Better Business Bureau Report for
Seven Counties 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: Seven Counties Services
Address: 101 W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard
  Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-589-8600
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1978, Kentucky
Affiliates: Bridgehaven, Volunteers of America, Wellspring, UofL Emergency Psychiatry Services, Visually Impaired Preschool (VIPS), Bingham Child Guidance, Community Coordinated Child Care, Community Living, The Morton Center, Options Unlimited, Our Lady of Peace Crossroads, St. John Center, UofL Department of Psychiatry , UofLWeisskopf Child Evaluation Center/STAR, Zoom Group Inc.
Stated Purpose: The mission of Seven Counties Services is to build healthy communities by helping individuals and families who are affected by mental illness, developmental disabilities, addictions and abuse realize their potential. The agency serves Jefferson, Henry, Bullitt, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties in Kentucky.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Seven Counties Services (SCS) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Seven Counties Services, Inc. provides planning, prevention, treatment and support services in the areas of mental health, alcohol and drug use and abuse, and developmental and intellectual disabilities. The agency serves children of all ages, adults and older adults, most through community-based (outpatient) services in Jefferson, Henry, Bullitt, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties in Kentucky. Services and programs include: --Access Services--Services include telephone screening, referral, first appointment scheduling and assessment. --Crisis Services--Crisis & Information Center--24-hour, crisis counseling and referral telephone line. The only certified suicide prevention hotline in the state (Hope Now Hotline). --Adult Services --CenterOne--Promotes recovery, self-sufficiency & empowerment of adults living with mental illness. Holistic approach to meeting people's needs using person-centered planning and employing Peer Specialists. --Alcohol & Drug Services --Jefferson Alcohol & Drug Abuse Center--An 80-bed facility that treats adults with substance abuse disorders. --Behavioral Health Services--Outpatient psychological and psychiatric resources for mental health and addiction issues. Services include counseling, therapy, education, intervention, consultation and case management. --Child & Family Services--A variety of programs to meet the unique needs of children and families facing serious emotional disabilities, physical and sexual abuse, and adolescent chemical dependency. --Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Services--Staff skilled in American Sign Language provides mental health services to adults and children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. --Developmental Services--The regional planning authority for developmental and intellectual disability services and the entry point into the community's service delivery system. --PASARR Evaluation Services--(Pre-Admission Screening and Annual Resident Review) Screening applicants/residents of nursing homes for diagnosis of mental illness, intellectual disability, traumatic brain injury, etc., so that they receive effective treatment. --Prevention Services--Services and activities that promote healthy lifestyles and that seek to stop substance abuse and violence. Services include programs for children, teens, parents and employers/ employees. --School-Based Services--early intervention and other mental health services provided to students, faculty, staff and parents in almost 120 schools throughout the region.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, SCS's program expenses were:

Mental Health 43,569,907
Trust and Agency Programs 18,005,614
Developmental Disabilities 11,401,324
Chemical Dependency 5,966,880
SCS Learning Inc. 777,401
Total Program Expenses: $79,721,126
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Chief Executive : Anthony M. 'Tony' Zipple, Sc.D., MBA, President and CEO

Chair of the Board: Judge David Holton II
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: District Court Judge

Co-Chair of the Board : Michael Ringswald - Vice Chair

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: District Court Judge

Co-Chair of the Board : Michael Ringswald

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: VP Legal Counsel, Republic Bank

Board Size: 19

Paid Staff Size: 1100

*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 invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, and internet appeals.

In addition, Seven Counties Services is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,862,836, 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 SCS's audited financial statements - consolidated for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Ending net assets as reported below include $17,755,145 in unrestricted net assets and $2,885,693 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $14,072,655 invested in property, land, and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Medicaid/Medicare 41,622,008
Federal, State and Local Grants 29,382,068
Developmental Services 22,070,451
Fee for Service 2,164,711
Other 1,862,836
Assets released from restrictions 150,320
Provision for bad debts -4,142,529
Total Income $93,109,865


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 86%  Fund Raising: Less than 1%  Administrative: 14% 

Total income $93,109,865
Program expenses $79,721,126
Fund raising expenses 117,496
Administrative expenses 12,524,606
Total expenses $92,363,228
Income in Excess of Expenses 746,637
Beginning net assets 23,183,419
Other Changes in Net Assets (3,289,218)
Ending net assets 20,640,838
Total liabilities 15,383,273
Total assets $36,024,111

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