Better Business Bureau Report for
Star of Hope Mission

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2014

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Star of Hope Mission
Address: 6897 Ardmore
  Houston, TX 77054
Phone: 713-440-5300
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1921, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Star of Hope Mission is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women, and their children. Positive life changes are encouraged through structured programs, which focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life management, and recovery from substance abuse.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Star of Hope Mission meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Star of Hope Mission's programs focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, and life management and recovery from substance abuse. Residents are provided with individual counseling services, referrals and other assistance designed to obtain permanent housing and make lasting life changes. During 2012, Star of Hope Mission provided 615,068 meals for hungry people, 310,585 nights of shelter for men, women, and children, and 87,218 articles of clothing were given to the poor.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Star of Hope Mission's program expenses were:

Women and family emergency center 5,899,352
Transitional learning center 5,599,257
Men's development center 5,495,008
New Horizons 626,673
Total Program Expenses: $17,620,290
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Chief Executive : Henry (Hank) L. Rush, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Joseph C. Sleeth, Jr.
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney at Law, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP

Board Size: 27

Paid Staff Size: 214

*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, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, internet
Fund raising costs were 11% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $32,229,142, 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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Source of Funds  
Contributions from donors, foundations, and other grants 25,632,212
In-kind contributions 3,562,572
Special events, net of donor benefits of $612,230 1,840,424
Fees and grants from government agencies 1,193,934
Net realized and unrealized gain on marketable securities 612,230
Interest and dividends 268,265
Client fees 88,303
Miscellaneous 44,731
Net change in beneficial interest in Trees of Hope -36,032
Total Income $33,206,639


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 76%  Fund Raising: 15%  Administrative: 9% 

Total income $33,206,639
Program expenses $17,620,290
Fund raising expenses 3,393,682
Administrative expenses 2,023,205
Total expenses $23,037,177
Income in Excess of Expenses 10,169,462
Beginning net assets 38,970,986
Ending net assets 49,140,448
Total liabilities 7,940,967
Total assets $57,081,415

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0 complaint(s) closed with BBB in the last 3 years. 0 complaint(s) closed in the last 12 months.

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