Better Business Bureau Report for
Community Living, Inc.

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

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: Community Living, Inc.
Address: 1040 St. Peters Howell Road
  St. Peters, MO 63376
Phone: 636-970-2800
Web Address:
Also known as:Family Support Services
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Community Living for the Handicapped
St. Charles Association for Retarded Citizens

Year, State Incorporated: 1978, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to enrich the lives of people with disabilities."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Community Living, Inc. (CLI) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Community Living is celebrating 30 years of providing life-enriching services to people with disabilities and their families in St. Charles County. Its services, including employment, recreation, residential, respite, and day habilitation, assists over 350 people annually. The agency helps people become active, contributing members of their community while leading lives filled with dignity and purpose.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010, CLI's program expenses were:

Residential Care 3,457,735
Other Programs 2,102,623
Respite Care 788,661
Total Program Expenses: $6,349,019
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Chief Executive : Barbara Griffith, President/CEO

Chair of the Board: Mark A. Hollander
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Vice President, The Sacks Group, Inc.

Board Size: 21

Paid Staff Size: 188

*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, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 17% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,524,106, 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 CLI's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010.

Source of Funds  
Residents' federal and state entitlement programs 6,407,817
St. Charles County Developmental Disabilities Resource Board 1,095,004
In-Kind Donations 215,236
Donations 213,866
Vocational Rehabilitation 77,806
Management Income 77,000
Private Pay 69,529
Miscellaneous 16,910
Interest 7,048
Loss on sale of assets -25,097
Total Income $8,155,119


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 79%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 18% 

Total income $8,155,119
Program expenses $6,349,019
Fund raising expenses 260,005
Administrative expenses 1,478,076
Total expenses $8,087,100
Income in Excess of Expenses 68,019
Beginning net assets 3,546,131
Ending net assets 3,614,150
Total liabilities 1,648,749
Total assets $5,262,899

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