Better Business Bureau Report for
Domestic Violence Center

Better Business Bureau Report issued October 2011
Better Business Bureau Report expires October 2013


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Charity Contact Information

Name: Domestic Violence Center
Address: 3146 Scranton Rd
  Cleveland, OH 44109
Phone: 216-651-8484
Web Address: www.domesticviolencecenter.org
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1979, Ohio
Affiliates: Bellflower Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse
Stated Purpose: From the affiliation agreement, the purpose of the organization is to break the cycle of abuse and violence in family and personal relationships by providing a continuum of services for persons of all ages who have been victims of, or at the risk of being victims of domestic violence, child abuse or other family or relationship violence.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center (DVCAC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

The Domestic Violence Center and it's affiliated partner Bellflower Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse provide the following services: Emergency Shelter to victims of domestic violence, Justice System Advocacy, Supervised Visitation, Latina Outreach, Ujima Outreach, Community Support Groups, 24-hour HELPline, Teen Prevention and Education Programs, Youth Services, Youth, Adult and Group Counseling (for survivors of abuse) and Community Education.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010, DVCAC's program expenses were:

  
Community Services 1,070,198
Shelter/Youth Services 973,369
Total Program Expenses: $2,043,567
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Linda D. Johanek, Executive Director
Compensation*: 
$88,847

Chair of the Board: Dean C. Williams
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney

Board Size: 23

Paid Staff Size: 68

*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, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 17% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $923,756, 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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Financial

              

The following information is based on DVC's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010.

Source of Funds  
Federal Grants 870,022
Contributions 766,736
Local Grants 309,730
Donated Goods 200,480
Special Events, Net 157,020
State Grants 77,949
Fees for Services 68,638
Investment Income 17,925
Other 6,850
Total Income $2,475,350


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 86%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $2,475,350
Program expenses $2,043,567
Fund raising expenses 153,586
Administrative expenses 195,319
Total expenses $2,392,472
Income in Excess of Expenses 82,878
Beginning net assets 947,105
Ending net assets 1,029,983
Total liabilities 409,566
Total assets $1,439,549


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