Better Business Bureau Report for
Family Service: Prevention, Education & Counseling

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2014

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Family Service: Prevention, Education & Counseling
Address: 777 Central Avenue, Suite 17
  Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: 847-432-4981
Web Address:
Also known as:Family Service of Barrington Area
Family Service of South Lake County
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Family Service of Highland Park
Highland Park Social Service Committee

Year, State Incorporated: 1930, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Family Service seeks to be the leader in providing effective, responsive and innovative programs of human services. Family service assists individuals, families and communities in positively adapting to the ever-changing landscape of today's society. It is committed to the people it serves, to advancement of the field of practice and to proactive identification and response to changing societal needs.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Family Service: Prevention, Education & Counseling meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Family Service, founded in 1930, is a community organization with a customized approach to delivering proven, high-quality senior and caregiver services, counseling for all ages, and Latino support services.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Family Service: Prevention, Education & CounselingFamily Service: Prevention, Education & Counseling 's program expenses were:

Salaries 596,480
Professional and Contract Services 184,427
Occupancy 98,537
Employee Health Benefits 71,130
Payroll taxes 54,281
Office Supplies 36,560
Local Transportation 19,181
Workers' Compensation 12,685
Telephone 11,072
Equipment Rental & Maintenance 7,419
Employee 401(k) expenses 7,316
Depreciation and Amortization 7,093
Insurance 5,913
Printing 2,921
Specific assistance to Individuals 1,734
Conferences and Conventions 1,633
Postage 1,128
Dues 550
Miscellaneous 167
Total Program Expenses: $1,120,227
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Chief Executive : Paul Dean, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Jim Utts
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President

Board Size: 21

Paid Staff Size: 31

*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
Fund raising costs were 13% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $940,783, 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 Family Service: Prevention, Education & CounselingFamily Service: Prevention, Education & CounselingFamily Service: Prevention, Education & CounselingFamily Service: Prevention, Education & CounselingFamily Service: Prevention, Education & CounselingFamily Service: Prevention, Education & Counseling 's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 418,593
Fee and Grants from Government 397,287
United Way Allocations 217,263
Client Fees 173,761
Donated Materials and Services 74,247
Special Events 50,656
Investment Income 5,541
Other Income 3,368
Unrealizaed gain (loss) on investments 1,046
Realized gain (loss) on investments -553
Total Income $1,341,209


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 87%  Fund Raising: 9%  Administrative: 4% 

Total income $1,341,209
Program expenses $1,120,227
Fund raising expenses 119,215
Administrative expenses 53,658
Total expenses $1,293,100
Income in Excess of Expenses 48,109
Beginning net assets (2,242)
Ending net assets 45,867
Total liabilities 334,873
Total assets $380,740

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