Better Business Bureau Report for
Home of the Innocents, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2016

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Home of the Innocents, Inc.
Address: 1100 East Market St.
  Louisville, KY 40206
Phone: 502-596-1000
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1880, Kentucky
Affiliates: HOTI Realty, LLC, HOTI Realty II, LLC, HOTI Realty Holdings, Inc.
Stated Purpose: The Home of the Innocents provides comprehensive child and family services for abandoned, abused, neglected and medically fragile children and youth, as well as services to children with autism. Programs include emergency and long term residential treatment, individual and family counseling, foster care, skilled nursing care, and Open Arms Children's Health - a one-stop shop for pediatric medical care, including medical, dental, radiology, hearing, vision and behavioral health.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Home of the Innocents, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Home’s programs and services include: • A comprehensive pediatric medical clinic including 12 exam rooms, 3 dental operatories, dental radiology, laboratory, digital radiology, audiology and behavioral health serving as a model for an integrated healthcare model in our community. – • The Advanced Therapy Center with an indoor heated therapy pool, land-based therapy spaces and a large therapy court / gymnasium. • The not-for-profit Village Pharmacy, providing prescription medications for all children in the Home’s programs, as well as medically fragile children, children in out-of-home care and special needs children throughout our community. • The Harry & Jeannette Weinberg Academy providing three classrooms staffed by Jefferson County Public Schools for children at the Home of the Innocents. • A 72-bed crisis care treatment program, which provides residential care to abused and neglected children. • A 22-bed residential services program for girls, with specialty services for teenage mothers, to assist young women in becoming self-sufficient young adults and parents. • Home To Home Services including: 1. Independent living program to provide a supervised apartment experience for young people; 2. Aftercare support to parenting and non-parenting adolescents who are locating to community based independent living; 3. Service coordination and in-home therapeutic support services providing case management and child and family daily living skills training for children at risk of psychiatric hospitalization or removal from their families by a state agency, including services in Southern Indiana; 4. Services for families and children afflicted with autism and other developmental disabilities, primarily using emotional, cognitive, and behavioral therapies, including services in Southern Indiana. • Therapeutic foster care designed to train and support foster parents caring for challenging children, including services in Southern Indiana and the Bluegrass region in Kentucky. • A 76-bed pediatric convalescent center, which provides skilled nursing care for medically fragile children with chronic health problems requiring either short or long term care, as well as respite care for families who are caring for their medically fragile children at home.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, Home of the Innocents, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Pediatric convalescent center 14,806,244
Crisis care services 4,959,503
Outpatient services 4,688,400
Home to home services 3,237,472
Therapeutic loving foster care 1,103,983
Residential services 896,162
Total Program Expenses: $29,691,764
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Chief Executive : Gordon S. Brown, Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Kathy Pellegrino
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: retired former legal counsel with Humana

Board Size: 32

Paid Staff Size: 525

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, internet, and planned giving arrangements.

In addition, Home of the Innocents is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 10% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $6,636,562, 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 Home of the Innocents, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

Ending net assets as reported below include $61,345,556 in unrestricted net assets, $664,901 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $2,893,587 in permanently restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $45,555,619 in property, land, and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Service revenues 25,463,205
Contributions and bequests 4,098,529
Grants 2,254,017
Investment income 680,531
Gain on sale of investments 592,065
Unrealized gain on investments 430,841
Special events revenue 284,016
Other operating revenue 233,947
Change in value of split-interest agreements -6,940
Total Income $34,030,211


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 91%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $34,030,211
Program expenses $29,691,764
Fund raising expenses 671,621
Administrative expenses 2,276,386
Total expenses $32,639,771
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,390,440
Beginning net assets 63,513,604
Other Changes in Net Assets 1,500,000
Ending net assets 66,404,044
Total liabilities 22,427,329
Total assets $88,831,373

This report was originally issued in December 2014. Financial information was updated in April 2016.

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