Better Business Bureau Report for
ReVive Center for Housing & Healing

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2015

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: ReVive Center for Housing & Healing
Address: 1668 Ogden Avenue
  Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: 312-997-2222
Web Address:
Also known as:Cathedral Shelter of Chicago
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1953, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Working with love and compassion to end homelessness in Chicago, particularly for people dealing with addiction.

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Evaluation Conclusions


ReVive Center for Housing & Healing meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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ReVive Center for Housing and Healing is the trusted not-for-profit organization that is committed to solving homelessness in Chicago. For almost 100 years, thousands of homeless individuals and their children have turned to ReVive for expert resources, award-winning programs and a compassionate place to heal and call home. ReVive is a vital resource based on Chicago’s west side, helping individuals and their families overcome chronic homelessness to gain hope and a fresh start regardless of their background.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, ReVive Center for Housing & Healing's program expenses were:

Supportive Housing 672,359
Social Services 354,599
Addiction Treatment 152,991
Total Program Expenses: $1,179,949
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Chief Executive : The Rev. John D. Seymour, Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Jeffrey D. Leach
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: retired public school administrator

Board Size: 25

Paid Staff Size: 22

*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, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,861,108, 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 ReVive Center for Housing & Healing's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 1,359,445
Fees and grants from government agencies 501,663
Thrift store revenue 163,299
Program Fees 46,609
Investment Return 23,643
Miscellaneous Income -769
Total Income $2,093,890


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 78%  Fund Raising: 8%  Administrative: 14% 

Total income $2,093,890
Program expenses $1,179,949
Fund raising expenses 129,323
Administrative expenses 214,060
Total expenses $1,523,332
Income in Excess of Expenses 570,558
Beginning net assets 762,676
Ending net assets 1,333,234
Total liabilities 1,959,431
Total assets $3,292,665

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