Better Business Bureau Report for
On Our Own of Charlottesville, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued August 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires August 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: On Our Own of Charlottesville, Inc.
Address: 123 4th Street NW
  Charlottesville , VA 22903
Phone: 434-979-2440
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1991, Virginia
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To provide mutual support, self-help, advocacy, education, information, and referral services to individuals who have experienced significant problems in their life due to a mental illness, and who acknowledge this; and to advocate for positive changes within the traditional mental health system.

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Evaluation Conclusions


On Our Own of Charlottesville, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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On Our Own of Charlottesville is a peer-run organization for and by individuals who have experienced significant problems in their lives due to a mental illness. All of our programs are focused on recovery, peer support, and wellness. Our programs include: the Peer Support Center - offers support groups and educational materials and classes; PACSS - a supportive services program designed to assist people where they are - mentally and physically; PATH - our homeless outreach program designed to assist individuals with mental illness who are homeless access mental health supports; and a liaison with Western State Hospital who works with patients introducing recovery.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009, On Our Own of Charlottesville, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Salaries, payroll taxes and employee benefits 152,196
Telephone and utilities 7,498
Insurance 4,739
Depreciation 3,836
Repairs and maintenance 3,281
Real Estate tax 2,770
Office Supplies 2,713
Travel 2,500
Automobile Expense 2,272
Library books 1,914
Programs and activities 845
Interest 802
Postage and delivery 543
Trash removal 394
Pest Control 388
Total Program Expenses: $186,691
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Chief Executive : Rose Farber, Executive Director, On Our Own of Charlottesville

Chair of the Board: Roger McAniff
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Organizational Development Specialist

Board Size: 10

Paid Staff Size: 5

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


Method(s) Used:

invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, Virginia Campaign Fund
Fund raising costs were 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $226,401, 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 On Our Own of Charlottesville, Inc.'s audited financial statements - combined for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009.

Source of Funds  
Grants 212,357
Contracts 14,340
Donatioins 14,044
Other Revenue 6,873
Total Income $247,614


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 80%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative: 13% 

Total income $247,614
Program expenses $186,691
Fund raising expenses 15,557
Administrative expenses 30,183
Total expenses $232,431
Income in Excess of Expenses 15,183
Beginning net assets 196,893
Ending net assets 212,076
Total liabilities 21,099
Total assets $233,175

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