Better Business Bureau Report for
Council on Child Abuse of Southern Ohio, Inc.

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

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Council on Child Abuse of Southern Ohio, Inc.
Address: 4440 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 118
  Cincinnati, OH 45242
Phone: (513) 936-8009
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1978, Ohio
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Council on Child Abuse was established in 1978 as Parents Anonymous of Southwestern Ohio, Inc. the goal of the organization was to provide preventive support programs for abusive, potentially abusive, or stressed parents.

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BBB Accreditation


A BBB Accredited Charity since 07/22/2008.

BBB has determined that in addition to meeting BBB's 20 Standards for Charity Accountability, Council on Child Abuse of Southern Ohio, Inc. adheres to the BBB Code of Business Practices, which includes a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any complaints.  Charities that display the BBB Accredited Charity Seal pay a fee for review / monitoring and for support of BBB's services to the public.
BBB accreditation does not mean that the charity's programs or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB or that BBB has made a determination as to the charity's competency in performing services.
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Evaluation Conclusions


Council on Child Abuse of Southern Ohio, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Council on Child Abuse (COCA) offers different programs and services to help prevent child abuse throughout the local community. COCA’s Protect and Comfort Infants Prevention Initiative educates target audiences in the community about the dangers of shaking babies and offers practical suggestions for caring for infants in ways that are protective and nurturing. Through School-Based Personal Safety Programs the organization provides a variety of child abuse and peer abuse prevention workshops for school personnel, parents, and students in kindergarten through 12th grade in the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton areas. The Parent Helpline allows parents to call the organization for support, parenting tips, or just to talk to someone. Through Community Education Programs COCA conducts a variety of activities to promote public awareness of child abuse and its prevention. Staff members are available to provide trainings, consultations, and presentations to schools, community groups, and professionals.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, Council on Child Abuse of Southern Ohio, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Professional Education Program Services 353,214
Total Program Expenses: $353,214
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Chief Executive : Ms. Eve Pearl, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Ms. Tracy Homan
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Owner/Director, Discovery World

Board Size: 14

Paid Staff Size: 12

*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 fundraising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, Internet
Fundraising costs were 9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $260,859, are donations received as a result of fundraising activities.)
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Tax Status


This charity 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 Council on Child Abuse of Southern Ohio, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 84,711
Special Events Revenue 43,152
Consultation Fees 30,182
Donated Property and Services 23,305
Investment Income 47
Total Income $181,397


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $181,397
Program expenses $353,214
Fund raising expenses 28,872
Administrative expenses 31,690
Total expenses $413,776
Expenses in Excess of Income (232,379)
Beginning net assets 453,050
Ending net assets 368,342
Total liabilities 21,567
Total assets $389,909

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