Better Business Bureau Report for
Seven Counties Services

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 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: 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: Bingham Child Guidance, Bridgehaven, Community Coordinated Child Care, Community Living, The Morton Center, Options Unlimited, Our Lady of Peace Crossroads, St. John Center, UofL Department of Psychiatry, UofL Emergency Psychiatry Services, UofL Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center/STAR, Visually Impaired Preschool (VIPS), Volunteers of America, Wellspring, 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. 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. --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 or mental retardation 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 100 schools throughout the region.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, SCS's program expenses were:

Mental Health 52,049,715
Trust & Agency Programs 18,264,842
Developmental Disabilities 11,865,618
Chemical Dependency 7,536,595
SCS Learning 631,644
Total Program Expenses: $90,348,414
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Chief Executive : Dr. Anthony M. 'Tony' Zipple, President/CEO

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

Co-Chair of the Board : Brandon White

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Vice President - Insurance

Board Size: 22

Paid Staff Size: 1400

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Primary sources of revenue include a contract with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health Services (Department for Mental Health/Mental Retardation Services and Division of Substance Abuse) and billings from Medicaid and Medicare. The agency also receives revenues from federal, state, and local grants and from private pay and commercial insurance.

In addition, Seven Counties Services also receives funding from Metro United Way to fund in part programs at the Crisis and Information Center and at the Jefferson Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center (JADAC) SCS receives a grant from the WHAS Crusade for Children to partially fund early intervention programs in the Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities.

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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 for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Ending net assets as reported below are unrestricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $15,468,685 invested in property, land, and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Medicaid 45,188,023
Federal State Local Grants 29,486,390
KY Dept for Behavioral Health, Developmental & Intellectual Diabilities 20,998,197
Private pay and commercial insurance 2,130,298
Other 1,970,699
Medicare 1,068,762
Total Income $100,842,369


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 89%  Fund Raising: Less than 1%  Administrative: 11% 

Total income $100,842,369
Program expenses $90,348,414
Fund raising expenses 77,840
Administrative expenses 10,680,909
Total expenses $101,107,163
Expenses in Excess of Income (264,794)
Beginning net assets 20,821,609
Other Changes in Net Assets (55,896)
Ending net assets 20,500,919
Total liabilities 14,896,312
Total assets $35,397,231

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

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