Better Business Bureau Report for
Blue River Services, Inc.

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Blue River Services, Inc.
Address: 1365 Old Highway 135 NW PO Box 547
  Corydon, IN 47112
Phone: 812-738-2408
Web Address:
Also known as:Blue River Medical Transportation
Southern Indiana Transit System
Blue River Housing Corp
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1959, Indiana
Affiliates: Autumn Ridge, LP, Country Trace, LP, BR Autumn Ridge II, LLC, Blue River Housing Development Corp. , BR Country Trace II, LLC
Stated Purpose: The mission of Blue River Services, Inc. is to assist people with disabilities in realizing maximum personal growth and development in home, work and community by providing a continuum of individualized services and supports in settings least restrictive for the needs of the individual. As an adjunct to these services, whenever possible, Blue River Services, Inc. will serve the similar needs of the general community by providing services in non-segregated, community based settings which emphasize the integrated inclusion of people with disabilities into all areas of life which are enjoyed by members of the community.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Blue River Services, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Blue River Services, Inc. provides a variety of programs and services including family and children services such as Rainbow’s End Child Care, Healthy Families home visitation, First Steps System Coordination and System Point of Entry, and WIC. Services for adults with disabilities include habilitation services and sheltered workshops. BR Grafix screen print shop, Janitorial and Lawn Care Services. Employment services such as vocational evaluation and rehabilitation services, and driver’s education. Residential services including supervised group living, structured family care giving, supported living and in-home services. Affordable housing for families & seniors and accessible housing for people with disabilities are provided at Country Trace Apartments, Oakview Apartments, and Autumn Ridge Apartments. Transitional housing for victims of domestic violence is provided at Hope Manor and Jill’s House. Youth Services include emergency ad long-term shelter for children ages 6 to 18 is provided at Wyandotte House and permanent supporting housing is provided at Stepping Stones Apartments for young adult’s ages 18 to 25 that are homeless and cannot accessing traditional housing. Transportation services include route transportation to access day services for people with disabilities. Medicaid and public transportation is also provided to the community. Administrative and fiscal support services for programs provided by Blue River Services, Inc.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, Blue River Services, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Program Services 13,273,561
Total Program Expenses: $13,273,561
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Chief Executive : Daniel J. Lowe, President/CEO

Chair of the Board: Tom Paris
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Banker

Board Size: 10

Paid Staff Size: 409

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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, and membership.

In addition, Blue River Services is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 11% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $717,277, 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 Blue River Services, Inc.'s audited financial statements - consolidated for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

Ending net assets as reported below include $7,310,565 in unrestricted net assets and $5,566,467 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $12,024,327 invested in property, land, and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Government Financial Assistance & Service Fees 12,536,072
Sales Contract Revenue 1,808,068
Donated Buildings, Facilities & Equipment 381,991
Rental Revenue 338,304
Contributions 335,286
Investment Income 59,879
Other Revenue 38,250
Gain on Sale of Assets -5,054
Total Income $15,492,796


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 87%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 9%  Other Expenses: 3%

Total income $15,492,796
Program expenses $13,273,561
Fund raising expenses 81,761
Administrative expenses 1,331,821
Other Expenses 523,631
Total expenses $15,210,774
Income in Excess of Expenses 282,022
Beginning net assets 12,595,010
Ending net assets 12,877,032
Total liabilities 4,872,788
Total assets $17,749,820

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

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