Better Business Bureau Report for
Family & Children's Place

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Family & Children's Place
Address: 2303 River Road, Suite 200
  Louisville, KY 40206
Phone: 502-893-3900
Web Address:
Also known as:Family & Children First
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Family & Children's Place
Family Place

Year, State Incorporated: 1889, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Mission Statement "To strengthen our community through research based services that heal the trauma of abuse, violence, and neglect and promote safe, healthy and stable families."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Family & Children's Place meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Family & Children’s Place programs and services include: Child & Family Services - The Family Counseling Service provides counseling for a wide variety of problems and challenges facing families including child behavior, school performance, marriage, divorce and mental health issues. Child Welfare Services that provides family preservation, family assessment, and supervised home visitation. The Visitation Center provides a safe, comfortable setting for children and parents to visit under one of two levels of supervision for up to two hours The Adolescent Treatment Program is for young people ages 10 to 17 who have sexually abused younger children. It is a unique treatment approach that involves all aspects of the youth's life including court, family, school and employment, if applicable. The parents of the youth responsible for the abuse must also participate in treatment. The Family Treatment Program is designed for families in which child sexual abuse has occurred. All members of the family, including the person responsible for the abuse, are provided individual, peer group and family therapy as well as educational and specialty experiences. Treatment is long-term and intensive, and usually lasts approximately 1½ years. Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center - The center provides comprehensive crisis services for sexually abused children and their families. Family Stabilzation Program - Helps local families remain in their residences during financial crises, at a time when the availability of affordable and safe housing is at an all-time low. Family and School Service - This is a school based service for children and parents that promotes school performance and parent involvement. HANDS - This is an intensive program directed at first-time parents. It helps optimize child development and build strong families through weekly home visitation by family support staff who share information on parenting skills and provide support service.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Family & Children's Place's program expenses were:

Child & Family Services 1,837,880
HANDS 877,443
Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center 773,803
Family Stabilization Program 681,117
Family & School Service 434,915
Children's Program 47,015
Total Program Expenses: $4,652,173
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Chief Executive : Daniel Fox, Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: William Meyer III
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Partner, Strothman & Company PSC

Board Size: 29

Paid Staff Size: 102

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, and internet appeals.

In addition, Family & Children's Place is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 13% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,590,092, 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 Family & Children First's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Ending net assets as reported below include $6,009,593 in unrestricted net assets, $1,623,116 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $1,185,845 in permanently restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported below include $9,075,870 invested in property, land, and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Service Revenues and other contracts 1,474,849
Federal financial assistance 1,301,316
Metro United Way 1,285,070
Contributions and grants 940,379
Gain on disposal of property/equipment 636,047
Gains on investments 106,883
Rental income 80,056
Special events 63,327
Investment income 42,382
Provision for uncollecitble promises to give 10,810
Increase in beneficial interest 2,249
Total Income $5,943,368


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 82%  Fund Raising: 8%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $5,943,368
Program expenses $4,652,173
Fund raising expenses 456,605
Administrative expenses 572,634
Total expenses $5,681,412
Income in Excess of Expenses 261,956
Beginning net assets 7,769,671
Other Changes in Net Assets 786,927
Ending net assets 8,818,554
Total liabilities 7,042,355
Total assets $15,860,909

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