Better Business Bureau Report for
Good Shepherd Children & Family Services

Better Business Bureau Report issued April 2011
Better Business Bureau Report expires April 2012

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: Good Shepherd Children & Family Services
Address: 1340 Partridge Ave.
  ST. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: 314-854-5700
Web Address:
Also known as:Good Shepherd
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Marian Hall
Villa Maria
Fr. Dunne's Newsboys Hom
Catholic Services for Children & Youth
St. Joseph's Home & Family Services

Year, State Incorporated: 2007, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to connect children with families and keep families connected."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Good Shepherd Children & Family Services (GSCFS) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Good Shepherd Children & Family Services’ programs provide services to prevent separation of children from families (Expectant Parent, Youth/Family Mentoring) and to support children (ages 0-21) who are in foster care (Foster Care Case Management, Residential Care and Adoption), with the goal to connect them to permanent, safe families. It works to keep the children in our care safe, to help them heal, to provide them with the skills for self-care and connect them with those who will provide support throughout their lives.

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

Programs 2,902,000
Total Program Expenses: $2,902,000
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Chief Executive : Jennifer Prior , Interim Director

Chair of the Board: Michael Evans
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Partner- Anders, Minkler & Diehl, LLP

Board Size: 23

Paid Staff Size: 91

*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, planned giving arrangements, Personal Contact
Fund raising costs were 13% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,297,000, 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 GSCFS's audited financial statements - consolidated for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010.

Source of Funds  
Government fees and grants 1,167,000
Fees and services 807,000
Temp restricted contributions 731,000
Contributions, pledges, bequests and grants 566,000
Temp restricted net investment gains 57,000
Investment income 50,000
Total Income $3,378,000


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 80%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 16% 

Total income $3,378,000
Program expenses $2,902,000
Fund raising expenses 165,000
Administrative expenses 596,000
Total expenses $3,663,000
Expenses in Excess of Income (285,000)
Beginning net assets 6,553,000
Ending net assets 6,268,000
Total liabilities 1,668,000
Total assets $7,936,000

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