Better Business Bureau Report for
Almost Home, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued October 2011
Better Business Bureau Report expires October 2013

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Almost Home, Inc.
Address: 3200 St. Vincent Avenue
  Saint Louis, MO 63104
Phone: 314-771-4663
Web Address:
Also known as:Almost Home
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1993, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to provide housing, stability, and a program of education, positive parenting and life skills to homeless teenage mothers and their children to prepare them for independence and responsible parenthood."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Almost Home, Inc. (AH) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Program Goals 1. Increase self-sufficiency by helping teen mothers develop a vision and plan for their future, complete educational goals, and find living wage jobs. 2. Improve level of functioning by increasing teen mothers’ self-efficacy. 3. Improve teen mothers’ well-being by helping them practice positive parenting and life skills.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, AH's program expenses were:

Almost Home 645,464
Total Program Expenses: $645,464
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Chief Executive : Rhonda Gray, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Carla Baum, Chair of the Board of Directors
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Regional Vice President, Lutheran Senior Services

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 22

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


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, membership
Fund raising costs were 8% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,178,308, 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 AH's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  
Donations 816,507
Government Grants & Fees 335,929
Gifts In Kind 25,872
Participant Fees 15,447
Interest 6
Total Income $1,193,761


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

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

Total income $1,193,761
Program expenses $645,464
Fund raising expenses 89,217
Administrative expenses 141,668
Total expenses $876,349
Income in Excess of Expenses 317,412
Beginning net assets 1,448,405
Ending net assets 1,765,817
Total liabilities 36,386
Total assets $1,802,203

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