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CHOICES, Inc. Foster Care, Independent Living & Home Based Services

A BBB Accredited Charity since 04/19/2010.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: CHOICES, Inc. Foster Care, Independent Living & Home Based Services
Phone: (937) 264-0084
Address: 1785 Big Hill Rd
Dayton, OH 45439
Report Expiration Date: September 1, 2017
Principal: Ms Shellie Stolfo, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Ms Shellie Stolfo, Executive Director - (937) 264-0084
Employees: 34 Full Time. 9 Part Time.
File Open Date: March 2007
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Charity - Children & Youth, Foster Child Care
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

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Stated Purpose

According to CHOICES, Inc. its mission is "fosters a meaningful quality of life for youth and families. We inspire hope, strengthen foundations, and enrich environments through supportive individualized services."

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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This organization provides educational services to the community related to foster care, mentoring and independent living.

For the year ended June 30, 2014, CHOICES, Inc. Foster Care, Independent Living & Home Based Services's program expenses were:

Foster care:$1,834,890

Independent living:

Home based services:

Total Program Expenses:$3,217,943


Chief Executive Officer:Shelly Stolfo, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:Brett Williford, Chair
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Big Hill Real Estate
Board Size:8
Paid Staff Size:34 Full Time. 9 Part Time.

Fund Raising

CHOICES, Inc. raises funds through special events, grant proposals, print advertisements and internet appeals.

Fund raising expenses for the year ending June 30, 2014 totaled 5.5% 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 CHOICES, Inc. Foster Care, Independent Living & Home Based Services's audited financial statement for the year ended June 30, 2014:

 Program service fees$3,773,558
 Total Income:$3,921,932
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$3,217,943 83.33%82.05%
 Fund Raising:$4,928 0.13%0.13%
 Administrative:$638,935 16.54%16.29%
 Total Expenses:$3,861,806
Excess of Income over Expenses$60,126
Ending Net Assets:$1,801,855

Notes and Comments

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Report as of February 18, 2017 14:54
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