Better Business Bureau Report for
Center for Lay Ministries

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 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: Center for Lay Ministries
Address: 214 E. Maple St.
  Jeffersonville, IN 47131
Phone: 812-282-0063
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1971, Indiana
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission and purpose of the Center for Lay Ministries is to provide services to vulnerable populations in the local community with compassion, dignity and respect.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Center for Lay Ministries meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Center for Lay Ministries programs and services include: Food Pantry-in house for Clark County residents Emergency Financial Assistance--CLM will assist with utility bills, prescriptions, rent, identity assistance (birth certificates, ect) and other miscellaneous items on an individual basis. Food Delivery--The food delivery program gives food to any low-income person over the age of 60 or any age individual that is disabled or has limited or no transportation and is a resident of Clark County. Christmas Basket Program--This program provides a festive holiday meal to low-income families. Bliss House The Bliss House is a half-way house for women in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Bliss Too Transitional housing for women in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Alumna Association Graduates of the Bliss House Program who lend support to each other to achieve long term sobriety.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Center for Lay Ministries's program expenses were:

Program services 305,576
Total Program Expenses: $305,576
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Chief Executive : Gregory Henderzahs, Interim Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Virginia Klemens
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired School Teacher

Board Size: 25

Paid Staff Size: 5

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, and cause-related marketing.

In addition, the Center of Lay Ministries is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $218,560, 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 Center for Lay Ministries's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Ending net assets as reported below include $412,352 in unrestricted net assets and $492,888 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $730,181 invested in property, land, and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and grants 191,050
User fees 84,654
Fundraisers and benefits 27,510
Miscellaneous income 642
Sale of fixed assets 217
Interest income 213
Total Income $304,286


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 88%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $304,286
Program expenses $305,576
Fund raising expenses 12,181
Administrative expenses 29,504
Total expenses $347,261
Expenses in Excess of Income (42,975)
Beginning net assets 948,215
Ending net assets 905,240
Total liabilities 3,885
Total assets $909,125

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