Better Business Bureau Report for
Association House of Chicago

Better Business Bureau Report issued August 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires August 2017

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Association House of Chicago
Address: 1116 N. Kedzie Avenue
  Chicago, IL 60651
Phone: 773-772-8162
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1899, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Association House of Chicago serves a multi-cultural community by providing comprehensive, collaborative and effective programs in English and Spanish. We promote health and wellness and create opportunities for educational and economic advancement.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Association House of Chicago meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Association House impacts the lives of 20,000 community members annually through direct service programs that address immediate needs and long-term goals, which are organized into five broad service areas: 1) El Cuarto Año High School: meets the needs of 155 youth, ages 17-21, who have been dropped or formally excluded from the Chicago Public School system, offering them the opportunity to earn a State Certified High School Diploma. The school provides the academic and social supports students need to pursue their long term goals. 2) Community Services: provides basic needs services, basic and secondary adult education, digital literacy and technology education, and financial and pre-employment services. 3) Child Welfare Services: as a licensed provider of services, works with families to create safe homes for youths within the custody of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Intact Family Services prevents the separation of children from their families by identifying problems and providing support to keep families together. As the only bilingual foster care provider in the community, services include child advocacy, parenting education, home visitation, therapy and case management. 4) Prevention and Educational Development: addresses the persistent physical, social, and emotional well-being needs in the community to increase health and wellness at every age. 5) Behavioral Health Services: designed to meet emotional, social, educational, developmental support needs, and primary care needs, through treatment and preventative and educational services, including: mental health and psychiatric care, substance abuse treatment, and specialized care for persons with developmental disabilities.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, Association House of Chicago's program expenses were:

Behavioral Health 5,450,177
Child welfare 2,507,627
Alternative high school 1,551,740
Prevention & education 1,184,065
Community services 652,125
Other programs 247,021
City Colleges of Chicago 50,310
Total Program Expenses: $11,643,065
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Chief Executive : Harriet Sadauskas, President

Chair of the Board: Hugo R. Rodriguez
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Real Estate, ReMax Signature

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 205

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 18% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,293,911, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Association House of Chicago's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Fees and grants from governmental agencies 10,424,669
Investment Gain 1,727,590
Foundation and Trusts 695,493
Other Charitable Contributions 428,418
United Way/Crusade of Mercy, Inc. 170,000
Program service fees 138,704
Rental Income 106,020
Miscellaneous income 42,575
Total Income $13,733,469


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 89%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 9% 

Total income $13,733,469
Program expenses $11,643,065
Fund raising expenses 231,147
Administrative expenses 1,170,482
Total expenses $13,044,694
Income in Excess of Expenses 688,775
Beginning net assets 11,897,568
Ending net assets 12,586,343
Total liabilities 7,409,975
Total assets $19,996,318

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