goal of the
CQI process is to establish an ongoing mechanism to identify areas of service that need
improvement. As the needs of the agency are identified, or the needs of the community
change, the CQI process is in place to methodically address the resolution of the
identified areas of improvement.
As indicated in the following table, CQI concerns itself with a myriad of improvement
issues. Highlights include client satisfaction indicators, employee turnover, stakeholder
participation, communication, community knowledge and facilities safety. This table
provides an itemized list of CQI concerns addressed in the CQI meetings. We have also
listed the solutions that have been implemented to address the identified areas
SUNRISE CQI NEEDS YOU! Your voice is essential to the CQI process. If you are a staff
member, community partner, citizen, teacher, mother, father or any one else who wants to
make an impact on an essential social issue impacting us all, please join the CQI
committee by calling Penny Morrill at Sunrise, 352-521-3358
Next meeting December 19, 2013 @ 9:00 AM
To see the Annual CQI Report click here.
Sunrise has launched a new youth website called "Know
Your Peace" or www.knowyourpeace.org. The website
was finalized with input from the YCAT (Youth Community
The new site focuses on the four principles that the YCAT
centers on: peace, acceptance, respect, and
knowledge. The pages cover healthy and unhealthy
relationships, being an active bystander, bullying, cyber
bullying, sexual harassment, stats, gender roles and
acceptance, and how to get active to make a change. The
web pages feature tips and strategies for having healthy
relationships; understanding gender roles; being a
bystander; ‘what to do if…’ forum for issues such as
sexual harassment and assault; interactive features
(quizzes); resources for more information; things to do to
help; social media links; calendars and information for
YCAT club members, a blog, and galleries for their media
|Check Out Sunrise's New Youth Website - "Know
Your Peace" -- Create a place for all "park"
(peace, acceptance, respect, knowledge)
The Public Relations Committee at Sunrise has been working to launch a new message
campaign, “If Not Us, Who? If Not Now, When?” The campaign’s focus is to reach
bystanders and encourage them to get involved in the mission to end domestic violence
in our community. The group will be targeting friends, family members, and co-workers
of victims and will provide them with information on how they can help. The committee
members developed the bystander campaign after reviewing alarming statistics that
were collected from the East Pasco County Fatality Review Team. For example, of the 17
domestic violence homicides the Team has reviewed since 2005, in over 65% of the
cases, friends, family members, or co-workers knew that the victim was being abused.
In order to reach bystanders, the group will be distributing a series of posters they
created throughout the community. If you would like to support this effort by putting up a
poster in your business or organization, please contact the Sunrise administration office
at (352) 521-3358 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Sunrise’s CFC Number: 49953
If Not Us, Who? If Not Now, When?
Each July 1 begins a new year for Sunrise and each July 1 brings changes, this year was
CEO Penny Morrill retired after 27 years of dedication and commitment to the agency.
During her tenure there were many changes to not only domestic and sexual violence
laws in our community but state wide. Many of those changes came about because of
her. It was with many tears and some laughter that the staff of Sunrise bid farewell at a
private luncheon for her on June 30!
Penny made sure that Sunrise was left in good hands. With Penny’s recommendation
and full support the Board of Directors hired Kelly Sinn, as the new CEO effective July 1.
Kelly is a familiar face with Sunrise as she has been with us for over 11 years.
Kelly began her career at Sunrise as an Advocate in the shelter. She advanced to the
Director of Outreach and soon became Chief Operating Officer before taking on the
reigns as CEO. While working fulltime with Sunrise she pursued her education and
graduated from the University of South Florida with her Bachelor and Master Degrees in
Social Work. She also obtained her state licensure as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
in 2010. She is fiercely dedicated to making a change in the lives of domestic and
sexual violence survivors in our community!
Sunrise has a new CEO - Kelly Sinn
This is the third year for our Holiday Giving Program using gift cards. The gift cards
you, our community partners, gave last year made it possible for Sunrise to provide
gift and food cards to 68 families. That translates to 12 single ladies, 57 moms and
1 dad, and 125 children that had a holiday dinner and received gifts that they might
not have had if it weren’t for your kindness and generosity.
If you would like to participate in our 2013 Holiday Giving Program (P.I.E.)
click here for more information.
|Sunrise of Pasco County Domestic Violence
and Sexual Assault Center
2013 Holiday Giving Program: P.I.E.
Peace, Independence and Empowerment!