Better Business Bureau Report for
Southwest Chicago PADS

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

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Southwest Chicago PADS
Address: 3121 W. 71st St.
  Chicago, IL 60629
Phone: 773-737-7070
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1994, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To deliver sheltered and other services to homeless persons in need.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Southwest Chicago PADS does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability.

Standard 17: Web Site Disclosures - Include on any charity websites that solicit contributions, the same information that is recommended for annual reports, as well as the mailing address of the charity and electronic access to its most recent IRS Form 990.

Southwest Chicago PADS does not meet this Standard because the organization's website,, does not include all of the recommended information for those charity websites that solicit for donations. Specifically, it does not include:

  • Electronic access to the organization’s most recent IRS Form 990.
In addition, the BBB of Chicago & Northern Illinois requested but did not receive complete information on the organization’s donor privacy and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following Standard for Charity Accountability: 18.
Southwest Chicago PADS meets the remaining 18 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Our Daytime social services program provides intake assessments, case management, housing placement assistance, homeless prevention assistance, job search assistance,temporary identification cards. Through collaborations with other agencies we offer enrollment into affordable healthcare coverage and entitlement benefits. We also work in partnership to offer expungement services. Our Basic Services Program provides hot meals, showers, clothing and toiletries.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, Southwest Chicago PADS's program expenses were:

salaries 110,700
volunteer services 17,631
insurance 15,592
utilities 11,460
payroll taxes 10,659
food 8,957
deprectiation 8,781
transitional assistance 8,671
transportation 8,227
maintenance and repairs 4,390
telephone 4,195
Real estate taxes 1,526
postage 1,465
miscellaneous 1,051
Total Program Expenses: $213,305
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Chief Executive : Karyn Perkins, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Deborah Wohler
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Administrative Assistant, Holy Cross Hospital

Co-Chair of the Board : Walter Gillespie

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Executive Director, Center of Higher Development

Board Size: 9

Paid Staff Size: 4

*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
Fund raising costs were 3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $242,128, 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 Southwest Chicago PADS's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

Source of Funds  
grants 141,000
donations 52,455
direct fundrasing 48,673
misc. income 8,358
interest income 22
rental income -15,913
Total Income $234,595


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 84%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 13% 

Total income $234,595
Program expenses $213,305
Fund raising expenses 6,456
Administrative expenses 33,355
Total expenses $253,116
Expenses in Excess of Income (18,521)
Beginning net assets 152,080
Ending net assets 133,559
Total liabilities 192,243
Total assets $325,802

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