Better Business Bureau Report for
Nicasa, NFP

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Nicasa, NFP
Address: 31979 N. Fish Lake Road
  Round Lake, IL 60073
Phone: 847-546-6450
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Northern Illinois Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

Year, State Incorporated: 1966, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Nicasa empowers and promotes healthy lifestyles to prevent and treat substance abuse, addiction, and other risky behaviors.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Nicasa, NFP meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Nicasa has been in operation since its founding in 1966. We are dedicated to our mission: Nicasa promotes healthy lifestyles to prevent and treat substance abuse, addiction, and other risky behaviors. Their programs address both the causes and effects of substance abuse and related problem behaviors. All of their services are offered in both English and Spanish, with some counseling and DUI services available in Polish and Russian. Nicasa provides treatment services to men, women, and youth. These include in-school and after school prevention programs; parent education; community outreach; Teen Court; youth early intervention and treatment; adult alcohol and other drug education and treatment; DUI and Secretary of State services; gambling intervention; gender-specific women's treatment and support services; and residential recovery services.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, Nicasa, NFP's program expenses were:

Program Services 4,240,575
Total Program Expenses: $4,240,575
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Chief Executive : Bruce Johnson, Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Michael Waller, President
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Lake County (Illinois) State's Attorney

Board Size: 22

Paid Staff Size: 97

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


Method(s) Used:

invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,849,543, 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 Nicasa, NFP's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

Source of Funds  
Fees and Grants from Governmental Agencies 3,471,489
Program Service Fees 1,359,657
Contributions 141,187
In-Kind Contributions 130,860
Net Assets released from restrictios: United Way funding and other 76,199
Special Events 29,808
Miscellaneous 7,094
Investment Income 2,455
Total Income $5,218,749


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 83%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 14% 

Total income $5,218,749
Program expenses $4,240,575
Fund raising expenses 144,411
Administrative expenses 735,745
Total expenses $5,120,731
Income in Excess of Expenses 98,018
Beginning net assets 2,097,742
Other Changes in Net Assets (6,943)
Ending net assets 2,188,817
Total liabilities 981,395
Total assets $3,170,212

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