Better Business Bureau Report for
Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services

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

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: Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services
Address: 400 E. Spring Street
  New Albany, IN 47150
Phone: 812-945-3400
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1986, Indiana
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services is to provide education, prevention, intervention, and treatment services for individuals of all ages, families, organizations, and communities who are presently or potentially impacted by alcohol, tobacco, or other drug abuse.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Our Place programs and services include: Early Intervention Program--offered for youths (ages 6 and up), adults and their families who are experiencing problems with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Afterschool ROCKS in Floyd County-an after school prevention program geared to 4th grade students offered primarily in an 8 week format. Program consists of social emotional learning activities, substance abuse and violence prevention components and recreational activities. Footprints for Life-- a six week prevention program for second grade students. Using puppets, students are assisted in developing valuable coping skills and developmental assets. LifeSkills, an evidence based prevention curriculum in 4th, 7th and 10th grade classrooms. THE JOURNEY--an outpatient program for adolescents ages 12-18, or adults who are in need of chemical addiction treatment. FAMILIES IN TRANSITION, helps parents facilitate positive parent-child communication and to help both parents and children to cope more effectively with problems resulting from divorce. NEW BEGINNINGS - an evidence-based program working directly with the parents of children involved in divorce or separation. The program is designed to provide tools to the parents to address multiple issues that may arise in their children's developmental process due to inter-parental conflict. FLOYD COUNTY TOBACCO PREVENTION AND CESSATION COALITION in collaboration with Floyd Memorial Hospital providing community education and policy advocacy. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE SERVICES--includes employee supervisor education and training, substance abuse assessment, urine drug screens, and referral to 10-week education/prevention programs with documentation of attendance, progress, and follow-up recommendations. COMMUNITY EDUCATION--staff available for community education on topics that include alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse, parenting, and asset development.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services's program expenses were:

Program services 611,936
Total Program Expenses: $611,936
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Chief Executive : MeriBeth Adams-Wolf, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Lynetta Mathis
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: University Of Louisville - higher education

Board Size: 8

Paid Staff Size: 14

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, and radio.

In addition, Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services is a Metro United Way member.

Fund raising costs were 2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $667,276, 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 Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services's audited financial statements - combined for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

Ending net assets as reported are unrestricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $213,809 invested in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Grant Income 587,633
United Way 41,540
Donations & Fundraisers 38,103
Client Fees 15,288
Interest Income 4
Total Income $682,568


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 90%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $682,568
Program expenses $611,936
Fund raising expenses 10,747
Administrative expenses 53,570
Total expenses $676,253
Income in Excess of Expenses 6,315
Beginning net assets 223,671
Ending net assets 229,986
Total liabilities 102,125
Total assets $332,111

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

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