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

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 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: 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 intensive 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, 2012, Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services's program expenses were:

Program services 615,537
Total Program Expenses: $615,537
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Chief Executive : MeriBeth Adams-Wolf, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Shannon Johnson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Social Worker

Board Size: 6

Paid Staff Size: 15

Staffing includes 10 full time and 5 part time employees.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

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

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

Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $655,961, 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 for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Ending net assets as reported are unrestricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $227,746 invested in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Grant income 568,959
Metro United Way 47,139
Donations and fund raisers 39,863
Client fees 18,521
Interest 5
Total Income $674,487


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 92%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $674,487
Program expenses $615,537
Fund raising expenses 9,426
Administrative expenses 48,360
Total expenses $673,323
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,164
Beginning net assets 178,549
Ending net assets 179,713
Total liabilities 176,918
Total assets $356,631

This report was originally issued in January 2013. Financial information was updated in March 2014.

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