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Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley

A BBB Accredited Charity since 05/31/2010.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley
Phone: (937) 223-7217
Fax: (937) 222-6750
Address: 922 W Riverview Ave
Dayton, OH 45402
Report Expiration Date: August 1, 2017
Original Business Start Date: January 1921
Principal: Ms. Laura Roesch, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Ms. Laura Roesch, Executive Director - (937) 223-7217
Incorporated: January 1967, OH
Employees: 83 Full Time. 28 Part Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Adoption Services, Child Care Centers, Family Planning - Abortion Alternatives, Food Products, Foster Child Care, Immigration & Naturalization Consultants, Marriage, Family, Child, Individual Counselors, Motivational & Self Improvement Training, Senior Citizens Service Organization
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

Miami Valley Family Care Center
Beginnings, The Adoption Center
Erma's Family House Visitation Center
Supporting Attachment & Families Effectively (SAFE)

Stated Purpose

According to Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, its mission "strengthens individuals and families through actions of faith, service and charity."

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.

BBB Charity Seal Participation

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Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley provides social services to people and communities in the Miami Valley. The organization services include adoption, foster care, pregnancy counseling, child day care, mental health and family counseling, preventive mental health and parenting education. Other services include a food pantry for the poor and hungry, family visitation center, respite caregivers of the elderly and Teen ParentLink to assess newly parenting teens. With the Ohio Department of Aging, the organization provides PASSPORT and COMCARE/RSS through the Sidney Office to keep the ill low income older population in their own home.

For the year ended December 31, 2013, Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley's program expenses were:

PASSPORT and ComCare:$9,658,612


Counseling of clients:
Total Program Expenses:$16,896,288


Chief Executive Officer:Laura Roesch, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:Anna Jones Monnett
Board Size:20
Paid Staff Size:83 Full Time. 28 Part Time.

Fund Raising

Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley raises funds through direct mail appeals, special events, print advertisements, grant proposals and planned giving.

Fund raising expenses for the year ending December 31, 2013 totaled 10% of related contributions.

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.


According to Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley's IRS Form 990 for the year ended December 31, 2013:

 Fees and services$14,369,084
 Total Income:$17,539,420
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$16,896,288 95.59%96.33%
 Fund Raising:$322,423 1.82%1.84%
 Administrative:$457,882 2.59%2.61%
 Total Expenses:$17,676,593
Excess of Income over Expenses$-137,173
Ending Net Assets:$5,556,486

Notes and Comments

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Additional Contact Information

Additional Addresses
1201 Fairington Dr
Sidney, OH  45365

4100 W Third St
PO Box 326 Bldg 401
Dayton, OH  45428

1046 Brown St.
Dayton, OH  45409

Report as of July 28, 2016 08:24
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