Better Business Bureau Report for
Bridges to a New Day, nfp

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2018

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Bridges to a New Day, nfp
Address: 215 Romeo Road
  Romeoville, IL 60446
Phone: 815-838-2690
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2004, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Bridges to a New Day is to provide prevention, intervention and educational services which foster non-violence in the lives of children and adults.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Bridges to a New Day, nfp meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Their goal is to provide this underserved community with a low cost counseling resource that empowers community members to overcome their life crisis in a manner that promotes positive mental health. They strive to help children overcome the negative affects domestic violence has on their lives; to learn to deal with the aftermath of divorce; to learn to cope with the loss of a love one; to develop positive self-esteem so they are able to achieve their school potential; and to learn to cope with other life crisis in a manner that promotes a healthy lifestyle. They strive to help our adults to learn to deal with the affects unhealthy choices have made on their lives; to deal with depression issues; to deal with the loss of a loved one and to empower them to reach their potential both a work or home. And they strive to empower families to learn to interact and communicate in a healthy manner that promotes positive life style choices. The counseling services are provided to primarily low and moderate income level families and individuals (adults and children). They provided an in-school counseling group to children not eligible for school services. Over the years, they have proved services to over clients in the counseling program. The free domestic violence counseling services are provided only to victims and their children. They have provided services to over victims and their children.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, Bridges to a New Day, nfp's program expenses were:

Darlene's Program 36,540
Counseling Program 35,523
Domestic Violence Program 25,542
Total Program Expenses: $97,605
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Chief Executive : Carolyn Khan, Executive Director

Highest Paid Executive: Karen Olalde,Clinical Director
Compensation*: $24,459

Chair of the Board: Rebecca Ledar
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Election Analyst for the Will County Clerk.

Board Size: 5

Paid Staff Size: 6

*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, cause-related marketing, trainings; on line store
Fund raising costs were 4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $130,104, 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 Bridges to a New Day, nfp's IRS Form 990-EZ for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 130,104
Program Service 36,503
Net income -9,218
Total Income $157,389


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 88%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $157,389
Program expenses $97,605
Fund raising expenses 5,491
Administrative expenses 7,537
Total expenses $110,633
Income in Excess of Expenses 46,756
Beginning net assets 71,605
Ending net assets 118,361
Total liabilities 3,007
Total assets $121,368

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