Better Business Bureau Report for
Julia C. Hester House, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued May 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires May 2016

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: Julia C. Hester House, Inc.
Address: 2020 Solo St.
  Houston, TX 77020
Phone: 713-672-2573
Web Address:
Also known as:Hester House
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1943, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To enhance the quality of lives in Fifth Ward and the surrounding communities through programs and services promoting self-empowerment.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Julia C. Hester House, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The overall goal of the Hester House Early Childhood Services program is to foster a positive, healthy learning environment for our children and to empower our individual families. 185 children between the ages of 4 -12 participate in the Early Childhood Program each year. The Youth Empowerment Program mentors teens 13 to 17 years old encouraging self-sufficiency through academic, career and character development activities. Through supportive and case management services, the Hester House Family & Social Services program addresses immediate client needs while assessing root causes impacting the client’s ability to maintain and/or achieve self-sufficiency. An average of 3,000 families receive assistance annually from the Family & Social Services Program. Hester House’s Senior Services program empowers seniors to live independently and with dignity. Critical services for the elderly are provided in a community-based environment promoting health and nutrition, social activities, recreation and supportive services. 140 seniors participate in the Senior Services Program annually, which includes a hot, nutritious meal.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, Julia C. Hester House, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Early Childhood Services 252,258
Family and Social Services 116,848
Senior Services 113,899
Total Program Expenses: $483,005
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Chief Executive : Daisy A. Stiner, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Charles E. McCloud, Chairman
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired - Shell Oil Company

Board Size: 9

Paid Staff Size: 7

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were % of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $360,197, 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 Julia C. Hester House, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
United Way allocations 229,652
Support income 130,445
Rental income 50,312
Program income 37,499
Investment income 6,586
Other income 6,354
Special event 100
Total Income $460,948


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 79%  Fund Raising: Less than 1%  Administrative: 21% 

Total income $460,948
Program expenses $483,005
Fund raising expenses 630
Administrative expenses 128,562
Total expenses $612,197
Expenses in Excess of Income (151,249)
Beginning net assets 1,805,029
Ending net assets 1,653,780
Total liabilities 128,341
Total assets $1,782,121

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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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