Better Business Bureau Report for
Hephzibah Children's Association

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Hephzibah Children's Association
Address: 946 North Boulevard
  Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone: 708-386-8417
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1902, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Hephzibah enhances the lives of children and families through a continuum of innovative programs.

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Evaluation Conclusions


The BBB of Chicago & Northern Illinois requested but did not receive complete information on the organization’s governance and oversight, effectiveness measures, solicitation materials, donor privacy, and fundraising disclosures and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following 7Standards for Charity Accountability: 1, 5, 6, 7, 15, 18, and 19.
Hephzibah Children's Association meets the remaining 13 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Current Programs •Diagnostic Treatment Shelter – A short-term group home for children ages 3-12. The Shelter program provides a safe place for children who have been abused or neglected, who have behavioral and emotional problems that require evaluation and specialized care. •The Residence – A long-term group home for children ages 3-12. The Residence is designed for children whose emotional and behavioral difficulties require therapeutic care in a consistently stable, nurturing and supportive environment. •Family Based Services – 5 “umbrella” programs that provide support and intervention services for families struggling with various social problems. •Educational Enrichment – 3 “Academy” programs that help children reach their academic potential, through reading, the arts, and after-school tutoring. •Day Care – A nationally recognized program, our day care helps children achieve their full social, emotional, and intellectual potential.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010, Hephzibah Children's Association's program expenses were:

Program Expenses 6,039,560
Total Program Expenses: $6,039,560
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Chief Executive : Mary Anne Brown, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Mark Trinka, President, Board of Directors
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Insurance Agency Owner - McCarthy & Trinka, Inc

Board Size: 19

Paid Staff Size: 141

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


Method(s) Used:

Fund raising costs were 8% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $6,120,638, 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 Hephzibah Children's Association's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010.

Source of Funds  
Fees and grants from gov. agencies 4,857,357
Othe Revenue 1,338,734
Contributions and grants 1,156,474
Fundraising Org - United Way of Suburban Chicago 106,807
Total Income $7,459,372


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 81%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative: 13% 

Total income $7,459,372
Program expenses $6,039,560
Fund raising expenses 473,947
Administrative expenses 1,009,482
Total expenses $7,522,989
Expenses in Excess of Income (63,617)
Beginning net assets 3,779,309
Ending net assets 3,715,692
Total liabilities 1,277,527
Total assets $4,993,219

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