Better Business Bureau Report for
ESCAPE Family Resource Center

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2015

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: ESCAPE Family Resource Center
Address: 1721 Pech Rd., Ste. 300
  Houston, TX 77055
Phone: 713-942-9500
Web Address:
Also known as:ESCAPE Family Resource Center of the Exchange Clubs of Houston
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse of Houston TX

Year, State Incorporated: 1983, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Founded in 1983 by the National Exchange Clubs, ESCAPE Family Resource Center is a privately supported, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. Our mission has remained unchanged for over 20 years: to prevent child abuse and neglect before a child is hurt by providing intervention, education, and support programs to families in crisis.

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Evaluation Conclusions


ESCAPE Family Resource Center meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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They provide child abuse prevention programs and parenting classes to families residing in the Greater Houston area (Harris and Fort Bend counties). Their courses teach families stress reduction, family safety, behavior management, communication, problem solving, and discipline skills. Multiple course variations make it possible for nearly every family composition to participate in the agency’s programs. Most courses are available in English and Spanish. In 2013, ESCAPE held 363 classes and impacted the lives of more than 5,515 adults and children in 81 locations, 8 school districts, 5 counties, in English and Spanish.

For the fiscal year ended August 31, 2013, ESCAPE Family Resource Center's program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive : Lidya K. Osadchey, Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Dennis M. Price, Chairman, Board of Director
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: EP Energy L. L. C., Vice President, Trading & Marketing

Board Size: 24

Paid Staff Size: 70

*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, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 12% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,109,937, 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 ESCAPE Family Resource Center's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Special events revenue 696,279
Contributions 413,658
Program service fees 257,432
Interest Income 2,734
Direct donor benefit costs of special events -115,028
Total Income $1,255,075


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 74%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative: 16% 

Total income $1,255,075
Program expenses $991,819
Fund raising expenses 128,173
Administrative expenses 214,043
Total expenses $1,334,035
Expenses in Excess of Income (78,960)
Beginning net assets 944,114
Ending net assets 865,154
Total liabilities 47,073
Total assets $912,227

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The BBB has processed no complaints about this organization in the past 36 months, our standard reporting period.

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