Better Business Bureau Report for
Wesley House Community 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. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Wesley House Community Services
Address: 5114 Preston Highway
  Louisville, KY 40213
Phone: 502-968-8231
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1903, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Founded in 1903, Wesley House is a 110-year old organization that provides affordable child care for working parents, intervention programs for young people at risk, computer training, workforce development for those who want to enter the workforce, English as a Second Language, Spanish as a Second Language, a Health Foods Program including a Fresh Produce Initiative. The organization’s mission is to "help people help themselves." Wesley House also creates opportunities for the business community through the establishment of LaCamara, the Chamber of People of All Colors. The mission of LaCamara is to promote the continued growth and development of business between member companies and organizations while upholding the highest standards of conduct, referrals, and excellence combined with ways to give back to the community through support of services at Wesley House Community Services.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Wesley House Community Services meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Wesley House offers a variety of programs to low-income residents in distressed neighborhoods of Metro Louisville, as follows: Weskids Child Development Center - provides safe and affordable early childhood education to children six weeks to 12 years old. The program offers healthy menus and nutrition curriculum in accordance with the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The Youth Brigade Academy is designed to break the cycle of poverty and sterotypes and to motivate youth ages 6 - 18 toward self improvement by increasing their academic achievement, building self-esteem, personal character, and confidence. Activities include: tutoring and homework assistance, health and fitness training, dance, crafts, computer training, music summer camp, regimen drills, recreational acitivties. Youth also participate in the Every 1 Reads Program. Louisville Works --an eight-week computer training program designed to help individuals with low income become economically stabe and self-sufficients. Activities include: Computer instruction in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) Domestic & Family Violence Education, Financial Literacy, English as a Second Language, education, professional and job development training, support and advocacy for women moving from welfare to work. The program also provides internships where particpants learn bulk-mail techniques, data processing, professional phone skills and customer service. Wesley House provides a Child Care Development Training in collaboration with the Cabinet for Families and Children. Individuals who receive subsidies participate in a 8-week class that prepares them to open a childcare center of work in the childcare industry. Wesley Wear House is a gently used store that provides clothing and household items to area residents. The store is staffed by volunteers that assist residents in selecting quality items at reasonable prices. The program also provides professional attire and clothing to individuals and families that participate in other agency services. In addition to these programs, Wesley House works in close collaboration with other social service agencies to broaden the area of services it provides. As a member of the Louisville Asset Building Coalition, Wesley House offers volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) to low-income residents. English as A Second Language and G.E.D. classes are provided through a partnership with Jefferson County Public Schools. The Parent Advocate Program, a collaboration with the Cabinet for Families and Children assists parents that have had their children taken into protective custody to be reunited with their families. In addition, Wesley House Community Services provides services for the Immigrant community of Metro Louisville. Wesley House is a partner of the Greater Louisville Inc. Hispanic/Latino Coalition and provides bilingual services for non-English speaking constituents in all of it services. Wesley House has also established a Wesley House Hispanic/Latino Advisory Council to insure that the needs of the Hispanic/Latino Community are met. Wesley House has also integrated English as a Second Language to insure that clients have the opportunity to learn English while working toward self-sufficiency.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Wesley House Community Services's program expenses were:

Day Care Program 400,953
Louisville Works Program 83,416
Youth Programs 75,344
Total Program Expenses: $559,713
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Chief Executive : Dr. Renee Campbell, President/CEO

Chair of the Board: Mr. Jim Roberts
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Engineer - United Parcel Services

Co-Chair of the Board : Mr. Ray Hammock

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired US Navy

Board Size: 12

Paid Staff Size: 18

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Fund raising methods include direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, grant proposals, internet, door to door, cause-related marketing, and membership.

In addition, Wesley House Community Services is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 25% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $294,461, 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 Wesley House Community Service’s audited financial statements for the year that ended June 30, 2012.

Ending net assets as reported below include $223,096 in unrestricted net assets , $256,249 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $225,000 in permanently restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $324,454 invested in property, land, and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Program service fees 247,262
Metro United Way 170,727
Contributions 73,245
Grants and contracts 43,892
Government support 42,374
Investment income 13,582
Special events 8,115
Retail sales 7,193
Realized/Unrealized gain on investments -756
Total Income $605,634


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 74%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative: 16% 

Total income $605,634
Program expenses $559,713
Fund raising expenses 72,790
Administrative expenses 122,153
Total expenses $754,656
Expenses in Excess of Income (149,022)
Beginning net assets 855,602
Other Changes in Net Assets (2,235)
Ending net assets 704,345
Total liabilities 47,219
Total assets $751,564

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

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